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I would hesitate to call Pleasant Harbor an RV "Resort." It is however, a fairly decent RV park. The spaces are roomy and fenced on three sides; the sewer, water and power connections are reasonably convenient. The bathrooms and showers are clean but are showing their age. There are many RV'ers who park their rigs (and boats and motorized toys and decorations) full time. Many have constructed semi-permanent features on their sites and some appear to be living here full-time. There is a long list of do's and don't published by the management, but many of the rules don't appear to be seriously enforced. There is a great grassy, fenced dog run with plastic bags available for cleaning up after your dog. Too bad there are always a few people who don't. The RV Parks is too far from the Lake Pleasant to be considered on the lake, but it is accessible. The internet service was "spotty" at best and we were often unable to access it at all. There is no television service so you will have to rely on broadcast channels from the Phoenix Metro Area. Security is excellent with a constant motorized patrol and guard controlled access to the Park itself. We did feel secure here. There are some limited activities at the clubhouse (Potlucks, parties etc.). The employees are extraordinarily friendly and helpful. We spent about 2 1/2 months here and while we weren't impressed with the title of "Resort," we didn't find it unpleasant.

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Distant Drums was a very pleasant RV park with updated facilities and proximity to a number of attractions such as Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma's Castle and the Cliffside Casino in Camp Verde. The park is well kept and maintained and the staff is very pleasant and friendly. There is cable/satellite TV and internet available. Internet was a little slow but fairly reliable. Some of the RV sites slope a bit and will require some leveling of the RV. There is a small store on site that carries ice and some limited RV and grocery supplies. There is no pet-run but the Park borders open desert so there are many places to take your dog for excercise and "relief". We stayed here about a month. It can get a little toasty up here in August. It's only about 4,000 feet in altitude. Closer to Flagstaff is much more pleasant during the summer.