72 RV Parks near Rio Verde, Arizona
We did however find 72 campgrounds within 25 miles of Rio Verde. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Rio Verde in the left hand column.
Oct 2017 - $30.00
We love it here. The views are tremendous. We prefer the south loop (sites 45-80). This is a very clean, well maintained county park. The trails are amazing. We came to volunteer for an ultramarathon being held on the trails in the park. We got plenty of running and biking in while here. I had very good connectivity for work on AT&T and Verizon. An earlier reviewer remarked about the planes, but I enjoyed watching them. The park is close to services in Fountain Hills, Tempe and Phoenix. I had to travel for work and it was easy for me to get to the airport. We will definitely stay again. It is a great place, and the staff are very helpful and friendly. - janjshaw
Mar 2017 - $30.00
This is the second time we have stayed here in site 75. Each site has beautiful views of the desert and surrounding mountains. The site was fairly level--we needed no leveling blocks--but we noticed some sites, esp. in the north loop, looked off kilter. The south loop is quieter and has larger spots; the north loop is more child-friendly, as it has a playground. We come for the 60 miles of biking and running trails, accessible straight from the camp site, that are maintained well. The only downfalls: very few dumpsters or trash cans (you have to walk a bit) and the incessant small-engine aircraft noise. Apparently there are many flight schools in the area, and they like to buzz the campground for hours on end, making it seem like you're under attack--which is annoying if you're hoping to listen to the sounds of the desert wildlife. Other than that, the place is clean and well-maintained. Make reservations early. The campground is always full during the spring. - SNWP
Feb 2017 - $32.00
see previous reviewers, excellent park. If I had a choice I would avoid sites 30-40 as it is the main road for the service trucks and they fly buy often. I would also avoid (if it is a concern) sites 50-80 due to old bathrooms. However, 50-80 is also quiet and best views. but all views are wonderful...birds, saguaro, mountains, sunsets, sunrises, etc. etc. the host rakes each campground. - saturn7
Nov 2017 - $42.00
Enjoyed this park very much. We actually extended our stay because it fits most of our criteria for a restful and safe RV park: extremely clean facilities; good security; quiet (very few kids around) and mostly adult/snowbird oriented; level spot; spots nicely spaced.
Even though there is no privacy between spots, because of the wide spacing and adult atmosphere, it was fine because people were friendly but quiet and enjoying the beautiful views. The pool area is nice, although the pool itself is too cold for me. Spa was great. - gtogrl
May 2017 - $29.00
This been one of the best parks we have stayed in. All sites are back-in. The only negatives comments we would make would be the same as a few of the other reviewers. Showers are just that, showers only, no mirrors, sink, etc. Poor design. There is very little shade throughout the park, some but not much. Do your research, use Google Earth and the parks nice map to reserve a spot. If its available they will work with you. WiFi was very good for us, we stayed in site 120. I think they provide the best service they can. They do offer "wired" internet and some sites, ask before reserving. You may need to bring your own router. There are a lot of rules for this park and Security is very high. The resort is on Indian land so the rules are strict. The Verde River is not visible from any of the sites. Doesn't really matter though since there is a rule for that and it is you cannot touch it. Look but don't touch. Driving beyond the Resort to the south is not a good idea either. No trespassing signs abound and from what we hear they are very strict about this. Be respectful. Pool area is very nice but shallow, max 4 feet. It is a short pool too, laps would be difficult. Garbage is picked up at your site every day of the week, this was very nice. There are no tables at the sites and no campfires are allowed.The office/lodge was nicely kept and they offer a nice library of books and DVDs to use. The pastries were yummy. - Tahoe1840
Mar 2017 - $1.00
Very nice all paved level sites. I mark it down for 2 points I didn't care for. 1) shower is just that, only the shower. You have to go around to restroom to shave, dry hair, etc. I thought this was poorly designed. 2) I don't care for their electric charge of $4 per day on monthly renters. I don't have a $120 bill in August in Oklahoma. Way too high a rate in my opinion. That being said, yes I would stay here again. - OSUTRIKERS
Feb 2015 - $3.00
