8.6 Excellent
     
Camp Verde, Arizona

Distant Drums RV Resort

Camp Verde, Arizona



583 W Middle Verde Rd
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322
Phone: (928) 554-8000

Sites: 158
Recent Rate: $33 2/2017

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Latitude: 34.613087000842
Longitude: -111.86419844627
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
  • $1.75 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.75
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

251 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 6 nites. Definitely rated 10. Easy on off Rte 17. Maintenance passed every 30 minutes to pick up garbage, rake gravel around vacated sites and clean pads. Had RV washed by "Gary's Mobile Wash" good job on MH and tires ($75 and $15/wheel,$135). Nice dog park also. Shuttle to casino (me a novice gambler won $170 on penny slots with free $10 membership). WIFI ??? problem. Staff voluntary. Mostly helpful. Some knowledgeable, novice staff ??. Many places to visit. Sedona a must see!! Would definitely stay here when in area. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
96
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Park map does not show North. If site faces North, no shade on patio after noon. If site face South, patio shaded after noon.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Please note that the actual service here is very good. My rating reflects our opinion of management. They say that they do not guarantee a particular site, but in the past 10 years we always got the one requested. This year we requested a certain site since it was Christmas and we wanted to decorate the tree in that site. We requested it a year in advance for a one month stay and were told the site was ours. One week before arriving we were told that the site was given to someone else. They were bigger, newer and staying longer so we got bumped. The bottom line is that you can't count on getting the site you want. This is especially true if you stay less than a month. Next year we will stay in a nearby state park! I should also mention that the sites are very unlevel. We had to use ramps even though the site is paved. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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: 68
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

Very nice park with concrete pads. Neighbors are pretty close together. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Casino nearby. Lots of points of interest in the area.

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

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

This is our second stay at Distant Drums & was even more enjoyable than the first (which was great). This park is immaculate, they spend a lot of time & effort keeping it clean & well trimmed. When we arrived the gravel area had been raked & the concrete pad was very clean. The roads are a bit narrow so it is a bit tight backing into spots but they help you get into it, we arrived after the office closed this last time but where able to get our 40' trailer in its spot on our own. We definitely will be back in this park in the future. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Only 15-20 minute drive to Sedona but half the price of RV park there.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Beautiful park easy to find off I-17. Paved roads to sites with concrete pads and flawless landscaping. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 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: 29
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

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

Beautiful campground and the only one in the area able to accommodate 45' motor homes. Check-in was seamless and rate was readjusted to a weekly rate when we arrived since we were staying 7+ nights. Well-guided into our site. Rigs are facing in opposite directions so we were pretty close to our neighbor on the driver's side. Patio side was spacious. Park is maintained beautifully with light gravel and desert landscaping throughout. Gravel is raked daily. Several activities were scheduled over Halloween weekend and invites were handed out or taped to our door as well as signage near the entrance. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Montezuma's Castle NM, Montezuma's Well NM & Tuzigoot National Monument are close by and very interesting. Jerome is well worth a visit and Red Rock Canyon and Sedona are close too. Page Springs has several excellent wineries.

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Review Count: 253
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 45

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

This is a well maintained RV Resort, staff were helpful at check in. Interior roads are paved and big rig access is good for most sites, however some of them are very tight, including the one we stayed in. We had a pull in site which was just long enough and had a great view of a freeway sign, our site was level with a concrete pad and had zero privacy. The pull in sites purport to have a mountain view, some do, some don't, so be careful when choosing your site! We would not stay here again, there are better RV Parks in Camp Verde. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

VERY Tight spaces, nice people at check in with escort to your site. Clean facilities and tons to do in the area. A casino is just across the freeway with a free shuttle and $15 free cash. Sites #35-45 are ideal. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Concrete
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

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here one week at the weekly rate. Easy on-off from I-17. Check-in staff was very courteous and informative. Escort to site and assist with parking. All roads are paved and easy to navigate. Our site (#47) was a concrete pull-in site with grass along the front and faced north to the mountains. We had a nice pine tree to our left side that gave us shade in the afternoon but did not block our satellite. All utilities and cable worked well. The site is double wide and you park your car next to the rig. There is a dog park with doggy bags provided. Thrash is picked up each day in the AM. The grounds are immaculate and common areas are a combination of small pebbles and grass that are raked and cleaned every time a new guest checks-in. During our stay the CG has numerous events for the guests free-of-charge. One night there was a Indian tribal dance and buffet. Another evening they had Indian craft making. They have a pool, hot tub and library. The laundry room is immaculate as are the showers. The CG gives you a $15 coupon/person to use at the Casino. When in this area again we will stay here. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
47
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Go to the Cliff Casino and sign up for the Castle Club card. It gives you an additional $5 on top of the CG $15 as a new member and 20% discount on casino restaurants: Johnny Rockets and others.

Many opportunities for day trips: ghost town of Jerome, Montezuma's Castle, Sedona, etc. Close to restaurants and The Cliff Castle Casino.

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Review Count: 240
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this campground! The park in immaculate with wide internal roads. The staff very pleasant and welcoming. Complementary coffee and popcorn at the office. Despite its proximity to I-17, it was surprisingly quiet. Free shuttle service to and from the Cliff Castle Casino, also within walking distance, which has an eclectic group of restaurants (we loved Johnny Rockets, a retro-50s style eatery with 5-cent juke boxes at every table. There are some ants around the pad sites, but the staff responds quickly to keep this potential issue under control. I would definitely plan to stay here again if in the area! We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Convenient to the Prescott State Forest, Jerome, Montezuma's Castle and Well, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Red Rock Park

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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 23

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

We have stayed at this park several times and love it. We had not given it a perfect 10 before due to poor wifi but they have upgraded and for our 5 night stay it was robust and perfect so now a 10. The staff are great and very visible throughout the park. The grounds are extremely well maintained and tidy and pretty considering it is a desert location. Very good concrete pads with easy access, pool and spa, excellent library, restrooms, pet area and "clubhouse" also trash pickup from site. We hope to return early 2017. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful Sedona is half an hour away, Cottonwood and historic Jerome also half an hour away. Take the Verde Valley Railroad trip from Clarksdale .

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This RV Park is very clean, minimum grass due to the region but clean, paved roads, decomposed granite or cement pads, cement patios, some trees. Our spot was one of few with 3 large pines for great shade. Nice clean pool, clean office with small store. The park provided a 4th of July burger and dogs meal. Some highway noise, easy on and off from I-17. I would stay here again. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots of day trips in the area, NPS, Sedona, Jerone.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

The "resort" is okay. Not much privacy, though.

When I was checking in, a woman in her late 50s / early 60s was very unfriendly. She may want to find a different job that does not involve customer service or working with the public.

Pool was nice.

WiFi is HORRIBLE! My Yahoo mail account would not even load on my computer.

So, mixed reviews. Somethings were okay and somethings were not. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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
No

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

We stayed in our 45' rv for 3 nights. Nice concrete pads and room for our tow. Staff was very nice. Shower facility was private and very clean. Near the freeway but did not hear any noise. A couple of planes took off nearby, but only a couple in 3 days. 25 minute drive to Sedona. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
38 pull in
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Tips for other Campers:

25 minute drive to Sedona. Lots of round a bouts would be difficult with a big rig.

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

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

We use Distant Drums a lot as it is a perfect distance for us for first or last night out. Sometimes we use it for going to Sedona for a few days. They had had some issues a while back and they have addressed them and are working on others. But our stay was great and the staff super. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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