Palm Desert, California

Emerald Desert RV Resort

Palm Desert, California



Palm Desert, California
Phone: (877) 624-4140

Sites: 251
Recent Rate: $89 1/2016

Latitude: 33.7729404096752
Longitude: -116.336116790771

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 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 ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
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 no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • 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 no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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86 Reviews

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Jo Ann Hobbs

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $89.00
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We love Emerald Desert RV Park and come at least once a year for 2-3 weeks. The landscape and amenities are great. Lots to do in the Palm Springs area and lots of fantastic restaurants. The park has three dog parks, pickle ball courts, putting green, and a heated swimming pool. There is a laundry room. Although there is no propane sold at the park, a propane truck is in the park almost daily. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Take the cable car up the mountain in Palm Springs. Be sure to bring a jacket. Lots of golf courses, hiking trails, shopping, and casinos. Make a visit to the Living Desert Zoo/Museum. Don't miss the swap meet at the College of the Desert.

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Jane-D100

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $70.00
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We are here for the month of December on a special. Park is very clean, lovely landscaping. Many trees so we can't use our satellite. Wi-fi works well. Park does not have alot of activities but has 2 pools, fitness room, boccee ball, billiards. Staff is very nice and helpful. Dog park which we don't need but nice. Concrete pads, grass in between. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Walmart and Ralphs about 3 miles. Lots of restaurants and shopping close by. As others noted there is train noise but didn't bother us.

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User3274

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $79.00
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The ONLY down side is the train noise. Stay as close to Frank Sintra Drive as possible. I will say we didn't notice it so much during the day...and once asleep, it never woke us up. Beautiful, beautiful park. I only gave 4 stars on value due to train noise. So nice! We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Take the Tram at San Jacinto State Park and eat at the Peaks Restaurant. Great adventure for the day.

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Tech5709

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $61.00
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This is a top notch place with every amenity one could want. The common areas and pools are very well done. The sites are all level concrete pads with many having good amounts of shade from the mature trees. A bit on the pricey side but definitely a place that we'll return to. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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AlphaBorz

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $50.00
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Park was easy to get to. There is a train, but didn't bother me. We didn't swim, but the pool looked nice. We did use tennis court. There was only one, which wasn't a problem, but could have been had there been more people in the park. Also, there were leaves on the court that needed blowing off. We got one of the pull-through spots. Hookups were a bit oddly placed, kind of toward the middle of the spot on both sides, so we had to pull up all the way to the end. Our nose wasn't quite sticking out in the street, but a longer rig's might have been. Most spots seemed to have plenty of room, though. Overall very nice and clean, and front desk people were helpful. It's about 25 minutes from here to Palm Springs. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Scimastr

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $88.00
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This is a very nice park. My only issue is that the RV's are too close together, either on the sides or back to back! Many spaces in this park are right on top of each other. Check the park map and be careful which section you reserve in, if this is important to you. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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fifth wheeler

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $80.00
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Nicest park I've ever been to! Clean, beautiful landscaping. Several dog runs. Expensive. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

We went on a hike at the Cochella preserve, and a 20 mile bike tour to Mecca. Both enjoyable. We used the Grand Paw doggy day care when we couldn't bring our dog. They were wonderful.

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Dragon breath

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $73.00
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I have been staying here for many years during the Indian Wells tennis tournament. It is an easy four mile bike ride away. ED has a five star physical space relative to the area RV parks. It was bought by Sunland Resorts about two years ago. Through several changes in their management style, it still has a five star space, but with a three star, at best, experience. First, wifi now is given as a one hour free service with a fee if you want more. Unfortunately, the hour begins when you sign in and ends an hour later. Even if you were only on line for ten minutes. Unacceptable in this day and age and daily rate, and user unfriendly at that. Second, the grounds as of last year, was adults only. This enabled a quiet relaxing experience at the pool and grounds and made the resort unique. This year the experience was like being at a camp with hordes of noisy children everywhere. I inquired at the registration and they said that there is an adults only "quiet time" at the pool between I think between 12 - 2. Really! I do not have a pet, but neighbors who had a dog mentioned that now there is a pet fee which they were negatively surprised by. After my experience this year, I will not be back. If you stay here try to get a site close to Frank Sinatra drive. On the other side of the park are train tracks and the interstate. Trains run all day and most of the night and it is very noisy. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Ruskin

