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Discover Thermal, CA

In the deserts of Southern California, the community of Thermal is situated in the famed Coachella Valley. Thermal was originally established as a railroad camp and then developed into a railroad town, then into an agricultural center for Southern California. Today, visitors to Thermal can enjoy the central location of this community while exploring the various small towns that help create Southern California’s personality.

When you rent an RV in Thermal, you don’t have to worry about driving it all day every day. You can hop aboard a bus operated by SunLine Transit Agency. From the bus lines that move through Thermal, you can travel throughout Coachella Valley with ease.

When you book an RV in Riverside County, you will get to explore the stunning painted landscapes of the Southern Californian deserts, the nearby forests that serve as desert oases, and even enjoy the unique geologic formation that is the nearby salt lake. You’ll be able to fully indulge in the Southern California lifestyle in beautiful Riverside County.

The Great Outdoors

To the southeast of Thermal is the Salton Sea State Recreation Area near Mecca, CA, on the northern shores of the lake. The saline-rich lake is located right on the San Andreas Fault and is at home in the lowest elevation point of the Colorado Desert. This unique, one-of-a-kind lake is one of the largest saline lakes in the world. Visitors to this unique ecosystem can enjoy the sunny shores of the lake, swimming, and even go boating out on the water.

If you’re looking to challenge your hiking skills with some incline trails, then just to the west of town is the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Park in Palm Desert, CA. Just a short drive away with the Thermal RV rental, the park is home to two mountain ranges that provide ample opportunity to explore the varying terrain of Southern California. As you hike along the mountainous trails you will encounter a variety of stunning flora and fauna, such as brilliant red flowers, lush scrubland, and maybe even a bighorn sheep or two.

If you’re looking to experience something truly unique, then head to the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park in San Bernardino County, CA. The park is a blending of the two Californian deserts, the Mojave and Colorado. This merging of environments has created a stunning landscape that visitors can explore as they hike through the park. The more athletic visitors to the park can even try their hand at rock climbing through the various geologic features of the desert landscapes.

RV Parks

When you book an RV rental in Thermal, CA, you’ll have to make sure you book places to park your RV rental for the night. Luckily enough, there are a few places in and around Thermal that may be of interest.

Just north of Thermal is Indian Wells RV Resort. At Indian Wells, guests have access to full hookups, restroom and shower facilities, laundry facilities, and an on-site library and fitness center. Not only that, but you will be treated stunning desert landscape views of Coachella Valley.

Also north of Thermal is the Village 29 RV Campground. At Village 29, you will have restroom and shower facilities, Wi-Fi, and access to nearby hiking and an on-site restaurant. You will be near the stunning Southern Californian deserts and can explore the breathtaking scenery around you.

Explore the City

When you book a motorhome rental in Thermal, be sure to set aside plenty of extra time to explore the fun and exciting Southern Californian community around you.

If you’re looking to get a true one-of-a-kind view of the Southern Californian deserts, then take advantage of one of the local hot air balloon tour companies in the area. You’ll be able to get one of the most memorable views of the Mojave and Colorado you could ever imagine.

Just to the west of Thermal is the award-winning Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, which is home to dozens of different species of animals, many of which come from desert habitats themselves. Not only will the animals from the different deserts all over the world mesmerize you, but the various desert plants and flowers that decorate the zoo will dazzle you.

If you’re looking for just a quick day hike, then head to the Coachella Valley Preserve with the Thermal camper rental. You can explore the sand dunes, try your luck at looking for some rare wildlife, and even go exploring for the different little oases that dot the landscape.

When in Thermal, be sure to treat yourself to some local Cali-Mex cuisine, which is like the lighter cousin to the heavier southern Tex-Mex. It'll be the perfect treat after a day of hiking.

RV Rentals in Thermal, CA

Thermal, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Thermal. Outdoorsy's Thermal RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to Thermal are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Lake Poway Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Limestone Canyon Regional Park, Eaton Canyon Park, and Angeles National Forest.

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What's around Thermal, CA

Check out local hikes, campgrounds, dumpstations, and more!

Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Torrey Pines State Reserve Trail La Jolla California
Mt. San Antonio & Mt. Baldy Notch Trail Mt Baldy California
Etiwanda Falls Trail Rancho Cucamonga California
Cowles Mountain Trail San Diego California
Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail Descanso California
Black Star Canyon Trail Silverado California
Iron Mountain Trail Poway California
Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail Poway California
Santa Margarita River Trail Fallbrook California
Cedar Creek Falls Trail Ramona California

Nearby Dumpstations

Rays RV

4500 West Ramsey Street Banning, CA 92220

B & K RV Sales

83407 US Highway 111 Indio, CA 92201

Bobs RV Sales

44219 East Florida Hemet, CA 92544
General Repair, Parts Sales, Parts Installation (D) (SR)

Southwest Coaches

83-386 Highway 111 Indio, CA 92201
General Repair, Parts Sales, Parts Installation, Airstream, Carriage, DRV Suites, Redwood (D) (SR)

Mike Thompsons RV Super Stores

68318 Palm Canyon (Hwy 111) Cathedral City, CA 92234
Sales only, Coachmen, Fleetwood, Forest River, Keystone, MVP, Roadtrek, Tiffin, Winnebago (D)

Rest Stop

Rest Area WB White Water, CA 92282
Dec 2015: Was closed for repairs. This one is closed often. , Westbound, 12 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Vending, RV, Pets, Handicap (R)

Rest Stop

Rest Area Chuckwalla, CA 92254
Mar 2016: Reported closed, Eastbound, 4 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Vending, Pets, Handicap (R)

