Glamis North KOA
In 1983, while constructing a portion of the All-American Canal, a group of workers discovered a treasure amid the shadows of Lions Head Peak—a seemingly limitless supply of hot mineral water. In later years, Glamis North Hot Springs Resort sprung up around this natural oasis, constructing multiple pools and small tubs in which their guests could relax and swim in the mineral-fortified water. Today, palm trees and the Chocolate Mountain's towering peaks surround these piping-hot pools.
Like a teapot housing a genie looking for something new, the area offers visitors far more than just hot water. ATV rentals speedily ferry guests across 64 square miles of desert dunes and toward nearby destinations. The vehicles can explore canyons, old cabins, and bat caves that were created by the San Andreas Fault. Upon return, drivers can decompress at the Sassy’s Outback Café, where master chef Josue Camarena pours country gravy over meatloaf and cooks country-fried steak. As the sun sets over the desert, the resort's guests retire to RV sites, wooden cabins, or covered wagons that can also serve as extra bedrooms.