Desert Hot Springs sits to the north of Palm Springs and is a small community at a bit higher elevation and has a slower pace of life with great mountain and desert views. We decided to stop by this area for a few nights especially since one of the biggest storms to hit southern California in years was about to hit. We thought it was time to hunker down and wait out the storm. And are we glad we did! We took Dillon Rd west into Desert Hot Springs to avoid the I-10 traffic. A great drive with lots of dips. Fun!
The RV Park has full amenities with laundry room, swimming pool, 3 hot pools, miniature golf, and pickleball courts.
RV Park: Desert Pools RV Resort
Location: Desert Hot Springs, California (to the east of town)
Site: 50 (back-in)
Cost: $38.25 (15% discount for first time stay)
Services: FHU (50 AMP)
Comments: A lovely RV park with dirt/gravel sites which are a bit wider than most RV parks. AND the streets are a bit wider than most RV parks. A charming place. AND the free WiFi seemed to work during our stay. Although it wasn’t the fastest in the world it certainly did the job.
The sites at the RV park are of various lengths but most of them are for big rigs. The park was not full in February yet Sam’s Family Spa next door looked quite full and is $10 more per night and has smaller sites and many unlevel. We can’t figure that one out.
Directly to the west of Desert Hot Springs is San Gorgonio Mountain of the San Bernadino Mountains near Big Bear. As you approach from the east the mountain is quite prominent especially when it is a clear day. Unfortunately, we were in the area during a tremendous storm so the local mountains were covered in clouds.
Palm Springs is about a 15 minute or so drive and Palm Desert is about 30 minutes away with the Living Desert and Zoo and of course, El Paseo Dr, which is the shopping district full of nice stores and restaurants.
It rained for almost 24 hours solid while we hunkered down. A bit later we went out and drove around. Many of the washes had spilled sand and water over onto the road, some roads were closed, and some roads were full of water. Life in the desert.