I stayed at this park for an extended stay, about a year and a half, while I was in school. I really enjoyed my stay. The park was clean, well maintained, and well managed. The pool was always clean and was family friendly. - motoguy
We stayed here 3 nights in a 35-foot motorhome. We had to back in and then park our car in front. It was a tight squeeze for both, so I doubt that anything much bigger could fit. The park is old and small and with mostly permanent residents. It is clean and well maintained and the pool area was attractive. There is a charge to use the bathrooms and showers and the laundry area was kept locked, too. The owner was friendly to me but I don't think I would want to cross her. It is close to the expressway so there was a lot of noise, but that makes it convenient to most things. This would be a good location if you were planning long term because it is "homey". - sandrag
This park is "no frills" but meets all the basic needs. Small park with all back-in spaces. Sites are long, level with plenty of room for slide outs. Good hook-ups and cable. Easy access off Interstate. Plenty of stores and shops nearby. Located in North Phoenix. Staff very friendly and helpful, even providing a packet of tourist information when we checked in. Major problem was a lack of room to walk our dogs. Would definitely stay here again. - travelswithpuppies
Campground is mostly for full time residents. Pool not heated, "out of service" and locked during the winter. Planes flying overhead during the day light hours. Not the greatest neighbor hood, light industrial with a motor cycle training school near by. Sites not bad but you are hearing motor cycle and airplane noise all the time. There is no such thing a 'dog waste pick up.' RV'ers pick up, but long term residents do not! Some people are nice but most of the long term residents are stand offish. Would never stay here again! - cummins6.7
The park is clean and green. It's more of a full-time resident park rather than a vacation RV park. We were handed a couple of dozen pages of rules. The park is near a fairly busy road and also has planes flying overhead. Children are to be kept next to your RV, so it's safe to say it's not really child-friendly. It's quite suitable for a one-night stay. We felt safe here. The residents are quiet. Both restrooms were closed for repairs. Wi-Fi is no longer free: It's $3.99/day or you can buy a weekly or monthly Tengo plan. The Wi-Fi is strong. - beckydmc
Huge park. Mostly park models but plenty of spaces for short term. Very well maintained park. Free coffee and ice in the office all day. Lots of activities. Two dog runs (dirt) garbage pick up at site. Propane delivery available. Pool/laundry/library/fitness center/ billiards. WiFi available only in the office area which is my reason for the 9 rather than a 10. - EggerMar
Rate reflects monthly stay, electric is additional. We spent three months here at Desert Shadows avoiding winter. RV sites are mixed throughout the resort with park models and most have citrus trees. Short term pull thru stays are in the center of the park. Utilities are very good and trash is picked up at your site twice per week. There are lots of activities available including twice monthly pancake breakfasts, as well as exercise, dances, etc. Good mix of folks of all ages, though not much of a kids park. Costco and In N Out burger are just out the back gate. Close to freeways I17 and101, but not too noisy. We will be back. - ronboett
This was our first stay at Desert Shadows. It is more like a trailer park than a RV park. We had a nice spot for the week right across from the office/pool/rec center. They serve coffee all day in the office. The pool and jacuzzi are both inside. The location was good for spring training games in Peoria. The people were very friendly and they had lots of activities going on and the place was full. Would stay here again for the location. - Sally Chew
If you plan to come to this park get good directions before you turn off I-17 because there is no signage & it is not easy to find. The park is older but well maintained. Wifi is Tengo which worked well for our stay and they do not have cable TV. I doubt we would stay here again. - 69636
Nice park. Sites were level and well maintained. They had a nice pool. Office is only open from 10AM-5PM which is kind of short hours, but manageable. Location is very convenient because it is within Phoenix city limits and close to I-17, but not so close that you hear any road noise. We did a pull through site, but the back ins here are actually nicer and more spacious (which is kind of unusual, in our experience). - MitchR
For a metropolitan location, it is a relatively quiet campground except for the Deer Valley Airport (western departure is almost directly overhead). Lots of general aviation activity during the day, but mostly dies out in the evening. Only noticed the occasional I-15 traffic (and only when the wind was from the west), but we were on the side furthest from the highway.
