Date of Stay: January, 2010
After five years on the road, this park gets our vote as the absolute winner! Backing up against Tucson Mountain Park, it boasts great hiking, mountain biking, and casual desert strolls with all kinds of birds, jackrabbits and desert flora for company. Every day is an adventure; there are a multitude of activities to choose from both in the park and around the area. Most assuredly, Desert Trails is such a hit due to the owner and his family who live on-site and genuinely care about the park and its guests. He and his terrific office staff set the tone for the warmth and welcoming shown throughout the park. This has to be the friendliest and definitely most fun park we’ve ever encountered, and it’s understandable that we’ve met people returning for their second, and even twenty-second year! One of the major highlights of this park is the fantastic entertainment. Thanks to the dedication of the owner toward making this park an unforgettable experience, twice a week we’ve enjoyed a wide variety of incredibly talented musicians and entertainers. The quality has been consistently excellent and the variety amazing; these evenings are the best! Desert Trails is a funky and fun park. Having been carved from the site of a now inactive water park, some of the remaining structures add to the uniqueness of this park’s setting. If you are looking for friendly and welcoming people, natural vegetation of the Sonoran desert, multiple choices of activities, fantastic entertainment, many volunteer opportunities and fun, then Desert Trails is a great choice for you.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
Boot Hill is a new, well planned park with long, wide, gravel sites, spotless restrooms and laundry, wide, gravel inner roads and a location convenient to local attractions. The owners, who live on site, are the greatest! The minute you walk through the door, you are met with friendliness and warmth. They strive to make each guest’s visit the best possible, suggesting local interest activities and letting you know they are always available to help with questions. They have done a nice job developing the western theme within the park; the large comfortable office/lounge and gift shop make you feel right at home. We planned to stay just 2 nights but ended up staying for 8. That was great because we were able to enjoy a potluck and movie Saturday night in the outdoor pavilion. This park has space for traveling horses as well, perfect for those needing clean equine accommodations. The price reflects the weekly rate for 30 amp plus a rough estimate for electricity charge. We would definitely choose to stay here again!
Date of Stay: September, 2009
The smaller size of this park nestled against the mountain is one of the many positives about Blanco River RV Park. The well cared for grass and landscaping, fairly level grassy sites, spotless restrooms and laundry facilities and very friendly, welcoming owners make this a great park to visit while in the area. The owners recently purchased the park, and they are committed to maintaining and even further improving it. Although near the highway, it is located such that you don't hear the low volume traffic. We will definitely return to this park when in the area.