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29 RV Parks near Thermal, 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
Mar 2019 - $60.00
The park is very pretty. The pools and spas are wonderful. The check in was easy. Those are the good points. The first spot we were at was #984 way in the back of the park, really far from the pools and spas unless you have a golf cart or bring a car the walk was ridiculous. We asked for a spot closer to the pools. It was #263 it was across from the pools, great, the problem here was the unbearable smell of some type of chemicals. according to the neighbors they sprayed Round Up. It had to be a lot of Round Up because the smell didn't go away. We had to leave early because of this problem. Couldn't change spots again because the office closes at 5 pm and doesn't reopen until 10 am. Very disappointed. Don't bother getting the super deluxe spots the only difference between them and the regular spots is a table and chairs and a little spot of artificial grass. Plus way too far from the pools. - Daisy 5
Jun 2018 - $47.00
Disappointed! This is a beautiful park with 1,o3o spaces yet the majority are park models. We squeezed into the spot they gave us (had to unhook the tow first) and there were no other RVs on the east side. Felt really out of place. Drove down to their restaurant and had a burger. We were the only ones there. Guess I should have made sure it said "RV" Resort. - Possumvalleybrndr
Apr 2018 - $26.00
They worked to find a spot that would fit our long (65') rig. It was a very nice site with a wash behind us. The problems with the resort is that it is meant mostly for staying in a park model. The streets are narrow, so parking a longer rig is difficult. We had a problem with our cable connection. Calling the office didn't solve the problem, so they promised a repair person would come out to fix the problem. The repair person never showed. - Raquel
Mar 2019 - $20.00
The resort was well maintained. They offer Good Sam discount and it wasn't until after I paid that I found out they also offer Passport. They will not refund any money. When making a reservation they require 50% paid and none of it is refundable. They have a little pond and the sites around the pond are the best. Not much of anything else is around this RV resort. For the price, it is really worth it. - RVpartyanimal
Feb 2019 - $17.00
Nice park with all of the amenities. Very clean pool. Great hot tub. Pond with fountain in the middle of the park. Nice social residents. Sites were tight to the point we were concerned about being able to open our slide without touching our neighbors awning. Picnic table was in disrepair. Management checked in with us several times to make sure our stay was pleasant. There were organized activities to include poker, karaoke, and food truck dining. A few residents had organized a hiking club and there may have been a biking group as well. Every afternoon about 4:30, management lights a community campfire. Lots of folks show up to swap stories, advice, and things to do/places to see. This park allows off leash dogs everywhere. While that may be different it was a very good experience. Everyone picked up after their dog, kept a pleasant distance from other dogs when walking, leashed their dog when thought necessary. The privilege was awesome and not taken for granted. CA-86 runs along the park but is not that noisy. What is noisy is Old CA-86 that is parallel to the front of the park. There are many farms and communities down Old CA-86. Their p/u trucks and blown out exhaust pipes are noisy. Also, the resort workers begin their day at 6am driving their ATVs around. Those woke me up several morning. ATVs, lawn mowers, and other loud contraptions should not be used until quiet hours are over. Location is the final issue. There is nothing around. A full service grocery store is 20 miles away in Palm Desert. Things to see and do are further yet. Just too remote for us but there were several folks that have snowbird there for many years. - FT Travelers3
Jan 2019 - $20.00
We found this to be a great park. Friendly campers (many seasonal) and friendly staff. Very well maintained park. Many fruit trees scattered around park. Close to highway, but we found noise acceptable. There is a noise barrier wall between the park and highway. The sites are quite close. We did however find the sites level. We will come back. - Dano
Sep 2019 - $18.00
We stayed at Indian Waters the entire month of September when most RVers have the sense to avoid the extreme heat of the Coachella Valley. Because it was off-season, the landscaping around many of the grass lots was not maintained, and it seemed a little depressing at first, but we enjoyed the quiet (and low price). The fitness center is well-appointed and we enjoyed cooling off in the two excellently-maintained pools. The park is gated, but you are in a nice neighborhood close to shopping. The in-town noise is not excessive, but be prepared to hear sirens from the nearby police and fire departments. We were in a concrete pull-through with gravel - there was no patio or picnic table. Note that the sewer hook-ups at are at the rear of the pull-through sites (we had to purchase another hose even those we already had three). - jjwright
Jun 2019 - $26.00
Being summer and hot, the park was very empty. It looks like they do not keep up landscaping and even maintenance in unoccupied areas of the park during the summer. Still what was available was well worth the price if one has to stop in the Palm Springs area during the summer. - JWM1946
May 2019 - $39.00
This is a larger RV park that apparently gets totally booked during winters and festivals. We were there in May when it was practically empty. The staff were friendly, although they have very limited hours (1-4 M-Sat, closed Sun), which we found unusual. The park was clean for the most part, except for the unused sections which needed a good weed whacker. The dog park near us was closed for the summer season, so we had to walk to the front of the park to get a little playing in for the puppy. One of the two hot tubs was closed for the season. The spots consisted of cement pads for RV and truck surrounded by gravel. The utilities are all the way in the back of the spot, so we needed three lengths of sewer hose to reach the drain. Verizon was good. They did have a recycling dumpster, and collected deposit cans/bottles for charity. All in all it was an adequate place to stay. Nothing exceptional. - VagabondLove
