7.4 Good
     
Palm Springs, California

Happy Traveler RV Park

Palm Springs, California


211 W Mesquite Ave
Palm Springs, California 92264
Phone: (760) 325-8518

Sites: 130
Recent Rate: $55 4/2017

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Latitude: 33.808363
Longitude: -116.547022
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 yes
  • 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 no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We've been coming here for a while. Great location. Great private sites. Park facilities are good but aging. While we were here almost every party with a trailer had a brutal time backing into their site. It isn't impossible but can take a while. Make sure you have a spotter for backing into your site! The folks in this park can be either super friendly or cold and cliquey. If social contact is important to you this isn't your place. If you are looking for a great location, this can't be beat! This place used to be very noisy but now seems extremely quiet. We think this place is getting better overall. Come here for your reasons but don't let neighbour socializing be one of them. The short stay folks are awesome but the seasonals can be brutal. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Make sure to visit Sherman's Deli!

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with some of the other posts. This is not a friendly RV park. The full-timers won't even move their vehicles out of the way in order help you get your rig parked. The front office also keeps pretty short/weird hours (e,g, closed at 11 am on Sunday). Then, lastly, their wifi is really minimal. If you go to their pool, sit poolside, you may get a weak but usable signal. They have good cable TV service, but you have to ask for a converter box at the office.....they don't offer it up. Not bad, until you consider the strange office the office keeps. So, once you have everything figured out and get in to your space (too tight for large rigs), then the park is great. The best things about this space is privacy and location; you're fairly close to old town Palm Springs. So all in all its' a nice, old RV park. If they'd make a few minor changes this park could easily be a 9 or 10. I'll come back again. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Mostly long term winter visitors, with some short term. Street and sites are paved and level, but close, with tall hedges between for privacy. Backing in can be awkward. Friendly neighbors. For being so close in, street noise was minimal. We stayed here a week.

The WiFi is practically non-existent at this park, but you can use Time Warner WiFi if you have an account at home. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The park is very convenient to downtown and to a hiking trail two blocks away.

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

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want to stay right in Palm Springs, this is the one choice available. It's a block from the BUZ line which is a free trolley that runs through the town every 15 minutes 11 am to 1 am, Monday -Thursday and is air-conditioned and pet friendly. The park is adult only, except from April 15 thru October 15 when kids are welcome.

As others have pointed out, the sites are not deep and there are no drive throughs. It is astonishing how large 5th wheels and class A motor homes are shoe-horned into sites together with accompanying vehicles. We had no trouble pulling in with our 24 foot Class B Airstream Interstate.

The high hedges between sites afford unexpected privacy. WiFi Is adequate for email and browsing online, but not for streaming. Lots of washers but only two dryers, so plan ahead if you want to use the laundromat.

The manager is extremely helpful and friendly.

All in all, this is a smaller nice park that has a ten-star location. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park 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
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There's a terrific new restaurant that offers Asian fusion called the Rooster-Pig that's on the BUZ line route. Yelp reviews are mostly 5 stars and we genuinely loved eating there. It's a real dollar value. If you want to pick up food or other items, many take the BUZ line free bus to Ralphs supermarket. There's a convenience store across a vacant lot behind the pool fence we found, "convenient."

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly park generally but some Canadians who are very territorial and cliquish. As in a lot of cases when they return year after year they have their "friends" and they are not open to meeting new people. Other than that the park is a great location to downtown PS. In front of the park is a motel which is a release point for prisoners on a parole program. There were fights, shouting, screaming and lots of loud noises coming from the motel. We didn't mid it as it was kind of entertainment. Word of advice though. Don't get a site backing onto the motel! We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park 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
Spacious, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Go to the French Pastery Shop down the street. Heaven!