Very tight for big rigs in the front section. Checkin parking requires maneuvering thru front section with 4 relatively tight turns. With big rig, park on Williams Drive outside park, drop toad, walk to office to checkin, then bring rig in. This makes for a mostly straight shot to back area where big rig sites are located.
Level gravel sites with concrete patios and some vegetation. Asphalt access roads, but might not be wide enough for two rigs to pass. Getting into sites in back may be complicated by sewer connections inset from rest of utilities and sites at 90 degrees to road.
Power ok, water 80psi, sewer ok (but elevated so may be difficult to get a slope), sewer supports mandatory (AZ law), wifi tengo - adequate for web browsing and email, but not much else (this with the paid 30 day premium access). Verizon LTE variable from 1 to 3 bars, but adequate data speeds. - SeaLandSkyPhoto
This is the worse RV park we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in at least 200 different parks in the past 25 years! The management is rude, unreasonable and unprofessional. The blonde lady everyone talks about is unbelievable and all reviews about her are true. If you complain or even ask about anything, you are asked to leave and there is a no refund policy. There is no customer service. The RV park is run down and dirty. Maybe the management should stop smoking and standing around and actually do some work! They should also take a communication course! There is an adult only section, but really the whole park should be for adults as they do not let children walk around the park or ride their bikes. The only people staying here are one`s forced to due to the low cost. Never stay here! Go park at Walmart if you have to! - igocampingalot
We stayed here for 2 months ONLY because it was the closest park to where our son lives and the rate was reasonable. BUT, there are some REALLY trashy permanent trailers in the park and a REALLY trashy trailer park behind the RV park. Staff was friendly but when a permanent resident moved a disgusting, piece of garbage, trailer right behind us we complained and they refused to do anything about it. Evidently a permanent resident had moved out of it into another junky trailer and was trying to sell it. It was finally moved after 3 weeks. The RVers were friendly and so were most of the long term residents. Also, when we arrived the owner told us that he was going to be replacing the ratty picnic tables. Saw in a review from 2010 he was saying the same thing. Still has ratty picnic tables. We could not use ours. We would not stay here again. Rate is based on monthly rate + electric. - User2209
Good location on north side of town with easy access to malls and restaurants and healthcare. Management was friendly and helpful. We ended up staying here 4 months instead of just 2 weeks that we initially planned. March-June. Pool and hot tub are on opposite sides of the park. Also some unusual campers here that work for the carnival. (Literally 20 people sharing a camper.) Lots of snowbirds, and year round residents, and students from the motorcycle school. Cable TV and internet are good. They also offer RV storage. If you are in search of a campground with the best weekly rates, this is it. Had a hard time finding affordable weekly rates in the area and lots of parks are 55+. They keep good tabs on the property and patrol it. We felt comfortable leaving our rig here for a week while we did a side trip. Sites are basic gravel. Occasional smells of garlic from the restaurant nearby. Also next to the castle adult frills store. - sysadmin
This is a really excellent park. My wife said "it feels like home here".
Everything is well taken care of. Dogs are well regulated w/ several dog parks. The pool and hot tub are nice. Lots of activities if you wish to participate. Nice laundry facility and the bathrooms and showers are really well taken care of.
The office staff goes above and beyond to take care of all the little everyday problems. The rates are also less than most other parks in the area. Our rate was based on monthly.
My only complaints with this park is space # I-25. All the spaces run from sewer outlet to sewer outlet but for some reason the outlet was not spaced properly causing this space to be about 5 to 6 feet smaller than all the rest. Really strange and very inconvenient when you have a 36ft RV with 4 slides. And all the spaces are short so large rigs are going to have a time maneuvering after you are in. Better hit it the first time.
