90 Parks near Thermal, California
We did however find 90 campgrounds within 50 miles of Thermal. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Thermal in the left hand column.
Jan 2016 - $39.00
We enjoyed our 6 week stay here very much. Great place to bring a dog. Lots of green grass and 3 dog parks. The one by the entrance is even spacious enough to play fetch with a large dog. Friendly staff and volunteers. Lots of activities including pickle ball, bocce ball, yoga, water aerobics, line dancing, ping pong, ladder golf, painting, crafts and cards. Free homemade waffles, OJ and coffee every morning M-F. WiFi did not work at our site the entire time we were here. They are "working on it" and hope to have if fixed soon. There are 2 pools and the heater for the larger one was not working during our stay. If these things are important to you then you might want to ask the status before you reserve here. Verizon hotspot worked great. No cable but all the over the air stations came in fine. Sites are spacious with concrete pads but no picnic tables. They have happy hour every Friday at the clubhouse, mostly potluck style, and was a great way to get to know other guests. There was free entertainment a couple of times during our stay and a free catered meal on Christmas Eve that was very nice. We would definitely stay here again. - thekites
Jan 2016 - $59.00
Overall, a well kept park with plenty of space between coaches. Each space had a concrete pad and either grass or gravel, depending upon the area and price point. As this was high season for the area, there were many activities within the park. The $5.00 BBQ lunch was worth the price. Other amenities include pickleball, pool, bocce ball and 2 dog off leash runs. Since Indio is at the eastern end of the valley, a car is required to get to Palm Springs, La Quinta and other tourist areas. - 2sunkid
Jan 2016 - $26.00
Nightly rate based on 6 week stay. Booked standard grass site. Roads paved and wide. Coach sits on concrete pad as does tow vehicle. Remainder of site is grass. WiFi barely acceptable, we had repeater tower beside our site. No cable here, so unable to get Time Warner installed. Showers new but not working, two pools but not working, hot tub but not working. Problems with natural gas flow in park. Very unhappy with facilities right now. Free waffle breakfast Monday to Friday, also Burger/Dog Wednesday for $5.00 and $1.00 for scoop ice cream Sunday.
Park not addressing facility problems with guests, lots of rumors, management scared that RV'rs will find out about maintenance issues here and not arrive. "Lucky them". I won't get into the muddy wet grass site that we have!! - islandlad
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
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
Dec 2010 - $10.00
Please note, there is no RV rental for this site for January and February - FulltimerFun
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 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
Feb 2010 - $62.00
CAUTION! When you type this into your browser, it brings up an address for Cathedral City. Outdoor resorts does the booking for this place. It is all privately owned and you must go through the broker at Outdoor Resorts. The address for Rancho Casa Blanca is 84136 Avenue 44, Indio, Ca 92203. This park is mostly park models with very few places to park the motorhome. I hope they keep a few open spots for motorhomes. Nice cement pads. All the amenities! Very clean and well taken care of. Several pools and hot tubs all over the place. Everything is immaculate. - AMERICAN EAGLE
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
Mar 2015 - $15.00
I stayed for two nights in the primitive camping area. I did not use any of the facilities so cannot comment on them. The sites are close to the lake with limited shade trees. There is a path that you can bike or walk around most of the lake if not all. I did not go to the end. Fishing seems to be a popular activity. The park is a nice, inexpensive escape from the bustle of area. La Quinta is about 8 miles away and made for a nice bicycle ride. - Dragon breath
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
Jan 2015 - $100.00
Awesome! Perhaps in the top five of all resorts in the country! Spacious lots. The sites are concrete. Features include picnic, patio, table. - Tucsonbenz
Jan 2015 - $140.00
This is a beautiful resort with huge sites (no pull thrus). The sites are built around a small golf course and a man made lake. The club house is very nice, there are 3 pools, and tennis courts. All sites are individually owned and vary in how they have been improved. It is popular for snow birders and has the most luxury coaches we have ever seen with Provost and Newels being common!! The only down side is you pay extra for the internet, at this price that is strange. Will stay here again. - sjones
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
Dec 2013 - $22.00
This campground is open to current Elks members and their guests. A host is on site and offers parking assistance, and suggestions regarding local activities and attractions. The lodge was closed during our visit. The sites near the lodge are full hook-up, but they are not level and the sewer connection location does not provide adequate slope. Several dry camping sites are available on blacktop. Some E/W sites are back to back on gravel, but if the campground is not busy, as when I visited, they become pull-throughs. Other E/W sites are on blacktop and provide adjacent parking for tow vehicle. There is a dump on site. Wifi was advertised as being available in the campground, but we could not connect. The host told us that something was wrong with the antenna. There is no stay limit and you can call ahead to check availability. We would stay here again as it is quiet, a good location and a real value compared to other campgrounds in the area. - 15243
May 2008 - $21.00
There were 4 sites with sewer hookups against the back of the building. These were sloping and narrow (forget using awnings if someone else is there) and the sewer must go uphill to empty. The water and power sites were much more level. OK for overnight stay. 30 amp power does not permit full use of air conditioner in the heat. Friendly staff and officers in the lodge. - patandjohn
Nov 2015 - $105.00
This place is over priced for what you get. I get it, many of the folks here own their site and come and go as they please but in quiet times they rent out their sites. The park had many empty spaces in November and I suppose they get busier after Christmas.
We stayed 4 nights and found this place lacking on several fronts. We stayed in site 104, okay site but worth about 2/3rds of what they charge. Sewer smell....not good at all. On calm nights one would think a place of this caliber would have this under control. Not so. WiFi. Such a simple promise and such a simple service to deliver. It worked for about 2 hours on Monday morning. That's it. The front end promised that they called someone. Didn't work on Tuesday or Wednesday. The minute you check in they pre-authorize a $25 cleaning fee in the event you leave a drop of oil on the pad when you leave! The outdoor kitchen at our site was in sad shape, didn't use it.
If you want to pay the price, your call but plenty of options in the area which are better value....enjoy. - hrw
Feb 2014 - $90.00
Beautiful, a first class Motorcoach Resort. Sites are large with plenty of room for a 45 ft. coach and your tow vehicle. Amenities include 4 swimming pools & hot tubs, 18 hole golf course, fitness center, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, clean restrooms and showers, most sites include an outdoor kitchen and sitting area. Sites located around the Golf Course offer breath taking views of ponds with water features and beautiful flowers. This resort is absolutely the most beautiful, relaxing place I have ever stayed. They also have lots of activities including a party almost every weekend. Note: some of the activities are for owners only. All the lots are privately owned and some are rented out when the owner is not using it. The resort is gated and secure with 24 hr. security on site. If you are ever in this area you really won't regret staying here. I give it a 10++ - Thunder Rolls
Jun 2013 - $65.00
This is a very nice resort. Our site was spacious, yet gave us privacy. The facilities are good and the security is excellent. The Wi-Fi (additional charge, was excellent) . Whilst we would return in the winter, we would not re-visit in the summer, as there seems to be a distinct lack of consideration for the few guests who were there. We were using the golf course daily until they decided to close it for maintenance, for four days, without giving us any warning whatsoever. Furthermore, the pool furniture was removed. This is why we rate it a 5. - PhaetonCouple
Dec 2015 - $38.00
Rates for monthly stays ware very reasonable. They allow multiple dogs for those of us who show dogs in the area. Small x-pens are allowed. sites are nice and over half of the park are park models with many Canadian snowbirds. Lots of activities if you are interested. There are 3 pools and two hot tubs. This park is called "Indian Wells Carefree RV Resort" located on Jefferson Street. It is a tight entrance and easy to miss driveway off of Jefferson so take it slow after you cross Hwy 111 (south) as it is a short distance before you come up to the left turn lane to enter the park. Be observant before you make the turn in since the area in front of the office only accommodates room for one long rig at a time before you may hang over onto Jefferson Street. Sites along north wall are okay for 30 ft or less while sites along the south wall may be okay for 34 ft, but if you are longer or have a toad, we recommend the pull through sites. This place fills fast for Cochella and Stagecoach festivals too. - ButterflyDogs
Dec 2015 - $13.00
We found a special 'first timers' discount coupon on the resort website. The daily rate of $13.25 reflects that monthly coupon rate plus power costs.
This an older park so the sites are a little narrower for today's RV's having slides on both sides. Most sites have a shade tree and nice patch of grass.
Trash is picked up every day at your site. The park is well maintained and the cleaning staff do an amazing job of keeping the pool, laundry and public areas clean. All activities seem to be organized and run by friendly snowbird volunteers.
We found the best RV sites to be on the north or south walls. Some of the sites (at ends of rows) should be avoided as they are really close to the roadway with next to no room for a mat,chairs or BBQ.
If you like biking there are miles of bike lanes in the area. Great shopping nearby, Costco, super Walmart etc. - camperx2
May 2015 - $27.00
This campground is about 50% single wide trailers. They are mostly winter/snowbird residents and weren't there in May when I was there.
It is a clean campground, and the long term trailers were will maintained.
The grass was well watered, and green.
There was a small fenced dog run area.
The staff was pleasant.
Overall, it seemed more like a mobile home park than a campground.
