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Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course

El Centro, California


225 Wake Ave
El Centro, California 92243
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 400
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.77106
Longitude: -115.54742

Elevation: -29' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $64.00
Overall Rating:

We rented park model 328 for one week. Unfortunately I was not feeling well for the majority of our stay so I did not bring concerns to managements attention, not that it likely would have made any difference anyway. This rental was a bare bones park model, inadequately equipped. Besides a few mismatched wine glasses, we only had one small juice glass and one larger tumbler glass that's it for glasses. Much worse than being poorly equipped, it was horribly dirty. A quick go over the middle of everything and that was it. The floor was never washed. Every shelf was disgusting, it hadn't been wiped clean in a very, very long time. Fridge was dirty, garbage under the bed, bathroom had a build up of mold and crud around the shower doors, two light fixtures did not work, old furniture etc. They really outdid themselves with the outdoor table, an old wooden cable spool from a construction site. We met friends that rented unit 335 and their unit was quite nice, no comparison to ours. We were upfront when we called to make the reservation that we had plans to bring our RV the following winter and wanted to check out their resort. You'd think they would have made an effort but not the case. When we returned the keys to the office when leaving all they said was thanks for bringing in the keys and then turned away to continue chatting with other employees. Nor were we given any info when checking in. That spoke volumes. The park is nicely treed but the RV sites are quite close. Wifi only available at the office which was very misleading. The snowbirds are as pleasant as anywhere. There were lots of empty site which is another clear indicator of a declining RV Park. There is a par 3 golf course in the center of the park but it too is in rough shape in places. This is our 217 different RV Park we have stayed in so clearly this is not our first rodeo. Needless to stay we're not likely to return. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Cabin.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
328
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Covered Forested
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Review Count: 164
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 42

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Its a little hard to rate this park. I stopped here for a week to play golf, and I had a great time at the little golf course. It was really nice not to have to drive anywhere to play. The people in the golf course were fantastic. With that being said, the RV spot itself didn't have much to recommend it. I paid for dry camping at the weekly rate. Had it not been for the golf course, I would never have paid this much for dry camping. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend the park to anyone not wanting to use the golf course. Also, the people in the park office were friendly, but not all on the same page. For instance, they told me I could dump and get water for free if I was staying in the dry camp area, but then they charged my friend $6 for dumping when he left. It was kind of difficult to make the reservation, because the girl was not knowledgeable about the park, and when I arrived, the person on duty made rude comments about the people working on the weekend. Not a lot of professionalism in the office... The area has a fair amount of traffic noise, and several nights, military helicopters hovering overhead for what seemed like hours. I might return here to golf again, but I would never stay here again otherwise. The parking spots are very close together, as noted in earlier reviews, but there were a lot of empty spots. There is a grocery store and home depot within walking distance. Cell service is good. I was able to get the free wifi in my rig with an antenna, and it worked well. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Quite frankly, the only RV parks we've come across which I've found a reason to complain about the site sizes are in California! This is the 2nd one. By the time we pulled our 40' RV into place, put the slides out, parked the tow vehicle, and hauled out our chairs, we had nowhere to put them! We wound up using the empty site next door to us, but we shouldn't have to! The park itself is nicely maintained and has a golf course attached. Considering the size of the park & the number of winter visitors, I was quite surprised to find there wasn't a fitness room. But there are restaurants, a grocery store, and other shopping all within walking distance of the resort. I found this park to be adequate for a night or 2. I personally could not spend the entire winter there in those narrow little sites. I wouldn't recommend this park for long-term stays, but would suggest it for the very short-term traveler. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects a weekly stay. Older campsite, city has grown up around it. Spots are quite small if you have slides on both sides of unit. Short timers can park in a gravel parking lot at a cheaper rate; no sewer there, but electric and water are available and these sites are bigger and right beside washrooms and activity hall. Nice little golf course, lots of snowbirds there for the winter, very friendly and welcoming. Wi-Fi accessible at office. Park happy hour on Thursdays with park entertainers who were very talented. We would go back again for a short stay. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

I stayed in their dry camp area, which also had back-in partial hookup sites. Clean washrooms and showers. Free Wi-Fi, but it only works next to the office. I had to put the rain jacket on and sit there in the night on the bench next to the closed office. Kind of humiliating. Ugly, gravel lot, nothing spectacular, with a garbage bin sitting right in the middle of the lot. Park is close to the street. You can hear the traffic. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This is primarily a long term park for snow birders. We've stayed here twice now and have found the park to be clean, friendly and generally well maintained. The streets are exceptionally wide although the lot sizes that we've been placed on have been narrow and short. We stayed here using Passport America which was willingly accepted. We will stay here again when traveling through but would not select it as a destination park. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 1 night in a pull through site which was level front to back, and side to side. Site was long enough for the truck and 5th wheel. Had good cable TV selection and the free WiFi worked great. This is basically a mobile home park that caters to RV's. Because of the earthquake, alot of the permanent rigs had shaken off their supports and we rock and rolled a little the night we were here. There isn't a lot to chose from in El Centro. We would stay here again. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 221
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

$42 for full hook-ups and $33 for electric & water only. The only discount they offer is $1 if you pay cash instead of credit card. They have ten pull-through sites for over-night stops, that are concrete and level. Wifi is free and available only in the lobby; however, we were able to receive it in our RV as our site was right next to the lobby. 70-channel TV worked great. 1/2 mile from the Freeway, we could still hear the noise but it wasn't to bad. Military Base nearby which had aircraft flying over until around 9pm, now that was noisy. The showers and restrooms were old but clean. There is a 9-hole golf course on site, pool and hot tub. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Nice RV Park, clean and neat. We just stayed overnight. Did not use any of the facilities. It seems strange that we paid the maximum price because we were overnight only campers. Don’t think we would go back again, I felt taken advantage of. No discounts. We camped in our 5th wheel. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is over rated and too expensive. The WiFi was very slow, even though we were very close to the router. They put us next to a row of park models, so we had kids going right through our campsite and playing basketball in front of our motorhome. Lots of traffic noise from Interstate 8. Will not stay here again. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course in a Motorhome.

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