1 Park near La Quinta, California
Apr 2015 - $51.00
We have been full-timing for 8 months and have stayed in about 80 parks during that time. This has been the worst experience ever. The park posts quiet hours from 10PM-7AM but there is nobody here to enforce it. Calling their phone number at night goes to voice mail. We were right next to a group that set up large speakers and pumped industrial music at all hours of the day and night. After 2 nights of disturbances and asking them to quiet down, we spoke to a ranger who told us that we had to take matters into our own hands and call the police if they did not quiet down when we asked them to. So on the third night when we were awoken at 4AM, we called the police after they wouldn't turn off their music. They next day we discovered our motorhome was vandalized. It is ridiculous that the park requires guests to handle issues like this on their own. We understand that it was Coachella week, but we were at RV parks for SXSW, Mardi Gras, and Fantasy Fest and didn't experience things like this because the parks had security and enforced their rules. This place doesn't. Also, their dump station was very clogged the first time we used it and backed up during our black water dump! Even though we told a ranger about it, it was in even worse shape when we used it again a few days later (this time we only dumped gray, at least). They had suggested we use the other dump station but it way down a poorly maintained dirt road and I worried that tire damage to our rig would add more repair cost to the vandalism we already incurred. This park is nothing special and the fact that they expose guests to dangerous, uncomfortable, and unsanitary conditions make it one to avoid. - MitchR
Mar 2015 - $15.00
I stayed for two nights in the primitive camping area. I did not use any of the facilities so cannot comment on them. The sites are close to the lake with limited shade trees. There is a path that you can bike or walk around most of the lake if not all. I did not go to the end. Fishing seems to be a popular activity. The park is a nice, inexpensive escape from the bustle of area. La Quinta is about 8 miles away and made for a nice bicycle ride. - Dragon breath
Mar 2015 - $35.00
This is a desert campground on the edge of a man made lake. Sites have water and electricity and a dump station. Campsites appear all to be level and there are two large grass areas. Shade is sparse and while this would be a nice winter campground it will get very hot here in the summer.
Restrooms are campground and heavily used as there are tent campers here too. Restrooms and showers are kept quite clean even through a bit worn. They do have small bugs that are attracted to the lights so an early morning shower must be shared with these small critters! Showers are 50 cents for three minutes so plan on spending a dollar!
A nice stop for a day or two with some very beautiful and rugged mountains in the background. Easy access and friendly staff. There is a sheriff shooting range at the other end of the lake so campers will hear shooting in the distance from time to time, but never at night.
Each site has a fire ring and a metal picnic table. lakeside campsites all have a view of the lake and mountains. - Old Detective