Sites were small. Water, electric, sewer. No picnic table. Very close together. This park has quite a bit of road noise as well. - StormRunner
Nov 2007 - $1.00
After trying to call Bob's RV Roundup for several days and getting only a busy signal, we drove by it today. The campground is closed and fenced off; it looks like they are tearing out the sites. - Ray Z
Mar 2007 - $33.00
Convenient park for overnight or short-term stays. Sites are close together but pull-throughs are easily accessible, even for big rigs. Most of the back-in sites around the perimeter appeared to be occupied by long-term residents. Sites are mostly grass with a small concrete patio area. Bathrooms/showers are small and old. The gentleman who works in the office was very friendly and helpful when making reservations on the phone and when checking in. - Ray Z
Aug 2006 - $25.00
Not a bad park (has lots of pull throughs), but not a destination, either. Good for a night to squeeze in among the many permanent residents for an overnight sleep and be on your way in the morning. Good cable TV, 30 and 50 amp. service, water and sewer. Just far enough from I-10 not to be noisy, but close enough to jump back on quick. We'd stay here again for an overnighter. - Scott & Karen
Jan 2016 - $65.00
The only reason that this park did not get a 10 is because it isn't a luxury RV park. That said, we have stayed at plenty of places that are fancier but we have NEVER stayed at a park that cared more about your experience or put forward more of an effort to make you feel welcome. We checked in after hours but were still greeted and shown to our spot. Once in and set up we got a knock on our door. We were given freshly baked cookies with an apology that they weren't there sooner because the cookies had to cool. Are you kidding me?? How awesome is that? We were just there for one night as we passed through heading to Magic Mountain etc, but they treated us like we were VIP's. The bathrooms are clean and fully stocked with toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant etc. The spaces are flat, big and clean. The location is 2 minutes off of I-10 so it was a perfect spot to sleep for the night. If every RV park worked as hard as this place to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of their guests, RV'ing would be a perfect world! - longweekends
Sep 2015 - $53.00
What a nice little RV resort. And I think it deserves to be called a resort. Very clean, great level cement slab sites, very nice pool and jacuzzi, and great staff. After we got set up one of the staff brought us doggie treats for our two dogs and warm fresh baked cookies for us. Very close to I10 but no real road noise. It was great for our one night stay, but we were really tempted to stay longer. Will definitely stay here any time we travel through PS, and we do often. - Roadrunner53
May 2014 - $56.00
This Park was cetainly a gem and is still nice. The Staff is great. The owners follow up with a survey by email showing they care. 106 degrees during our stay. Power was fine A/C ran most of the time. The Swimming Pool and Spa are great. Location is where you can get to things without much trouble. However nothing is right there. Concrete slab. Saw some with grass and shade. We will return. - Road Dawg
Nov 2015 - $20.00
So many lovely weeks spent at this gem of a park in the past; alas, it's been sold and there is pretty much zero much needed grounds maintenance. Previous managers still manage and we were overjoyed to see one another. Lots of flies, ants, tall grass. Few campers. Pool heater broken, so no hot tub either. Site pads are dirty. The many days spent at the pool with lots of happy Canadians are no more. One couple pulls together the bonfire at night, and cooks gourmet meals, but they're moving on. Unless major clean-up is done at this once favorite little jewel, we will not be back. - User2084
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Just one night here, but it's on our list for a repeat for sure! Very nice people to deal with at the front office. Appreciated the lovely shower/washroom facilities. A quiet night despite the highway beside us. We didn't use the pool but it looked inviting. Also, there's a laundry available near the washrooms. - carliewired
Mar 2015 - $17.00
Nice park, pond with a fountain in the middle. Pull thru sites or back in. Some sites are water/electric only. Mine had sewer. Orange trees all over the park and we were told to pick as many as we wanted - great juice. The wifi actually worked!! And I wasn't that close to the office. Nice size pool and hot tub. Karaoke once a week with a pot luck before - fun stuff. Pool table, book and DVD swap. Huge TV in clubhouse with cable. Managers were helpful and friendly. Laundry machines nice and reasonable. Stayed a week, above is the weekly rate. - sloopygirl
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
Jan 2016 - $1.00
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. - Karen On The Road
Sep 2015 - $54.00
I don't see how this park is even open. No WiFi except for at certain buildings, not what the website said. The whole place is a dirt patch in palms with hardly any grass. But there were plenty of stickers and thorns that we pulled out our two dogs and my wife. I plugged in my 50 amp and it sounded like the wires in the post were crossed. That was when we packed up and left. I would never go back or recommend to any one else. - Roadrunner53
Jan 2016 - $89.00
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. - Jo Ann Hobbs
Dec 2015 - $79.00
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! - User3274
Dec 2015 - $70.00
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. - Jane-D100
Mar 2014 - $30.00
The camping area is at the edge of a large parking lot. Each site has a square of ground with a tree, picnic table, and the hookups. Showers are in a separate nearby camping area. There is a lot of noise from Route 111. Trains pass by frequently, both day and night, blowing their whistles. Sleeping is a challenge. - Skip'n'Mugs
Apr 2013 - $36.00
The Salton Sea SRA has a few campgrounds but this one has full hookups and takes reservations. The Visitor Center was closed to save money but you can walk around outside and read some of the signs and exhibits. The sea was there and a number of people were fishing. The sites have a tree, grill and picnic table but you hookup on the left but your picnic table is next to the site on the right. All the sites in this campground are in a line facing the parking lot and sea. Late afternoon, there were only two RV’s but at the check in booth two others had reservations and were expected to come in. No ranger on duty. It was a self check in. Can’t complain but considering what they charge for an out of state reservation, I would have thought someone should be there. We paid a $30 fee and an $8 transaction fee but then were given a $2 senior discount. The total price was $36. We really enjoyed driving through the canyon road through the Orocopia Mtns (beautiful) and then through the miles and miles of fields growing grapefruit, oranges, grapes, corn, palm trees, peppers and other things driving into Mecca and then down route 111 to the Salton Sea. - gsnakehill
Dec 2012 - $30.00
First of all there is no more Wi-Fi in this park! This is the second worse campground we ever stayed at. Close to the sites is a very busy highway with lots of trucks passing even during the night time. And a train is running at least every hour. At 4:30 in the morning we left. The serviced sites are in the back of the main parking lot, paved but narrow and sloped. The hookups are good. No privacy between the sites. The views are nice, the low tide did not smell to much. We will not return to this campground or one in the vicinity because of the noise. - TheSchweitzers
Jan 2016 - $30.00
Stayed in one of the full hookup sites. It was level pavement, with table and fire pit. Right on beach 100 yards from water. Great for bird watching. No wifi and decent Verizon signal. Only negative is road noise and trains. Would stay here again. - Budapest
Feb 2015 - $30.00
The rate is for a 50 amp full-hookup site, of which there are only four. The camping area truly is a parking lot, but the full-hookup sites are set up so that you park parallel and do have views looking out at the Salton Sea. However, the Salton Sea is drying up, so it is quite a ways out. Since the Sea is slowly drying and is comprised primarily of agricultural run-off, it has a powerful stench, particularly when the wind is from the west coming off of the lake. There were very few other campers during our weekend visit, and, with the smell, I can see why. Satellite was not a problem since there are few trees. We had strong Verizon voice and 4G data. We would not stay here again because of the smell off of the Sea. - TheJim
Nov 2013 - $30.00
I drove past this park the week before and loved the view and location away from everything, so I made reservations for this week. I did not notice the hoards of flies commented on by others. This campground is a bit strange because the RV sites are in a large parking lot. There are only four full hookup sites, but they are facing the lake, and there seems to be room to park sideways so your patio faces the best view. You will need a long electrical cord and water hose, however, if you want to do that. I did not bother to use the sewer hookup, figuring it was just easier to drive down to the visitor center (which is open and staffed) and use the one there. There is a busy train track across the highway, but trains do not bother me. This place obviously gets VERY hot during the summer, but is very pleasant in winter. I will definitely come back here sometime. - judy_online
Nov 2015 - $20.00
I stayed at the Cottonwood Campground one night and enjoyed the site and the nearby scenery. It was a close walk to the nightly amphitheater. There are water faucets available. There are no hookups. The campsite was roomy enough. - ArmandV
May 2015 - $8.00
This is a lovely primitive campsite in beautiful surroundings. It is not big rig friendly, but unlike some previous reviewers we had no problem putting out our slides in one of the back-in sites. It was more than enough for our double-slide pickup camper that measures about 26 feet with the rear slide out. Would definitely like to stay there again. - Pdxjoanne
Feb 2015 - $8.00
Very pretty scenery and well tended. The sites are very small and surrounded by rocks and many RVs had a great deal of difficulty trying to fit in. While my small motorhome fit comfortably into a back-in site, I would not recommend the park for rigs that are long, wide, or have slideouts. There is a dump station with fresh water but it's outside the campground. - mockturtle
Nov 2013 - $25.00
This park is under new management. It is getting a remodel which was OK with us as we were extended an awesome rate due to that. We had a roomy site with outstanding views of The Salton Sea. The owner and managers were incredible and made us feel welcome. We had our dog with us. I felt safe there and we were in walking distance to a casino and restaurant. We will return soon! - islandforce
Dec 2014 - $15.00
Established RV Park in suburban Cathedral City. Centrally located to "everywhere" in the Palm Springs area. Friendly staff that took the time to unravel our reservation "snaffoo"...OUR mistake...not theirs. Quiet, well maintained park with numerous long-term/snowbird stays which is to be expected in Palm Springs. Cable tv. Concrete pads. Spotless pool and restroom facilities. Will return without hesitation. - CasaRoll
Sep 2014 - $62.00
Yes, it's true, the spaces are narrow and tight to get in. However, that's NOT our issue. This RV resort in Cathedral City is now truly NOT what is use to be. The main reason for the LOW rating is simple. The upper management staff couldn't care less about the people who are staying there. Numerous extended-stay residents brought up serious issues with the resort on a daily basis that needed to be addressed. In most cases, NOTHING was ever done to address any of the most serious issues, meaning everything from suspected drug dealers who constantly come and go all day and all night, to free-loaders, to numerous electrical issues, to junk piles of furniture surrounding numerous RV sites. There is NO security at all after 5:00PM. The community room has been closed for the past 4 months while so-called refurbishing has been taking place. There is no scheduled date when it will be available to residents again. It was totally disgusting as many of us watched the scum-bag people that entered the resort at all hours of the day to do what clearly appeared to be illicit drug sales. The maintenance staff even now refuses to clean one set of restrooms because of previous problems with certain residents. No one from top management seems to care what goes on at this RV resort. It's truly sad. This was always a great place to stay in the past, but NOT currently. Hopefully, the issues will be resolved in the future. We will NOT return until ALL of our serious issues are resolved. - Sunset1947
Apr 2014 - $62.00
This park is in the city and so you get the racing cars and trucks with the loud pipes but things did settle down at night. The lady at the office was very nice and very helpful. She put us in an easy back-in site. Unfortunately there were ants around the site. The white ant "dust" on the ground didn't seem to be working. It was easy to get in and out, and even though it was a few miles from the I-5, there was easy access. We only stayed one night as we were passing through but it sure was better than WalMart parking lot. - Canadian Adventurer
Mar 2015 - $37.00
This a resort, not a park. This is our 3rd year that we have spent Feb. & March here. In 10 years of traveling we have not found anyplace that is even close. The people and staff are wonderful. It has everything, pools, workout rooms, carpentry shop and lots of activities. - Ross Brand
Feb 2013 - $37.00
This campground remains a TEN. This is our second year here and we are coming back next year. As all of the other previous reviews have stated, the amenities are first rate. One other thing is that as opposed to some reviews of other parks that have many "full timers", and the "short timers" are ignored or even worse, in this park there is no difference in acceptance between owners of lots and those of us who just rent. Everyone is as friendly as they can be. We are staying in the same spot next year as this, and the neighbor on one side said that he won't be in that space next year and said that he is sorry that we won't be neighbors next year. The price is based on a monthly rate. Hope some of you come to join us. - Kalama Traveler
Mar 2012 - $26.00
This beautiful RV resort has all private lots and many are rented out to people like us. There are 2 large and well maintained clubhouses and 2 more satellite clubhouses. There is a indoor pool with a large spa and co-ed sauna. There is an Olympic size lap pool with a total of 6 pools, 5 spas and 3 saunas. There are lighted tennis courts and a indoor shuffleboard pavilion. There is a ballroom, dance floor, stage and large kitchen. There is a fully equipped fitness center and dance studio; library,billiards room and horseshoe pits. There are several laundries, card and hobby rooms, a putting green, and a gas barbecue picnic area. This is an over-55 resort for owners and renters. They offer many activities and social gatherings. Our fee was for one month from a private lot owner with access to a storage shed with a table and chairs. You are close to Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and Thousand Palms. We attend the tennis tournament at Indian Wells which is only 20 minutes away. This is a great place to stay in the warm California desert and a beautiful and friendly atmosphere. - The Austins
