8.7 Excellent
     
Needles, California

Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina

Needles, California



Needles, California
Phone: (760) 326-9000

Sites: 300
Recent Rate: $39 3/2016

Latitude: 34.727214211876
Longitude: -114.510622597839

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 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 ?
  • $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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • 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 Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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13 Reviews

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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 51

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a rather unique place to camp... full hookups just a few feet from the Colorado River on semi-private "peninsulas" that each hold four RVs (a couple peninsulas hold a dozen or so RVs, good for large groups). Pros: camp right along the river with dog-friendly semi-private beach access (each peninsula of four RVs shares a section of beach); full hookups; camp fires allowed on the beach (but not in the camping area); good cell signal. Cons: some of the sites can be cramped if all four sites on a peninsula are occupied; some noise from boats going up and down the river; kind of a long drive to any amenities/shopping; roads in poor condition; watch for extra fees. We did the three-night special for $117, but then had to add a $10 reservation charge (you have to pay it whether you call or do online reservations) and $2 per day for our dog. They charge $25 if you arrive early, and $50 per hour if you depart late. They charge $10 per day if you bring an extra vehicle (no fee for RV towed vehicle), and there was a whole list of other potential charges. Sites are sand, which can be a little deep in areas. We'd consider staying here again. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent site right on the Colorado River. We stayed here mid-week because of the park's offer. We were in a peninsula site (4 sites on a little peninsula with private beach) and had the entire peninsula to ourselves. We felt like we were boondocking in the middle of nowhere but with full hook ups and spotty WiFi. Showers, office and store were on the other side of the cove so we didn't use the facilities. This is a great get away for us in the off season as it is QUIET. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11C
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The closest major supermarket we found on a GPS search was in Lake Havasu, AZ but it was a nice day trip of sightseeing

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects winter discount of "pay for 2 nights and stay for 3". We really like this place, full hookups just feet from the beautiful Colorado River. Desert topography does afford some shade trees, beyond that it is dirt spots. Recommend you reserve early. The A or D sites in the all the areas do not block you in between other rigs, but even so most all have nice views of the river. You can make fires on the beach and it is dog friendly. There is good cell service throughout the peninsula camping areas on the river; however, while they only support wifi in the vicinity of the camp store and restaurant we have found that if you camp in peninsula sites 1-16 the wifi signal worked fine on my laptop. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21C
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Pirates Cove has nice restaurant, etc., we also like to either drive or take the river down to the recently redone Topak 66 for good food and a dip in their pool. Easy day trips to Havasu City and Oatman

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an incredible campground. It was very windy the whole time we were here. The peninsula sites are private and you share a beach with the 4 RV's on your peninsula. We were there in April and felt like we had the place to ourselves. The bar and grille was good but the "bucket" drinks were very pricey.($30 for one drink!) Full hookups right on the Colorado river. The RV sites were on dirt and gravel and required several blocks to get our trailer level. When I called and made the reservation the girl at the front desk said all sites and hookups are back in. That is not the case. Some sites are made to drive in for motorhomes. The site they gave us had hookups made to drive in and not back a trailer into. However it was easy to change sites. The only negative thing that happened was on our last night. The group who was coming into our peninsula site the day we left were let in by the security guard at 2AM. They woke us up and were very loud. They should of been put in overflow parking until we left in the morning. Checkout time was 11AM and we felt rushed out of our site due to the 3 rigs who had pulled onto our peninsula and were waiting for us to leave. We called the front desk and complained and they were very friendly and apologetic. The girl at the desk said they are not supposed to let guests in so late and the security guard should not have done that. If it weren't for that I would have given a 9 (no 10 because of no cable TV.) We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
23B
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Bring lots of beer and ice!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of my most favorite parks. It has something for everyone. They have campsites on an asphalt lot or you can drive down to the other end of the park and camp on the Colorado rivers edge. The spaces are pretty level and only on dirt. However, they do have full hookups. It is quiet and simple beautiful. And while you are there check out the Pirates Cove Bar and Grille. Great food and conveniently located on the premises. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2 on the river
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to camp, each camp area hold from 4 to 10 rigs, most hold 4. Campsites are not laid out very well, request direction you'll be facing (river, desert, or another rig) when you book. Once your booked in a spot, the staff has a problem to change it. For example I requested 2-A, they said it was not available, they put us in 2-B for two weeks, we were for two weeks and some one did come into 2-A, they were there for one day???? We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2-B
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Price reflects monthly winter rate. We were here for 6 weeks in a peninsula site right on the River. Very clean, security very good, river access great, beach between each peninsula. Restaurant mediocre and over priced but good atmosphere, nice bar, etc. Route 66 at Topak restaurant excellent and close. Shopping in Needles about 10 miles. Will definitely spend more time there if we have opportunity. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Did not pay the nightly rate as we are staying here for a month. Great winter rates, nice staff, clean restrooms and great right-on-the-river sites. This is a remote RV park with best sites on the river away from the resort, so if your looking for anything other than beauty and relaxation, this may be too remote for some, but we found it to be our own little paradise. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

