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Date of Stay:
September, 2010 -
We love this place. First, you need to want to be in the wilderness because the nearest grocery store is 40 miles away and gas is about 15 miles away. But, it sits near the base of the Chiricahua Mountains in SE Arizona near the border of Arizona and New Mexico. Rusty runs a quality operation. The sites are all gravel, mostly level and huge! There is no cell signal and very little television, but Rusty has a complimentary phone for you to use. Her laundry is very clean and she sells a few items of grocery. You are surrounded by desert and some of the best hiking and exploring you'll find anywhere. This is Cochise country! We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
August, 2010 -
This park is located 8 miles west of Tucson and very near the Sonoran Desert Museum and Tucson Mountain SP. It's an older, more established park with lots of vegetation. The site we had was wonderful as it backed up to vegetation, but we noticed many sites small and out in the open which didn't look appealing. The utility buildings look like they need some updating, but the staff was friendly. We liked that it was away from any highways and very quiet. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park (40+ park) in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
July, 2010 -
We stopped at Port Orford RV Village for a 3-night stay and ended up staying 2 weeks! We loved it there. A small and somewhat dated park (we often refer to these parks as "established" and prefer them to the new and fancy). The on-site owners are very involved in keeping everything in tip top shape on a day-to-day basis. Coffee and muffins in the morning and happy hour in the afternoon provided an opportunity for people to come together in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. This is the kind of experience we so enjoy as full-timers. If you're not interested in people this isn't the place for you! From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left , we felt welcome. Laundry and bathrooms were spotless. Sites are flat gravel with grass borders with scattered plantings of flowers and shrubs throughout the park. The park is far enough off the main highway so traffic noise was never an issue. Semi-permanent sites (park models) are very neat and tidy as everyone takes pride in their property. Several bird feeders were scattered about which the owner's maintain. When the owner discovered we were birdwatchers, she spent time collecting information for us. Port Orford, on its own, is a fun little town and there are plenty of things to do for 40 miles in either direction. We will go back and stay longer. We camped at Port Orford RV Village in a Travel Trailer.