78 Parks near Scottsdale, Arizona
Feb 2016 - $30.00
This campground is not as big as some of the other Maricopa County campgrounds, but it is very beautiful and quiet, with a new double dumpsite and lots of hiking trails. Most sites are very well spread out. They were also letting people without reservations use the group site as overflow camping, but I don't know the rules or limitations of those, so you should have reservations or call. Verizon was 2/5 bars, but it is only about 6 miles to a Walmart or Home Depot with 5 bars. Lots of nice shops and restaurants in the town of Cave Creek and nearby Carefree. I enjoyed the birds and bunnies hopping around. - judy_online
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Stopped in to visit friends. Was really taken with how nice this area is. My wife and I are not hikers but if we were, it looks like this place would be perfect. We did enjoy a couple of sunset walks. Plus everyone seemed to really be enjoying their time here. Always a good sign!
It was very clean with picnic tables, fire pits. My wife liked the hot water showers and quality bathrooms. The staff was good and very helpful. They had an interesting Nature Center that we enjoyed.
It looks like you need to reserve well in advance if you want to be here over a weekend.
But do come. This is as beautiful as the desert gets!! - Bill Gregory
Feb 2016 - $30.00
This is one of our favorite campgrounds. The only negative is the increasing cost to stay here & booking a site months ahead. We always go to the hoop dances at the Heard museum. We rent a car & it is great that Enterprise will pick you up here. Birds, coyotes, and javallenas abound. - Smokinghawk49
Dec 2015 - $30.00
Stayed here in a 42 foot 5th wheel for a month on site 106. This is a very nice RV Park and everyone was wonderful. The park is kept very clean with trash picked up from site on a daily basis. The views surrounding the park are beautiful and you are close to Fountain Hills, AZ, a very nice town with all services you need. Having coffee/juices/donuts daily along with a newspaper and excellent WiFi made this a very enjoyable park. The only improvements we could see would be to have a picnic table on site and more social opportunities. - DIXIEDUALLY2013
Oct 2015 - $20.00
Excellent winter campground if you prefer quiet and scenic over lots of activities. Asphalt sites are level and roomy, but lack landscaping. Roads are wide and well maintained. Good hookups, though water pressure can be low at times. Helpful staff and nice clubhouse/gym with free juice and breakfast pastries. Clean pool and hot tub. Great views of the mountains. A roadrunner likes to hang around and walked up to within a few feet of me. If you're up late you sometimes hear coyotes, otherwise the only noise is an occasional plane or what sounds like a rifle range in the distance. Good Verizon and AT&T. Cable, electric, and taxes are included in the Oct-Dec special. A few miles from town and 15 miles to Scottsdale/Mesa. - Keeping up with the Joneses
May 2015 - $36.00
I wouldn't call this a Resort, it is a very large car park, no trees for shade and just concrete all around (it was over 95 degrees when we were there) no tables or fire pits, girl in office not very friendly. It said continental breakfast but it was coffee and a donut, do they know what a continental breakfast is?? Pool and hot tub were o.k. but lots of flies in it, don't think it had been cleaned for a few days. WiFi wouldn't work at our camper only in the office. Only 2 showers and toilets for the whole site, I know the big campers don't use them but I had to queue and although they were very nicely tiled the shower wasn't very powerful. - English travellers
Mar 2016 - $30.00
This is the second time we have stayed here and we would definitely stay here again. The sites are very spacious, quite some distance from each other, very quiet, and the views are great. This is not your typical RV park but more like "camping". We had a long pull through site which easily handled our 40 foot motorhome and tow vehicle. We had to use additional blocks to level, however. Electric and water at site, no sewer at site, and no wifi. The park is 8 miles out of Fountain Hills, which requires a lot of driving if you are doing city activities. But we definitely find that it is worth it! - Sally Chew
Mar 2016 - $30.00
A lot of very unlevel sites, we tried for 30 minutes to get our 40' bus level, unsuccessfully. Thankfully they had another level site & allowed us to switch, for a $5 fee. 50A power, nice views, good playground for the grandchild, lots of hike trails. Very far from civilization(other than Fountain Hills). Nice spacious sites, well maintained. Dump station only, no sewer at sites. Water quality is "Arizona Terrible", lots of mineral content. - rvrrat520
Feb 2016 - $30.00
This park is beautiful, well kept, large sites, no close neighbors, beautiful views. We've stayed here before and I'm sure we'll be back.
