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47 RV Parks near Banning, California
Jun 2018 - $1.00
This was an adventure! It was difficult to navigate the road up the mountain to get into with a 28'. I would definitely suggest daytime driving. The problem is the whizzers around the curve. We drove through Idyllwild on the way back and this was a lot easier to maneuver. The park itself is a challenge to find easy spots to get into, but it was worth the challenge. It is an interesting park being tucked up in the mountains and the trip to Idyllwild is definitely a must. The people are so friendly and dog friendly shops. We did lose the top of our fridge vent so be remember where you go go into you must come back out of. No internet except for the laundry areas. Take plenty of quarters. - ralinda
May 2015 - $1.00
I was one night at this park. It happened to be fogged in so I did walk the area, I could only see about 200 feet.
My site was nice, and spacious in the woods. I was next to a long term renter.
This entire park is nestled in the woods, among trees and boulders. Driving through here in a big RV or with a big trailer is not for the faint of heart. My 24 foot van was no problem.
The road in is a pretty steep hill.
The Rangers that checked me in were very friendly and offered plenty of good advice about navigating the many roads in the park. - StormRunner
Oct 2014 - $1.00
Nice wooded park. We were up top near the pool in a nice 50 amp site. Park was fairly empty because it was starting to get cooler. Many things to do in the area and casino's aren't too far away. We enjoyed our week long stay. - acampingfan
Aug 2019 - $1.00
Place is kind of a dump. Trash and dog poop everywhere. People have no respect for the environment or the rules about picking up after dogs. I know not everyone is like that but this place ranks near the top as most littered. I frequently pick up trash on walks and the next day there's more trash to replace it. Lots of ducks and geese around. The water canal is gross, and yet people fish out of it! I wouldn't touch anything that came out of that canal. One notable addition is a brand new "Amazon locker" style mailbox station. At the time of this writing it's still being installed but the idea is that you can receive packages without having to go through the office and pay their $2/package fee. I'm sure the many permanent residents will be thrilled. The restrooms are old, but decent and clean enough. My site was pretty average, it's level and easy to get into. It's just the overall cleanliness of the park and some of the people that stay here that irk me. - andychops
Jan 2019 - $58.00
$54/$58/day Site 108 Wilderness Lakes in a Thousand Trails park located in what is left of the farming country in Temecula-Land. A very large park that takes reservations but does not assign sites...first come, first served and most of the sites are 30 amp only...not a big deal in the winter, but summer...could be an issue. We arrived very early on a Saturday and were lucky to score a "lakeside" back-in 50 amp site just vacated minutes before. During our week there we witnessed much maneuvering by other arrivals trying to land a favored spot. "Lakeside" is a euphemism as the water features are more like muddy ponds with lots of ducks and geese (and the associated quacks and bird poop). It was nice having our rear window overlooking the water. Sites are spacious but pretty much dirt and can be mucky in wet weather. The park was crowded with winter vacationers, but was very well organized with lots of planned activities for adults and kids. Normally they have an adults only pool, but it was closed for winter. There is a Country Store for must haves, a large grocery store is a mile away. Our site was satellite friendly but many of the other sites were in treed areas. WiFi is paid only, nothing free. $15/week but even paid, it was so slow as to be unusable. - Todd Hancock
Oct 2018 - $1.00
This Park is top notch! Located on an animal preserve. Clean, quiet, serene, and canal based. Fantastic weather on a daily basis. Great security and staff!! Welcome home!? Arrive mid week. - Windman69
Apr 2019 - $35.00
This is a typical KOA in that facilities are relatively clean but starting to show its age. Our site was barely long enough to fit our 35 ft trailer. We had to 'T' park our truck in front with barely enough room to get off the road. Most sites were like that. There was also a tree in our site so we could only open our awning 1/4 of the way our. Power, water, and sewer all worked fine. The cable wasn't bad either. Satellite reception was touch and go. There is a large fenced in dog park but unfortunately there were also a lot of irresponsible dog owners - always found extra droppings when we visited the park. All in all a nice place to stop for a short stay. - bakermancoq
Apr 2019 - $47.00
For pet friendly with poopy bags and trash cans in many convenient locations along with a nice dog park. Great wi-fi! Obviously do not monitor park after hours--I had to move sites to get away from a neighbor with their music so loud their speakers were vibrating. - Scldg
Mar 2019 - $56.00
Beautiful park. Our first KOA and it was lovely. Nice enclosed dog park, green lawns and beautiful view of mountains. We stayed in a long pull thru because we weren't unhitching our tow car. The host was friendly and helpful. Cable and wifi awesome. Easy in and out to I-10. - Fulsom Family
Feb 2016 - $10.00
Not really a full review after only 24 hours here, in the winter, but the campground is quiet and looks clean and well-maintained and I'd definitely return.
There are some things I wanted to mention because I did not see them elsewhere:
(1) Verizon service is good throughout the whole park.
(2) This park is not really in Banning itself, but 12 miles up the winding mountain road toward Idyllwild. Don't be fooled into thinking that this is not slightly scary to get to.
(3) Dig out your jack pads before you come, because the sites are asphalt (wish I'd planned ahead!)
