Date of Stay: April, 2010
This park is perfect for the camper willing to travel off the beaten path in order to experience spectacular night skies, interesting geology and desert scenery. Most of the camp sites are large enough for a large trailer and tow vehicle, or a motorhome and toad. There are picnic tables and fire rings at each site. Vault toilets and hand pump water are available not too distant from each camp site. This is a great place for family camping. We enjoyed watching a scout troop during our stay.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
This campground is easily accessible from Interstate 15, but is far enough away so that highway noise is not an issue. There are lovely shade trees, picnic tables and a laundry room available. There may be other amenities, but since we are here for only one night I haven't explored further. I highly recommend this park and would have given it a ten but I save that for truly amazing parks. Our RV is facing out to a green alfalfa field with a ring of pink and purple peaks in the distance. Leeds is a nice, clean little town with a small grocery and municipal park. Bike riding is very enjoyable here.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
This is our third year at this park and we have already scheduled a return for next year. We find the staff friendly and helpful and the park is maintained beautifully. We have been here two different years during spring break, and there is considerable effort to provide activities for children. There are adult swim hours at the pool each day from 9-10 AM, 3-4 PM and again from 9-10 PM which seemed to suit most people. The pool is available to adults and children the rest of the time. I am an avid swimmer and found the hours reasonable. The sites are small but privacy is afforded with the extensive hedges and plantings. We do not travel with pets so we are delighted with the strict rules applied to pet owners. There are well maintained and fenced areas for pets and it seems not unreasonable to expect owners to take their pets to these areas as opposed to using the landscaping for dog doo.
Date of Stay: February, 2010
The sites are large with nice landscaping and concrete pads. The park is situated in a gentle terraced arrangement so the views are nice from most sites. There are restrooms situated in convenient locations and were well maintained. The park staff and volunteers are amazingly well informed and helpful. Be sure to take advantage of the programs offered to become more familiar with this national jewel.
Date of Stay: February, 2010
The park is primarily a mobile home park, but RVs are welcome and are treated like long lost friends. There is a guarded security entrance, a guide to the parking site, and lovely shade trees all around. The park is exceptionally well maintained and very clean. The standards are very high for the mobile home sites, and there is evidence of pride of ownership everywhere. The park is set back from Ajo Way, and we heard no traffic noise at our site (350). In the distance we heard a faint train whistle, and overhead there were some commercial and military planes but not excessive. We plan to return to this park in the future.
Date of Stay: January, 2010
This campground is terraced so that each level has a view towards the Salton Sea. However, the utilities at the sites are situated such that our motorhome had to be headed into a wall. There seems to be some logistical problems with getting the coaches situated so they can look out their windows at the scenery. Oddly, many of the fifth wheels had to back in so that their view windows were also facing the terraced wall. Apparently, with enough advance notice and prearrangement, one can get a site that will afford a view. Despite this oddity, we did enjoy our stay. The staff was friendly, the grounds and facilities were well maintained and the mineral spas met our expectations. I will plan a return visit but will schedule in advance so I can avail myself of one of the view sites.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
The host was very helpful and courteous. The park was delightful with tall pine trees, well laid out sites, wide paved lanes and an individual locked storage unit at each site. The utility mounts were screened with an attractive block wall. One of the most memorable things about this park was the individually designed pads for each site. I don't know why that seemed so special but it was. Perhaps it just made it feel like each site was especially unique. There is on-site management. The park is in a quiet residential neighborhood but just blocks away are grocery stores and other services. We will return to this park again. A note on the rates - I presume our rate was a special cold weather rate. The posted rates were much higher.
Date of Stay: March, 2009
This is an adequate park and met our needs for a short stay. Be sure to bring your cash or checkbook as no cards (debit or credit) are accepted. We enjoyed the entertainment on a few occasions and ate at the restaurant. Both were adequate. I found the North pool splendid for lap swimming in the mornings and evenings. All the facilities are maintained but there is an air of tiredness about the whole place. Faded paint, broken lounge chairs, weeds everywhere, etc. Nothing that really impacted our stay but if I were going to stay longer in Yuma I would find a place that felt more cared for.
