20 Parks near Cottonwood, Arizona
Sep 2016 - $14.00
I heard the park looked old and worn, but I'm not a hoity-toity type person with high expectations of resort type accommodations anyway. I was looking for a relatively nice, safe place to park my home that was convenient enough for me to explore nearby attractions for a while and I found that here. I was there from June through September, 2016 and enjoyed my time with the Rio Verde as my backyard in what they call riverfront section. Although the river is not really visible from the sites too much, but there are nice little paths to get down there. And I liked looking onto a bluff in front rather than another RV. It's true that the front part looks a bit run down and the sites seem closer together there. I don't think I would have liked being in that part due to that and the closeness to the road. With as few RV parks as there are in this area, I wish they weren't removing some of those river sites in favor of park models or little cabins, though, but that seems to be the plan from what I've heard. Due to a great location and super friendly management, I'd stay here again, but not sure if my only option was that front section, though. - Journeyer
Sep 2015 - $1.00
Don't let all the Zen/Tao mindfulness on their website fool you. This is just another RV park. Service of the staff and responsiveness was pretty good. We had two real problems while we were there. First was a problem with water service which was fixed within a couple hours, second was the WIFI service which was TERRIBLE and we actually lost service for nearly a week just before we left. Lots of full timers here and for the most part they are harmless but there are certainly some characters. Beautiful scenery and if you want to be close to Sedona without spending Sedona money this is the place!!! About 15 minutes from Sedona. The local area has some great restaurants.
Rio Verde is acceptable. We were there for 4 months doing contract work. Nothing spectacular. - redhedmedic
Apr 2015 - $32.00
We loved this park because the staff was helpful and friendly and selected us a great site according to our requirements. We dry camp and are used to not having amenities, though the basics at this park were fine. I thought this park was great for what we paid. Yes, there were live-ins, but they were friendly and in my opinion, only a couple of the rigs were run down. - Shughes
Apr 2014 - $30.00
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
Apr 2014 - $30.00
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.
Apr 2014 - $16.00
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
6400 E. Thousand Trails Rd Cottonwood, Arizona 86326 (map) | (928) 567-9562
Sites: 366 | Latest Rate: $1.00 | 69 Reviews
Feb 2017 - $1.00
We've been here a week so far and really like the park. Lots of closed sites due to electrical issues but it is apparent they are working on electrical upgrades. In fact, our post has both 30 amp and 50 amp outlets now but the 50 aml is not yet energized. Pool is closed for winter but we don't use pools anyway. Free WiFi in all three lodges. We are even able to get good WiFi from our site. Verizon is spotty from our site though. - jprisbe
Oct 2016 - $3.00
This camp has every amenity known, and it all works. It is very clean and well maintained. We had no problems at all in all had a good time. My only ill feeling was it seems to cater to long time visitors. A lot of them go in using Thousand Trails. When their time is up the move to Bureau of Land Management land at the top of the hill - it is dry camping. Then, as soon as possible they move back down into the RV park. Transients like us, who stayed only a couple of days are not welcomed by either the residents or the staff. About 10 am on our last day a couple approached us and asked when we were going to vacate their site. They were coming back from the top of the hill and wanted their site back. They had fixed it up with stones around it and had planted some flowers. Checkout time is noon. It's a little strange. But, they were very polite and said 'please vacate our site'. - The Penguin
Aug 2016 - $3.00
There are both pull through and back in sites; they try to utilize the sites back to back so the street sides are together and you are looking at your neighbor's front yard. There are a lot of full time resident. The electric aspect was OK and water quality was good. The park is trying to put in more 50amp sites but the local electric company will not update the park's electric so there are many sites unavailable. As with all TT, they have a nice pool and recreation area. They are fairly close to the Verde River but it's brown and unappealing. It's kind of a long walk to get to it, down the mountain and into a wash, then to the river. There are walking trails through the mountains surrounding the park. The best place to let your dogs run loose is in the wash area. The sites are nice and level. The only thing we did not like was the unfriendly full time residents, and the signs all over the grassy areas "no pets on grass." These signs are not just by the main recreation areas, but next to RV sites. They do have a small dog park and grassy area for the dogs around it, but it's not very convenient. The wifi at your campsite was almost non-existent; no cable and not many TV stations. - Kerch Family
Feb 2017 - $30.00
This is a beautiful park, and very large. Plenty of activities, including many trails that are dog friendly. We took our bikes, but it rained 2 of the three days we were there so we didn't ride. Unfortunate because it's a great place to ride a bike. Campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. We camped in Coopers Hawk Loop, which has a nice wood-chip loop trail in the center used as a pet relief walk. Our site, #85, was plenty long for our MH and toad, but it had a incline at the front, so it would be very difficult to keep the toad connected and still get the MH level. We disconnected, so we were able to keep the MH in the flat portion. There's a two-lane dump station near the entrance. This was my first dump station experience, and it was a piece of cake. - mtmsf