Sites easily can hold the big rigs, the ones that are at a 90 degree entrance from the road are a little tricky to back a large 5th wheel into due to where the park has some concrete barriers, narrow road and a ditch on one side of the road. Unfortunately we arrived in the dark so it was a little more time consuming than usual. - DRFink
Apr 2016 - $44.00
Third time at this park and it grows on us. We like it. Had a pull through that accommodated our toad. Clean and mostly quiet. I used the clean pool. Wife, the workout room. Would stay again. WiFi weak. - Edward972
Apr 2016 - $48.00
Our 3rd time at Desert Edge. Meets our needs: location, mountain biking/hiking, spring baseball, dog friendly; even has a dog wash area. We spent a week. Ladies restroom had one of two showers under repair. The one shower drained poorly. The water restrictor is excessive, meaning a slower water flow. Reported this, but nothing done. 2nd shower returned to service with similar low flow water. Not an issue with previous stays. This is a busy campground. Rigs fairly close. Cement pad; picnic table; good landscaping. Plenty of space to walk dogs. Good over the air TV. No cable/WiFi. - Pogie
Apr 2016 - $54.00
We were quoted $49 but charged $54 upon arrival because we had a "back-in" site and there was foliage near the site. We questioned charging us the additional $5.00 for this, but their attitude (though nice) was, "So drive on if you don't like it." The place is very tidy and well kept, the people pleasant and the additional cost wasn't important, just a nuisance "Bait and Switch" con-game to me.
What ruined it for me was the absolutely worthless WiFi service. Difficult to log-on with very, very slow service at best; no service at night with continual log-on issues; impossible to even use not to mention stream. Also, this place is located next to I-17 with eight lanes of traffic, it's at the end of the Deer Valley Municipal Airport runways with aircraft taking off day and night, and there is a company that runs a lumber mill right next door that operates chainsaws all day.
Totally NOT recommended. I'll definitely "drive on" next time I'm in Phoenix. - Billy Lee
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Be aware of the 14-day cancellation fee. We had a reservation for five nights; asked to change it to four when we arrived but too late, had to pay for five. Park is small with sites crammed in everywhere; some are wider than others. Access to sites is not a problem as long as you pay attention to where you were going. Restrooms, pool and the grounds in general are well-maintained. Location is convenient to any place in Tempe, and even downtown Phoenix since the light rail station is across the street from the park. Some airplane noise when the planes take off to the east, but generally quiet at night. - Ray Z
Mar 2016 - $37.00
Our fourth spring stay at Apache Palms has remained remarkably consistent. The RV park is well maintained and the management is very friendly and accommodating. The park has revamped its WiFi with several transmission locations. When the WiFi worked, it was excellent; however, during our stay the company that actually provides the Internet service was constantly attempting to get the system to work reliably. On another note, more security seems to be in place at Apache Palms and that is much appreciated.
The laundry and shower areas are well maintained. The same can be said for the pool and spa areas. Even though the pool is relatively small, the water temperature is perfect for just about any external temperature.
What my wife and I look forward to is camaraderie among the people staying here. In the spring, many are visiting the area for spring training baseball, so you see banners supporting the Giants, Angels, Cubs, etc. Unlike other venues we've been to recently, the short term and long term occupants are very congenial.
Hopefully we'll be back again next year! - Professor Ken
Jan 2016 - $37.00
We stayed at this park because of the convenience. We were meeting friends. Spaces very, very small. Attitude very different. Offered a reward if you caught someone throwing a cigarette down or let your dogs "poop". Free nights stay. Did not want pets urinating on their trees, etc. Encourages you to take pets to an empty lot down the street which was riddled with broken glass. Employees spent many breaks sitting outside the office smoking.
You could catch the trolley right across the street. Very close to shopping and college.
