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35 RV Parks near Pala, California
Sep 2019 - $1.00
Staff in this park is friendly and helpful and take their time to answer all questions completely. Sites vary in size, but most are fairly large. Lots of activities in this park and food is available at the snack bar in the South lodge. Dish satellite TV, Verizon MiFi and AT&T cell phones all worked well here. Long-term residents are all toward the rear of the campground. Laundry facilities are plentiful with 3 laundry rooms and all the machines were working. They use their own app to pay for the machines, so you may want to get some quarters to use instead. I lost $2 because I prepaid for an extra load in the washer that I didn't need. Grocery store, other shopping and fast food restaurants are near by. We will stay here again when in the area. - Bobbi1948
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
May 2019 - $55.00
We have stayed here several times in the past and are pleased with the service and condition of this upscale RV park/resort. It is one of the ones that can truly be called a 'resort' as it has all the amenities that one might expect from an RV resort. Part of the Pala Casino & Hotel it offers free shuttle service 24/7 between the resort and the casino. The interior roads are wide and easy to navigate and the spaces themselves are wide with a well kept grass area and picnic table. Trash is picked up curbside each morning. Very little noise from traffic on the main road out front and no train horns blowing at all hours of the day and night. Very pleasant to sit outside with a morning cup or an evening glass. A guide takes you to your site and helps you in if needed. This has become one of our favorite places to toss out the anchor for a few days or longer. The nearest main city is Temecula where you can find all the things you may need, etc. We will continue to use Pala RV Resort whenever our travels take us south to visit family and friends. With the adjacent casino, gas station and convenience store very close by you can stay for extended periods of time without having to go into Temecula but for possibly a few things. - BankShot
May 2019 - $55.00
Very nice RV resort but beware of the roosters. The back half of the park is next to a farm and these roosters start their "cock-a-doodle-do" around 3AM. If you love the sound of farm animals then be sure to get a space toward the back half of the campground. Also, their WiFi had issues most of our weekend visit. We reported it to the front office the first day we arrived. The next day (yes, a day later) we received a follow up call and we were told WE needed to call their ISP. Kind of like going to Home Depot, using one of their self-check out registers, find it doesn't work and then Home Depot telling us we had to call their vendor who supplied the register. The park's ISP told us the park needed to reboot their router to fix the issue. Again, so if that was the solution, why did the customer have to call the ISP??? Other than the WiFi issues and the farm animals waking us up around 3 in the morning. The RV resort was enjoyable. - Dawsondog
Apr 2019 - $40.00
Came here the 1st week of April 2019. Only rained 1 day out of 5. Great Stay, always. We've been coming here at least 4 years. Can't wait for trees to mature (shade). This place has the cleanest restrooms you will ever find. Great friendly staff here to help with anything, check in, pick up trash and will even come out and help you back in with wooden ramps so you don't break your jacks backing in. Big Help for us. Free shuttle to Casino where they have a great happy hour and shows. Lower rates during the week. We will be coming back. Pull through, Back ins, 50 amp, 30 amp. Lots of day trips, Oceanside, San Diego, Julian............ - Eppy
Sep 2006 - $45.00
We had stayed at this park before and had a wonderful time, but it had been approximately 15 years prior. We were very disappointed in the changes that had occurred. The majority of the park is occupied by permanent residences, which include RV's and park model mobile homes. There are only around 10 full hookup campsites that can be used for campers. I only saw one tent site, which looked nice. The bathrooms that were located near us were closed the entire time we were there & smelled really bad. There was only one picnic table for all of the RV sites and you can get a fire pit upon request. There are 2 ponds, one looks like they are trying to empty it & the other looked nicer, but still had a lot of trash in & around it. There was no longer a store, or the large clubhouse that we remembered. The playground looked run-down & had graffiti written on it. The first night we were there, 2 men were involved in a fist fight. It was not very peaceful because there was always dogs barking and loud music playing. We couldn't walk our dog like we usually do, because there were always stray dogs running around that looked sick. The price for this campground was an astonishing $45 a night, what is normally paid for a camping resort. This campground is no resort. - lttldee