(4) The sites are laid out in an unusual pattern, with groups of both back-in and pull-thru sites in short "nodes", with lots of grassy spaces between nodes. It strikes me that this is one of the best arrangements I've ever seen for family groups with multiple RVs, or small groups traveling together.
(5) The sewer connections are exactly 3" in diameter and threaded on the outside. I had nothing - including my 4-in-1 slip adapter - which would fit these. I guess you need a rubber seal connector and that's the only thing that works? Just come prepared.
As with Thousand Trails parks, you pick your spot. But when I called the office to give them my site number, they refused to take it over the phone. She said I had to give them that information in person?!
I have no toad and it's a long walk back, so I guess they'll have to live without it. That's been my only negative experience here. - Karen On The Road
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 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 2019 - $48.00
For short term stays- in a pinch- ok, but be prepared for lots of tight turns and obstacles.
The park itself looks ok. Yes- there are lots of long term residents. I didn't notice any junker RVs there. There are lots of long term storage sites as well. The few people that we met there were nice and would wave. The reason for 2 stars- we stayed 3 nights and they gave us a back in site. OK no problem. Except its uphill and in a small cul-de-sac and oh, since there are full timers there- go ahead and get the fifthwheel in around all of their cars and stuff. The check in was easy, check out even easier. The hook ups were easy. There were 30 and 50amp hook ups. Site was pretty level. It had cigarette butts all over it so that's another negative. Our fifth wheel is 36’. We are not planning on coming back to this campground. Unless they get better short term sites. - Layn
Jun 2017 - $64.00
Though this RV park has great potential it is not pursued. Most of the spaces are permanent residents in old RV's most appear not movable. The residents do not keep up their sites so it looks horrid. Broken down vehicles and trash (maybe personal belongings) surround most of the permanent residents sites. This is not much more than an expensive overnight stopover. There my was no picnic table at my site. Next time I am in the area I will go to a Walmart or rest area which is comparable to this RV park only free. There is no place to dump your trash. On a positive note it was quiet. - pjkoths
Oct 2016 - $36.00
Stayed here for 3 months during the winter. Roads could use some work, some tight turns; under new management, they are working on landscaping (mostly desert area). Spots are gravel with a concrete patio. There are a lot of full time residents but all were very nice. Some of the run down RV's are being weeded out (I'm sure that takes time). Our spot was up on a hill, could get windy at times. Never any issues with the laundry services. Nice pool and hot tub. Others stated they didn't feel safe, we never had an issue with anyone there or in the area. We walked our dogs all through the nearby neighborhoods without any problems at all. My husband rode his bike to the nearby Walmart and grocery store. Several families in the park with kids; had a park Halloween party that was fun. Office staff friendly and helpful. No this is not a high dollar resort, but it is a nice and safe place to stay. I worked in San Bernardino so this was a good spot for us to have as a home base. We would stay again. - LaneyC RN
Sep 2018 - $50.00
dba Colorado River Adventures. This Place is a Scam! Upon viewing a 90 Minute Presentation: 1. Excessive Membership Fees that would shock an electric eel 2. Promises of gifts never received 3. Park infested with ants 4. Park infested with flies 5. Park infested with ferrell cats 6. Water turned off without notice. Limited 50A few and far in between Extremely Dusty. This place is a dump...Stay away! Stay away from this organization....Bad news!! - Windman69
May 2017 - $10.00
Another park that offers nothing for adult visitors. No adult swim time, no age limit for spa. Sites are so close together but people blare music so loud you can't listen to your tv or music. No presence of workers. Loud noise from the freeway. Will not return. - Lcarpen52
Mar 2017 - $1.00
We are CRA members and used this as a "just passing through" site. Pros: Nice clubhouse, hot tub hot, showers clean, good access to area. Cons: very noisy traffic from I10. Even with windows closed the noise was constant. The water faucet and sewer outlet are right beside each other, and were buried in dirt. Had to dig them out in order to access. Spaces are pull through but narrow. I did not get an escort to site but saw that others did. Worst part was a cackle of retirees constantly complaining about the activities of children and setting security on them if they went near the empty hot tub or played pool in the clubhouse. They weren't using any of those things but just delighted in showing their control. Overall a decent overnight stay if you aren't too noise sensitive. Can't imagine they sell too many memberships here. - phxchica
Sep 2019 - $14.00
Have stayed here in the past, some roads have improved. Pool was good. Had drain pipe issues, but fast support to correct. Nit every site has picnic tables. Very spotty cell and no wifi service available. Difficult to stay in touch with family. - thorn251
Oct 2016 - $1.00
My review is to put to rest the negative reviews. We toured this site for our annual family coming up the August and even during a week day the park had a number of sites occupied. All of the facility areas were clean an maintained. Restrooms were easily accessible and game room, group room were clean. Management was very helpful in assisting me to determine if this campground would fit our needs. I have to say that I was impressed and the reunion committee will be making the final decision. Hopefully they will feel the same way I do. - Susan Ollson
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Found this park online on another website. Reviews were not flattering. This park is undergoing some improvements and the staff is hard working and personable. It is a good park with easy access. There is no Wi-Fi and cell customers for Verizon and Sprint will be disappointed. T-Mobile worked great. The permanent residents are in another section of the park. The park is very laid back. There is a bar/restaurant on site open to the public and families. Will do this again. - PCH Warrior