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Desert Shadows RV Resort

Phoenix, Arizona


19203 N 29th Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
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Sites: 638
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.66010
Longitude: -112.12150

Elevation: 1364' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ 55+ yes
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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66 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

Expensive for no WiFi on sites. No good signage for the building to check-in from where they have you park. High rate for off season for just hook ups. They park all the rigs together instead of staggering them when there's a lot of openings. Patio Pads damaged & hazardous to big rigs tires pulling in. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

This is the 2nd time that we have stayed here. The first time was in April 2018 for a month while we waited for the plates for our vehicles to arrive. Getting a mailbox is easy, pay $5 deposit for key and fill out the form inside the box and you start receiving mail. The spot we had was across from the laundry. We had to back in but an employee helped out. The power post had a bad circuit breaker but the maintenance person came out right away and replaced the breakers. The WiFi is poor and if you want more than 1 hour a day or 1 device you must pay. After paying the WiFi didn't improve. Usually we used our hot spot. For the monthly rate you must pay by cash or check. At the end of the month we put the 5th wheel into their storage for $60 per month. Storage is inside a fenced monitored area but uncovered. When we came back we stayed an additional week. The spot we had for the week was a pull through. The space had room to park the 5th wheel and our truck. I would say it is 60+ feet long. WiFi is no better in the short term area. We biked around the park every day (Phoenix is one of the most dangerous places in the US for pedestrians). You can pay for the weekly or daily using credit card, cash or check. Things I like: • Friendly people • Close to shopping • Close to good reasonable restaurants • Workout room • A safe place to bike or walk • Good water pressure • Quiet, except for the normal big city sounds • Easy to get to and leave • Garbage pickup twice weekly • Office has rolls of quarters • Wash $1.50, Dry $.25 for 8 minutes Things I didn't like: • WiFi is poor • Rates are at the high end. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
289
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you get a remote for the back gate Costco is right across the street otherwise you have to drive around the block. Costco has the best price on diesel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Easy access to the highway. Very quiet as mentioned in other reviews. We stayed 6 days after having our RV serviced in town. Very close to Costco for gas and diesel which open at 7am. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
497
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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:

If you enjoy good BBQ BobbyQ's is jest down the road with excellent q and their lunch prices are hard to beat. Pappadeaux is close by as is Sportsman's warehouse and Costco.

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We liked this part. On the map it looks like its right off the freeway, but we couldn't hear any highway noise. Its mostly a nice, 55+ mobile home community with empty spots for rv's. The main road into the office is strictly for rv's. We enjoyed our stay. The raods were paved and the site were gravel with zero dust. The pool and hot tub were both indoors. This is an active 55+ park with lots of daily activities. Retail shops of all types are very close by. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
498
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We chose this campground because it was close to our friends' home. Easy access to I-17. Very nicely landscaped. The park is mostly park models with good overnight sites. There is no cable TV, but good over the air channel selection with our antenna. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 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: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

The park was clean, safe, and quiet. There was plenty of room for our rig and the site was very level. The host escorted us to our site. Hookups were convenient. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
293
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

The Costco was located next door but we didn't attempt to use it this stay.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here several days and took day trips in the area. It's a mix of permanent, temporary and transient residents. The staff is helpful and the office/club house areas were large and well kept. The transient area was convenient. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 142
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

My rate includes tax since it added $40 to a six night stay. Rate also increased for the last few days since their rate changes for Spring practice season. No matter if it's $52 or $60 the cost is not worth it. However, most places were full until April so this was what was available. My site was located between 2 park models with JUST enough room for my rig to fit between and patio and a park model. When parking my truck on the other side of the patio I had to be very careful not to take out the metal awning on the other park model. Most of the transient sites are located near the entrance and they are gravel pull-thru's with a small patio. I was visiting relatives so I did not spend much time in the park and I didn't use any amenities. This was the MOST expensive campground/park that I have ever stayed at in the past 4 years full-timing. Avoid if you can! We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
327
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
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:

The Costco next door is great but unless you have a gate key you cannot exit or enter from back of the park to easily access it.

