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We are heading south in a day or so for these two areas and would like any comments, suggestions or ideas about where to go and where to stay and what to do. We will be there 4 days total.

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billy1davis wrote:

We are heading south in a day or so for these two areas and would like any comments, suggestions or ideas about where to go and where to stay and what to do. We will be there 4 days total.


we are planning a fall trip to that area also, staying at least 2 weeks, looking for campgrounds and hiking. Anxious to see what everyone recomends so we can start planning.


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First, Welcome to the forum.

I would suggest that you stay in the Jumbo Rocks CG in Joshua Tree National Park. Dry camping, but the area is spectacular. IMO, the north side of Joshua Tree park is prettier. If you are near the town of Joshua Tree, Ca., I have a friend that was given an OK to spend the night at the Visitors Center. Might work for a day trip into the Park.

I stay in Membership parks so really can't suggest a pvt RV park for the Palm Springs area.


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Plan on a day at the Living Desert near Palm Springs especially if you have kids. That is one of the best exhibits I have seen, the model train layout alone is worth the price of admission.

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Thanks so much for your input!!

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We stayed at Oasis Palms RV Resort 2 weeks ago. It is south of I-10 a few miles. It is very nice and in a citrus grove. You can pick what you want from the trees. Very nice pool, great wifi. No cable, but we have a dish. It is a small park, nice people.

It is also a Passport America park and they let you stay for 2 weeks at half price.


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x2 for Jumbo Rocks in Joshua. Spectacular park. Palm Springs too fancy for me--prefer Borrego Springs State Park. Another spectacular beautiful place. But it is best for hiking, exploring and enjoy desert landscapes, not city stuff.


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What kind of rig do you have?


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Yes,Jumbo Rocks is the best campground in the park.Indian cove near 29 palms is real nice too,but it's sepreate from the main park so you have to leave and then re-enter,that's no big deal as your pass is good to do that.A lot depends on what type of rig you have as the spots tend to be small for a large MH or trailer. The north side is by far the best area,enter thru Joshua Tree or 29 Palms,they both have a vistor center to get info.I belive Indian Cove Campground accepts reservations the rest are 1st come.


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I've stayed at Outdoor resorts "in" Palm Springs, it's nice.

There are some campgrounds in Desert Hot Springs that have hot spring pools. I haven't been to any, might be worth a try.


Yep, actually drove to all of these places---in the last eight years. Missed Rhode Island and New Jersey.


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