28 RV Parks near Desert Shores, California
We did however find 28 campgrounds within 25 miles of Desert Shores. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Desert Shores in the left hand column.
Nov 2013 - $25.00
This park is under new management. It is getting a remodel which was OK with us as we were extended an awesome rate due to that. We had a roomy site with outstanding views of The Salton Sea. The owner and managers were incredible and made us feel welcome. We had our dog with us. I felt safe there and we were in walking distance to a casino and restaurant. We will return soon! - islandforce
May 2017 - $20.00
Great check-in experience. Easy to park my 36ft fifth wheel and truck. 50 amp power for twin ACs (It was warm here) Restaurants in nearby Mecca. It's away from the I-10 freeway but on a well used highway. We would return whenever in the area. - Jake the plumber
Mar 2017 - $23.00
We stayed here one week and the price reflects the rate with the Passport America discount. This was one of the friendliest check-ins we've ever had. There was an escort to the site who told us about the hook ups and invited us to pick fruit from the many fruit trees on the property. The hook ups were located closer to the back of each site. It was suggested that we might want to buy bottled water to drink since the water system has levels of fluoride and arsenic above the drinking water standard. Interior roads are asphalt and the park is big rig friendly. The concrete slab is long enough to park the RV and all sites appeared to be relatively level. Cars are parked on grass, either behind or in front of the RV. The laundry room, restrooms and showers were clean each time I (female) used them. The laundry room was smallish, with three washers and two dryers. The door labeled "restrooms" is where you enter for restrooms, showers and laundry, plus you can access the pool as well. The pool was clean, but cool. The hot tub was warmer. The grounds were well maintained. There is a pond with a fountain in the center of the park. There is a tennis court. Although I didn't see a fenced pet area, there are plenty of areas to walk pets. Some sites are a bit closer than others. There was no picnic table nor fire pit at the sites. There appeared to be some permanents, but all sites were neat. We would definitely stay again if passing through the area. - Guinness
Oct 2016 - $20.00
We just stopped here for one night and were pleasantly surprised. Nice long pull thru spots with grass, lemon and palm trees. All the facilities are well kept, pool, hot tub, free fishing pond and very nice rec room.
The park is under new management, and lots of improvements are under way.
We would definitely stay here longer if we had known about this park. - pheasantplucker57
May 2015 - $30.00
This is an outstanding RV park right on the western shore of the Salton Sea. It's quiet, comfortable, and convenient. If you're an off-roader visiting Truckhaven and have an RV, this campground is for you - there is direct trail access right from the campground property. Or, if you are an Ultralight pilot, they have you covered too with a smooth, wide dirt strip between the park and the water! I stayed here for the first time this year, and couldn't believe what I've been missing. Dry camping/boondocking for the annual TDS Desert Safari? Not anymore! - pantherjeep
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Almost left in middle of the night. Went to use the restrooms, only to find a ungodly spider which since I looked up to see it is a camel spider. But to see the coming and goings in middle of the night by the two legged, was afraid to leave our windows open in the rv.
No matter what and how they remodel this park, new owners, they cannot change on what is happening outside their gates with the once great Salton Sea. It's dwindled down to a puddle, quicksand no fish and only dead or aging birds and people that either are too old or not enough money to move. Very sad to see and hear on how great this place had been at one time. I visited this same park in the '70's and it sure has changed. I guess drugs even made it out to the deserts. - SaltonCityBanchee
Mar 2016 - $30.00
This is an older park, but still pretty nice - if in need of some maintenance & modernization. Garland, one of the park managers, bent over backward to take care of me after I experienced electrical & water issues at the site I was originally given. The sites are pea gravel and very level. Water pressure & electrical service at the second site were good, but sewer odor from the septic vents scattered throughout the park was occasionally unpleasant. Also, sites only have one water connection each. That said though, overall this is a nice park with an amazing staff, nice amenities, great access to local wilderness activities, and easy rig access that just needs a little TLC to rate a top score. - pantherjeep
Jan 2016 - $11.00
This is hands down the park with the friendliest and best staff and the most welcoming fellow camper community we have ever seen. In our experience it even tops the well known hospitality of the Escapee parks.
We arrived to stay a few nights and ended up staying two months! Monthly rate for a full hookup pull thru site on fine gravel is 325$ plus electric which was a total of 125$ in our case. If you want it any cheaper you have to boondock in the desert. But there won't be any WiFi which was included and mostly worked reasonably well.
We first went from a two night stay to a week and then to a month and in both cases the office staff honored our previous payment which is not very common.
