Located at the base of Cold Water Canyon in Corona, California the Glen Ivy RV Park offers a convenient place for RVers to camp out, whether for just the night or for longer stays. Each site offers full hookups, which are included in the rate, and many are shaded under beautiful trees.
It’s home to many fulltimers who live here all year, which is very inexpensive with the purchase of shares. Some sites are meant for fulltimers and others are for the short term campers. This is probably to help people meet their neighbors, as well as keeping the areas easier to maintain. You can usually tell which campsites are permanent campers with beautiful green grass and sprinklers, porch decks, and other tell tale signs of making their campsite a home.
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General Information[Note: I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the information, especially rates, change in the future. With this in mind, be sure to call ahead and double-check.]
Glen Ivy RV Park offers 350 campsites, each offering full hookups (water, sewer drains and 30 amp electricity) included in the rates. Propane is available on site for a fee. We’ve found it’s cheaper to fill up here instead of the nearby gas station.
Monday through Friday (8 am to 4:45 pm), Saturdays and Sundays (11 am to 4:45 pm)
Propane Price: $2.99 per gallon, plus tax
There are 20 pull through sites and many offer shade below fully mature trees native to California. I believe these are actually protected trees that cannot be cut down. There are even spaces available that will accommodate big rigs. Each site offers a picnic table, but that is about it.
Pets are allowed for an additional fee of $1 per day, per dog. This rate is the same for both winter and summer months, and is waived for owners. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination records for all animals you bring into the park. There is even a (ahem) dog run, but it’s hardly anything more than a small fenced area with a trash can.
Every restroom offers showers and laundry machines. There are 2 washing machines and 2 dryers at each restroom. The only annoyance is if they are full, one or both are out of service, or someone steals a dryer from another building, you’ll need to walk to another building. They are currently in the process of renovating the bathroom facilities, one at a time, and have completed two buildings. This includes the one located on the small blue island, next to the grass area at the bulletin board, and the one located next to the main office (currently under construction).
Rates and Reservations
Rates are different for winter months, October through April, and summer months, May through September. Here are the rates for regular campers (seniors get a discount of $3 in winter and $4 in summer). Utilities included; electricity (30 amp), water, and sewer drains.
[Special Notes: Since this RV park is a 30 amp park the breakers are unable to run two air conditioning units, so run one unit at a time. Also, the red water bib at sites is for fire department use only. There is a $50 fine if you are caught connected.]
Sunday through Thursday: $36
Friday and Saturday: $39
Sunday through Thursday: $40
Friday and Saturday: $45
Day use is also available for a small fee (under 5 are FREE). You can choose day use with or without pool priveledges. Please see the complete rental sheet for more information.
Dog Charge: $1 per day, per dog
Extended stays are available. Currently Glen Ivy is offering a special monthly rate of $450, including utilities. This has been advertised since we moved in last year, so I’m thinking it won’t go away anytime soon. Just be sure to check as prices are known are to change.
Another option for longer stays is to buy shares. You can read more about shares in our full Glen Ivy RV Park review. Buying shares makes you an ‘owner’. Being an owner comes with access to an additional pool and other perks.
Discounts are available for Senior Campers and clubs are welcome. For rates pertaining to clubs (7 or more people) or seniors, please see the complete rental sheet. Senior discounts cannot be applied to club reservations. Wagon Masters get to stay the entire visit for FREE.
Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your arrival date, or you will be charged a one-night cancellation fee.
Recently Glen Ivy RV Park upgraded their website and now offers a way to make payments online.
To ensure you download a copy to your computer please ‘right-click’ and select ‘save as’.
Monday: 8 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 8 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 5:00 pm
Rules and Regulations
Glen Ivy has a few ‘friendly rules‘ for you to follow. It’s a fun listing of the rules in general, like “Frowns Are Not Allowed!” This includes a speed limit of 5 mph within the park, dogs needing to be on a leash, quiet hours between 10 pm and 8 am, and fires are only allowed in designated hours.
Check In: The Park functions on a 2:00 pm reservation day.
Check Out: Monday to Saturday (Noon), except Sunday (4 pm)
Throughout the property there are several amenities to choose from, including swimming pools, pool tables, a playground (newly renovated), horseshoe pits, a basketball court (used to be tennis courts) and a volleyball court. Adults with an ID are able to borrow basketballs, horseshoes, and children’s helmets from the gate.
General Store: A small general store is centrally located and offers several convenience items. This includes some camping and RV supplies, some food, some toys, and some alcohol.
Lil’ Taco Shack: The restaurant onsite is conveniently located near the pools and bar, offering breakfast specials on weekends and Taco Night every night.
