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15 RV Parks near Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
Jul 2018 - $42.00
We took the advice of JRAK's review from one year prior and booked our long 4th of July week-end at the Ponderosa RV Resort. The place and residents were great. Friendly, welcoming and very helpful. The facility can handle any sized rig and has all of the proper hook-ups. Many six month residents from the Phoenix valley that have formed friendships over the years. Plenty of activities to keep you busy if you choose to get involved. Highly recommended. - Mesa - AL
Jul 2017 - $99.00
We were looking for place we could take our new 5th wheel for the first time, but needed to escape the valley heat also. But being the 4th of July weekend, everything was booked. Called Ponderosa RV Resort, and they had 1 spot left, that was big enough for our 40 foot 5th wheel. Now the park is a bit older and roads are narrow, but their staff was absolutely fantastic.
We arrived late, and it was dark. One of the staff members waited for us, and guided us through the turns and narrow streets (paved), and coached me backing in, in the dark, into our site. He made it rather easy, and showed up promptly, 4 days later to walk us out of the park with another staff member. The people here are probably the friendliest we ever met camping.
They have a nice dog park, and I know our dogs hated to leave the resort. I gave it a 9 for the excellent customer service we received and the because everyone was so nice. We would definitely stay here again.
While most residents spend the summer season here, they have 9 full timers, who were also very nice. Wish we could have stayed longer. It's an older park but they are currently doing improvements. - JRAK
Sep 2016 - $38.00
This is an old and unkept park. Most of the clients are full time residents and the RVs and park models are in disrepair. I really wish I could give this a better review because the people who own it and the residents are very friendly and helpful. Don't be misled by the nice website, this is not a new or updated park. However, none of the parks in Pinetop-Lakeside are new or well kept. - Ruffella
May 2009 - $35.00
This campground was a beautiful campground and good location. The setting was nice, the sites were very nice, and the price was good. This campground mangers cared about their campground, no trash anywhere. Everyone including management was very nice and helpful. I would return to this place again and recommend to anyone. - private0012
May 2006 - $26.00
In my view this rv park has more pine trees and a prettier setting than any commercial park from Flagstaff to Williams. The sites are a crushed gravel-type material and most are fairly level. It would have been nicer if there was a little more room between sites but none of the other parks are generous in this respect. New ownership needs to do a few things like add cable and do a little site grooming. Limited TV service can be gotten from an antenna but it's not real clear. The biggest negative is the park's proximity to the railroad tracks. The BNSF is very active along this stretch of I-40 and the engineers blow the train horn 4 times each time it passes by the area both east and westbound. We had a nice campfire amidst the aromatic pines in the evening. I would stay here again. - exportman
May 2013 - $8.00
Rate shown reflects annual rate. Call for other rates available. Great park to escape the summer heat. Easy drive from Phoenix or Tucson. Mostly seniors who stay all summer. Lots of pot lucks, crafts, fishing near by. Close to movies, hiking trails, & lakes. Very friendly people from all walks of life. This park is a mixture of park models and RV's. It's a very relaxing place to spend the summer months. - jlock651
Nov 2009 - $30.00
I loved this park. Landscaping is amazing. Flowers everywhere. Very well taken care of. Very clean park. We stayed a week. Camp Host was very friendly. We will go back again. - sunnyday
May 2007 - $12.00
Dry camping only. Nice quiet park in the tall pines. Dump was not included in park fee and cost $6.00. Restaurant in walking distance. Satellite TV reception in some sites. Verizon Wireless worked good. Tables and fire rings at most sites. This is a US Forest Service campground. Ranger station across the street. Close to Show Low with Walmart, Walgreens and other shopping available - Our Cow
Apr 2017 - $25.00
FYI... This RV Park NO LONGER takes short term rentals. If you want to stay here, you must pay for the ENTIRE SEASON, regardless of how many days you stay. - RVRobert2003
May 2016 - $13.00
Stayed here last summer. The owner was as helpful and pleasant as could be -great to deal with. There was good shopping and food nearby. Neighbors were great too. I would readily stay here again and highly recommend. - 2 maybe 3 eagles
Dec 2013 - $25.00
This is a very unique place in the White Mountains. The RV's are parked around a large center area that is grass covered and is the place where the children run & play like children did ages ago. The place has the most welcoming hosts. The owner is an artist with a chain saw and you will enjoy all the carved wooden bears that reside here. Just a great, fun, rustic atmosphere. - KPsunshine
Feb 2018 - $18.00
The campground is owned by the City of Show Low and is run by a concessionaire. It has both no hookup spots and electric spots. I was there during February in a no hook up site and paid $18 a night which is the lowest rate. Rates are higher for pull thru and electric. Since it is owned by the city, there are no US Govt card discounts or any other discounts and the rates are the same all year. Show Low is snow country in the winter and so what is special is this campground is open all year. It is right across from the Lake and has good cell service. Providers are Verizon and Cellular One which may roam for ATT, depending on the ATT plan. It is very busy in the summer and spots are close but it is dead in the winter. All water facilities are shut off in the winter so that leaves one pit toilet, no tap water and no dump station and there is no reduction in fees. I was in the main campground by the office. The other areas were closed for the season. My travel trailer is 25 ft and it would fit in most if not all of the sites in my area. There are trees making it tricky to get solar for the whole day. The big pluses are the winter season, close to the lake and right in the Town of Show Low. The negatives are the cost for so little facilities in the winter and not really a backwoods experience. - AZ Camper
Oct 2011 - $15.00
