Niland, California

Fountain of Youth Spa

Niland, California



Niland, California
Phone: (760) 354-1340

Sites: 1000
Recent Rate: $44 12/2014

Latitude: 33.3977688817733
Longitude: -115.662517547607

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

Review Details

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20 Reviews

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Old Detective

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This is truly what would be called a Resort. The property caters to the 55+ crowd and to snowbirds. Families and children are always welcome with only one swimming pool that is limited to adults. Park is pet friendly with a lot of wide open spaces for walking along with many different types of activities going on much of the day. There is a restaurant, small store, and a twice weekly farmers market for supplies. We found staff friendly and helpful. Would recommend this as a fall, winter, spring trip as summers here are very hot. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This park is a desert park but within traveling distance of many interesting places to explore. Major shopping is about 50-60 miles away. Car travel to places known as "The Slabs" "Salvation Mountain" Salton Sea, Yuma, and Mexico are all within two or three hours away.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Willie Wall

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed here three times, always in the upper dry camp. This is a great place to meet people and socialize. Very friendly, at least among the dry camping folks. The pools are fantastic. I do like being away from the cities and this does that really well. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Travel Trailer.

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User2884

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We decided to try Fountain of Youth after hearing from another RV'er that they loved the place. Plus, we were interested in the history of the Salton Sea and its demise. It is a huge park with many park models; however, these models can be somewhat old, consisting more of single and double wide mobile homes. Regarding the placement of your motor home or trailer, you may be placed anywhere between these permanent homes, and if a motor home, you are told to park in a "B" site, which is a pull-in site. That means if you are facing the east, you pull in to face a mountain of dirt and stones. The park is tiered so if you are lucky that there is room on the east side, you can pull in facing the Salton Sea and mountains. Trailers get to use the back-in or "A" sites so the opposite is true for them. Unfortunately, we had a pull in to the dirt site and it was uncomfortable but we decided to give it a try. The resort tries hard to keep everyone active. However, it seems to cater to the mid-70's and above. If you are a young and active 55-65, I suggest going elsewhere. There is only one mineral spa, the others are chlorinated as are the pools. They have an active water volleyball session twice daily but the long term residents take up the spots. A café serves average food and any restaurants that are worth going to are at least 40 miles away in Indio. There are active 4-wheelers there but down the road is a younger group at another RV resort. We were admonished twice in our 4 day stay. Once about walking on the sidewalk and once about taking our dog to the dog area (I was on my way to the dog area-. What was I supposed to do - carry him at 75 lbs. Not many pets there. Yes, people do have dogs but not many of them belong to the long term residents. In conclusion, I would say, if you like to be active, are over 65, don't need to eat out, like going to the pool daily, and can socialize with mild activity, the place is for you. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

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AB-Hitchhiker

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park! We heard it was where boondockers go for a vacation and it's so true. With our solar panels and water capacity we don't need hook-ups and prefer to camp without them so the Fountain of Youth is ideal. They have a large dry camping area that is a little cozy side-side but very friendly and quiet. We heard very few generators running and when they did it was only for a short time. The swimming pools, hot pools, and steam rooms are all great and kept very clean. The restrooms and showers are also very clean as are all of the park facilities. The list of activities is long and varied and you can be as involved as you like. We found the park pet friendly with no restrictions on where you can walk your dogs. There are many trails just outside the park gates and they also have a small, fenced dog area within the resort. We would definitely stay at this resort again. We stayed a week but would plan at least two next time, maybe a month! The only real negative is that the internet offered by Tengo is terrible. Next time we'd be sure to have an alternative organized. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Fifth Wheel.

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southwestgal

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park caters to the senior winter visitors. Lots of activities, pools, hot tubs, massage, entertainment, store, and café on site. Very clean and well maintained. We spent 3 months here during the winter season. We'll be back. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

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Willie Wall

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in the dry camping area. Park has very nice facilities and is a very good value. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Travel Trailer.