There are also no picnic tables though not a problem for us. - digger2280
Small lots, gravel, no grass, real picky about dogs, some strange rules. Nice park but Waste Management odors may hinder your stay, very friendly people in park. - bobbodean
Nice place to stay to visit the Phoenix area - about 15 minutes north of downtown. Only back-in but since it was off season, we were able to back into the site behind us (no one there) with our 43' motor home. Rate reflects 3 nights at Passport America rate and 2 nights at regular rate - such a deal! Shopping not too far away. Good antenna reception and great Wi-Fi - free. Paved streets, gravel sites - level. Would stay here again but not in August - too hot! - Retired FL CSM
This is an UPDATE: Since we were here last December 2012, the park has changed management. It has also chanced it's name from an "RV park" to a "RV resort" with no change in amenities except a substantial rate increase: from $21 in December to $34 in April 2013. There is still no security whatsoever, and the speeding through the "resort" is atrocious. We stayed here for a week and probably will not return. - Mike1987
We stayed here for a week. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The sites were level, but not very wide; if the park is full, staff said April, the rigs would be very close. When we were there, we had plenty of room. Most sites are permanent residents and definitely no speed control of any kind. No free Wi-Fi and cable was not available, but plenty of Phoenix stations on the antenna. The activities were attended mainly by the residents; pool and pool room was great and many other activities were available. The park has a huge clean laundry room and showers. The park is in the country, but shopping was close. We would stay here again. - Mike1987
OVER 55 Park. Love it. Only has grand-kids for short bursts. Gave this park an 8 because no free WiFi and no cable TV. Beautiful 20' X 50' indoor heated pool and huge hot tub. Spent several days here. Rate is a tad bit high, but relatively quiet location is convenient to shopping and needs. Will stay here again. No staff on Sundays so you pick your own spot and settle up on Monday. - A Wedding
Phoenix, Arizona (map) | (602) 943-5833
Sites: 124 | Latest Rate: $25.00 |
The staff was courteous and helpful, and the park is well maintained. We enjoyed the pool area and spa, and the laundry facilities were great. This park would have perhaps received a higher rating except for the fact we had a bicycle stolen off the back of our RV while parked there. This apparently is a fairly common occurrence, even though the park is gated. We stayed here two weeks. - User3615
The PPA rate of $16 is right for this park. Alot of road construction going on right in front of property. The pool and spa are very nice, clean and warm. Laundry facilities are older but only 50 cents to dry and 75 cents to wash. Only two showers within the pool area which closes at 10:00pm. Also only two restrooms which are in the rec hall which also closes at 10:00pm. They do have a nice gas bbq grill and two picnic tables for the RV/ trailer guests. But no table or chairs by your site. Sites are close, lined with palm trees and mail boxes which may makes backing in a little more difficult. - Liv4sun
Though a PPA campground, they did not honor the rate for Sat or Sun night. We paid two nights at full rate ($32) and two nights at half. So average of $24 a night is not bad. Spaces can seem tight, but are quite level and all utilities within easy reach. Step out patio is nice touch and there is clear space to park tow vehicle next to RV. Pool and hot tub were warm, clean and a great addition; laundry was reasonable and clean. Showers are now tile lined rooms (2) at pool side with lockable door, and shower head is rain-head in ceiling. Only toilet we found was in laundry and while "clean", was certainly not convenient nor adequate for campground. As someone said, be self contained. They have recycling program but do not take glass or Styrofoam. Biggest issue for me was Wi-Fi - it is pay ($5 a day or $15 a week) but NO ONE at check-in knew that or could tell me how to get on. I was advised, "Wait until Monday when manager is here." On Monday, SHE didn't know. That is expensive and inconvenient, particularly when staff hasn't a clue. Overall place was convenient for visiting a relative and sites were not bad. But it just felt like RVers were an afterthought. We'd stay again because of proximity to family. - Too-wow
Mostly a permanent mobile home park but many empty sites used for RVs. Most full timers work at the race track and we had No problems. Nice residential area close to many stores, Walmart 1 block north. Big sites with gravel parking and concrete slab on door side. Power great, water needs filtering for taste, sewer hookup fine. No WIFI but 4G on Verizon MIFI. No cable but many OTA channels. Pool and spa are heated and seldom used, pool showers and restrooms are always clean. Big laundry room near pool. - Trikki Rikki
This is mainly a permanent resident park located next to the Turf Paradise Horse Park but they do use empty slots for short term visitors. We spent two weeks here and enjoyed our visit. The pool was heated part of the time and then the heater broke. The guy that would fix it was in the hospital for surgery over Christmas so I can't complain too much about it. The hot tub was wonderful though and we used it a lot. The residents were very friendly and we even had one that brought presents to all the kids in the park including ours for Christmas. This was a very economical place to stay for winter time in Phoenix, especially finding a place that allows kids. - Dudley Clan