14 Parks near Desert Hot Springs, California
Oct 2015 - $15.00
This was an overnight stop over on our way to Mesa, AZ from the California coast. Arrived on Sunday and the office is closed. Packet was waiting for us - but the map is none to clear and street markings aren't that great. Very tight driving in the park - especially making turns. I'm sure that for an extended stay it would be fine, but for an overnight I wouldn't recommend it. - PugetSound
Apr 2015 - $50.00
Overall the park is clean. 30 minutes from any shopping. Water quality bad - buy bottled water. Dog park at the entrance of park - you have to leave park to walk dog. Not very well run no shade to be seen. The park is quiet. The pools were ok but need some sprucing up. A lot of park models for sale. We would not come back here. - Bear12
Jan 2015 - $40.00
Efficient and friendly check-in at this 55+ park. 20 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Nightly rate of $ 40 (as first time visitors), otherwise $ 50. Very spacious sites with concrete sitting area. No separate buildings for restrooms and showers, these are only available in clubhouse (closed after 10 PM).
Four hot pools and very large pool area, crowded during some hours of the day. Many activities. The free WiFi was the best we encountered during our vacation so far. Slower connection during evening hours due to lots of active private networks, but no sudden disconnections. - Bluesbirdy
Jan 2016 - $15.00
We love this park and all the happy people that work and play there. But the park is looking old and needs a facelift, paint job, concrete pad makeovers and pool area clean up.
Lots of activities. - John WD Smith
Jan 2016 - $7.00
As this is our "Home Park" we stay there at least a couple of times a year. We like the park for its hot mineral springs pools and spas, its view of the mountains, its quiet location and its location to the many small towns of the Coachella Valley, ie: Palm Springs, Indian Wells, etc. They have opened up the park to the public and accept Passport America for half off their $45 public rate. The sites are desert sand back-in with full hookups including cable tv. No picnic table or firepit. You can use propane fire pits. Wi-Fi is available at a cost. The park does have a lot of amenities in addition, ie: bochee ball, pickle ball, horseshoe courts, a small store offering sandwich specials and evening diner specials. - Michael Kibler
Jan 2016 - $23.00
Absolutely loved our stay here, we have been here before and have enjoyed it every time. Very friendly snowbirds during the winter, kind, generous, and thoughtful.
We especially enjoy the hot pools. There are two pool areas, both with a large swimming pool (water temp is about 90 degrees) and also a hot spa. They have many planned water activities to enjoy in the larger upper pool which allows soaking in the lower pool for those not interested. They allow water noodles in the pool and sell them for $3 at the camp store. The Hot Spring water is cycled through the spas throughout the day, they put chlorine in the water, but it is not noticeable nor does it smell at all. I appreciate that because I love to go in the water several times a day and my skin is much happier without chlorine.
Several days a week you can get a burger or sandwich in the camp store at lunch time and several nights a week you can have dinner in the upper community room - such as spaghetti or BBQ for about $7.00.
There are a few park models that can be rented but it is mostly all RVs. Putt-putt golf course, pickle ball, bocci ball, and many organized activities.
About 10 miles away is a Costco and Walmart in Sun City as well as a variety of restaurants. This park is also located about 6 miles from Desert Hot Springs city which is much smaller and more remote.
I really appreciate that you can drive around and pick your campsite when you arrive. We prefer a sunny site and there are plenty of both sunny and shady sights. There is a small dog area with grass which is centrally located. The park is surrounded by desert and trails and enclosed with large trees to provide wind protection.
