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10 RV Parks near Niland, California
May 2018 - $35.00
Dirt sites, close to Slab City which is where we wanted to be for a couple days. A mobile home park with RV sites on one side, separate from mobile homes. Quiet. Big rig access. Long back in sites. Dirt sites, nothing fancy. - Coley
Mar 2019 - $89.00
We had the most expensive site in the park. Our site was fantastic with no complaints. The resort had two large pools and a number of hot tub spa's. It is in the desert and it looked like it. No grass or trees anywhere. If we were not at the extra premium site I would not have been too happy. They have a small restaurant there and we had breakfast one day and lunch the next. Both meals were bad. My eggs were overcooked, even after I told them I wanted my whites cooked and the yolks runny. What I got was almost hard cooked. My husband asked over easy and his was also cooked too much (yolks not runny). The potatoes were not good. For lunch we both got burgers and mine tasted like the meat was bad. I couldn't eat it. - RVpartyanimal
Mar 2017 - $40.00
We stayed for 1 month for about $500. The hot springs are amazing, salt water hot tub and pool, mineral baths and hot tubs. The fitness room is like a real membership gym. Lots of activities from yoga to jeep club. We really enjoyed this resort and will be back again! - Lynn2016
Feb 2017 - $40.00
We stayed for one week for the first time and we just loved this place. My only complaint was that the site I had we could not level the motor home well enough. That said we are definitely considering a long term stay next year of a month maybe two. It is about 40 miles to the closest shopping if that is your thing but for long term stays a day trip can always be done. As mentioned by others the people have got to be the friendliest that we have experienced in any campground. We didn't get to participate because of the short stay but the activity list is pages long. There is even a visit from a farmer twice a week with a stock of fresh fruit and vegetables. Multiple pools, multiple spas, entertainment and one huge dog park. I could go on and on but we are sure we will visit again. Oh and the wifi was good but that was because we were parked right under one of the towers. - Shacky
Sites: 234 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 9 Reviews
Dec 2018 - $150.00
This is one of the most rundown parks I have ever stayed in my life. Never again. Costs is outrageous. Pools are absolutely a joke, cold, full of algae, dirty with bugs, and the owner is down there yelling at his employees in front of customers. Very sad. Will never waste this much money to ride my side by side every again. Don't be fooled by the outdated and photo edited pictures they have on their site. Trails are great, people are great. Firepits are old rims from cars that you can only have tiny fires in without burning the rigs next door down. Terrible place, terrible owners, and the Sassy store is outrageous and overprice. Six pack of beer costs $14.00. The store is named after some stupid kangaroo that got ate by a coyote. I'm sure the kangaroo is better off than to be with these fools. The owners are deranged people, yelling at their staff and degrading them in front of customers. Very sad. Don't go here and waste your money. This place is run down and is in need of desperate help. - Traveling Hippy
Dec 2016 - $70.00
Have been full timer for 7 years all over SW and this rates as the poorest value ever. Poor upkeep! Mineral springs were cold the first 2 days. The 3rd day as ok. The 4th day all drained and could not be used, Stay away. - Rzr Mack
Apr 2014 - $63.00
This place needs some help. The campsites were rough. There were lots of tripping hazards like cable wires and utility boxes and pipes in ground near campsite. Many areas of the park were in disrepair. The pool had no shade areas and the chair I had was broken. The restrooms had dirty toilets that did not flush--GROSS. I was surprised to find neighboring camps that were nicer and half the nightly cost. This place caters to off road riders since they have ATV exits to trails from inside the park. We were there on a busy Easter weekend and the noise was too much. I would not return. - Dave from California
Jan 2007 - $32.00
Sites are big enough, but not totally level. There is no shade around but it is the desert. They have great hot mineral spas and a heated swimming pool with a small cafe on site. There appear to be a lot of permanent and repeat visitors that come year after year. It appears to be an older crowd, but all were very friendly. They have a lot of activities going all the time. The first two days of our week stay were extermely windy, but then it calmed down and was beautiful. The closest decent grocery store is about 25 miles away in Brawley. We went the additional 18 miles to El Centro. All in all it was a pretty decent place to spend a week. - flyturbo60
Feb 2015 - $1.00
