30 Parks near Salton City, California
Mar 2016 - $30.00
This is an older park, but still pretty nice - if in need of some maintenance & modernization. Garland, one of the park managers, bent over backward to take care of me after I experienced electrical & water issues at the site I was originally given. The sites are pea gravel and very level. Water pressure & electrical service at the second site were good, but sewer odor from the septic vents scattered throughout the park was occasionally unpleasant. Also, sites only have one water connection each. That said though, overall this is a nice park with an amazing staff, nice amenities, great access to local wilderness activities, and easy rig access that just needs a little TLC to rate a top score. - pantherjeep
Jan 2016 - $11.00
This is hands down the park with the friendliest and best staff and the most welcoming fellow camper community we have ever seen. In our experience it even tops the well known hospitality of the Escapee parks.
We arrived to stay a few nights and ended up staying two months! Monthly rate for a full hookup pull thru site on fine gravel is 325$ plus electric which was a total of 125$ in our case. If you want it any cheaper you have to boondock in the desert. But there won't be any WiFi which was included and mostly worked reasonably well.
We first went from a two night stay to a week and then to a month and in both cases the office staff honored our previous payment which is not very common.
The park has changed ownership a few times in the last years and no owner was willing to spend money for maintenance let alone invest in some renovation or improvements. Therefore the park has a pretty rundown appearance and we heard some stories about electrical issues. However, the management works hard to keep everything clean and resolve any issues immediately.
Our site was hassle free, very level and with good and stable hookups. The management kept an eye on leaving every other site empty to help with privacy. During our stay in December and January the park was only about 20% occupied.
We joined most of the dinners in the clubhouse for the excellent food and the friendly people. We got quite a few invitations to join some of the ongoing excursions or other events. Despite being about twenty years junior of the average other camper around we made a lot of new friends and felt very welcome and well integrated in all kinds of activities.
Lots of the campers we met return to this park for many years and we will join them in doing so.
One thing can be awful though: the smell from the Salton Sea being a mixture of dead fish and sewer can ruin your camping experience. That depends on the wind which mostly keeps the stench away but not always. - TheSchweitzers
Mar 2013 - $32.00
This park was designed as a Mobile Home Park, but there are many RVs staying these days. What makes this park is the friendly management and long stay residents. We booked for a week and stayed a month, went away and then came back for another month. We were made welcome upon arrival and invited to all activities. Very quiet at night. - Jaxsmom
May 2015 - $30.00
This is an outstanding RV park right on the western shore of the Salton Sea. It's quiet, comfortable, and convenient. If you're an off-roader visiting Truckhaven and have an RV, this campground is for you - there is direct trail access right from the campground property. Or, if you are an Ultralight pilot, they have you covered too with a smooth, wide dirt strip between the park and the water! I stayed here for the first time this year, and couldn't believe what I've been missing. Dry camping/boondocking for the annual TDS Desert Safari? Not anymore! - pantherjeep
Feb 2017 - $64.00
The resort is a destination campground. We spent 3 nights there and could have spent a month. They have a lot of activities each day; pickle ball, pickle ball lessons, pickle ball tournaments, water volleyball, aerobics, an exercise room, bocci ball, ping pong, cards, 2 pool tables, free waffle breakfast Mon. - Fri. and BYOB happy hour on Fridays, to name a few. We are going to miss a Valentine's dinner and dance provided by the resort, and a Taco Tuesday for $7.00. The place is immaculate. There are ponds with fountains around the property, a nice walking trail around the park, and very wide roadways. Our site was a completely level concrete pad with gravel around it. The bathrooms have very recently been remodeled and very clean. One of my pet peeves is not having enough hooks in the shower room to hang up towels, clean clothes, dirty clothes, etc. I had nothing to worry about at Indian Waters. Water pressure was great, the pools were nice and warm, and we had great Wifi. Since we were there in February, there were a lot of snowbirds from Oregon, Washington, and our lovely neighbors from the north, Canada. We would return in a heartbeat. - Living the Life
Jan 2017 - $59.00
