Ocotillo RV Resort

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Previous owners and founders Jeff & Patti Jester had been coming out off-road and exploring the desert with their family since 1982. The Jesters had the vision to build an RV park focused on family fun, making good memories and off-roading adventures. With positive feedback from other off-roaders, they set out to build the Blu-In and were finished in April 2009. After years of hard work and good times, Jeff & Patti sold the Blu-In RV Park to the Manthei family in the summer of 2021. The Manthei family has been in the RV business since the 1970s and is excited to continue to provide a desert haven for family fun. Ocotillo RV Resort is located just 2 hours from San Diego, and 45 minutes from Julian, this park is a desert getaway! Step into an off-roader’s paradise located next to 80,000 acres of Ocotillo Wells SVRA. Get out your favorite sand equipment, book your RV site and get ready to have a blast exploring the desert! Need an off-road rental? Blu-In Off Road Rentals is conveniently located at the entrance of Ocotillo RV Resort. Ocotillo RV Resort is closed from May 2 through October 14.


  • Swimming


  • Spa
  • RV Storage
  • Community Fire Pit
  • Dump Station
  • Showers

Available RV sites at Ocotillo RV Resort


2189 California 78

Borrego Springs, California 92004

Things to know

Check-in: 2:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM


Rules & Regulations: IMPORTANT NOTICE! (Empty Holding Tank Policy) - Upon entering the Park, you will be asked to show that your holding tanks are “completely” empty. If your holding tanks are not empty you will be required to dump them at our dump station before being allowed to enter the park. Our park has incorporated a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant for our sewer connections at each site. The use of any holding tank chemicals such as formaldehyde or deodorizers is strictly forbidden by CRWQCB (California Regional Water Quality Control Board) which oversees the wastewater treatment system of our park. It is of the utmost importance that you do not use any holding tank chemicals while in our park. Your cooperation in this will assist in our overall effort to protect the underground aquifer, a statewide natural resource from contamination. To dump your tanks, you will pay $35 per occurrence. While this may seem steep it is necessary to ensure that all park guests abide by the empty holding tank policy. NOTE: This fee can easily be eliminated by arriving at the park with empty holding tanks. GENERAL: - Check-out time is 12 noon. Check-in time is 2:00 pm. - Please observe our quiet hours from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. - A maximum of 6 persons per site. Rates are for 4 persons; an additional person is $5/day. - Children age 15 & under need to be under parental supervision at all times. Parents are responsible for their children’s conduct and safety. - The speed limit is 5 mph throughout the park. Please watch out for children. - Keep your site clean & free of the trash. Place trash and garbage in designated bins. Leaving trash on your campsite will result in an automatic $50 clean-up charge to your credit card. - Keep both ends of your sewer & water connections watertight. Sewer hoses must be properly connected to the sewer system. - Campfires are permitted at individual campsites in a self-contained fire pit at least 12 inches off the ground. - Place charcoal and fire pit ash in designated containers only NOT trash bins. Dumping of a fire pit or cooking coals on your site will result in an automatic $50 clean-up charge to your credit card. - Firearms, lethal weapons, and fireworks are not permitted in our Park. This includes but is not limited to; Firearms, bows & arrows, crossbows, slingshots, knives, BB and pellet guns, paint guns, airsoft guns, etc - Washing, repairing, servicing of any vehicle is not allowed at campsites. - Tents are not allowed except when accompanied by a fully self-contained RV. Screened porches are allowed for eating only. - Park amenities are for paying overnight guests only. All visitors must register at the Park office when entering and obtain a car pass $5 per/vehicle. Visitors must leave the park by 9:00 pm - Use of marijuana products is restricted to inside guests’ RV only. Marijuana use is prohibited when operating a motor vehicle and from public use within the Park grounds. PETS: We love pets! Please be a responsible pet owner and..... - Keep pets on leash/tether (max 6ft) at all times while outside. Failure to keep pets leashed will restrict future reservations. - Please clean up after your pet. Pet messes left on your campsite or adjacent campsites will result in an automatic $50 clean-up charge to your credit card. There are no exceptions and we enforce this policy vigorously. - Pets are not allowed in the pool area, clubhouse, laundry, showers, & bathrooms - Pets may be in the training track area as long as they are on a leash. - Never leave your pet unattended at your campsite. - Continuously barking dogs/aggressive dogs will not be tolerated. - Limit 2 pets per site. - Horses are not allowed. POOL/CLUBHOUSE: - Hours are 9:00am – 8:00pm and adults only from 8:00pm to 10:00pm - No children under the age of 15 are allowed in the pool area without adult supervision, no exceptions. - There is no lifeguard on duty. Enjoy the pool safely and at your own risk. - Please observe the posted precautions in the pool area. - Keep food, glass containers, and alcoholic beverages out of the immediate pool area. - Smoking is not allowed in any of the Park buildings or pool areas. - Please no running, jumping, diving, pushing, or horseplay. - Proper swimming attire is required at all times. - Children who are not toilet trained must wear disposable swim pants. Diapers are not allowed in the pool. LAUNDRY/SHOWERS/BATHROOMS: - Hours are 7:00am to 9:00pm - Clotheslines are not allowed in the park - Please do not wash pet bedding, greasy rags, muddy clothing, etc. - Shower tokens may be purchased at the front office only for $2 per/10 minutes so plan ahead. - Laundry facilities are provided for the convenience of our registered RV Park guests and are not for use by visitors. PARKING & VEHICLES: - Parking on the