74 Parks near Fort Mcdowell, Arizona
Jan 2017 - $33.00
I agree with many of the previous posts, very clean, level site, great mountain view, sites are spacious in my opinion. The office staff is very kind and helpful. I can't comment on the pool and spa but I'm hoping to try them out. The casino is very close and the town of Fountain Hills has everything we have needed so far. Very good Wi-Fi and cable TV. The bathrooms and showers are kept very clean. We have made reservations to winter in 2018. - rskrbina
Nov 2016 - $45.00
This is a well run clean park with great views. The office staff was helpful and friendly. One of the nicer parks we have stayed in. It is a little further out then we wanted to be from Phoenix, but the park views made up for it. - MOTOR1
Nov 2016 - $37.00
Nice place, very quiet, good dog park. The only negative is the Wifi. Another park that does not put enough into having a good wifi. People need it these days. I could rarely get on and when we left, we were told that the best wifi in there in the office, year, that is where I want to go every time I need to get on. - Randy Campbell
Feb 2015 - $3.00
The whole Salt River Recreation Area which this dry camping area is part of has problems relating to dry camping with RVs. They have shut down two areas where dry camping had been available and so now, this is the only one left where RVs can still park. In cutting costs, they no longer have any park hosts as well and the ranger only drives through evidently not noticing the dumpster overflowing with trash. This place has become crowded and noisy since there is no place left to camp unless you are tent camping. Too bad, this is a beautiful spot. If we stay here again we will drive over first to make sure we can get our rig in due to crowding. - Kent and Margaret
Jan 2015 - $3.00
As the other post say, this location has two large parking lots. There are vault toilets that are kept clean. The park rangers pass through the park several times a day and the local sheriffs pass through at least once. With that said I know of three generators that have been stolen here over the past four years. Why the high rating, simple. The views here are so much better than the large rv parks in Mesa. We enjoy boondocking and having a natural surrounding. If you need to be entertained this is not the place for you. - Silver Tex
Mar 2013 - $6.00
This is two fairly clean, near-level asphalt parking lots. I say fairly clean because of a small amount of broken glass, a few irresponsible dog owners, and a small band of wild horses. There are no specific sites, just pick a spot. It's usually very quiet during quiet hours (10 PM to 6 AM); at other times there can be generators, early anglers, partying, and aircraft noise. Hosts are friendly and helpful. On earlier visits, Verizon data service usually worked well, but during my last stay in 2013 mid-March, data service was very slow when it worked at all. Previous reviews have listed places to buy Tonto passes; they're also sold at the Safeways at 1855 N. Power Rd. and at 9101 E. Baseline. A nature trail starts at the southwest corner of the western (larger) parking lot. - wjzcbn
Feb 2017 - $32.00
see previous reviewers, excellent park. If I had a choice I would avoid sites 30-40 as it is the main road for the service trucks and they fly buy often. I would also avoid (if it is a concern) sites 50-80 due to old bathrooms. However, 50-80 is also quiet and best views. but all views are wonderful...birds, saguaro, mountains, sunsets, sunrises, etc. etc. the host rakes each campground. - saturn7
Nov 2016 - $32.00
Our second stay at this wonderful county park. Maricopa County has to have some of the nicest, prettiest parks anywhere. Water and electric only, but nice dump station in the park. Very nice spacing between sites with many sites having no view of neighbors. The sites are plenty wide with picnic table and fire pit in the rear, but they are not overly long. Our 43' RV fit, but without much room to spare. The only downside, if you can call it that, is the park is far from pretty much anything. Fountain Hills has a really nice Safeway, but like everything else there, prices are high. Decent Verizon signal and no problem with sattelite reception. Lots of hiking and biking trails in the park. We wanted to stay longer, but the park gets pretty full on weekends, so plan ahead. - Jerry and Betsy
Nov 2016 - $30.00
Information signs are typical brown with white letters showing signs of age. Very difficult to see and read. Site spacing is fantastic - park nearly full and we could only see six or seven other RV's. Our space #61 strangely shaped in that entrance was just barely wide enough for toad and coach and other end was much wider. Be careful selecting site. I saw several that were probably long enough for 30 footers but half was a steep grade/ramp up. Shower water was HOT with no adjustment. Entrance booth seemed to be closed most of the time. Check-in at nature center (closes at 4 PM) a couple miles from entrance. Overall we enjoyed our week stay. - ctpres
Dec 2016 - $30.00
We really enjoyed our two week stay here. Very spacious sites with plenty of room between them. Some really beautiful hiking trails starting in the park and continuing into Tonto National Forest (dog friendly). No sewer, but dump station on site. As with other Maricopa County Parks, the pull through sites are just a wide spot in the road. Most of the back in sites are big rig friendly and easy in/out. Archery range and gun range in the park. If gun shooting bothers you, this isn't the park for you as it is constant throughout the day, but we got used to it. We'll be back. Verizon was ok, clear sky for sattelite. - Jerry and Betsy
Dec 2016 - $30.00
This might be the nicest government (fed, state, local) recreation development I've ever been to. It is truly fantastic!