The park has changed ownership a few times in the last years and no owner was willing to spend money for maintenance let alone invest in some renovation or improvements. Therefore the park has a pretty rundown appearance and we heard some stories about electrical issues. However, the management works hard to keep everything clean and resolve any issues immediately.
Our site was hassle free, very level and with good and stable hookups. The management kept an eye on leaving every other site empty to help with privacy. During our stay in December and January the park was only about 20% occupied.
We joined most of the dinners in the clubhouse for the excellent food and the friendly people. We got quite a few invitations to join some of the ongoing excursions or other events. Despite being about twenty years junior of the average other camper around we made a lot of new friends and felt very welcome and well integrated in all kinds of activities.
Lots of the campers we met return to this park for many years and we will join them in doing so.
One thing can be awful though: the smell from the Salton Sea being a mixture of dead fish and sewer can ruin your camping experience. That depends on the wind which mostly keeps the stench away but not always. - TheSchweitzers
Jan 2016 - $30.00
Stayed in one of the full hookup sites. It was level pavement, with table and fire pit. Right on beach 100 yards from water. Great for bird watching. No wifi and decent Verizon signal. Only negative is road noise and trains. Would stay here again. - Budapest
Feb 2015 - $30.00
The rate is for a 50 amp full-hookup site, of which there are only four. The camping area truly is a parking lot, but the full-hookup sites are set up so that you park parallel and do have views looking out at the Salton Sea. However, the Salton Sea is drying up, so it is quite a ways out. Since the Sea is slowly drying and is comprised primarily of agricultural run-off, it has a powerful stench, particularly when the wind is from the west coming off of the lake. There were very few other campers during our weekend visit, and, with the smell, I can see why. Satellite was not a problem since there are few trees. We had strong Verizon voice and 4G data. We would not stay here again because of the smell off of the Sea. - TheJim
Nov 2013 - $30.00
I drove past this park the week before and loved the view and location away from everything, so I made reservations for this week. I did not notice the hoards of flies commented on by others. This campground is a bit strange because the RV sites are in a large parking lot. There are only four full hookup sites, but they are facing the lake, and there seems to be room to park sideways so your patio faces the best view. You will need a long electrical cord and water hose, however, if you want to do that. I did not bother to use the sewer hookup, figuring it was just easier to drive down to the visitor center (which is open and staffed) and use the one there. There is a busy train track across the highway, but trains do not bother me. This place obviously gets VERY hot during the summer, but is very pleasant in winter. I will definitely come back here sometime. - judy_online
Feb 2017 - $30.00
We stayed here a couple nights during the week in early February. We enjoyed this campground and the Salton Sea. We plan on visiting again and staying longer. There were plenty of open spaces. At the same fee entry point, and within walking distance, are two campgrounds: Headquarters and New Camp. We stayed at Headquarters. There is a large parking lot. On the east side of this lot are 15 pull through full hookup sites. Your front will face the sea. These sites are very close, separated by tall palm trees. They are closest to CA-111 and train tracks. The highway noise was minimal. The trains were frequent and loud. They use their horn. If you don't like train noise, you will not like this campground. There are an additional 3 dry spots at a the NW corner of the parking lot. The visitor center and restrooms (no showers) are at the south end of the lot. New Camp is close to CA-111. There are 25 parallel sites around a loop. Most are dry but a few are water and electric. These are much more spacious than the ones at Headquarters. Except for 47, 48, and 50, there are no sea views at New Camp. The showers, which require tokens, are at this campground. - Neil and JoAnn
Oct 2016 - $28.00
Sites with electric and water are on the edge of a giant parking lot. Pull-through, but short. You will need to unhitch your tow vehicle. Sites are close together with a small patch of dirt, picnic table, grill and a tree. Check the trees carefully for slide and awning clearance. Only 30amp service at the sites I checked. A bonus is very strong Wi-Fi included. That might change if it fills up. As I write this there are only two sites occupied.
