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Take A Tour Of Jojoba Hills SKP Resort
You are invited to take a virtual tour of our RV Resort. We are proud of the many amenities available to the Jojoba Hills members and traveling guests. We think you will like what we Escapees have done in the high desert of California.
When you see a small picture, you can click on it and get an enlarged view of the scene, so take your time and enjoy the Click on the map and find out how to get here.
We are in Riverside County 17 miles East of Temecula near the split of the California Highways 79 South and 371 just outside the tiny town of Aguanga (population 580). . We are 60 driving miles South-Southwest of downtown Riverside and 73 driving miles North-Northeast of downtown San Diego. As the crow flies, we're 30 miles due East of the California coast on the Pacific Ocean - 50 miles by automobile.
For those of you with a GPS in the rig, the entrance to the park is at Latitude 33.45N and Longitude 116.87W
The elevation of Jojoba Hills SKP Resort varies from 1940' at the highway to 2200' at the highest point in the park. Mount Palomar, just across the valley, is about 6150' at its "high point".
By-the-way, the Spanish word jojoba (pronounced 'ho-ho-ba') is the name of a bush that grows in these environs to which the local Indians attributed great cosmetic and medicinal powers. Today the plant's oil is used primarily as a cosmetic. A large jojoba plant grows at the entrance to the park.
The park is configured to blend naturally with its environment. There are natural differences in lot elevations and orientations. Common areas between and behind each Site, provide open spaces for vistas of the surrounding hills and valleys. Individual Sites are uniquely landscaped by our members. Click here for a larger view of site numbers .
Resort Tour Begins Here
Let's start our tour at the old Ranch House and Office. The Jojoba Hills SKP Resort has an interesting history. This is the oldest building on the property and was the original headquarters of the ranch on which the resort was built. It is now used for business offices and some club functions. Out back are picnic tables and cooling shade trees. Click on the office to tour the ranch house.
Across the street from the office is the boondock area and the member RV storage lot. These areas were occupied by the volunteer crew while they were working on the construction in the hills above.
The boondock area is available for visitors who don't require hookups. Surrounded by pepper trees, this area is next to clean, modern restrooms, showers, and a laundry. Their is also a sanitary dump.
Many members have small RVs they use for traveling and leave their bigger RV parked on their sites. Next to the boondock area is a large storage lot for those travel rigs.
As you leave the office area you climb Jojoba Hills Road up the only steep grade in the Resort, an 11% grade, to the main resort area. When you reach the top and look south, you see a dramatic view of the Palomar Mountains across the Temecula Creek Valley. Along this part of the tour we pass Pond Two and Pond Three then we will turn onto Granite Loop. Ther we will look in on the Maintenance Building, complete with a metal and a wood shop for use by all members. This facility is also used by the volunteers in the park as a base for doing much of the infrastructure maintenance and improvement for the park. Click on the road sign to see details of this part of the tour.
Rim Road encircles the park and brings us around for a view of Three Tank Hill, our major water storage system. Click on a tank in the picture to read about the entire infrastructure supporting the Resort, including water, electricity, roads, storm drains, propane, telephone and TV.
While we are looking at infrastructure, let's look closely at the RV sites at Jojoba Hills. There are 283 sites on the Resort. Most of them are assigned to members. Others are assigned to the management and staff or are in the process of being assigned to new members. Click on the concrete pad to read about what you will find at a typical site.
At Jojoba, we are extremely proud of our many ponds and streams. Our topmost of the Resort's ponds and is currently 'under construction'. A new waterfall is being installed. Other ponds and stream beds are scattered throughout the Resort to provide a water-course for runoff. These ponds also provide a great deal of beauty for our enjoyment and are an important water resource for our resident and transient Jojoba wildlife. Click on the picture to read more about the pond system of the resort.
Clubhouse Drive takes us down to the Clubhouse complex. Along the way we go by the horseshoe pits and the miniature golf course. Below the clubhouse are tennis, pickleball and shuffleboard courts. Click on the Miniature Golf course to review all the outdoor amenities.
Inside the clubhouse complex you will find a sewing room, a craft room, a laundry, a fully equipped, commercial kitchen, a post office, a card room, the library, the commercially equipped exercise room, the pool and spas, the billiard room, and our Friendship Hall. Here we gather for meetings and social hours, games and potluck dinners, dances, quiet reading, and exercise. Click on the Clubhouse to find out about each of the facilities.
Most of all, the Jojoba Hills SKP Resort is the home base for a great group of Escapees who pride themselves in being friendly and having fun. Enjoy some of the best. Click on any SKP to meet some of the SKPs you will find in Jojoba Hills SKP Resort.
So that's the tour. We hope you enjoyed it and you will come by for a full-fledged visit and personally guided tour around the Resort. These pictures can only give you a small indication of the beauty and joy of this place. Oh, and it wouldn't be right if we let you leave without seeing one of our fantastic sunsets.
November 6, 2009
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