Morongo Casino, located in Cabazon, CA, is just minutes away from Palm Springs, and thus is a popular place for some free RV boondocking.
The Casino maintains a policy of allowing visitors to park their RVs in a special lot located behind the old bowling alley. Sash and I set up our toy hauler here in March of 2018 for 4 nights. The best we could determine, the casino has no official maximum length of stay, and no official policies beyond the normal parking policies that apply to their other lots.
When we arrived there, we found several RVs that still remained there after we left, suggesting you’re welcome to park for as long as you want. Casino security does patrol this lot several times a day, yet they never knocked on our door or otherwise spoke to us. I’m sure it’s like most other casino parking lots, just don’t look as if you’re camping, simply just parking. Don’t put out your awning, furniture, barbecue grills, etc. Be quiet, respectful, and by all means, sign up for a players club card and patronize their casino.
You can also call the casino at its main phone number and request a shuttle to pick you up. We did a couple of times and found that the shuttle comes by within a few minutes. The drivers are very friendly.
The lot itself has a slight incline that rises towards the northwest. We had to use leveling blocks on our toy hauler.
The only amenities is a trash dumpster. There is a travel center on the other side of the casino with propane and dump station (with potable water). The dump station is $15.00. There is no grocery store nearby, but the travel center has a convenience store, and there is also a farmer’s market (Hadley’s Produce Stand) next to the travel center.
We found it rather windy here. In fact, you’ll see giant windmills across the Interstate. It gets windy enough you’ll not want to spend much time outside of your RV. The wind mostly blows from the west towards the east, so position your rig accordingly.
Our stay at Morongo Casino was peaceful. It was quiet every night. No loud partying or yelling going on.
Verizon 4G signal came in excellent (5/5 bars).
It’s definitely a “keeper” in our list of free RV boondocking.