Coachella Enthusiasts Shadow Hills RV Resort

Rappers, Red Bull girls and hundreds of young music enthusiasts
discover the merits of camping and RVing near Palm Springs


NDIO, Calif., April 17, 2012 – Anybody who says RV parks and resorts are the exclusive domain of snowbirds hasn't been to Shadow Hills RV Park in Indio. True, from November through March, the park is filled with snowbirds. But during the second two weeks of April, the resort is filled with teenagers, twenty somethings and young-at-heart travelers from around the world who come to Indio to attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Indio Polo Club.

And now that Coachella 2012 is spread over two weekends, the resort is even busier than normal.

"Last weekend, we had the Red Bull girls. We had a rapper come in with his entourage. Every inch of our place was filled with RVs and tents, and lots of happy people who think we are just fantastic," said Paula Turner, owner of Shadow Hills RV Resort, the only RV resort along the shuttle route to the festival.

Turner concedes that some of her colleagues in the RV park and resort business thought she was nuts for opening her park to Coachella Music & Arts Festival attendees. But she said she hadn't had any problems. "Everyone was 100 percent over the top well behaved like you wouldn't believe," she said.

Turner added that her park has visitors from all over the world who have traveled here to see the festival. "I would say 40 percent of our guests are from outside the United States," she said. "We have people from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Ireland, England, as well as much of the rest of Europe and South America. It's truly amazing."

Turner said she expects to be filled to capacity once again this weekend. "We're expecting over 600 people. We're completely sold out," Turner said, "But we're still taking reservations for a few tenters who plan to come for Stagecoach." Stagecoach is one of the largest country music festivals in the country. It will take place April 27th to 29th at the Empire Polo Club in Indio – the same venue as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

For more information on Shadow Hills RV Resort or to make arrangements to interview guests attending Coachella 2011, please call Paula Turner at (760) 360-4594.

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