Poison Ivy Bar
Game Room: Open Tuesdays (3 pm to 9 pm), Wednesdays through Saturdays (3 pm to 10 pm), and Sundays (Noon to 7pm). It is closed Mondays. The Game Room is located next to the General Store.
Teen Center: Open to teenagers, ages 13 to 19 ONLY, the Teen Center is located near the pools.
Mini Park / Group Picnic Area: You are able to rent this area. A daily rental fee of $125 and refundable cleaning deposit of $100 (returned if area is left clean) gives you access to the picnic tables, BBQs, dance floor/bandstand, bar shack, and food prep area. Electricity is also available. Security (cost is the current hourly rate) is required for groups larger than 50 people.
Dog Runs: Supposedly there are two dog runs within the park. We’ve found one and it’s not very large, just a fence area with trash can.
Laundry: Each restroom building is equipped with 2 washing machines and 2 dryers. Currently it is $1.25 per wash load (regular), about 36 minutes, and $0.75 per dry load, about 45 minutes. Of course this will be slightly different if you choose different wash or dry cycles.
Showers: Each restroom is also equipped with 2 showers (1 is handicap accessible). These are nothing fancy, but are kept clean and tidy.
Recreation: 3 swimming pools (2 heated), basketball courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball court
Glen Ivy Lodge
Near the pools is the Glen Ivy Lodge featuring the Owner’s Lounge (aka Bingo Room), the Lil’ Taco Shack Restaurant, and Poison Ivy Bar. Both the restaurant and bar are open to the public.
Although alcohol is not sold or served in the Taco Shack, we’ve seen people drinking beer. The bar is conveniently connected by a sliding door to the restaurant.
Owner’s Lounge / Bingo Room
Recently the Owner’s Lounge has become known as the Bingo Room and for good reason. This room is where Bingo Night takes place every Wednesday and Saturday night, starting at 6:30 pm. Buy in for only $5 per card. Winners receive prize money ($100 to $150) per game!
Adults 21 years old and older.
Lil’ Taco Shack
The Lil’ Taco Shack is the restaurant onsite at Glen Ivy RV Park. It’s a family run restaurant that serves traditional Mexican food and even a Bacon Cheeseburger (lunch menu).
Stop by for Taco Night, every night starting at 5 pm, where you can purchase two traditional street tacos for only $1. Or come in early on the weekend for a full breakfast, only $1.99. Or stop by for Poker Night on Tuesdays.
Hours: Monday (11 am to 9 pm), Tuesday (11 am to 9 pm), Wednesday (11 am to 10 pm), Thursday (11 am to 9 pm), Friday (11 am to Midnight), Saturday (8 am to Midnight), Sunday (8 am to 8 pm)
Breakfast Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 8 am to 12 pm (Noon)
Taco Night Hours: Every night 5 pm to Closing
All ages are welcome.
Poison Ivy Bar
There is a full service bar, Poison Ivy, onsite. In addition to drink specials the bar offers pool tables, live entertainment, a dance floor, and even a Karaoke Night.
(Sorry for the little information, we don’t drink and have never been to the bar.)
Hours: Daily, 10 am to 2 am
Adults 21 years old and older.
Behind the RV Park is a storage area where you can store your RV or boat. Rent for a storage space is currently $39 per month, with a special offering 2 months FREE!
Monday through Friday (8 am to 6 pm), Saturdays and Sundays (10 am to 6 pm)
These are non-owner storage rates per vehicle, per month.
Up to 20 feet: $95
21 feet to 30 feet: $105
31 feet to 41 feet: $110
When traveling permanently, or just for a short vacation, it’s often fun to time it around events. It’s no different here at Glen Ivy RV Park. In addition to the many events and activities available around Corona the RV Park also hosts several onsite events.
Glen Ivy RV Park Events
The park hosts several events, some happen every week while others are seasonal.
Bingo Night: Twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday night is Bingo. The caller begins at 6:30 pm and cards to play are only $5 per card. There are cash prizes, $100 to $150 per game. Adults only, over 21 years old.
Texas Hold’Em Night: Poker night is every Tuesday night at 7 pm. Head over to the Lil’ Taco Shack to join the games, whether you are a beginner or professional.
Chili Cook-Off: Glen Ivy hosts a chili competition in the month of June for campers to showoff their best chili recipe. In addition to tasty chili and music there is also a 50/50 raffle with prizes for attendees. It’s only $5 to enter as a contestant.
Corona has several different events for residents to attend.
Watermelon Festival: The Temescal Valley Community Faire and Watermelon Festival takes place in May each year. It offers FREE family friendly entertainment, live music, raffles and games. The bounce houses, arts and crafts, and games are all FREE. Even the (small) petting zoo and pony rides are FREE. The only thing that costs money is food, except the watermelon (it’s free too!), and drinks.
