Distant Drums RV Resort

     


Camp Verde, Arizona
Phone: (928) 554-8000

Sites: 158
Recent Rate: $38 5/2015


Latitude: 34.6130870008419
Longitude: -111.864198446274

Submit Review

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

199 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

TJTrim

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

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This park exceeded our expectations. The sites are very well laid out with many being nose in (or nose out if a perimeter site) with spectacular views of the Verde valley and surrounding mountains. Full hook ups all worked as expected. Staff was friendly and helpful. Verizon 3G is spotty, 4G works well. Park WiFi was spotty, depending on time of day/usage. This is a good central location to see attractions in the area including Tuzigoot, Montezuma Castle and Well, Tonto Natural Bridge, Jerome and Sedona. Although located next to I-17, the noise from the highway was minimal due to the road being elevated. We would definitely recommend this park. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

blondeegal

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean park and our site was level which made for an easy set up. Sites are large, we were set up in #70, right across from office. The gentleman who helped us to our site was very informative and helpful about the area. We would definitely stay here again when passing through. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Went to Sedona, beautiful as always, but crazy busy. Did the Verde Canyon Train ride-very relaxing and enjoyable. The Copper Museum is very interesting in Clarkdale.

Also, visited the old town part of Cottonwood (loved Larry's Antiques!).

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

SteelHorseRider

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife and I stayed at Distant Drums RV Resort for close to a month. We used this park as a jump-off point to see all the sights in the area. The park is huge, with no full timers. The service was very helpful and check-in didn't take long. This is however one of those parks that insist that someone take you to your spot and monitor your parking in your space. Although the park was almost full and the sites have plenty of room in between, the road into the spaces can be tight if you are not used to backing in. I have a 40 ft. rig with a trailer and the guy was impressed that I got it in on one try. We were in space 141. The hookups were all good. The only bad thing is their sewer hookups. You can't get a good seal. We run an on line business and the connection here is bad. Our Verizon hot spot was weak and the park's Wi-Fi is iffy. I advise getting a VPN while using any public Wi-Fi for security. We contacted the desk after a week and they were able to move us to space #43 which made the connection better but not great. Our satellite worked great. Some spots have a picnic table. We never used the pool but it looked clean. The freeway close by does have some noise but you get used to it. The people working at the park always keep the park clean. There are several restrooms which are newish and the showers are very nice and always clean. The laundry area is nice with several washers and dryers but the only bad thing is that you have to get a card and put money on it. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

My tips to staying here are do your homework on everything in the area to see because there is so much. When you're driving always use your cruise control because Camp Verde is a Highway Patrol base and they are everywhere pulling people over which is great to save lives but, not if you have a heavy foot. I always use my cruise control and look for speed limits in new places.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

fidalgo

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, well cared for. We only had two issues which we are not real thrilled about. It seems like a fair amount of the staff smoked so the park seemed very smoker friendly so if you smoke great. Also, the sites are not level and if you use blocks to level it may a little tough. Overall nice place. We would stay here again. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Very close to Montezuma Well and Castle, Fort Verde and casino. About a half hour from the other attractions in the area Jerome, Sedona, Slide Rock, Toozigut, etc.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

RDRV

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Check in easy, had reservation for specific site and got it. Park easy to maneuver, even big rigs no problem. Escort to site that knew slope and actually knew how to help! Great job! Watched how others were placed and always great with helping. They have limited pull thru sites so make reservation if you want one. Pull thru's long enough so you do not have to unhook. Sites raked after each person. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Like I said before, make reservation if you want a pull thru.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

Ron_H

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We started out with an error in our reservation and a site that we could not get level on but the park handled both issues well and looked after us. We were in one of their "motorhome" sites that are drive-in which was almost as convenient as a pull-thru and we had ample parking for our toad. The site and patio were concrete, surrounded by grass and trees/shrubs. We'll be back. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Montezuma Castle and Well, Jerome, Sedona, Verde Vally Railroad and much more all within an easy day-trip distance.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

