Emerald Cove Resort

     


Earp, California
Phone: (760) 663-4941

Sites: 800
Recent Rate: $10 10/2014

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Latitude: 34.1792520233886
Longitude: -114.25421833992

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 16
  • Good 12
  • Average 3
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 3

38 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Traveldreamer

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

For 5 dollars you have internet that comes with a modem (Ethernet cable) so only for one device! and that includes also cable TV. We stayed here on our RPI membership. So total paid 15 dollars. Internet is good, cable is good. Long gravel pull thrus and backins, but they are small when you get neigbours. All around the park are palm trees. This is the dessert so the park is not really green but we liked it. Along the river with a nice beach. Quiet during day and night. Nice pools and everything looked good to us. We sure will come back. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Shin

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here as a guest (this is a membership type resort). We paid an extra $2 per day for their cable TV. We had a large corner site. The site was gravel, but the dust was kept to a minimum. The pools were extremely clean. Same for the hot tubs. The snack bar (located between the two main pools) had decent food for a reasonable price. Happy hour (from 3-6 pm each day) was awesome ($3 domestic draft beer pitchers - 64 ounces). Our children enjoyed the Kids Club. There is a beach along the Colorado River; however, the water was too cold for us to go swimming in it. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dream2RV

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We took this "resort" up on their offer of 4 free week nights in exchange for their sales pitch. This is a very old, tight park. We were shocked that they put us in such a short, narrow, 30 amp site when they were trying to "impress" us. Actually only some, not many, sites have 50 amp. We're in a "pull-through," but it's only long enough for the coach. Only a few waterfront sites and members get those. Our slides are less than a foot from the grill on one side and about a foot from the neighbor's picnic table on the other side. Wi-Fi is only at the clubhouse. They have pool tables and dart boards, but the equipment is all locked up and no one around. The streets and sites are mostly pea-gravel that tracks into the RV. Restrooms are old, but fairly clean. The bar serves "bar food" at very reasonable prices. If you're not into river and water activities, I have no idea why you'd come here. The salesman that gave us our pitch was extraordinarily rude. We would never come back here. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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acampingfan

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for two weeks in January: closer quarters with the neighbors but we still had a great time. 30 amp power, good water and adequate sewer. Very nice view of river from many sites and close to other activities. The Bar Happy Hour has got to be the best on the River, not only beer, wine but food too. We will return. Stayed here as RPI quests at 10 bucks a night. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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Hics

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Like coming home. Great, clean pools and spas. Fun pool bar with excellent Happy Hour, and breakfast and lunch specials and tasty choices for early evening dining. Friendly wait staff. Paved roads, but much gravel and dust from sandy beach when the wind blows. Beautiful well tended mile long beach. Fun mini-golf course, ping pong table, and basketball court. Nice kids playhouse. Kids unfortunately allowed to get carried away with pool splashing and should be better supervised and rules set and applied . Handy, well equipped, small convenience store. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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Danes_are coming

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects Coast 2 Coast rate. The June 2012 reviewer must mistake this campground with some other one. Paved roads and gravel sites - not a problem. Nice view of the Colorado River, palm trees throughout the campground, mini golf, pitch and put golf course, club house, 2 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs, all nicely maintained. Don't forget that this is a desert location, so vegetation reflects this. Emerald Cove remains a favorite spot of ours, and we return to here every year. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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Hics

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

CRA Member Park. Beautiful spot on the river, parking lot style gravel sites with cement pads, limited landscaping, picnic tables and barbecues at most. Cute little dog parks at either end, one with open doggie access to the river. Nice pools and spas. Fun, reasonably priced bar with good Happy Hour and decent food specials and menus. Fun kettle corn truck twice a week. Well stocked general store. Nice kids club playground and mini, and decent food in clubhouse when offered. Overall, a fun, homey place. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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TedandJan