Dec 2016 - $35.00
We stayed in Quail loop, down nearer to the river. The sites had plenty of room and it was very quiet. The campground got pretty busy but it was still not noisy. The host was available if needed; but not intrusive. I walked the dogs all over the park on trails and roads. Plenty of places to go. Unfortunately, many are not picking up after their pets adjacent to and within the campground. C'mon people!! Clean up after your dogs! - Hungry Horse Android
Oct 2016 - $30.00
We have always been very happy with our stays at AZ state parks, and this one is no exception! Lovely setting, very convenient to the cool little town of Jerome, about a 45 minute drive to Sedona and all it offers. Nice, large sites which are DECENTLY spaced. There are three loops for RVs and a seperate loop for tenters. We stayed in the Red-tail hawk loop and liked it just fine. The quail loop is $5 more and is a bit more mature so offers more shade, but the sites are a little closer together. Great hiking in the park and several trails continue into National Forest land which is beautiful. Most sites are big rig friendly. Useable Verizon, and clear sky for sattelite. - Jerry and Betsy
Oct 2016 - $64.00
Just to preface my review, when I'm paying $64/night for a campsite, I expect more than when I'm paying under $40. My initial impression when we pulled in was not good, but this campground grows on you. It is more rustic than the name "resort" implies to me. There was nothing resort-like about it. That being said, the natural spring and stream running through the campground is really lovely and unique. On the other side of the campground, there is access to Oak Creek. The bathrooms and showers were clean. Our site had a cement patio next to a gravel/dirt pad. Nice firepits, picnic table and grill. The firewood can be purchased by the wheelbarrow for $8, which is a good price--and the wood burned beautifully. They have a very large DVD library and check out for free--this is good because there is very limited reception and absolutely no cell service (Verizon). The roads were pretty tight and we saw several units struggle to maneuver around the corner, but of course, everyone ultimately gets into their space. Site 16 has truly beautiful views out the windows because we can see/hear the waterfall fed by the springs. My niece and her family stayed in one of the cabins, and it was super cute (but pricey). There are numerous really old, over grown, partly dead trees and the grounds did not look well maintained. Interestingly, there are several skunks and raccoons in the large tree by the office at dusk...kind of fun to watch. My only serious complaint is that they charge $20/day for a guest. I have never experienced such a high charge for a guest, and it influenced my rating. Lots of locals come up on the weekend, but on weekdays, the park seemed very quiet and less crowded....we stayed here one week. - Smashcamp
Sep 2016 - $52.00
Stayed here with another couple who brought along their Casita. Very busy office (it was a weekend) and location is extremely popular with families however, they strictly enforce quiet times so no worries there. Lots of shade and we were on a dead end past the spring and pond so did not get a lot of traffic. If you are in the sites near the office (probably best for class A rigs) you will constantly get traffic as that is the turn around for everyone arriving or departing. Hook ups at our site were in the back but there appeared to be variety throughout the sites so ask if you want a specific side to attach utilities. Water, electric and sewer at site all functional. Pool and spa clean and maintained daily. Playground and outdoor sports (horseshoes, basketball) areas as well as a variety of equipment and games available for rent. Very small store with bare necessity supplies is cash only. We spent a day visiting two of the wineries and a fish hatchery in the area. Would definitely return! - pyrthkr
Apr 2016 - $68.00
Stayed here for 5 nights while visiting family in Sedona. This campground is centrally located to area attractions. Great value for a full hookup site. We had site #1 which backed up to the stream. End site with no one on curb side of unit. Television reception is null. if you are looking to spend your time inside your unit watching TV this is not the place for you. Although I thought that going without satellite hookup would be devastating. I found it to be quiet and relaxing. This is too nice of an area not to be outside. The office does lend DVDs at no cost for the evening movie.
I would definitely stay there again if we are in the area. - camp4evr
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Positives: Level site, large shade trees, flowing stream through the park with nice water plants, friendly host, four decent boutique wineries within bicycle distance (good idea if you do four tastings in a row), not too many mosquitoes, and fishing in nearby Oak Creek. Some sites near Oak Creek have fire rings. Traffic on Page Springs Road is not too heavy and light at night.
Negatives: Office and club house are old and dated trailers, gravel in the park long ago was pushed into the dirt. It will be muddy after rain. Park rules are not posted on their website. You only learn that firearms are prohibited after making a reservation. During dinner hours, diners at the restaurant at the park entrance partially block the entrance road. It would be easy to scrape an RV against a bumper while entering after dark. I recommend entering from the north to avoid a hairpin turn. I would rate the park higher if it respected campers 2nd amendment rights and had fresh gravel.
