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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Rancho Sedona RV Park, Sedona, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a week to be close to the various hiking trails in Sedona. When we made our reservation a couple months in advance they were out of regular sites that would fit us, so we had to pay extra for a "larger" site. Our site #55 turned out to be very nice with plenty of space, but some of the smaller/cheaper sites looked to be pretty close together and less attractive. The park does have dozens of rules to follow, but we never had any issues with the rules. This was one of the cleanest and best-maintained parks we've been to. After some rain and wind the staff was immediately out raking leaves and picking up branches. We took our dog down to the creek several times and although it was too shallow for him to swim, he enjoyed getting wet. The fenced dog park is very small so we didn't use it much, but we found a Sedona town dog park a few miles away that was nice. AT&T and Verizon both worked well, and even the campground WiFi was fast and always available, a pleasant surprise! We'd definitely return in the future... we just wish it wasn't so expensive. Our rate was $58/night with Good Sam but after the $2 dog fee and tax it came to $68/night which is one of the highest rates we've ever paid. We camped at Rancho Sedona RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice state park and a good home base for visiting the surrounding area, including Sedona. However, after staying at many excellent state and county parks in Arizona we found Dead Horse Ranch to be a bit lacking in comparison. Sites were closer together and pretty un-level, showers were smaller and more basic, and the landscape was less attractive (dirt/scrub). That said, it still beats most commercial RV parks... we've just been spoiled by other Arizona campgrounds! The state park has several lakes (lagoons) for fishing and our dog loved to go for a swim in them. It's only a few minutes to Cottonwood, and less than a half hour to Jerome or Sedona. AT&T and Verizon both worked well for us. We stayed in the Red Tail loop. The price ($25) is great, and we'll likely return again if we re-visit the area in the future. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Red Tail
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice Maricopa County Park only a few miles from Mesa AZ. There's quite a lot of space between sites, mostly filled with tall/mature cacti and other desert plants. The back-in sites have their "camping area" (picnic table, fire pit, open space) behind the site instead of next to it. The bath houses are about average, but each has only two men's showers and two women's showers so we sometimes had to wait to take a shower, even though the campground was only half full. There's a short "nature trail" in the campground, and several hikes starting at the trailhead a mile or so from the campground. There's plenty of places to walk dogs, but we also took our dogs into Mesa a few times to the huge and popular dog park there. We enjoyed the large, private sites and the proximity to town/shopping, and will likely stay here again. We camped at Usery Mountain Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Sentinel Peak RV Park, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a tough one for us to rate. As others have said, the location is the main draw for this new RV Park, being very close to downtown Tucson. The downside of being downtown is that the park is little more than a paved RV parking lot with a very thin strip of gravel between each site (check the Google satellite view for details). The RV park was very clean and the camp hosts were friendly and helpful. The price (weekly rate) was good for a downtown park, but the free WiFi is satellite-based and was unusably slow. The city park across the street and down a block (Menlo Park) was a great place to walk our dog each day, since the RV park is tiny and mostly paved. If you want to be close to Tucson and are OK with tight quarters, Sentinel Peak provides a good compromise between location, price, and site/amenities. We camped at Sentinel Peak RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

North Ranch - Escapees Rainbow Park, Congress, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed overnight (March 2016) and this RV park was perfectly good for an overnight stay. The price (for Escapees members) was great and the staff was friendly and helpful. The sites and roads are all gravel (typical for a desert RV Park) but we found the sites to be closer together that we like. A little more space would have made a big difference. Our back-in site was along a row of trees which were very nice, but the branches prevented us from backing our rig up as far as we normally would, so we were sticking out into the road a little bit. We had no AT&T signal but Verizon LTE worked well enough. The park recycles paper, plastic, and cans which was a nice change from most parks we stay at in Arizona. There's a pretty nice fenced dog area (gravel) and a dirt path for walking dogs. We'd gladly do a short-term stay again, but the small sites, 30-amp hookups, and lack of AT&T service would make us think twice before a longer stay. We camped at North Ranch - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Get your rig weighed at the Escapees SmartWeigh station while you're there. That's the main reason we came here.