Told you when you stayed no regular spots open. Had to pay the extra for a spot which gave you a picnic table and Bar-b-q. - Sander1
Mar 2016 - $4.00
This is a large, gated facility associated with TTN/Encore. We spent two weeks there this year and our site was large enough, back-in was easy, and we had concrete patio the length of the 5th wheel. Utilities are easy to reach, good electrical, very hard water supply. Staff is friendly and helpful, sometimes not responsive to specific complaints. Wind blew debris out of the palm trees one night and the next day staff came around and cleaned it up. Snake Hole GC is still there and as much fun as ever. Members organize several different activities and everyone is cordial and friendly. Idaho Road is a major street from the interchange at AZ-60 and gets very noisy on weekends. All the amenities here are in good condition and the pool and hot tub are used a lot. Shuffle board court is busy. We enjoy our time here and will return next winter. - SilverBear
May 2015 - $11.00
Wide interior streets, all asphalt. Friendly people. Big space. We had # 95, some street noise. We stayed here in a 40 footer 3 slide. Good water pressure, 50 amp. Good AT&T signal. Pad is gravel with a LARGE cement patio. - walt66
Feb 2015 - $3.00
Management has changed and the staff is cordial and helpful. We were assigned a "long term" site due to the length of our stay this time. As ELS/TTN members during peak season the schedule changes, but we were able to remain in the site rather than move to another after the first week. Snake Hole Golf Course is fun as every. Member Services talked to us several times during our stay for our opinion on the changes in the facility and sites. We believe the park has changed significantly and recommend it to others. Member generated activities provide a ton of different things to do here, including organized QUAD excursions in the area. The park is close to everything, lots of trails, points of interest and good shopping. We will definitely stay here again next winter. - SilverBear
Feb 2016 - $20.00
This is one of many "snow-bird" parks in Apache Junction. The park is small with paved streets and nice size level sites. This is a long term park with mostly park models. Our friends are staying here for 3 months and we visited for 4 days. The residents were friendly - the man in the office was brisk and short but accommodating. There is a charge for the wi-fi but the Verizon LTE was very strong and OTA TV was good. This park is very clean and the park models are well kept and not at all junky. This is not an overnight park but would be good for a longer stay. The rate quoted is the Passport America rate which has no restrictions. - lyzzards
Dec 2015 - $14.00
Friendly staff & neighbors. Beautiful, brand new bathrooms & showers. Weekly bingo, Sunday services, many activities scheduled. Nice, roomy, card operated laundry. Pool. Dog park & 1/4 mile walking track. Recycling bin & solar panels. Quiet. Mountain view. Close to everything. - KKAmidon
Jan 2015 - $17.00
Internal roads are paved, sites are fairly level and not too hard to back a 5th wheel into, facilities worked well and are located at the back of the site, site was satellite friendly. Staff were very friendly, park WiFi worked well, T-Mobile cell service was fair (3G). The park was very quiet. The majority are permanent residents but were friendly. We would stay here again. - KDSpree
Apr 2016 - $22.00
The rate of $22 per day is based on the monthly rate we paid for 30-days between March 14-April 14, 2016. This is a huge "snowbird park" in Mesa and this was our 8th or 9th year staying in the park during spring training. The park is probably 50-50 between park models and wheeled RVs. Most of the sites are at least 40' long (gravel) with concrete patios. Toads and tow vehicles are parked on an adjacent patio extension. The vast majority of the sites are back-in with a small number of pull-thrus. Most of the pull-thru sites are asphalt with maybe half-a-dozen dirt. Each site is full hookup with 20/30/50 amp, water, sewer, cable and wifi. Electric is included in the daily/weekly rate and is metered with the monthly rate. The wifi is just ok due to the load. Satellite TV users will have a clear view of the sky. An RV may find itself parked next to another RV or a park model. Most of the sites are pretty close together although some are wider than they are deep (called 'casitas'). The park provides parking assistance due to the close quarters. The streets are paved and in good repair. The biggest rigs will have no problem navigating the turns. Each site has a mailbox and residents can have mail sent to their site. (the office says they will not accept or hold mail or packages). During our stay we had packages delivered by UPS and FedEx.
