49 RV Parks near North Palm Springs, California
Jan 2018 - $10.00
Black Rock campground is on the northwest corner of Joshua Tree National Park. The campground is inside the park, and there are some very nice hiking trails nearby, but to get to the main part of the park, you'll drive about 15 miles east through the town, to get to the actual park entrance. The advantage of being on the edge of the park and next to the town is that cell service is excellent. The disadvantage is that it doesn't feel like "Joshua Tree." You're not in the rocks like at most of the other Joshua Tree campgrounds. The campground itself is okay. Not fancy, no amenities. The interior roads are in terrible shape. A crew was filling potholes the entire time we were there, but I think it was a battle they were not going to win. Our site was fine, but some sites are not level. There is a dump station for an extra $5. - AnnP
Dec 2017 - $20.00
Access to the park from Yucca Valley is good. Signage is easy to follow. Parameter roads are pretty rough but we didn't have any problems. We arrived on a Saturday morning without reservations. There was one site left. We took it. Check in was pleasant and informative. The clerk let us know that she was ready to start her vacation. One would have expected to have been given the bums rush but she took her time to let us know about JTNP and surrounding areas.
Our site was extremely unlevel. When we got there, we just wanted to set up camp and relax so we didn't scope out the lay of the land very well. When we tried to level our Coach, both right wheels were off the ground. That made for a big step to exit. The next day we had a good look at the site and nosing in made it do-able.
Being in the desert, the site was sand with some Yuccas and Joshua Trees. For us un-seasoned Canadians this was a treat. There is no street lighting so the skies at night were amazing. This is a weekend retreat because Sunday afternoon the park was almost empty. The Camp Host was a bit of an ass. We had our generator running while preparing dinner. At 7:03 PM he was banging on the door yelling at my wife to shut it down. We did not have any concept of the time. Yes, we should not have been running but there was a huge lack of tact. We shut it down right away but felt he was very heavy handed.
Fire pits were not cleaned out, sites were not raked, there seemed to be a lot of dog poop around but perhaps is was Coyote scat. If you have a dog beware of Sand Spurs. There are lots.
We spent a week here and enjoyed our time. It cost us $20.00 per night and we feel we recieved good value. There are no restaurants or stores withing walking distance. Most services are available in Yucca Valley about 10 minutes away. - Rollin Ollens
Nov 2017 - $10.00
I am worried about this park. It is on a hillside and in dire need of repair, the sites need to be leveled, old infrastructure needs to be removed and the asphalt needs to be removed or repaired. There are few dollars available to the parks, I doubt this park will receive them as it is not popular like Yellowstone, Yosemite, etc. We would probably not return, but as stated above we came here because we could get a reservation. Didn't want to drive our RV all the way into the park and get skunked but would have rather parked in the rocks. This entire park is often full. - saturn7
Dec 2017 - $50.00
Access to the park is not so good. The tail of our coach scraped going in (as have many others from the scars left behind). There is a rear access...it is worse. The office was open but no one around. There was not a bell or any means of attracting the attention of the management. Finally, a young man emerged. He was pleasant and informative. He apologized for the poor internet that was available. He suggested that we keep an eye out for coyotes if we were to walk our dog outside of the park. There is no other place to walk them. We did not receive a hard copy receipt. We had a choice of e-mail or text if we wanted a record.
Our site #1 was small and very unlevel but we were able to make it work. Hookups were to the left and in good condition W, P & S but no cable connection. (It is advertised). When asked about cable TV we were told we were welcome to watch the office TV. It has cable. The grounds we neat and tidy. There is only concrete and dirt though and that's okay, it is in the desert. If there was a pool we did not see one nor was one mentioned at check in. The clientele are mostly permanents but their sites were tidy. The internet was non existent. We could not log on and we were right across from the office.
Had we not been on the road all day, we would have asked for our money back and stayed at a Walmart. This is a $20.00 per night park at best. All it has going for it is the power, water and sewer.