Apr 2015 - $48.00
This was a nice park, but not a high end park. We travel with kids and dogs, and we were completely satisfied with our stay. Showers/bathrooms are okay, but clean. The pool and hot tub were awesome! Our lot was fairly flat even though it is a dirt lot. Lots of shade trees and shrubs between most lots. Friendly staff. - RVMom78
Dec 2014 - $13.00
The last reviews were from 2013 and we nearly didn't come based upon those. I am glad we changed our minds! Nice staff, very welcoming, clean park, nice pools and good free wifi. Central to Palm Springs activities. Full hook up for $13 RPI rate. We were even invited to a pizza party before we finished hooking up. Nice large sites. - John WD Smith
Mar 2013 - $47.00
This park appears from the architecture to have many years ago been a KOA. The staff person was a little unsure of what he was doing. The computer system swore that our internet provider did not exist, so we didn't try the WiFi, which would have cost extra, anyway. The office seems to close relatively early and open late. We were put in a level, concrete-pad, “overflow” space with power and water. Water pressure is extremely high here, and you are warned when you come in to have a good pressure regulator to avoid blowing your plumbing system, so plan ahead. The restrooms (in the office building) had recently been refurbished, and were clean and well-cared for. The guests were quiet and most of their dogs were quiet. This was the most expensive (and probably the least desirable) spot we stayed in during our trip, costing $47 for one night. - 796ccjohnson
Feb 2016 - $41.00
We have been staying here since it opened. It is so nice here. Nice pads long with grass around RV with nice grounds everywhere. We are now staying a month every Feb. and the price is for a monthly stay including utilities. However the park charges $4.00 a day for usage fee on top of monthly contract. They have 8 swimming pools 9 Jacuzzi spas 2 par 3 golf courses numerous tennis courts and many other beautiful amenities. This is one of the nicest parks we have ever stayed in. - signaloil
Jan 2016 - $85.00
This is an exceptional resort, we had a beautiful site on the 14th tee box, with a mountain and lake view. The sites are large and are individual owned. So location and site improvement would make a difference in your experience at this resort. The people where very friendly and went out of there way to say hi. We have stayed here a number of times and this was out best experience. Because there are no pull-thurs and the park is so large best to spend at least 3 nights it is not good for overnighters. - sjones
Nov 2015 - $75.00
This is by far THE best park in North America! We have just completed a 4 month "round North America" trip; we've stayed in over 55 parks on this trip. We relied heavily on rvparkreviews and found many good ones but this is the absolute best. It is so pristine, you will feel like royalty. We have paid more in some parks in Florida but they were not half the park this one is. We were right on the golf course in a 5th wheel. All sites are concrete with manicured grass and vegetation. There are many owners who full time here, but are very friendly. lots of pools and tennis courts as well as two golf courses (average length on the 18 hole is about 110 yards). the good sam book has 10/10/10 but compared to others rated this high this park is a 15/15/15, nothing comes close. - North America in 90 days
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Absolutely a beautiful park. Many pools with different temps for soaking and relaxing. We have stay here several times for a weekend just to unwind. We usually have the pool area to ourselves, it is so peaceful and relaxing. My favorite pool is one of the large swimming pools that is bath water temp - perfecting for flexible movement, swimming and so enjoyable. They have a wonderful restaurant on sight called Mignon and the food is excellent. Most of the park has permanent residents or snowbirds but they have sights for over nighters. I can hardly wait to go back - those crystal clear pools call to me. Naturally heated by springs and various temperatures, they are delightful. Sights have cement pads but we prefer and ask for a gravel sight. - Celeste T
Mar 2015 - $25.00
This was a very relaxing stop. We enjoyed the Hot Spring soaks in the pool area. The park was a little tight to maneuver our 40 foot fiver. The people were very friendly even though it was a very large park. We would return to this park if in the area for an extended stay. - MINomad
May 2013 - $25.00
Rate with PA discount. Overall rating is for RV sites, not the overall "Resort". The resort is very nice as stated in other reviews. However, very lacking for RVers, especially for large RVs. Expect up to 45 degree back-in and hope no one is parked in front on the other side of the road. Our 37 ft RV got in mainly because I could pull forward (some streets narrower than others). Electric and cable worked well. However, sewer was located at the back of the sites, so you'll need an extension. And personally for us, we did not like being surrounded by park models. Would probably look for a different Park next time. - ctk3
Nov 2015 - $0.00
This is a free dry camp directly behind the General Patton Memorial Museum. Indio is the nearest city, but the actual community is Chiriaco Summit. The campsites are dirt with only fire rings of rocks. There are no amenities or facilities. For what it is, it is a handy little campground. Best recommended for self-contained RVs. - ArmandV
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
Apr 2014 - $15.00
What a wonderful national park! We came on Sunday and the visitors center said there were about a dozen sites available at Jumbo rocks. We went directly to the campground to claim a site and found many more were available. It is in the heart of the park with a ton of beautiful trails and scenery a short distance away. Just the campground itself is great, with the large bolders all around the sites. We found a spot to fit our 25' trailer and parked the truck beside it. These spots have 2 together so anything much longer would not fit. Spots generally are small as they cater to tent camping but there were many rv's staying there. Next time though we would pay for 2 spots so that we are guaranteed the room to hook up when we leave. No problems this time as the guy who took the spot next to use just needed to park his truck there so we had room. I would love to stay there again as it is a jewel of a park. - PMG
Mar 2014 - $10.00
Beautiful scenery and setting. We stayed for 7 nights and could not get enough of being right in the heart of the National Park. Busy campground that seems to fill up any night of the week in March with mostly tenters. Only a dozen or so sites that you can pull into comfortably with a trailer or motor home. The best sites are pull outs along the main road towards the end of the park. Lots of traffic coming in an out of the park all day so you feel like your are on the interstate with all the vehicles passing by your site constantly. Our last night once the sun went down there were some shady characters parking their deadbeat vehicles in other peoples sites and wandering into the bush trying to camp for free. We were sure to lock up all of our stuff as we had a feeling anything not secured would be gone in the morning. We stayed site #71 - probably the most secluded and private of all the sites for an RV. - Nico88
Mar 2014 - $10.00
Beautiful campground. But it is really popular, even on a weekday. We were really lucky to get in as were were in a 31ft rig, and you can't reserve. We just planned on ensuring that we arrived in the morning. The campsites are between the boulders so even when you go off to explore they are hardly visible. The kids (2 and 4) had an amazing time climbing over the boulders and so did we. We visited in March which was perfect weather wise. Not too hot/not too cold. - cherryalmond
Dec 2013 - $33.00
Great park to spend the winter in! This park is a mobile home park with large accessible RV sites available. They have hot mineral pools, a large pool at 90°F, two enclosed pools at 100°F and 104°F, a cool pool, and a sauna. Also a laundromat, library and club house with monthly activities. They have daily rates but this park is really set up for monthly or seasonal stays. We come here every year to "winter over" and love it and the family of people here. - GMR
Mar 2013 - $20.00
An oasis in the middle of the desert. Palm trees, golf course, nice lake, swimming pool, and friendly management. It can't be seen from the freeway. It was a pleasant surprise when we saw up close. Full amenities were offered, but we only dry camped over night. Seemed very focused for seniors. Radio signals are faint, the closest gas is 20 miles away, and closest grocery store is about 40 miles away. Manager says it is 80% empty in the summer. I can see why! - zzzya
Jan 2012 - $30.00
Not a 5 star park but a wonderful park for those escaping the snow and wanting to see southern California. Wonderful pool and jacuzzi, all natural hot springs. Management and staff are wonderful. - carmen33
Jan 2016 - $15.00
We love this park and all the happy people that work and play there. But the park is looking old and needs a facelift, paint job, concrete pad makeovers and pool area clean up.
Lots of activities. - John WD Smith
Jan 2016 - $7.00
As this is our "Home Park" we stay there at least a couple of times a year. We like the park for its hot mineral springs pools and spas, its view of the mountains, its quiet location and its location to the many small towns of the Coachella Valley, ie: Palm Springs, Indian Wells, etc. They have opened up the park to the public and accept Passport America for half off their $45 public rate. The sites are desert sand back-in with full hookups including cable tv. No picnic table or firepit. You can use propane fire pits. Wi-Fi is available at a cost. The park does have a lot of amenities in addition, ie: bochee ball, pickle ball, horseshoe courts, a small store offering sandwich specials and evening diner specials. - Michael Kibler
Jan 2016 - $23.00
Absolutely loved our stay here, we have been here before and have enjoyed it every time. Very friendly snowbirds during the winter, kind, generous, and thoughtful.
We especially enjoy the hot pools. There are two pool areas, both with a large swimming pool (water temp is about 90 degrees) and also a hot spa. They have many planned water activities to enjoy in the larger upper pool which allows soaking in the lower pool for those not interested. They allow water noodles in the pool and sell them for $3 at the camp store. The Hot Spring water is cycled through the spas throughout the day, they put chlorine in the water, but it is not noticeable nor does it smell at all. I appreciate that because I love to go in the water several times a day and my skin is much happier without chlorine.
Several days a week you can get a burger or sandwich in the camp store at lunch time and several nights a week you can have dinner in the upper community room - such as spaghetti or BBQ for about $7.00.
There are a few park models that can be rented but it is mostly all RVs. Putt-putt golf course, pickle ball, bocci ball, and many organized activities.
About 10 miles away is a Costco and Walmart in Sun City as well as a variety of restaurants. This park is also located about 6 miles from Desert Hot Springs city which is much smaller and more remote.
I really appreciate that you can drive around and pick your campsite when you arrive. We prefer a sunny site and there are plenty of both sunny and shady sights. There is a small dog area with grass which is centrally located. The park is surrounded by desert and trails and enclosed with large trees to provide wind protection.
LOVE the hot pools! - Celeste T
Apr 2015 - $50.00
A quirky, fun place to relax. Our second time, so likely we'll go back as it's close for us. Hard to rate high because it's very old and a lot is original, plus their customer service has a lot to be desired. Spots are so narrow, many new larger RVs won't fit in the space between the concrete pad and electrical on the other side.
What we liked: Easy to get in, can pick your own spot, they drain the hot tubs every night so they don't use chemicals (though think they should not allow small kids in them, saw a few, ugh), just low key atmosphere and they don't seem to nit-pick. Sauna and steam rooms were nice and working, and grounds were pretty and spacious if you have a big group.
What we did not like: They won't allow ANY reservations for a specific spot or saving. It was important to our group to camp together for meal preps, kids, etc. and even after the first person arrived and offered to PAY for the other couple of spots, they would NOT allow any "saving" of spots in any way. Are they trying to be difficult and piss people off? We get that they don't want to start assigning spots and have to reserve, but why not let the first to arrive PAY and put things in that site so others realize it's taken? We'd hate to accidentally take a spot right between a group because we didn't know any better. Easy fix, but they seem stubborn and don't care. Only solution is everyone arrive at the same time, and that is not always possible.
We loved visiting the nearby (as in 10 min at most) Cabot's Pueblo Museum. Interesting, informative, and neat grounds. We were there 2 hours. Area has a lot of hiking, and the Palm Springs Tram would be fun to take up. - Dank
Apr 2015 - $43.00
So many have raved about this place but we found it marginally acceptable. Sites are all gravel and not level. Tenters are allowed in any site so we were encircled by tenters, some of whom also slept in their cars. Showers were a mess. I question whether they were cleaned as often as advertised. Office staff were curt and did not seem to be responsible for anything other than the day use of the spa's. Dogs running around off leash. Price reflects a weeks stay, in retrospect a bad decision. We will never stay in this park again. - fivertug
Mar 2015 - $50.00
We have stayed at Sam's on several occasions over the last 10 years. Winter guests might call it a destination RV facility, and no doubt many do if one looks at the numerous northerly license plates on RVs. For us, however, Sam's is just an overnight or two-day stay, usually traveling to or from Arizona.
On a positive note, the pool and spa area are superbly maintained. The landscaping in the pool area shows a lot of creativity and desert ambiance. The water is pleasantly warm in the cool months. The four spas have varying temperatures--all quite conducive to relaxation.
The RV spots vary in desirability, however. Some sites are reasonably level for a dirt and gravel park. On our latest stay, the automatic leveling system in my fifth wheel had to go through many iterations to get the job done! Another issue has to do with the declining water pressure at Sam's. Perhaps the overall water table has declined as a result of the California drought. Nevertheless, our Girard tankless water heater had some difficulty just producing hot water within the RV due to low water pressure.
For the most part the staff at Sam's is very welcoming and quite pleasant to deal with, the only exception being a woman who makes it seem like she's doing a major favor to accept your business.
