Desert Shadows RV Resort

     


Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: (623) 869-8178

Sites: 638
Recent Rate: $37 11/2014


Latitude: 33.6601021194391
Longitude: -112.121498626984

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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
  • Excellent 14
  • Good 14
  • Average 4
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

33 Reviews

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cudntherd

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

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place to stay in the North Phoenix area. Friendly staff , long pull thru space. We did not have to unhook our car trailer. We would stay here again. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Located near I-17 and 101. Restaurants and shopping nearby.

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olddeadhead

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

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best RV Parks in the country. Absolutely immaculate grounds and facilities. Staff is more than helpful and willing to take time to answer questions or lend a hand. RV section sits in the middle of a very large, permanent mobile home park - the residents are very nice and their pride of ownership shows throughout the park. My rate included the Good Sam discount. This is my second time at this facility and would highly recommend to anyone. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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JeffK

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a mobile home park, with about 30 pull-through sites for short stays, which are up front near the entrance. These pull-throughs are long gravel sites with a small concrete pad. Water, electric, and sewer only. Maybe it's because we were here in June, but it was like staying in a ghost town. No atmosphere, no greenery, no lawns, no shade. 107F and nowhere to get out of the sun and heat. OK as a one night stopover. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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cherrytree

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

There are over 600 spaces at the park, and only 3 shower stalls that close at 10pm. Also no free wi-fi at the sites, but you can reach it at the pool. There is no cable but a few channels over the air. Very low crime at the park, we never even locked up our bikes. Upwards of 90% of the park is retirees living in park models. A large indoor pool and hot tub is very nice, as well as a large laundry room. You can rent a gate opener to allow easy entry/exit through the back gate by Costco. The spaces are tight, no shade or grass, and this place is absolutely sold out in the winter. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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B Carrick

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This resort is mostly park models for snowbirds and some permanent residents. Parking for short-term is on a gravel site with rigs fairly close together. We found the location to be very convenient. The resort was quiet, clean, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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ronboett

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is monthly, plus electric. We have stayed here before and decided to stay for 2 1/2 months this year.We had a corner site with 2 grapefruit trees and concrete patio. Everything worked well and we got Cox cable for the stay. There are a lot of park models, but the residents are very friendly and we were invited to all sorts of activities. A twice monthly Saturday morning pancake breakfast with eggs, sausage and drinks is $3.00! The indoor pool was clean and sparkling. Costco is right out the back gate. We have family close by, and this was excellent for us. There are so many things to do in Phoenix in winter and early spring--Barrett Jackson Auction, Phoenix Open golf, NASCAR, spring baseball and so much more. We will be back next year. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Oregon91

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with the last review, nice place but let's not get carried away. We saw same minuses. More park models than RVs. We are active retirees. This place seemed to be populated with those less active and more sedentary. Kind of stuck in the '80's-'90's. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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VegasVagabonds

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

By biggest complaint with this park is with Trailer Life/Woodall giving it a triple 10 and a top 100 park by Good Sam. I actually spent the first 30 minutes deciding if I wanted to spend six nights here or try another park. I expected so much more and was very disappointed. With that said, it's a nice, clean park, and the staff and extended stay residents were very friendly. So here's what I didn't like. About 90% of the overnight sites are back in and they are literally wedged between park models. No idea why they chose to design the park like this. No cable. No free Wi-Fi to sites. Gravel sites. No grass. No picnic table. Restrooms are not open 24 hrs. Had to go onto park model carport to get to/use hookups and driver side compartments. Here's what I liked. Nice reservation queue for rigs. Nice wide paved roads. Great amenities like billiards, pool, bocce ball, shuffle board, scheduled activities almost daily, easy access to highways, Costco right behind park. If not for being a great location to visit family and friends, I'd look for another park to stay at next time. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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mfcros