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really hard park to rate because so many things are great about it, but it has one big problem. First the good: great location near Palm Springs downtown, very helpful and friendly management, nice facilities, a decent amount of activities, friendly people. The challenge is, as the last reviewer stated, the sites are short and narrow (made worse by the hedges between all sites) and we felt as though we were camped in a deep well. I was parked as close to the electric post as my slides would let me and I could almost reach out from my front door and touch the hedge on the other side. Backing in was VERY challenging for our 32' fiver. Since the sites are so small, there is nowhere to park except in the street along with everyone else. After two months of this we felt like we had really had enough. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of options close to Palm Springs, but if we come back to the area next year, we will likely swallow hard and pay the price to stay at another park. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

An older park not designed for large RV's, filled with large RV's and fifth wheels. Very very claustrophobic small spaces - road filled with cars. Convenience to downtown Palm Springs is the only reason to stay here. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this spot. Lots of snowbirds, with well-kept spots, mostly retired. Pool was awesome and warm, hot tub was clean. The laundry was great. Internet was Tengo, not well done.... Small assigned spots, but there are hedges in between so fairly private. Friendly staff and residents, about a mile to downtown, great downtown amenities, we will definitely be back! We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We always stay here when we visit our in laws. We enjoyed staying here. Staff was friendly and helpful. Good location, close to lots of things. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed staying here. Check-in was simple, the staff was accommodating and willing to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, and other guests were friendly. The campground was convenient to the downtown area and within walking distance to everything. We would definitely stay at this campground again. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second stay. We visited the area two years ago. This park is a perfect location if you want to be near downtown. It is actually within walking distance. The managers are very friendly and helpful. The facilities are sparkling clean. There are many live-ins, but the park is very tidy. This is a pretty small park and each space is concrete slab with a picnic table and 6-8' high shrubs between every space to provide privacy. The pool is lovely. I would not recommend this park for children. Other than the pool there is nothing for them to do. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want downtown Palm Springs, this is the place to stay. Within walking distance of everything. Lots are separated by very tall hedges, so not much interaction unless you make an effort, lots of privacy but it is also a great windbreak from the strong winds that can blow in. Great pool, spa, facilities. The manager is terrific. It is an older park with all back-ins so not for the novice, but neighbors are always willing to help. Mostly full-timers, Canadians, gay friendly, and all the rigs were fairly new. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Certainly a clean, friendly park and an easy walk to downtown. Not an easy park to fit a 40' coach into but can be done. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 364
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Several of the past reviews are still accurate about being an old park with narrow sites. We have a 35' coach that with the tow bar on the back that barely fit into the site. 8' tall hedges divide the sites so they can be a bit cave like. Also the park only accepts cash or checks, no credit or debit cards of any type. There is major road construction going on the street adjacent to the West wall of the park. Every morning at 7 AM the tractors and jack hammers start up. My biggest problem though was with the park electric services. In a nut shell, there was a problem with either the park power panel, or the panel leading into the park. I fortunately have a Surge Guard that protects my rig from over and under voltage spikes. The Surge Guard began kicking out the power to the rig our second day here. With a digital volt meter I was able to detect spikes as high as 137 volts before the Surge Guard would kick out the power. I notified the office and was told that an electrician was already in route due to another RV'er reporting an electrical problem as well. Not surprisingly, when the electrican came to my site he had already been to the other RV, and told the owner that the problem was with his rig and not the power pedestal. When I produced the digital volt meter and informed him of the spikes, he could not explain it. He instead insisted that "that's just the way Palm Springs is, it's all high voltage of the power poles." When he checked the power on the 50 amp pedestal, one of the hot legs was a steady 120 volts while the other jumped from 128 to over 134 volts. Anything over 132 volts can be detrimental to any AC device like your AC unit or a computer's circuit board. While asserting that the parks power was OK, he also could not explain why one of the hot legs was spiking, and said he needed to go ask somebody. He never returned. I wound up extending my cord to the power pedestal on the next site that was a 30 amp pedestal. The power there was 128 volts, but steady. I was able to finish out the night and left the next morning. I was disappointed by the parks "head in the sand" approach to what was a very serious problem. To an unaware RV owner, serious damage could result from such power spikes in their RV. I recommend buying a $20 digital volt meter and having it handy if your RV is not protected by a Surge Suppressor type unit. I would not stay here again for just that reason. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful RV park! The bathrooms are clean and the pool and spa is open all night! It is well managed and most of the spaces are very large and private with tall hedges in between each space. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. This is the best RV park for it's close proximity to the Palm Springs strip and all of the entertainment and restaurants. You can walk and be on the strip in 15 minutes or a 2 minute car ride. A+ park. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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