Nice campground that's similar to a forest service campground. 8 electric sites. Sites were not level but we had no problems leveling out. We were in site # 31 with electric. We were able to get our dome satellite in and we had a decent cell and air card signal. A fire ring with a grate and a pedestal BBQ along with a nice picnic table is provided. Campground is open year round taking reservations during their high season. We arrived mid Oct. and the sites were first come. Discounts are given with the Golden Age Pass that you can purchase at a Rangers Station. We paid $15.00 because we used our pass otherwise an electric site is $26 a night. Dump station available and potable water is available near the restrooms. Play ground is fenced in and next to the campground office/store. Lake is across the road with a boat dock but people were using it to fish off of. Stores are close by with lots of restaurants to choose from. - jannie5
May 2011 - $30.00
We've been coming here once or twice every year for 6 years. It is still as nice as ever in terms of facilities, service, and atmosphere. They have instituted a reservation policy so beware. If you don't have a reservation you might have to jump sites in the middle of a stay. We were here early in the year, and the CG was not crowded, but some other campers had to move in the middle of their stay. - OldSoldier
Aug 2018 - $27.00
Good value, beautiful park. Quiet, spacious lots. Rate includes water, electricity, sewer, cable, Internet. Will definitely stay here again. - JefeInAZ
Aug 2018 - $28.00
Defective post wiring burned out my roof air. Paid the monthly rate. Wife had a medical emergency and was hospitalized, had to leave a week early. They recalculated the monthly rate to a daily rate so I owed $200 more! Our RV space was 130. Looks like it had not been maintained in years. Horrible experience, we will never return! - Ahrmless
Aug 2018 - $28.00
We've stayed in this park a couple times before, and this time was for 10 days. We found they had expanded the park to over 500 spaces. Most info on the park states it 258 spaces. The new area is also in Ponderosa Pine as the original park was with lots of big trees and open space. All sites are irregularly spaced with plenty of room between rigs. They have full hook-ups to all sites including TV if using their device to connect. Both 30 and 50 amp service is available in the same free standing pedestal, with a couple 20 amp receptacles also available. Roads are "gravel" and sites all have a nice concrete pad for the rig to set against. We enjoyed our stay and will stay there again if in the area. The only problem I saw in the the new area was the installation of their sewer connections. They are sticking up out of the ground 12 to 18 inches and this makes the dumping process difficult as a lot of rigs' outlets are not that high. This park is several miles out of Pinetop, AZ, located on Fort Apache Tribal lands (Ref digital mapping system). - Oddyssey
May 2018 - $25.00
We had a great site (#2) in this campground. It was huge and the space was very level. We had no problem levelling our 5th wheel. The campground is basically for seasonal campers, but the ones we met were friendly and welcoming. The owners were very nice and went out of their way to be of help. It's true that the roads are a bit narrow and while this was no problem for us in our 32' fifth wheel, it could be problematic for large motor homes. Construction workers were very quiet and road traffic wasn't noticeable at night. We paid the Passport America rate and would stay here again for a short visit. If we were to spend a month or more, we would choose another RV park in the area that has activities such as swimming, bocce ball, shuffleboard, etc. - Bobbi1948
Sep 2017 - $31.00
This is a fairly new park primarily designed for seasonal visitors and/or permanent cabins. Despite its newness it is one of the least hospitable parks for large RVs. The streets are quite narrow with very sharp corners that make it difficult to maneuver. Several sites are not level and the many trees make getting satellite TV questionable. The park does offer included wireless that is fairly reliable. Park hosts were very friendly and helpful. We could not level our coach on the first assigned site and they moved us to one that was levellable. - bobnsandi
Jun 2017 - $25.00
This is a park being developed for the sale and long term rental of sites. True, it does provide full hook-ups for a reasonable Passport America price, but there are absolutely no amenities such as community rest room, showers or picnic table. Further, our site, 14, backed onto the back of a big box store, so there were bright security lights and garbage trucks very noisily emptied dumpsters early in the morning. Location is decent within a few miles of Walmart and downtown, but there are better options available for the price. - Jane & Art
Jun 2018 - $32.00
This is a 55+ park. Our site was next to the office, very near the road. So there was some road noise. This is a mobile home park, with many permanent residents, but was clean and shady, and everyone was very friendly. There didn't seem to be any internet, which would have been a plus. The park manager went out of his way to make us feel welcome. He hosted a spaghetti dinner in the community room while we were there, and there were other weekly events posted. We stayed there in a 45' motorhome, and would definitely stay there again, even with the road noise. - Gogirl
Jun 2017 - $30.00
I'd stay here again just because the seasonal residents are so friendly. We were invited to a community dinner before we even knew if we had a site. Sites were tight, but very well shaded and a welcome respite from the heat of the lower elevations. - CCandtheLADY
Dec 2016 - $35.00
I was referred here by the manager of Mountain Shadows RV and I must say that this park is amazing, I look forward to revisiting in the summer when I can really enjoy the mountain landscape. The manager of this park is very helpful and has a lot of knowledge of activities and things to do when you are in the area its a great park. - Maxwell Banner
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Elks members or their guest only.. Small park sites are not very level. Has water, power & sewer.. No wifi or cable.. Lodge is walking distance from the rv park.. Lots of trees.. Park on gravel. No tables .. Fire rings not allowed in Show Low.. Dog friendly.. - Yepwearedoingit
Jun 2016 - $20.00
If you stay here, only pay one night at a time. Even when we had to evacuate due to a forest fire they would not refund our $140 for the remaining 7 days.
The sites are very unlevel and the only way to get level almost all of the sites require you to have your wheels off the ground. Lots of trees so satellite service made us have to hook up 40 ft of sewer hose.
After talking with a trustee he finally agreed to give me credit on my next stay rather than give a refund. Better than nothing, I guess. - yumsbpa