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Arizona Campground Reviews

Here you will find reviews of campgrounds in which we have stayed in the state of Arizona.

For details on how we choose a campground and our review criteria, go to our Main Campground Reviews page.

The reviews you find here will be from most recent to oldest since the older the review, the less relevant it may be. The "Overall Rating" is on a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being the best.

Also, you will notice that each listing shows a corresponding "Journal Site" number. This refers to when our stay occurred in our journey and the number on the Map Of Our Travels on our daily Journal. By going to our Journal for the dates indicated in the review, you may be able to find out more about the campground and the area.


Direct Links To Arizona Reviews Below

Dead Horse Ranch State Park  Cottonwood, AZ

Palm Gardens  Mesa, AZ

John Wayne RV Ranch  Maricopa, AZ

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument  Why, AZ

Diamond J RV Park Tucson, AZ

San Pedro Resort Benson, AZ

Root 66 RV Park  Sun Valley, AZ

Zuni Village RV Park  Kingman, AZ

 


Journal Site 14:   Dead Horse Ranch State Park      Cottonwood, AZ - Overall Rating: 8

Dates: May 8, 2009 - May 10, 2009
Location: just north of Cottonwood, AZ
Our Site: 1
GPS Coordinates:
Reason Selected: Away from  freeway.  Central to sightseeing plans. Recommended by several. Close to friends for visiting. 
Setting: Quiet . Remote feeling but only minutes from town. Stars at night. Some trees
Guidebooks: No factor.
Big Rig Friendly: Yes. 
Hook-ups: Elec. and water.  Dump station
Price & Discounts: $18.
Other Factors: Some sites might have problem with satellite; 
OVERALL RATING: 8 (out of ten)

Very nice state park.  Quiet and comfortable.  Lots of sites in three separate loops so does not feel crowded.  Would camp here again.

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Journal Site 13: Palm Gardens   Mesa, AZ - Overall Rating: 8

Dates: May 5, 2009 - May 7, 2009
Location: 2929 E. Main  Mesa, AZ
Our Site: 705
GPS Coordinates:
Reason Selected: Away from  freeway.  Easy access to freeway to get to airport efficiently. Passport America.  Pools, laundry, showers, gated.
Setting: Middle of city but yet isolated.  Flat and dry with few trees.
Guidebooks: No factor.
Big Rig Friendly: Yes. 
Hook-ups: Full
Price & Discounts: $36. Takes Passport America.  :) 
Other Factors: No problem with satellite; 
OVERALL RATING: 8 (out of ten)

This is a 55+ gated community.  Many full time residents and many other mobile home residences that are owned by snowbird types.  Two pools, one with a waterfall.  Two clubhouses.  Probably quite an active community in the winter.  Rated down some because heat, lack of view, and urban setting but good layover spot.

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Journal Site 12: John Wayne RV Ranch   Maricopa, AZ - Overall Rating: 5

Dates: May 4, 2009
Location: Five miles east of I10 on AZ84.  About 20 miles east of Casa Grande city
Our Site: K
GPS Coordinates:
Reason Selected: Away from town and freeway.  Not too far for side trip to Nat. Monument
Setting: Quiet rural spot.  Flat and dry with few trees.
Guidebooks: No factor.
Big Rig Friendly: Yes.  Huge spots
Hook-ups: Full
Price & Discounts: $30. Takes Passport America.  :)  $2.00 extra for elec. in summer
Other Factors: No problem with satellite; 
OVERALL RATING: 5 (out of ten)

Large campground that probably caters to winter crowd.  Restrooms with running water and flush toilets and   showers. Full utilities at sites.   Dump station.  Free WIFI.  Shuffleboard.  Laundry.  OK for a stopover.

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Journal Site 11: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument  Why, AZ - Overall Rating: 5

Dates: May 2, 2009 - May 3, 2009
Location: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ.  Campground is about 25 miles south of Why, AZ
Our Site: 48
GPS Coordinates:
Reason Selected: Only campground in or around National monument
Setting: Quiet rural spot with nice view to south and west.
Guidebooks: No factor.
Big Rig Friendly: Yes.  Huge spots
Hook-ups: None
Price & Discounts: $12. Takes Golden Age Pass (half price)  :)
Other Factors: No problem with satellite; 
OVERALL RATING: 5 (out of ten)

Huge campground that never fills completely.  Restrooms with running water and flush toilets.  No showers. No utilities at sites.  Large dump station.  We got here just as winter season had ended.  Very quiet with only four or five other campsites occupied.  It was warm and breezy but not like it will be next week and for the rest of the summer - HOT!  This is a great place to visit and explore but don't do it after April.

