9 Parks near Niland, California
Feb 2017 - $42.00
First time there and liked it. Its remote but store is well stocked and priced reasonable. Drove by many times. - Baddad53
Nov 2016 - $15.00
Huge park with huge sites. Lots of facilities and activities. Geared to snowbirds. Far enough from Salton Sea to avoid its odors. Far from any cities. Large dry camping section available. - Paripatetic One
Nov 2016 - $10.00
The amenities and activities at this place are first rate, thought most activities are geared towards kind of an older crowd (late 70s and 80s). I really enjoyed the desert golf and disc golf areas. The pools, spas and game areas are in great shape and very inviting. There is not only a cafe and convenience store present, but twice a week, a man shows up with a truckload of produce for sale. Cell service is decent, and the wifi is typical bad rv park wifi - ok for light browsing and mail. I wasn't so crazy about the parking space. Not only were we jammed in pretty close side to side, but there are shared utility posts, making access difficult for some. In addition, there is no policy about parking orientation, so some people are pulled in frontways, while most are backed in. It's all pretty random. The person next to me pulled in frontways, so their front door and patio furniture were literally right at my doorstep, removing the tiny bit of privacy that you normally have in these parks. I did see another parking area where the sites were much wider and everyone parked correctly, so it depends on where you park. The rate we got (as a group) was fantastic, but I have to admit I looked at the regular rates, and I'm not sure I would pay that, as nice of a place as it was. The customer service was exceptional. - KAP99
10595 Hot Mineral Spa Rd Niland, California 92257 (map) | (760) 354-1010
Sites: 234 | Latest Rate: $70.00 | 6 Reviews
Dec 2016 - $70.00
Have been full timer for 7 years all over SW and this rates as the poorest value ever. Poor upkeep! Mineral springs were cold the first 2 days. The 3rd day as ok. The 4th day all drained and could not be used, Stay away. - Rzr Mack
Apr 2014 - $63.00
This place needs some help. The campsites were rough. There were lots of tripping hazards like cable wires and utility boxes and pipes in ground near campsite. Many areas of the park were in disrepair. The pool had no shade areas and the chair I had was broken. The restrooms had dirty toilets that did not flush--GROSS. I was surprised to find neighboring camps that were nicer and half the nightly cost. This place caters to off road riders since they have ATV exits to trails from inside the park. We were there on a busy Easter weekend and the noise was too much. I would not return. - Dave from California
Mar 2012 - $30.00
We were here for 2 months due to work and the park is run very well. The owners are welcoming and friendly. They purchased a run down park and everyday they are making improvements. All buildings are spotless and clean. Staff is also friendly. Restaurant is good. The pool area is by far the best with the 2 pools, 2 huge hot tubs, and about 10 roman tubs of hot mineral water. The park is clean with lots of room to roam. Huge field for dogs to walk and run. The best part is none of the sites are trashy. They also don't nit pick you on everything. Great place to bring kids or have an adult weekend. DJ on the weekends and it does quiet down around 10 so if you have little ones it isn't a bother. - mnh8483
Jan 2007 - $32.00
Sites are big enough, but not totally level. There is no shade around but it is the desert. They have great hot mineral spas and a heated swimming pool with a small cafe on site. There appear to be a lot of permanent and repeat visitors that come year after year. It appears to be an older crowd, but all were very friendly. They have a lot of activities going all the time. The first two days of our week stay were extermely windy, but then it calmed down and was beautiful. The closest decent grocery store is about 25 miles away in Brawley. We went the additional 18 miles to El Centro. All in all it was a pretty decent place to spend a week. - flyturbo60
Feb 2015 - $1.00
We wanted to check out the Salton Sea and visit the Sony Bono Wildlife Refuge, so we chose Red Hill Marina County Park. There are about five miles of fairly rough dirt/gravel road that you use to navigate to the park. We had been told by a Ranger at Wiest Lake County Park, that there would not be anyone around to collect our money until the next day, but that it was OK to move some barricades and go ahead into the campground. When entering the area there is a sign that indicates "camping" to the left and "RV parking" to the right. It turns out that the hook-up campground is to the right. However, we could not make it all of the way to the campground because of low-hanging branches. We did walk down to take a look and found that it was mainly trashed campers. We then went down to the area marked camping and found some old shelters and picnic tables and a flat place to park. We decided to dry camp for the night. The Salton Sea has receded so much that it is now about 200 yards from the boat ramp. Because the Sea is primarily agricultural runoff, it has a powerful stench that is hard to tolerate when the wind is coming off of the lake. The whole area looks pretty trashed with broken up concrete and rebar. It was quiet at night and fairly dark, except for lights from the nearby geothermal power plants. Satellite was not a problem as there are no trees. We had strong Verizon voice and 4G data. It was convenient for visiting the wildlife refuge and it great for birding, but otherwise it is not a very desirable place to stay. I believe the camping rate for dry camping is supposed to be $15 per night, but we never found anyone to pay. We would not stay here again. - TheJim
Mar 2015 - $30.00
We were passing through the Brawley area and wanted to check it out, so needed a place to stay. We chose Wiest Lake County Park as there were not many alternatives. It is about 10 miles outside of Brawley and is convenient. The lake is very small. There was no sign at the entrance to the campground. We found it later on the ground with a lot of graffiti. Almost all of the hook-up sites were taken up by what looked to be very long-term stays. Of the few available sites, some had low branches so that we could not get into the site. There are also low branches along the drive coming into the campground. At times, there were very large dogs running around off leash. Right across from the campground is a large cattle feed lot. Right next to the campground is a pasture with sheep. So, you have a lot of opportunity for not very pleasant fragrances. The electrical voltage was low, but not so low as to trip our EMS, so was OK. We had strong Verizon voice and 4G data. There was no listing of rates and no indication of how to pay. One of the residents told us that we were to pay the man that lived in the house on the premises, but we could never locate him despite knocking on the door of the house. As we were getting ready to leave, a truck with Ranger on the side passed by but seemed to ignore us. We tracked him down and he said that we could pay him. For what you get the rate of $30 per night is very high. We stayed only one night, were ready to depart, and would not stay here again. - TheJim
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
Mar 2013 - $32.00
This park was designed as a Mobile Home Park, but there are many RVs staying these days. What makes this park is the friendly management and long stay residents. We booked for a week and stayed a month, went away and then came back for another month. We were made welcome upon arrival and invited to all activities. Very quiet at night. - Jaxsmom
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
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
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
Apr 2013 - $36.00
The Salton Sea SRA has a few campgrounds but this one has full hookups and takes reservations. The Visitor Center was closed to save money but you can walk around outside and read some of the signs and exhibits. The sea was there and a number of people were fishing. The sites have a tree, grill and picnic table but you hookup on the left but your picnic table is next to the site on the right. All the sites in this campground are in a line facing the parking lot and sea. Late afternoon, there were only two RV’s but at the check in booth two others had reservations and were expected to come in. No ranger on duty. It was a self check in. Can’t complain but considering what they charge for an out of state reservation, I would have thought someone should be there. We paid a $30 fee and an $8 transaction fee but then were given a $2 senior discount. The total price was $36. We really enjoyed driving through the canyon road through the Orocopia Mtns (beautiful) and then through the miles and miles of fields growing grapefruit, oranges, grapes, corn, palm trees, peppers and other things driving into Mecca and then down route 111 to the Salton Sea. - gsnakehill