Not really knowing much about this place other than other reviews and tourist pamphlets, we hesitantly booked in advance 4 nights at this State Park. We were not at all sorry. What a beautiful location. Great services and good showers. The hiking along the lake is very nice and the sunsets over the lake are a great way to end the day. The staff was very friendly, which surprised us considering all the Arizona motorists we encountered on the road were all huge jerks. Would give this park 10 out of 10 were it not for the trees. They are awesome for blocking the sun, but terrible for blowing debris all over everything. Be sure to set aside at least 20 minutes for shaking out your patio mat when you leave.
Good location to stay if visiting the Joshua Tee National Park and you want to avoid driving the hills with your RV. We stayed only one night as a pit stop after being in the National Park and it was everything it needed to be. Level sites, good services, and a large laundry facility. Pricey, but California RV parks seem to pride themselves on overcharging for even the most basic of parks. Great place to stay, Now if only one could get rid of all the rednecks driving around with their ignorantly loud trucks you might actually feel like you are sleeping in the desert.
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.