We like the desert area but would recommend Sam's consider upgrading their RV sites as other parks/resorts in the area have done. - Professor Ken
Dec 2013 - $14.00
The $14 daily rate is based on the monthly rate we paid. This RV park is an older park with limited spaces for travelers. It is excellently managed by the on-site managers, who work tirelessly to keep the grounds and facilities immaculate. We particularly enjoyed the hot spring fed hot tubs and the pool, the water is crystal clear, cleaner than anything we have ever seen. There is a strong sense of community in this park but you don't feel pressured to take part if you want your privacy. There are also planned events if you wish to take part, and the social committee issues a regular newsletter to everyone on site. It is securely gated and never once did we feel unsafe. We stayed here for 5 weeks in a quiet site away from Corkill Road and we plan to return to this park for sure. - User3357
Dec 2013 - $30.00
Staff was extremely friendly, and pool and bathrooms although old were clean..No place to park out of the way while attempting to register without blocking a full time mobile home owners driveway. One resident had us move twice even before getting to the office 20 feet away. Then the full time mobile home neighbor close to the only site available for a week started griping and giving us crusty looks before we were even able to back into our site. We smiled and waved and told him we would be out of his way momentarily...he grumbled and drove off. It seemed those residents are not happy with RV's pulling in and out which appears to be a more recent choice of the new ownership. The park is old with too many resident cars that look like they haven't budged in months (all flat tires). Roads are really too tight for 40ft class A... narrow with way too many obstacles waiting around some hidden corner. Bars on windows in the whole neighborhood outside of the park, including the park office was our first head's up that we might want to stay elsewhere. After attempting to get the rig around the corner and dealing with the not friendly neighbors we informed the office we would not be staying. - GOERV
Oct 2013 - $40.00
This is hard to rate because services are fine. The main thing to know is this is not an RV park, but an older mobile home park where they put RVs on unoccupied mobile home sites. This provides pretty roomy decomposed gravel spaces. The office is only open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 10-2 in the off season. When we arrived Tuesday we were met at the locked gate and directed to the assigned spot and told come to the office the next day. Manager was very nice the next day, but we had to wait a day to get the Wi-Fi code, which works well. It is an okay place to hang out and about a 20 minute drive to Palm Springs across the freeway, where you will want to go for restaurants and amenities. The mineral pool and three mineral spas are very nice. - Dayle Tedrow
Feb 2016 - $15.00
As others have mentioned, Belle is a small campground. Our 35' fifth wheel fit well into space #4. #3 is also good for a larger rig. There are maybe 6 sites for larger rigs. It's first-come, first-served, no reservations there, so you might want to have a back-up plan if you're there on a weekend.
We didn't use the vault toilet that is in the campground, but in the 5 days we were there, we saw the Park service people attend to it twice. There is a dumpster and recycling bins in the campground.
We entered from the north, and it's a quick 10-15 minute drive to Belle.
There was a surprising amount of traffic driving through the campground, especially on Saturday night, very late/early morning. Not enough experience there to know if that's normal.
We really loved this place and the Park, and would like to come here again. There is a lot to see within the Park, a real natural treasure. - BLT2015
Feb 2014 - $5.00
In my opinion, this is the best campground in JTNP for a medium to large RV. We stayed here and at Cottonwood and we also drove through Jumbo Rocks. Black Rock and Ryan. Our 32' fifth wheel barely fit into a site at Cottonwood, but it was nice, if isolated. I don't think we could have fit into more than a couple sites at Jumbo Rocks and none at Ryan. Black Rock is just ugly. Belle is small, but about 7 of the 18 sites could accommodate a large RV. Our site was pull-through (a 40' trailer could have fit in it) and right next to a beautiful rock formation about 50 feet high. The views are stupendous of the desert all around (unlike Jumbo Rocks where the rocks are cool but there are no views due to the uneven terrain). It is quiet and there is nice space between sites unlike Jumbo Rocks. Belle is also pretty convenient to many good hiking trails and features of the park. We have been camping nearly full-time for three years and Belle was one of the top 2-3 campgrounds we have ever experienced. Get here early in the week to have any chance of getting a site, especially for a big rig. - MrSunshine
Nov 2012 - $5.00
My second stay at Belle in Joshua Tree National Park. I prefer it to the other campgrounds because of it's seclusion. It's also the smallest campground in the park with only 18 sites. Makes it nice and quiet. If you want to climb and boulder, you can do it right here or you can travel a short distance to another area in the park to do that. Saw no kids as usual. There are no 40 footers in here, they couldn't make it around the boulders. There is no water, thus no showers in campground. You get a table, bbq and firepit at your site. You also get some awesome views out into the wilderness of Joshua Tree in every direction. It is located within minutes of everything there is to do and see in Joshua Tree. Be sure and reserve a tour of the historic Keys ranch, it is very interesting. Spent 5 wonderful days and hopefully will return again soon. - User1132
Feb 2016 - $23.00
Very nice and helpful staff. The 3 mineral pools offered different temperatures. The mineral water was very relaxing with no odor. Will definitely return. Open, gravel sites. Easy to navigate with adequate space in roadways which were in good condition. - Roadtrip2
Jan 2016 - $17.00
Liked the pool and the 3 hot tubs. Friendly staff. Wi-fi not great, and long walk to trash.
We are coming back in March. Would recommend. - cameo31
Jan 2016 - $23.00
Spaces were about average for a private place. We were on an end so had more room on our patio side. Sites were easy to back into and were fairly level. We were able to walk our dog through a row of empty sites. However, if the place was full, I believe it would have been difficult to find a good walk area for the dog. They offer many extras, like ice cream socials, dinner on Thursdays, bingo and breakfast cinnamon rolls, which seemed nice, especially if you are there for a longer time. Very reasonably priced coin laundry, room was also clean and safe. The view surrounding the area is very nice, mountains all around. It is placed in a good location for going either to Palm Springs or Palm Desert. Check in was easy and personnel were friendly. We would stay here again. - dorcol
Oct 2015 - $15.00
This was an overnight stop over on our way to Mesa, AZ from the California coast. Arrived on Sunday and the office is closed. Packet was waiting for us - but the map is none to clear and street markings aren't that great. Very tight driving in the park - especially making turns. I'm sure that for an extended stay it would be fine, but for an overnight I wouldn't recommend it. - PugetSound
Apr 2015 - $50.00
Overall the park is clean. 30 minutes from any shopping. Water quality bad - buy bottled water. Dog park at the entrance of park - you have to leave park to walk dog. Not very well run no shade to be seen. The park is quiet. The pools were ok but need some sprucing up. A lot of park models for sale. We would not come back here. - Bear12
Jan 2015 - $40.00
Efficient and friendly check-in at this 55+ park. 20 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Nightly rate of $ 40 (as first time visitors), otherwise $ 50. Very spacious sites with concrete sitting area. No separate buildings for restrooms and showers, these are only available in clubhouse (closed after 10 PM).
Four hot pools and very large pool area, crowded during some hours of the day. Many activities. The free WiFi was the best we encountered during our vacation so far. Slower connection during evening hours due to lots of active private networks, but no sudden disconnections. - Bluesbirdy
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
Jul 2008 - $25.00
This Park is really nice has excellent pool, managers were extremely helpful, was slow season for them we were only overnighters there 2 nights, also $1.00 a night for dog not a problem. - zookep9
Jan 2007 - $25.00
“Senior Living On The Salton Sea” That’s what the business card reads anyway. This place is an anomaly by todays standards. Built back when the Salton Sea was a going concern, this park still holds on. In most of the places we’ve stayed it’s the people that make up the soul of a park. This one is no exception. Staying for a month like we did, revealed that everyone was open and friendly. We were invited to the many events that go on here. As far as the park itself, it’s a mixture of trailers, mobile homes, and 5th wheels. The open areas are for the transients. Just be aware that since the park was designed for mobile homes, the power supply, water, and sewer hookups were on the wrong side for us. A 20 foot sewer hose should work out for most folks. There is a gravel dog walk area that would be great if the owners would enclose the front with a fence and a gate. Lots of folks have sand rails here which is the main attraction for the area. The park is very quiet at night except for a couple of resident owls, coyotes, and morning doves. The view of the water is nice although the best description for it is, “ a water desert.” We didn’t notice one boat, fisherman or swimmer while we were there. There is a laundry, showers, clubhouse, pool and spa here, so if a swim is what you want that;s where you go. There is a new market by Hwy. 86 as well as a restaurant. A small casino is just down the road. If you need wifi just check into the Salton City library, it’s free. Indio is 30+ miles north on Hwy. 86 and has a Costco, Wal-Mart, ect. You’ll find the closer you get to Indio and Palm Springs, the rates for staying at RV parks will double or triple. We felt we got the most bang for the buck here. As always, your milage may vary. We would stay here again. - Treeman
Dec 2015 - $55.00
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. - Bobshoe
Nov 2015 - $47.00
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! - RV Dog
Feb 2014 - $35.00
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. - MrSunshine
Sep 2012 - $71.00
They raise the rent to help upgrade the park but have yet to see any upgrades. Wi-Fi was available when we first got there but now there is no Wi-Fi. Water goes off randomly anywhere from minutes to a day or more. Electric is outrageous as you pay more for park fees than the actual electric usage. They do have a wonderful pool and mineral spa. It works for a night or so, after that the problems will be plentiful. They do have a dog park but mine ended up with kennel cough as the area is not cleaned up. - User2618
Feb 2012 - $50.00
The worst we have seen, especially for the money and, cash only. Very old, small and tight. Our 40' hung over onto the very poor pavement. Very tight spaces and if host hadn't helped, we would not have been able to get into our space. The website claims they have cable TV, but they don't. Redeeming factor is their Wi-Fi, it is the best we have seen in past few months. Mostly permanent or very long term tenants. Didn't know they had a spa or pool until after we left, and happened to see that on their website. Won't be back, especially due to the price. - RDA
Jan 2012 - $50.00
This park is a work in progress since the management is fairly new and the park needed a lot of improvement. We came to this park in Sept. 2011 due to my husband having temporary employment in the area. We fell in love with it quickly. The management is great, the natural hot springs pool and spa are at the right temperature to be enjoyed at any time of the day or evening. The laundry, restrooms, and showers are kept clean. There is a nice sunny clubhouse where they have Wednesday coffees, happy hours, and lovely dinners for the tenants during the holidays. We loved it so much that we bought a trailer and paid yearly lot rent so that we can enjoy our retirement years here and be a part of this wonderful community park. The people are very friendly and helpful with information on the area's sites. I would recommend this park to anyone wanting to stay 1 night or longer. More than likely you will decide to extend your stay. - User2618
May 2007 - $35.00
I stayed here for 1 month and left ASAP! This is a disgusting place. Fully equipped with corrupt sleazy management and all the white trash, drug trafficking you can handle. Do yourself and others and don't experience this place. - daveer
Jan 2016 - $42.00
Our first time here, top notch all the way. Tall vegetation between sites. All with concrete pad. Clean paved streets lined with Palm Trees, many with lights. This is the most dog friendly park and most friendly campers too.
They have live music and free beer and wine on Wednesdays next to the pool. Who does that nowadays????????.
There is also a nice 9 hole golf course on premise.