R V Discount Center

2424 West Ramsey Street Banning, CA 92220
General Repair, Parts Sales, Parts Installation, Dutchmen, Starcraft (SR) (D)

Rest Stop

Rest Area EB White Water, CA 92282
Dec 2015: Was closed for repairs. This one is closed often, Eastbound, 20 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Vending, RV, Pets, Handicap (R)

Rest Stop

Rest Area Mecca, CA 92254
Mar 2016: Reported closed, Westbound, 5 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Vending, Pets, Handicap (R)

Nearby Campgrounds

The Western Science Center

attraction Hemet, CA
Are you looking for something fun and interesting to do during your stay in Moreno Valley, California? If so, head over to The Western Science Center in nearby Hemet. It is a state-of-the-art museum which houses archeological artifacts and Pleistocene Ice Age fossils. These were discovered during the development of Diamond Valley Lake. You will get to meet Max, one of the largest mastodons to be found in the west of the US, as well as Xena, a teenage Columbian mammoth. Perhaps one of the most exciting exhibitions here is of Little Stevie, a large mastodon. He is beneath the museum floor and you walk on tempered glass and look down on him. Kids will particularly enjoy the hands-on experiences which are offered; for example, make your own fossil. If you get here early, why not take a tour around the native plant garden? All in all, you should have a very enjoyable and memorable day.

Palm Springs International Film Festival

attraction Palm Springs, CA
The Palm Springs International Film Festival has been an annual tradition for the past 27 years. As one of the most respected film festivals in the country, it boasts a cultural diversity and depth matched by few others. Nearly 200 films from 60 different countries represent the best in international cinema, earning an enthusiastic and loyal audience of 137,000 people.

Shield's Date Garden

attraction Indio, CA
Visit Shield's Date Garden for an interesting experience in Indio, California. The cafe has everything dates. Date pancakes, date burgers, stuffed dates, and date shakes. The gift shop has unique trinkets, retro items, and quirky things you won't see anywhere else. You can also buy organic dates or date crystals for baking, even if you don't take the tour or eat at the restaurant. The movie about dates and the tour about dates will surprise you with all there is to know about dates. They are much more versatile than you ever thought! The restaurant itself is very retro, with a counter and booths to sit in. It has an outdoor patio, and you can visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can also buy dates to take back with you, of course! You can choose from more than 10 varieties of dates. Shield's Date Garden is a surprising gem to find in the desert environment of Indio, California!

Joshua Tree National Park

campground Palm Springs, CA
A short trip from Palm Springs Joshua Tree National Park is a prime RV rental destination with miles of paved roads through the rolling hills of this desert oasis. Camp at one of the many amazing National Park Campgrounds and enjoy miles of trails for hiking, biking, or exploring. If you want to stay connected make sure your motorhome rental includes a generator as there is no electricity inside the park.

Coachella Music Festival

attraction Palm Springs, CA
The annual Coachella Music Festival is a beacon for those who love nothing more than the experience of live music. Multiple tents play live music from several different genres including electronic, hip hop and alternative rock all night long. Grab a drink, grab a friend and dance until you can't anymore!

Horizon Village RV Park

campground Palm Springs, CA
Since 1958, Horizon Village RV Park has provided guests with a scenic, sunny oasis located only 20 minutes away from downtown Cathedral City, on the northern rim of the Agua Caliente Reservation. This colorful, friendly RV park retains the decor and charm of that bygone era while providing an ideal venue for the modern version of tiny living and mobile homes. The view from this sheltered spot at the base of the San Jacinto mountains is breathtaking, and the mild climate allows for a wide variety of outdoor activities aside from sightseeing. This neighborhood hosts several annual festivals, exhibitions, shows, and concerts throughout the year. Examples include wine tasting events, movie showings at the civic center, even balloon rides, all just a few minutes away from the park. Bob Hope?s Estate is a pleasant country hike or bicycle ride away, and the Wet ?n? Wild Water Park is less than two miles down the road.

Indian Waters RV Resort

campground Indio, CA
Indio, California's Indian Waters RV Resort provides a convenient place to enjoy the sunshine. Indian Waters has clean, wide parking pads, full hookups, and pull-through sites. Big rigs are easily accommodated here. The washrooms and showers are kept very clean. Stay here for Coachella, or anything else in the Palm Springs area. The two swimming pools and jacuzzi are clean and inviting. Go for a swim, or try out the exercise room. Play a game of ping pong or shuffleboard. In the winter season, the resort organizes activities from volleyball games and water aerobics to barbecue lunches and theme dinners. Enjoy a coffee at the cafe or indulge in some waffles for breakfast. There are dog walking areas, and benches to sit and relax and enjoy the little lakes. The location can't be beat as it is very close to shopping and restaurants. This is a pleasant resort for a long or short stay. The flowers in the garden are even labeled with their names.

Golden Village Palms RV Resort

campground Hemet, CA
Hemet is well located if you are looking to explore southern California. From here you are within reach of both Los Angeles and San Diego, and well positioned to explore inland. Golden Village Palms RV Resort makes for a great choice if you want to stay in Hemet, and has lots of facilities to make a vacation really special. All the basics, such as electric, sewer and water are available, and the park provides big rig access and has pull-thru sites. There are three swimming pools for you to cool off in, and these are set in a beautiful area where you can sit out and relax under the palm trees. Sports enthusiasts will not be disappointed, as there are pickball courts, as well as sand volleyball courts and a tournament-level shuffleboard complex. Pets are very welcome here too, and there is a dog walking area, and a pet parade each March.

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