Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort

     


El Centro, California
Phone: (760) 352-7061

Sites: 500
Recent Rate: $10 3/2015


Latitude: 32.7660579173558
Longitude: -115.690841674805

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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-lake 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

26 Reviews

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

John WD Smith

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice staff, friendly people on site. Large pull through site with lots of TV stations. Very good exercise room. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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TeamNewMexico

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was a little further away from the bird watching than was ideal but we would stay here again; the staff were friendly and the price was right. The parking slots and roads are a bit narrow and it would have taken quite a bit of futzing to get our trailer in were it not for being at the end of a cross street. It is older but well maintained and the common areas were neat and clean. The dining area was freezing the one morning we took advantage of breakfast. The golf course might look easy on the score card but elevation changes make this a suitably challenging 9 holes for the average golfer. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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silverado

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Great older well-kept park. Large pool area, local Wi-Fi OK, Verizon card worked fine. Dog friendly, fishing in ponds. Too hot to play golf, course looked green. GREAT overnight spot to head up Hwy 8 to San Diego, about 35 mies to mountain grade. Started early (5:30) when weather cool, zipped right up hill. Will stop again. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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RFCN2

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here a number of times and I have rated this park once before. It is a very nice park. Again we were in a spot overlooking a small lake. There are fish in the lake and someone was swimming in it. Sites are gravel and medium sized. The space were were in this time was a bit tighter than when we last stayed here and our 42' motorhome and Jeep would both not fit into the spot. This place has lots of facilities. Rec room, exercise facilities, golf, restaurant, and so on. My big problem with this park is the military jet noise. It is very prevalent. If not for the noise I would still rate the park a 9. Sites a bit cramped to rate a 10. If you are a light sleeper the noise from the jets and freeway may give you some problems. But there are lots of people who have permanent park units here that seem to like it a lot. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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Jeff S

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is Passport American. Nice park. Pool was very warm and the hot tub was great. Never made it to town as we were here only 3 days. Plan to return mid March to see the Blue Angels show. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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Mike1987

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed here 3 nights. It was noisy with the Navy jets, Blue Angels, practicing over the Park and surrounding desert. We had a pull through which was easy to get into but difficult to get out of. The site itself was level and near one of the lakes and was very quiet, except for the planes. The check in staff were courteous and helpful. Most sites were occupied by snowbirds and park models. We stayed here in a 37 foot fifth-wheel and would stay here again if passing through. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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walt66

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

NICE park, friendly staff, parked facing lake on basically a pull through site. Pleasant surprise was the Friday night, all you could eat, fish fry for $8.95 per person. We stayed here for 2 days on our way to Mexico. Will return next year too. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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RFCN2

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We faced the lake. Wide and long sites. WiFi weak and slow. Went out when the wind came up. Noisy ducks and geese at 4am. Office closed Sunday. But if no resident ducks and strong WiFi I would rate this park a 10. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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mdjr

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice park, nice big sites, super friendly residents, good Wi-Fi. Laundry room was huge and super clean. The only negative is the location, a bit far from town/grocery shopping. We would stay here again. Rate reflects Passport America. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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Teresa Shank

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a pull through spot right in front of the lake so a beautiful view. The people were friendly enough and the park was beautiful. The pool was nice and warm, the hot tub needed a bit of cleaning. The bathrooms and showers were clean as well. The game room was very nice as well. This place has a little bit of everything for a price. Except WiFi Don't pay for it because it's horrible! This place is pretty much a retirement community that tolerates younger people and only kids for a certain period. The spot was a gravel pull through with no pad or grass around. All in all was a quiet couple nights. Played some pool, swam in the pool and fed some ducks. But there is lots more to do here for sure. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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James T

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

I'll ditto the previous post in April 2011 although we didn't use the pool or spa, but it did look clean. The rest of the grounds were clean also. The park has numerous park models along with the RV sites. Since it is their off-season the park was relatively empty but can imagine it is pretty busy during the high season in Jan and Feb. The golf course looked interesting and appeared to be in good shape. Lots of water around so irrigation isn't a problem. Many sites will accommodate big rigs and we were in a pull-through with good electrical and water pressure. The sites are gravel/dirt so it can get a bit dusty in windy conditions. The park is in an isolated location away from El Centro and the Interstate so noise is not a problem. The price listed reflected Passport America. The directions listed in the Passport America book are incorrect. Trailer Life has the correct directions to the park. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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fimk

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

$33 rate was their 3 night special at that time. Their discounted rates change frequently. For a large commercial park the sites are large and level. If you have a bigger unit you will need to jockey back and forth to get into your site due to the landscaping. Nice pool and activity center, with fish fry on most Fridays. I really liked Rio Bend and would have rated it much higher except there was an occasional sewer smell and the area around the utility hookups was dirt and mud. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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RFCN2

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Well laid out park with plenty of room to drive in with a big rig. Maybe about 50% of this park is park units and not RVs. Lots of activities, music, large gym, pool, and so on. The freeway is close by so there is traffic noise. Also, a military air base. When we were here the Blue Angels started practicing at about 8am on Saturday. The duck hunters started shooting around 6am. But the weather was great for January. It is about a 15 minute drive to El Centro where you can find some good places to eat. I also drove to the Borrego State Park to hike. That was maybe a 30 minute drive. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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Johnnyonthespot

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

At first glance, this seems like a clean, friendly campground with a lot of appeal. It has a hot tub, a pool, a golf course and lots of activities for residents. But if you’re looking for a place to stop for a few days, this place has a lot of problems. We thought the $25 they charged us as Passport members was on the high side, but when we got here we were shocked to see the posted daily rate for a pull-through site is $70. WiFi costs $13 a day and the office advised us not to connect because it never works well. The golf course, a short, very tight nine-hole executive course, charges $40 for residents. We drove a few miles and played a full-length course that was every bit as nice for just $29. When we first phoned, we were told we definitely needed a reservation because the place was “filling up fast”. We had to pay the full amount, up front. When we got here, we found the place half empty. Because we were planning to arrive on a Sunday, we were told the office would be closed and there would be no one to help us. We had a terrible time finding our assigned site. We had to back in with just inches to spare between a tree and a hedge and once parked, we have to pull in the driver’s side slide to access the bins on that side. Taking a nap is impossible because there is a military base nearby and the flyboys love to practice their bombing runs right over the park. There is no privacy and with two open “fields”, the place becomes a dust bowl when the wind kicks up. Add to that the 11 pages of "rules" and it becomes hard to relax and have a good time. In four days, we never heard anyone laughing or having a good time. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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Workamper04

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects the Passport America rate. This is a very nice park with mixed-use sites including: mobile homes, park models and RVs. All sites are marked with trimmed bushes. They have an exercise room that is monitored by a worker. They have several amenities but we did not have time to use any of these. We had to move to a site other than assigned because the road was too narrow to back into the site due to a fire hydrant and the rig across the road. All roads are asphalt with gravel sites and concrete patios. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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