Probably the best "overall " deal in this area. The convenience of this resort is the name of the tune. It is gated, which is a plus, and they have excellent pickleball courts (which we really love). Also personal trainers which are a different touch for an RV facility. - Tucsonbenz
Jan 2017 - $52.00
Our second stay at Indian Waters. We stayed for five nights. This a very nice park. All of the spaces are back in and vary in terms of whether the space is gravel or grass and whether there is a patio. All spaces have a cement slab for the RV and a second slab for the car. About the only difference is whether the rest of the space is gravel or grass and whether there is a concrete patio. There are different prices for these sites. Both times we had a site with grass and a patio and they were very nice. Lots of landscaping between rows and pretty good privacy. Also very quiet and peaceful. Most occupants seem to be from the NW United States or Western Canada. Most seem to be there for a month or more. There is a large central complex with pools, sports courts, exercise room, clubhouse, etc. It is well maintained and there are lots of planned activities. We would stay there again if we come back to Indio. - thyde
Feb 2013 - $1.00
We stayed two nights two weeks apart. Both times we stayed at the far edge away from the freeway and did not hear any freeway noise. There are street/flood lights that provide enough light to walk your dogs at night and see what is going on around you. You can park close to the road along with most other campers or stay further out on the fringe and keep some space between you an others. There was no problem finding a flat spot to park, and our neighbors were quiet. I like this parking lot for one or two night stays and will use it again. - AGBAT
Jan 2012 - $1.00
This huge parking area is a handy stop that we used overnight when having our RV serviced nearby. We're told that some people stay here a month or more and set up picnic tables etc., and no one keeps track of who comes and goes. Plenty of room. There's nothing but a huge packed-dirt lot (with the casino a short walk away) so it's not for us except to tide us over for a night or two, but it's great for that. And at free it saved us roughly $50. - John Mosley
Nov 2009 - $0.00
We camped here for two nights. The parking area is a gravel area across the street from the casino. This is just a parking area which has signs "No Overnight Camping" but when you call security at the number listed they say to camp as long as you wish. They do want you to come to the casino and try your luck. There are fine restaurants there. The experience here is totally free dry camping with others camped nearby. There is no dumpster for trash so just take it to your next stop. Since the parking is close to the Interstate, it can be noisy. We would stay here again. - Kent and Margaret
Nov 2016 - $25.00
We were here for a weekend square dance event. We had "daisy chain" water. We had 50 amp electric with steady service. This is the third year we have stayed here: first year 30 amp service; last year and this year 50 amp. We were parked on a concrete "street" with the power pedestal right beside the concrete.
There is a dump station. We arrived with empty holding tanks and used water conservatively so we did not need to dump before we left.
It is easy to get to the fairgrounds from I-10 even when towing. - skigramp
Jan 2013 - $25.00
We stayed with a rally, so we were in the 30 amp, no water or sewer hook-ups. There were some FHU sites, which we would use if not with a rally. Good place to stay as it is right in town. The FHU sits are between trees and have shade. Would be great for a short stay. - Deniselg
Apr 2011 - $25.00
Great overnight stop. Parking in a fairgrounds parking lot so no grass. Power was fine. Fairgrounds staff working the grounds were wonderful. Close to lots of things: Palm Springs, La Quinta, great eating places, shopping. Gate protected at night. Air card excellent. No cable TV but antenna coverage good. Room to ride around the fairgrounds on a bike. Interesting Moroccan/Arabic architecture to the fairgrounds itself. Easy in, easy out. The weather was windy, windy, windy, more than normal they said. We would stay here again. - sparky59
Jan 2014 - $25.00
Gated, over 55, no pets, 3 pools park. Well suited for stays of a month or more. Rate entered is based on the monthly rate. Each lot is individually owned and rental can be arranged direct with the owner or by contacting the realtor. We have stayed here through 4 winter seasons (Lot 178) and would not stay anywhere else. Friendly people, beautiful park with all the facilities you need. And plenty of park activities to keep you busy. - GGF
Mar 2016 - $33.00
Rate reflects daily rental rate of $30 plus elec. This 55+ park started out as an RV resort many years ago and has now converted to mostly park models as most lot owners abandoned the RV lifestyle. Some lots are available for rent, mostly monthly, some weekly if available. There are instructions and a link on their website regarding how to contact the owners of RV lots available for rent.
