An Incredible Campground Near Joshua Tree and Palm Springs, CA

Settled within the Coachella Valley and just 10 miles from the luxurious city of Palm Springs, Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA offers campers many exciting adventures. The dedicated staff at our campground work hard to maintain an environment full of things to do, whether you plan to explore the desert landscape or kick back by the resort pool. 

Things to Do While Staying at Our Palm Springs Campground
This campground near Palm Springs, California, offers endless possibilities to participate in fun activities and explore the local area to keep you active and excited. The campground activities serve people of all ages, from young kids to retired snowbirds. Kids can play on the playground or participate in planned activities like arts and crafts, while adults can participate in group activities like poker or workouts.

Everyone will love taking a dip in the KOA hot springs pool and three hot tubs after a long day in the sun. Or, stir up healthy competition and challenge your family to mini golf or pickleball. Snowbirds and families can also enjoy this RV resort's seasonal activities, including movie nights, ice cream socials, water aerobics classes, bingo games and more. 

Palm Springs is known for its lush golf courses, which are must-play spots for any golf lover — the staff has an assortment of discounts for a full round of 18 holes! While you are here, make sure to explore El Paseo, which is an excellent spot to shop until you drop. This RV resort near Joshua Tree National Park also puts you within driving distance of spectacular hiking spots full of unusual rock formations, waterfalls and vistas. Check out the region by dune buggy and tour the giant wind turbines. 

Explore the Local Area
If you want to leave the campground for the day, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Take a drive to Joshua Tree National Park to view two distinct desert ecosystems and their interesting plants, beautiful skies and spectacular geology. Find hiking trails in Palm Springs that bring mountain views and waterfalls. For a view from above, take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of the mountain. Once there, you can dine at two restaurants, tour a natural history museum and view the surroundings from observation decks. 

You can also explore the city of Palm Springs. Take an architecture tour to learn about interesting mid-century modern architecture, famous architects and their celebrity clients. Learn more about “Hollywood's Playground” with a guided bus tour to the homes of many stars like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and more. 

Ways to Stay at This RV Resort in Desert Hot Springs 
Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA offers various ways to camp and creates an experience you will always remember, whether you stay for a couple of days or months. The gravel Tent Sites are complete with electricity and water, perfect for spending a night or two underneath a starry sky. They also sit close to restrooms and showers, giving you easy access during your camping trip. 

Our Palm Springs cabin reservations are excellent options for your family if you want something with the added comfort of home. The Deluxe Cabins are stocked with full bathrooms, showers and kitchens to give you a luxurious feel during your camping getaway. You can also take advantage of Glamping Tents, which provide 500 square feet of space, air conditioning and a KOA Patio®. 

At this RV resort near Joshua Tree, you will also find many RV Sites with full hookups and 50 max amp options. These spacious sites have easy Pull-Thru and Back-In abilities and access to Wi-Fi, and they are close to many campground amenities. Bring your furry friend and enjoy the beautiful desert landscapes as you roast marshmallows over your gas fire table at some sites. 

Stay With a Group or Spend the Winter
If you are a snowbird seeking a Palm Springs RV resort where you can spend the winter, this campground offers extended stay options. While you stay at the campground, you will have plenty to entertain you while you enjoy the warm weather. Participate in morning water aerobics or other workouts. At night, play poker or enjoy some painting as you sip a glass of wine. 

Looking for a place to bring your family, friends or scout group? This campground offers everything you need. Serve your party with a commercial kitchen and meet up poolside with space for a group. Talk to the staff about booking a group of full hookup RV Sites, so you can spend time with your group. While you stay, there are plenty of group outing options in Joshua Tree National Park or Palm Springs.

Amenities for a Relaxing Vacation
When you stay at Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA, you will have everything necessary for an enjoyable vacation. With amenities like RV storage and on-site laundry facilities, you have storage and clean clothes even during extended stays. During the winter camping season, you can also enjoy the Desert Oasis Cafe, offering poolside breakfast and lunch on the weekends. 