Pets are permitted but only in some areas of the park although you can walk your dog anywhere in the park. There are about half a dozen pet exercise areas most of them small but there is a huge fenced pet area in the NW corner of the park. The park has multiple pools, shower houses and laundry facilities all of which are 1st class. There is a large rec area with pool tables, card rooms and all sorts of organized activities during snowbird season. The staff and most of the seasonal/year round residents are friendly and helpful. The park is located very close to all sorts of shopping and services. - rk911
Feb 2016 - $28.00
Rate was based on staying more than 30 days. Electricity is charged separately. Flat, level, gravel, back in site. I was in the dog section. Each site has a concrete patio to park on. There are no tables or other services provided. WI-FI was free and the speed depended on the time of day it was used. Laundry rooms were large and clean. There are many activities available if you wish to participate. The park was relatively noisy due to sirens and traffic on surrounding roads. The park was convenient to visit spring training baseball stadiums. - travelcouple
Jan 2016 - $8.00
Rate reflects yearly 3,000 payment decided by 365 days. We required a home base for our trailer as we travelled weeks at a time. A week after we signed for the year, the owner sold to Thousand Trails and the overall experience at this 1400+ rv "resort" took a step down overall. Almost all of the "workampers" did not return for 2016 due to mgmt issues with pay and work schedules. There are two very nice pools and four hot tubs in the main clubhouse area. About every ten days the water in the park would be shut down without warning for about 30 mins or so.
Every Sat morning there is a wonderful and large craft bazar and a very popular and largely attended Bingo that same night. The main clubhouse cafe served many lunches and dinners during the week that were of good quality and reasonably priced.
There are many and very well maintained shuffle boards and about 16 immaculate pool tables at the main clubhouse. Very good wifi and cable as well. - Robertg7
Dec 2015 - $65.00
We have been staying here for the past seven years for a few weeks at a time. It used to be beautiful; the grounds used to be well-maintained; the staff used to be friendly; the activities used to be abundant; and the prices used to be comparable. A different company now manages the park, and everything mentioned above has gone downhill, except for the prices, which have gone up. The golf course greens are brown. The dog parks grass is brown. (Both used to be lush and green.) The foliage in the park--a little orange tree at every site--is overgrown and not maintained, impeding the parking spot at each site (unless you don't mind scratching up the side of your vehicle as you park it). Even when checking in, the office staff was curt, almost to the point of being rude. The positives: the sites are wide and are fairly level. The rv pad is gravel, but there is a concrete pad at each site for parking a tow or extra vehicle. The park does have a few pools and hot tubs as well as various game courts. In a nutshell, a place where we had once considered to be a great possibility for retirement is no longer in the running, and if we did not have family members so close, we would not stay here. - SNWP
Apr 2014 - $38.00
This is basically a park model jungle with a few motorhome spots mixed in. The "motorhome" spots are located at the North end, in the back. I gave this park such a low score because of the unbelievably placed utilities! The placement of the utilities indicates that the "motorhome"section is an "undeveloped" park model section. We have a 42' motorcoach and the sewer connection was literally between our duals in the middle of the coach underneath it. Backing in created quite a challenge as we had to avoid the sewer connection, the water connection and the orange bush that they had planted in front of the lot right where you are trying to back in and right where your door would open for a diesel pusher. Luckily, a neighbor with some snips came to our rescue. He apparently had a similar situation backing in and had purchased some snippers to cut back the orange bush that threatened to scratch our coach. What a nightmare. I can back my husband into most anything, but this was like trying to thread a needle due to the multiple obstacles. I checked out the rest of the park and the pool and hot tub at the north end were quite nice. There was a huge laundry room and work out room. Bathrooms were clean. I did not check out the showers. Lots of "hobby" rooms, ceramics, quilting, silversmithing, library etc. in the main building. All were quite nice. A lot of people apparently return here every year to this park and like it... but when I queried the park staff about the sewer connection, and other odd placement of utilities, they stated that people who returned each year placed their sewer hoses prior to backing in? I am not sure how they accomplished that. But... It doesn't matter. We elected to leave early, without a refund. We will not ever return to this park. A lot of other people enjoy it, however, it was not for us. - AMERICAN EAGLE
Mar 2014 - $35.00
Rate reflects a Passport America discount. This is our second stay at this park and enjoyed it again as much as the first time. This year we were assigned a spot near the front of the park on a street with about 75% park models and 25% RV slots, but everyone was friendly. It is true that backing in can be a challenge due to the orange bush at every site but one of the of the park employees directed us in like a pro so no issue for us. Also, once you are in you are in, so not sure why one of the other reviewers would leave early due to the challenge getting in. The multiple pools and hot tubs are great as are the dog parks within the park. We will come back again. - Bay Area Early retirees