Date of Stay: April, 2016
This is a Pima County operated campground, well isolated from Tucson, and consisting of three established loops in an attractive Saguaro desert setting. The tall saguaros are a common feature and some sites have multiple saguaros. We camped in Loop A where there are good panoramic views of the desert and mountains. Only a few sites of Loop A will accommodate rigs over 35 feet. The majority of the sites are vastly unleveled with chunky gravel. The electrical connection is a small out dated 30 amp box, which does not have a circuit breaker switch. Sites of Loop C and H have an improved 30 amp pedestal connection. Those who stay in Loop H get to hear the mechanics of the campground sewage treatment facility and endure the bright lights of the entrance station. The place was over 75 percent unoccupied when we arrived, afternoon, for our three day stay. How nice we thought. Soon as the entrance station closes at 4 PM, the river of evening campers, including RVs, pour into the campground. Many are late arrivals, noisy and rude, and depart early probably to avoid payment. This was the general disturbing pattern for each night during our stay. We did not see any of the many campground host or park staff make rounds of the campground after the office closed. Restrooms are kept clean, but they are small and there are no showers. We enjoyed our daytime experience here and will likely stop here again for an overnight visit.
Date of Stay: April, 2016
This RV Park is perhaps the true desert gem of the Salome area. The big attraction here are the miles of desert (BLM or AZ State Land) ATV, jeep, and mountain bike trails. During my stay the trails were a bit dusty from ATV use, but I still found miles of suitable bike trails. The sites around me were vacant and most sites are somewhat spacious. A few may have a Palo Verde tree at the site. The 18 hole golf course remains history with no green grass. The RV Park is in the process of adding a building for fitness equipment. The clubhouse and its restrooms are neglected when it comes to cleaning. The clubhouse has one of the largest library collections I've seen at an RV park. A good value at half price. No where near the value of paying full price night to night.
Date of Stay: April, 2016
This RV Park is good for an overnight and perhaps a second night. It is located out in the middle of some very flat mesquite and farmlands. During my stay the place was nearly full. The entrance and clubhouse area has some attractive cactus landscaping. The use of plants stops there. The majority of sites are barren. Some have concrete parking, but most are gravel. Sites may or not have some sort of shed or casita. The park is far enough away from Casa Grande to offer the potential for star gazing. Yet, the place is soaking in bright lights at night. The clubhouse has the only restroom, which was laughable. I thought I was back at a California State Park. They charge quarters for a shower here. There is no privacy offered in the restroom. Two tiny toilets are fitted into a cramped space behind a wooded blind saloon style partition. Most adults are not going to fit on the toilets. The clubhouse itself was a disappointment and not what I am accustom too at Escapee parks. Bottom-line! This is the worst Escapee SKP park in the USA. I may return, but only for a night, again.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
Warning! When the opportunity arrives this RV Park will rip you off. We signed up for a month with plans to stay through the winter. After all, the price was right, and the RV Park was far away from the city atmosphere of Phoenix. Unfortunately, this RV Park is now catering to attract workers for the nearby nuclear power plant. Those workers come and go at all hours of the day and night. There is a good deal of traffic noise from those workers. That noise is combined with the loud I-10 traffic noise. We decided to leave after 20 days and find a quiet park elsewhere for the winter. We did not ask for a refund on the monthly price. We did request the unused portion of the $50 electric deposit. Management refused to return our entitled electric refund. Shame on them, and they have a well developed system to avoid returning your electric deposit. They never did ask why we were leaving early, and they did not say thank you for returning. We will not return.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
My plan was to spend a full month at this RV Park. Instead I stayed just one night. Since my last visit a year ago, an enormous towering Las Vegas style neon sign, advertising the casino, has been installed. An unacceptable eyesore for me and considerable night time neon light pollution. It is absolutely incredible how such an attractive RV Park can have such remarkable unleveled concrete sites. There are a few level sites and none were available for me. Most Motorhome owners may not realize the damaging stress an unleveled concrete site inflicts on the chassis. The Wi-Fi is poor, the pool is extremely small and an overnighter must ask a staff member for a key to the restroom. Those restrooms are closed when you most need a restroom. By first appearance the sites look spacious. They are not spacious once your neighbors move-in. I think the next time Good Sam inspects this place they may want to actually walk around and look at the sites. Stayed here one night, and I will not return.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
