Phoenix, Arizona

Desert Shadows RV Resort

Phoenix, Arizona



Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: (623) 869-8178

Sites: 638
Recent Rate: $42 5/2015

Latitude: 33.6601021194391
Longitude: -112.121498626984

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

40 Reviews

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Maltaman

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Very convenient and "safe" location. The park is mainly mobile homes with an area designated for RVs. Excellent pool facility. Excellent WiFi in lobby area. Many snowbirds were leaving for the summer. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Arco station nearby was convenient. We went to Chase Field for the baseball games from here and found it ideal.

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EggerMar

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $48.00
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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. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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ronboett

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
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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. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Sally Chew

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $45.00
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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. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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rwalsh

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $50.00
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This is mainly a mobile home park with lots of permanent residents. It was tight in our spot. It was fine for a few days stay, and it was convenient for driving around town. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Dani1081

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $47.00
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Beautiful, well maintained park. We visited March 8-14, 2015. All of the orange trees were in bloom and it smelled amazing through the entire park. Sites are pretty close, but we didn't feel closed in. Concrete pad for the trailer, surrounded by gravel and plenty of room to park our truck on the site after we unhooked. They have a gentleman that escorts you to your site and then helps you back your trailer in. Very helpful. Lots of permanent homes here, but they are all immaculately maintained-no old junk here. The park is extremely quiet at night. WiFi is free in office and surrounding buildings, but the signal is very weak-it's only strong enough to use if you are sitting in the office lobby. The lobby is large with comfy chairs, so not really a problem, but it would have been nice to be able to use it in the laundry room which is right across a small courtyard behind the office. The laundry room has glass doors that connect with the indoor pool, but these are kept locked, even at 10 a.m. when we were there, so if you are doing laundry, you have to exit the building and walk clear around to go in a different entrance to the pool. Very inconvenient considering the fact that the doors are there, they are glass, you can see the pool 10 feet away, you just can't get to it to swim unless you go outside and clear around the entire building and then back every 20 minutes to check your laundry. The pool and hot tub areas could use a little cleaning, and maybe repaint, on the floors. They have a book lending library that is very nice. We decided to leave a day earlier than we had anticipated (because we were homesick-not because of the park) and they refunded the fee we had paid for the night we weren't there. We weren't expecting that at all since we had reservations and had paid in full when we checked in. Lots of activities you can participate in at the park, very convenient location in Phoenix. We enjoyed our stay here very much and will return! We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Tomandgloria

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $51.00
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Very close to I-17 exit, but road noise is not a problem. Not really marked well, so pay close attention to GPS or street signs. Entrance is on right before dead end, which concerned me as it was not marked well off 29th Street. Park is great, with excellent facilities except wifi. Free at clubhouse only, so we used Verizon exclusively. No cable TV but about 30 OTA stations. Laundry room had 19 washers, but 7 were inop. Water pressure dropped as the park filled up. We would camp here again. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

COSTCO was right out the back gate. We would get lucky sometimes and follow a long term resident in or out. There is an excellent restaurant called Alexi's less than 5 minutes on Union Hills Dr. That has great food and superb prices

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cudntherd

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

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $37.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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: July, 2014 - $29.00
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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: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $37.00
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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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B Carrick

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

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $40.00
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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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cherrytree

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $37.00
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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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VegasVagabonds

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $40.00
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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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Oregon91

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

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $42.00
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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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ronboett

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $21.00
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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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