The whole Salt River Recreation Area which this dry camping area is part of has problems relating to dry camping with RVs. They have shut down two areas where dry camping had been available and so now, this is the only one left where RVs can still park. In cutting costs, they no longer have any park hosts as well and the ranger only drives through evidently not noticing the dumpster overflowing with trash. This place has become crowded and noisy since there is no place left to camp unless you are tent camping. Too bad, this is a beautiful spot. If we stay here again we will drive over first to make sure we can get our rig in due to crowding. - Kent and Margaret
Jan 2015 - $3.00
As the other post say, this location has two large parking lots. There are vault toilets that are kept clean. The park rangers pass through the park several times a day and the local sheriffs pass through at least once. With that said I know of three generators that have been stolen here over the past four years. Why the high rating, simple. The views here are so much better than the large rv parks in Mesa. We enjoy boondocking and having a natural surrounding. If you need to be entertained this is not the place for you. - Silver Tex
Mar 2013 - $6.00
This is two fairly clean, near-level asphalt parking lots. I say fairly clean because of a small amount of broken glass, a few irresponsible dog owners, and a small band of wild horses. There are no specific sites, just pick a spot. It's usually very quiet during quiet hours (10 PM to 6 AM); at other times there can be generators, early anglers, partying, and aircraft noise. Hosts are friendly and helpful. On earlier visits, Verizon data service usually worked well, but during my last stay in 2013 mid-March, data service was very slow when it worked at all. Previous reviews have listed places to buy Tonto passes; they're also sold at the Safeways at 1855 N. Power Rd. and at 9101 E. Baseline. A nature trail starts at the southwest corner of the western (larger) parking lot. - wjzcbn
Jan 2017 - $50.00
We stayed here during Barrett Jackson. Our site was above the polo grounds. There is no sewer available, but the port a potty cleaners come by and they are easy to grab to come take of your sewer. We will stay here again. It is convenient to the auction. - Tami M
Oct 2016 - $28.00
We parked near the Polo field. There are asphalt or gravel sites throughout Westworld. All sites have water and electric but no sewer, there is a dump. - Rich622
Dec 2015 - $25.00
This is not an rv park but a city owned facility which has rv sites spread around the property. It is primarily used for equestrian events but also hosts a famous car auction and dog shows. The sites have very good water and electric and there is a dump station. We noticed a pump truck making the rounds as well.
We were in section Q and we would definitely ask for a different section if we returned. These sites are back-ins and so tightly spaced that if we had a neighbor our slides would have been at risk. The sites were probably intended for horse trailers with living quarters and no slides.
There were a few other rv's sprinkled around the property but we were mostly alone. We never felt unsafe and our only concern at leaving our rig was getting a neighbor who could not back in a straight a line or misjudged his slide depth. As far as we could tell, this was only an issue in Section Q.
We would definitely camp here again and it was a perfect base for visiting family as well as the area. Ask for directions when making reservations, it is easy but could be confusing if you are using your GPS. - PBuds
Nov 2017 - $30.00
We were here 5 nights - lovely place. Undeveloped east edge of the Phoenix metro area, big nature preserve, but only 10 minutes from grocery and auto parts stores, or go farther for everything in Phoenix. Gates are not locked at night. Lots of birds, all kinds of cactus, occasional coyote in the park. For the price, tremendous value. I would definitely come back. Water & electricity only, otherwise this would be a 10 for me. 14 day max in one site, then you have to move to another site. Great park showers and restrooms. Concrete picnic table and fire ring at all (or most?) sites. Sites are dirt & gravel, so bring a rug for your coach door. Sites are level enough that my jacks didn't have any trouble, and plenty of room for my 33' C and CR-V dingy. All the sites are well separated with native vegetation for separation. Pull thru sites are just a wide area beside the road - lots of room but pick your direction so your coach door is not on the road side. - Michael_K
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Great park with large pull-thru sites. Gorgeous desert views, coyote's passing through at night, star filled nights, and almost nobody else in the park. Temperatures over 100, so didn't spend much time outside. Site was "partial shade" which, in this case, meant a small tree that shaded the cement picnic table. Nice friendly staff and shopping/fuel just a couple miles away. We stayed here for 6 nights in September and will go back the next time we're visiting Phoenix. - miller.va
Jun 2017 - $30.00