Aug 2019 - $95.00
Service was spectacular. Clean. Large and level sites. Casino shuttle is timely. Have had many good visits here. This was the first visit I saw the park loaded with kids and families. - RV Mimi
Jun 2019 - $65.00
We spent four nights here and was very pleased. A nice rest for us and our king shepherd who had been missing shade and grassy locations. By the way we had to pay a $5.00 pet fee. We were parked very close to their dog park which was artificial turf with some agility aspects and a fake fire hydrant. Restrooms are located right beside dog park. There were lots of children riding everything you can think of. There were also lots of dogs. There is a casino here and we really enjoyed the buffet ! Thursday was seafood night and I had 3 lobsters, yummy!!! The cost including tax was right at $50.00. We also went Saturday which was regular buffet. There were crab legs , prime rib, fried chicken, pasta station, Asian food station and much more. The cost was $34.00. The park has a free shuttle service that picks you up at your site and brings you back to your site. Well worth a tip to the driver. We would definitely come stay again. - dejavu
Jun 2019 - $60.00
This is our go-to park for a mini-vaca since it’s only about an hour from our house. Absolutely love it here. If you don’t bring a toad the shuttle will pick you up at you RV site and take you to casino....if you do have a car there are sooo many things to do off site. - P&Ax2onThe Go
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Took our camper out for its maiden voyage here. This place is such a lush little hidden gem right in San Diego. The park itself has three small ponds which are mosquito treated, and the ducks and swans are gorgeous there. They also sound hilarious. The lakeside spot was perfect, great drive thru spots open. The pool is clean and a hub for family and kids. Lots of residents here but they're very friendly. There's an easy hike if you walk to the back of the park and under the gate that rewards you with gorgeous views of Palomar and a few other lovely surprises. There's many old Oak trees and lots of shaded picnic tables. A small church group meets there in a natural outdoor amphitheater, walk up past it and you'll be rewarded with a serene, crystal pond that perfectly reflects all the trees and skies. The camp hostess is a local and she is very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly, and supportive. Note: the drive to get there is pretty tight and windy so sway bars help a lot. If you miss the turnout for the camp entrance don't worry there is a place for you to make a u turn with your rig albeit 3-4 miles down the road both ways. Watch out for military vehicles. - NSvihlDMD
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We booked in advance two nights.We Changed or plans. Camp ground gives no refunds for any reason. We went there. Saw how small the sites were, tried to get a 39ft fifth wheel in, but not enough room to maneuver. Finally insisted o a refund to size of site and conditions. Lady was good to help had to contact manager to do refund. Park is ok for small campers, but it is very old and needs some up grades. Would not go back in a big rig. - wedgedriver
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed for the July 4th weekend and had a great time. The staff was polite and responsive. The bathrooms were clean enough. There were 3 showers for the women but small with no benches or ledges for your things.
The pool was clean and refreshing. We had electricity and water at the campsite, but not septic.
When we made our reservations they said we had to bring our own fire pit, but when we got there, they had put one on our site. Then on the second day they installed a BBQ for cooking near our picnic table, which was nice as we did most of our cooking outdoors.
The only problem we had was with campers next to us. A large party on several sites, they were loud, drinking and using foul language late into the night. Despite having "quiet hour" at 10 PM, no one did a thing, as the office was closed. So we were up late, trying to enjoy our own fire, but had to listen to that late into the night. We especially didn't appreciate our young boys having to endure that kind of language, the topics, etc.
We complained the next day. They were given a warning. We were given a phone number to call/text if it happened again w the promise they'd be 'escorted' out. However the next night it happened again, lasting well past 3 AM. I texted the number they gave us at 1 AM, but once again no enforcement.
We complained the next day and they said they didn't have anyone to patrol the campgrounds at night or enforce the rules because their security guard wanted 40 hours (full time work) but they didn't have a need for that. I asked why they didn't have someone just for the holiday weekend.