Not located in the nicest part of town. We paid $56.74 ($49.99 + $5.75 tax) and we will never be back. - Rollin Ollens
May 2017 - $45.00
This is a tiny park and with few amenities. Space they had reserved for my trailer was not big enough, although they insisted it was, and we could not stay there. Some spaces looked to be reasonable size; all were back-in; and most looked to be seasonal. The space reserved for us was in front of the admin/laundry/meeting building and our hitch would have stuck out into the lane; and no room for the truck. They charged me 2 nights anyway per their policy. Beware if you make a reservation! From what I saw, the place looked relatively clean. Pool was tiny. - AL Sojourner
May 2016 - $40.00
Have been staying here once a month for my husband's Dr. Appts. the Asst. Mgr. is the best very friendly and helpful, but the owner's son is hard to deal, he has taken over business and intimidates and makes you very uncomfortable. He has let things go around the grounds. It now has lots of weeds and stickers, showers need a good cleaning, animal droppings not picked up on the grounds, and he doesn't give the discounts advertised. - Cherishedgirls
May 2012 - $0.00
We were on our way west and stopped for fuel at the Morongo Travel Center. We then decided to boondock in their parking lot. The lot is asphalt and relatively level and located at the far back of the casino/hotel. Park perpendicular to the marked parking spaces for an easier level. The experience was much nicer than our previous stays at the casinos in the Indio area, and about 15 degrees cooler for this time of the year. We would have no problem staying here again. The price reflected is actually zero, but of course you don't factor in what's spent at the casino. They also have casino shuttles that occasionally come through the parking lot, but it's not a long walk from the parking lot to the casino and restaurants. - James T
Jan 2012 - $0.00
This is a big parking lot behind the casino. I followed the signs to "RV Parking" and that isn't the overnight parking. The shuttle van drove up as we pulled in and cheerfully guided us to the correct lot. He told us we could stay as long as five nights. There is a dumpster available. There are train tracks in the area, but far enough away that the trains were barely noticeable. When you sign up for a player's card in the casino, each of you gets a card good for $10 in the casino restaurants. This is a very convenient stopover along I-10 just west of Palm Springs. - Denali
May 2015 - $1.00
I was one night at this park. It happened to be fogged in so I did walk the area, I could only see about 200 feet.
My site was nice, and spacious in the woods. I was next to a long term renter.
This entire park is nestled in the woods, among trees and boulders. Driving through here in a big RV or with a big trailer is not for the faint of heart. My 24 foot van was no problem.
The road in is a pretty steep hill.
The Rangers that checked me in were very friendly and offered plenty of good advice about navigating the many roads in the park. - StormRunner
Oct 2014 - $1.00
Nice wooded park. We were up top near the pool in a nice 50 amp site. Park was fairly empty because it was starting to get cooler. Many things to do in the area and casino's aren't too far away. We enjoyed our week long stay. - acampingfan
Jul 2014 - $1.00
Third stay in last 8 years. This is a mountainside park with lots of trees and boulders. Hard to avoid obstacles in a big rig. Came up on a Friday at 3PM check-in time and spent an hour finding a suitable site. First site selected was too sloped to allow Levelers to work. Next site over worked with a little jockeying. Sewer sites are all taken by seasonal members with leases. Dump station tight to get into. Nice cabins. OK for big rigs but perfect for smaller units. Very few 50 amp sites also taken by seasonals. Wonderful wilderness camp near to charming town of Idyllwild. Trip up the mountain is not for the squeamish. Worth the trip. - Cochise
Sites: 33 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 6 Reviews
Jun 2017 - $35.00
We reserved our site online. It was difficult getting the trailer in due to the angle of the road to the spacious site. After that feat was accomplished we enjoyed our stay there. I would definitely come back to camp here but choose a site that works better for our trailer. The location can't be beat. Loved the break from the heat being in the mountains. - arteacher
May 2017 - $51.00
We were only able to be here one night while traversing the country from Orlando to LA. Very pretty place to be. We intend to come back for a week. The town of Idyllwild is just outside the park and looks like great place to check out. It took us an hour to get up the mountain and an hour to get down. Fairly steep with a winding road. The road provides turn outs every couple of miles so you can allow the faster vehicles, not towing a trailer, to pass. - Pietrzyk
Apr 2017 - $35.00
Awesome park. Walk to downtown Idyllwild. Stayed in Sp-26, now a full-HU site w/sewer. The other electric sites are being upgraded and most are now 30amp. Lots of shade and growth, well spaced, semi-private. Very pleased, will stay here again !! - Nevada Nick
Apr 2017 - $25.00