State park. We stay here a lot, and the views are just beautiful. There are shooting and archery ranges, hiking trails, and a various events the park schedules. Close drive to the lakes and the Salt River for tubing. During the summer you can get a spot (if your set up to handle the HOT AZ temps) anytime, but the winter, spring and fall the place is usually packed. Almost every spot we could park in with our 45', with room for our Jeep in front of it. They have many back-ins. All have fire pits and picnic tables. Some sites are not so level, additional leveling blocks will be needed. The only negative thing we have to say is it's not so pet friendly, (no grassy areas) but Red Mountain Park is less that 10 minutes away, with lots of grass the dogs love. Also always be aware of other "critters" that may venture through the park, coyotes, snakes, rabbits, scorpions...etc.. We will be back again.. - CuMiner
Nov 2017 - $40.00
Great staff. Mainly a over 55 park but the people were lovely. WIFI was good. Roads easy to get around. Neighbour was lovely. The airport wasn't to bad. On one morning at 7am there were some air force jets taking off. Good amenities. Would stay again if I was in the area. - Aussie Chums
Feb 2017 - $25.00
Wifi is non-existent in individual units. Heavy emphasis on social activity and clubs for 55 year olds who like country western. With a motorhome you may have a Harley Davidson and loud drunken parties starting up beside your bedroom window. The heated pool and hot tub and tennis courts are pristine and lovely. The library is good. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. - BeverleyKent
Feb 2017 - $35.00
No Wifi at all at individual sites. Very noisy partying. Cliques. Beautiful pool and tennis courts. Compulsive activities and non-stop clubs; old people afraid of being alone. Nasty 80 year olds are the majority. Glad we didn't bring the dog. - cgs1
Apr 2017 - $54.00
The reason we stayed here was because it's right on the lake - and that part of it is great. The view was awesome too, overlooking the lake and hills covered with cactus and other desert vegetation. That said, it was not without issues. There was nobody there to greet us when we arrived to check in, just a closed gate with an empty guard shack. Eventually, someone drove up on a golf cart and said we had to pull away and park in the corner of some lot, then walk to an office to check in. After checking a few of us in, a woman came out to let us in the gate, but by the time we got our trailer and drove up to the gate, she was gone and we were stuck, yet again, not being able to get in. Not the best start. The people were friendly enough though. The park itself is fine. There's a row of sites that are super squished together, then some newer pull-through sites with more room (we took one of the pull-through's). The bathroom was just a pit toilet, but was fine and clean enough. There's a large grassy area between the trailers and the lake, which is really nice - lots of room to spread out, play games, or whatever. You can have fires in the fire pits, use their picnic tables, etc. It wasn't the most relaxing spot, though - between the road that runs right by the park, and the lake that was totally covered with jet ski's and power boats. We tried to paddleboard on the lake, but there were way too many power boats for it to be any fun - but I'm sure it would be great if you were in one of those boats. We didn't go to the restaurant that's at the marina, but it looked okay - mostly for the view I think. I wouldn't stay here again, but it's not a bad place, depending on what you go for. No sewer hookups. You can pay $20 to have someone pump it out, or just drive to a nearby dump station, which is what we did. - Brian C.
Dec 2010 - $35.00
The staff was friendly and the location on the lake is awesome. No sewer hookups,(pump out service was available) and a showers are small and in in a self contained trailer due to the close proximity of the lake. - User1725
Apr 2017 - $63.00
Only negative on this park was my site was very tight. If there was another RV in the spot in front of me I wouldn't have been able to get out of my site. Had a light pole on one side and an orange tree on the other. Now for the good park was very clean and the grounds were great. Hook ups work but were not convenient, had to crawl under rig to hook up water. very nice pool and hot tube. Had a very large patio and spaces between units was very large. - roaming around
Mar 2017 - $47.00
Great for dogs!! Two huge football field size grassy areas. The one with new trees is not fenced and must be on leash. Second site, also huge, can be off leash if you can control. Then a big fenced area with benches, trees, grass for off leash. All three areas provide poop bags.
The laundry was a hassle. The machines take a card that u buy for $5, $10 or $20 plus a $3 fee for the card. I asked the gals if I could pay them for the use of their card as we were leaving the next day.
When we arrived an employee at the toll booth told us our site number and said goodbye--no map, no activities calendar, no list of amenities. We were referred to members services, which is closed on weekend, and we were only staying for the weekend. Caters to full-time residents. Those of us RVers were parked on the perimeter of the park, close to the noisy road.