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RobHolidayRam

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We booked for one week and ended up staying for a month. The rate quoted is based on the monthly "dry-camping" rates. We really enjoyed this park, very friendly employees and fellow RVers. This is NOT a 55+ park, we are well under 55 and were welcomed, no problem. The ONLY age restriction is in regards to purchasing and owning a lot, then you must be 55+. We stayed in the dry-camping area for the entire month and loved it, actually, there is more site space in the dry-camping area than the full hook-up sites. Everything is very clean and well organized. We'd definitely stay again. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

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Flowerchild

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Since when did this place become 55? They didn't say that when I booked, but should have. I never felt so unwelcome in my life. Especially the staff, I think hated me. I'll never return. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Travel Trailer.

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Taxman1

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

I couldn't believe how terrible their customer service is towards younger families. If you are under 65, beware. I witnessed an inexcusable confrontation between a young father and the manager. She only cared about her way and never listened to what he had to say. She attempted to overcharge and got extremely angry when he corrected her in a polite manner. She was so fed up she kicked the matter over to the owner only after bending the truth about the situation. I will never stay here again after seeing their hatred to the young. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

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Cape Codger

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

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate is based on a monthly rate. This is a 55+ plus campground that has many things to do, day and night. You cannot be bored. The home to RV ratio is about sixty percent homes. Do not trust GPS to get here! Look at a map and follow the signs. Desert golf, hiking, ATV groups, talent shows, etc. The drawbacks are: shopping is sixty miles away in one direction (Palm Springs area) and forty in the other direction (one Wal-Mart and a Vons). Emergency, medical runs are one hour at best (I timed it, being an old Rescue/Fire). Phone service and WiFI are at the whim of the time of day and how the wind is blowing. So be prepared. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

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itchyhitch

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

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

A bit remote, but that is what lends to it's personality. Impeccable facilities, super friendly people and phenomenal activities to participate in. The pools and mineral spa were wonderful. Store, cafe, massage etcetera on site. Older trailers scattered through park but not unsightly. A winter destination we will return to. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Fifth Wheel.

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islandlad

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed using the internet special of stay 4 nights and pay for three, so we upgraded to a premium site, with patio, cabana, gas barbecue, and patio table. There are only 4 premium sites. Site was beautifully landscaped. Mineral Pools were very clean and water sparkling. Park has many permanent sites. Many looked junky with various lazy-boy chairs at their site majority of people were in their 70's +. We are in our late 50's and a minority. Lots of very old golf carts running around. Also ATV's and Jeeps. This park might suit many people but we will not be back. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

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Bill & Debby's Wild Ride

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate was based on the coupon of 4 nights for 3. We are 52, 60 and the age group of this park was older, as the previous reviewer stated, but we LOVED this park and everyone here was super friendly! The pools and hot tubs were wonderful as was the mineral steam room. We went on one of the 3+ weekly hikes and 3 older guys totally challenged us and we've climbed some 10,000ft mountains in Tahoe! They have a little grill room that isn't the best but nice to have since you are really in the middle of nowhere. It's a funky little park and yes, there are quite a few run-down trailers and park-models, but the people, facilities and activities more than made up for that. The weekly, monthly and LT rates make it a very reasonable place to stay, but not for a night or two. Exercise room, pool, shuffleboard, horseshoes, dances, exercise, hiking, computer room, store & much more We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

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Ksprague

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is terraced so that each level has a view towards the Salton Sea. However, the utilities at the sites are situated such that our motorhome had to be headed into a wall. There seems to be some logistical problems with getting the coaches situated so they can look out their windows at the scenery. Oddly, many of the fifth wheels had to back in so that their view windows were also facing the terraced wall. Apparently, with enough advance notice and prearrangement, one can get a site that will afford a view. Despite this oddity, we did enjoy our stay. The staff was friendly, the grounds and facilities were well maintained and the mineral spas met our expectations. I will plan a return visit but will schedule in advance so I can avail myself of one of the view sites. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

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Cape Codger

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

Date of Stay: December, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a 55+ campground that has two pools and four spas that are maintained better than any campground we have ever stayed at. Overall cleanness is great. They have all sorts of activities and get togethers such as dancing, line dancing, singing and Pot Luck dinners. They have their own (desert style) golf course that is free. Many ATV groups and trails in the area. The sites overall are substantial. Drawbacks: It is fifty miles to shopping areas. There are a lot of power and water problems at some sites. The Wi-Fi is a vender that charges $40 a month for a service that is at best up 25% of the time. We camped at Fountain of Youth Spa in a Motorhome.

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