We wanted to check out the Salton Sea and visit the Sony Bono Wildlife Refuge, so we chose Red Hill Marina County Park. There are about five miles of fairly rough dirt/gravel road that you use to navigate to the park. We had been told by a Ranger at Wiest Lake County Park, that there would not be anyone around to collect our money until the next day, but that it was OK to move some barricades and go ahead into the campground. When entering the area there is a sign that indicates "camping" to the left and "RV parking" to the right. It turns out that the hook-up campground is to the right. However, we could not make it all of the way to the campground because of low-hanging branches. We did walk down to take a look and found that it was mainly trashed campers. We then went down to the area marked camping and found some old shelters and picnic tables and a flat place to park. We decided to dry camp for the night. The Salton Sea has receded so much that it is now about 200 yards from the boat ramp. Because the Sea is primarily agricultural runoff, it has a powerful stench that is hard to tolerate when the wind is coming off of the lake. The whole area looks pretty trashed with broken up concrete and rebar. It was quiet at night and fairly dark, except for lights from the nearby geothermal power plants. Satellite was not a problem as there are no trees. We had strong Verizon voice and 4G data. It was convenient for visiting the wildlife refuge and it great for birding, but otherwise it is not a very desirable place to stay. I believe the camping rate for dry camping is supposed to be $15 per night, but we never found anyone to pay. We would not stay here again. - TheJim
Mar 2015 - $30.00
We were passing through the Brawley area and wanted to check it out, so needed a place to stay. We chose Wiest Lake County Park as there were not many alternatives. It is about 10 miles outside of Brawley and is convenient. The lake is very small. There was no sign at the entrance to the campground. We found it later on the ground with a lot of graffiti. Almost all of the hook-up sites were taken up by what looked to be very long-term stays. Of the few available sites, some had low branches so that we could not get into the site. There are also low branches along the drive coming into the campground. At times, there were very large dogs running around off leash. Right across from the campground is a large cattle feed lot. Right next to the campground is a pasture with sheep. So, you have a lot of opportunity for not very pleasant fragrances. The electrical voltage was low, but not so low as to trip our EMS, so was OK. We had strong Verizon voice and 4G data. There was no listing of rates and no indication of how to pay. One of the residents told us that we were to pay the man that lived in the house on the premises, but we could never locate him despite knocking on the door of the house. As we were getting ready to leave, a truck with Ranger on the side passed by but seemed to ignore us. We tracked him down and he said that we could pay him. For what you get the rate of $30 per night is very high. We stayed only one night, were ready to depart, and would not stay here again. - TheJim
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Almost left in middle of the night. Went to use the restrooms, only to find a ungodly spider which since I looked up to see it is a camel spider. But to see the coming and goings in middle of the night by the two legged, was afraid to leave our windows open in the rv.
No matter what and how they remodel this park, new owners, they cannot change on what is happening outside their gates with the once great Salton Sea. It's dwindled down to a puddle, quicksand no fish and only dead or aging birds and people that either are too old or not enough money to move. Very sad to see and hear on how great this place had been at one time. I visited this same park in the '70's and it sure has changed. I guess drugs even made it out to the deserts. - SaltonCityBanchee
Mar 2016 - $30.00
This is an older park, but still pretty nice - if in need of some maintenance & modernization. Garland, one of the park managers, bent over backward to take care of me after I experienced electrical & water issues at the site I was originally given. The sites are pea gravel and very level. Water pressure & electrical service at the second site were good, but sewer odor from the septic vents scattered throughout the park was occasionally unpleasant. Also, sites only have one water connection each. That said though, overall this is a nice park with an amazing staff, nice amenities, great access to local wilderness activities, and easy rig access that just needs a little TLC to rate a top score. - pantherjeep
Jan 2016 - $11.00
This is hands down the park with the friendliest and best staff and the most welcoming fellow camper community we have ever seen. In our experience it even tops the well known hospitality of the Escapee parks.
We arrived to stay a few nights and ended up staying two months! Monthly rate for a full hookup pull thru site on fine gravel is 325$ plus electric which was a total of 125$ in our case. If you want it any cheaper you have to boondock in the desert. But there won't be any WiFi which was included and mostly worked reasonably well.
We first went from a two night stay to a week and then to a month and in both cases the office staff honored our previous payment which is not very common.
The park has changed ownership a few times in the last years and no owner was willing to spend money for maintenance let alone invest in some renovation or improvements. Therefore the park has a pretty rundown appearance and we heard some stories about electrical issues. However, the management works hard to keep everything clean and resolve any issues immediately.
Our site was hassle free, very level and with good and stable hookups. The management kept an eye on leaving every other site empty to help with privacy. During our stay in December and January the park was only about 20% occupied.
We joined most of the dinners in the clubhouse for the excellent food and the friendly people. We got quite a few invitations to join some of the ongoing excursions or other events. Despite being about twenty years junior of the average other camper around we made a lot of new friends and felt very welcome and well integrated in all kinds of activities.
Lots of the campers we met return to this park for many years and we will join them in doing so.
