3 Parks near Palm Desert, California
Apr 2016 - $70.00
Overpriced, noisy (from trains and street), short back-in space for our 38ft motorhome with 3 slides. Our tow just barely fit. Requested a QUIET, pull-through spot. Got a short, noisy back-in spot instead, with little shade and close quarters to our neighbor. We were in site #9, right over the wall from entrance and the "Frank Sinatra Drive speedway". No table.
No daily newspaper. Could not get one of the 3 main channels on cable during our stay.
Daily trash pickup at site was nice. Staff guided us to our site and helped with back-in. Small pool we didn't use.
This place appears to focus more on their abundant and lovely grounds maintenance than on their RV customer.
We stayed for 3-4 nights. Would not return. Very expensive park at $70 a day. - westie
Apr 2016 - $50.00
We stayed here 6 nights with a rally group, then an additional three nights because our truck broke down and took a week to fix. The park is beautiful and well maintained. We also experienced loud live music at the main pool one evening (we moved to the much smaller 'adult' pool - not big enough to do laps, but enough to get cooled off). The exercise room is very nice with a couple of elliptical machines, some treadmills and weights. The park also has a couple of golf 'holes' that you can use to practice chipping and putting. We found the wifi to be very fast, however the park was only 20%-50% full, so the results might be different if the park were full. The sites do not include picnic tables.
The only major drawback we found was the train tracks that run next to the park. Trains come by once or twice per hour. This will bother some people and not be an issue for others. We were in site 600 - mid way between the train tracks and Frank Sinatra Blvd. The sites numbered 2xx are closer to the train track and sites 6xx are further from the trains, but closer to the blvd. Sites lower than 200 are in a much denser area and I don't what the noise is like over there. - Bitbucket
Apr 2016 - $70.00
This RV park has beautiful grounds. The clubhouse and pool area a great for a campground. We were here with a group and the facilities for our group were very nice. We have a 42' class A motorhome. Our site was listed as a premium site, yet it was a back in and barely fit our rig. It was impossible to fit the car in front of it and not have a bit of the Jeep in the street. The wifi was unusable it was so slow. So we used our Verizon personal hot spot, but the reception was only OK. Very large and very nice dog area. Our pooch loved it. Lots!!! of flies though. When you sat down the flies were all over you. Trash picked up in front of your site.
There was a large wall/storage facility between us and the freeway and trains. The wall does lower the sound level, but there are lots of trains that go by. Lots of them. And a constant din and some blast from Interstate 10 which is right on the other side of the train tracks. After five days the noise was getting to me. Thankfully our coach is heavily built with double pane windows so that reduced it quite a bit. But we like to sleep with the windows open. Bring your ear plugs. - RFCN2
Mar 2016 - $1.00
We've stayed here before and will stay again - it is one of our favorite campgrounds. We love the trees, the hiking in Palm Springs and the delightful sunshine and warmth. Do the trees present a bit of a problem with parking? Ah, you have to watch them but most people I noticed didn't have any problems parking. If you're concerned, try the pull-thru section on the left hand side. Pull-thru have 30A, back-ins have 50A.
There are lots of activities but most people seem to be enjoying their own. The pool was filled the several times we walked by, the library is nice and has lots of choices and the bathrooms are always clean. Shopping is nearby and the entry-exit from Rt 10 is very easy.
Yes, there is more dirt and sand than usual but it is a drought in southern California and has been for several years. And, yes, the sand will filter in through your closed windows if it's breezy. There. - swike
Feb 2016 - $33.00
Roads are narrow, not wide enough for RV's over 33 feet. Only pull throughs open were for handicap, yet the park was full of handicap rigs parked everywhere but in the handicap spaces. The palm trees created narrow spaces and there were several stumps that prevented big rigs to back into spaces. The hook ups separated the back in spaces leaving rigs to need extra long electrical cords and water hoses. This is the worst place we've stayed. - lsduncan
Feb 2016 - $1.00
The Thousand Trails Palm Desert resort is convenient to the freeway and to shopping and activities in the area. There are also lots of activities to do at the resort.
Because of the drought, there is no watering of the grass and as a result, what little grass there is seems to be turning into sandy areas. If high winds are predicted, be sure to close your windows as the fine sand will cover everything inside (and outside) - and some will come in even with windows all closed!
The palm trees are nice to have in the park, though they do contribute to challenges in getting parked. We parked in one of the pullthru sites which are to the left as you enter the park; we didn't think our 43' motorhome would fit in the back-in sites on the other side of the park. If you have a long rig, you may want to particularly look for a site in the row (or rows) that have 3 palm trees across, versus the ones with 2, as they are significantly deeper.
We tripped the breaker at our site on a Sunday afternoon and couldn't get it reset. A call to the ranger station brought someone over immediately and he changed out the electric hookup in just a few minutes. - pattic777