The only ding is no sewer hook-ups but the dump station is free. The showers are free too (yeah, no quarters) AND the water is HOT (even in December).
Sites are huge with lots of space between them. Slight leveling needed on some sites but slope is probably needed for flash rainwater to run off.
The park itself is a cactus mecca. Almost like a cactus forest. A great number of hiking and horse trails. Archery, and even an covered plain-air outside workout "room" (probably 1000 sq ft big).
I'm ready to move in. I will be back! - ParadiseView
Nov 2016 - $30.00
Usery Mountain Regional Park is a lovely place to stay if you have reason to visit the Mesa/Phoenix area of AZ. There are some nice trails and campsites are spacious. Word of warning: because of it's proximity to the city, it is well used. Trails were very, very crowded on Saturday and Sunday morning. Also, choose a campsite away from the group camping area. That can get really loud and unpleasant all day and into the night. In fact, the group that was there while I was was the loudest group I have ever experienced in a campground. I had to change my site. - Chinnebago
Jan 2017 - $40.00
This place is really just a trailer park, not a "resort." Right next to a busy road and an airport: terrible loud noise from both. Permanent residents are very unfriendly and snooty, and I'm still trying to figure out why. Most of the permanent trailers are old and dated. NO cable tv, and terrible wi-if. Main facilities old and dated. All rvs and homes are tightly packed in small spaces, with no picnic tables. We won't be back! - Mable Irene
Jan 2017 - $30.00
I'll start out with the positive first: most of the people at the park are friendly, and Mesa is growing so fast that it's not very far to drive for anything one needs. However, we were quite disappointed in the park overall. It sits right next to a busy road, and we heard cars zipping by at all hours of the day and night. It is also very close to Falcon Field: a small airport, and there were planes and helicopters flying over the place nonstop. The site size is pretty tight, and there are no grassy areas, just cement and gravel. They call themselves a "resort," but honestly I would describe them more as just an "rv park." They present you with a huge stack of papers upon checkin, with rule after rule. For example: no motor homes over ten years old, no motorhomes or 5th wheels less than 30 feet, no washing of vehicles on sight, etc. and yet the park has old permanent trailers, and the main facilities: office, laundry, rec room, etc. are all older buildings. In order to use the washers and dryers, one must first purchase a plastic card for $5, and add money to it. The $5 cost of the card does NOT apply to the use of the machines, so basically you are paying them 5 bucks just to use the laundry room. The dog park is VERY small, and there are no walking trails or paths in the park. If one wants to walk, they must walk on the streets in the park. Also, none of the sites have picnic tables or grills. There is absolutely NO cable t.v. service at all, unless you have your own dish. We were just able to watch local channels, and the wi-if was terrible. We had to call our cell phone company and upgrade our usage because we were on LTE the majority of our stay. Furthermore, we are Good Sam members, and they would not give us the discount because they said it was "peak season." We had to pay for our electricity, as well as water and trash pickup. We have stayed in many rv parks, all across the country, and we rate this one as mediocre at best. - Bonnie A
Jan 2017 - $30.00
Nice clean park. Had friendly neighbors. Only stayed for two days. Shopping nearby. - The Forsters
Oct 2016 - $28.00
We parked near the Polo field. There are asphalt or gravel sites throughout Westworld. All sites have water and electric but no sewer, there is a dump. - Rich622
Dec 2015 - $25.00
This is not an rv park but a city owned facility which has rv sites spread around the property. It is primarily used for equestrian events but also hosts a famous car auction and dog shows. The sites have very good water and electric and there is a dump station. We noticed a pump truck making the rounds as well.
