Valle del Oro (55+ park)

     


Mesa, Arizona
Phone: (480) 984-1146

Sites: 1760
Recent Rate: $25 3/2015


Latitude: 33.3884529196362
Longitude: -111.633539199829

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

StevenH

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Snowbird park with many activities. Roads are a bit tight but able to maneuver 40ft motor home pulling car without problems. Rangers will assist in parking you. Nice place to spend the winter. Will return next season. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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jbrucemagon

Review Count: 136
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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Large basically park-model setup with RVs tucked in where homes haven't been sold. Utilities at the rear of site, and I saw runs of sewer hose up to 40 feet. Wifi is unusable in season, water pressure good, paved roads and crushed stone lots with cement patio and space for parking next to unit. Tons of activities from lapidary to lap pools. Good location on far east end of Mesa. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Whale13

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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The park was the best over 55 park we have visited. The staff was excellent, especially the rangers who helped park us into a very narrow site due to a light pole on the site. The fitness center is "world class". The grounds are very clean. The bathrooms look to be remodeled and they are not only clean but very stylish. We will be going back to this park. Garbage cans along with recycle cans were provided, which helped encourage recycling. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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steelpony

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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Good place to visit Phoenix. Clean and well kept. People and staff was friendly. My only problem with it was the streets and lots are very tight. It's made for park models so backing a 5th wheel into some sites is challenging. Also be sure to have an extra sewer hose since one 20 ft section will not reach... We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Wayneey

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
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Over the last 10 years I'e stay at Valle Del Oro multiple times and have always enjoyed my visits. My stay this year was for 5 weeks, 4 weeks at the monthly rate and the last week for $125, the Passport America rate. Electric, water, & garbage service was an additional $80 for the month, included in the weekly rate. I've always enjoy staying at this park, good location and near just about any store you could want. It's a combination of park models and RV sites, a rough estimate being about 60%-70% park models and the rest RV sites. The sites are fairly spacious and have space for the RV, a concrete patio, and a space to park the car parallel to the patio. The sites are gravel and a very few have a concrete driveway for the car. The vast majority of the sites are level but this year (for this first time) I needed some blocks to help with leveling. Most sites fit a 40' RV, some longer. The pet friendly sites are the first several rows around the perimeter of the park which somewhat limits where pet owners can be situated. There are fenced, grassed, dog runs situated throughout the park. There's a large multi-use swimming pool and a smaller lap pool along with the usual boccie ball and shuffle board courts. The fitness center was recently renovated with all new equipment, TV equipped elliptical trainers, treadmills, and recumbent bikes plus a variety of weight machines and free weights. All of the machines have TV's to which you can also connect external iPods and other electronic devices. The park has included Wi-Fi but it's very anemic, anemic defined as extremely marginal bandwidth. Doing some light e-mail and web browsing was so frustrating that I used my cell phone as a Wi-Fi hot spot. It's so bad it makes you wonder why they even bother to have it. While I provided feedback on the miserable state of this service to the front desk, I didn't pursue beyond that point. If you're a long(er) term visitor, Cable TV is available from the cable company. Satellite TV reception is good, when I've used a portable dish getting a signal was straightforward. However, I just use my antenna and get very good over the air reception with enough variety to satisfy me. There are several laundry facilities in the park which use a card key system. Several years ago the card cost me $5 and then you 'charge' it with money for the machines. I always wind up leaving anywhere from less than a dollar to several dollars on the card. The weakness of the Wi-Fi and lack of cable TV accounts for my rating. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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anniebella

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Passport America rate for the first week. First the bad: no cable and no wifi for short term people, laundry card is a rip off. The good more than outweighs the bad. We only stayed 2 weeks, but everyone was friendly and made us feel welcome. There are lots of activities, including pickleball. As in many resorts in the area, they are really set up for park models, and our electric cord wouldn't reach. They loaned us one for the duration of our stay. We liked the location for shopping, restaurants and tourism. We will return next year, and hope to stay longer. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Travel Trailer.

