Date of Stay: February, 2016
This RV Park is located in the Sonoran Desert. We enjoy the Arizona desert. We are full-timers who have traveled throughout the U.S., so have some experience with RV parks. Before going full-time, we lived in the country, so we had to drive at least 15 miles in some direction to get to shopping or church. That said, this park is similar, in that the town of Florence is 7 miles to the North, Coolidge (Super Walmart) is 14 miles West, and Casa Grande is about a 25 minute drive away, and Casa Grande has most anything most RVers would ever need. Lots here are available for lease, and after being here 4 days, we purchased a lease. Nice pool and hot tub, exercise facility, and laundry. Many friendly residents, some in park models, and the remainder in RVs, all kinds of activities available in the park and many things to do and see in the area. Tucson or Phoenix are an hour plus drive. No trains, no planes, no Interstate highway noise. Verizon cell tower visible from the park. Outside vendor for high-speed Internet available by day, week or month. Work-Kampers keep the park looking great. Large sites, Our only downside was the heavy rock drives which are noisy when someone drives by. Black skies at night with a sky full of stars, breath-taking sunsets.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
There is a 14 day maximum stay. No attendant. First come first serve. This is a large asphalt parking lot with 30/50 amp service. Standalone fresh water/ dump station. No site is level, but we did not have any problem leveling our motorhome. Bandelier National Monument requires you ride the shuttle and it stops at the RV park. There is a Smith's grocery within walking distance and Bradbury museum in Los Alamos is cool with regular activities going on. Our Verizon hotspot gave us 5 bars of 4G, and we were able to pick up all major TV networks from Albuquerque with our over-the-air antenna.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
Passport America members, beware. Displayed on the office registration desk are two large Passport America posters stating 50% discount. Our search prior to staying here, showed no restrictions. When we arrived, the owner was on vacation and a long-term person checked us in. We were charged 20.00 and our remaining 3 nights were 29.75/night. We were told to call back the following week to resolve the difference with the owner. We did call back, and the owner was rude and impertinent and stated that he did not have to adhere to any Passport America agreement. Obviously, this was upsetting to us. A call to Passport America confirmed that we should have expected a 50% discount for the entire period of our four night stay. Now for the campground; there were only a few others sharing the park with us, it was basically gravel, with narrow patches of grass between sites. Sites were level. Wi-Fi worked flawlessly, cable TV included, restrooms and laundry were spotless. No trains, plains or major road noise. Some long-term residents in this small park, and units were also stored in the rear.In my humble opinion, the cost for this park is too high. We had other choices, but Passport America rates caused us to choose this park.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
This is one of our member campgrounds so we only paid tax which was $12.00 for a two week stay. The campground shares space with the Grapeful Sisters Vineyard which was a treat. Hosts were very gracious and accomodating. Roads within the park were hard packed sand and roadbase, most sites nearly level, easy to level our coach. We were handed a cable TV box as we checked in and the quality was excellent. Water was good and pressure was 42 pounds coming out of our pressure regulator. Wi-Fi was excellent. In our two week stay, we only dropped Internet access once and that was due to an area wide power outage that lasted only moments. Good spacing between campers. The restrooms and laundry facility was like new, very clean. Pool was somewhat small, but clean. The owners are actively working to upgrade and improve their campground. We found the location convenient for day trips to the coast. It was about 14 miles to the nearest grocery store of any size, a smaller store within about four miles. We enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend Carrollwood to anyone looking for peace and quiet.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Entry to this park must be made from the South. Coming from the North, you will need to make a u-turn. Registration was easy, staff were friendly and eager to answer our questions. The park accepts Good Sam, FMCA memberships for discounts. Interior park roads are gravel but the pull-thru parking pads were concrete and close to level. Wireless Internet was fast and reliable. We found only two restrooms/showers. They were clean and smelled fresh. We ran a fan at night to mask the traffic noise. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
This campground is part of Ocean Canyon where we have a membership, so our stay was paid for through our membership. Not really free. Interior roads are rough asphalt, very narrow with curbs to control water run-off. Sites are hard-packed sand. Very little grass and the clubhouse and restrooms are old and in need of maintenance. Wireless Internet was available, but unreliable. Frequent server resets made accessing the Internet frustrating. We will not return.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Call beforehand to clarify directions to the park. Registration was quick and easy, staff were friendly. Large paved and level pull-thru pads. There is a long sidewalk parallel to the Mississippi river, where you can view the barges moving up and down the river. We found four restrooms/showers at the back of the main office. Staff suggested Nikki's for a place to eat, but this place only does breakfast and lunch. We did not find a family restaurant for dinner on a Saturday night, just fast food in town. We would stay here again.