Glen Ivy RV Park is located in Southern California, close to the 91 Freeway and I-15 Freeway interchange. There are many places and attractions nearby, including a golf course and Tom’s Farms.
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Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa
Literally 2 minutes away by car, or a nice 15 minute walk, is the Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa. Situated on 12 acres the spa features outdoor pools, mud baths, a cafe and spa with many different treatments to choose from.
Supposedly the spa offers FREE entry on your birthday. You get access to the pools and mud baths, but no free treatments. I have friends who have done this, but I called half a dozen times and never got a hold of anyone to verify. I missed it on my birthday because of this. So call well in advance, especially near holidays.
The Golf Club at Glen Ivy
A short drive away, less than 5 minutes, and you’ll find the Glen Ivy Golf Club. Designed by Ted Robinson Sr., this par 72 course features creative fairways with beautiful views. The course winds through the neighborhood, among trees and under bridges. Memberships are available if you plan on an extended stay at the RV Park.
Located within walking distance is the popular Tom’s Farms. Originally a produce stand Tom’s Farms has grown to include several restaurants, including an Old Fashioned Burger joint and Mexican restaurant, a Wine and Cheese Shop (also sells pizza and sandwiches), and their weekend Craft Fair. Weekends also bring live music between 1 pm to 4 pm, both Saturdays and Sundays.
Every Saturday and Sunday the Craft Fair is open 10 am to 6 pm and features several different vendors and artisans selling their crafts. This is joined by the Family Fun Zone that offers children fun things to do. For a small fee the kids can take a train ride, drive a tractor, hop on the carousel, ride a pony, or enjoy the petting zoo. There is even a FREE Magic Show both days at Noon and 2 pm.
Tom’s Farms has a secondary parking lot available for RVs.
Fishing at Corona Lakes
12510 Temescal Canyon Road, Corona, CA (map)
Phone: (951) 277-4489
Only a 5 minute drive from the RV Park is the private fishing lake, Corona Lake. No fishing license is required. Every season offers different fish species, including Rainbow Trout, Blue Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and more.
You’ll want to check out their specials and promotions, there are far too many to list here. Currently the ‘Big Summer’ special offers a large price discount. Adults used to be $25 per session, but now it’s only $15 (prices may change). There are daytime and night fishing sessions available. Corona Lakes also offers rod and boat rentals.
Remember this is a private lake and there is a limit to the number of fish you will be allowed to catch.
Dos Lagos Shopping Center
Less than 10 minutes away, the Dos Lagos Shopping Center brings together fantastic restaurants, including Citrus City Grille and Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, tasty organic ice cream from Christoper Michael, and plenty of shops, including Anthropologie, Sur La Table and Z Gallerie. This is also where Trader Joe’s is located.
The center features a pedestrian-friendly Main Street, store-front parking, a Plaza with seating, and other unique amenities. The Shops at Dos Lagos overlooks two scenic lakes perfect for taking in the beauty of the surrounding Temescal Canyon while taking a walk through our bamboo bridge or dining at one of our premier restaurants. (Shop Dos Lagos)
At the center of the Main Street is a large fountain and playground for the kids, bathrooms nearby for convience. There’s even an area where water shoots up from the ground where they can splash around during the summer months.
One of the perks of shopping at Dos Lagos is the center’s friendliness to dogs. Many of the shops and even some of the restaurants (like PinkBerry) allow you to bring your dog inside. Don’t be surprised when you find dog water bowls and treats at some stores.
And lastly, The Shops at Dos Lagos offers several events and ‘happenings‘ during major holidays and throughout the year (Dos Lagos in Motion).
More Things to Do…
In addition to the close attractions mentioned above, there are plenty of things to do during your stay at the Glen Ivy RV Park. Temecula is close by for wine tasting tours. Los Angeles is always popular for night life and sight seeing. Orange County offers beaches, Disneyland and more. And even San Diego is within a couple of hours. No matter what you’re looking for this RV Park is conveniently located.
Glen Ivy RV Park Review[Hippie Note: We’ve written a more extensive Glen Ivy RV Park Review about our experiences while staying here. In it Branndon shares several different frustrations faced with the front office and interactions with some of the other campers. This post was merely meant to inform you of what the park offers and what you can expect.]
Since the park is situated at base of Cold Water Canyon wildlife is present. In addition to the squirrels and birds, there are roadrunners (saw one the other day), rattlesnakes, and coyotes. Coyotes make themselves known almost every night and we’ve seen them at all hours of the day (not just at night), so make sure you know how to protect yourself against coyotes.
Glen Ivy is an inexpensive RV park in Southern California. We chose to move here last year because of it’s low monthly rate and convenient location (well sort of) to Branndon’s job. It is more run down than some parks we looked at, but not as bad (or noisy) as others. Thankfully there is no train station nearby.
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