The dog parks have lawns and palm trees. - Internetputz
Nov 2015 - $38.00
Great place to stay, exceeded our expectations. We spent a few days here on our way home, wished we could have stayed longer. RV sites are together between two streets (backins), primarily a park model facility. Site was good-size, with tall oleander bushes between sites adding to privacy. Sites were staggered slightly, with sites on one street half-way between the sites behind, also adding to the feeling of privacy. Roads are paved, level gravel sites with concrete patio. Fantastic fenced dog parks, everything neat and clean. Quite and peaceful oasis. It is winder in Desert Hot Springs than on the other side of the freeway. We will return. - SW Rick
Apr 2015 - $39.00
Friendly check in, escorted to site which was wide and long enough for our 39 ft rig. Streets are not wide enough for the 90 degree back in sites, so getting in was not too easy, but can be done. Sites are screened by foliage in between, with concrete patio and vehicle parking pads and gravel for the RV. Mostly open sky for sat dish. Quiet, with beautiful views of the mountains and right next to a golf course, we enjoyed our stay. - ronboett
Jan 2016 - $91.00
Great park that is well maintained, from the bathrooms to the golf course it is first class. Borrego Springs maybe the most isolated area except Death Valley in California and Death Valley has better roads into it than Borrego. But once there the city is a return to the 70's not much has changed since then and it has charm of years past. The State Park is huge and takes days to see it all. Even if you do not play golf you will enjoy The Springs. This is not an overnight stop but a resort to be enjoyed, just to far off the beaten path for an overnighter. - sjones
Dec 2015 - $67.00
I have stayed here for 7 years in a row usually the last two weeks of the year and sometimes in February when the desert is in bloom. My favorite park but you have to like the desert and a small town where the closest movie theater is 70 miles. - Dennis T.
Apr 2015 - $75.00
We've stayed here several times. It's a very clean park and close to the small town of Borrego Springs. Not much to do here unless you're into golfing but it's a great place to relax and visit with friends. - Kay Martin
Jun 2011 - $45.00
This is an unusual park because it is combined with a mobile home park where people live permanently. That is actually a good thing. People can ask locals other than a park manager, where good shopping, etc., is. Also, some people leave their rigs here all year (parked in storage) and return by car every year. Most of the RV'ers we saw this winter were from Canada and returned to the area because they loved golf or the local casinos, or just the desert, which was lovely. I also liked that there were walking paths out into the desert behind the park, accessible through the side gate, and the scenery here was real, not landscaped. The park pool is large and the spa big enough for 20 or so people. The clubhouse is nice, too, with a kitchen and room for the nightly card games our group held. It has a pool table and room to read, with books to take out and leave some if you want. A nice, friendly place. Management was not really very friendly, but the people at the park made up for it. It's a short walk to a shopping center with a Vons, K-Mart, and Starbucks, so you don't have to drive everywhere. - dhsbrenda
Niland, California (map) | (760) 354-1010
Sites: 234 | Latest Rate: $63.00 | 5 Reviews
Apr 2014 - $63.00
This place needs some help. The campsites were rough. There were lots of tripping hazards like cable wires and utility boxes and pipes in ground near campsite. Many areas of the park were in disrepair. The pool had no shade areas and the chair I had was broken. The restrooms had dirty toilets that did not flush--GROSS. I was surprised to find neighboring camps that were nicer and half the nightly cost. This place caters to off road riders since they have ATV exits to trails from inside the park. We were there on a busy Easter weekend and the noise was too much. I would not return. - Dave from California
Mar 2012 - $30.00
We were here for 2 months due to work and the park is run very well. The owners are welcoming and friendly. They purchased a run down park and everyday they are making improvements. All buildings are spotless and clean. Staff is also friendly. Restaurant is good. The pool area is by far the best with the 2 pools, 2 huge hot tubs, and about 10 roman tubs of hot mineral water. The park is clean with lots of room to roam. Huge field for dogs to walk and run. The best part is none of the sites are trashy. They also don't nit pick you on everything. Great place to bring kids or have an adult weekend. DJ on the weekends and it does quiet down around 10 so if you have little ones it isn't a bother. - mnh8483
Apr 2011 - $60.00
Kind and friendly staff who treats everyone equally. They don't go around and bother you over every little thing. - Taxman1
Dec 2014 - $36.00
Cute little park with many full timers. We had some troubles with the fees. We were charged $5.00 per day for electricity and there was no hot water in the shower, which is why we stopped instead of boondocking. Made us pretty mad; they were having a temporary problem; would have appreciated knowing that beforehand. No TV. The manager is the nicest person to deal with thru email, etc., and was kind enough to send us a $6.00 refund for the electricity charge and the lack of hot water in the showers. She is a doll. - saturn7
Feb 2012 - $23.00
The Managers are what made this experience a good one for us. Their attitude and willingness to let us stay without a reservation during the busiest season even though we had to move sites twice during the month was outstanding. The Park is clean and new laundry and clubhouse are almost finished. Location is great for riding your bike all around town. We made a reservation for the month of March next year. - User2417
Jan 2012 - $23.00
Rate based on a two week stay. My site was a sand back-in that was almost level. All utilities worked fine. Wi-Fi signal strong and internet connection good most of the time, but slowed down during busy times. Cable TV available for those staying longer than one month. The park is undergoing some improvements. A new clubhouse should be opening soon. The laundry and restrooms are being upgraded. A new entrance to the park will open same time as the clubhouse, but until then use the old entrance. - Onemoretrail
Feb 2014 - $45.00
The Oasis is a small, clean, quiet place to stay in an RV, in the middle of a beautiful desert, yet close to restaurants, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, the Ocotillo Wells off-road area, and the Spring wildflower bloom. The RV sites have water and electric and, being in town, VZ and Sprint Internet broadband can be received. The management is pleasant and accommodating. The Oasis closes for the summer, and has many regular bookings, so check for availability. - Old China Books
Jan 2007 - $32.00
Sites are big enough, but not totally level. There is no shade around but it is the desert. They have great hot mineral spas and a heated swimming pool with a small cafe on site. There appear to be a lot of permanent and repeat visitors that come year after year. It appears to be an older crowd, but all were very friendly. They have a lot of activities going all the time. The first two days of our week stay were extermely windy, but then it calmed down and was beautiful. The closest decent grocery store is about 25 miles away in Brawley. We went the additional 18 miles to El Centro. All in all it was a pretty decent place to spend a week. - flyturbo60
Jan 2016 - $40.00
They were very helpful at check in time. Understanding and very patience. - wjminc
Mar 2015 - $48.00
We have stayed here off and on for many years. It is a little more rustic, all sites are gravel. The pull through sites are very large. We selected a back in spot not knowing that it only had 30 amps. Has pool, jacuzzi, restaurant and motel. Rates were less for the high season than other parks and had everything we needed. Would stay here again. - Sally Chew
Mar 2015 - $35.00
This is mostly an RV park, so if you are in a tent the proximately of the RVs may frustrate you. But the pool is great. - Roadrunner Deb
Mar 2013 - $17.00
What a gem in a beautiful part of California. The wind can be bothersome and gusty. However we had more days with no wind or a slight breeze than windy days. We spent 5 months at this park and the rate is the average cost including electric and propane. The only problem I saw was not enough washer and dryers at the park. However this never caused me personally a problem. Park is run by a great group of workers who make sure it is clean and quiet. The average grocery store or gas station is less than 5 to 10 minutes from the park. There are so many great places to eat (local places) in Palm Springs which is 15 to 20 minutes away. This area has all the big box stores and chain restaurants anyone can think of. I enjoyed my lot that faced north where I could enjoy 70 to 80 degree days and look at snow covered mountain peaks. Joshua Tree National Park is 30 to 45 minutes away depending on which entrance you use. - illini777
Feb 2012 - $25.00
Nightly rate based on our monthly rate. We are still here and can't wait for our monthly rental to end. This Park is clean but only has 4 washers for the entire park, due to sewer limitations. It is amid all the windmills so is very windy and I mean verrry windy. The pictures on their website are all taken to avoid any indication of the windmills. Also, it is very far from town. We are always heading to town for groceries, etc. Nothing to do out here near the park. Can't wait to leave! - surefoot
Feb 2011 - $30.00
This is a very nice park and we especially liked the size of the lots. The pools are nice and they have pickle ball, tennis courts and a putting green. The residents are friendly and the office staff friendly and helpful. They could use more activities for the residents because this is a destination park and people spend a few months at a time here. We highly recommend the fantastic Saturday morning breakfast for only $5.00. Very close to downtown Palm Springs and easy access to freeway for more extensive shopping. The wind is wild but they can't be held responsible; first clue are the hundreds of wind turbines just across the street. Verizon works well as does Bell ExpressVu. We will return when in the area. - Carly
Borrego Springs, California (map) | (760) 767-5311
Sites: 140 | Latest Rate: $35.00 | 33 Reviews
Jan 2016 - $35.00
Delightful State campground. Desert environment. Quiet, well-spaced sites. We love the campground and the park and have spent a few days here every year for the past few years. Reservations recommended - through Reserve America. - storms
Dec 2015 - $35.00
The Palm Canyon Campground is inside Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and only about a mile from the town of Borrego Springs, CA. The RV section has paved driveways and paved sites, widely spaced with 30amp power, water and sewer connections. The sites are fairly un-level but each site includes a fire ring and picnic table. There are restrooms and showers available and hiking trails leading directly from the campground. - Coopsecondact
Nov 2015 - $35.00
We tried to make online reservations for Borrego Palm Canyon Campground, but all of the hook-up sites at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park have a 35 foot maximum length limit.
