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42 RV Parks near Banning, California
Apr 2017 - $25.00
This was my Yosemite backup. When you can't get a campsite at Yosemite, you get one at Idyllwild. This campground was really good. I was able to get a really large campsite (Site 93) with plenty of room for our outdoor stuff. The map shows it as a back-in, but I got there and was able to pull through. There are decent hiking trails with trailheads extremely nearby, and the trails allow dogs. We were able to ride our bikes to the local town; we happened to be there for the Easter Egg hunt. The campsites are fairly un-level and they're marked a little haphazardly. There were community water spigots all over the place, but they were frozen for one of the mornings we were there--thawed later that afternoon. Campsites include a fire-ring/grill and a picnic table. Most of the campsites are for tents but there is a section at one end dedicated to RVs. I didn't see any Class A's. The interior roads are a little tight for big rigs. No dump station. Overall it was a quiet weekend getaway that we all really enjoyed and would happily do again. - Arash
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
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
Jul 2018 - $1.00
The canals, roads, and campsites are filled with duck, goose, and dog feces. I believe this to be a public health hazard. People drive and walk over the feces, the dried feces becomes airborne, and you breathe it in. It also gets all over your shoes and your pet's paws and you track the feces dust into your RV. Our dog has gotten diarrhea numerous times while staying here after walking the grounds. I have been ill as well. Many non 50 amp pop-up tent trailers and travel trailers use the very limited number of 50 amp spots making them unavailable for the RVs that actually need them. Thousand Trails does nothing about this. Their outdated policy is "first come first serve" with no regard to the power requirements of modern RVs. The sewer backed up several times while we were staying there and it affected several sites. We finally had to move to a different site. It was eventually fixed after we moved. - TheQs
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
Mar 2019 - $47.00
we paid for a pull through site and specifically said we had a 35' MH towing. The clerk acknowledged. The site was a most 38' long and was not very level. Needed blocks front to rear and side to side. This is the 2nd time I have had the same experience. That said, park is well maintained and attractive for a KOA I won't stay here again - John Zumwalt
Oct 2017 - $55.00
Typical KOA, long enough , level site so we didn't have to unhook the tow. Dog park was ok but we thought our smallest dog might be able to get under one gate. Everything worked. The trains were noisy but typical for RV parks next to train tracks or highways or between them. I would stay there again - Go often
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
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
Aug 2014 - $14.00
RPI rate. I have to say this is an interesting RV Park. If RPI had a merit system which RV parks were rated, rather than the available amenities, Oak Glen Resort would be in trouble. It appears the park is having the dollars sucked out of it, and someone is letting it go. The employees are very accommodating, friendly and treat the guest very well. The shower/restroom was clean and looked nice. The individual sites, interior roads are in extremely poor condition. Pot holes, weeds, and just an unkempt appearance throughout the park. Which is split into 2 sections, one for weekend or temporary guest and one for the permanent residents. A sign saying private road end of the resort separates the 2 parks. The Parks web site said it has 182 campsites, which most are in the private residence area, which I have to admit looked like it might be better maintained, which doesn’t say much. The web site also claims it has a restaurant, I didn’t see it or any of the buildings that could hold it didn’t look like a place I would eat at. The park is nestled in a nice mountainous area and they have a tiny village of a restaurant and kiosk, petting zoo, train and some craft stores, nice for the first time but nothing like Julian area, for those who know that area. Overall the employees were very good but I didn’t leave anything there. Wi-Fi is available at $2 per night but I kept getting knocked off and had to re-login. And as an RPI guest which I had to pay an extra $4 service fee? don't understand that. - Zgork
Jul 2018 - $20.00
We had an electrical problem when we hooked up to the park's electrical system. It applied 220 volts instead of 120 volts to our camper because of a problem in the campground equipment. This caused four weeks of repair time and almost $1000 in damage. The park claims they are not responsible for the damage and we have had to resort to a legal claim against the park. Talking with other park residents we learned that others had similar issues with the park. The park is not particularly clean, litter is prevalent, however there is a decent dog park, and other dog owners are friendly. The park does have a decent pool and small Rec hall. Advertised WIFI is useless anytime day or night. Daily Rate quoted was based on monthly rate. Gated Park but still accessed by homeless people hanging out nearby - Keep everything locked up! - raymond28
Jul 2018 - $65.00
First of all, electric breaker kept going out in 115 degree. Second day we were moved. No more problems with that. Cigarette butts everywhere, we don't smoke. Pool closed by county environmental services for filth giving them one month to clean it up. Management very rude! My advice, stay somewhere else! - Pennell
Apr 2018 - $45.00
This is the third winter I have stayed In Diamond Valley: each year from 1 Nov thru March. The staff is excellent, facilities are great and the Management superb. Residents walk around the park for exercise or to walk their pets. There Is a great dog run also. Guests must stay a minimum of a week, so it eliminates the constant in and out traffic. It is a gated community. Laundry facilities are great and clean. I will be back back next year. - Craig- W W