73 Parks near Fort Mcdowell, Arizona
Oct 2016 - $37.00
The word "Resort" should be changed to "Parking Lot". We attended a Heartland Local Chapter Rally here. All sites are asphalt back ins with gravel between the parking spots. There are no picnic tables anywhere - not even in the Bar B Que area. No trees. No store in the office although the showers and laundry is very clean. A Chevron station near the park entrance that has your quick needs at premium prices.
It is very clean mainly because the RV Resort is fairly new. The location is a short distance from Fountain Hills with the only thing close by being a Casino.
We visited a few tourist sights in the area and also noted several other RV Parks that were pretty rough looking.
All in all it was an OK stay. - Larry Jenkins
Aug 2016 - $34.00
$33.50/night w/50a full hookup. Prices increase to $50+ in season which I consider more than it's worth. Easy in/out and close to Fort McDowell Casino but is a long walk. Indian owned. Nice with paved streets and large level gravel sites. Clean restrooms and laundry. No pool. Lounge next to Office with coffee, board games, WiFi, books. Stayed one night in pull-through. Resort prices in season but it's not a resort. - Bells
Dec 2015 - $30.00
Stayed here in a 42 foot 5th wheel for a month on site 106. This is a very nice RV Park and everyone was wonderful. The park is kept very clean with trash picked up from site on a daily basis. The views surrounding the park are beautiful and you are close to Fountain Hills, AZ, a very nice town with all services you need. Having coffee/juices/donuts daily along with a newspaper and excellent WiFi made this a very enjoyable park. The only improvements we could see would be to have a picnic table on site and more social opportunities. - DIXIEDUALLY2013
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
Mar 2016 - $30.00
This is the second time we have stayed here and we would definitely stay here again. The sites are very spacious, quite some distance from each other, very quiet, and the views are great. This is not your typical RV park but more like "camping". We had a long pull through site which easily handled our 40 foot motorhome and tow vehicle. We had to use additional blocks to level, however. Electric and water at site, no sewer at site, and no wifi. The park is 8 miles out of Fountain Hills, which requires a lot of driving if you are doing city activities. But we definitely find that it is worth it! - Sally Chew
Mar 2016 - $30.00
A lot of very unlevel sites, we tried for 30 minutes to get our 40' bus level, unsuccessfully. Thankfully they had another level site & allowed us to switch, for a $5 fee. 50A power, nice views, good playground for the grandchild, lots of hike trails. Very far from civilization(other than Fountain Hills). Nice spacious sites, well maintained. Dump station only, no sewer at sites. Water quality is "Arizona Terrible", lots of mineral content. - rvrrat520
Feb 2016 - $30.00
This park is beautiful, well kept, large sites, no close neighbors, beautiful views. We've stayed here before and I'm sure we'll be back.
Sites easily can hold the big rigs, the ones that are at a 90 degree entrance from the road are a little tricky to back a large 5th wheel into due to where the park has some concrete barriers, narrow road and a ditch on one side of the road. Unfortunately we arrived in the dark so it was a little more time consuming than usual. - DRFink
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is a very nice county park. Has lots of stuff to do. Located at the base of the Superstition Mountains. Also an old gold mining town is close by. - LEE H
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This is a nice Maricopa County Park only a few miles from Mesa AZ. There's quite a lot of space between sites, mostly filled with tall/mature cacti and other desert plants. The back-in sites have their "camping area" (picnic table, fire pit, open space) behind the site instead of next to it. The bath houses are about average, but each has only two men's showers and two women's showers so we sometimes had to wait to take a shower, even though the campground was only half full. There's a short "nature trail" in the campground, and several hikes starting at the trailhead a mile or so from the campground. There's plenty of places to walk dogs, but we also took our dogs into Mesa a few times to the huge and popular dog park there. We enjoyed the large, private sites and the proximity to town/shopping, and will likely stay here again. - LifeRebooted
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This is certainly one of the premier parks we stay in all year. We have come here every year since 2001 because we have lots of family in the area. There are lots of activities in the park and many opportunities for hiking and bicycling. Also, there are many geocaches hidden in the park. The sites are well groomed and large. Some may take some careful leveling of your rig. The scenery here is gorgeous. The electricity and water hookups are adequate. Our Verizon cell service was great here. We will be back. - Kent and Margaret
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Most of the sites are 'snowbirds from Canada'. One of the residents told us that there are only about thirty sites occupied during the summer. Being from Florida, I call it the 'affordable Villages'. The park is very clean, near sterile, and has a lot of amenities, a la the Villages. There is a pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and more. There are all types of clubs (for long term residents). The Wifi is terrific! Best I've had. We would not hesitate to stay here again. - The Penguin
Mar 2016 - $28.00
This park advertises that they are "pet friendly" but in reality they are only "pet tolerant". People with pets, of which they were many, are treated like 2nd class citizens. The office staff seems to be very disorganized and has continual computer issues. This was the second time we'd stayed at this park due to its location but we will not be returning. - jokend
May 2015 - $22.00
Our first couple of days here were great, other then the hookups being on both sides of the RV. We were place by the pool near the office and everything else. We were really enjoying our stay here. Then 2 days later it started every morning around 6:30 am the maintenance workers were by the pool wall talking very loud, I guess drinking coffee. It got to a point where we had to ask them to keep it down. They told us "we did not think anyone was there, that all the rv's were in storage, we will keep it down" The next morning a Saturday by the way, they were at it again talking very loud.