LOVE the hot pools! - Celeste T
Dec 2013 - $14.00
The $14 daily rate is based on the monthly rate we paid. This RV park is an older park with limited spaces for travelers. It is excellently managed by the on-site managers, who work tirelessly to keep the grounds and facilities immaculate. We particularly enjoyed the hot spring fed hot tubs and the pool, the water is crystal clear, cleaner than anything we have ever seen. There is a strong sense of community in this park but you don't feel pressured to take part if you want your privacy. There are also planned events if you wish to take part, and the social committee issues a regular newsletter to everyone on site. It is securely gated and never once did we feel unsafe. We stayed here for 5 weeks in a quiet site away from Corkill Road and we plan to return to this park for sure. - User3357
Dec 2013 - $30.00
Staff was extremely friendly, and pool and bathrooms although old were clean..No place to park out of the way while attempting to register without blocking a full time mobile home owners driveway. One resident had us move twice even before getting to the office 20 feet away. Then the full time mobile home neighbor close to the only site available for a week started griping and giving us crusty looks before we were even able to back into our site. We smiled and waved and told him we would be out of his way momentarily...he grumbled and drove off. It seemed those residents are not happy with RV's pulling in and out which appears to be a more recent choice of the new ownership. The park is old with too many resident cars that look like they haven't budged in months (all flat tires). Roads are really too tight for 40ft class A... narrow with way too many obstacles waiting around some hidden corner. Bars on windows in the whole neighborhood outside of the park, including the park office was our first head's up that we might want to stay elsewhere. After attempting to get the rig around the corner and dealing with the not friendly neighbors we informed the office we would not be staying. - GOERV
Oct 2013 - $40.00
This is hard to rate because services are fine. The main thing to know is this is not an RV park, but an older mobile home park where they put RVs on unoccupied mobile home sites. This provides pretty roomy decomposed gravel spaces. The office is only open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 10-2 in the off season. When we arrived Tuesday we were met at the locked gate and directed to the assigned spot and told come to the office the next day. Manager was very nice the next day, but we had to wait a day to get the Wi-Fi code, which works well. It is an okay place to hang out and about a 20 minute drive to Palm Springs across the freeway, where you will want to go for restaurants and amenities. The mineral pool and three mineral spas are very nice. - Dayle Tedrow
Feb 2016 - $23.00
Very nice and helpful staff. The 3 mineral pools offered different temperatures. The mineral water was very relaxing with no odor. Will definitely return. Open, gravel sites. Easy to navigate with adequate space in roadways which were in good condition. - Roadtrip2
Jan 2016 - $23.00
Spaces were about average for a private place. We were on an end so had more room on our patio side. Sites were easy to back into and were fairly level. We were able to walk our dog through a row of empty sites. However, if the place was full, I believe it would have been difficult to find a good walk area for the dog. They offer many extras, like ice cream socials, dinner on Thursdays, bingo and breakfast cinnamon rolls, which seemed nice, especially if you are there for a longer time. Very reasonably priced coin laundry, room was also clean and safe. The view surrounding the area is very nice, mountains all around. It is placed in a good location for going either to Palm Springs or Palm Desert. Check in was easy and personnel were friendly. We would stay here again. - dorcol
Nov 2015 - $10.00
This is a beautiful park and very well kept. We didn't have time to use the pools but have reservations to go in February and can't wait to try them out. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. - mgalex
Sep 2012 - $71.00
They raise the rent to help upgrade the park but have yet to see any upgrades. Wi-Fi was available when we first got there but now there is no Wi-Fi. Water goes off randomly anywhere from minutes to a day or more. Electric is outrageous as you pay more for park fees than the actual electric usage. They do have a wonderful pool and mineral spa. It works for a night or so, after that the problems will be plentiful. They do have a dog park but mine ended up with kennel cough as the area is not cleaned up. - User2618
Feb 2012 - $50.00
The worst we have seen, especially for the money and, cash only. Very old, small and tight. Our 40' hung over onto the very poor pavement. Very tight spaces and if host hadn't helped, we would not have been able to get into our space. The website claims they have cable TV, but they don't. Redeeming factor is their Wi-Fi, it is the best we have seen in past few months. Mostly permanent or very long term tenants. Didn't know they had a spa or pool until after we left, and happened to see that on their website. Won't be back, especially due to the price. - RDA
Jan 2012 - $50.00