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rurallady

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent four months here this past winter. The rate reflects the 4-month rate. Electricity, garbage, and sewer are all charged in addition (electricity was over $200 a couple of months). This resort is a large city with lots of activities and partying if that is your thing. We came because we had friends here, but will not stay at a park this large again. Traffic and parking are often an issue during events. The majority of the park is filled with park models whose owners tend to be a bit cliquish. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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from Latte Land

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean mega-activity mega-park. Showers tiny, but good. Strict separation of pet owners from non-pet owners. Beware: If you're only here a few days, laundry card costs $5, and that's ONLY for the card (you then add more $ for laundry credit). This means you say goodbye to um-used balance. Feels like an intentional rip-off. Other parks have better credit card options and/or coin options. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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cdude

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
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Rate based on 3 week stay at $250 per week with our first week at half price under Passport America. Escort to site aided in backing into site around palm tree. Only negative relates to limited space to park dually between palm tree and raised concrete patio. Well maintained park with more than enough to keep one busy daily and nightly. Wi-Fi worked well. Will stay here again. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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living our dreams

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed Jan through March. This park is friendly and has lots of activities to offer. They have new Bocce Ball courts and Pickle Ball courts. You can walk your dog around the perimeter of the park, but otherwise their are restrictions. This is a large park and have heavy usage for the pool area. My issue is that they only clean the shower areas once per day and by 3 PM they get pretty mucky. The pool decks were not hosed down daily and the same bugs or sand, bandages were left around the side of the pool often when I went to the early morning pool exercises. Manager was not open to resolving concerns as her comment was that they have done things this way for years and in her opinion why change. They have obviously cut corners with cleanliness to fund things that attract people to the park. Wi-Fi is terrible. The computer room is pay per use. There is an area to set up and use your computer for free but it is very tiny and allows only about five people at a time and no printing access. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bowhunter41

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large park that is very nice with wide streets and spaces with plenty of room for a long RV and parking for 2 vehicles. It is a 55+ park so kids are limited to short visits. The club house has many activities and a theater that has big name entertainment occasionally. There are also tennis courts and rooms for woodworking and other hobbies. Many restaurants are within a short driving distance. For those wanting to stay a short time, they are a Passport America park. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Sourkraut

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

I just noticed previous reviewers' rates! Wow. I guess I should have paid attention earlier and negotiated up front, however we were going there to visit some snowbird relatives anyway. Great place and area to stay. Several pages of small-print rules in the park's phone book. I guess when you have that many people there, you'd better have some discipline. Nice large sites nestled between park models. Everyone very friendly. VDO could use more grassy spots for the mutts (I know, I know - more water needed). Quiet, except for that inevitable rude departure of a pusher at 6am - for shame - you know who you are - I think I heard you in Pahrump, too. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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shovelguy

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Our first experience in a huge, 55+ park. 85% park models. Very well kept and clean park. Friendly, helpful staff as well as residents. Loads of activities (attended a 'welcome back' meet and greet and a Veterans Day Special evening). We had a very good time and made some friends. Spaces were generously sized. We would definitely return again. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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walker4773

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed here for the past 2 winters (Oct-Apr) and really enjoy the park people and activities. We started playing tennis here which has organized league play and social tennis - big draw for this park. They also have 8 softball teams that are in league play. There are way too many activities to do here in one winter season and it is very difficult to get bored during that time (Nov-Mar). They have 3 happy hours per week at the large pool area along with shows, dinners, weekly market day (Thurs), etc. They are adding 2 more tennis courts (8 total) and 6 pickle ball courts over the summer. This is a PPA park also for 7 days. We will return next fall for our 3rd season. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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jarand

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

A giant park with lots of amenities and activities. It's our favorite of the CalAm resorts and we will go back: if we can get reservations! We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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