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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Justin's Diamond J RV Park, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for a week in January & 3 nights in February - I would definitely go back. Lots of snowbirds (no surprise) who have the best sites locked up for months in the winter. Reservations are by phone call only. Don't confuse Justin's with the other park next door - Justin's is better. Very limited number of pull-thru spaces. The do provide some free spaces with no hookups for those who arrive with no reservations - never seen that before. PROS - 5 stars for: $30/night in high season!; extremely friendly staff; large sites with some buffer space between for dingy & lawn chairs, looked like 45" Class As just barely fit, but they did; no-charge park wifi is best I've ever seen (10MBS down and 5MBS up!) but I didn't think to try streaming Netflix CONS - minus 1 star for: sites are gravel, 2" where you park, and 1/4" where you socialize so you're always chasing little rocks out of your rig; no picnic tables, pool or any other amenities; no cable TV and only 5 or so English-language off-air stations; D row space only had 20A & 50A plugs - never seen that before either, but the office loaned me a dogbone converter for my 30A coach at no coast & they had a big stack of them to loan My January space in the D row had a noticeable slope down from back to front, and the hookups were all at the back, so there was not much drop from my sewer outlet to the underground, and my automatic jacks were very unhappy. February space in the A row (drive thru) didn't have the slope but hookups were still at the back end. Some bigger rigs had to employ 'innovative solutions' to get sewer connected from a mid-coach outlet. We camped at Justin's Diamond J RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D51 and A17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Jem & Mineral Show in January is amazing, all over town. Pima Air Museum and the Titan Missile Museum and extremely interesting & well worth the ~$10/person entry feel. Try the El Charro Cafe downtown for great Mexican food; also have 2 other locations around town. Food King is the nearest grocery store & it's 20 mins away; very down-scale. Look for the small-box Walmart grocery-only stores.

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, Arizona

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here 5 nights - lovely place. Undeveloped east edge of the Phoenix metro area, big nature preserve, but only 10 minutes from grocery and auto parts stores, or go farther for everything in Phoenix. Gates are not locked at night. Lots of birds, all kinds of cactus, occasional coyote in the park. For the price, tremendous value. I would definitely come back. Water & electricity only, otherwise this would be a 10 for me. 14 day max in one site, then you have to move to another site. Great park showers and restrooms. Concrete picnic table and fire ring at all (or most?) sites. Sites are dirt & gravel, so bring a rug for your coach door. Sites are level enough that my jacks didn't have any trouble, and plenty of room for my 33' C and CR-V dingy. All the sites are well separated with native vegetation for separation. Pull thru sites are just a wide area beside the road - lots of room but pick your direction so your coach door is not on the road side. We camped at Usery Mountain Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Use Google Maps to pick your space.

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Orangeland RV Park, Orange, California

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $85.00
Overall Rating:      

Price might seem a little high but it's location, location, location - deal with it. On the positive side, the place is 5 minutes off the 57 freeway with easy on and off, without the Disneyland noise. It is an older site, so spaces are generally short, and not a lot of pull-thru spaces, but I have seen a few REALLY BIG rigs there. As others have noted, they do have some raggedy long-term residents with extra vehicles that can make maneuvering into some spaces a challenge, but staff will come and help you. Plan ahead and reserve early if you can. Everything is clean and well maintained. The sewer and electric bits are well positioned and in good shape. My space had a picnic table and real grass between the spaces. Very friendly staff, and the better you treat them, the better they treat you. We have family in the area, so this is becoming our home-away-from home. We camped at Orangeland RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Reserve early! They have a very generous cancellation policy if something happens.

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach, California

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Kind of a hidden gem in urban Orange County. Got lucky when looking for something to do and reserved here on short notice. Pro - Spaces are wide enough for slideouts on driver's side and awning on the curb side. and parking for a toad car. Great beach, nearly empty by SoCal standards, fire rings if you care for that. On the opposite side from the beach is a big wetlands preserve. No black/gray hookup, but there is a dump station. Cons - backs up to PCH (Hwy 1), so a lot of traffic noise. No food service anywhere within walking distance except on weekends - what's a summer beach without a burger, fries and a coke. No WiFi, no cable - oh darn. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
026
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

No food service within walking distance.

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