Loved this park, lots of hiking trails, spacious sites, good Verizon and AT&T coverage, close to town for groceries / supplies but very quiet and feeling that you are a long way away from civilization in the campground. Loved it, will return, already have a stay planned here next spring. - DRFink
This probably one of our favorite parks of all time. The views were awesome. The birds were awesome and the hosts were attentive. A storm set in one day when we were out and they rushed over to close our small awnings. Walking in the park was a treat with all the wildlife. We would definitely return and would love to in the spring during bird migration. - rickimcm
This is a beautiful park, though a little crowded when full. Some of the campgrounds have more shade than others. We stayed five nights during the Verde Valley Birding Festival. The campground was very quiet at night. - morsev
At first glance it seemed to have a lot of full timers, but they are nice. The spot we had was in the river area with a great view and easy access so the kids could go fishing. We didn't spend a lot of time here but that is only because there is so much to do so close. Will be back next year - Emma P.
1st Impr: A dry desert hill. Customer is not valued. Reservations consisted of pull in Sunday, pay on Mon. I agreed to pay cash on Mon. BUT card charged on Sat, before arrival. Most spots cannot accommodate LG RVs. Noone to call. Took a spot so RV would fit, sent them email. Mon: Lawn guy grumbled we aren't supposed to be here. Continues with rude glances our way. Called office asking why they ch'd our card: bookkeeping excuse. Told to move, but already set up. Customer is not valued in this place. - GypsyAnna
Looked a little a sketchy, but ended up being fine. Great location for site seeing. On the river means about a 15, go drop down an embankment. Our trailer is 34 feet and was difficult to park. Some bigger Rigs ended up pulling out. - buckingthenorm
Nice little park with a lot of permanent resident sites. Felt very much like a "neighborhood". VERY friendly staff and welcome gifts given. The "lounge" was a bonus area to be able to stretch out and search Internet (very good Wi-Fi connectivity) or read. Laundry was fine and bathrooms were clean. Lots of shopping and dining nearby. You have a very busy road to pull onto, so keep that in mind when making a left turn. - mallardcamper
This small aging park is home to mostly permanent residents who have no plans to use their RVs for travel and to seasonal residents who aren't fussy about the appearance of their surroundings. We found it adequate for a short stay to tour the area. Our site was spacious, level and shaded. Staff was friendly and helpful. Wifi was initially slow and unreliable, but there times when it was fast, reliable, and robust. Dogs were not allowed on the few patches of grass in the park!? - Roger H.
Rate paid is based on a one month stay. Most of the sites here are occupied by permanents. About a dozen sites are reserved for short term stays, though some of those are seasonal occupants. We had what seemed to be the best site in the park, #54. Our door opened onto the grassy area next to the restrooms so we only had neighbors on one side of us. Each site has a picnic table. Even though the park is on busy hwy 89A, it is nice and quiet at night. Everyone in the park was very friendly, staff was very helpful. Location is convenient to shopping and a short drive to Jerome or Sedona. Park WiFi worked intermittently, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes it dropped you. Verizon signal was good. Lots of trees in the park provide welcome shade on hot days. Sites are a little close together. - Metamorphosis Road
We stayed six days under PA and used it as a base for visiting Sedona and the surrounding sites. Very quiet and nice location in the Verde Valley, out of town about 4 miles and away from hustle and bustle. Spacious gravel sites with large trees. Nice clubhouse with Wi-Fi and grill. Laundry area is clean and nice but requires stored value cards that you have to buy for $2 and then load in $5 increments. So you are practically guaranteed to forfeit some money on the card plus the $2 fee. We would stay here again, given the location and setting. - Newbergs
This was our first time staying here, and we really enjoyed this preserve. We were only here for 2 nights, so we stayed in the "H" section, without really investigating other areas of the park. It worked out fine for us, but if you want to be closer to the pool/hot tub, the "B" section would be better. The computers were down at the guard shack, so we could not be advised as to which 50 amp sites were still available. The ranger told us that the manager treats the 50 amp sites as "rentals". We were fine with 30 amp for the 2 nights we were here. The scenery is beautiful, and Cottonwood is only about 10 minutes away, and has all the conveniences you may need. Will definitely return! - henny38
The setting of this campground is desert but with enough trees to provide some welcome shade. Many campsites have patches of green grass which is watered and protected by “keep pets off the grass” signs. There are three camping areas. One area, “M Section,” is reserved for long term residents and out of play for those of us who are touring the country. The second area, “H Section” is near the primary Activity Center. This is where the restaurant and store are and where there’s live music a few nights each week. There’s also a nifty mini-golf course – one of the nicest we’ve seen in a Thousand Trails. The third area, “B and C Section,” is farther from the gate but is near a very nice pool and spa, the pickleball courts, playground, and another nice lodge. (There’s another, more distant campground, “A Section,” that is designated for group camping.) I’d say that the second and third campground areas are both attractive choices. If you plan to use the pool you’ll want B and C Section. If you want to be a bit closer to the Activity Center (and campground exit for that matter) you’ll want H Section. There are premium 50 amp sites scattered around the campground and people who use them pay an extra fee of $3, $4, or $5 for using them. I’m sure there’s a reason for the differing amounts but I don’t know what it is. There are a variety of campsite configurations. Many of those that are pull through are “double sites” in which two campers are parked back to back, pointing in opposite directions. However, even in that configuration there’s usually a larger “front yard” that is shared with the one of the campers in the next double site. It’s a workable setup and those sites are quite popular. The campground has added cabins and, in addition to the campground set aside specifically for long term use has sold several sites for annual use. Still, there were many nice sites available all the time we were there. This, though, is a popular campground and there are certain times of the year when it is full. This campground is a real winner for Thousand Trails and we’re already looking forward to future visits here. - nazpaz