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50 RV Parks near North Palm Springs, California
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
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Very nice county park in the mountains surrounded by large pines. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Park has no hookups but numerous water stations throughout the park. Restroom were not clean and 2 of the toilets in the women's restroom were clogged. Sites on upper loop are very uneven making it difficult to level a trailer (luckily, the recent storms created a ditch in the one side of our site which allowed us to place one wheel in to level). - WoodShed22
May 2010 - $21.00
Just returned from a long Memorial Day weekend at Hurkey Creek, our first visit. This is a Riverside County Park: all dry camping. It is at 4,000 feet altitude in the big pine trees surrounded by mountains. Within a 15 minute drive of Idyllwild, 30 minutes to Palm Springs. Overall, it was a beautiful weekend. The positives: Beautiful scenery, relatively cool weather, great hiking and mountain bike trails, friendly staff (and they did a good job of enforcing the quiet time, even on the crazy holiday weekend). The park was clean, you can book reservations on a very good web site with up-to-date pictures of each site. The negatives: No cell coverage (no one in our group had cell coverage, regardless of carrier: you have to drive up the mountain toward Idyllwild to get a connection). The showers/restrooms were older, dark and dingy. 50 cents for the shower. The roads are all paved, but the sites are dirt (DG). We lucked into one that was fairly level, but a LOT of the sites are uneven and sloping. The web site has pictures of each site: pay attention! I mentioned earlier that there are no hookups, no dump station either. All in all, it was a good weekend, but this is iffy, for us, for a return trip. It is very difficult for me to be completely out of contact (job). Also, unless you're REALLY paying attention when you book reservations, it would be pretty easy to end up in a terrible site. - FireFlyer
Jul 2009 - $21.00
This was the first time we camped here: we loved it. We felt like we were a million miles away but it's only 1 hour from Temecula. Mountain feel, lots of pine trees, camp clean and quiet. Would highly recommend this campground. - cisbell
Oct 2017 - $55.00
Typical KOA, long enough , level site so we didn't have to unhook the tow. Dog park was ok but we thought our smallest dog might be able to get under one gate. Everything worked. The trains were noisy but typical for RV parks next to train tracks or highways or between them. I would stay there again - Go often
Mar 2017 - $45.00
Stayed here 2 nights in March. Nice park , well kept , on the edge of town , but very convenient for food and shopping. Nice folks with a great staff. Excellent sites that will only get better as the shrubs mature between them. We will definitely stay here again ! - DalenDeb
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We've stayed here before. It is located adjacent to a high school, on Friday nights you may experience football games. But it was not objectionable. When I called for the reservation, I was given space 70. Upon arrival (after the office was closed) we were switched to site 73. Arrived at site 73 to find it previously assigned to another RV. To solve this issue, we pulled into the best suited open site for us. I'm sure we took someone's assigned site. This location was quiet and a very few children running around. Utilities were acceptable, didn't try the pool, cable or WiFi. Our site didn't have large trees but most sites do. The sites are packed gravel and somewhat level. The streets are asphalt. The grounds were neat and tidy. The are was windy but not that bad. Just windy to not extend awnings.
We did enjoy sitting out in the evening and watching the wonderful sunsets and sunrises.
For a pull thru, the site was just long enough for a 30' TT. Had to park sideways and barely made it.