OSUTRIKERS

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

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with paved roads and pads. Great facilities, including pool, hot tub, laundry, workout center. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

rfarkle

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything about this park is nice. The check-in at the office was done professionally and pleasantly. The guy who directed us to our site was polite and helpful, and the facility itself is nicely kept. We stopped en route to Utah and would stay here again any time. A very nice spot. My only complaint is that the pull-through spaces are very tight with very little space between. It could have been our own space, as we got the last one available, so maybe the others are wider. There are trees planted, but not big enough to provide shade during summer months. This park caters to adults but does not prohibit children. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Park provides a shuttle to a nearby casino, however we did not use it.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

jbrucemagon

Review Count: 136
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Nicely laid out park with attractive plantings and raked gravel around sites. Water pressure a little low, Wi-Fi limited to one device and was slow. Utility connections were easy. Site pads - some cement, some gravel - were somewhat sloped. Office staff service was uneven. Nice hiking trails around park. Rate reflects week-long stay. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

Harris England

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Good Sam's discount. This is one of our favourite campsites and our 4th visit. It is clean, well maintained and well tended shrubs and plants. The roads are tarmac with hard standing sites. Friendly staff, shown to site on arrival and trash collection from site, these two features are becoming more rare at campsites. There is a free shuttle to the casino if required. Easy access from the I-17 but very little highway noise. We certainly recommend and as stated before we would give a perfect 10 but the poor wifi lets them down, a feature that is needed in this technological age. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

AZSwede

Review Count: 128
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

I simply do not give out 10s but this is as close to one as I can get. The place is spotless, the staff is great, etc - what more can I say. We have been here many times - use it for our first night out, last couple of nights coming home - best laundry we have ever seen in now 168 parks we have stayed in, and for when we want to spend time up there for Sedona, etc. Highly recommend. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

twowoofs

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Paid $18 with Passport America rate for 1 night only. Very nice park with a nice pool, hot tub, large patio, and large kitchen, I'm guessing for groups. All sites do not have tables but large sites and paved. The whole park slopes a little downhill but not too much that it affects getting your rig level with a few blocks. Very nice showers. I will stay here again We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

lyzzards

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best parks in AZ. Roads are paved, sites are concrete and level. The park is very well maintained - the gravel between sites is raked everyday. There is a very good pet run and a great path through the desert to walk your dog. There is a little road noise but the convenient access from the highway and shuttle to the casino easily offsets the noise. The showers are clean and private (large enough for 2). Pool is nice. They also have multiple events and pot luck dinners during the month. Definitely will stay here again. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

JeffK

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This site is one of Good Sam's top 100 sites. It probably does get 10/10/10 on their scale, but it lacks character and atmosphere. It sits on the side of Interstate 17, with some sites as close as 20 uninterrupted yards to the highway; the traffic noise is obvious. Most sites have no views. Our site had one of the few small areas of grass in front of it, but looked over a construction storage site. The location is poor. You are over 20 miles to Sedona, and apart from the local casino 400 yards away, you are 3-4 miles from Camp Verde, which consists of a small number of local businesses and a handful of restaurants. You can understand why this is simply a stopover site. Accepts Good Sam and one night Passport America at $21. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

Harris England

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of our favourite campsites. The rate reflects for this stay a summer special discount. Once again the sites are clean and well maintained as are the pool and spa area. Very helpful friendly staff. As ever our only minus point is that the Internet is very flaky/poor but we really do recommend this campsite and will certainly stay here again. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No

Undo

Folks who viewed this campground also viewed:

Are you affiliated with Distant Drums RV Resort?

Pre-Register below to access free and enhanced features coming in the near future.

PLANNED ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDE:

Access Icon

Expanded Access & Listings

Access to marketing tools, ability respond to reviews and monitor performance as well as expanded listings.

Page Insights Icon

View Page Insights & Stats

Essential Marketing resources, page insights, daily reports, setup and manage notifications of newly posted reviews.

Reviews Icon

Manage your reviews

Review and respond to customer feedback, post review replies.

Manage Icon

Manage your RV Park Reviews Page

Expand your listing, Add photos and videos, update business details and more.

Helpful Tools Icon

Helpful Tools

Access the Help Center. Business development tools, forms and other tools to encourage your campers to post and promote your park. Widgets and Badges for use on your Park website.


More Information about our Campground Owner Management and its enhancements are coming very soon. Features subject to change.