Why is this campground marked as "Big Rig Friendly?" - Navy RV Traveler
Sep 2012 - $36.00
Large family-friendly park. A mixed-use park for sure. There were many permanent mobile homes, as well as long-stay trailers. There was a RV camp and a tent camp on opposite sides of the lake inlet. Camp 2 is where we stayed. We were originally given a spot in between two permanent homes, but we asked for a different spot in a more open area. We were reluctantly given the spot by a very unhelpful front-gate. The front-gate people were unfamiliar with the occupancy of their park and gave incorrect directions to our spot. The lake is fun, you can rent boats and fishing gear. The park is very peaceful at night. The roads are tight for a rig over 30ft. Will stay here again now that we know what lots to avoid. - ArnerJoey
Jul 2010 - $27.00
Lake Hemet is a picturesque campground, but with a few problems: 1) Has very narrow camp access roads made backing into the site difficult. This was compounded by large boulders placed in front of each site. 2) Has lots of full time campers with semi-permanent set-ups, including storage sheds, porches, etc. This is not my cup of tea as it looked kind of shanty-town like. 3) It was surprisingly buggy, mostly at dusk. If you like fishing, folks were reporting good luck fishing the lake. Boat rentals are available. If you're into high tech, you'll be disappointed by the lack of cell coverage and Wi-Fi. If you can live without communications to the real world, and have a maneuverable rig, you may enjoy this campground. - Bigbit
Jun 2010 - $20.00
This is local retreat for our family. Always nice to visit when we want to get away for a weekend retreat. Campground has just introduced online registrations. We were here in the Group Camping area: dry camping with some great shade trees. - Woods Family
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Very nice county park in the mountains surrounded by large pines. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Park has no hookups but numerous water stations throughout the park. Restroom were not clean and 2 of the toilets in the women's restroom were clogged. Sites on upper loop are very uneven making it difficult to level a trailer (luckily, the recent storms created a ditch in the one side of our site which allowed us to place one wheel in to level). - WoodShed22
May 2010 - $21.00
Just returned from a long Memorial Day weekend at Hurkey Creek, our first visit. This is a Riverside County Park: all dry camping. It is at 4,000 feet altitude in the big pine trees surrounded by mountains. Within a 15 minute drive of Idyllwild, 30 minutes to Palm Springs. Overall, it was a beautiful weekend. The positives: Beautiful scenery, relatively cool weather, great hiking and mountain bike trails, friendly staff (and they did a good job of enforcing the quiet time, even on the crazy holiday weekend). The park was clean, you can book reservations on a very good web site with up-to-date pictures of each site. The negatives: No cell coverage (no one in our group had cell coverage, regardless of carrier: you have to drive up the mountain toward Idyllwild to get a connection). The showers/restrooms were older, dark and dingy. 50 cents for the shower. The roads are all paved, but the sites are dirt (DG). We lucked into one that was fairly level, but a LOT of the sites are uneven and sloping. The web site has pictures of each site: pay attention! I mentioned earlier that there are no hookups, no dump station either. All in all, it was a good weekend, but this is iffy, for us, for a return trip. It is very difficult for me to be completely out of contact (job). Also, unless you're REALLY paying attention when you book reservations, it would be pretty easy to end up in a terrible site. - FireFlyer
Apr 2009 - $20.00
Great county campground! We live 30 minutes away and stay several times a year. There are no pull through spaces and sites are limited in size. The Riverside County Parks website is current with pictures and references for each site. We typically stay in the high 90s sites near the loop and camp host. - Woods Family
Apr 2013 - $8.00
Tuesday, April 16 – Indian Cove Campground. This campground is located in Joshua Tree National Park, CA. It is one of eight campgrounds in the park plus you can wilderness camp but need to check at the Visitor Centers. Indian Cove is in the northern section of the park, and one must drive out towards Twenty-Nine Palms and then off of route 62 take the Indians Cove road to drive back into the park about 3 or more miles. The reason we selected this campground is that it is one of two that accepts reservations in the park. There were 101 one sites located among the rocks with fancy pit toilets located all over. No water or electricity in the park. Sites can be tight, but there are sites that can hold RV’s, but nothing I saw that would take a 35 foot or larger RV. We have a 25ft RV, and our site 53 was a tight squeeze. The park is beautiful with rocks all over. All sites were in the rocks and there are hiking trails and rock climbing areas throughout this campground and the park. This campground is near Twenty Nine Palms for services. We drove up from the south entering near Cottonwood campground and there is a single lane stretch of over 13 miles that you have a lead car that takes you. Heading north the lead car takes off every hour and half hour, and coming down from the north it goes every quarter past and forty five minutes past the hour. Speed limit is 25 but our lead car took off at 40 going over tar, rocks, loose gravel and by construction crews. Watch out for stones hitting your windshield from the car in front. On our way we passed two other campgrounds, White Tank and Belle (smaller than Indian Cove), and we could have fit in there. We also drove into Jumbo Rocks Campground, and that one was stunning and there were some sites in there we could have fit in. They have a limit there of 30 feet. Those campgrounds are first come first serve and Jumbo Rocks on a Tuesday was almost full. Over the weekend all campgrounds were full and campers had to park in an overflow area near Twenty Nine Palms. There are three main visitor centers at the entrances, and all of them have different exhibits. The Twenty Nine Palms Visitor Center also has the Mara Oasis located there. Black Rock, Cottonwood, and Indian Cove cost $15 per night and the others $10. If you have a pass, your entrance to the park is free and the camping is 50% off. Nice spot to camp, and in April the nights are still cold. - gsnakehill
Jan 2010 - $8.00
We have visited Joshua Tree National Park several times but had never stayed in this campground before. We have a 32' motorhome and tow a Subaru Forester. I would not recommend this campground to anyone driving this sort of set-up. The roads inside the campground were extremely rough and had been made even worse by heavy rains that had fallen just prior to our visit. We found only two or three sites that we felt were suitable for a rig of our size. The area is nice enough, but not as pretty as Jumbo Rocks in my opinion and Jumbo Rocks has more spaces that work for larger rigs and is more convenient to the rest of the park. Be aware that there are no hook-ups of any kind nor any water or dump station at Indian Cove. There are pit toilets, but no showers. This is a dry camping experience, so come prepared. As others have said, generator hours are very limited. I would recommend this campground to anyone tent camping or using a small trailer or truck camper, but not to anyone with a large rig. We would not stay here again. We paid $7.50 with our Golden Age pass, for others the fee is $15 a night. - BruceandKathyWA
Dec 2009 - $15.00
We camped here while the massive rain storms were hitting Southern California and we got some light rain, lots of wind and great weather. The interesting thing here is the weather is different than Joshua Tree, so don't be discouraged - It's beautiful. We were one of two RVs (the other our friends) as this is totally dry camping. Pay attention to generator run times, there is no water (except at ranger station) and the nearest dump is at Blackrock - about a 10 mile trip. We found out on leaving that it's only $5 to dump at Blackrock and they have drinking water too, so from now on we'll come empty, fill, camp then dump too ($10 vs. using all the fuel to haul 75 gallons of water). This is on the North end of the park and a long hike can get you into more of the park and if you drive in you still have to pay the $15 fee. There are lot's of climbers here, great rocks to scramble over and at night it's so quiet you can hear someone breathe 10 ft away. We'll definitely be back. - Adams Family
Jan 2016 - $39.00
Excellent. Every thing a resort should be. Great pools and spas. Huge work out room. Mini store and cafe. As usual internet sucks but no worse than any where else. Great level easy to enter slots. Will definitely return. Only negative is the salton sea. - terrytckl
Dec 2014 - $44.00
This is truly what would be called a Resort. The property caters to the 55+ crowd and to snowbirds. Families and children are always welcome with only one swimming pool that is limited to adults. Park is pet friendly with a lot of wide open spaces for walking along with many different types of activities going on much of the day. There is a restaurant, small store, and a twice weekly farmers market for supplies. We found staff friendly and helpful. Would recommend this as a fall, winter, spring trip as summers here are very hot. - Old Detective
Mar 2014 - $16.00
Have stayed here three times, always in the upper dry camp. This is a great place to meet people and socialize. Very friendly, at least among the dry camping folks. The pools are fantastic. I do like being away from the cities and this does that really well. - Willie Wall
May 2015 - $15.00
Very nice campground for the price. Roads in the park are mostly dirt and broken pavement. Sites are uneven but spacious. The road into the campground has recently been repaved. The staff is very friendly. Views from the campground are spectacular. We would definitely stay here again. - WoodShed22
Mar 2015 - $8.00
Black Rock must be the orphan child of Joshua Tree National Park. Terrible is an insufficient negative description for the interior roads (narrow, windy, potholes in the asphalt roads, and erosive dips in the dirt roads). Joshua trees are fiberglass killers and they are not trimmed to accommodate RVs. Sites are dirt, and many are not level (even for tent campers), and you cannot determine which are which at time of reservation. Drinking water is available at various locations and at the dump station. Restrooms are plentiful and fire rings and picnic tables are provided. The rangers are courteous and helpful. The campground is clean, quiet and peaceful (except the generator hours), and beautiful if you like the high desert. We would not stay again. - LoneWolf
May 2014 - $15.00
This is our first visit to Joshua Tree National Park and will definitely visit it again. We love boondocking, and this campground is perfect for it. We were in Site #20, which was a bit uneven, but surrounded by the wonderful Joshua Trees on either side. Friendly host and there is a nice trail that starts within the campground. The road approaching the campground is horrid--it desperately needs repaving. The rate we paid is a discount with our America the Beautiful Annual Pass. - 1racedame
Idyllwild, California (map) | (951) 659-2607
Sites: 33 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 3 Reviews
Apr 2014 - $20.00
Great little state park within walking distance of a cute mountain village. Clean facilities and super clean sites! - Les Walker
Aug 2011 - $12.00
I agree with with nearly all said by previous July 2011 reviewer. There are 33 sites including 1 hike/bike site and 1 accessible site #3 which is the only pull through site and the only site currently with 30 amp service and water but no sewer. Stayed 7 nights Sunday to Sunday. Best time is Sunday through Thursday as park is empty. Friday and Saturday is completely full and a bit of a madhouse. State Park staff and campground volunteer host are very friendly and attentive to the park. Ranger makes nightly drive/walk through entire park looking for troublemakers. Restrooms and showers are cleaned 2-3 times each day. Trailer limit is 24 feet. There is a small nature trail surrounding the park. - User1132
Jul 2011 - $25.00
This state park also has another campground, Stone Creek with 46 campsites. Idyllwild Campground is in a forest next to the town; Stone Creek is 6 miles north surrounded by manzanita bushes. Out of 30 sites at Idyllwild Campground, 9 are tent only and the rest are tent & RV, 2 pull throughs. Water and sewer hook ups are available in a few sites such as site 26 where we stayed. Almost immaculate restrooms and showers. Activities within 2 miles include antiquing, restaurant/bar hopping, nature viewing, hiking, rock climbing, fishing at Strawberry Creek and campfire programs on Saturday evenings in the summer. The staff are serious about enforcing noise and 8 person per site rules. The only drawback was Camp Maranatha next door which had some raucous activities. - TARDISRV
Jun 2013 - $20.00
My rate was $20 plus a $7 reservation fee. This was a nice cool place to camp out of the heat of the valley below. I wish I could spend more time up here. Do not expect level sites like you would find in an RV park. Many of these sites are designed for tents, but you can get an RV in there. There are two buildings with showers, one at the very front of the campground (near the day use parking lot), and one near the middle of the campground. My campsite was at the very back of the campground, and at my site Verizon service was poor, so your mileage may vary. I would stay here again. - Rick Scholz
Mar 2013 - $10.00
Rate reflects Passport America. Most of campground was closed when I was there. I was in a paved level site near the entrance of the campground. I walked campground and some sites towards the end turnaround loop also looked suitable for smaller RVs (I have 25' C). Good Verizon signal. Walking distance to town and restaurants. Mixed forest with pine trees in campground, very pretty. Friendly helpful campground host. - tpild
Sep 2010 - $20.00
My family and our three dogs stayed here over Labor Day weekend. It was our first trip to Idyllwild. The people who work in the park are exceptional. They are always friendly and willing to give you free maps and information for your stay. The showers were $0.50 for three minutes, not a bad deal, just remember to bring quarters because I don't believe there is a change machine onsite. You may be able to get change at the check-in kiosk, but I'm not sure. This campground is a short walk from the markets, restaurants, and shops of the town of Idyllwild. Sites were spacious and guests were quiet. We stayed in Site 6, a pull-through near the front of the park. We heard coyotes howling two nights of our trip, it was VERY COOL. The nature center, a short hike or drive away, allows you free entrance if you are staying in the park. Our family and our dogs loved it. We can't wait to go back when the snow comes. - CR Francis
Jan 2010 - $40.00
We chose the Blu INN so we could store our trailer on site and just pull onto a spot when we traveled out on the weekends. The first weekend we decided to stay on the campground will be our last. We paid for a month of storage on the 1st and camped on a site for 4 days on the 15th. On day 3 we decided to eat the monthly storage fee and we pulled our property off the site completely. The owner of this property is arrogant and flat out rude. We had a guest come through the gate and they didn't check in as there are no signs at the gate to check in. The owner came around in his truck and was rude and belligerent to our guest; who actually had come to see the site with his father to potentially camp out for their next trip. He put his fingers in my guest face and my wife's face and warned them that it was private park and they better check in. About 10 minutes later another guest came in the site driving a Borrego Ambulance as he was on duty. He did not check in either and again the owner came in his truck, beer in hand, and warned my guests to check in. We spoke to the two other renters across from us and they had similar experiences with the owner the night before. In the morning I discussed the behavior with the attendant at the front desk and informed her we would not be camping or storing any longer at the Blu Inn. When we checked out the owner was sitting in the office and did not even attempt to discuss my concerns regarding his behavior with my guests and my wife. We respect the fact that as the owner he is trying to keep tabs on who is in the park for the safety of his guest, this is why we chose to camp there instead of in "the desert" but his arrogant, rude, obnoxious behavior was inappropriate. If I want that type of behavior I will take my chances camping out in the open rather than paying for it. The pool was freezing and cloudy, the jacuzzi was 80 degrees and you needed tokens to shower; which we didn't know until we were in the shower undressed. Not worth the money for a hookup and rude owner - madirain
Jan 2016 - $30.00
Very relaxing park. Off-road vehicles are not allowed to drive through the park, keeping the dust down and keeping it quiet.
