Super nice Big Rig friendly park, right on the edge of Moab, just minutes away from Arches National Park. Great owners and friendly staff really make this a very pleasant park. We pulled in with a 40' pusher with a enclosed car hauler and had no problems. Spaces are gravel on red rock, 50 amp power, city water and cable tv. Generous spacing and stamped concrete patios are a plus. Everything from 45' Newmars to 15' teardrops all fit together. This is not a park filled with permanent residents, which I like. They understand that folks who come to Moab bring toys, lots of toys so there is plenty of storage for Jeep trailers, tow dollies and ATV trailers. We have stayed in the high priced Moab parks, I'll take Spanish trails any day. Right across the Hwy is a Shell with free air to fill the Jeep tires up on the way back from Hells Revenge.
My Garmin led us to this overnite stop, note to self: Do NOT trust the Garmin to pick a spot. Park was clean, however sites are loose rock, not level, and very tight. There was a small pool, no hot tub. All in all a dated facility. We drive a 40' pusher with a full size Tahoe toad and made to one of the two 70' pull thrus without hitting anything. The park is nestled next to a very run down trailer park and several apartment buildings in an older, run down neighborhood sandwiched between the hiway and a couple of shopping centers. Not a place I felt like leaving anything unlocked (: Staff was friendly and helpful. About 30% overnighters, rest looked like long term residents.
Kit Fox is the perfect I5 stop over, right off the freeway, yet quiet. Easy access and well layed out even for our 40' DP and enclosed trailer. Roadways are paved, sites are a mix of asphalt and crushed rock. Very well kept and clean, fast food just a 5min walk, nice pet area and very competent staff. We called on our way up 5 from Palm Springs, manager left our reg packet, map wifi etc. BEST OF ALL NO SURPRISES Kit Fox is honestly represented on their web site and delivers as promised.
Emerald Desert a gem in the Palm Springs area. Impressively manicured grounds, generous landscaping, super sized saltwater pool and spa complete with social area, shaded nooks and fri afternoon happy hour. Emerald has 251 sites, down from the previous 900. Over 70% of the resort has been repurposed to condos, including the golf course. Sites are adequate, most are back in. Expect to pay a premium for corners and over-sized spots. Big plus the lush grounds and pool area. Big big minus is noise. Emerald abuts 2 trans continental rail lines and Hwy 10. Both are busy 24-7. The evenings were very pleasant but too noisy to sit out. Wifi was sketchy, the resort recommends signing up for long term broadband from Charter. Emerald caters to snowbirds who stay 2-4 months and to clubs early in the season, think Elks and FMCA chapters. Only discounts are Good Sam/ Military/ AAA at 10%Weekly/ monthly rates vary by season and demand and are not posted. We came for 3 nites and stayed 2 weeks, very pleased overall. Big bonus is enclosed storage. You can leave your rig locked up, pull it out when you return. Mobile wash and wax guys do a great job but ask for a premium, be sure to negotiate.( Sorry Brian )
The web site portrays a scenic park, nestled by a river near Yosemite.What we found was a park across a stream from a trucking garage and school playground, no view, nearly 2 hours from the Vally at Yosemite. The park has a small level section with a mix of tents and rvs, all on gravel. Not at all ready for big rigs. We backed into the largest site with our 40 footer and were lucky there were not more rigs in place so we could turn around. Our back was adjacent to the showers and restrooms (3 feet)The hillside above the limited rv area is very steep,occupied by single wide mobiles not at all conducive to an evening stroll. For the money they charged not at all a good value. Left after the second night for the Sierra Meadows Golf and RV resort. Gorgeous wooded, grassy park 6 miles from town.
Very clean and well maintained, sites are adequate but not ample. Lots of rules on kids, pets, age of unit etc. We stayed mid-week for 4 days to catch up on laundry, bike a bit on the coyote trail and generally relax. The park bills itself as a luxury resort suited for fulltimers and high end weekenders. Not the case. Morning comes early as all of the transient workers fire up their big diesel pickups and flatbeds and LOUD motorcycles. Folks next to us have been here a year. His bike points right at our bedroom slide. Add in the highway and train noise and forget the rest part. The so called premium sites on the north and south end are right next to a busy 4 lane highway. Park thinks very highly of it self to charge $65/nite. Sites are well suited to trailers, sewer, water and power are at the very back, not so good for big motorhomes. I had to use 2 15' sewer hoses. 10 miles to Morgan Hill for groceries and restaurants. A nice park, however not a good value