This was my Yosemite backup. When you can't get a campsite at Yosemite, you get one at Idyllwild. This campground was really good. I was able to get a really large campsite (Site 93) with plenty of room for our outdoor stuff. The map shows it as a back-in, but I got there and was able to pull through. There are decent hiking trails with trailheads extremely nearby, and the trails allow dogs. We were able to ride our bikes to the local town; we happened to be there for the Easter Egg hunt. The campsites are fairly un-level and they're marked a little haphazardly. There were community water spigots all over the place, but they were frozen for one of the mornings we were there--thawed later that afternoon. Campsites include a fire-ring/grill and a picnic table. Most of the campsites are for tents but there is a section at one end dedicated to RVs. I didn't see any Class A's. The interior roads are a little tight for big rigs. No dump station. Overall it was a quiet weekend getaway that we all really enjoyed and would happily do again. - Arash
Jun 2013 - $20.00
My rate was $20 plus a $7 reservation fee. This was a nice cool place to camp out of the heat of the valley below. I wish I could spend more time up here. Do not expect level sites like you would find in an RV park. Many of these sites are designed for tents, but you can get an RV in there. There are two buildings with showers, one at the very front of the campground (near the day use parking lot), and one near the middle of the campground. My campsite was at the very back of the campground, and at my site Verizon service was poor, so your mileage may vary. I would stay here again. - Rick Scholz
Mar 2013 - $10.00
Rate reflects Passport America. Most of campground was closed when I was there. I was in a paved level site near the entrance of the campground. I walked campground and some sites towards the end turnaround loop also looked suitable for smaller RVs (I have 25' C). Good Verizon signal. Walking distance to town and restaurants. Mixed forest with pine trees in campground, very pretty. Friendly helpful campground host. - tpild
Feb 2018 - $100.00
First the good, it is a beautiful park with lots of green areas and trees, the trees are trimmed so there is no danger in damage and it is easy to get satellite service. The clubhouse and pool area are nice and they appear to have a lot of activities to keep the full timers occupied. Now the bad, sites are too small in length for today's coaches. We could barely fit our 40' motorhome and car into the site. The streets are narrow and because of the small site size, cars are on the edge of the road. The trains and freeway are noisy. The checkin was awful, one person (nice) to answer the phone, check people in, and answer questions from full-timers, in a park this size this was a terrible first impression. Not worth the $100 a night for a "deluxe" site even in their busiest time of year. - sjones
Feb 2018 - $85.00
Pricey but beautiful and immaculate every where you look. Office staff is excellent. This is probably our tenth visit to Emerald Desert and have already made our 20219 reservations. One negative: The longer you ait to make your reservations, the more it will cost you. - SSM 46
Nov 2017 - $70.00
Similar to other comments - service was poor and slow, especially at check in. They can't help the train and highway noise but they have control over all the machines going in the middle of the day. It's a lovely (if expensive) facility, too bad they can't sort out the service side. - whisconn
Feb 2018 - $1.00
We found TT Palm Springs to be a great park! We wished we could have stayed longer. Staff was welcoming and helpful. Laundry room were clean, well lit and at a great price too. Showers and washrooms by the laundry in our section were spotless. We enjoyed the pool and spa after our days exploring Joshua Tree NP. Overall, this is our favorite TT so far! :-) Only issue about our site 402 was the sewer connection. With an above ground level sewer cap, we were unable to use our sewer since our line was running slightly uphill. We would have changed site if we had stayed longer, but we were fine for our 4-night stay. We would come back to this TT! - chantalcnrobw
Mar 2017 - $1.00
We are a family of 4 with 2 kids ages 9 and 10. We quickly noticed that there are not many kids that visit this campground. The pool was nice and we enjoyed biking around. The campground is basically just a very large parking lot. First come first served on sites so don't arrive late! we saw some big rigs just driving around frustrated because there are a ton of sites that are not big rig friendly! No free wifi. - Howls_Castle
Mar 2017 - $1.00
We spent two weeks here and truly loved it. While the campsites are not spacious, we had plenty of room for our rig. We had a picnic table and an asphalt patio. The site was level, neighbors were friendly and quiet, and we had full hook-ups. Verizon signal was strong. The campground is located right beside interstate 10. At the front of the park, there is road noise. We stuck to the back section and found it to be very peaceful. The entire park is nestled into a grove of palm trees. There are organized activities, but we didn't participate in them. We did enjoy the Palm Springs area very much. - ppalmer21
Feb 2016 - $10.00
Not really a full review after only 24 hours here, in the winter, but the campground is quiet and looks clean and well-maintained and I'd definitely return.