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

I am a member so read with bias if you want but I have to respond to last reviewer. First, I thought you had to have 3 reviews before you could publish? The roads are paved and the sites gravel. There are palm trees and oleander bushes as landscaping and at one end there are shade trees. If you are here on the weekend in the summer then yes it is on the river and a very young crowd. But it is a big park and you can be at the other end. The two pools are large and heated all year with a snack bar and bar poolside. In the winter there are 400+ snowbird rigs here and a very hospitable crowd. There are 50amp pull throughs. Wi-Fi is free near the club house and the pool area. You can also rent cable modems. Finally you have a half mile of river beach on one side and untold square miles of off-roading on the other. We are over 70 and have a pair of jet skis and a pair of quads. For some this is paradise. For others I guess not. By the way it is the end of Oct and at 9PM it is 70 outside. You can read my other reviews to get a feel of my thoughts. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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RocketDoc

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

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Imagine a bleak, over-sized, square, gravel parking lot. Add to that dust blown and lacking any attempt at creating aesthetics in the park with landscaping or design. All of the facilities were old and looked long past due for remodeling. The men's room in the morning in a word: ewwww. Four of the 5 toilets were disgustingly clogged. The showers looked dirty. Apparently the party crowd trashed it out the night before and that is the behavior that park managers permit. There is a pool which was too crowded with kids and too noisy to use, however, there was an adult pool, but the water was greenish with algae and looked past due for chemicals. Skip this place unless desperate to dump tanks. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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Cathy.Cook

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Coast to Coast membership. Great park, numerous amenities, quiet and spacious. Really enjoyed our stay! We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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Hics

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

They call themselves a resort, and they are truly large, and truly wonderful resort. Beautiful pools and spas. Beautiful beach on the Colorado River. Fun pool bar with good prices for drinks and food. Kid's clubhouse, and park clubhouse with decent, reasonably priced food. Nice dog park. Gravel sites with many palms and other trees throughout park. Well equipped general store, and kettle corn truck here day we arrived, but didn't stay. Each site had a picnic table. Some had grills. Would get a 10 if some of the roads within park were improved, sites had cement pads in addition to gravel, and all had barbecue grills. Price reflects CRA low use membership. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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Michael Kibler

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV Park is part of the CO River Adventures membership group of parks. We received an invitation to stay for free by sitting through their membership program presentation. If you are a member you can stay for up to two weeks at a time for no charge as part of your membership. They advertise their regular rates at $50 or $10 if you listen to their membership sales pitch. It is a large RV Park right on the Colorado River. It can get a little noisy when the river is busy with speed boats. The sites are gravel with full hookups and have picnic tables and BBQ stands. There is no shade, which in the warmer months can be pretty hot as it gets up to 120 (degrees F) in the summer months. So it is a park you would want to go to from late fall to early spring only. They do have two pools and three spas with a bar and restaurant. They also have a clubhouse and a miniature golf course. They also have a small 9 hole golf course across the road. This area of the Colorado River has a number of RV Parks, membership, private and public, so costs can run from $0 for a first come first serve BLM Park without any hookups on up. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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OTR again

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

If you don't want to buy here, be ready to be called every synonym for "stupid". Sales manager was overly aggressive. Sites are decent sized, but the area is very dusty. The "seaweed" on the lake shore was never picked up, and there were bees everywhere. A dog run that has river access is a great idea, however we couldn't use it because every time my dog ran towards the water, the bees chased her away. Cable TV and modems are an extra fee, and the Wi-Fi in the clubhouse has been down for months (Cyber D'Lites Internet Cafe in Parker is wonderful). Price reflects "free" week. No more "next time" for us. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Allen

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend, and it was pretty full but didn't have a crowded feeling. The river is great (very clean); the beaches are equally great. Mini-golf is really nice; have to play in the AM because it was too hot in the afternoon. Has a pool bar, which seemed pretty popular and very reasonable prices. My only complaint was with the food. We are CRA members, and have come to really enjoy the Saturday night steak dinners, but their dinner really missed the mark!! We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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Cape Codger

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for four days and took the tour. Others said it was a high pressure sell but we didn't find it that way. The sites are very narrow. I could not use the grill they have setup on the site because it was too close to the rig next to me. Overall it was not a bad park, just a old park, not setup for today's sized rigs with many slides. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.

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