One thing can be awful though: the smell from the Salton Sea being a mixture of dead fish and sewer can ruin your camping experience. That depends on the wind which mostly keeps the stench away but not always. - TheSchweitzers
May 2015 - $30.00
This is an outstanding RV park right on the western shore of the Salton Sea. It's quiet, comfortable, and convenient. If you're an off-roader visiting Truckhaven and have an RV, this campground is for you - there is direct trail access right from the campground property. Or, if you are an Ultralight pilot, they have you covered too with a smooth, wide dirt strip between the park and the water! I stayed here for the first time this year, and couldn't believe what I've been missing. Dry camping/boondocking for the annual TDS Desert Safari? Not anymore! - pantherjeep
Feb 2019 - $28.00
This campground looks the same as it did twenty some years ago. It appears the California Park system has accomplished little or no improvements. The restrooms here look their age. Showers are solar heated so on a cloudy winter day the water is cold. Most of the sinks don't work, and be careful sitting on a toilet -they wobble, and rock. There are about five electric sites available to overnight guests. Campground hosts occupy four electrical sites. This is a paved curb side RV parking setting. Parallel parking or back-in is an option at each site. Not so bad if most sites remain vacant. The upper loop is closed. The campground pretty much looks neglected and degraded like the adjacent Salton Sea, which is getting further away from the campground. - James Barr
Feb 2019 - $30.00
Only about 8 sites with full hookups, 4 face the beach (139-142) They are an odd size 20'x40' we managed to back out 37' 5th wheel in sideways. Fabulous view of the Salton Sea sunsets and sunrises! Great campground hosts. Sea is interesting. Doesn't smell good close up but didn't notice any smell at the site. Train and highway close by but no whistles here. Campground to the North is quite noisy I'm told. Stark beauty here. Enjoyed it. - AdrianaW
Jan 2016 - $30.00
Stayed in one of the full hookup sites. It was level pavement, with table and fire pit. Right on beach 100 yards from water. Great for bird watching. No wifi and decent Verizon signal. Only negative is road noise and trains. Would stay here again. - Budapest
Mar 2019 - $28.00
I would call this park serviceable. We had a reservation in the Mecca campground, but it was closed due to a water problem, so we were moved to this facility. It's more like a commercial RV park than a state park. It's basically a row of sites along the edge of a big parking lot. The sites are level but pretty close to each other. You do have a nice view of the Salton Sea, and it's just a short walk across the parking lot to the beach. (Beware: dogs are not allowed on the beach.) There are two sets of restrooms. One set appears to be for day users and is buggy and not very well kept. The other set is newer and quite well maintained. We didn't see any evidence of showers. We used this as a base to explore Joshua Tree National Park because the campgrounds there were all full. It worked well for that, although the shortest route, Box Canyon Road, was closed, so we had to drive around, which took about an hour. As state parks go, this campground is kind of disappointed, but, as I said, serviceable. - Thriller
Feb 2019 - $28.00
This is a very disappointing campground for any sort of RV experience. The full hook-up sites are crowded in a straight line with little spacing between the sites. The not so leveled sites are on the edge of a massive empty paved parking area, which is off limits to RV camping. All that empty space, and the park decided to crowd in the hookup sites. I stayed here because the hook-up sites in the New Camp loop were unacceptable. Only five hook-up sites there and one is handicap designated. The electrical hook-up is a small metal box with a damaged 30 amp outlet. There is no circuit breaker. The water hook-up was well beyond the unlevel paved parking strip. Attempting to sleep here is a challenge. About 800 feet away is a train crossing. Trains pass here numerous times day and night. Each one blasting its horn as if there was a major obstacle in its path. The kicker here. After paying the high price fee for a lousy site, one must pay to use the shower. Won't stay here again. - James Barr
Feb 2017 - $30.00
We stayed here a couple nights during the week in early February. We enjoyed this campground and the Salton Sea. We plan on visiting again and staying longer. There were plenty of open spaces. At the same fee entry point, and within walking distance, are two campgrounds: Headquarters and New Camp. We stayed at Headquarters. There is a large parking lot. On the east side of this lot are 15 pull through full hookup sites. Your front will face the sea. These sites are very close, separated by tall palm trees. They are closest to CA-111 and train tracks. The highway noise was minimal. The trains were frequent and loud. They use their horn. If you don't like train noise, you will not like this campground. There are an additional 3 dry spots at a the NW corner of the parking lot. The visitor center and restrooms (no showers) are at the south end of the lot. New Camp is close to CA-111. There are 25 parallel sites around a loop. Most are dry but a few are water and electric. These are much more spacious than the ones at Headquarters. Except for 47, 48, and 50, there are no sea views at New Camp. The showers, which require tokens, are at this campground. - Neil and JoAnn