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Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort

Palm Desert, California


77500 Varner Rd
Palm Desert, California 92211
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 401
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.76302
Longitude: -116.31014

Elevation: 123' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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56 Reviews

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $72.00
Overall Rating:

This park was once a date orchard and spacing between sites is governed by where the trees are growing. Due to a drought situation, the sites are mostly dry (dusty) dirt and paved RV parking area. Staff is very helpful and friendly, but I thought this was an over-priced stop on our cross country trip. Sites are a mix of pull-thru and back-in and are not assigned, just offered on a first come, first served basis. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
130
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

This park was a dump! Very dirty, a homeless encampment along one side (staff at gate told to us to stay away from that area as things from RVers have been stolen), very, very tight turning, making it almost impossible going around campground, as well as trying to turn into a campsite with our 35' FW! Wish we would have listened to others about the overall condition of this park! We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

If you're looking for luxurious sites with plenty of room for tents and toys, this place is going to be tough for you. If you want to be in the Palm Springs area and be surrounded by date palms, this is the spot. We've stayed here a few times with our Thousand Trails membership. When you enter the park, sites to the right are back-ins and are 50amp FHU. Sites to your left are pull thrus and 30 amp FHU. We've stayed in both sections and like them equally. There can be road noise as the park is beside the interstate. If you're off the road a little, we've found it not to be a bother. We never used the pool or spa. The bath houses are nice. The staff has always been super nice to us. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

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! We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
402
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
240
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Park is well maintained staff helpful and actives range from pickleball to water volleyball. You are surrounded by a number of events and plenty of shopping opportunities. If it's strictly camping your looking for this is probably not your 1st option but the park can give you the a bit of the outdoor feel. On the bad side has quite a bit of road noise from the freeway and if possible get a site towards the rear of the park. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

To much to list Go to the College of the Desert they have a flee market on weekends El Paseo shopping Of coarse Palm Springs we never did get to the Palm Springs tram ride but hear thats worth the time I guess that's for another trip.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Left half of the park are pull-through site with 30amp service. The right half are back-in sites with 50amp service. Reservations are accepted but sites are first-come first-serve. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Arrive early to get the best site. The city of Palm Springs is quite a long drive but there are several nearby cities with full tourist facilities.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Nice smaller 55+ park. Paved roads and concrete pads. Sites can be a but tight. No one was on either side of us our entire visit so we parked our car in the next site. Two pools. not much for activities. Right in Cathedral City so you are close to everything. Lots to do in the Palm Springs area. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

large park, lots of palm trees, lots of dusty sand. nice and roomy between spaces, more than normal. "gated" security which is nice. everyone seemed to abide to quiet times in our end of the park which was on the varner road end. very high traffic noise from main highway both day and night. train noise several times each night which was louder than the vehicles. we know why the opposite end of park was full; alot further from the noise. we will stay here again if we can get on quiet side. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
east
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

golf, shop, be stupid tourists

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $3.00
Overall Rating:

Thousand trails Rv resort Palm Springs in palm desert.

This is one of our favorite parks.

It's close to everything. And big enough to give the dogs a good walk around the park. They do have a "small dog" park on the property. It would be nice if it was bigger with a double gate.

The swimming pool area has really nice cabanas.

Bathrooms and laundry rooms are clean, I can't remember the exact cost for laundry, I think it was 1.50 for wash and 1.25 to dry. The park has a nice big activity center and a book trade one for one room. Nice staff and campers. The speed limit is 5 mph, the streets are paved, the camp sites are gravel/sand. The park is full of Palm trees and they have some citrus trees.

It is a very popular park during the winter, the weather is beautiful except for the sand storms that pop up sometimes. Rv'ers go there from all over every year.

This park has it all! But most of all they welcome "everyone" and they are very pet friendly, welcoming all dogs, large and small. Which in my book shows a warm and caring staff and company.

And no I'm not an employee of the park or thousand trails. We have a zone pass membership. And may join the full membership later.

Thank you thousand trails for giving so much happiness to all. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Walgreens, slater bros. true value. Bike shop and Thrift stores! Walmart, not too far away, lots of stores to choose from.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 47

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you like to hike, try the Ladders hike in Mecca. It's fun, not too challenging and a nice slot canyon. It will require a bit of agility though.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
230
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
111
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We needed some parts to repair a couple of things on our rig and one of the other guests at the park recommended that we go to Blair Station. It was quite an interesting shop, and I think he probably has about any RV part or supply that you might need!

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

For snowbirds who are Thousand Trails members, this is an excellent value for a place to escape winter. Not sure how I would feel if I had to pay a premium to stay here, though.

The spots are close together, and always full. There are more people in this park than I have ever experienced at a TT park - always very busy. If you're the social type who likes to meet lots of people and join in activities, it's a great place. If you're claustrophobic, like being alone, or have a large rig, I'd keep looking. On walks I saw large class A's practically shoehorned into the back-in sites.

I loved the palm trees more than I thought I would. There are lots of them, and some fruit trees, too, which the park encourages you to pick. What isn't paved or asphalt is sand. Not a big deal. At other parks it's dirt (or mud!), gravel, or pine needles, all of which will track into your rig, so I don't know what others are complaining about.

The Pros: Perfect Verizon service, really well-maintained hook-ups (if awkwardly placed - first time I've ever needed a power cord extension), sparkling rest rooms, several pickle ball courts, awesome weather in January, great view of snow-capped mountains, UPS and FedEx delivery direct to your site, friendly staff who bend over backwards to help.

The Con: OMG, SO noisy at night! Not the campers - this is the usual quiet, considerate TT crowd I'm used to at all the other parks. But there just is no escaping the traffic noise. At the suggestion of the ranger, I parked all the way in the back of the park, but the freeway just never sleeps. I'm probably more sensitive to this than some others, because I've never lived close to a busy road, but even with all my windows closed, I can still hear it at night.

I rated this an 8 instead of a 10 just for that reason. I will come back here for my required time out from the park I consider my winter home, but this would not be it. We camped at Thousand Trails - Palm Springs RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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