Palm Creek Resort RV Park
Last snowbird season we discovered an oasis in the stark southern Nevada desert. An online photographer buddy of my wife Anne named Don Davis invited us to stay at his little RV Park located about 50 miles north east of Las Vegas near the rural town of Moapa, Nevada. We thought that would be perfect because we were headed that way to visit and photograph in the colorful Valley of Fire State Park. We turned off Interstate 15 at Moapa and headed up Highway 168 north. After only a few miles we spotted the outburst of green in the otherwise stark brown, rocky desert landscape. That had to be it.
Park Location in Southern Nevada
As we pulled into Palm Creek Resort RV Park we were greeted by Don and his wife Marsha and welcomed to their little slice of rural Nevada heaven. Their property is much more than just a typical RV Park. It has more the feel of a county park/farm/ranch. Running alongside the property is a constantly flowing creek fed by a natural warm spring with a water temperature of somewhere around 80 degrees. The several acres are full of various fruit and nut trees Don has planted over the years and plenty of different sized Palm Trees. Another thing they have here that you don’t see too much in the desert is a lawn. Yes, real grass! After spending several months out in the south western dusty desert this was a welcomed site, especially for our little beagle Angie.
We liked our visit so much last year we have once again returned to enjoy this relaxing, tranquil little RV Park. The park has 14 RV sites, some including 30/50 amp service, water and sewer. It’s a great place to use as a base as we explore the area. We can head out and check out a new boondocking spot for 4 or 5 days and then come back and refresh our tanks and power on the full hookups at the Palm Creek Resort RV Park. They also provide free WiFi which unlike most RV Parks actually works and has decent speed. Also being that it’s not too far from Vegas we pick up 30 or so TV stations on our bat-wing antenna. So you may feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere but it’s easy to keep tabs on the happenings back home or the news of the day. The grounds are kept clean and tidy and everything is well maintained.
Besides the RV Park the property is also used for special events like weddings, group picnics and birthday parties, etc. With plenty of picnic tables, barbeques, a communal fire pit and plenty of grassy land they can host a fair sized event. On a hot day you may even want to take a dip in the warm creek. It’s a favorite with locals looking to cool off in the summer. Don is also an avid horseback rider and keeps several horses around. Last year Anne even got a lesson on riding in the on site horse ring. If you’re into birds they are plentiful in this lush little oasis and we have many regular visitors to the trees near our rig. I like sitting outside the rig on a warm desert evening under the stars and listen to the coyotes howling it up in the distance.
So if you’re like me and like to chill out in a relaxed, peaceful environment away for the crowds then I highly recommend a visit to Palm Creek Resort RV Park. Don and Marsha are super friendly, gracious hosts and will make you feel right at home. Don is a fountain of information about the desert geology, plants and the surrounding area. He pointed us to many excellent spots to camp, hike and photograph. Check it out if you’re in the area. Tell them their Canadian friends Anne and Ray sent you.
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