What a wonderful place to stay with a group of friends and family. Full hook ups right next to the river and your own beach. What more could you ask for. The cost is not bad because the state parks charge $45 per night with nothing, but dirt at least here you have FULL HOOK UPS....WOW. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 334
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on the peninsula and it was almost completely empty. The sites were just sandy dirt, but surprisingly even being that close to the water, there was sewer hook ups. Other than being full hook up, the sites are plain and close together. Each group of sites is arranged in a Cul-de-sac fashion with 4 or 5 sites in a bunch. Each group of sites has a sandy beach that separates one group of sites from the next. The weather in summer was super hot, about 110 degrees during the day. We checked out the restaurant and bar area. We had a few drinks at the bar, but it was so hot, we didn't stay long. Not the resorts fault, but they should have at least installed fans to keep the air moving. It's not like they are not aware it gets hot there! The poor bar maid was sweating bullets. When we checked in, by not making a reservation we saved the $10 registration fee. And they did honor the 10% Good Sam discount. I may stay here again, just not this time of year, it was just too hot. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a gem of a spot. We stayed on the peninsula next to the river. Great spot if you have a boat. There is a water park attached to this park. They have a nice little restaurant and rental cabins. Great park would stay here again. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great spot for the family and dogs to be on the river. The "pods" accommodate 3-4 campers, but the location is great if not completely private. These peninsula locations cost more than the other RV sites that are closer to the office. The people are very friendly and there is a lot to do. We gave it a 7 only because of the cost. $50 per night is pretty steep and if you reserve online, it is another $10. At $60, we think this is overpriced. There are no discounts available. Would we stay here again? Probably because it is interesting and a terrific site on the river, but we sure wouldn't stay here for a long time. Two weeks is $700! I think they could at least provider some kind of discounts: AAA, Good Sam, Passport or senior discounts, or perhaps seasonal rates. Its a fun spot, though. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We found Pirate Cove RV Resort by accident while traveling down Route 66 going to Oatman, Ca. We pulled in for a bite to eat and was amazed at this hidden gem of an RV Resort in California! The RV Resort was amazing and Pirate themed throughout. It was like visiting the Bahamas in the middle of the dessert. We decided to stay for the night and got a spot right on the Colorado River. We had a campfire and watched the most beautiful sunset ever!! The next day we decided to take a boat tour through Topock Gorge which is like a mini Grand Canyon. Our family was so amazed how well Pirate Cove RV Resort was put together and they did not miss any details. Also what was even more amazing is they had a Zip line that went across the Colorado River! I felt like a kid in a Peter Pan movie. If you are taking a ride down Route 66 this is a must stop RV Resort that can't be missed. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Travel Trailer.

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