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina, Needles, California

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a rather unique place to camp... full hookups just a few feet from the Colorado River on semi-private "peninsulas" that each hold four RVs (a couple peninsulas hold a dozen or so RVs, good for large groups). Pros: camp right along the river with dog-friendly semi-private beach access (each peninsula of four RVs shares a section of beach); full hookups; camp fires allowed on the beach (but not in the camping area); good cell signal. Cons: some of the sites can be cramped if all four sites on a peninsula are occupied; some noise from boats going up and down the river; kind of a long drive to any amenities/shopping; roads in poor condition; watch for extra fees. We did the three-night special for $117, but then had to add a $10 reservation charge (you have to pay it whether you call or do online reservations) and $2 per day for our dog. They charge $25 if you arrive early, and $50 per hour if you depart late. They charge $10 per day if you bring an extra vehicle (no fee for RV towed vehicle), and there was a whole list of other potential charges. Sites are sand, which can be a little deep in areas. We'd consider staying here again. We camped at Pirate Cove RV Resort & Marina in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Yucaipa Regional Park, Yucaipa, California

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We don't give out "perfect" ratings easily, but Yucaipa Park deserves one. We spent a week here and absolutely loved it. The sites were huge with concrete patios, they have full hookups, there's a very nice hiking trail (somewhat strenuous) at the park, fishing and swimming lakes (we let our dog cool off in the fishing lakes and no one seemed to mind), and there are several supermarkets and restaurants within a few miles. AT&T and Verizon both worked well for us. During the weekends the campground was completely filled with local visitors (we were one of the only out-of-state license plates) having BBQs, while during weekdays we had most of the campground to ourselves and it was very quiet and peaceful. Since it's full on weekends, you need to make reservations early. Fires are allowed only if you bring your own elevated fire pit. The sites at the southern end of the campground get some road noise from Oak Glen Rd, but our site at the far northern end was completely quiet. We will definitely come back. We camped at Yucaipa Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Indian Waters RV Resort & Cottages, Indio, California

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We were pleasantly surprised by Indian Waters... we feared being tightly packed like sardines but the sites were more spacious than expected (for a commercial RV park). For our one-week stay we chose the cheapest site, a gravel back-in, and it was comfortable for us with a separate concrete pad for our car and a tree. The park is very well maintained with attractive landscaping, trees, grassy areas, and lakes. There were three grassy dog parks (two large enough for our Labrador to play comfortably) and a walking path around one section of the RV park. The WiFi worked sometimes but we found ourselves relying on our hotspot other times. Both Verizon and AT&T had strong signals but were sometimes slow. This being our first time in the area, we discovered that Indio was a bit further away from Palm Springs than we expected, so we had several 45-minute drives to do our touristy things. Given the high price of many other RV parks in the area, we found Indian Waters to be a good balance of quality and price. We would likely return here in the future. We camped at Indian Waters RV Resort & Cottages in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Palm Canyon Hotel and RV Resort, Borrego Springs, California

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

We hadn't planned to stay here, but due to a minor emergency while in Borrego Springs we needed to find an RV park with full hookups for a couple of nights and this what was available. The staff was helpful in finding us a site without a reservation, though we found the price to be surprisingly high for the very basic (sand/dirt), narrow site ($53 after Good Sam, before tax, during President's Day weekend). Our site was a pull-through and was plenty long, but quite narrow. We couldn't safely pull through to exit due to a diagonal tree blocking the front of the site. The back-in sites are only 30 amp and are even closer together, but not that much less expensive. The RV park is relatively small, but since it's adjacent to the hotel it has amenities like a pool, hot tub, and restaurant, as well as some shared fire pits in one area. Behind the park is a wide expanse of desert with some simple trails that were good for walking our dog... just watch out for the many sharp cactuses! The park is in a good location with most of Borrego Springs a short bicycle ride away. They offer free Tengo WiFi, which worked reasonably well for a while, then would go down for an hour or so, then work well for a while, etc. We had decent Verizon LTE and AT&T 4G signal, but both were pretty slow when we used them for data. We camped at Palm Canyon Hotel and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Rivers Edge RV Resort, Winterhaven, California

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were pleasantly surprised by River's Edge. While the sites are basic and are definitely closer together than we'd prefer, there was enough space in between sites to not feel too cramped. The park is mostly occupied by winter/seasonal RVs, and they don't take reservations for short-term stays, but we called in the morning to confirm that they had space for us for a few nights. The dog walk area is very long, and there are stairs to a gravel service road (not part of the RV park) that we and many others also used for dog walks. During our visit they were doing a trial run of allowing dogs along the "river walk" part of the park as well. Since it was 90 degrees (in February) this was great as our Lab could hop into the Colorado river in a couple places to get wet. There was no WiFi, and our cellular service was only OK. With two bars of Verizon LTE and one bar of AT&T LTE, we got data working on both but it was slow. The staff was friendly, and the park was clean and attractive. There was some highway noise from I-10 but it wasn't too bad (it might depend on how close your site is to the highway). Based only on the sites I'd give the park a lower rating, but because of the good price, the good dog walking opportunities, and the shade from the trees, we give it an overall "8" rating. We need to return to Yuma in the summer when it'll be 110 degrees, and the shade trees here will certainly bring us back to River's Edge. We camped at Rivers Edge RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

A bit of advice: this park is in California but is only a couple hundred feet from the Arizona border. During our stay our iPhones kept switching from Pacific time to Arizona time (and back and forth) depending on which cell tower they connected to, making it a little hard to keep track of what time it really was.

