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Benson, Arizona

Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory

Benson, Arizona


251 S Ocotillo Ave
Benson, Arizona 85602
Phone: (800) 863-8160

Sites: 173
Recent Rate: $20 5/2017

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Latitude: 31.967306056073
Longitude: -110.30697237749
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

158 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Paved road, paved sites. Very well maintained. No trees and quite a bit of train noise. But great for the price in this area. We would definitely stay again. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mi Casa restaurant a couple of blocks away is a hole in the wall with great food. Presentation was that of a 5 star! Didn't expect it. Little horses and cactus made from tortillas on my wrap. Impressive.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This park in Benson, AZ, has easy access from I-10 at exit 303. Upon arrival I was struck by the cleanliness of the park. Their groundskeeper is a constant presence every day keeping the park pristine. Roads are paved, and sites are either paved or gravel pull-thrus, or gravel back-ins. They do have rules here which they enforce, particularly about pet cleanliness. My only negative is that the gravel is large stones, which makes it somewhat difficult for pets and handicapped. Easy trip to Tombstone and Bisbee. The Observatory is free to guests. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park might be the cleanest, most well maintained RV park we've ever stayed in. Unfortunately, we only stayed 1 night because we were on our way towards the East coast. The bathrooms/showers were great. And though we didn't use them, the pool area and laundry room were clean and tidy also. There's​ a pool table in the clubhouse where hubby and I played a quick game. The woman who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. They offer their guests a free nightly show in their observatory but it was cancelled that night due to wind. The only negative was that we had no shade at our site. But we would highly recommend this park and would definitely stay here again. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Tombstone is an easy drive from this park and was our only outing since we only stayed 1 night. We wanted to visit Bisbee but didn't have time. There's an Ace Hardware and a grocery store right around the corner.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Best park ever. So clean you could eat off streets there are constantly staff sweeping streets etc. Doggie areas are fenced but on the small side and gravel. Pull through sites are not long enough to keep car hooked up but each have tree and picnic benches. Only a half hour drive to Tombstone. Loved looking through the microscope at the observatory. Highly recommend We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pull through
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you go to tombstone don't miss the graveyard. Super interesting and only $3. If you want to use the observatory you must sign up at office

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is well maintained and the sites are paved. Easy access to the interstate and nice day trips to Bisbee, Tombstone, Tucson, and a National Park. We went to Old Tucson and a fabulous Nature center. The observatory was closed for the three days we were there due to wind. The staff and facilities were exceptional. You won't be disappointed. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
I think 72
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice clean park, the paved pads are domed, which is weird and hard to level a large rig. The doggie runs are gravel, my dogs like grass.....even fake would be nice. The pool was wonderful except it needed skimming a few times a day as there were a lot of dead bugs on the surface. The trains are insane! Every 15 mins during the night all night, and blow the whistles all through town, nothing they can help but if your a light sleeper like me I didn't get any sleep! The WIFI only worked at the club house. The Observatory was very nice, I read some reviews after the fact that said you had to have a reservation, we didn't, we just walked in with our dogs , the guy welcomed us and we sat down, timed it right I guess. It was very informative. I was only there 2 nights. It really is a nice place for the money, but because of trains and WIFI issues I won't be back... We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure you get reservations well in advance for the caverns, we didn't and therefore missed seeing them. Safeway is handy as is Walmart. We filled our water bottles on the corner for .20 a gallon!