All in all, it was a good time despite the lack of sleep due to the lack of enforcement of the rules. - BarbaraD
Apr 2017 - $40.00
One of the best campgrounds I have stayed at this year. staff is very helpful. Very well maintained campground. 75% long term residents. Lots of rules to make every resident a good resident. Full services -security, store, close to interstate access. They think of everything. - Geno1986
Apr 2016 - $45.00
This park was satisfactory, as it was close to Escondido where we stayed for the weekend, only 35 minutes to San Diego. We had asked for a spot up top based on another review on this website; the warning is the hill to get up there. I pull a 40' Landmark with a 2014 1-ton truck. If you have anything less I wouldn't go up. It's very steep and will put a lot of strain on your truck. Take a site lower down. There seemed to be a lot of full timers. Picturesque stocked fishing lakes. Staff were very friendly. - North America in 90 days
Jan 2016 - $24.00
We stayed here for five weeks. The sites are nice and large enough for our 45' motor home. We were escorted to our site and then the owner even came by and helped us back in. We stayed for over a month, so had to pay for electric. It is on a tiered system which starts at $.10 a kilowatt and ends at $.30 a kilowatt. We were told that it changes monthly. We were also charged an EECC fee of $115. Our total electric bill was $415, so I recommend using propane. A propane truck comes by on Fridays to fill up motor homes. - greyhoundmom
Sep 2019 - $68.00
Unfortunately this campground has a long way to go until it gets up to KOA standards. Additionally unfortunate is that they charge more than we have ever paid at a KOA. We arrived for a week stay only to be left without electricity for a whole day on our second day of arrival. No heads up or even an apology from the staff. Not sure the staff is happy or very well trained since the recent turnover to a KOA. Having stayed in many KOAs throughout the western states, this one completely disappoints. So very sad since it is in a great location with many potential fun assets. - Heartland travellers 2016
Jul 2019 - $67.00
Our first time at this campground. First, what a beautiful setting. It is HUGE with many different areas. The entrance roads have been resurfaced but other roads are terrible. The staff we encountered were mostly unhelpful, no passion for what they are doing, just a paycheck. The store was so dark with burned out light bulbs I had to use my phone flashlight to find items. The workers in the store said the owner stated a few weeks ago that he should replace the burned out bulbs!! Really? Most of the sites are huge with lots of space, the hookups worked as expected. I did not see any type of rule enforcement but overall it was quiet. Three pools, huge but not very clean, lot of use. The bath houses were filthy, no mirrors so don't know how you could get ready in there. The buildings on the grounds all need paint and repair. The restaurant says open but went on Friday morning to get breakfast and no one seemed to know if or when it would open. It was open on Saturday. The setting is nice enough and it met our needs so much that we have scheduled a return trip. - Jeffincedar1
Jun 2019 - $75.00
This park is not close to the KOA standards. It was recently purchased and it needs a lot of work. First the trees all need to be trimmed if you have a tall rig you will hit trees. Sites are dirty with trash and appear they are never cleaned. I could list about ten more issues but to be fair fix these things first. - Buspuppies
Dec 2015 - $38.00
We have stayed at this park many times over the past years and do so simply because it is ideally located and close to family we visit in the area. It is an older and pretty much run down park that is mostly permanent residents and with few spaces available for overnight use. It is a "quaint" little park with a small but well stocked grocery store on the premises which is used by outsiders as well as those inside the park. It is situated in between I-15 and old Hwy 395 so there is traffic all day and night but surprisingly is not that noisy or bothersome. The owner is great and very accommodating as by now we are on a first name basis with her. She always tries to get us into a space that is easy to back into and away from some of the older and more run down units in the park and that is why we continue to come back each time we are in the area visiting family. The rate is a tad on the high side for what you get but it is after all very well located and in the San Diego/Escondido area. Prices of other parks in the area, but not much better, are even higher. We have checked them out and even stayed at one only to be very disappointed. So once again is really is the only game in town that serves our needs. Funny thing, a few months ago we were watching a program on the Home & Garden channel and it featured a "tiny house" that was recently constructed in the very space we were in on our last trip to this park. As we drove by it we both said, "Hey, there's that tiny house we saw on TV". And it is sitting right next to the old beat up, run down, ugly, and totally trashed out old Airstream travel trailer we sat next to and mentioned in our last review of this park. - BankShot
