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Phoenix, Arizona

Desert Shadows RV Resort

Phoenix, Arizona



19203 N. 29th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
Phone: (623) 869-8178

Sites: 638
Recent Rate: $25 2/2017

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Latitude: 33.660102119439
Longitude: -112.12149862698
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • 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 yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • 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 yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • 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 yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

50 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This place feels like a real community with its paved streets and park model homes, dog areas, and central social and administrative hub. There's even curbside trash pickup twice a week and deliveries (Fedex, UPS) come right to your door. The spots themselves are gravel-covered and deep enough for our 37 foot coach with as much space for a car or your preferred patio setup. Rates are reasonable. Higher than some nearby parks that are very noticeably inferior but lower than others that are comparable. There's an active social calendar though many activities are geared toward senior-seniors (as opposed to younger retirees) but all are always welcomed and encouraged to participate. We now consider Desert Shadows to be our second home. We love it and will be back again and again. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
212
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a Costco directly across the street accessible through a gate that requires a fob (small deposit required, but worth it). There are LOTS of excellent places to eat within just a few minutes and even more within a 20 minute drive. You can check out our restaurant reviews here: https://anthonynalli.yelp.com https://www.zomato.com/anthonynalli Hiking trails are all over the place but require a car to get to but the variety is seemingly endless.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed one night while passing through Phoenix. This is a mixed community of permanent park model homes and transient RV's. The word "Resort" in their name is fitting. This is a very clean, well maintained and modern park. Streets are all paved and wide. Sites are level gravel pads with concrete patio and bench, no picnic table. Utilities are modern and well placed. Sites border on being too close together, almost cramped. Spaces are long enough, just very narrow. Close to your neighbors on either side.

Laundry room is large, clean and has an abundance of both washers and dryers. This is an adult oriented facility. Rec room offers many activities and pool is indoors, large and heated. Spa is also very large and located indoors. Showers and bathrooms are clean. Would consider staying here again if in area, downside, this is pricey for our budget. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
502
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to stores and shopping.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Second time staying at this RV resort. Still not crazy about it but it is so darn conveniently located. You can jump right on the 101 loop or I-17, and Costco is right out the back gate. Entrance and registration area is easy to navigate. Paved, wide roads. Last time we had a back in site wedged between park models, which is how the majority to the sites are. Hated it. Whoever thought this was a good way to lay out an RV park needs to go back to design school! This time we managed to get a pull thru site in the middle, which was better. Level, gravel sites with a small patio. Utilities worked fine, but no cable. How does a place get a triple 10 and not offer cable? A small bench at the site but no picnic tables. I hate the showers. There is no bench or hooks, and you literally have to walk thru someone else's stall to get to yours. The restrooms are nice and were always clean. Lots to do for those that like to hang around the resort. You have to "rent" a remote to use the back gate. $40 deposit, and $35 is returned to you at the end. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
288
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice place that we stay in when in Phoenix for day or two. It is convenient to Mayo (they give 10% discount if you are going there). Nice long pull thru. Wonderful indoor pool and hot tub. Laundry is very good as well. It has lots of long term people and single wides, etc. But clean and nice. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
496
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed here several times. Fairly level, gravel sites with hookups located more for trailer than motor home. No cable, but good over the air TV. Wifi only at office building. Access from I-17 is good, and location is good. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

If I only rated this park on its amenities, I would give it a 9 or a 10. The sites are what brings the rating down. This is more a park model resort than an RV park. The RVs are in "lots" instead of "sites" and are squeezed in between park model homes. The lots are very unlevel, tilting towards the street. We needed to use several levels of leveling blocks under our front wheels in order to level the coach. They are also very close together. If our back window opened up, I could reach out and shake hands with the people behind us. And with our living room slideout extended there is only about a foot between it and the pickup truck belonging to the person next to us. Free cable and wifi are available at the office complex only. In order to get cable at your site, you have to contact the cable company and pay their rates. Same for wifi. We don't need cable and have our own wifi hotspot so it didn't really bother us. They don't accept credit cards for monthly stays, only cash or check. I suggest you pay the deposit for the back gate key so that you can get to a traffic light if you want to make a left turn on the highway. The amenities are another thing altogether. The laundry room is large and clean, with plenty of room on the tables to fold your clothes. Washers cost $1.25, dryers are $0.50 for 20 minutes. There is a sitting area with a tv and magazines in the laundry room. There's a large, heated indoor pool and hot tub. Outside are shuffleboard courts and bocce ball courts. An extensive library also has two tables for jigsaw puzzles and several computers. There are also a billiards room, card room, exercise room, etc. There is always some activity going on at this park. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
237
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Ride up the Bush Hwy in Mesa. Take a cruise on the Desert Belle at Saguaro Lake. Drive the Apache Trail. Take a cruise on the Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake. There are lots of hiking trails throughout the area.

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects monthly, in high season plus electric. We were here for 4 months, avoiding winter. This a well-located park in North Phoenix, close to all services and Costco right out the back gate.
We have found Desert Shadows to be very friendly, with as many activities as you care to do. Sites are level, with good utilities and a ton of citrus trees all around the park-free oranges, etc for the picking. The park staff is helpful and friendly. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park. Has about 80% park models. nice pool area, laundry room big & clean, showers were clean. Lots of activities. Nice area for the short timers. Level gravel lots with concrete patio area. No table but has a nice bench. Has 3 dog runs which are not grass just rocks.. Nice front office staff. We will stay again. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
space 503
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Metro Center and Arrowhead Malls..

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

For needing a park within a big city, Desert Shadows is a good choice. The short term sites are close to the entrance with a lot of space and each has a small concrete patio and bench. Sites are gravel.

Full hookups but no cable. Received over 35 OTA stations, most in HD.

Internet is free in the office, which has coffee and nice sitting area. A lot of the seasonal residents visit there each morning. Internet is available at he sites now, for a fee. Quite reasonably priced

Very clean, lot of amenities available. And short term guests are invited to participate in all the activities which there are many.

We find this a nice quiet park that is very convenient and will return here in the future when we visit family in the PHX area. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

A remote is available for the back gate. This is a very convenient way of getting to the 101 freeway and the mall behind the park. $40 Deposit and get $35 back. Worth it!

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
office
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
570
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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