We did not have a Verizon data connection but did have cell phone service. We could receive three digital TV channels. No cable TV available.
This park is not a resort but could achieve that status with upgrades. - RudyBaga
Apr 2016 - $23.00
Nice park, small river nearby. No activities. Stayed here as it's so close to Sedona and so many hikes in that area. Small back in site. Lot spacing was nearby with some shade. Site surface was dirt and features a picnic table. - John WD Smith
Nov 2015 - $13.00
Nice little park with small creek running through it and a few ducks wandering around. Friendly staff, small clean laundry, they no longer offer cable tv due to cost to restructure to digital but they have put a flat screen tv in their small recreation building. Water pressure is only 25# and they inform you of this, wifi is through Tengo, over air tv reception is good I got 7 channels. They do charge a $3 per day Resort Fee (?). There is a wildlife refuge across the road with a trail. The entrance is one-way and a little steep but short. There is also a restaurant right at the entrance (not part of the park). - Critter
Feb 2017 - $38.00
Some confusion at check-in, due to multiple hosts doing the same thing. The $38 for a one night stay is very expensive compared to the monthly rate of $380. Sites are level and most of them are of good size, but there are a few narrow ones. Don't accept sites F1, F2, F3 or F5 if you have a slide-out in the rear on starboard side. That slide-out will cover your concrete sitting area completely. Most of the sites are occupied by long term residents. The RV park is quiet ... yes! There is a picnic table present at the site. There's no pool, no cable, one restroom, two showers and three washers and dryers. Wi-Fi is acceptable. There are obviously a few people streaming movies in the evening what makes the Wi-Fi slow for the rest. Dear owner, there is simple way to distribute the bandwidth equally between your guests. We will be back! - Bluesbirdy
Dec 2016 - $40.00
Park office was closed when we had to book however I called the after hours number. Gave us a site and we found it no problem.
Excellent service. Great campground. Good sams choice.
Highly recommend. - Cheryl and Ron Burke
Aug 2016 - $40.00
What a gem! Great value and very good facilities. Relatively small, close to I-17 and a Casino that offers shuttle service. Tremendous club house. Laundry facilities that are clean, pool,spa all this with a very pleasant and helpful staff. Escort to your site as well. Very good wifi.
Thoroughly recommend this park. - TGA2016
Feb 2017 - $15.00
This is a park in transition. New owners are making changes to the resort, adding getaway cabins and improving facilities. Presently, sites are grass and gravel with convenient utilities. A new laundry and restroom facility is clean and a good change from the past. Staff was friendly and helpful, the office now in the old KOA building in the campground. There was some hint that PPA would not be honored soon. The location is quiet, permanent residents are located in the back of the campground, nearest the Verde River. Wouldn't be our first choice but could return here in the future. - SilverBear
Sep 2016 - $20.00
The park was peaceful and quiet. The sites were large and shady, gravel and grass. The young owners are making updates to the park and when finished it will be great! Dog friendly. - Wolfpugs
Sep 2015 - $10.00
This was our first time in this park. I do realize that the park was just sold, and they do have big plans to upgrade the park. We will stay here again. Very friendly staff, grounds are well kept, very little leveling required. Just a safe and comfortable feeling. We camped here in our motorhome. - Walter Pfiitze
Feb 2017 - $33.00
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. - Long Island Mac
Jan 2017 - $24.00
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. - california mike
Nov 2016 - $39.00
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. - Gee Force
Feb 2017 - $20.00
We have stayed here several times in the past few years. The owners are friendly, helpful and busy. The CG is small and busy. There are many permanent/long term residents but they welcome transient RVers as well. If there is a drawback it would be I-17 just outside the concrete wall on the north edge of the CG. Utilities are well placed and dependable, concrete patios. There is decent separation between sites, roads are gravel and sites are crushed rock. Hot tub and laundry are clean and accessible. We enjoy our stays here and will return when in the area. - SilverBear
Nov 2016 - $19.00
Nice little park right next to I-17. Noise was not an issue at this time of year, but maybe during nice weather with windows open. Owner was friendly at check in, offering to guide me into site. There are about 20 ota channels. Wifi (free) proved to be pretty much useless. Laundry 3 washers $1.50 & 4 Dryers $1.00 There is a Bashas supermarket Walgreens, CVS in town and a few gas stations. Rate is based on weekly rate. - Critter
Jul 2016 - $22.00
Convenient to Route 17 and PPA accepted which is why we chose this place. Stayed two days and spent very little time in our camper. Convenient to Sedona, Cottonwood, and Jerome, as well as the Montezuma National Monument in Camp Verde.
Visited all the above and came back to our camper only to sleep.
Management was very accommodating, however WiFi not so good. We got our money's worth. - PARTYOF2