This is an outstanding small RV Park - well taken care of and reflecting pride in ownership. Like previous reviewers stated, this is a great place to stay. West Clear Creek flows adjacent to the RV Park and is accessible by a short level walk. The creek provides fishing and swimming opportunities. There are pools large enough to actually swim laps once the water warmed up by the middle of May. Wi-Fi is provided and for my Site the signal was too weak. Plenty of shade is provided by trees and selective sites can obtain satellite TV without much trouble. The only negative for this RV Park is the weekend Highway 260 noise and the noise created, at times, by the low rent district neighborhood across the highway. Must not forget, I rate the showers here the best of any RV Park in Arizona and perhaps the nation. I stayed here for over a month and I will not hesitate to stay here again.
Date of Stay: February, 2013
This quiet, dust free, away from the highway, RV Resort no longer has a viable green 18-hole golf course. The course was abandon three years ago. The exercise room is gone, as well. I wasn't set on playing golf, and it was an enjoyable place to stay for a week. The paved access roads are plenty wide, and the back-in top-notch gravel sites are spacious. Some are adjacent to a 9-Hole short course green zone. A few park models are mixed-in with the level sites. Tengo Wi-Fi is offered for a fee. Verizon 3G works great since there is a tower across the main road. The place was less than half full for February. Perhaps the odd trash rules, guest are required to uncover the pool if they want to swim (not an easy task), the pet policy, and lack of upkeep is driving snow birders elsewhere. Just the same I enjoyed the extra space during my stay. Plenty of adjacent trails to trail bike and hike. I am not sure if I will return.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
The previous review makes a good point about this RV Park. The place is double charging those who select a 50 Amp site or a premium site. Why bother with the extra charge for a 50 Amp site when electric is not included? We have been here before and we once gave the place a perfect ten. No more! We once found this an ideal location for star gazing. Now there are bright security lights and the clubhouse is decked-out in bright lights to appear as a bright sore thumb in the night. The maintenance of the clubhouse has gone downhill and the indoor pool area is a mess with dirt, cobwebs and insects. The doors stay open all day so the bugs flood into restrooms. The clubhouse could use a good make-over. The rate reflects Passport America. Not sure if we will return unless we see better reviews in the future. They charge to much.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
The time of year and the campground selected can make a big difference in the perception of this State Park. This rating is for the main campground, which is situated above the lake and has three separate loops. Two of the loops are entirely reservation sites and none of the sites have 50 Amp. They are 30 Amp and there are no shade trees. Each has a solid ramada with a concrete pad and grill. Interior roads and sites are dusty gravel. Most of the sites are pull-through. Those in the Stallion Loop are the most spacious and not parallel to the interior road. Access to the lake is via the boat ramp road and the lake level is very low. The boating and weekend crowd on a Friday in August is missing in action. Perhaps because of the low water levels. Verizon has a strong signal here and so does the 3G aspect. We will likely return here.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
I really enjoyed my stay at this under used Arizona State Park, partially due to the appearance of the campground and partially due to the lake. There are an assortment of mostly level sites available for an RV. The full hook-up sites are crowded together, the most popular, a lack of privacy, and they do have the most shade. There are a few back-in sites with 50 Amp and they are nearest to the lake, which is well below normal levels. There are three 100 foot long pull-through sites with 30 Amp and they are the most spacious and most quiet of the sites. Each site has a solid large ramada with a concrete patio. Cell phone service can be obtained here with a reliable provider. Signal strength is strongest at the picnic tables near the petroglyph trail head. There is no 3G or better service here. I stayed at Site 13 for four nights and found Site 14 an attraction for the rude style RV people. I moved over to a pull-through site and decided to extend my stay. The lake is suitable for swimming and a host of other water recreational activities. None of the camp sites are near the lake. Each is a good walk from the current shoreline. The rate reflects water and electric site fee. I look forward to returning to this State Park.