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Located in the heart of the beautiful Morongo Basin since 1947, the Sportsman's Club has raised money through its weekly and annual events to help many worthy causes in our area. In 1945, Commander Jeff Overbay and a group of Legionnaires started building a Legion Hall. Before it was completed, money and donated labor dwindled, and Jeff's health slowed him down. The Sportsman's Club had started up at around the same time. So the American Legion offered to turn over the unfinished building to the Sportsman's Club for $1.00. The building was to be used for community affairs. The children's Christmas plays and town dances were held there. Johnnie Arch and Elinore Fairbanks played music for the dances. The hall was also used to house extra school classrooms when the first school became too small.
The hall was also used by the Playhouse Guild as their Cabaret Theatre. The Sportsman's Club grounds were also the site of the annual Turtle Races, which included the early days of the Gem Jamboree. The Sportsman's Club hosts the Annual Gem Mineral and Craft Show the first weekend in October and is currently celebrating its 41st year.
Join us every Sunday and Tuesday for weekly bingo, with some of the highest payouts in the Basin!
Sunday Night Bingo
Doors open at 3 pm with early session games starting at 4:30.
Tuesday Night 2 Sessions
5:30 and 7:00pm
Summer Bonus Jackpot Extravaganza!! Win an additional $500.00 when you bingo on the minimum number of balls or under. 2 - $500.00 Jackpots available each session. Bingo on a Power Ball and win up to $1199.00
See Bingo Page for detailed information...
Our campgrounds are located just 6 miles from the West entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park.
We feature 74 sites- 38 Full hook-ups with 30 amp service, water and sewer, 34 with electric and water only, Dump station, Bathroom and Shower Facilities on site.
Open for daily space rentals at $35.00 per night- the lowest prices in the Morongo Basin!
Our annual gem and mineral show offers a huge selection and incredible savings.
Exhibitors from around the Southwest offer quality jewelry of all kinds, beads, supplies, and more.
The 2016 show date is September 28th - October 2nd.
Full Details and registration form on the Gem Show dropdown under "Other Events"