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean, well maintained park. We planned to stay here one night and ended up staying 3 weeks. We extended our stay on 3 different occasions and had no problems. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Although children are welcome, I wouldn't say the park is family friendly. Absolutely nothing for kids other than limited use of pool. Not sure how many actual RV spots are available; the park appears to be mostly permanent residents in park models. Rate reflects daily with 10% discount. We would stay here again. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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sonny h

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 23rd-26th while visiting grandkids over Christmas. Park is mostly permanents or snowbirds. It is located off I-17 north of downtown. Has twenty 50 amp full hookup pull-throughs. Free Internet in club house, Wi-Fi at space is available through TengoInternet ($$$). No cable. Markets, restaurants all within a two mile radius. The park is well maintained, with trash pick up at your site M-W-F. Will stay again when in the area. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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JBevans

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park - stayed here on our way through visiting relatives. Close access to freeways, shops, etc. Gravel pull through sites with full hookups. Concrete pad to put by door so you don't drag gravel into your rig. RV part of park is located in center of a mobile home park so you have access to their lobby, pool, laundry, etc. Free Wi-Fi in lobby / library. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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ronboett

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here visiting family in Phoenix for Christmas. Check in was easy and we were escorted to our site, which was a nice long, level pull through. Only thing missing was a table. The site was clean and well maintained. We did have a problem with the power (it went on and off a couple of times). I moved the power cord to the next pedestal for the night and reported the problem the next morning to the office. Within 10 minutes, they were out and replaced the breaker-problem solved! Good location, close to Costco, freeways and restaurants (In and Out Burger!). We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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bsb814

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is near I-17 and 101, with fairly easy access. There was shopping within about 5 miles of the park. The park’s staff was only informative about the park’s services: the free Wi-F\i being in the lobby and library; the available over the air television channels and availability of internet connection at your site for a fee. There was no mention of garbage collection. At first glance the park appears old and tired. The majority of the units appear to be long term/full time residences. They seem to have been manufactured in the 1980’s and 1990’s. There appeared to be only one that might have been manufactured in the 2000’s. The park is divided into two different sections. One for people with dogs and the other for people without dogs. There are two different types of sites. The majority of the sites are back-in. There are few pull throughs that are in the middle of the park, right on the main entrance road. The pull throughs are gravel with a crest so there is a slope to the front and back from the center high point. The back-ins seem to have a minor slope as well (mostly front to back). The interior road is paved. The pull throughs offer a good view of the southern sky for satellite reception as the pull through sites are on an island with roads on both sides so there are no obstructions. The back-ins might pose more of a problem to get a clear view of the southern sky depending on the adjoining neighbor. They have full hook ups: water, electricity (50/30/20 AMP), and sewer. There is no cable TV. The pull though sites have an outside bench and a small concrete patio. There is no outside table. The sites are gravel. Not much space between the sites. There was garbage collection at your site twice a week. Other than that, the common dumpster was located next to one of the fenced pet area. There was a fenced pet area with scooping utensils for clean up on each side of the dog half of the park. There were sufficient paved roads in the dog half of the park to walk the dogs. We only used the park’s free internet connection since the only access was in the main building. There is both a Cat5 and Wi-Fi connection in the main building. The pull through sites are fairly close to the main building. It just wasn’t convenient to pack up the laptop and head over to the main building. We didn’t use the indoor pool, hot tub, restrooms/showers or laundry room. All of these are located in the same building in the center of the park. We would only stay here again if we needed to be on this end of town for no more than a week. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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oldgeezer one

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

If all parks could be like this one. Quiet, clean, a wonderful indoor pool and spa. The only complaint I have is the showers have only plastic curtains instead of doors and you can walk right into the ladies room, no door there. The streets are paved and spaces are generous. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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jnk450

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice quiet park with friendly staff. The overnight pull through spots are long and wide. Utilities worked fine. This was our 2nd time staying there as a base for spring training baseball and we'll be back again next year. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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  • Located near I-17 and 101. Restaurants and shopping nearby.

    cudntherdNovember 2014

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