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35 RV Parks near Mountain Center, California
Apr 2019 - $54.00
This park is very tight to move an RV around in. If you have a TOAD, you should disconnect outside of the park. They do have a location inside but it tight getting to it. This applies more to dollies than flat towing as you will scrub your tires getting in here. This park is very dusty. It dust looks like sand but it is dirty and if you have a dog, plan on having that brought in each time your dog enters your home. The employees are friendly and helpful. The sites are tight and you have to pick out your own. They are always the worse ones as campers will move into the better ones as previous campers move out. Like a lot of thousand trails, it also appears that people save slots for each other, as when you pull in they tell you-you can camp at any open site unless it has a paper saying that it is taking or has someone's items left there as if they left. The interstate is 100 yards away and on the opposite side of that is a major thoroughfare for freight trains. Trains go by every 20 minutes or so. the one good thing is there are no crossings so they do blow their horn all the time. Sites are just large enough to handle large homes but not parking. This is a very small overcrowded park. I will probably not stay here again. - TekManiac
Mar 2019 - $1.00
We ended up staying extra days due to illness and lucked out as the park is full this time of year. Persistence calling TTrails got an extension. Upon arrival the park was overgrown in many RV sites with tall weeds, some RV spaces had loose rutted sand, many were not very level, and are very close together under the Palms. Power was a little low at times and we had to keep an eye on it. You must be very careful to avoid driving over the sewer inlet. Marked with red posts but ours was only a few inches high. Somehow we lucked out and had one of the better leveled sites. Crew was was working on cleaning it all up but looked shabby for Palm Springs. - cba
Jan 2019 - $1.00
1st time back in 5 years. Still a nice place to stay right off I-10. Level sandy pull thru 30 amp and backin 50 amp full hookup sites. Pretty closely spaced so caution is needed in bigger rigs. Nice amenities and activities. Will stay here again. - teepee51
Dec 2019 - $50.00
Wifi is spotty and un-useable and can’t purchase faster even though they say you can. No splash screen to order.
Sites are very hard to get into with 35’ or more as the roads are narrow and the lots are not angled at all so no truck swinging room. No pull thru’s. The sites as well are not level.
The sewer inlet should be closer to the road as the sites slope to the road and the current inlet is too far uphill for some units if your sewer connection is in the middle of your rig.
The sites are different sizes width wise. They say they aren’t but they are. Very small area to park your tow vehicle and have a sitting area.
Free Cable TV which is nice but the channel listing needs to be updated. It is not accurate. Not even close.
Bathroom is very nice but the handicap shower could use hooks for hanging stuff up and a better curtain to keep the water in the shower.
They need a Gate here as people are getting things stolen from their sites. Lots of thefts. The staff seem friendly and helpful and the pools and hot tub were nice. The laundry room was down due to a leak but they didn’t seem to care about getting it fixed in a hurry.
Overall very crowded and tight but worth staying a few nights but not sure if I would pay for a site here. This is our first time in Palm Springs and it’s beautiful. - Shawn Muir
Jan 2018 - $1.00
The campsites in this park are pretty small; it's an RV resort in an urban setting. With that in mind, Palm Springs Oasis was a terrific stay for us. We loved being close to town, and everyone in the park was very nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. The pool was clean and required a key to access; the bath house was clean. The laundry room and grounds were too. It's a small RV resort with tight spaces; the location can't be beaten though. - ppalmer21
Jan 2018 - $64.00
This RV park has tight spaces, the only outside space you have is behind your tow vehicle or towed which is parked close to the left of your RV. But worse than that--I saw no RV site that was level. Most Class A's had their front wheels 3-6 inches off the ground. And fifth wheels have it even worse if their sewer connection is not at the rear--bring lots of leveling blocks for the hose! I had to buy a 10 pack at WM and I could have used more. Other than that--it is ok. Getting Satellite coverage was good in most spots used a few more to make it level and keep my front wheels supported. I doubt an over 40' rig with 3 slides and a towed would fit. - TedM
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
May 2017 - $30.00
