Emerald Cove Resort History

RV camping on the Parker Strip and the history of Emerald Cove Resort started as nothing more than a dream and a handful of full hookup RV sites. The hope was that if we built a resort on the shore of the Colorado River that families would come to visit, fall in love, and want to return over and over again. It was a dream. In fact, it was a real "if you build it they will come" story.

We opened the gates at Emerald Cove Resort in 1982 with a few full hookup RV sites, a boat launch and a nicely manicured beach. We planted some palm trees and put up a sign that said "free camping stop here." And boy did they ever! City folks that wanted a quick get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives and folks from up north that were freezing wanted a nice place to stay in the sunshine for the winter.

As the years passed we grew. We put in swimming poolsa convenience store, a 9-hole golf course, rentals for your guests and a miniature golf course. With every passing season Emerald Cove Resort improved. Today, we are nearly 800 sites on the most beautiful and desirable section of the Colorado River. The only RV Resort along the Colorado River with a mile of sandy beach as far as the eye can see.  We pride ourselves on our five star rating and work diligently to provide exemplary customer service.

How does something like this happen? We decided what we wanted and we never lost sight of the original goal. From the beginning our dream was that Emerald Cove Resort would be an easy, secure, affordable getaway for families that cherish the RV lifestyle. Come see us, where life just keeps getting better!

Original gate - Emerald Cove Resort
Ariel photo of Emerald Cove Resort 1980s
Emerald Cove History - first pool

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