Distant Drums RV Resort

     


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

Sites: 158
Avg. Rate: $32

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Latitude: 34.6130870008419
Longitude: -111.864198446274

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 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
  • Excellent 124
  • Good 50
  • Average 12
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 1

191 Reviews

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jbrucemagon

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

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Harris England

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

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Richard & Liz L

Review Count: 24
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.

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AZSwede

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

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twowoofs

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

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JeffK

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

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MandalayJim

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects Passport America. We have stayed here several times. All the sites are concrete and the roads are asphalt. The electric is dependable, even on the hot day that we were there. You will be hard pressed to find a better park! We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Harris England

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

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cherrytree

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nicely manicured park with concrete slabs and pull-thrus (which cost extra). Lots of stuff was broken when we were here. The phones and WiFi were down, the hot tub was broken, the pool was too cold to swim in, but they still want a fortune to stay here, in the middle of nowhere. If you are visiting the casino, there is a free shuttle. Best attraction in the area is Fossil Creek. The check-in is excruciating. Took over 20 minutes even with no one ahead of us. They ask for way too much unnecessary personal information and hand type it in. Next time, we will simply stay in the casino lot next door for free than pay these prices. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Guinness

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We had first stopped at a neighboring campground that was full, so decided to stop at Distant Drums to see if they had availability, and they did. This is a beautifully manicured park with concrete sites that are level, and with full hook-ups. The sites are arranged such that not all of them are side by side. Access to the park is easy. The ladies working in the office were pleasant, but it appeared they were new at working there. There was an escort to the site. There was a nice laundry room, although several of the machines were out of order. The showers/bathrooms appeared clean. There is a fenced dog run. The only downside to the park is that the park wifi is practically non-existent, but we were told that at the time we registered. Wifi seemed to work well if you sat in the office. This park offers both Passport America and Good Sam discounts; however, there are many restrictions with the Passport America discount (no discounts in April). If you want to receive the Passport America discount, it's best to check the Passport America site to see when it can be used at this park, as it's very limited. We would stay here again if passing through the area. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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RFCN2

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice RV Park. The only ding is there is moderate road noise. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being lots of noise, to me this was a 4. The Wi-Fi here as we have come to expect on this most recent trip is pretty useless. We did get a pretty good Verizon 4G signal so used that instead. This park is all paved, medium sized spaces, friendly staff, very nice dog run area, pool, hot tub, and some additional facilities. It is close to the freeway, but as already stated, not too bad noise. You are close to both Cottonwood-Jerome and Sedona. But not right next to Sedona. So expect a 45 minute drive there. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Pawticket

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

As other reviews have reported, this is a very nicely equipped, maintained and (desert) landscaped park, with generously sized sites and friendly, helpful, mostly working-camper staff. There is some freeway noise, and, if your space is near the busy adjacent county road, the frequent rumble of traffic speeding over a cattle guard. The open desert lies just across that road, however, with superb dog walking, hiking and four-wheel-driving opportunities. Water pressure in the park fluctuates between very low to quite high. There are only six washer and dryer sets, one of which was not working during our stay, inadequate for a park of this size. There is a daily, unremarkable buffet at the affiliated casino, just across the freeway, with a free on-call shuttle. BUT, if internet access is important to you, find somewhere else. The park wi-fi is excruciatingly slow, when it works at all. Ditto for Verizon Wireless. So prepare to be functionally off-net for much of the time. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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saturn7

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a beautifully laid out RV park, rates a 10 for design and plantings, plus the red gravel. I thought the staff was very friendly, and as a previous reviewer mentioned there are helpers all over cleaning, directing and answering questions. We saw a rattler when we walked back from the hot tub in the evening so taking a flashlight is recommended! We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dreaming

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an easy park to get to off of the Interstate. There is good signage and a large parking area for registration. The park offers pull-in sites along the perimeter, some of which offer a spectacular view of the Verde Valley. They also have back-in sites and some pull-throughs. Park roads are paved and wide; however, a few sites are challenging to enter or exit. Sites are paved with a narrow, paved patio area and a picnic table. Some sites appeared to have too much of a slope. The park is immaculate and the gravel around each pad is raked when campers depart. The utilities were in the perfect location for our rig. There are pleasant plantings throughout the park and they have a nice-sized dog park. The park is covered in pea gravel, so they aren't struggling with trying to maintain grass. They have buried some large posts (railroad ties) to encourage male dogs to mark that area! They have a motion- activated lamp on a post, but a flashlight would still be welcome at night. Free WiFi is provided for one computer, but it was terribly slow. Cable is also free. We look forward to an opportunity to stay here again. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Pennylee

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is based on weekly rate. This is an excellent park with friendly staff. My husband used the showers and rated them terrific. They are very large individual private bathrooms. I did laundry and it was also very clean. My only complaint was needing to purchase cards to use in the washer/dryer. I had to wait about 10 minutes while they finished with the customers they were helping. Coin operated would be more helpful. If doing laundry get you card at check-in. This is an excellent location to visit all the area has to offer. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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