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Camping Guides

Coachella Valley Music Festival Camping Guide

Our Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival camping guide provides contact info, photos of each campsite in the public campgrounds and feature photos of RV Parks, and other information for near-by campgrounds you can stay at while attending the festival. Coachella Valley Music Festival Campgrounds will fill up quickly so it's advised you make your reservations as soon as possible.

Public Campgrounds

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
760 767-5331


Anza Borrego Desert State Park is the largest of the state parks in California. The Park offers a vast and spectacular desert wilderness to explore and it should be filled with wildflowers around the dates of the Music Festival. The two established campgrounds in the Park include: Borrego Palm Canyon (120 campsites including 51 RV sites with electric hookups) and Tamarisk Grove (27 campsites). In addition, there are other backcountry campsites. Anza Borrego is approximately 64 miles or about an hour from the Coachella Valley Music Festival.

Joshua Tree National Park

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
760 367-5500


Joshua Tree National Park includes 800,000 acres, 3 ecosystems and a desert wonderland offering a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Visitors to the park can hike, bike, horseback ride, visit historic sites, climb many of the famous granite boulders, tour on 4WD roads, enjoy the unique wildlife and camp in 9 established campgrounds. The 9 campgrounds include: Indian Cove (approximately 100 campsites and 13 group sites), Black Rock Canyon (approximately 100 campsites, group camping available), Hidden Valley (45 campsites), Ryan (32 campsites), Sheep Pass (6 group campsites), Jumbo Rocks (123 campsites), Belle (20 campsites), White Tank (15 campsites), and Cottonwood (approximately 63 campsites). The campgrounds vary as to the facilities so be sure to click on the campground link for more information. Depending on where you are located in the Park you could be 40 minutes to 90 minutes from the Coachella Valley Music Festival.

Salton Sea State Recreation Area

100-225 State Park Road
Mecca, CA 92254
760 393-3059


The Salton Sea State Recreation Area features one of the world's largest inland seas and the lowest spot on earth at -227 feet below sea level. The area is popular with campers, boaters, angles, kayakers, photographers and birdwatchers. There are six campgrounds around the lake offering a total of 1,500 campsites. Most of the campsites are primitive beach camping, but developed campgrounds include Varner Harbor Campground (15 full hookup sites), New Camp (25 standard sites) and Mecca Beach with 109 paved campsites (some with full hookups). All three developed campgrounds have flush toilets, hot showers and water. The Salton Sea Recreation area is 25 miles or about 35 minutes from the Coachella Valley Music Festival.

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area (Riverside County Park)

58075 Jefferson Street
La Quinta, CA 92253
760 564-4712

Lake Cahuilla Recreation area is a beautiful 710-acre park located at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains about 6 miles south east of La Quinta. The park has a nice 135-acre lake with some fine fishing, large lawn areas, playground, swimming pool, horseback riding trails, hiking trails and large picnic areas. Lake Cahuilla campground has 55 hookup sites for RVs and Trailers, 20 equestrian campsites and 35 primitive campsites. It also has a dump station, flush toilets, hot showers and free WiFi. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and grill. Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area is about 7 miles from the Coachella Valley Music Festival.

Private RV Parks

The private RV Parks listed here are all within 45 minutes of the Coachella Valley Music Festival.

Banning Stagecoach KOA

1455 S. San Gorgonio / Avenue Banning, California 92220
951 849-7513

The Banning Stagecoach KOA is located at the gateway to mile-high Idyllwild. Here you find wide, grassy spaces and great mountain views. Sites 1 through 94 are RV sites with full hookups and cable TV. Sites 95 through 99 are tent sites with water only. Free WiFi is available throughout the park! Our swimming pool is open year round. Activities include horseshoe pits, tetherball, volleyball, children's playground, and indoor rec room featuring a pool table, table tennis, and TV. Groups and Big Rigs always welcome!

Caliente Springs Resort

70200 Dillion Road / Desert Hot Springs, California 92241
760 329-8400

Caliente Springs is a premier natural hot water, RV and vacation home resort in Desert Hot Springs, California. Caliente Springs is a 55+ resort destination for people who all share the same love for the RV lifestyle and the outdoors. With mineral pools, outdoor spas, shuffleboard, tennis, golf, shopping and many other activities, we promise you will never have a dull moment.

Cathedral Palms RV Resort

35901 Cathedral Canyon Drive / Cathedral City, California 92234
760 324-8244

Cathedral Palms RV Resort features large, private RV spaces in a relaxed, quiet family setting. Amenities include pool, spa, wading pool, laundry, clubhouse and shower rooms. We can accommodate any size rig. Our location is just 7 miles from downtown Palm Springs and only 10 miles from the Palm Springs Aerial Tram.

Desert Shadows RV Resort

69801 Ramon Road / Cathedral City, California 92234
760 321-7676

Desert Shadows RV Resort is an adult, over-55, luxury recreational vehicle resort located adjacent to Palm Springs, at the heart of the Coachella Valley, in Cathedral City, California. We are minutes from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and the other 10 cities in the valley.