Very expensive for little service. Wouldn't stay here again. Short term is given the sites on the perimeter next to a busy road. The noise didn't bother us but it was noticeable. - Xoxo
Jan 2017 - $32.00
We reserved for a one month stay and paid by phone what we were told would be the price plus electric. Upon our arrival, for some reason they parked us between two vacant park models in a spot that was somewhat difficult to navigate, as well as the most inconvenient sewer placement others have described. We had to call the rover back to help us locate our water -- which was actually behind the park model on the other side, requiring lots of hose. Staff was less than friendly, and no one offered to show us around this huge resort. Since we arrived on the weekend, we were shocked to learn upon check-in that we actually owed another almost $300 additional for trash, electric deposit, sewer, water, and $30 each for two dogs. Dog areas smelled and both of our dogs got diarrhea causing us to incur vet bills on top of the steep dog fee. Fireworks are apparently legal in Mesa, and the neighborhood behind us was most disrespectful the days leading up to New Years. Our 8-1/2 year-old dog had never feared fireworks until now. Prior to the end of our month, we inquired about staying on until the date when we had another commitment. We were advised that we would have to leave three or four days prior to that since someone else had reserved our exact site although there were dozens of empty RV sites at the time. Given that we did not extend for a full month, it seems unfair that we were charged a daily rate but they failed to read the electric and water and trash at the end of our paid month, so we were charged additional. No weekend office hours created a huge problem for us upon departure since we wanted to know our electric costs, and learned that a packaged that had been delivered on Friday would not fit into our mailbox and we were unable to access it, and by Monday we would be over an hour away without a good forwarding address for a couple of weeks. There are some nice features in the park but, given the manner in which we were treated, we will not return. - BigRigTravelerUSA
Mar 2017 - $25.00
This was our second year staying at Sun Life. We go to Arizona for a few weeks in March for NASCAR & Spring Training for the Cubs. The first thing that stood out for us was the folks friendliness. For that reason, we truly love this Resort. They do offer a variety of activities. However, we're usually so busy that we haven't had the opportunity to take advantage of any of them (other than using the computer lab). We were able to enjoyed the St. Patrick's Day parade for the last two years. It was so wonderful and much bigger this year, too! We can't wait to return! - Barbara Mahon
Jan 2016 - $45.00
The rated noted here is the daily rate. We pay $1995 for three months. We have stayed here for three months each year for the past nine years. Every year we complain about the WiFi service and every year they say they're working on it. If WiFi is important to you I suggest you go somewhere else. The streets are very narrow so parking can be a little tricky. They do have a nice facility with amenities like billiards, shuffleboard, card rooms, Etc., and the staff is friendly. - chasemcallister
Dec 2014 - $21.00
The RV spot was between two park models, and somewhat tight to get into, but once in there was plenty of space for parking on a large cement area. There is a computer lab with good internet, but the internet from the sites is minimal. There is no cable for temporary people, but we were able to get the main local channels. The shower areas are outside the gate from the pool area and are not open early in the morning and were too far from the area we were assigned to use them. The price quoted was $21./day but it came to $25.65 a day which I assume was taxes, etc. This was $6.00 more than the other Cal Am park we stayed at which was much nicer than this one. - traveling
May 2017 - $30.00
It's very easy to get around here. Sites are mostly back in with a few pull throughs interspersed. It's a desert campground though, so not much shade and it's hot here in late May. Very nice rest rooms and showers. Not too many campers here though. Campground hosts are already gone for the season. Lots of quail, lizards, birds, cactus and even a road runner. We would stay here again. Burn ban is in effect in early May. It is dry! - tjsprinter
Apr 2017 - $30.00
Wow! Who would have thought. This park was meticulously cared for. The sites were all paved, roomy and private. Elec and water only. 14 day stay max. The restrooms and showers were new and clean. They had even raked the gravel in out picnic area of our site. Lots of great hiking trails. They have both back in and pull through. Be sure and stay in the older area. The new area is more "parking lot" like. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. - Magnum34
Apr 2017 - $30.00
It's hard to go wrong with any of the state or county parks in the Phoenix/Tucson area, and Cave Creek was no exception. The park is very pretty, with lots of desert vegetation throughout. Our site was huge and very private, but you do need to be careful picking a site. There's one section of the campground that was previously group camping but is now available for regular reservations, and those sites are close together with little privacy. Also, while on satellite view many sites look long enough to handle big rigs, some of those have very steep slopes at the front of the site, making them unsuitable. Our back-in site was one of the most level we saw, and we needed to put wood blocks under our motorhome's front wheels before leveling. There are some great dog-friendly hiking trails in the park, including a trailhead inside the campground that leads to all the other trails. AT&T and Verizon both worked but were weak/slow. We set up our booster and then had great reception. The showers at Cave Creek are decent but could use some updating. First of all, although each bath house has two men's and two women's showers, one of each is handicapped accessible and has the shower head mounted permanently at about waist-height, making them unusable for the rest of us. All the showers have a single push-button that turns on the water for a minute or so, with no temperature adjustment. The water was usually (but not always) hot, but it would be nice to be able to adjust the temperature or pressure. The town of Cave Creek is a few miles away with restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed the park and would stay here again. - LifeRebooted