Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Hanging out in Arizona for the winter...Casa Grande, Yuma, Quartzsite, Lake Havasu and who knows where else our travels will take us.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Emerald Cove Resort
2715 Parker Dam Road
Earp, CA  92242
760-663-4941
April 2013, 12/11-12/17/2014, 1/22-1/31/2017, 2/15-3/1/2017, 4/18-4/24/2018, 1/4-1/9/2019


2019 Update - Always great customer service and the roads are getting even better.

2017 Update - Still no additional charges and they continue to treat us so wonderful...the roads were also worked on getting to the resort. It got so bad the last time we were here rattling that our grey tank shook loose but now the roads are much better.

2014 Update - Still no additional charges and they continue to treat us so wonderful here...it's amazing how the customer service here is so much better then many of their other properties since this too is associated with Colorado River Adventures.  The main company should have this manager train the others...

We had water issues several times during our stay and were told by neighbors that it has been going on for the few weeks they were here prior too.  While hooking up, Jerry ran the water as he always does and it began to come out like black soot...the maintenance man immediately came when we called and said they had been working on the water and will blow out the lines, he did and it fixed that issue.  A few days later while I was in the shower the water stopped and was off for about 10 minutes, I had to finish with our pump.

We paid $10 per night with our Coast to Coast membership, no additional charges for water, electric and sewer site on level gravel with a picnic table and barbecue.  Our Verizon MiFi and phones had great reception and for an additional charge they offered cable.


Our first visit we were crammed into a site on the second row from the lake where our neighbor’s awning was touching our rig and the other neighbor was using our picnic table to sit on while he washed his dog on our site.  We were not happy campers but it was convenient for us while we worked nearby and spent our days off here.

The cleaning people must have had the day or maybe the week off because the restrooms and laundry area were dirty and wreaked of a sour smell.  The smell is the water and even in 2014 it still has that smell.



The store carried all the conveniences including beer, wine, ice and even lottery tickets.  The Emerald Tiki Bar served breakfast, lunch and dinner with phenomenal pricing.  They also offered Karaoke and Happy Hour Specials on some refreshing alcoholic beverages.

We stayed here several times while we were working in the area during a slow time in between the winter and summer seasons.  Otherwise we believe this park will be packed with kids, toys and lots of activities in the River Rat’s Kid’s Club, more like a KOA on steroids.



If we are ever in the area we would stay here again, the location is great and being on the water is surreal but we would avoid it during peak seasons. 



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Friday, January 04, 2019


918 N Central Blvd
Quartzsite, AZ 85346
928-927-8810
1/2-1/4/2019


We paid $65.89 for two nights, using our Good Sam 10% discount, but then adding a 3% charge for using our credit card for a 30/50 amp, water, sewer, pull through site.


We believe we stayed here during our first years out traveling, but if we did then they must have done some major updates, this park is the best in Quartzsite. The customer service is outstanding. The upkeep of the entire park is fantastic.

The restrooms and showers were spotless and had a coin machine to control water usage.


Hardly any of the parks here have laundry facilities, but they do and it’s exceptional.


For any of our future stays in Quartzsite, we will be staying here.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

10657 S. Avenue 9E
Yuma, AZ 85365
928-342-9188
4/5-4/16/2018, 12/24-1/2/2019

This is an Encore Resort, also Thousand Trails and accepts Passport America and is an almost exact replica of its sister park right next door. (Desert Paradise RV Resort)

Great laundry facilities and the game room was also nice...




The pool was warm the first day there but then the weather got hot and the pool got cooler, it was great. 

Wonderful customer service, the grounds are kept up nicely and it’s a quiet place to sleep, especially with our windows open. The sounds of the trains are still annoying and the interstate can be heard at night with the windows open but it was still a good choice of resorts to stay in the area.

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