I have camped here many times 20+/- years ago. We came back in May in my RV. I forgot that you CANNOT swim in this lake, well unless you swim in their float areas (blow up slides) for an additional LARGE fee. Why??? We booked near where the map showed the floating toys were so the grandkids could go swimming, and they moved it to another location and couldnt enjoy it. The campground has a section of people who live in their RV's and it is very trashy looking. Spaces with old worn out fake grass around them and lots of clutter. Looks like a homeless camp. This is the main section for RV hookups. There other areas are dry or some service. I had google mapped it when I booked, and I could tell it was trashy looking, so we opted for dry camping. However, the spaces are not really big enough for RVs in most spaces. I literally had someone with their trailer not 5 feet from my RV. Horrible way to camp. Had I known that, I would have stayed in the city, at least there the neighbors are 20 feet away. There were far too few trees for a campground this old. In the summer you need shade. They have done nothing to provide shade for most of the camp sites. Last, I dont know if this is a California thing (I am a resident) or a Lake Hemet thing. The pot smell (skunk smell) was way too frequent. The neighbor (Mr. 5 ft) was smoking, as was someone a few camp sites away. They would walk around smoking, and once stood there on the other side of our camp with the wind coming directly at us. Even the young kids were commenting on what stinks! Lastly, for RV's, many of the sites are not very accommodating for the larger RV's, 5th Wheels and trailers. We saw many people struggle to get into their spaces. Ours was a back in, and I could barely get in. They place large boulders near drive lane with tight spaces. I dont think we will be back. Not the best way to get away from it all. - Jewels RV
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Arrive with my family to our RV site to find out, it was double booked. The people staying at that campsite, immediately went down to office. A staff member came back to campsite and explained and apologized. He complimented with another hook up spot of my choice, wasn't much to choose from at that time. I was upset at first, but the staff really stepped up and helped me with my stay. They made me a Happy Camper. We even stayed an extra night. I've been coming here since the 60s. I've seen this place go through its changes good or bad. I still love this place, it has a natural beauty to it and it's close to home. Will....you keep doing what your doing, and good luck with your Adventure with Lake Helmet, I'll BE BACK. - Mark Echavarria
Sep 2012 - $36.00
Large family-friendly park. A mixed-use park for sure. There were many permanent mobile homes, as well as long-stay trailers. There was a RV camp and a tent camp on opposite sides of the lake inlet. Camp 2 is where we stayed. We were originally given a spot in between two permanent homes, but we asked for a different spot in a more open area. We were reluctantly given the spot by a very unhelpful front-gate. The front-gate people were unfamiliar with the occupancy of their park and gave incorrect directions to our spot. The lake is fun, you can rent boats and fishing gear. The park is very peaceful at night. The roads are tight for a rig over 30ft. Will stay here again now that we know what lots to avoid. - ArnerJoey
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Very nice county park in the mountains surrounded by large pines. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Park has no hookups but numerous water stations throughout the park. Restroom were not clean and 2 of the toilets in the women's restroom were clogged. Sites on upper loop are very uneven making it difficult to level a trailer (luckily, the recent storms created a ditch in the one side of our site which allowed us to place one wheel in to level). - WoodShed22
May 2010 - $21.00
Just returned from a long Memorial Day weekend at Hurkey Creek, our first visit. This is a Riverside County Park: all dry camping. It is at 4,000 feet altitude in the big pine trees surrounded by mountains. Within a 15 minute drive of Idyllwild, 30 minutes to Palm Springs. Overall, it was a beautiful weekend. The positives: Beautiful scenery, relatively cool weather, great hiking and mountain bike trails, friendly staff (and they did a good job of enforcing the quiet time, even on the crazy holiday weekend). The park was clean, you can book reservations on a very good web site with up-to-date pictures of each site. The negatives: No cell coverage (no one in our group had cell coverage, regardless of carrier: you have to drive up the mountain toward Idyllwild to get a connection). The showers/restrooms were older, dark and dingy. 50 cents for the shower. The roads are all paved, but the sites are dirt (DG). We lucked into one that was fairly level, but a LOT of the sites are uneven and sloping. The web site has pictures of each site: pay attention! I mentioned earlier that there are no hookups, no dump station either. All in all, it was a good weekend, but this is iffy, for us, for a return trip. It is very difficult for me to be completely out of contact (job). Also, unless you're REALLY paying attention when you book reservations, it would be pretty easy to end up in a terrible site. - FireFlyer