Overall, it was quiet and will return again. - SD75mac
May 2017 - $30.00
I have camped here many times 20+/- years ago. We came back in May in my RV. I forgot that you CANNOT swim in this lake, well unless you swim in their float areas (blow up slides) for an additional LARGE fee. Why??? We booked near where the map showed the floating toys were so the grandkids could go swimming, and they moved it to another location and couldnt enjoy it. The campground has a section of people who live in their RV's and it is very trashy looking. Spaces with old worn out fake grass around them and lots of clutter. Looks like a homeless camp. This is the main section for RV hookups. There other areas are dry or some service. I had google mapped it when I booked, and I could tell it was trashy looking, so we opted for dry camping. However, the spaces are not really big enough for RVs in most spaces. I literally had someone with their trailer not 5 feet from my RV. Horrible way to camp. Had I known that, I would have stayed in the city, at least there the neighbors are 20 feet away. There were far too few trees for a campground this old. In the summer you need shade. They have done nothing to provide shade for most of the camp sites. Last, I dont know if this is a California thing (I am a resident) or a Lake Hemet thing. The pot smell (skunk smell) was way too frequent. The neighbor (Mr. 5 ft) was smoking, as was someone a few camp sites away. They would walk around smoking, and once stood there on the other side of our camp with the wind coming directly at us. Even the young kids were commenting on what stinks! Lastly, for RV's, many of the sites are not very accommodating for the larger RV's, 5th Wheels and trailers. We saw many people struggle to get into their spaces. Ours was a back in, and I could barely get in. They place large boulders near drive lane with tight spaces. I dont think we will be back. Not the best way to get away from it all. - Jewels RV
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Arrive with my family to our RV site to find out, it was double booked. The people staying at that campsite, immediately went down to office. A staff member came back to campsite and explained and apologized. He complimented with another hook up spot of my choice, wasn't much to choose from at that time. I was upset at first, but the staff really stepped up and helped me with my stay. They made me a Happy Camper. We even stayed an extra night. I've been coming here since the 60s. I've seen this place go through its changes good or bad. I still love this place, it has a natural beauty to it and it's close to home. Will....you keep doing what your doing, and good luck with your Adventure with Lake Helmet, I'll BE BACK. - Mark Echavarria
Sep 2012 - $36.00
Large family-friendly park. A mixed-use park for sure. There were many permanent mobile homes, as well as long-stay trailers. There was a RV camp and a tent camp on opposite sides of the lake inlet. Camp 2 is where we stayed. We were originally given a spot in between two permanent homes, but we asked for a different spot in a more open area. We were reluctantly given the spot by a very unhelpful front-gate. The front-gate people were unfamiliar with the occupancy of their park and gave incorrect directions to our spot. The lake is fun, you can rent boats and fishing gear. The park is very peaceful at night. The roads are tight for a rig over 30ft. Will stay here again now that we know what lots to avoid. - ArnerJoey
Apr 2018 - $113.00
Fabulous stay during Coachella!! Tent was all ready for us so we just could have fun with no worries. Restrooms were clean, the pond and grounds were beautiful, staff extremely helpful and friendly... couldn't have asked for more. And it was a steal next to other RV camps in the area for that weekend. Will come again! - ckh22
Mar 2018 - $70.00
We love this place. We stay here every time we are on the area. We are Californians, so it's usually the front end or back end of a longer trip, but the staff is friendly, easy to get by phone, the park is well maintained, the other RVers feel like a family (in a good way). The park is very dog-friendly; space to walk and 3 small grass dog runs. The pool is a nice warm temp. Aside from being near a busy road (as are many RV parks), it's always quiet. Some spaces are narrow, but separated by hedges, so it feels fairly private. Park can accommodate all sizes. - Dweatherwax
Mar 2018 - $70.00
This is an older park that is very well maintained. There is a lot of grass, a nice pool/spa area, and a pond to make it feel cooler in the hot months. The park is gated for a secure feeling, the staff is super nice, and they have several sites that can accomodate big rigs like ours. While the price may seem high, relatively speaking for this time of year in the desert it was a deal. - barbielab
Apr 2013 - $25.00
This campground is filled mostly with residential campers. The staff was very friendly, but none too efficient. Had to pay in cash as the don't accept credit cards. The bathroom/shower was bare-bones, not very clean, and lacked toilet paper. Water, electricity (30 amp), and sewer connections were all okay. The site was wide, with room for the RV, a concrete patio, and our car side-by-side. - DaveInOhio
Jan 2010 - $22.00