Dec 2014 - $38.00
We used this park due to its convenience to family we were visiting in the area. Quaint little park with a lot of permanents but they were friendly and in one instance very helpful with a slight problem we had. Great little store on site that is used by the general public as well so it has many more items than most RV park stores do. We bought several items there. A really nice pool area and a small seasonal lake that gets all covered with algae and scum, etc. when not cleaned. The space was a tad tight to squeeze our Class A into but we managed. A small table is provided and hookups are convenient and okay. Would probably stay again when we are back in the area to visit but only then as there are much nicer parks further away. - BankShot
Dec 2009 - $32.00
We've been to this area many times before and always stayed at the Sunland RV park or closer in to San Diego. We typically use the RV park as a home base for wine tasting in Temecula and decided that this time we were going to try and save some money and try a new place. After reading a ton of reviews and looking at photos and Google Earth trying to decide, we settled on All Seasons RV park. We are pretty flexible with where we stay, we don't have a fancy rig or anything. We prefer the "off the beaten path" kind of place and typically prefer more of a "camping" experience. Although we truly appreciate the amenities of a fancy park, we're pretty simple with our requirement. Full hook-ups, quiet and clean. I guess with All Seasons RV Park 1 out of 3 is what they were shooting for. Let me start with the "good" that allowed me to score this place a 2. The staff is friendly and helpful, the pool area is really nice and the camp store is really well stocked and convenient (more on the camp store later). The "lake" does look nice, when the sun is setting and the wind is blowing just right and you close one eye and peak at it from around the corner and frame is just so with a tree or something. The hook ups worked, cable TV was a little spotty at times, but we got GREAT cell reception and my Verizon Internet card worked GREAT! So we could stream Hulu and Netflix movies and pretend we were somewhere else. (You know, Magnum PI is STILL a great show!) On to the bad. As we were rolling in to our site (#11) we had to wiggle through this sort of, gauntlet of "permanent" residents. Although no one was a problem (noise, parties, etc) certainly could have done some tidying up. Some sites it seemed that these residence had all of their worldly possessions piled outside their camper (these are campers not mobile homes) and some of these campers seem like maybe they've been here since the California was declared a state in the late 1800s. A few of them I'm pretty sure, you couldn't tow them anywhere if you wanted to. Some people have put up these "tarp" garages which is nice for them, but it really looks bad. So it just made for an unsightly area. People's things, cars, trucks etc., were hanging out onto the already narrow road. It was a huge disappointment right off the bat. Our Site: Our site backed up to the lake (which was nice), but it was TIGHT. We have a 17 foot travel trailer (no slides) that we tow with an old Land Rover. This is NOT a huge setup. Backed in as far as we could the front bumper of my truck was sticking out on the road. On the hookup side of my trailer they had planted some evergreen trees which gave us a plenty of privacy from neighbors, that worked well, however they were right up against the side of my trailer and the hook ups were buried at the base of the trees. I literally had to get down in the mud on my hands and knees with one shoulder pressed up against the side of the trailer and the rest of my body getting scratched to death by being completely embedded in the trees in order to get everything connected. Our site also sloped toward the lake a little (makes sense) which is sort of a problem for our camper. Our "pipe" is VERY low to to the ground to begin with (clearly not the RV park's fault), but it seems that our site sloped toward the back, away from the hook ups that were mounted in concrete about 3-4 inches above ground level. I put my trailer up on 4 inches of wood and with the slope of the site, we were still in a position where we'd be somehow having to drain significantly UP hill. I'm still not sure how I'm going to make that work. Each site does have a fire ring (one of the reasons we chose this place), this was great because we like to use our dutch oven and cook as much as we can over the fire. It's nice. Well, this fire ring is a rusty tire rim, tossed on the slope of mud between our camper and the lake and filled with garbage. It sat at about a 30 degree angle and was literally FILLED with trash. Non-burnable, nasty