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Review Count: 194
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 43

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

Rate reflects monthly stay during high season. Desert Shadows is our winter home. This is a very well maintained park with pull thru short term sites and longer term back ins amongst park models. Entry is off Union Hills and I17, easy access. All utilities worked very well and satellite is no problem. The staff is both attentive and friendly. There are all kinds of activities available including dances, plays, pancake breakfasts, to name a few. An indoor pool and hot tub as well as fitness room are available. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Costco is right out the back gate and has diesel at excellent prices. In N Out Burger is close by as well. Winter in Phoenix has all sorts of events ie: Phoenix Open, Barrett Jackson, NASCAR and spring training baseball as well as hundreds of golf courses. If you are bored, it's your own fault!

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Mainly over 55 but they have and area for short terms. WIFI is not available on the site but a fantastic service in the office area. Road ways are easy to get around. Staff are only available office hours but they leave everything out for u to self check-in. We would stay here again. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
283
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Heard Museum. The botanical Cactus gardens. Dobson point.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Rated 10/10/10 by Good Sam. Nice large indoor pool and hot tub, laundry, book exchange library, craft room, billiard room, card room. Lots of park models but also dedicated RV area. Park on gravel. Hookups well located. Patios are all small and broken at some sites. Very quiet park We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
500
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Getting around Phoenix is easy if somewhat congested. Easy to get to restaurants and stores. Dillards outlet about 5 miles from park. Costco just across the back fence.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

A convenient spot to stay for proximity to the north end of Phoenix or Scottsdale area. The park is largely permanent park models, but has a number of back in or pull thru sites for short or longer term stays. The pull thru sites at the entrance to the park are gravel and have a slight forward lean towards the road. Nothing that the levelers could not compensate for. The cement patio pads are small and prove difficult to set out four chairs on. The hookups are excellent, we had no problems with the water or electrical supply. The pull thru sites are large and can accommodate the largest of units with room to park a towed vehicle. It would be difficult to leave your towed vehicle hooked up and position your RV such that you could be positioned near the cement patio or hookups. The WiFi is best available in the lobby of the office, otherwise it is non existent at the sites. Laundry room is large and offers plenty of machines. There is an outdoor clothesline that can be used for air drying. Plenty of activity rooms and recreational facilities to use. We did not use the pool as the water was so murky we couldn't see the bottom. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Pull thru site
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $64.00
Overall Rating:

Resort is a real stretch .. It's a 30 year old trailer park with 90% of the sites filled with park models and RV's thrown in-between.. Nice pool & spa.. Showers are old & small only 3 in the whole park for women & 3 in the mens room.. Showers are Not handicapped accessible.. Nice library, free ice machine. Pull through sites are all rock and not very level.. Concert patio pads are small & some are cracked. Palm trees are in the way and offer no shade..NO WIFI & NO CABLE.. The yearly RV sites are redone ( bigger patio pads, pavers etc) at the renters expense.The lots are very unlevel, tilting towards the street. They are also very close together. We have been here several times & I have never seen anyone use the shuffleboard courts or bocce ball courts..Waste of space, Fruit trees at most of the permeant sites offer lemons and grapefruit.. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Desert Shadows RV Resort, owner at Desert Shadows RV Resort responded to this review

I am sorry you had some concerns. WE do have cable for stays of over 2 weeks, which i know is not helpful for shorter stays, but we do have over 40 tv channels that come in via regular antennae, many of which are in High Definition quality. Also, we do have WIFI at every site. It is free in the lobby building, but it is a pay service via Tengo WIFI at the sites, but it is available at every site. Thank you.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

The wide gravel pull through sight was perfect for my need. The utilities were all located at the rear of the site which was a bit inconvenient but the site was easy to get into and level. No wifi or cable at site. Wifi in the office was really fast. I would stay here again. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
286
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
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: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $68.00
Overall Rating:

This RV park was a pet-friendly, all ages place to stay in the middle of snowbird season. However, monthly and yearly rentals do have a minimum age requirement (42 & 55 respectively). The nightly rate has a Good Sam discount available but weekly is discounted already. We only stayed 3 nights and didn't use any amenities except for the free wifi in the office. Our site was level gravel with a concrete slab as a porch with a palm tree and bench. It was one of the pull-thru sites just off the main entrance, but there wasn't much traffic nor noise. It's definitely more of a community for snowbirds with lots of activities and amenities but was also a place to get water, electricity, and tanks drained. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
502
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
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