Not as lovely as the website pictures depict, but still very nice. Spaces are level, gravel and not too close together. Cable TV connection. Security gate with intercom for late arrivals. Office staff was friendly and helpful. The best overnight spot within 60 miles.
Catalina Spa & RV Resort is a membership "campground" which allows non-members to stay overnight for a fee of $50.00. We were not impressed. The rate is too high for such a mediocre facility. There is no shade nor windbreak. One's general impression is of unkempt sites and deferred maintenance. This is a windy, dusty, barren location a long way from Palm Springs; both geographically and culturally.
This is a 900 unit park model senior resort development which offers a couple dozen RV sites at $49 per night. The residential areas are quite lovely; the RV area is a clean scraped dirt/sand lot with utility pedestals. Back-ins only. The office is only open a few hours each morning and closes at 2:00 pm Friday. If you arrive after that you must drive up to the RV area and pick a spot, then return to the office and deposit payment into a slot, then go set up your rig. It would have been worth the extra hassle at $25.00, but we thought $49.00 was excessive.
I was not expecting much, given the neighborhood, and was therefore quite pleasantly surprised by the quality of this park. I would have awarded a "10" if the overnight rate were lower. The park is surrounded by mowed grass fields. There are shade trees and nice mountain views. The back-in spaces along the southwest edge offer the most separation between spaces. The pull-throughs appeared a little close to each other for my liking. It's a bit of a hike to the dumpster. Cable TV works well.
This is a pretty nice area. I stayed one night while in route from San Diego to Phoenix and felt perfectly safe and comfortable. The only negative is the freeway traffic noise, which is constant day and night. It woke me up a couple times, so next time I'll get further from the highway. Positives: wide open level area, free of charge, stretches for miles, plenty of privacy. Exit I-10 at exit 19 and follow the signs. No marked spaces or formalities. Just pick a place you like and drop anchor. No services, but water and sewer dump can be found in town for a fee.
This is a very clean and tidy little park with extra wide, back-in spaces. The laundry room is immaculate and reasonably priced, but boasts only one washer and one dryer. The pull-through spaces are quite narrow and require unhooking tow or towed vehicle, which must then be parked out on the street.
This park sits in a little valley. Upon cresting the ridge in approach to the park, one sees scores of RV's parked so closely together you wonder how they can open their doors. Then you realize that is a storage yard. Ha ha. The actual RV park is much more spacious. There is no cable TV but digital antennae reception was good and provided about 20 stations. Water pressure was good, there was shade at my pull through site and the manager's husband guided me to the site in a golf car. I thought the place was just fine for an overnight and would not be hesitant to return.
The back-in spaces are quite close together. There were dog droppings and the neighbor's kids parked their bikes in and used my space as a shortcut to the pool. Their mother walked back and forth through my space to the laundry, and their dog barked at me every time I went outside. I requested a change of location and was reassigned to an open area of pull-throughs with neither shade nor shelter from the wind. No BBQ, no picnic table, no view, no nothing. I'll pass on this one.
This is my favorite place to spend a Sunday night on my way home from Las Vegas or the Colorado River. Reasonably level, nicely graveled pull through spaces with lots of shade and oleander privacy hedges, cable TV and sparkling clean swimming pool. They seem to make an effort to stagger the RV space assignments so there will be an open space on either or both sides of you whenever possible. A very nice place.
This huge facility offers a choice of camping environments from which one may choose. The newer area to the north evokes some of the feel of a motorcoach resort, and is mostly occupied by high-end rigs of long term visitors at a monthly rate of $700 plus utilities. There is a swimming pool and jaccuzi, and a spotless laundry facility. The majority of the spots are long pull-throughs; each with cable TV. The middle area is more like a state or county park and appeals to those who enjoy campfires and traditional camping. There is no cable TV but the spaces are large and trees abound. The roads are paved but the spaces are raked dirt. The southern-most area, abutting a couple man-made lakes of recycled water, is the least expensive, noisiest, most crowded and "partyingest" section of the property. Throughout the property, security is outstanding. There are great areas for walking, bike riding or relaxing with a book. Nicely laid out and well run.