If you are looking for relaxation, dip in one of three hot springs spas or visit the card and puzzle room and start a game with friends or family. This Palm Desert campground also has a billiard and rec room. For those who desire to get active, the campground has two pickleball courts or bike rentals to pedal around the campground. The campground also offers yoga during the winter and a fitness room all year to help you stay active. If you want some adventure, try climbing on the self-belaying rock wall.

Stay at Our Campground Near Palm Springs
Ready to enjoy comforts in the Southern California sun? Camping sites fill up quickly, so reserve your stay today!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Mini Golf
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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Local Area

Joshua Tree National Park

Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. Come explore for yourself.
Places to GoFind out about different parts of the park, from must-see spots like Skull Rock and Keys View to the quieter areas around Cottonwood Spring and Black Rock Canyon.Things to DoThere's so much to do in Joshua Tree! Whether you're interested in a short nature walk or a strenuous backpacking trip, stargazing or joining a ranger-led tour of Keys Ranch, or something else entirely—you'll find information and inspiration on these pages.

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Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Daily activities:  Check our website for updated events, programs, or demonstrations.Timing is important:In the desert, the morning can begin quite cool, but by noon, temperatures may be uncomfortable. It is recommended that you allow 3-4 hours to see the park and participate in some of the daily activities.The best time to see your favorite animals:Visitors who come to The Living Desert in the early morning are in for some delightful surprises! In the cool of the morning, most of the animals on exhibit are at their peak activity. Playing, some eating breakfast, catching the wind for the scent of other nearby animals, stretching and prowling. As the day warms up, so do the birds of prey, fanning out their huge marvelous wings to the sun. The tortoises and lizards come out of their hiding places to feel the gentle warmth. Warthogs and javelinas rout and romp in the morning hours, contentedly grunting during nap time in the midday sun. Meerkats seem to play all afternoon, each taking a turn being the lookout, while the others scamper about. Late afternoon is the wake up call to nocturnal creatures. The cheetahs often climb to the top of their ridge and majestically watch the sun set.Clothing:Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably closed toe. Dress accordingly to the season. Summer days can reach well above 100 degrees F / 37 degrees C. Even though most visitors think less clothing means cooler body temperatures, this is not true. Long sleeve 100% cotton shirts are the best to keep you cool. Allowing sweat to completely evaporate from your skin will make you hotter and dehydrate quicker. Hats, sunscreen, even an umbrella is recommended for all seasons. Winter day temperatures sometimes warrant a jacket or sweater. For the health, safety and comfort of all guests, shirts and footwear must be worn at all times. Provocative, revealing, or offensive clothing and bathing suits are prohibited. Disguises, costumes, or articles of clothing that conceal a visitor's identity are also prohibited. Park admission may be denied if clothing is deemed by management to be inappropriate.

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

What's at the top?There are two restaurants, a cocktail lounge, observation decks, a small natural history museum, two theaters showing State Park and tram construction videos, a gift shop, Magic Memories for photo viewing, and over 50 miles of hiking trails along with other nature activities.How long does the tram ride take?Approximately ten minutes in each direction.

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PS Architecture Tours

Experience Palm Springs' world-famous collection of mid-century modern architecture on a personal tour with Trevor O'Donnell, one of the area's most knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining guides. Palm Springs is a living museum with hundreds of homes and buildings designed by some of the 20th century's finest architects. Join Trevor for a fascinating exploration of the city's magnificent collection. Learn about a remarkable group of architects, builders and Hollywood celebrity clients, and listen to the back stories that add life, humor, intrigue and awe to Palm Springs' extraordinary concentration of modernist buildings.Tours run daily at 10:00 AM from “Just Modern” in the Uptown Design District (just north of Downtown Palm Springs). Private tours and group tours by advance reservation.

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