The sites are well maintained. Each site is raked after a guest leaves, making it appealing and welcoming for the next arrival.
We stayed here as a base for visiting the metal sculptures in Borrego Springs which is a 15 minute drive away.
We aren't desert people, but this place was very welcoming and relaxing. - Navy RV Traveler
Jan 2016 - $30.00
We made reservations to stay one week, but had to cancel one week before our arrival. Leapin' Lizard was very accommodating and refunded our entire week's payment. We greatly appreciate that level of service. - RaySc
Dec 2015 - $35.00
This is the rare RV jewel of a small park you imagine being lucky enough to find someday. We absolutely, positively love this park. It's owned and managed by the friendliest and most helpful owner/builder/managers (married couple) who are onsite 24/7.
The bathrooms and showers are as sparkling clean as a hospital operating room! Really - the owners also use it. Sites are wide with ample room and in-park wide roads to pull into the sites (although there are no pull-through sites). In-site hookups are very well placed and include water, electricity and sewerage. You are separated with lovely trees (rare in a desert location) from your neighbors. Most important for this world famous off-roader desert paradise, ATV vehicles are quietly pushed into this RV park making it the only calm RV park near the best off-roading. There's a fenced 75 acre desert park adjacent to and owned by the park that's absolutely delightful to wander in without fear of either getting lost or being run over.
They are completing the new pool that should be open around March 2015. They have the area's only cellphone booster tower (converted from the now flag-less flag pole you sit around to get good Verizon reception) and limited Wifi from 8am to 6pm (absolutely no streaming) but great to have. - Bobshoe
Apr 2012 - $20.00
The price is right. Pool was kind of cold, but I swam in it once, my kids several times. Walking distance to a store and a beer bar. Friendly staff invited us back for a big July 4th weekend bash they do. We would come back next desert season. Manager said there were some plans to improve a few outdated areas of the park. The park is 45 years old, but is comfortable. No playground, but lots of kids enjoyed the pool. - Dave from California
Feb 2012 - $20.00
Great camp for the price. Dirt parking. Nice and level. Good layout if you want to camp with a few friends close to each other. Easy walk to a market and the "Iron Door", a beer bar. Friendly to off-roaders. Pool was freezing cold, but my kids did not mind. We stay here once or twice a year. Usually don't need reservations. Lots of spaces even during peak season. - Dave from California
Apr 2013 - $25.00
This campground is filled mostly with residential campers. The staff was very friendly, but none too efficient. Had to pay in cash as the don't accept credit cards. The bathroom/shower was bare-bones, not very clean, and lacked toilet paper. Water, electricity (30 amp), and sewer connections were all okay. The site was wide, with room for the RV, a concrete patio, and our car side-by-side. - DaveInOhio
Jan 2010 - $22.00
I wish to warn anyone to make sure you speak to someone before you stay here-you may wind up with an unsatisfactory site. I wound up leaving early the next morning and going to the other RV park. I called two times to make a reservation and was not called back. I chose to go anyway due to its close proximity to the entrance to the the Joshua Tree National Monument. I thought if there was nothing available I would go to the other park. I pulled up to the office and asked if a space was available. She asked if I had an adapter as she only had a fifty amp space available at an empty mobile home lot. She told me I would need to unhook my truck as the road to the site was behind me and there was no place to turn around. I unhooked my truck and drove to the site and went back for my motor home. There were two very old trailers (not mobile homes) on either side of me with one having a lot of clutter around it. Turned out the sewer hookup would not fit my RV sewer hose and I was nervous about the electric hookup voltage since it was a mobile home hookup so I dry docked for the night at a bit more than dry dock price. One of the "neighbors" was noisy at night. I did see some nice RV sites at the front of the park; so my advice is to make sure you get a reservation for what you want before you go. On the other hand if you want stunning views and real quiet (this is in January) go to the other park. - nanzhere
Jan 2006 - $25.00
We stayed here over New Year's 2005/2006. During the four nights we were there the bathrooms were not cleaned once. No TP, no soap, no towels. We would not stay here again. - march2397
Jan 2016 - $45.00
Kind of a weird place. We arrived at 5:05pm and found the office closed at 5:00pm (during high season?!?). While we were perusing the after hours check in information the staff left the office, locked the door, and walked passed us without a word or any acknowledgement.
Pro: Appears to be a well-maintained facility. Showers and restrooms were clean. Laundry, pool, and activities. Seems to cater to long-term snow bird residents.
Cons: Extreme distance from camp site concrete pad to pedestal hook ups and dump. (Used every inch of my electrical cable. To use the dump I had to maneuver off the pad to reach.) No cable TV. No over-the-air TV. Multiple WiFi access points but we were unable to connect to any of them using provided log-on info.
Very unlikely that we will return. - Doofus1
Apr 2015 - $38.00
We have stayed here many times as it is very convenient to Joshua Tree park.
A little road noise Amboy road but a nice park for a couple of days. - Ross Brand
Mar 2015 - $39.00
Overall the park is clean and tidy. The staff was helpful and friendly upon check-in. My graded & level gravel parking space was long enough to park both my 25' trailer and tow vehicle w/o having to unhook them; for longer 5th wheel or travel trailers you'll have to unhook and park your tow vehicle on the paved pad provided. In the area I was in there was no shade or privacy; there was a more shaded area but it looked like that was reserved for longer-term residents. The utilities were easy to access; though there was a post for cable TV I was unable to get any cable reception; using my HDTV antenna I was able to get about 18 stations OTA.
The only black spot is that the Wi-Fi reception was terrible. The only way I was able to get good reception was to run an outside antenna & hook up my internal bridge router and even that was iffy most of the time. - CousinEddie
Borrego Springs, California (map) | (760) 767-5311
Sites: 27 | Latest Rate: $25.00 | 1 Reviews
Feb 2010 - $25.00
In Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Not actually in Borrego Springs but only about a beautiful 15 minute drive away. Two hiking trails located right outside the gate with some wonderful desert scenery. 27 sites on 10 acres within a grove of Tamarisk trees. Hot showers which you need quarters to use. Restrooms/showers were very clean. Rangers were very friendly. There is a table, shade ramada and a fire pit/grill at each site. Sites are asphalt with dirt surround for tent use. - User1132
May 2015 - $38.00
This is a small well-kept park of mostly long term campers. Didn't use any of the facilities, but the cable and Wi-Fi worked great. There was a picnic table, the site was pretty level, and it made for a satisfactory overnight stop. Wouldn't recommend it for much more than that but it seemed to be the best of the very few options in the area with hookups. Would stay again if we needed a place for a night in the area. - Pdxjoanne
Mar 2015 - $40.00
The traffic noise is loud and constant here. This is a small, cramped park with back-in sites. The laundry 'room' [two washers, two dryers] is right in the office, literally. The owner/manager is very nice but I can't see paying $40 for a place that has really nothing to offer. Oh, there are a massage parlor, tattoo parlor and a pawn shop right across the street. - mockturtle
Feb 2015 - $40.00
This is a clean, well kept park. The sites are roomy and long. We have a 40 foot 5th wheel and could disconnect and still park in front of the trailer. The owner complains that he cannot accept a credit card or give the Good Sam discount because he has never made a profit. He would only accept cash or a check. The weekly rate is $256 with tax. Power and WiFi is good. There really isn't any other place decent in Yucca Valley. - KD7UCH
Apr 2015 - $30.00
Want quiet and big sky? This is a great place. There is the Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater. We had an amazing night with them. Our scope just added to the what everyone could go around and see. Going to spend some more time star gazing.
Facilities; flush toilets, hot showers, dump station, laundry facilities are all on site. Store is the most basic so bring everything you need. - nrkmann
Mar 2015 - $30.00
It's the desert but nice enough if you want to be in the area. It is way off the highway so very quiet. The sites are sand with some bushes in between and a couple of trees here and there. The little fishing lake is cute - we didn't fish. You can occasionally get a cell phone signal (Verizon) and texting worked sporadically. They have a WiFi provider that you have to pay for, but it didn't work very well - very slow and even sporadic. It was through MoJo Hotspot. They must know that it doesn't always work because they are very quick to give you a refund - no questions asked.
Restrooms are good and clean. Showers good and clean and free. Only one dump so if you are leaving when everyone else is - there will be a line. There is a large tent camping area that fills up on the weekends. There didn't seem to be anyone going around to check on things but we didn't have any problems.
We were able to get a good satellite signal - it is the desert after all.
If you are going to be in this area - it is the best private option. We did not check out the RV sites in Joshua Tree National Park - but that would be dry camping.