I wish to warn anyone to make sure you speak to someone before you stay here-you may wind up with an unsatisfactory site. I wound up leaving early the next morning and going to the other RV park. I called two times to make a reservation and was not called back. I chose to go anyway due to its close proximity to the entrance to the the Joshua Tree National Monument. I thought if there was nothing available I would go to the other park. I pulled up to the office and asked if a space was available. She asked if I had an adapter as she only had a fifty amp space available at an empty mobile home lot. She told me I would need to unhook my truck as the road to the site was behind me and there was no place to turn around. I unhooked my truck and drove to the site and went back for my motor home. There were two very old trailers (not mobile homes) on either side of me with one having a lot of clutter around it. Turned out the sewer hookup would not fit my RV sewer hose and I was nervous about the electric hookup voltage since it was a mobile home hookup so I dry docked for the night at a bit more than dry dock price. One of the "neighbors" was noisy at night. I did see some nice RV sites at the front of the park; so my advice is to make sure you get a reservation for what you want before you go. On the other hand if you want stunning views and real quiet (this is in January) go to the other park. - nanzhere
Jan 2006 - $25.00
We stayed here over New Year's 2005/2006. During the four nights we were there the bathrooms were not cleaned once. No TP, no soap, no towels. We would not stay here again. - march2397
Nov 2007 - $1.00
After trying to call Bob's RV Roundup for several days and getting only a busy signal, we drove by it today. The campground is closed and fenced off; it looks like they are tearing out the sites. - Ray Z
Mar 2007 - $33.00
Convenient park for overnight or short-term stays. Sites are close together but pull-throughs are easily accessible, even for big rigs. Most of the back-in sites around the perimeter appeared to be occupied by long-term residents. Sites are mostly grass with a small concrete patio area. Bathrooms/showers are small and old. The gentleman who works in the office was very friendly and helpful when making reservations on the phone and when checking in. - Ray Z
Aug 2006 - $25.00
Not a bad park (has lots of pull throughs), but not a destination, either. Good for a night to squeeze in among the many permanent residents for an overnight sleep and be on your way in the morning. Good cable TV, 30 and 50 amp. service, water and sewer. Just far enough from I-10 not to be noisy, but close enough to jump back on quick. We'd stay here again for an overnighter. - Scott & Karen
Jan 2018 - $35.00
It was basically a large parking lot with 4 rows of parking (approx. 60 spaces), all hard packed dirt/sand (not gravel), so maneuvering any size motorhome isn't an issue. There is NO grass, all sites are back in, and all utilities are at the back of the RV, so you may need extensions for some of the hookups, which were water, 30A electric and sewer, but no cable. The water was easy to connect to, and the water pressure was sufficient. The WiFi connection was OK to their access point, but the internet bandwidth was poor at best. Verizon cell signal was 5 out of 5 bars, and one OTA TV station was available. We don't use restrooms/showers, so we can't render an opinion on those items. We did not notice any significant road noise, but noise like that doesn't bother us anyway. The price was somewhat high considering it was a bare-bones site but with full hookups, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It's a no frills place with minimal amenities, but for a couple of night stay, it had everything we needed. - Don Gagnon
Oct 2017 - $25.00
This is a great find mere minutes from josha tree national park entrance. It isnt a typical rv park, and it is a well kept secret for quiet rv and tent camping near hwy 62 and joshua tree at $25 a nite. Spaces are quite large, with full hook ups and 30amp service. There is a clean shower house recently renovated w strongest water pressure Ive had in 10 years and on demand hot water. A couple nites a week the bar opens for bingo nite and a large closed sheltered pavillion w lights and fans makes for an unusual rv park perk. The pavillion has bbq grill and would be a perfect place to take refuge from winds and rain while camping. Some sites have fire rings and picnic tables. This is a clean, quiet, safe budget friendly place that people haven't discovered yet. Call to reserve as there isnt an on duty camp host. - tango t
Sep 2017 - $35.00
Nothing fancy, just a sand lot with hook-ups. 30 amp service only, low water pressure. There is WiFi but it is very weak. This park is not marked very well and many people miss the entrance and end up in the community center parking lot. The manager told me that they aren't really running an RV park, that it's mostly used for shows and special events. Our's was the only RV there. - KD7UCH
Jun 2018 - $20.00
This was a two day stop over from Lake Havasu to Oceanside CA. This was off season so only 20 bucks a night. This location is all about snow birds. No one there this time of year and cheap. The costco was right across the road. Everything worked and was pleasant enough. Verizon good. Tv cable good. Would think during the winter this would be a busy place. Cheap and cheerful for stop over. We saw no one while we were there. - FrancisandRenee
Mar 2018 - $67.00
The park was very quiet and clean. There were lots of long term residents in the park. The residents and staff were very friendly. The pace was a little tight but large enough to enable us to fully extend our four slides. We would stay here again. - Discover
Aug 2017 - $19.00
Two night stay . Very clean and neat park. Nice folks. Used Rec center to play games because it was cooler than rv. Good wi-fi and cable. We had plenty of room between spots at site 146. - Joyce Denke