trash. Cigarette packs, Styrofoam bait containers with rotting worms in it, half full plastic water bottles, a few dozen feet of tangled fishing line with rusty hooks still attached etc. It was nasty. I also found used rubber gloves (apparently from the previous people's final dump) laying in our site. I spent the first few hours of our stay, CLEANING up our site (filled an entire garbage bag). Not the way I would expect to start out. There is a nice concrete patio with a picnic table (adorned with a skillfully carved AC/DC logo). This site is situated almost parallel to the shore line of the lake. So when we open our camper door we have a very nice view of the lake. It's nice that we are not staring directly at the "business side" of another camper. This arrangement results in very sharp "pie-shaped" living area, the big end of the triangle being toward the front of the camper and the small angle being at the back. So we have this 3 foot bit of concrete patio with a picnic table (that barely fits, then a 6-inch concrete drainage channel then the fire pit, then it slopes off into the lake. In order to use the patio and the table you are constantly stepping in/over this concrete drainage channel. It's VERY dangerous in my opinion. Adding a metal grate or something would SERIOUSLY make all the difference in the world. The Store: Just a warning. The camp store doesn't appear to be run by the campground. It's actually a convenience store like the kind attached to a gas station and serves the public as well as registered campers/residents. The store is a little creepy. It gets a TON of traffic late into the night. (I'm not actually sure how late it's open, but well after dark for sure.) There are people coming and going, buying liquor and various tobacco products. I did buy some beer while I was in there, they have a good selection and the staff is VERY nice. You just kind of have to wonder what ELSE may be being sold in that store, you know? Summary: The staff is nice and helpful. They even called me in my car when we weren't here when we said we were, and helped get us turned around when we missed the exit. Very nice. The pool area and the one area near the bathrooms/showers seem to be "Newer" and the presence of new-looking concrete and wooden structures (hand rails, decks, fencing etc.), indicate that maybe renovations have been recently done or are at least a very slow on going process. This place has a LOT of potential but requires a TON of work. The final thing I'd like to mention regarding this park, is that it sits in a little creek valley 250 yards wide (at it's widest) in between I-15 and old highway 395. The road noise is CONSTANT an very loud and 24/7. It never gets quiet. At this point, I don't see us returning until we see a sign on the road (or website) saying "Renovations Complete!" or "Newly reconfigured and remodeled." I'm not sure what they can do about the road noise, that's just a location thing so it's hard to knock them for that. They could also work on cleaning up the sites after people leave. - Brian and Jenny
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Not a bad place but it's dusty and dry. The campground was crowded and noisy with weekender inner-tubers for their 'Lazy River' tube experience. The zip line course was awesome. - Anctmariner17
May 2016 - $27.00
Level dirt sites with lots of oak trees. Sites are spacious. Trees not trimmed well. Big rigs beware. Many hairpin turns to get into camp. Limited sites for large rigs. Low hanging branches. But if you can get in without damaging your rig, the camp (in off season) is quiet. Very rural. Take whatever you need as stores are far away. GPS is so-so to get you there. We used 2 different ones and both would have taken us wacky routes. (From the 15, take the 76 east and you'll be OK.) Note that campground is on the south side of street, not north as more than one GPS shows. No AT&T service, but Verizon is OK. No Wi-Fi. No amenities. Only one restroom for entire camp and it was less-than-stellar. But there are porta-potties in various locations. Probably would not go again. - DrM Traveler
Jul 2009 - $35.00
The GOOD: Tubing down the river was the best part. The people working there were friendly. The BAD: Otherwise the place was full of visitors that can be described as "THUGS FOR LIFE." Campsites were overcrowded. People were chopping wood at 11:30 pm outside our window. Blaring Mexican music was a common occurrence. The bathrooms were filthy. Human excrement in the urinals, which were NOT cleaned. The showers were ONLY cold water with NO shower heads, just a stream shooting out of a straight pipe. There were not nearly enough bathrooms for the number of people in the park. Electrical hookups were shady at best. Our breakers kept popping and it was BARELY enough to keep the RV cool. SUMMATION: We had a good time regardless of the conditions. But I doubt we will be back, as there are plenty of other places in southern California that offer better camping conditions. - lagreca