Some sites have fire rings and some even have a picnic table. - NiMo
Feb 2015 - $25.00
Nice place to stay overnight or longer. They have a private fishing lake with no license needed. Sites are sand with bushes planted between sites. Looks as if was an older RV park but renovated lately. Very nice host. Recommend and will stay in the future. - Smokinghawk49
Mar 2015 - $22.00
This military RV Park was once a trailer park that was unsuccessful, so they turned it into a RV Park and it seems to be doing well. Each site has a covered carport and a storage shed. The entire park is dirt. The curbs don't have a grade so getting an RV in place and leaving is very abrupt. There is no camp host, so people don't follow the rules - dogs off leash, campfires, even people coming in for the night and leaving the next morning without paying. Check-in is at the lodging office. To get to the RV Park, there is a new dirt road just before housing so you don't have to drive through housing; however, at the time we were here, there was no sign. The only nearby road is the road to the main gate, but there is an unusually high amount of traffic and it is disruptive. It appears as though they are about to construct houses immediately behind the RV Park. Decent place to stay for a few days to see Joshua Tree National Park. - LifeRidingShotgun
Feb 2012 - $22.00
As stated in previous reviews, good for visiting Joshua Tree NP. No amenities at all, inconvenient from park office to RV sites and not clearly stated where to park for the office. Very sandy and dusty and glad we missed some of the dust storms we were told were horrific when they occurred. Oddly set up, all the "amenities" like shed, cement stand and quasi-garage were located on the driver's side vs where one would actually use them. Don't imagine we'd ever want to stay here again - regardless of the nice commissary and new PX/NEX and gyms on base. - J&L Coleman
Jan 2012 - $25.00
This military park is convenient to Joshua Tree National Park and about 60 mi NE of Palm Springs. Good commissary, PX, service station with diesel (fuel was $0.20 cheaper / gallon in Indio). This is a bare park with few facilities. No rest rooms, showers, laundry (one could shower in the gym). Sites are sandy and would be problematic during rains. Noise from main road into base is bothersome. Most sites are occupied by long-term campers. It's a good place to hang your hat while at nearby National Park. It appears that efforts are underway to improve the park, e.g., with satellite TV and the staff went out of their way to be accommodating, possibly to make up for past deficiencies notes in reviews on other web sites. - TravelerRog
May 2012 - $0.00
We were on our way west and stopped for fuel at the Morongo Travel Center. We then decided to boondock in their parking lot. The lot is asphalt and relatively level and located at the far back of the casino/hotel. Park perpendicular to the marked parking spaces for an easier level. The experience was much nicer than our previous stays at the casinos in the Indio area, and about 15 degrees cooler for this time of the year. We would have no problem staying here again. The price reflected is actually zero, but of course you don't factor in what's spent at the casino. They also have casino shuttles that occasionally come through the parking lot, but it's not a long walk from the parking lot to the casino and restaurants. - James T
Jan 2012 - $0.00
This is a big parking lot behind the casino. I followed the signs to "RV Parking" and that isn't the overnight parking. The shuttle van drove up as we pulled in and cheerfully guided us to the correct lot. He told us we could stay as long as five nights. There is a dumpster available. There are train tracks in the area, but far enough away that the trains were barely noticeable. When you sign up for a player's card in the casino, each of you gets a card good for $10 in the casino restaurants. This is a very convenient stopover along I-10 just west of Palm Springs. - Denali
Feb 2015 - $1.00
We wanted to check out the Salton Sea and visit the Sony Bono Wildlife Refuge, so we chose Red Hill Marina County Park. There are about five miles of fairly rough dirt/gravel road that you use to navigate to the park. We had been told by a Ranger at Wiest Lake County Park, that there would not be anyone around to collect our money until the next day, but that it was OK to move some barricades and go ahead into the campground. When entering the area there is a sign that indicates "camping" to the left and "RV parking" to the right. It turns out that the hook-up campground is to the right. However, we could not make it all of the way to the campground because of low-hanging branches. We did walk down to take a look and found that it was mainly trashed campers. We then went down to the area marked camping and found some old shelters and picnic tables and a flat place to park. We decided to dry camp for the night. The Salton Sea has receded so much that it is now about 200 yards from the boat ramp. Because the Sea is primarily agricultural runoff, it has a powerful stench that is hard to tolerate when the wind is coming off of the lake. The whole area looks pretty trashed with broken up concrete and rebar. It was quiet at night and fairly dark, except for lights from the nearby geothermal power plants. Satellite was not a problem as there are no trees. We had strong Verizon voice and 4G data. It was convenient for visiting the wildlife refuge and it great for birding, but otherwise it is not a very desirable place to stay. I believe the camping rate for dry camping is supposed to be $15 per night, but we never found anyone to pay. We would not stay here again. - TheJim
Apr 2014 - $27.00
This campground is under new ownership and they're completely re-modeled the entire place. There's even a new lodge that is beautiful! We've camped here a few times and it's always quiet and serene. We went on a few hikes that start right at the campground and head up into the canyons. There is always so much to see, and the view from the top of the hills is amazing! The night sky has so many stars too! It's a fun place to camp or stay in your RV with their western cowboy themed decorations. There are usually hikers from the Pacific Crest Trail staying here too. They have laundry, a nice clean pool, and even little cabins to rent if tents aren't your thing. There are shade trees on almost all the spots, so nice in the summer. It gets a little windy sometimes, so don't forget your tent stakes. We hope we can come back soon! - landing
Feb 2010 - $20.00
Stagecoach Trails has been one of my favorite spots to stay. Because it was very reasonable, centrally located for visiting the huge Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and there was plenty of room for everyone. All sites have full hookups. Throughout the Park are good sized Cottonwood trees. This is a equestrian park. Galvanized pipe corrals are located on two sides of the park for horse campers. The riding trails right from the park are numerous, including the Pacific Rim Trail. Anza-Borrego Desert Park surrounds the campground in this beautiful high valley. It can be a bit cold in winter, but the rest of the year would be just fine. - Bromont
Mar 2009 - $14.00
Passport park, very remote area, not a good overnight park, nice park to use as base park to explore area. We would go back. - jim1
May 2015 - $30.00
Talk about your oasis in the desert! We were very happy to find this after driving all day in the desert. The location is easy off the interstate, and the roads wide and easily accessible for larger units. The manager was very nice and accommodating. the site was level and all utilities worked fine (50amp). The park is actually a mobile home park with RV sites as well. We stayed at the spot next to the office/pool area which is where I believe they try to put most RVers. We were there after all the snowbirds left so the place was pretty empty and quiet which was nice after some of the spots we had in California. They have a very nice lake with a walking trail around it. We would definitely use this park if we are in the area again! - buffy
May 2014 - $30.00
Friendly check-in. Very clean showers and good water pressure. Only one pull-thru site. The rest are head-in, back-out. Only one shower in each bathroom. No shade, but some nicely landscaped trees and plants. A swimming pool, but it is closed early in the afternoon, during the hottest part of the day. Fine for an overnight. - User3773
Oct 2013 - $30.00
Stopped here after first checking out the only other campground in the area. Though we paid twice as much at Lake Tamarisk, it was WELL worth it. This place is an oasis in the desert. It is predominately park models and snowbirds, but they do maintain some transient sites. Ours was level with full hookups. They have a heated salt filtered pool and a hot tub. Although NO over the air TV or cable hookup, lounge was open and available to go and watch TV. Internet connection was excellent. Mangers were very helpful and friendly. Reasons to downgrade: Lack of TV, only one shower/toilet in club house area, lack of any amenities nearer than 30 miles. Make sure you have what you need. But if you want to play golf, they have a small course here. A great place to overnight or two. - Too-wow
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Very clean park with over 800 camping spots, two pools one for children and one for adults, bar, resturant and snack bars at each pool. I dont recommend camping here in August due to the heat. We will be back. - snarlin
Jul 2014 - $10.00
This is a membership park. It's in a great location, a huge campground, plenty of area for walking, lots of trees and grass, plenty of birds if you like to put out feeders, nice sized spaces with good wifi (for a fee). One of our favorite spots when in California. It's steep and winding getting to and from the park, but worth the trouble to get there. - NoPlaceLikeRoam
May 2014 - $10.00
This was our third stay here. It has become one of our favorite places when in California. It's huge, hilly and has a variety of site types for all different tastes whether you like to be in the center of things or off by yourself. We enjoy going off season, it's quiet, friendly and has plenty of space for walks. The wifi worked well from any of the sites we have tried. We enjoy the variety of birds, the squirrels and the occasional deer. - noplace
Nov 2015 - $75.00
This is a reservation only, privately owned, destination type resort located 20 minutes east of Temecula on Hwy 79. Plenty of sites available for rent: Class A and 5th Wheel rigs (no toy haulers at this post), and I believe the 10-year rule is adhered to as well. Best to contact the on-site Fairway Associates team Monday through Saturday 10-4, as these friendly professionals will answer any questions and get you set-up for a weekend, the winter or life. Choices range from golf course or panoramic views, close to clubhouses and pools or against the perimeter fence and back-country ambiance.
We've over wintered here for years, first in a 32' Class A with tow car, now with a 43' 5'ver. Love it.
Dog friendly, however not much to entertain children. (There IS room to fly a kite and a cool little fishing pond.) Amenities and activities are structured for drinking age adults.
No food or fuel, so fill up on both before heading out of Temecula. There is on-site propane service. - FosterImposters
Aug 2015 - $60.00
Out of the way. Great setting.
Golf course and a number of swimming pools restrooms and laundry rooms. - User3771
Mar 2015 - $22.00
This is a true oasis! The park is beautiful! The campers/residents are super fun & friendly. All the office staff are wonderful! We rented a space from Nov 2014 through June 2015 and loved it! The lot sizes are huge and amenities are wonderful! The down side for us is that Hwy 79 is not safe for bike riding. No shoulders. No bike lanes. We are more ocean people, but for a desert resort, this was beautiful! - mlutke
Aguanga, California (map) | (951) 767-9130
Sites: 283 | Latest Rate: $24.00 | 25 Reviews
Dec 2015 - $24.00
One of the best places we have ever stayed. All sites are leased and are put into a rental pool when the leaseholder is out of the park. We were given site 660, which is roughly 55'x70', just down the road from the clubhouse. It has a large heated pool, two spas kept at different temps and a really nice library. Other highlights include two dog parks and 70 acres of desert trails, two work shops, three laundries and showers, 4 pickleball courts, 400 scheduled activities a month and the nicest folks you could meet.
Jojoba doesn't take reservations, so if there is no leased sites available when you arrive, you can use the boondock area, which is also the nicest we have seen, with it's own laundry and restrooms. The new craft center is located in the boondock area, too.
Any guest has free use of all the facilities. All of this was built and is maintained by volunteers who live here. Very impressive. - bobcovey
Apr 2015 - $24.00
Great RV Resort. Everyone is very friendly; park is kept in great shape by the volunteering residents. It has a large heated pool and two hot tubs. Also a very large clubhouse. There are two laundries. All sites are taken by residents. but escapee members
can rent vacant sites while residents are gone. - USAF1
Jan 2015 - $24.00
What a great park! Members perform most tasks on a volunteer basis and obviously enjoy doing so. Beautiful vistas, including the one fron the outside spa (yes...there is an indoor one too). Exercise room is excellent. Didn't try the wifi as we use a Verizon Jet Pack that worked perfectly. Cell tower is on property. Large facility with swimming, several ponds, two dog runs and well planned/designed. Hope to return soon. - Cochise
Mar 2012 - $15.00
Good park for an overnight stay. We stopped here because of high winds. The park was a basic desert RV park, safe and not to crowded. Next to the park is a nice place to let the dogs run. - A&M RV
Jan 2011 - $15.00
Really old and small park. Nothing being spent on upkeep. Still a nice place for a over night stay out in the middle of nowhere. Only 3 miles north of I-10. Good Verizon 3G signal. Passport America rate. - dehdave
Sep 2015 - $32.00
Nicely maintained park. Note: there are only a handful of 50 amp sites. Roads are paved with sites being hard packed dirt. Some large trees throughout park but we were able to use our satellite dish. Our space was long enough to hold 40 foot trailer and truck easily. Decent spacing between sites. Our site did require some leveling. Quiet area yet you are close to Temecula and the wineries. There is no cell service at the park so they provide a free landline phone for you in the lounge. Great value and place to stay if you want to do some wine tasting or see Old Town Temecula. Wi-Fi is free but very slow. - mcharland
Mar 2015 - $20.00
Very remote park with trails and lots to do in the surrounding area. Did a long term stay and was very happy with the management and park hosts. Weekends can get crowded during peak times and wifi is poor due to it's location - lucky if you get cell service or text. Go there to relax and enjoy nature, site-see. - PixieStardust
Nov 2013 - $47.00
Nice quiet park in a rural setting. People are very friendly and our initial registration was very easy. Dirt pads, but that wasn't a problem at all; very level. Pet friendly. Unfortunately, the only reasons I will not return is lack of cell service and lousy Wi-Fi, although the park is advertised as having it. Otherwise, a very nice park. - JeffBobbi
May 2008 - $25.00
This is perhaps the worst RV park we've stayed at in over two years. Their website gives the false impression of being on Lake Henshaw. Actually, the lake is across the highway and far down the hill. They absolutely will not take reservations and as they told me "You have to defend your space if you leave for the day." When we arrived, I should have realized why they have a large "NO REFUNDS" sign in the office. The clerk showed me a map of 16 hookup spaces that aren't occupied by full timers. We could choose whatever space we wanted that was available. Six of those spaces were on an approx. 10 degree slope and were only above 15 feet long before dropping off to a 30 degree slope. You wouldn't even put a tent on these spaces. Of the other 12 spaces, they were level but short. Our 31 foot RV stuck out about six feet into what would be the driveway (if there was such a thing designated). There was nothing but hard packed dirt with nothing to separate the spaces. If the placed had been full, the spaces would be too narrow to put a table between them. The electrical connection was at the bottom underneath the box? I only discovered it when another camper nearby told me where to look. We had arrived late, so decided to see if it looked any better in the morning. Unfortunately, morning arrived at 6:45 AM when we were awakened with loud Mexican music coming from a full timer across the street. This was the last straw. Even though we paid for two nights, we packed up and left that morning. Remember that they don't give refunds- and now you know why. The bathrooms were dirty with spider webs and discarded cigarettes on the floor. The pool was hopefully not open because the water was dark and dirty. There seemed to be some tent camping sites which seemed better and wee located away from the RV/Mobile Home sites. The entire place is on a steep hill. If you have an RV, stay away from this place!!! - woody5