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Desert Hot Springs, California

Catalina Spa & RV Resort

Desert Hot Springs, California



18800 Corkhill Rd
Desert Hot Springs, California 92241
Phone: (760) 329-4431

Sites: 482
Recent Rate: $15 4/2016

Latitude: 33.913190691087
Longitude: -116.44051909447

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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47 Reviews

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Most people have already left for the season. We were allowed to find any spot that we wanted. Sandy level lots with concrete patios. Nice landscaping with hedges separating the sites. The pump for the pools and spas failed while we were there, so we were allowed to use the pools at their sister property and they were nicer ones than at Catalina. We also found out that Catalina Spa is in the process of being sold and new owners are taken over. DO NOT PAY FOR THEIR INTERNET. It is the worse I have ever used - well not used since connections dropped constantly. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
171
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Casa Blanca had the best Carnitas I have ever had. Joshua Tree National Park has beautiful landscapes. The Palm Springs Aerial Tram is a nice attraction and a good way to cool off.

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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

You have to pay for the WiFi, is not very good. The pools are a little older but nice, warm, clean and water from the hot springs, they have to cool it down, we loved it. Your site is a back-in, you are parked on sand and some have a little concrete patio. Little shrubs in between. Great pickle ball courts. When we where here most of the snowbirds left. Great place for a week or two. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
283
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Palm Springs, Joshua Tree Nat'l Park

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

First time to stay in this area. We were met at the gate by a very friendly staff member who told us to find the site of our choice then register at the office and let them know our choice. Very nice campground, sites are nice and level and a decent amount of room at each site. Campground also has organized lunches and dinners. Nice touch if you don't want to cook. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Showers
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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Toured Joshua Tree National Park.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

RPI rate was excellent compared to normal rack rates of comparable parks in the area. Sites are a bit tight, not all that level. Bathrooms in dire need of repair. There was no hand soap in dispencers in upper building. The bldg is not heated, no entry door. Floors dirt, fixtures in poor condition. On a positve side, staff very friendly, thermal spa and pools very nice and planned activities good. Mini golf under repair, bocce ball courts are sand, nice pickleball courts. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
286
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Park is located within easy driving to Palm Springs, Joshua Tree NP, aerial tram. Desert Hot Springs is a small town but has basic stores but major retailers are only 12 miles away.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
299
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

I suggest driving East along the 10 fwy, there are plenty of shopping opportunities. Palm Springs is very close. Hiking trails all over. Cabazon Outlets are about 15 miles west on the 10.
Desert Hot Springs is the closest small community and they have grocery stores.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

On weekends there is a large flea market at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert.
In March there is a major tennis tournament in Indian Wells.
Costco, Sams Club and Walmart are located just of of I-10 on Monterey Ave in Palm Desert.
Joshua Tree NP is just a short drive up 29 Palms Highway.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Palm Springs, desert hikes, shopping, golf.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Not sure where the previous post was staying but we have never been assigned a site at this park. They always let us go in and pick a site and then notify office. (This is for everybody) Have never seen or heard of them escorting anyone to there site. We stay a couple of times every winter.
This campground is average for the area with there amenties and facilities. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a "membership park" that you could not pay me to stay. We have been RVing since 2008 and I have never encountered a staff more rude.

We were told we would be escorted to our site on arrival that did not happen. The site they originally were going to put us in we would not fit and we had to ask for assistance. We waited 30 minutes for a new site.

We were asked upon departure to leave the park to hook up rather than doing it at our site and were told we would be escorted out and that did not happen. I stopped briefly at the end of the drive way to speak to my spouse who was in our toad and the security guard chased me down screaming at me and waving his arms an aggressive way to move my rig. As I walked back to the motorhome he was shaking his head and making derogatory comments.

The weeds are ankle high everywhere. When I paused in the shade in an area that happened to have some grass on it as it was a bit warm I was told my dog was not allowed on the grass.

The residents started in the pool in the a.m. for aerobics and that was followed by volleyball that went on for hours. There was no opportunity to use the pool for swimming until mid to late afternoon. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park! Pet friendly, great family park, very nice adult pool and spa. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

A lot of things to do.. Palm Springs 20 min. away

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites were wide enough, with shrubbery dividing each site. We stayed in the older section, which had more landscaping. The newer area might be better for big rigs. The rate reflects the fact that we agreed to take a tour from the marketing department. So it was $45 for the first night, and then 3 nights for free. The tour was very low key. The area we stayed in was old and needed updating. The concrete pad at our site was broken and crumbling. The pool, showers, and bathrooms were also old. Some residents volunteer throughout the facility, and did not have a customer service attitude. Won't return. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate of $32.50 is PA. Located off Dillon St, one mile down Corkhill Rd on the right. It is like Club Med with lots of activities and social events, and everyone very friendly. The resort is pristine clean and the sites are separated by shelter beds that give privacy. There are two pool complexes, one for families and one for adults only and the water is from the thermal hot springs: just beautiful. It would have been a 10 if you didn't have to pay for the WiFi. It was very quiet for such a huge complex. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This used to be one of our favorite parks, but it's in need of a facelift. The pool was dirty and pool chairs in disrepair. The place could do with a good clean up. The upside is the staff are very friendly, love the security guys! Great area for lots to do, golf, hike, Palm Springs but it's a shame to hear complaints from fellow Rvers. Please take care of this once great park. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

It was summer, there were not many of us to enjoy the temperature of 117 during the day. Clean, well kept and landscaped. Power was good, there were no interruptions and the air conditioners kept the rig livable. Interior asphalt roads with packed desert sand at mostly level sites - all sites back in. Good Wi-Fi signal. Laundry not air conditioned, but clean and plenty of machines. A lot to do and see in this area. We would stay again, but not in the summer!! We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a RPI Member rate. There is two-level pricing: “Lower” w/30 amp & more shade @ $15 or “Upper” w/ larger spaces but less shade & 50 amp @ $17. They have daily activities, with most at the Upper (family pool) area. Lower pool is Adult only. Both pools & jacuzzi are mineral water fed and nice. Park is kept clean. Only down-side is little shade and pretty tight sites. We had site #60 with great shade but only 30 amp so limited air condition, but still a great location. We camped at Catalina Spa & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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