We were in section Q and we would definitely ask for a different section if we returned. These sites are back-ins and so tightly spaced that if we had a neighbor our slides would have been at risk. The sites were probably intended for horse trailers with living quarters and no slides.
There were a few other rv's sprinkled around the property but we were mostly alone. We never felt unsafe and our only concern at leaving our rig was getting a neighbor who could not back in a straight a line or misjudged his slide depth. As far as we could tell, this was only an issue in Section Q.
We would definitely camp here again and it was a perfect base for visiting family as well as the area. Ask for directions when making reservations, it is easy but could be confusing if you are using your GPS. - PBuds
Jul 2015 - $25.00
This is a great place if you need to attend an event or visit Scottsdale. It is literally a parking lot with hookups. There were only two other campers when we stayed there and it was somewhat creepy after dark. The person on the phone was extremely helpful and gave me great directions on how to find the RV check in. She left me a detailed map to my site. Great location for visiting relatives in Scottsdale. My one issue is that we were parked right along the grass and the sprinklers would come on at night and hit the RV. Kind of annoying as it's quite loud. Can't complain too much for $25 in town. - jordanmr
Jan 2017 - $32.00
We reserved for a one month stay and paid by phone what we were told would be the price plus electric. Upon our arrival, for some reason they parked us between two vacant park models in a spot that was somewhat difficult to navigate, as well as the most inconvenient sewer placement others have described. We had to call the rover back to help us locate our water -- which was actually behind the park model on the other side, requiring lots of hose. Staff was less than friendly, and no one offered to show us around this huge resort. Since we arrived on the weekend, we were shocked to learn upon check-in that we actually owed another almost $300 additional for trash, electric deposit, sewer, water, and $30 each for two dogs. Dog areas smelled and both of our dogs got diarrhea causing us to incur vet bills on top of the steep dog fee. Fireworks are apparently legal in Mesa, and the neighborhood behind us was most disrespectful the days leading up to New Years. Our 8-1/2 year-old dog had never feared fireworks until now. Prior to the end of our month, we inquired about staying on until the date when we had another commitment. We were advised that we would have to leave three or four days prior to that since someone else had reserved our exact site although there were dozens of empty RV sites at the time. Given that we did not extend for a full month, it seems unfair that we were charged a daily rate but they failed to read the electric and water and trash at the end of our paid month, so we were charged additional. No weekend office hours created a huge problem for us upon departure since we wanted to know our electric costs, and learned that a packaged that had been delivered on Friday would not fit into our mailbox and we were unable to access it, and by Monday we would be over an hour away without a good forwarding address for a couple of weeks. There are some nice features in the park but, given the manner in which we were treated, we will not return. - BigRigTravelerUSA
Oct 2016 - $44.00
This is a beautiful Park Model and RV park that is set up for long term stays. There are a few pull-through, full hookup sites in front of the office for a temporary overnight stay. The other RV sites are all a 90'degree back-in off a narrow road. Once you are finally set up it is good to stay awhile. Note that office is only open Monday-Friday with limited hours so make reservations accordingly. However there is a guard at the entrance 24/7.