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Stagecoach RV Ranch, Deming, New Mexico

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is pretty much a gravel parking area in the desert with hookups. They only rent sites monthly, so for overnight stays they request a donation of $15-$25. We gave $20 but in retrospect that was more than it was worth (and more than the published discount rate for the park next door). We found the sites to be very narrow, and although some have a patio and small privacy fence, ours was an annoyance, making the site even more narrow. The 50-amp hookup wasn't working so we switched to 30-amp for the night. The campground is 5 miles south of I-10 so it's very quiet there. Verizon LTE worked well, but AT&T was limited to 4G. We visited because of the very high ratings here, but found this park to be unremarkable. We'll likely look elsewhere if we need to stop overnight in the area in the future. We camped at Stagecoach RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA), Van Horn, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This former KOA has level pullthrough sites of various lengths up to 110 feet long. Spacing between the sites was average for an RV Park: fairly close together, but not right on top of each other. The park is almost entirely gravel, with a few small patches of grass at some sites. The staff was friendly and helpful. The free WiFi worked well sometimes, but was slow or unusable at other times. Verizon and AT&T had strong signal and worked well. There are two smallish fenced dog areas, and lots of open area nearby for slightly longer walks. We were only there for two nights while waiting out a snow storm so we didn't use any other amenities. We'd stay here again for an overnight stop. We camped at Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Loyd Park, Grand Prairie, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This county park on Joe Pool Lake is quite large with many camping loops. The sites are fairly large with plenty of trees providing privacy between neighbors, and each site has a covered picnic area and fire ring. The interior roads were in good condition, but being heavily wooded it can be a little tricky driving a big rig through without scraping against tree branches. Our site was not level but with our wood blocks we were able to get completely leveled. There are plenty of heated bath/shower houses for each loop. It's less than five miles to supermarkets, restaurants, etc. Unfortunately during our stay (December 2015) much of the campground was under water due to flooding of the lake, so the beach and other amenities were closed and the campground was mostly vacant despite being a holiday weekend. AT&T and Verizon both worked well, and we received plenty of over-the-air TV channels. As others have mentioned, there is a $10 per day vehicle fee in addition to the $23 camping fee. We'd return here, but only after the flooding has receded and the damage it caused has been repaired. We camped at Loyd Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Ameristar Vicksburg RV Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are laid out in typical RV park fashion, straight rows of diagonal pull-through sites. It was pretty good as an overnight stop just off I-20, with free WiFi that was actually usable, and a large grassy field good for short dog walks. Both Verizon and AT&T worked well. Our site and many others were un-level, with the front being much higher than the back. Even with all our wood blocks under the back tires and our jacks extended we could not get level. The sites (all pull-throughs) were also a little short, so our 37' motorhome and tow car didn't quite fit. We had to disconnect the car and pull it right up behind the RV. Others had to park their cars sideways. Site spacing was typical... fairly close to your neighbor, but not right on top of each other. We didn't visit the casino or the town, as ours was just an overnight stop. We'd consider staying here again overnight as the location near I-20 was convenient and it was relatively quiet, but we wouldn't go out of our way to stay again. We camped at Ameristar Vicksburg RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 81

Red Oaks RV Resort, Bushnell, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed here overnight during a long drive, so we didn't get to see the entire park or use most of the amenities. It is a huge RV Resort, with many park models but also a large area for RVs. The staff we encountered were all friendly and helpful, and we were escorted to our very long pull-through site. $19 (December special) for a full hookup 50 amp pull-through was perfect for our overnight stop. There is a large fenced dog park on site, with separate areas for large and small dogs. AT&T and Verizon worked well. Unfortunately we encountered two big downsides. First, the RV sites, at least the ones we saw, were right next to I-75 and the highway noise was some of the worst we've ever experienced. We would probably not return unless we could get a site pretty far from the interstate (which probably means it won't be $19). Second, the sites were mostly a sand/grass mix, and were full of sand spurs which made walking our dog a treacherous act. He got painful spurs in his paws several times and we got several in our fingers just while working around the RV. The park looks like it has a lot of potential, but unfortunately we'll have to think twice before returning due to these two drawbacks. We camped at Red Oaks RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Sand, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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