Yes this backs up to Highway 111 and train tracks with lots of trains and a crossing nearby so you also get the horn blasts. If that kind of thing bothers you, go somewhere else. It IS noisy. - SteveSox
Mar 2014 - $30.00
The camping area is at the edge of a large parking lot. Each site has a square of ground with a tree, picnic table, and the hookups. Showers are in a separate nearby camping area. There is a lot of noise from Route 111. Trains pass by frequently, both day and night, blowing their whistles. Sleeping is a challenge. - Skip'n'Mugs
Mar 2017 - $1.00
Rockhouse Trail (also known as Rockhouse Road) is an area of dispersed camping in Anza-Borrego State Park. This is an easily accessed FREE boondocking area off S22 and about a 15 minute drive into Borrego Springs. If you like desert scenery and a degree of solitude and can do without all the amenities that come with standard campgrounds, this is the place for you. There's room for lots of rigs and you can set up close to a neighbor or far apart, whatever suits you and your neighbor's fancy. Any size rig will do fine here as long as you're careful - some tracks can be sandy. Be aware that there are NO services here, not even trash dumpsters. Come in with a full fresh water tank and empty holding tanks. Be a conscientious camper and pack it in and pack it out. Ground fires are not permitted here, but you can have a fire in a metal container of some sort. We had good cell reception with AT&T. After your stay at Rockhouse you can dump your tanks, fill fresh water and take showers at Palm Canyon Campground near the Visitors Center in the park proper by paying the $10 day use fee. - BruceandKathyWA
Feb 2017 - $12.00
Very nice park with reasonably sized sites, friendly personnel, super clean and well-maintained. The only 'ding' here is absolutely no Verizon service, and no convenient grocery stores. There are two markets in Borrego Springs, about 16 miles away, with limited groceries. - Katy29
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Very friendly, helpful owners and staff. Great showers/restrooms. Sites are wide and deep with shrubbery in between for privacy. New pool will be excellent when ready by May 1st or sooner. A bit out of the way with town of Borrego Springs about 20 miles away. Seven pound bag of ice ($3) available on site. Only downside: wifi limited to 4 hours max per day with absolutely no streaming. After 4 hours system cuts you off till next day. But, we drove to the library in town (excellent 24/7 wifi) and were on-line and streaming. - Robertg7
Jan 2016 - $30.00
Very relaxing park. Off-road vehicles are not allowed to drive through the park, keeping the dust down and keeping it quiet.
The sites are well maintained. Each site is raked after a guest leaves, making it appealing and welcoming for the next arrival.
We stayed here as a base for visiting the metal sculptures in Borrego Springs which is a 15 minute drive away.
We aren't desert people, but this place was very welcoming and relaxing. - Navy RV Traveler
Apr 2012 - $20.00
The price is right. Pool was kind of cold, but I swam in it once, my kids several times. Walking distance to a store and a beer bar. Friendly staff invited us back for a big July 4th weekend bash they do. We would come back next desert season. Manager said there were some plans to improve a few outdated areas of the park. The park is 45 years old, but is comfortable. No playground, but lots of kids enjoyed the pool. - Dave from California
Feb 2012 - $20.00
Great camp for the price. Dirt parking. Nice and level. Good layout if you want to camp with a few friends close to each other. Easy walk to a market and the "Iron Door", a beer bar. Friendly to off-roaders. Pool was freezing cold, but my kids did not mind. We stay here once or twice a year. Usually don't need reservations. Lots of spaces even during peak season. - Dave from California
Jan 2010 - $40.00
We chose the Blu INN so we could store our trailer on site and just pull onto a spot when we traveled out on the weekends. The first weekend we decided to stay on the campground will be our last. We paid for a month of storage on the 1st and camped on a site for 4 days on the 15th. On day 3 we decided to eat the monthly storage fee and we pulled our property off the site completely. The owner of this property is arrogant and flat out rude. We had a guest come through the gate and they didn't check in as there are no signs at the gate to check in. The owner came around in his truck and was rude and belligerent to our guest; who actually had come to see the site with his father to potentially camp out for their next trip. He put his fingers in my guest face and my wife's face and warned them that it was private park and they better check in. About 10 minutes later another guest came in the site driving a Borrego Ambulance as he was on duty. He did not check in either and again the owner came in his truck, beer in hand, and warned my guests to check in. We spoke to the two other renters across from us and they had similar experiences with the owner the night before. In the morning I discussed the behavior with the attendant at the front desk and informed her we would not be camping or storing any longer at the Blu Inn. When we checked out the owner was sitting in the office and did not even attempt to discuss my concerns regarding his behavior with my guests and my wife. We respect the fact that as the owner he is trying to keep tabs on who is in the park for the safety of his guest, this is why we chose to camp there instead of in "the desert" but his arrogant, rude, obnoxious behavior was inappropriate. If I want that type of behavior I will take my chances camping out in the open rather than paying for it. The pool was freezing and cloudy, the jacuzzi was 80 degrees and you needed tokens to shower; which we didn't know until we were in the shower undressed. Not worth the money for a hookup and rude owner - madirain