This park is a work in progress since the management is fairly new and the park needed a lot of improvement. We came to this park in Sept. 2011 due to my husband having temporary employment in the area. We fell in love with it quickly. The management is great, the natural hot springs pool and spa are at the right temperature to be enjoyed at any time of the day or evening. The laundry, restrooms, and showers are kept clean. There is a nice sunny clubhouse where they have Wednesday coffees, happy hours, and lovely dinners for the tenants during the holidays. We loved it so much that we bought a trailer and paid yearly lot rent so that we can enjoy our retirement years here and be a part of this wonderful community park. The people are very friendly and helpful with information on the area's sites. I would recommend this park to anyone wanting to stay 1 night or longer. More than likely you will decide to extend your stay. - User2618
Dec 2013 - $33.00
Great park to spend the winter in! This park is a mobile home park with large accessible RV sites available. They have hot mineral pools, a large pool at 90°F, two enclosed pools at 100°F and 104°F, a cool pool, and a sauna. Also a laundromat, library and club house with monthly activities. They have daily rates but this park is really set up for monthly or seasonal stays. We come here every year to "winter over" and love it and the family of people here. - GMR
Feb 2013 - $30.00
This is an age 55+ mobile home park that has a few RV spaces available. Call ahead. Office hours are limited. They have a large warm mineral water swimming pool and a few smaller hot water pools. We did not try their WiFi, which their website says that they have. - Ken from San Diego
May 2007 - $35.00
I stayed here for 1 month and left ASAP! This is a disgusting place. Fully equipped with corrupt sleazy management and all the white trash, drug trafficking you can handle. Do yourself and others and don't experience this place. - daveer
Jun 2011 - $45.00
This is an unusual park because it is combined with a mobile home park where people live permanently. That is actually a good thing. People can ask locals other than a park manager, where good shopping, etc., is. Also, some people leave their rigs here all year (parked in storage) and return by car every year. Most of the RV'ers we saw this winter were from Canada and returned to the area because they loved golf or the local casinos, or just the desert, which was lovely. I also liked that there were walking paths out into the desert behind the park, accessible through the side gate, and the scenery here was real, not landscaped. The park pool is large and the spa big enough for 20 or so people. The clubhouse is nice, too, with a kitchen and room for the nightly card games our group held. It has a pool table and room to read, with books to take out and leave some if you want. A nice, friendly place. Management was not really very friendly, but the people at the park made up for it. It's a short walk to a shopping center with a Vons, K-Mart, and Starbucks, so you don't have to drive everywhere. - dhsbrenda
Apr 2015 - $50.00
A quirky, fun place to relax. Our second time, so likely we'll go back as it's close for us. Hard to rate high because it's very old and a lot is original, plus their customer service has a lot to be desired. Spots are so narrow, many new larger RVs won't fit in the space between the concrete pad and electrical on the other side.
What we liked: Easy to get in, can pick your own spot, they drain the hot tubs every night so they don't use chemicals (though think they should not allow small kids in them, saw a few, ugh), just low key atmosphere and they don't seem to nit-pick. Sauna and steam rooms were nice and working, and grounds were pretty and spacious if you have a big group.
What we did not like: They won't allow ANY reservations for a specific spot or saving. It was important to our group to camp together for meal preps, kids, etc. and even after the first person arrived and offered to PAY for the other couple of spots, they would NOT allow any "saving" of spots in any way. Are they trying to be difficult and piss people off? We get that they don't want to start assigning spots and have to reserve, but why not let the first to arrive PAY and put things in that site so others realize it's taken? We'd hate to accidentally take a spot right between a group because we didn't know any better. Easy fix, but they seem stubborn and don't care. Only solution is everyone arrive at the same time, and that is not always possible.
We loved visiting the nearby (as in 10 min at most) Cabot's Pueblo Museum. Interesting, informative, and neat grounds. We were there 2 hours. Area has a lot of hiking, and the Palm Springs Tram would be fun to take up. - Dank
Apr 2015 - $43.00
So many have raved about this place but we found it marginally acceptable. Sites are all gravel and not level. Tenters are allowed in any site so we were encircled by tenters, some of whom also slept in their cars. Showers were a mess. I question whether they were cleaned as often as advertised. Office staff were curt and did not seem to be responsible for anything other than the day use of the spa's. Dogs running around off leash. Price reflects a weeks stay, in retrospect a bad decision. We will never stay in this park again. - fivertug
Mar 2015 - $50.00
We have stayed at Sam's on several occasions over the last 10 years. Winter guests might call it a destination RV facility, and no doubt many do if one looks at the numerous northerly license plates on RVs. For us, however, Sam's is just an overnight or two-day stay, usually traveling to or from Arizona.
On a positive note, the pool and spa area are superbly maintained. The landscaping in the pool area shows a lot of creativity and desert ambiance. The water is pleasantly warm in the cool months. The four spas have varying temperatures--all quite conducive to relaxation.