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Journal Site 10: Diamond J RV Park  Tucson, AZ - Overall Rating: 4

Dates: April 28, 2009 - May 1, 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ.  8 miles west of Interstate 10
Our Site: 26
GPS Coordinates:
Reason Selected: Cheap.  Off freeway.  Passport America.  Close daytrip to Desert Museum and Saguaro NP
Setting: Quiet rural spot with nice view to west.
Guidebooks: No factor.
Big Rig Friendly: Yes.  Huge spots
Hook-ups: Over 100 spots with with full hookups and up to 100 amp elec.  if you need it.
Price & Discounts: $26. Takes Passport America :)
Other Factors: No problem with satellite; 
OVERALL RATING: 4 (out of ten)
This is basically a bare bones snow bird park. Big flat open spaces.   There is a fairly busy road nearby which disturbs quiet once in a while. There are trees but they are too short and small to offer much shade.  Functional place to layover.  Looks like lots of people snowbird here.

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Journal Site 9: San Pedro Resort  Benson, AZ - Overall Rating: 6

Dates: April 26, 2009 - April 27, 2009
Location: Benson, AZ.  2 1/2 miles south of Interstate 10
Our Site: 332
GPS Coordinates: 31.9478N, 110.288W
Reason Selected: Lots of amenities.  Off freeway.  Passport America.  Close daytrip to Tombstone.
Setting: Quiet rural spot with nice view to east.
Guidebooks: No factor.
Big Rig Friendly: Yes.  Huge spots
Hook-ups: Over 100 spots with with full hookups and 50/30 amp elec. 
Price & Discounts: $36. Takes Passport America :)
Other Factors: No problem with satellite;  Cable TV
OVERALL RATING: 6 (out of ten)
Very nice quiet spot.  Lots of amenities.  Would have rated it higher if trees were taller.  There are trees but they are too short and small to offer much shade.  Over all very nice.  Looks like lots of people snowbird here.

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Journal Site 3: Root 66  RV Park  Sun Valley, AZ - Overall Rating: 2

Dates: April 12, 2009
Location: Sun Valley, AZ.  About 10 miles east of Holbrook.  Exit.  Go 100 yards north of freeway. Turn right 100 yards to park
Our Site: 11
GPS Coordinates: 34.98405N, 110.054633W
Reason Selected: Quick place to stay with simple access.  Not far from freeway.  :(   Place to stop passing through.  Passport America.  Close to Painted Desert/ Petrified Forest NP
Setting: Middle of nowhere  (except for freeway)
Guidebooks: No factor.
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Hook-ups: About 20 sites with water and 30 amp. electric.  Dump site available
Price & Discounts: $29. Takes Passport America
Other Factors: No problem with satellite;
OVERALL RATING: 2 (out of ten)
Not much going for this place except convenient break in drive and left us a half day to see Painted Desert/ Petrified Forest NP.  Right on freeway - noise!

 

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Journal Site 2: Zuni Village RV Park  Kingman, AZ - Overall Rating: 4

 

Dates: April 11, 2009
Location: Kingman, AZ.  From I40 take Exit 53.  Go north on Historic 66 to Airway Ave.  Turn left.  Park is about 200 yards on left..
Our Site: 6
GPS Coordinates: 35.22465N, 114.012867W
Reason Selected: Quick place to stay with simple access.  Not far from freeway.  Place to stop passing through.
Setting: Urban/industrial part of N Kingman.
Guidebooks: No factor.
Big Rig Friendly: Barely
Hook-ups: About 20 sites with full hook-ups.  10 are pull through.  30/50 amp elec.
Price & Discounts: $25 for full hook-ups; Several discount plans available.  We used Escapees (15%)
Other Factors: No problem with satellite; WIFI available in laundry area only.
OVERALL RATING: 4 (out of ten)
The campground is a flat open area with a few trees located in the outskirts of the city.  Just a place to park overnight.

 

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