Feb 2013 - $1.00
We stayed two nights two weeks apart. Both times we stayed at the far edge away from the freeway and did not hear any freeway noise. There are street/flood lights that provide enough light to walk your dogs at night and see what is going on around you. You can park close to the road along with most other campers or stay further out on the fringe and keep some space between you an others. There was no problem finding a flat spot to park, and our neighbors were quiet. I like this parking lot for one or two night stays and will use it again. - AGBAT
Jan 2012 - $1.00
This huge parking area is a handy stop that we used overnight when having our RV serviced nearby. We're told that some people stay here a month or more and set up picnic tables etc., and no one keeps track of who comes and goes. Plenty of room. There's nothing but a huge packed-dirt lot (with the casino a short walk away) so it's not for us except to tide us over for a night or two, but it's great for that. And at free it saved us roughly $50. - John Mosley
Nov 2009 - $0.00
We camped here for two nights. The parking area is a gravel area across the street from the casino. This is just a parking area which has signs "No Overnight Camping" but when you call security at the number listed they say to camp as long as you wish. They do want you to come to the casino and try your luck. There are fine restaurants there. The experience here is totally free dry camping with others camped nearby. There is no dumpster for trash so just take it to your next stop. Since the parking is close to the Interstate, it can be noisy. We would stay here again. - Kent and Margaret
Nov 2016 - $25.00
We were here for a weekend square dance event. We had "daisy chain" water. We had 50 amp electric with steady service. This is the third year we have stayed here: first year 30 amp service; last year and this year 50 amp. We were parked on a concrete "street" with the power pedestal right beside the concrete.
There is a dump station. We arrived with empty holding tanks and used water conservatively so we did not need to dump before we left.
It is easy to get to the fairgrounds from I-10 even when towing. - skigramp
Jan 2013 - $25.00
We stayed with a rally, so we were in the 30 amp, no water or sewer hook-ups. There were some FHU sites, which we would use if not with a rally. Good place to stay as it is right in town. The FHU sits are between trees and have shade. Would be great for a short stay. - Deniselg
Apr 2011 - $25.00
Great overnight stop. Parking in a fairgrounds parking lot so no grass. Power was fine. Fairgrounds staff working the grounds were wonderful. Close to lots of things: Palm Springs, La Quinta, great eating places, shopping. Gate protected at night. Air card excellent. No cable TV but antenna coverage good. Room to ride around the fairgrounds on a bike. Interesting Moroccan/Arabic architecture to the fairgrounds itself. Easy in, easy out. The weather was windy, windy, windy, more than normal they said. We would stay here again. - sparky59
Jan 2014 - $25.00
Gated, over 55, no pets, 3 pools park. Well suited for stays of a month or more. Rate entered is based on the monthly rate. Each lot is individually owned and rental can be arranged direct with the owner or by contacting the realtor. We have stayed here through 4 winter seasons (Lot 178) and would not stay anywhere else. Friendly people, beautiful park with all the facilities you need. And plenty of park activities to keep you busy. - GGF
Jan 2019 - $30.00
This is a very nice park, as close to a 10/10/10 as you can get. It is an ownership park in that you rent from the owner; not the park itself. Roads and sites are paved, lots of grass and trees, and about all the amenities one might want. There are a lot of activities during the winter season, golf, dances, concerts, etc. We rented a site in the Old Town for $900/month which included electricity. Other sites in the park range from $850 (w/o electric) to $1200 for a lake/golf course/or larger "new town" site. There are two club houses, and four additional satellite buildings, six pools, and six hot tub/spas with laundry and restroom/shower facilities at each. Make your reservations early; possibly even a year in advance. - DiplomatTraveler
Mar 2016 - $33.00
Rate reflects daily rental rate of $30 plus elec. This 55+ park started out as an RV resort many years ago and has now converted to mostly park models as most lot owners abandoned the RV lifestyle. Some lots are available for rent, mostly monthly, some weekly if available. There are instructions and a link on their website regarding how to contact the owners of RV lots available for rent.
Positives - this resort is very clean and well maintained with green grass, Palm trees, flowers, landscaping and water features throughout the park. The going rate here of $900 per month is a lot less than many other higher end resorts in the area so is a good value. We stayed in site 243 which is located among a group of RV sites. Roomy concrete pad right across from one of the 6 pools/restroom/laundry facilities (very clean). The people we met while here were all very friendly. Negatives - This park is on the edge of town, some higher end housing but some sketchy areas nearby as well. There is an open desert area across the street. It gets very windy here and the sand can blow around. Also, this is NOT a dog friendly park. You have to take your dogs out of the front gate to do their business which is not convenient. Our site was fairly close to the front gate but was still a pain. Lastly, for some the esthetics of camping among park models can detract from the overall RV experience. - Nautical Wheelers
Mar 2015 - $30.00
This is a very very nice RV park. The grounds are beautiful and there is a gated entrance for security. There are several pools and bathhouses throughout the park. Everything is very clean and manicured. Staff is very friendly. Great Verizon service. This park has a lot of park models that are all well kept. Sites are level cement pads, somewhat narrow, however some are located right on the golf green and even though you may be between 2 park models they feel spacious. People are very friendly. I highly recommend this park. - SNL
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