Positives - this resort is very clean and well maintained with green grass, Palm trees, flowers, landscaping and water features throughout the park. The going rate here of $900 per month is a lot less than many other higher end resorts in the area so is a good value. We stayed in site 243 which is located among a group of RV sites. Roomy concrete pad right across from one of the 6 pools/restroom/laundry facilities (very clean). The people we met while here were all very friendly. Negatives - This park is on the edge of town, some higher end housing but some sketchy areas nearby as well. There is an open desert area across the street. It gets very windy here and the sand can blow around. Also, this is NOT a dog friendly park. You have to take your dogs out of the front gate to do their business which is not convenient. Our site was fairly close to the front gate but was still a pain. Lastly, for some the esthetics of camping among park models can detract from the overall RV experience. - Nautical Wheelers
Mar 2015 - $30.00
This is a very very nice RV park. The grounds are beautiful and there is a gated entrance for security. There are several pools and bathhouses throughout the park. Everything is very clean and manicured. Staff is very friendly. Great Verizon service. This park has a lot of park models that are all well kept. Sites are level cement pads, somewhat narrow, however some are located right on the golf green and even though you may be between 2 park models they feel spacious. People are very friendly. I highly recommend this park. - SNL
Oct 2010 - $23.00
I stayed in this resort most of November. The resort is mostly park models. I was told by a friend to contact a local realtor (Sue Greene [firstname.lastname@example.org]). She gave me the names of 4 people who had RV pads for rent. I rented from one of them. A nose-in to a lake. I was pleased with the amenities. I will return. The rate of $23 was based upon a monthly rate of $700. In high season it is more like $1000+ per month. - bradydane2009
Jan 2016 - $30.00
In just a few minutes you are away from the crowds. This little gem was a pleasant surprise. Pet friendly (but there is a $2.00 a day fee) with the water reservoir right outside your site. This recreation area has dry camp, equestrian and electric. We originally were going to stay for 2 days...but added 4 more on. A quiet oasis except for the sounds of the Sheriff's gun range at night. We really enjoyed our stay here. Lot spacing was very close with sunny/open exposure. The site surface was gravel. - SSW69
Jan 2016 - $22.00
Very nice, quiet county park alongside a lake. Sites are back-in, packed sand with picnic tables and fire pits. Water and electric only. Wifi only in small gazebo at entrance to campground. Campground hosts and rangers friendly and helpful. Verizon signal good. Would definitely stay here again. - Budapest
Apr 2015 - $51.00
We have been full-timing for 8 months and have stayed in about 80 parks during that time. This has been the worst experience ever. The park posts quiet hours from 10PM-7AM but there is nobody here to enforce it. Calling their phone number at night goes to voice mail. We were right next to a group that set up large speakers and pumped industrial music at all hours of the day and night. After 2 nights of disturbances and asking them to quiet down, we spoke to a ranger who told us that we had to take matters into our own hands and call the police if they did not quiet down when we asked them to. So on the third night when we were awoken at 4AM, we called the police after they wouldn't turn off their music. They next day we discovered our motorhome was vandalized. It is ridiculous that the park requires guests to handle issues like this on their own. We understand that it was Coachella week, but we were at RV parks for SXSW, Mardi Gras, and Fantasy Fest and didn't experience things like this because the parks had security and enforced their rules. This place doesn't. Also, their dump station was very clogged the first time we used it and backed up during our black water dump! Even though we told a ranger about it, it was in even worse shape when we used it again a few days later (this time we only dumped gray, at least). They had suggested we use the other dump station but it way down a poorly maintained dirt road and I worried that tire damage to our rig would add more repair cost to the vandalism we already incurred. This park is nothing special and the fact that they expose guests to dangerous, uncomfortable, and unsanitary conditions make it one to avoid. - MitchR
Jan 2017 - $140.00
Incredible resort! Great par 3 golf course, waterways for electric boats, pools, tennis, fitness center and 5 star restaurant. We renter for an entire season before we bought. Many lots have beautiful build outs with enclosed living areas. Be advised they only allow newer class A RVs - Karens BAM
Oct 2016 - $140.00
Thus is the second time we stayed here. This time it was for 4 nights for the Desert Time concert. When we made our reservation they told us there was an additional charge of $40 per night during any concerts at Coachellla Polo Fields. They also said the clubhouse would be closed since they reopen for general use November 1. This is a very nice park with about 400 spaces most are privately owned buy many are available for rent. Next time were in the area we will stay here if it's available. - BillP
May 2015 - $115.00
This is an unbelievable RV resort. Absolutely beautiful property with ALL of the amenities. We stayed during the off season and the resort was nearly deserted and 105 degrees during the day. We didn't mind though since we had the entire pool to ourselves. Since this was the off-season, the restaurant was closed and the pool area was dirty but the actual pool was clean. The fitness center, restrooms and remaining grounds were immaculate. - Tony ML
Feb 2017 - $22.00
Elks members only. Reservations accepted. Helpful hosts provided assistance with backing into site. All sites are back-in. 30 amp electric and water only, but there is a dump on site. We stayed one night, so I'm not sure if there is a maximum stay limit. Active friendly lodge. - 15243
Mar 2016 - $22.00
We stay at this Elks Lodge every time we are in the area for a few days. Primarily because it is close to people we are visiting, close to activities we enjoy, and you can't beat the price! The hosts are always very friendly and accommodating. It is asphalt/gravel parking and the spots are pretty close together. We have a 40 foot rig and have never had a problem finding a spot that works. We will stay there again next trip. - Sally Chew
Jan 2015 - $22.00
Camping is restricted to current Elks members. Water and Electric Sites. On-site dump station. Only a few of the 30 sites can accommodate big rigs. There is an overflow area for dry camping. Extremely busy Jan-March. Reservations are allowed. Call lodge to get the current camp host's number. No reservations needed off season. - lmg