roadways is strictly prohibited by fire marshal regulations. - All motor homes/campers/RV’s must be able to move under their own power. Trailers and 5th wheels must have a tow vehicle available. - Please notify the office if you plan to be away from your site for a period longer than 24 hours. - One RV/motorhome/camper and towed trailer, or one automobile/truck and towed trailer per site. - Additional and guest vehicles are $5/day. - Excessive displays of speed, engine revving, and racing are strictly prohibited on all park property. - All RV’s, campers, trailers, toy haulers must have current registration tags. No Exceptions. OFF-ROAD VEHICLES: - Ocotillo RV Resort has a zero-tolerance for drinking and driving. California State DUI laws apply while in our Park. If you are suspected of drinking and driving, you must submit to a Breathalyzer test and/or a Field Sobriety Examination (FSE). Failure to submit to either of these sobriety tests will be cause for immediate ejection from the Park. - Dirt bikes, motorcycles, dune buggies, sand cars, quads, etc. must be parked within the confines of your campsite…not the roadway, landscaped end caps or adjacent campsites. - Park roadways are not for riding your off-road vehicles on - you may use them to enter/exit the park only. Excessive riding on Park roadways and through Park vacant campsites may result in immediate suspension of use and/or removal from the Park. - Excessive displays of speed, engine revving, racing, and wheelies are strictly prohibited. - All off-road vehicles must enter/exit the park at the east gate (site 43) when gates are open! No exceptions. - All off-road vehicles must be legal, i.e. current green or red stickers, lights, flags, whips, etc. - All riders must adhere to California State laws. Helmets must be worn at all times! - If you are night riding please exit and enter the Park quietly. Please be respectful of other guests. Excessive or continuous night riding may preclude future reservations. - Children riding off-road vehicles must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over when entering/exiting the park. OTHER: - Please report any questionable behavior to the Park management. Continuous or habitual rules breaking may result in your being asked to leave the Park. - Ocotillo RV Resort is a private enterprise, and we reserve the right to ask people to leave the premises for non-compliance with the Park rules or California State Laws. Violators of these rules and regulations will be asked to leave without a refund. This includes, but is not limited to, persons and animals considered detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of others using the Park. We are dedicated to maintaining a Park for the enjoyment of all visitors. - Please watch out for desert creatures such as scorpions, spiders, rattlesnakes. Many are poisonous. Please notify park management immediately of any rattlesnake sighting. Call 9-1-1 immediately should you or another guest be bitten. - Ocotillo RV Resort, its management, employees, and/or owners are not responsible for any losses or damages due to theft, fire, acts of God, or acts of other campers. Campers are responsible for any damages they may cause to Ocotillo RV Resort property. The camper accepts camping privileges with the understanding that he/she does hereby release the Campground, its owners, officers, contractors, volunteers, and employees of all liability for loss or damage to property and injury to his/her person arising out of his use of its camping facilities, and agrees to indemnify the Campground, its owners, officers, contractors, volunteers, and employees, against claims resulting from loss or damage to property or injury to the person of any member of the family or guest of the registered camper arising out of the use of its camping facilities - I understand that by not abiding by these terms and conditions I may be asked to leave the Park immediately with will forfeit any monies paid. RESERVATION POLICIES: - Reservations are strongly recommended. You may make reservations by phone, email, or internet. - Advance payments are required for all reservations: - Reservations made via the internet or by phone will not be considered confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from the campground. - For walk-ins, full payment is expected upon check-in. - There is a $10 non-refundable processing fee that applies if you cancel within the allotted time frame. - Check-in time: 2:00 pm. Early check-in fee applies if space is available but is not guaranteed. - Check-out time: 12:00pm. A late check-out fee applies. - Specific site requests – while we will make every effort to accommodate your request we cannot guarantee a specific site. The best way to secure a specific site is to request a site lock when the reservation is made. - Late departures after 12:00 pm may result in a charge of $20 unless prior arrangements with park management have been made. - Reservations are not transferable. - No change in reservations without prior notice. - Holiday/Special Event minimums may apply and have special cancellation policies. - There are no refunds on early departures for any reason, weather included. - All rates are subject to change without notice. Online Reservations: - A credit card is charged for 100% of the reservation fees at the time of booking. - By providing a credit card number, you are authorizing us or our agent to bill your credit card for the full amount of reservation, including any costs accrued while at the property, and outstanding balances not paid at the time of departure. While each park attempts to accommodate your exact spot request, the on-site manager has the ultimate decision for spot placement

Cancellation Policy

Spot2Nite convenience fees are non-refundable. Advance payments are required for all reservations: - Reservations made via the internet or by phone will not be considered confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from the campground. - For walk-ins, full payment is expected upon check-in. - There is a $10 non-refundable processing fee that applies if you cancel within the allotted time frame. - Holiday/Special Event minimums may apply and have special cancellation policies.

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