Then we got to walking around for exercise. The people around the RV's were very friendly, but those who are in the permanent type trailers turned away when you walked by them. I actually felt discriminated against because we were not living there.
The office staff were very kind and helpful always smiling. I would recommend people coming here as it is nice. But ask to be place in the RV areas on either side of the Resort. If they want to place you by the pool and you like to sleep late do not bother staying here. - Atlbigjoe
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
Feb 2015 - $25.00
Our stay at Westworld was very enjoyable. Our 45' motorhome fit very nicely in the Polo Field area. Our dog loved having the huge polo field of green grass right behind us. This area is away from the events and very quiet. Access is easy. Good 50 amps and water. No sewer but there is a dump station on other side of the complex. A quiet oasis in the middle of busy Scottsdale. Check-in is located in the back of the complex. Best option is to park as soon as you turn into Westworld from Pima Rd. There is a big parking lot on the right. Disconnect and drive your towed vehicle down to the RV Operations Center to check in. If you are located in the Polo Field area you will not have to turn your motorhome around and come back. - Freedom Bus
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
Dec 2015 - $65.00
We have been staying here for the past seven years for a few weeks at a time. It used to be beautiful; the grounds used to be well-maintained; the staff used to be friendly; the activities used to be abundant; and the prices used to be comparable. A different company now manages the park, and everything mentioned above has gone downhill, except for the prices, which have gone up. The golf course greens are brown. The dog parks grass is brown. (Both used to be lush and green.) The foliage in the park--a little orange tree at every site--is overgrown and not maintained, impeding the parking spot at each site (unless you don't mind scratching up the side of your vehicle as you park it). Even when checking in, the office staff was curt, almost to the point of being rude. The positives: the sites are wide and are fairly level. The rv pad is gravel, but there is a concrete pad at each site for parking a tow or extra vehicle. The park does have a few pools and hot tubs as well as various game courts. In a nutshell, a place where we had once considered to be a great possibility for retirement is no longer in the running, and if we did not have family members so close, we would not stay here. - SNWP
Apr 2014 - $38.00
This is basically a park model jungle with a few motorhome spots mixed in. The "motorhome" spots are located at the North end, in the back. I gave this park such a low score because of the unbelievably placed utilities! The placement of the utilities indicates that the "motorhome"section is an "undeveloped" park model section. We have a 42' motorcoach and the sewer connection was literally between our duals in the middle of the coach underneath it. Backing in created quite a challenge as we had to avoid the sewer connection, the water connection and the orange bush that they had planted in front of the lot right where you are trying to back in and right where your door would open for a diesel pusher. Luckily, a neighbor with some snips came to our rescue. He apparently had a similar situation backing in and had purchased some snippers to cut back the orange bush that threatened to scratch our coach. What a nightmare. I can back my husband into most anything, but this was like trying to thread a needle due to the multiple obstacles. I checked out the rest of the park and the pool and hot tub at the north end were quite nice. There was a huge laundry room and work out room. Bathrooms were clean. I did not check out the showers. Lots of "hobby" rooms, ceramics, quilting, silversmithing, library etc. in the main building. All were quite nice. A lot of people apparently return here every year to this park and like it... but when I queried the park staff about the sewer connection, and other odd placement of utilities, they stated that people who returned each year placed their sewer hoses prior to backing in? I am not sure how they accomplished that. But... It doesn't matter. We elected to leave early, without a refund. We will not ever return to this park. A lot of other people enjoy it, however, it was not for us. - AMERICAN EAGLE
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
Sep 2016 - $17.00
This park is mostly for park models, but they accommodated us very well. It was partly shut down for the summer months, but there was an on-site manager who was always available and very helpful. Pool & restrooms shut down for the summer, but laundry was open and was clean, functional and fairly priced. We did not use wifi because we had Verizon and it worked well. Residents friendly. Will definitely return in the area. - TravelingAdams
Dec 2015 - $14.00
Santa Fe is a spotless RV park. There is a good mix of 5th wheels, motorhomes and park models. The managers are very friendly and helpful, as are many of the residents. The park is kept spotless and is on the outskirts of Apache Junction, but handy to shopping and activities. - IslandWest
Nov 2014 - $13.00
Very nice quiet park. Very large gravel sites with a concrete pad. Have stayed here twice and will stay here again. Nice friendly managers and tenants. - 2Happy_Campers