Check-in staff at the office is friendly but busy so allow extra time. This park has 3 swimming pools, a great workout room, and several spacious laundry rooms. Everything is modern and clean. There are also golf courses and many activities during the winter season. This park has a huge, grass, fenced dog park - the largest of any park in Mesa. It is the highlight of our dog's trip. We stay here any chance we get even if it is just for a few days. - JoyceM
Aug 2016 - $65.00
This is a big park, mostly park models with some RV sites in the front and pull through in the back. We arrived on a weekend, (office was closed) and were greeted by a guard at front of park. He was friendly and welcoming. He directed us to a back in right around the corner. When we got there, we saw a concrete pad and a gravel area. Due to the placement of the sewer (it was smack in the middle of the gravel area) we weren't sure if we should back in there because if we did, the sewer would be under the rv between the back wheels! We went back to guard, who now was a nice woman and she informed us that we would have to hook up the sewer line BEFORE we backed in, then back over it! She offered to let us take one of the pull throughs in the back of the park stating the sewer hookup was back further so we did. Due to the time of the year, the park was really empty. We received no instructions, map, or receipt for stay, and were not told to stop at the office on Monday to "check-in". I didn't even see the office until monday when I went to do laundry. The machines had card slots. Great, no coins needed! Used my debit, kept getting "error". Tried 2 other charge cards- "error". That's when I found the office! Nice ladies there, explained to me I needed to purchase a card to do laundry. When I expressed frustration in not getting any of this info upon arrival, they were like, "oh, you have to check in here!". 2 days later. Really poor system for weekend entries. Otherwise, park is clean, manicured, sites are good sized and level. Very nice BBQ area between 2 pools. Laundry room is big, bright and clean and easy to use once we bought the laundry card! I imagine this is a very busy place during winter season. Value was pricy for this time of year. Would most likely stay elsewhere on our next trip through this area. - KSAM14
Jan 2016 - $45.00
The rated noted here is the daily rate. We pay $1995 for three months. We have stayed here for three months each year for the past nine years. Every year we complain about the WiFi service and every year they say they're working on it. If WiFi is important to you I suggest you go somewhere else. The streets are very narrow so parking can be a little tricky. They do have a nice facility with amenities like billiards, shuffleboard, card rooms, Etc., and the staff is friendly. - chasemcallister
Dec 2014 - $21.00
The RV spot was between two park models, and somewhat tight to get into, but once in there was plenty of space for parking on a large cement area. There is a computer lab with good internet, but the internet from the sites is minimal. There is no cable for temporary people, but we were able to get the main local channels. The shower areas are outside the gate from the pool area and are not open early in the morning and were too far from the area we were assigned to use them. The price quoted was $21./day but it came to $25.65 a day which I assume was taxes, etc. This was $6.00 more than the other Cal Am park we stayed at which was much nicer than this one. - traveling
Mar 2014 - $40.00
This a great winter resort with Many activities, something for everyone. A beautiful heated pool with water aerobics offered six days a week, hot tub, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, pool room, horseshoe pits, and shuffleboard courts to name a few. There's also a sewing and arts and crafts room for park residents. Music on the patio for nightly happy hours and a little restaurant for the days you just don't want to cook. Close to all sorts of shopping and golf courses. It really is a place that offers it all. - User3560
Feb 2016 - $20.00
This is one of many "snow-bird" parks in Apache Junction. The park is small with paved streets and nice size level sites. This is a long term park with mostly park models. Our friends are staying here for 3 months and we visited for 4 days. The residents were friendly - the man in the office was brisk and short but accommodating. There is a charge for the wi-fi but the Verizon LTE was very strong and OTA TV was good. This park is very clean and the park models are well kept and not at all junky. This is not an overnight park but would be good for a longer stay. The rate quoted is the Passport America rate which has no restrictions. - lyzzards
Dec 2015 - $14.00
Friendly staff & neighbors. Beautiful, brand new bathrooms & showers. Weekly bingo, Sunday services, many activities scheduled. Nice, roomy, card operated laundry. Pool. Dog park & 1/4 mile walking track. Recycling bin & solar panels. Quiet. Mountain view. Close to everything. - KKAmidon
Jan 2015 - $17.00
Internal roads are paved, sites are fairly level and not too hard to back a 5th wheel into, facilities worked well and are located at the back of the site, site was satellite friendly. Staff were very friendly, park WiFi worked well, T-Mobile cell service was fair (3G). The park was very quiet. The majority are permanent residents but were friendly. We would stay here again. - KDSpree