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice layout. And most sites are paved. The utilities are at the extreme rear of the sites. BUT. The water pressure is so low, as to not be usable. We had to fill our tank and use our pump. The man in the office said, it's because they are full. NOT acceptable. This answer means someone did not engineer the utilities properly when the park was built. I have stayed all over the country, at parks completely full, and had good water pressure. It is not possible to shower in your RV with the pressure here. And the WIFI is the same. Too slow to use. When I asked, I got the same answer. Park is full. STAY somewhere else. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are paved or gravel and were just long enough for our 42 foot 5th wheel. The area between the sites was very small, and the picnic tables are 2/3 size. The office staff stated that they did not help or answer phone calls in the 15 minutes before closing because they are always busy with other things. A train and/or a helicopter goes by every 20 minutes all night long. IF the observatory is open, it opens at exactly 7pm for 16 predesignated people only, and you must be there 30 minutes early. If you want to sign up to view, you'd better get into the office before 5:45pm or be ignored. We had four people in our party, two of which were kids, and were charged a premium for the seven year old but not the five year old. The Passport America discount is not half off. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Garmin GPS took us directly to the CG. Campground is just off the Benson 4th street, behind the Safeway grocery store on South Ocotillo Avenue. Front desk and staff very friendly and helpful. Credit cards accepted. No tent camping, cabins, or yurts. CG roads are asphalt in excellent condition, wide with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. FHU-20/30/50. Short-term visitors get asphalt, pull-thru sites but "arched" making leveling tricky. Longer term visitors get gravel, back-in sites. Comfortable space between sites, gravel with token landscaping. Pedestal at rear of sites with 4" threaded sewer connection just above ground level. Picnic tables but no patios. Numerous tall trees make satellite antenna placement tricky. No fires permitted. Good water pressure with "ok" taste. No office store. Restrooms/showers look brand-new, clean and modern (score "A"). Propane sales. Laundry has smaller, front-loading machines. No playground. Cable TV has limited channels. Tengo Wi-Fi free for short-term visitors with good speed and ample bandwidth. Verizon coverage at "5-bars"; 4G coverage at "4-bars". Fitness room, pool, spa, putting green, pickleball court, ham radio room with equipment (must be licensed), and a TELESCOPE OBSERVATORY. Loud, irritating railroad whistles "constantly" but minimal traffic noise. No recycle bins. Bug Report: no notable insect issues in February. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Benson is a nice, small town, a way-point along the interstate. Local landromat out-of-business. Wal-Mart. Safeway groceries with Starbucks. No national restaurant chains. Wendys, Little Ceasers, Subway. A Verizon store. Diesel at Chevron at $2.699. One bank. No Camping World or other RV stores but numerous RV mobile repair companies; see list on CG map. Ace hardware.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

2nd time staying here. Very clean park. Join in the clubhouse activities: e.g Valentine Dinner Dance, Saturday breakfast. Really strict on using the dog parks. Very convenient to area attractions: Tombstone, Bisbee, Willcox wineries, Pima Air and Space Museum, Kartchner Caverns, Tubac. Only 45 minutes to downtown Tucson. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Long rigs may have difficulty fitting on pull-through sites. You may also need an extension to your sewer hose on some sites. The tree provides nice shade. Try the restaurants in town (within walking distance): Magaly's, Pablos.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, level gravel large sites, but WiFi very spotty and lots of train whistles. Had to pay $30/mo as we were on monthly rate. Very friendly staff. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The reason I gave this a low rating is the noise from the train. You will hear 10-20 horn blasts at least 4-5 times a night. The tracks are less than a mile away. It's a shame otherwise I would give it an 8. Nice pool and jacuzzi. Small dog park. Telescope was closed. Close to town, but would never stay there again! We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Across from office
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really nice clean park. The rock sites are all back-ins and they are level but the paved pull thru sites aren't level and seem really short so if you've got a long rig you may want to ask for a back in. The people in the office are really nice and there is a nice heated pool, hot tub, very nice clubhouse with everything you'd need or want, and nice laundry room with lots of washer's and dryer's. It would be nice if there were a sink in the laundry room and also a change machine. You can walk to Safeway, Ace Hardware, and a few restaurants within minutes which is really nice. You can also walk to Walmart. This is a very safe park too. The only downside are the trains! They are very loud and run 24/7 and blow their horns at all hours. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shopped at Safeway and Walmart. Went to Tombstone and Sierra Vista. Ace Hardware has lots of cute outside yard deco.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent, very clean restrooms in great modern shape. Great pool and hot tub. Many of the sites are paved with room for your vehicle in the sites. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
87
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This rv park is also called an observatory. We signed up in the office for a night in the observatory. It is run by full timers who is very knowledgable of the solar system and beyond as well as how to operate the computer driven 16' telescope and observatory. We saw many different objects in the sky. Saturn, the twin stars, the moon to name a few. Well worth the stay here if you are passing through. You also cannot pass up Tombstone and Bisbee.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Another great park for Passport America. We stopped here for 1 week and ended up staying 3 weeks. Can not beat the price for what you get here. Would have gave it a 10 but there is train noise. It didn't bother us but it might some folks. Power great. Pool and hot tub. Will stay again if in the area.

Easy access to the I-10 and state hi ways: 80, 90, 182, 183. It is centrally located for many attractions. The whole town is clean & friendly. Sites offer some shade. Our site surface was asphalt and it featured a picnic table. Very nice pool & spa. Free ice. Great observatory show. Near to Tucson and Tombstone and other attractions. We went to the raceway in Tucson for 4th of July. Close to shopping in Benson and the post office. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The observatory has a showing (weather permitting) on odd calendar days. Fantastic, even for someone not versed in astronomy. A short drive from the park will get you to historic Tombstone, Bisbee and Ft. Huachuca. We went to Colossal Caves and Tucson Motor Speedway.

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