There are some things I wanted to mention because I did not see them elsewhere:
(1) Verizon service is good throughout the whole park.
(2) This park is not really in Banning itself, but 12 miles up the winding mountain road toward Idyllwild. Don't be fooled into thinking that this is not slightly scary to get to.
(3) Dig out your jack pads before you come, because the sites are asphalt (wish I'd planned ahead!)
(4) The sites are laid out in an unusual pattern, with groups of both back-in and pull-thru sites in short "nodes", with lots of grassy spaces between nodes. It strikes me that this is one of the best arrangements I've ever seen for family groups with multiple RVs, or small groups traveling together.
(5) The sewer connections are exactly 3" in diameter and threaded on the outside. I had nothing - including my 4-in-1 slip adapter - which would fit these. I guess you need a rubber seal connector and that's the only thing that works? Just come prepared.
As with Thousand Trails parks, you pick your spot. But when I called the office to give them my site number, they refused to take it over the phone. She said I had to give them that information in person?!
I have no toad and it's a long walk back, so I guess they'll have to live without it. That's been my only negative experience here. - Karen On The Road
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Very clean park with over 800 camping spots, two pools one for children and one for adults, bar, resturant and snack bars at each pool. I dont recommend camping here in August due to the heat. We will be back. - snarlin
Jul 2014 - $10.00
This is a membership park. It's in a great location, a huge campground, plenty of area for walking, lots of trees and grass, plenty of birds if you like to put out feeders, nice sized spaces with good wifi (for a fee). One of our favorite spots when in California. It's steep and winding getting to and from the park, but worth the trouble to get there. - NoPlaceLikeRoam
Mar 2017 - $25.00
There were no reviews on this place so took a chance as it was close to friends who winter in the area. It is actually not an RV "resort". It is a 40 acre Park Model/mobile home park that contains abodes of various states of repair and vintage from new park models to old vacant mobile homes. The RV spots are located in a small section in the back corner of the park - 36 fairly narrow spots on 2 streets with sites that are not laid out very well & have overgrown vegetation. It is NOT big rig friendly. We were in site T-9 and it was the most challenging spot we have ever had to back into as the road is not very wide. Not sure how the RV section came to be as they do not cater to the needs of an RVer at all - limited office hours, slow response to inquiries, minimum stay of 7 days, no assistance if you need anything (we had to trim branches to fit into our spot, 50 amp service at post was faltering and had to switch to 30 amp - no one came to fix it for our remaining 3 days). You also need to arrange & pay for your own cable service - minimal OTA channels, one in English. Electric is extra, even for 7 day stay. After $100 deposit they mail you a check for any remaining funds, office staff had no idea what the kwh charge would be. Weekly rate is $150 w/o elec. rate I listed was a guess including elec. Positives- inexpensive place to stay in a very nice part of Palm Desert. It is located on highway 74 2 miles uphill from El Paseo in the foothills of the San Jacinto/Santa Rosa mtns. Some RV spots have nice views of the mountains. Park is very quiet and feels safe - fenced in with locked gate at night. Small pool area looked nice. For a smaller rig just looking for a place to park & you won't be spending time there it may be ok given the cheap price. - Nautical Wheelers