Date of Stay: March, 2009
This is the park I compare all other parks with. The staff is helpful, pleasant and go out of their way to accommodate special requests. The sites are usually cleaned shortly after a guest departs. The cleaning usually includes ridding the site of oil stains on the concrete, cleaning the shrub areas and washing all surfaces. The sites are a little narrow for the big rigs but the well manicured shrubs and hedges provide a pleasant buffer between units. The area is quiet so that even perimeter sites are very comfortable. Of course, the bay sites are premier and worth the money. The pool is perfectly maintained daily (I bring my own test kit to check the pools) with ample time set aside for adult only swimming. The spa is for over 18 and the rules seem to be applied fairly. There are park sponsored activities, a rec room, a well maintained laundry, fenced pet areas with comfortable seating for the pet owner and locked entrance gates for safety. My only wish would be to have the sites just a little wider but no one could have anticipated the size of the units when these park was planned. This is our second visit to this park and we plan to return again.
Date of Stay: February, 2009
This park has little traffic noise despite being on the approach for the local airport. There is not a lot of night time air traffic. There is no highway or other traffic noise. The noise from dogs, however, is quite another matter. If you stay here, do not park anywhere near #57 as they leave Yip and Yap outside all day unattended and even when home are oblivious to the the noise. Local dogs also add to the cacophony at night. We have stayed in different sites on the West of the park in other years and didn't have the dog nuisance. The pool and spa are nice and there is a recreation hall for use when not scheduled for regular events. There is a clothesline which I love. There is a putting green, horseshoe pit, shuffleboard and Bocce Ball but I have never seen these areas used. The $3.00 "Resort Fee" must be taken into account when staying less than a month. When I called to ask about rates they did not mention this little tidbit. Apparently, the old entrance came in from Hopi but that was changed some time ago so the entrance is now off Val Vista Blvd. Most GPS units I have encountered still try to take you in via Hopi. We have stayed here three different years for periods from two days to one month. We will not stay here again unless there is a guarantee they will address the dog issue.
Date of Stay: February, 2006
We reserved one month in advance along with five other couples. When the first two RVs arrived the office clerk could not ascertain which spots were available, sent one of us to a location already full and after some conversations located an available site. Four of the six couples had planned to stay one month so this was not a group of one night stands. We asked about hours for pool and spa and were told the hours were 9AM to 9 PM. We were never advised by the staff the pool has been out of service for several weeks or that the spa was less than 90 degrees. We were not advised the water lines were being worked on and upon pulling into our site there was no water available for some time. Other guests advised the water has frequently been unavailable for several hours with no advance notice. The guest in the next lot advised she had attempted to do laundry but the frequent water outages made this very difficult. The sites are dried, brown grass. The campgrounds are clean, the laundry room is small but clean. There are no signs indicating where the laundry is located so one must rely on fellow campers for guidance. The price (33.00 plus 4.10 for electricity plus tax) is higher than any other campground we have visited in the past five weeks in Arizona. If having a pool, spa and grassy site as promised in the literature is important, this campground is not currently delivering as advertised.
Date of Stay: January, 2006
The short term sites are extremely tight and unattractive. This is primarily a park with 1,700 owner occupied park models. The overnight area is not suitable for the large units now wishing to utilize the space. I believe the sites are approximately 15 feet wide. Units with slides on both sides would likely have trouble finding a site. Having said this, we did not choose this park for the parking area but rather for the vast array of activities and great recreation center. There is no reason not to stay busy all day if you wish, or simply lounge around either of the two beautiful pools or spas. Everything is immaculate, staff is helpful, security is 24/7. The fencing all around shields one from traffic noise. Shopping is close and convenient. The laundry, bath house, office and many of the recreation opportunities are a short walk from the short term parking area. Since this is basically an owner occupied park one must join a club and pay dues for each activity. For instance, I wanted to use Wi Fi but this is a club requiring ridiculous orientation instructions on what a floppy disk is and how to send a print job. This orientation is provided only Tuesday and Thursday so this means you aren't given the WiFi code until after this time. I didn't want to use their computers, printers, etc. but was required to attend the orientation before I could use my own laptop on the table outside the building to access the internet. Your best option for a longer stay would be to rent one of the individually owned sites elsewhere in the park if having a roomier site is important to you. I will stay at this park again but I will attempt to find a site away from the short term area. There are over 1,700 sites so nearly always something available from an owner.
Date of Stay: January, 2006
We camped here over the MLK weekend and practically had the place to ourselves. We parked overlooking a lovely waterfall and meandering creek. The lack of electricity provided us with a wonderful opportunity to view the night sky and enjoy the quiet around us. The park host was very helpful in finding the best site for our rear view lounge and came back later to make sure we were settled. The abundance of rocks to pitch into the creek should keep children busy for some time. The creek is shallow and would invite wading in a warmer season. I felt this park was the best value in our eight weeks of travel.