This KOA park features rows of pull-through spaces separated by oleander hedges which afford a measure of privacy from one's neighbor. There is also a limited hook-ups area (water and 30 amp only) which is $3 less per night but lacks the privacy hedges. There is a short order restaurant on site which offers a limited dinner and breakfast menu and the night I stayed, a Monday, they had Bingo in the clubhouse. The roads and spaces are all gravel and it could use a refreshing, as it is worn thin throughout the park and ruts have developed in some places. It is quiet at night and overall a pleasant spot when passing through.
I was very pleasantly surprised. This is an entirely paved (blacktop) RV lot with full hookups and cable TV at each of the 45 sites. It is directly across the street from the back of the casino and is surrounded by a high wall which affords a sense of privacy and security. The pull through spaces are of typical width, but the back-ins are some of the largest spaces I have ever seen in a simple park like this. Most are 34 feet wide by 40 feet deep; and the corner spaces measure up to 60 feet in width. Plenty of place to park tow vehicle or toad, and it's nice to have the separation from one's neighbor. Request space 42 if you can.
Pleasant office staff came out later in a golf car to ensure I was satisfied with the site. Outstanding laundry facilities with a laptop for free internet use. Nice steakhouse with bar on premises. Bar reeks of cigarettes but steakhouse is smoke-free and offers good food. The night of my visit they offered a fine prime rib dinner for $12.95. Good security. Only two fighter jets passed over during my 20 hour stay. The only real drawback (minor) is that the sites and roads are unpaved and one cannot avoid tracking a fine white powder into the RV. There is a convenience store within walking distance which features very reasonable prices on cold beer. I will stay here again.
We love the location, scenery and proximity to a modern casino with decent restaurants and sports bar. The laundry facility is new and clean. The park is quiet at night and feels very safe. Drawbacks: pull through spaces share utilities pedestal and therefore are quite close together and face a neighbor. The entire property is unpaved sand/dirt and when the wind blows, you get sandblasted. They don't segregate pet owners or enforce the prohibition on leaving a barking dog tied up outside, so it is just the luck of the draw whether you may have a constantly barking dog next door. And I mean within about eight feet of your door. Dry camping is free across the street, but they sell fireworks and the designated detonation spot is right next to the dry camping area. To dry camp you must go inside and show registration. If over ten years old they will come out and inspect your rig, which cuts down on the old junkers.
Rate is $99 per week and includes 2 free breakfast buffets if you mention their ad in RV Journal magazine. This is the only RV park in Laughlin with full hook ups. We found it adequate for our needs but there is nothing fancy about it. Have stayed several times over the years and the wind seems to always preclude relaxing outdoors. Good cable TV reception.
$20 for back-in; $25 for pull through. Have stayed several times without reservations, and the park is never close to full. Seems to be a popular home base for construction or seasonal workers. All paved; adjoins the swap meet vendors' entrance to the fairgrounds. Safe, clean and entirely adequate overnight spot with easy freeway access.
A delightful find. This quaint little park occupies a quiet and peaceful spot between an apple orchard and a glider airport in the foothills near Tehachapi. Just a few minutes from Hwy 58, yet far superior to the crowded trailer parks available in Mojave or downtown Tehachapi. No cable TV or sewer at sites. Evergreen trees between sites provide privacy and some shelter from the constant breeze. Pulled in for an overnight and stayed 3 days. Hated to leave.
I needed a place to leave my travel trailer in Las Vegas while I flew back east for 6 days. At $16 per night, this park served the purpose. I was able to leave the refrigerator running on full hook-up and there was no vandalism or trouble. I slept in the trailer one night at each end of the trip and was disturbed by neighbors who sat outside and smoked cigarettes all night; but that can happen anywhere. It felt reasonably safe and I will probably return if the need arises. But if traveling on vacation I would seek out a nicer location.
Noisy. Lots of Eucalyptus debris, leaves and branches everywhere. Spaces are very close together. About 50% permanent residents, who occupy all the best sites. But, sadly, it's the best park within 20 miles of San Diego.