The RV spots vary in desirability, however. Some sites are reasonably level for a dirt and gravel park. On our latest stay, the automatic leveling system in my fifth wheel had to go through many iterations to get the job done! Another issue has to do with the declining water pressure at Sam's. Perhaps the overall water table has declined as a result of the California drought. Nevertheless, our Girard tankless water heater had some difficulty just producing hot water within the RV due to low water pressure.
For the most part the staff at Sam's is very welcoming and quite pleasant to deal with, the only exception being a woman who makes it seem like she's doing a major favor to accept your business.
We like the desert area but would recommend Sam's consider upgrading their RV sites as other parks/resorts in the area have done. - Professor Ken
Jan 2016 - $42.00
Our first time here, top notch all the way. Tall vegetation between sites. All with concrete pad. Clean paved streets lined with Palm Trees, many with lights. This is the most dog friendly park and most friendly campers too.
They have live music and free beer and wine on Wednesdays next to the pool. Who does that nowadays????????.
There is also a nice 9 hole golf course on premise.
The dog parks have lawns and palm trees. - Internetputz
Nov 2015 - $38.00
Great place to stay, exceeded our expectations. We spent a few days here on our way home, wished we could have stayed longer. RV sites are together between two streets (backins), primarily a park model facility. Site was good-size, with tall oleander bushes between sites adding to privacy. Sites were staggered slightly, with sites on one street half-way between the sites behind, also adding to the feeling of privacy. Roads are paved, level gravel sites with concrete patio. Fantastic fenced dog parks, everything neat and clean. Quite and peaceful oasis. It is winder in Desert Hot Springs than on the other side of the freeway. We will return. - SW Rick
Apr 2015 - $39.00
Friendly check in, escorted to site which was wide and long enough for our 39 ft rig. Streets are not wide enough for the 90 degree back in sites, so getting in was not too easy, but can be done. Sites are screened by foliage in between, with concrete patio and vehicle parking pads and gravel for the RV. Mostly open sky for sat dish. Quiet, with beautiful views of the mountains and right next to a golf course, we enjoyed our stay. - ronboett
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Absolutely a beautiful park. Many pools with different temps for soaking and relaxing. We have stay here several times for a weekend just to unwind. We usually have the pool area to ourselves, it is so peaceful and relaxing. My favorite pool is one of the large swimming pools that is bath water temp - perfecting for flexible movement, swimming and so enjoyable. They have a wonderful restaurant on sight called Mignon and the food is excellent. Most of the park has permanent residents or snowbirds but they have sights for over nighters. I can hardly wait to go back - those crystal clear pools call to me. Naturally heated by springs and various temperatures, they are delightful. Sights have cement pads but we prefer and ask for a gravel sight. - Celeste T
Mar 2015 - $25.00
This was a very relaxing stop. We enjoyed the Hot Spring soaks in the pool area. The park was a little tight to maneuver our 40 foot fiver. The people were very friendly even though it was a very large park. We would return to this park if in the area for an extended stay. - MINomad
May 2013 - $25.00
Rate with PA discount. Overall rating is for RV sites, not the overall "Resort". The resort is very nice as stated in other reviews. However, very lacking for RVers, especially for large RVs. Expect up to 45 degree back-in and hope no one is parked in front on the other side of the road. Our 37 ft RV got in mainly because I could pull forward (some streets narrower than others). Electric and cable worked well. However, sewer was located at the back of the sites, so you'll need an extension. And personally for us, we did not like being surrounded by park models. Would probably look for a different Park next time. - ctk3
Mar 2013 - $20.00
An oasis in the middle of the desert. Palm trees, golf course, nice lake, swimming pool, and friendly management. It can't be seen from the freeway. It was a pleasant surprise when we saw up close. Full amenities were offered, but we only dry camped over night. Seemed very focused for seniors. Radio signals are faint, the closest gas is 20 miles away, and closest grocery store is about 40 miles away. Manager says it is 80% empty in the summer. I can see why! - zzzya
Jan 2012 - $30.00
Not a 5 star park but a wonderful park for those escaping the snow and wanting to see southern California. Wonderful pool and jacuzzi, all natural hot springs. Management and staff are wonderful. - carmen33