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $79.00
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This is one of the best RV parks we have ever stayed at. Until this one, the Blue Water Key RV Resort in Key West was the best but this one was better. The staff was great. When I was setting up our 5'er I noticed some ant beds. I called the office and within two minutes someone from the grounds crew arrived to spray the ant beds, the expansion cracks in the concrete, and any part of our coach that was touching the ground. As a result, we had no problems with ants during our 13-night stay stay. The grounds are beautifully maintained. Spaces are close but reasonable. There is a nearby train (seems like a lot of RV parks are located near train tracks) but I never found it to be a problem at our site. We were in site 400 and were able to utilize it as a pull through because our travel companions had not yet arrived in their RV. The only problem we had with our site is that we had exposure to the sun all day and our awning provided very little relief. That's not the fault of the park but mention it so you can try to pick a site that avoids this problem. Our friends who parked at the other end of the site pad in 401 faced the other direction and had shade all day. So, pay attention to the park map orientation and try to get a site facing away from the sun. Many sites are well shaded. Others are not. There is a nice dog park but management is very lenient and seems to allow you to walk your dog in any of the numerous grassy areas so long as you clean up. We never observed any left behind poop while walking our dogs. Palm Desert is a very clean town and extremely easy to navigate. They do have free WiFi but it is limited to 75 Mb. The paid WiFi was very good on all devices. There are numerous good restaurants and a lot of things to do in the area. We stayed for two weeks and plan to come back next year and stay for two months. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

There is a street fair in downtown Palm Springs every Thursday evening at 6:00 PM. Get there by 4:00 to find parking. Have drinks and dinner at the Matchbox while waiting. All American made goods. Parking is right behind the restaurant. The RV park itself hosts a farmers market every Wednesday. Also check-out the Living Desert Zoo. There is also another trader's fair every week at the local College of Desert. Too many good restaurants to mention and a lot of good shopping for the ladies.

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tmcc

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $80.00
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Stayed for 3 weeks. Everything is very well maintained. There is trains close by. It didn't bother us, but other RV'ers thought it was loud. A lot of free entertainment at the pool. Very nice park. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Tredguy

Review Count: 99
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $45.00
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Way nice park. Very clean and well run. You can feel the pride here. Nice sized pads are level cement, but some are a bit tight getting into. Pools and spas are very nice. We were here for a rally with 175 rigs and the staff did a great job. Wi-Fi was strong all over the park. Some sites get heavy train &and traffic noise so they get a 9. We would stay here again. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Scimastr

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $90.00
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This RV park has been greatly improved. We stayed here a couple of years ago and there were ants everywhere! Now they are ant free and it's beautiful. The grass is lush and the grounds are beautiful. The back to back spots need some privacy hedges or fences; it is uncomfortable to be so close to one's neighbors. There is construction noise in the early morning and train noise throughout the night, so it's not very quiet. The front office staff are very nice and helpful. However, some of the grounds crew and escorts are surly and act like they don't want to be approached. The trees need some serious trimming as our satellite was extremely difficult to pick up. Trimming would do the trick without losing the beauty of the trees. But it's still an improvement from the last time we were here! We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Dreaming

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $70.00
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The staff are very friendly and helpful. The park is immaculate and the green grass and shade trees were a welcome change from other parks we have visited in the southwest. The park has good signage and is easy to get to from the Interstate. The roads are an adequate size and the sites are flat concrete and accommodate big rigs. However, the sites, at least those on the east side of the park, are a bit narrow and cars barely fit on the concrete in front of the RV. No table is provided. Utilities were located in good position but the sewer has a concrete island around it that made it difficult to seat the hose. We had to use an extension. The park offers free cable and Wi-Fi, although it can be slow when many campers try to access it at once. There are two large dog parks, and their people can play on the tennis and Pickleball courts, putting greens or driving range, or visit the health center, hot tub or pool. Massages are available by appointment. The club has a nice clubhouse for group meetings. One down side to this location is that the train tracks are very close. Luckily the tracks are smooth and the trains rarely blow their horns. Some of the noise is shielded by storage buildings that run along part of the park's perimeter. While we were there several bikes we're stolen, including one of ours. Apparently this is a recurring problem as we were warned to lock our bikes, but locks were cut. We hope to be able to stay at the park in the future. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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FireFlyer

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $70.00
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Stayed at Emerald Desert over the Christmas-New Year holiday. We have been here before and return because we have always had a positive experience. Staff in the office was helpful throughout the visit. As usual, the park was immaculate. Wi-Fi works (performance deteriorated a lot once the park filled up). Excellent pool. Excellent laundry facilities. Clean restrooms and showers. Hookups well kept and worked well. Convenient to everything in the Coachella Valley. Not cheap, but we don't mind paying more for quality. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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User3351

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

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $85.00
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We have been coming to this park for 10 years or more. It used to be one of the best parks in California, but has increased prices to ridiculous levels over the last 4 years. Staff has often been curt and discourteous, so much so that I exchanged several emails with an executive of Sunland (governing corp) about the previous two stays. It is only about 1/3 the size of what it used to be. What is still there is well maintained and lush, but the prices are beyond reason for most folks, and still going up. We did get one of the sites we requested on this trip (which did not happen on the previous two trips). I think that the high prices are the reason that we saw so many empty sites this trip. We spoke to several other patrons during this stay and the feeling was consistent that they would not be returning because of the prices. We camped at Emerald Desert RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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