Jul 2009 - $21.00
This was the first time we camped here: we loved it. We felt like we were a million miles away but it's only 1 hour from Temecula. Mountain feel, lots of pine trees, camp clean and quiet. Would highly recommend this campground. - cisbell
Mar 2019 - $35.00
This is a great park. Sites are pretty close together, but they still seem big for some reason. We were in site 5 which was the perfect fit for our 40 foot RV. We didn't have our car with us this time, but there would have been plenty of room for that. Around the back side toward the no-hook-up area, some of those sites seemed to get kinda tight. It was just a sea of pickup trucks and wedged in all over the place. Our site had 50 amp power and water. The water is not listed as an amenity on the website, but site 5 sure had it, as did most around us. The scenery at this park is absolutely amazing. Just stunning. We were there for the Desert Triathlon so we didn't venture out of the park, but it seems like there are plenty of things to do locally. Dump station is nice and big. It's weird though, they have 2 lanes, but only one....uh...hole. We have a 40 foot class-A and the roads weren't too bad to get around on, but getting in and out of the park...man, I don't know if I'd want to be any longer than that especially towing something. Tight turns, low hanging trees, narrow roads especially near the ranger/campground check-in. Quick note. There is no swimming or boating allowed on the lake. You can fish from the shore it seems, but that's it. - Brian Holmes
Mar 2018 - $25.00
Washrooms were cleaned 6 of 14 day stay, and out of hand soap, paper towels and toilet paper for at least half our stay. Seems to be nobody's job to look after the washrooms.
This park operates under different State departments and it becomes easy to blame another department, or say it is not their job. One park gate employee was very friendly, however there were another three that were not of the same kindness towards us as campers. Saw wild life in the park and that was very exciting. Gets a little busy on the weekends and noisier as the park fills up with the local campers. I guess I expect more of a personal experience than most, or at least I hope to. In this case it is more to keep to yourself and carry on with your own plans venturing outside the park for your excitement and relaxation. Take all your own washroom essentials including toilet paper and you should be fine. - curtis rose
Mar 2018 - $25.00
We camped at Lake Cahuilla for a week in March. During the week it was quiet except for the constant firing range shooting (sounded like cannons, maybe reverberating off mts). On the weekend it was very crowded with loud music late into the evening and more shooting during the day. You can't kayak on the lake, or swim but there were lots of people fishing though I didn't see anyone catch anything. $2 per day extra per dog. so be prepared to pay extra at the gate for your pets. And they wouldn't honor our Passport America card for the discount. They said you had to use it when Paying online - thought honestly I didn't see the opportunity to do that. Lots of signs saying to stay away from the big horn sheep but at the gate they said they hadn't seen any in a long time. There are trees between the sites to provide a bit of shade which was nice. We probably won't return. - Gina A
Mar 2017 - $25.00
There were no reviews on this place so took a chance as it was close to friends who winter in the area. It is actually not an RV "resort". It is a 40 acre Park Model/mobile home park that contains abodes of various states of repair and vintage from new park models to old vacant mobile homes. The RV spots are located in a small section in the back corner of the park - 36 fairly narrow spots on 2 streets with sites that are not laid out very well & have overgrown vegetation. It is NOT big rig friendly. We were in site T-9 and it was the most challenging spot we have ever had to back into as the road is not very wide. Not sure how the RV section came to be as they do not cater to the needs of an RVer at all - limited office hours, slow response to inquiries, minimum stay of 7 days, no assistance if you need anything (we had to trim branches to fit into our spot, 50 amp service at post was faltering and had to switch to 30 amp - no one came to fix it for our remaining 3 days). You also need to arrange & pay for your own cable service - minimal OTA channels, one in English. Electric is extra, even for 7 day stay. After $100 deposit they mail you a check for any remaining funds, office staff had no idea what the kwh charge would be. Weekly rate is $150 w/o elec. rate I listed was a guess including elec. Positives- inexpensive place to stay in a very nice part of Palm Desert. It is located on highway 74 2 miles uphill from El Paseo in the foothills of the San Jacinto/Santa Rosa mtns. Some RV spots have nice views of the mountains. Park is very quiet and feels safe - fenced in with locked gate at night. Small pool area looked nice. For a smaller rig just looking for a place to park & you won't be spending time there it may be ok given the cheap price. - Nautical Wheelers