Desert Springs Spa & RV Park

17325 Johnson Road Desert Hot Springs, California 92241
760 329-1384

Desert Springs RV Park near Palm Springs California, features their own natural/mineral springs. Desert Springs RV Park is conveniently located off Interstate 10, about ninety minutes from Los Angeles and San Diego and an easy drive from the Palms Springs International Airport.

Emerald Desert RV Resort

76000 Frank Sinatra Drive Palm Desert, California 92211
877 624-4140

Emerald Desert RV Resort offers resort-style amenities, spacious RV sites plus resort villas, top notch guest services, and calendar full of fun events. The park has 33 picturesque acres, 255 spacious RV sites and 5-star amenities.

Happy Traveler RV

211 W. Mesquite Ave. Palm Springs, California 92264
760 325-8518

Happy Traveler RV Park is located at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, within walking distance to beautiful downtown Palm Springs, California, and its quality restaurants, shops, and historic landmarks. The park offers spectacular mountain views, and provides shelter from the frequent winds of the Coachella Valley. The park has full hookups, picnic tables, and cable TV, and our common area features a sparkling pool and spa.

Indian Wells Carefree RV Resort

47340 Jefferson Street / Indio, California 92201
760 347-0895

Indian Wells RV Resort has 305 asphalt sites with full-hookups and complimentary wireless Internet for daily/weekly guests. At the resort itself, guests have their pick of three heated swimming pools and two relaxing spas. Our grounds also feature a recreation hall (with billiards and an indoor shuffleboard court) horseshoe pits, clean, spacious dog park and putting green.

Indian Waters RV Resort

47202 Jackson Street / Indio, California 92201
760 342-8100

Indian Waters RV Resort & Cottages is located in the heart of the Palm Springs area that includes Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Cathedral City. The park recently went through a complete renovation, adding cottages, a second pool, lighted pickleball courts, 50 amp service and city sewer service to all sites, resurfacing of roads and sites, enhanced  Wi-Fi, and a complete "make over" for the large clubhouse that now includes a new fitness room, billiard room, office area, dining area and lounge/computer center.

Motorcoach Country Club

80-501 Avenue 48 / Indio, California 92201
888 277-0789

Motorcoach Country Club is located in the world-famous Palm Springs and has a breathtaking Club House and spa, tennis course, golf course, pools, spas, a restaurant and 2+ miles of waterways.

Oasis Palms RV Park

90123 81st Ave. / Thermal, California 92274
760 397-1011

Oasis Palms RV Resort is a southern California destination for RVers and campers who enjoy spacious lots and outdoor activities. Enjoy warm weather in the fall, winter, and spring season or lay by the pool & spa during the hot summer. All full hook-up rates include electric, water, and sewage plus the following amenities.

Sam's Family Spa

70-875 Dillon Road / Desert Hot Springs, California 92241
760 329-6457

Sam's Family Spa Hot Water Resort was built in 1971 on over 50 acres of selected desert property with underground hot mineral water springs. The therapeutic pools are partially enclosed and are naturally heated by hot mineral water pumped from three underground wells, which are constantly flowing through the pools. Travel trailers, tents, motor-homes, campers and fifth wheels all are welcome here. And there is also a motel located on the property.

Sands RV & Golf Resort

16400 Bubbling Wells Road / Desert Hot Springs, California 92240
760 251-1030

At the beautiful Sands RV & Golf Resort in Desert Hot Springs, you'll find yourself warmed by gentle California sunshine just minutes above Palm Springs -- and surrounded by the majestic scenery of the San Jacinto Mountains and San Gorgonio Wilderness. Enjoy excellent recreational opportunities, the best in quality RV resort accommodations, golfing at our executive golf course, and clubhouse activities just minutes from the glamour, fun, and excitement that makes the Greater Palm Springs area world-famous.

Shadow Hills RV Resort

40-655 Jefferson / Indio, California 92201
760 360-4040

Shadow Hills RV Resort is located just off of Interstate 10, directly across from Sun City Shadow Hills Golf and Country Club in Indio, California. The Resort features full-hookup sites for RVs, complimentary WiFi, heated pool and spa, and fresh coffee brewed every morning.  Guests enjoy a variety of group and pet-oriented activities throughout the season. We provide affordable rates for both short- and long-term visitors. Travelers are welcome to stay a week, a month, or all season long.

Thousand Trails - Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort – Cathedral City

36100 Date Palm Drive / Cathedral City, California 92234
760 328-4813

Located in the beautiful Coachella Valley of California, Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort is the perfect vacation destination. Internationally recognized as a top destination for golf, Palm Springs is a preferred destination of travelers from all over the world. Guests of Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort can enjoy rounds of golf at our neighboring property, Date Palm Country Club. Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort features 140 sites, all with full hook ups for ultimate comfort. Visit us soon! The staff at Palm Springs Oasis can't wait to help you make great vacation memories.

Thousand Trails - Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort – Palm Desert

77500 Varner Road / Palm Desert, California 92211
760 345-2236

This RV camp in California is equally perfect for a weekend getaway or a long-term hiatus. Situated in the beautiful Coachella Valley, this 25-acre California RV campground boasts an unbeatable location near lakes, canyons and national monuments. Whether you're looking for the perfect winter vacation or a golf retreat, Palm Springs RV Camping is a win-win choice.

Regards, Park Ranger


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