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We have been here before and still find this RV Park an excellent overnight stop. On previous stops we regretted not visiting the Crater. This time we did and it's a well worthy site not to miss. It appears the trees and grounds have been receiving more water and care. Some sites do have partial shade at times during the day. The same long term residents are still here and their degraded RVs have become an eyesore. The adjacent dirt road, perhaps old Highway 66, is now gated closed with no trespassing signs. The road was once great for bike rides and walking. The rate reflects a SKP 15% discount. Will likely stop here again in the future.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We stopped here for a few days and managed to endure the Tucson heat. The place was obviously different then during our one month stay of April. Owner's and staff were not present as they were the later part of April. There were a few long term guest present and we selected one of the sites with the taller trees for some shade. We talked to a few of the other guests, and they too, have not seen anyone taking care of the place or the owners the past two months. Still, a great place in comparison to other Tucson RV Park, especially at the Passport America rate. The WiFi was working well and the laundry room was open. The clubhouse was closed as it was the end of April. It was nice and quiet except for a guest in a Park Model or onsite rental trailer who had a barking dog. We hope the place is open in the future so we can stay again.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
This well organized and maintained Escapee park served as an excellent base camp for exploring the southeast Arizona area. We were assigned to a spacious site on the end with some landscaping including a tree. My recommendation, if possible, avoid allowing the staff to arbitrarily assigning your RV to a site. Check the sites first and see what is available. There are plain gravel sites with just the utilities, and other sites with landscaping, pads and even a few with shade trees. Free WiFi is available, only, in the extremely large and well equipped clubhouse. WiFi can be purchased from a private provider. An open area on the west side of the park offers trail bike riding and desert shrub hiking. This place is dark at night because those foolish security lights are lacking here. The place is two miles from the I-10 rail corridor. When the wind is right the train horns can be heard, well. I don't know how anybody in town can get any sleep with all the trains going by. Some Engineers really like the sound of their horns. The rate is a reflecting of one month stay. We will return, again.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
This is an excellent RV Park, and perhaps the best along the I-17 corridor. Good Sam provided it a rating of 10-10-10. Not so in my opinion! There are 158 sites and at best only 30 are close to being level. Some offering an extraordinary leveling challenge. I recommend checking and finding a suitable level site before getting assigned to a site. At first glance the sites appear to be spacious. Not so if another rig gets parked to your rear. Then you'll find your RV just a few feet from a neighbor. The utilities here are top notched and positioned in an ideal location at each site. The Wi-Fi was great and without any sort of problem. The exercise equipment is new and provides the opportunity to get a real weight lifting work-out. The grounds are well landscaped and well maintained. The entire place is well maintained and there is absolutely no rift raft here. I heard some noise from I-17 and it was easy to tune-out. For me, there were far to many security lights, which are unnecessary. Why do RV Parks think they need to light-up the place like a 24 hour truck stop? Excellent accommodating staff. I stayed here three nights at Passport America rate. I will stay here again.
Date of Stay: December, 2011
This desert style RV Park has experienced some major improvements since our last visit this past January. For us it's the most appealing RV Park east of the California border along the I-8 corridor and before Tucson. The most obvious improvement is the paved access lanes. Hopefully, it will abate the dust problem here. The Wi-Fi has been upgraded and offers remarkable fast speed. The landscape has been upgraded with more drought resistant plants and the trees are getting water. There is a good desert view and an excellent desert atmosphere here. We will likely stay here again.