Jan 2019 - $112.00
This park is beautifully landscaped and maintained. The site I got was fabulous - privacy hedges on both sides, an upscale patio furniture set and a complete outdoor kitchen (instructions said these can only be used by renters "in season"), deeper and wider than a typical site. There was a fair amount of slope, and I saw this at other sites too. Most sites had all these amenities, but a few did not. It is expensive, but not much more than if you reserve a deluxe site at some other places, and here nearly all the sites are that nice. The customer service was excellent. The permanent residents were not friendly, almost rude. There is no wifi or cable, which is not acceptable when you're paying this much. Also, they do not allow use of satellite TV systems unless they are roof mounted. While most of the place is beautifully landscaped, the pool area has no landscaping at all - looks like they just ran out of money. The rate I paid included the resort fee which, oddly, included use of the golf course but not fitness classes - they were extra. The golf course was a disappointment - not a true par 3, and you can play the whole thing with two or three clubs. It's a shame they didn't just put in a true Par 3 nine hole course, and then use the extra space for some short game practice areas. I doubt I'll return, as I mainly stayed here to play golf, but it is definitely worth it for those who want to pay extra for a really nice site. - KAP99
Mar 2016 - $137.00
This is an extremely high end RV Resort. We stayed at a Gold Site by the Golf Course. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because they do not have WiFi. Not at all. These sites are all owned and they rent them out when the owners at not here, (the owners get some of the rental money). Our site was the best we have ever had. They had outside BBQ, Stove, Refrig, serving area, large patio table with 6 chairs, lounge chairs and more. Just beautiful. If you can afford it, this is a must do at least once. - RVpartyanimal
Nov 2015 - $105.00
This place is over priced for what you get. I get it, many of the folks here own their site and come and go as they please but in quiet times they rent out their sites. The park had many empty spaces in November and I suppose they get busier after Christmas.
We stayed 4 nights and found this place lacking on several fronts. We stayed in site 104, okay site but worth about 2/3rds of what they charge. Sewer smell....not good at all. On calm nights one would think a place of this caliber would have this under control. Not so. WiFi. Such a simple promise and such a simple service to deliver. It worked for about 2 hours on Monday morning. That's it. The front end promised that they called someone. Didn't work on Tuesday or Wednesday. The minute you check in they pre-authorize a $25 cleaning fee in the event you leave a drop of oil on the pad when you leave! The outdoor kitchen at our site was in sad shape, didn't use it.
If you want to pay the price, your call but plenty of options in the area which are better value....enjoy. - hrw
Apr 2019 - $77.00
Paved roads made it excellent for bike riding. All sites are paved & level. Good water pressure. Utility connections are very close and worked well. WiFi is not the best. Verizon is a strong signal here in the Coachella Valley. Staff is cordial and helpful. Large park with three swimming pools. We like this park. - SteveDahl
Apr 2019 - $77.00
Beautiful park! Very clean and the staff was helpful and friendly. There is mostly permanent and snow birds here. We only stayed one night. The site was rather small, but long enough that I didn't have to unhook. Very nice park, and I wouldn't mind staying there for an extended period, but the price was pretty steep for one night! Maybe the monthly is more in line. - alcomechanic
Jan 2019 - $70.00
This is an older park that has been taken over by Sun resorts. There is a mix of of all types and years of RV's, mobile homes and park models. Most of the park seems to be populated with a mix of full timers and snow birds. It is well maintained park but is showing it's age. The check in was easy and the staff was very friendly. Our pull through site was a little tight but the hookups worked fine. Although, Sun Resorts is in the process of making many changes and upgrades, the rate they are charging now is overpriced compared to other parks in the area. - Recycled