Palm Springs RV Parks

Directory and Photographs

Below are links to photos I've taken of most of the popular RV parks within this prime resort area. No park has paid a fee to be included.

For years we've been taking first a travel trailer and then our motorhome to the Palm Springs area for several weeks every winter. We now own a lot (#394) at Outdoor Resort, Palm Springs that we rent out for much of the year (not available for rent December through March - that's why we bought it!). Lot rental information is HERE.

Located in the desert about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, the warm and sunny winter climate can't be beat. Long ago promoted by movie stars and televised golf tournaments, the entire Coachella Valley is a popular, year-around vacation and retirement area that includes the communities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Indio and Desert Hot Springs.

E-mail "jlkoski1 (at)" if you have suggestions for parks I've missed or other comments. I value your feedback. Please don't write asking about specific RV park information, recommendations or reservations! Call the park directly.

Outdoor Resort Palm Springs (in Cathedral City)

Outdoor Resort Palm Springs, 18 hole golf course

woodshop for hobbyists at Desert Shadows RV Resort, Cathedral City

Lake Cahuilla County Park, La Quinta

Motorcoach Country Club, Indio

Emerald Desert RV Resort, Palm Desert

no-fee boondocking at Anza-Borrego State Park, about 75 miles south of Palm Springs


Links to RV park photos:

Palm Springs - Happy Traveler RV Park

Cathedral City - Cathedral Palms RV Resort

Cathedral City - Desert Shadows RV Resort

Cathedral City - Outdoor Resort

Cathedral City - Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort

Palm Desert - Emerald Desert RV Resort

Palm Desert - Thousand Trails (membership park)

La Quinta - Lake Cahuilla County Park (with hookups)

Indio - Indian Waters RV Resort

Indio - Indian Wells RV Resort (Carefree Resort)

Indio - Motorcoach Country Club

Indio - Outdoor Resort (sold out section)

Indio - Shadow Hills RV Resort

North Palm Springs - Two Springs RV Resort

Desert Hot Springs - Caliente Springs Resort

Desert Hot Springs - Catalina Spa and RV Resort (membership park)

Desert Hot Springs - Palm Springs/Joshua Tree KOA

Desert Hot Springs - Desert Springs Spa & RV Park

Desert Hot Springs - Sam's Family Spa

Desert Hot Springs - Sands RV & Golf Resort

Desert Hot Springs - Sky Valley Resort

Desert Hot Springs - Wagner Mobile Home and RV Park

Borrego Springs - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Borrego Springs - The Springs at Borrego RV Resort

Borrego Springs - Palm Canyon RV Resort

Salton Sea State Recreation Area

Salton Sea - "Slab City"

Joshua Tree National Park

Favorite RV Blogs

Wheeling It, Living the Full-Time RV Dream

Gone with the Wynns

Long, Long Honeymoon video blog

Other Links:

Blair Station RV Parts, Desert Hot Springs

Video Tribute to Gaylord Maxwell - "Follow Your RV Dream"

RV Park Reviews, all around the USA and Canada

"The Desert Sun" regional daily newspaper

"" - Palm Springs restaurant reviews

Living Desert Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs International Film Festival

RV Stripes, San Bernardino - detailing and painting

RV Resources - lots of RV links

Food for thought.... I saw this on a bulletin board at a Southern California RV park. Best we pursue our dreams now, while we have the energy to do it! Our friends Barry and Sue (while in their late-50s) rented out their house near San Francisco, bought a used 42' sailboat and spent two years sailing the South Seas and then on to Australia. After sailing down the California coast, it took them 24 days to sail from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to the Marquessas, French Polynesia. "Down Under", they sold their boat and traveled in a small motorhome for almost a year.

Maps to Palm Springs area. You can "drag" the maps and zoom in and out by clicking the "+" and "-" boxes:

Trader Joe's




photos copyright (c) by James Koski,