5 RV Parks near Sun Valley, Arizona
Apr 2017 - $20.00
We have been using this park for at least 10 years as we travel to and from AZ. It now has power and management issues. It was friendly and caring under the old owner, but this year was different under the new ownership. This is not a resort but just a basic bare bones campground. The new owners are making some improvements but the electric service is unacceptable as is the attitude of the owners. We had made our reservation for a specific drive thru FHU site, and were told the specific site was guaranteed. We do this because electric is only good at a few sites, and only a few pull thru's are FHU. When we arrived, the park was almost full and our reserved FHU site was occupied. They offered another tight, pull thru site with no sewer for the same price. The site was crowded, faced directly East, and had large puddles and mud. When we pulled up to the site the electric wires were hanging out of the box, and the box not attached properly to the wobbly post. We walked back to the office and one of the owners came and installed the 30A outlet. I plugged in and found only 104V. This voltage is too low and can seriously damage equipment in a MH. I asked for another pull thru site and they only offered a back in site for the same price, but would not guarantee the voltage was at least 110V. I asked for a refund from the clerk, not the owner, and received a full refund. I politely but firmly, expressed my displeasure that they did not honor my confirmed reservation and told them to expect a negative review. A few days later I received a voice mail from the owner stating that he did not like my attitude and I was not welcome at his park in the future. In 40+ years of RV'ing, 17 years of full time RV'ing, and being a campground manager, we have never encountered this treatment. We regret not being able to use this campground since it has been a welcoming well run and friendly place in the past. We will not stay there again under this ownership. - ctc42
Apr 2017 - $20.00
We called the park to let them know that we had been delayed and would arrive late. They said no problem there will be a packet at the office door. It was after dark when we arrived and what a welcoming committee we had. The owners and daughter and son in law came out to welcome us, get us registered and help us onto our site. This is a small park but the new owners are doing a lot to make your stay enjoyable. We spent two nights there, we toured Petrified Forest while there. We would definitely stay there again. - Rick & Karen
Mar 2017 - $22.00
Nice facility for this area in n. Arizona desert. Great for a one nighter. Owners are working hard to provide extras. They have nice laundry, book exchange, clubhouse and outside deck, outside patio, playground and even pet wash available. Sites are gravel and nice and level. No trees just desert. There is some road noise since it is just off I-40. Our only complaint was the water. It had sulfur smell and discolored at times. They assured the water was fine however. Didn't learn about this until after using it. Would like to have known this at check in. We changed water filters to be safe. - webbsafari
Jul 2017 - $54.00
Another KOA in transition, unfortunately the labor appears to be unskilled. Some of the staff were great, some not so much. extremely tight spaces. - mfcros
Jun 2017 - $43.00
Easy access, quiet, level (didn't unhitch), utilities worked, good satellite view, roughly 10 ft between sites so fairly private. This is is our 5th time at this park and will stay again. Good overnight spot or multi night to visit Petrified NP. - Kid911
Jun 2017 - $46.00
As with most KOAs the cost was a high for what you get. We normally don't stay at KOAs for this reason. The only exceptional thing about this park was the staff manning the office. They were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We would stay here again because of them. The park itself was pretty ordinary. Everything worked and the site was adequate. - Bobbi1948
Jul 2017 - $36.00
Nice wide level pullthru spaces. The wfi worked great. This was an overnight stop & we would stay here again. - HS R.
Jun 2017 - $36.00
Park was easy to access from I-40. Sites were all pull through nice and long did not have to unhook. Check in was easy people were friendly. Only problem was someone removed the cone off one of our rear tires. - Cactusflower
Jun 2017 - $35.00
This is one huge gravel parking lot with various RVs scattered about. For us it was a jump off for the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. The lady at the front desk was real nice,even had home made muffins for us the next morning. For a one night stay it was ok. - squaredancer
May 2016 - $20.00
Full hookups and internet worked fine. There are no restrooms or showers. I wouldn't have used them if they were available. Check-in at the hotel. Staff was pleasant and check-in was easy. Most campers were semi-permanent folks who worked in the area. Positives: Price is right for a quick overnight in a drive-thru site and internet worked well (possibly because our site was near the hotel), sites were mostly level. Negatives: dog feces isn't picked up, train tracks are behind Park, it's a parking lot. - Dave RVer
Mar 2014 - $18.00
Nothing fancy about this park, but fairly functional for an overnight stay. The owner is a friendly fellow who enjoys coming around for conversation. A small park with many long term campers, the sites are large enough for big rigs although you'll be parking on the patio. The water hookup was recessed into the ground and the spigot was covered by dirty water, so we didn't hook up, but the 50 amp power was good. Free cable TV with limited channels. No Wi-Fi, but Verizon cell voice and data were good. There's nothing to see or do in Joseph City, but for a quick overnight it's as good as any. - Meanderman
Nov 2013 - $18.00
Great one-nighter -- cheap and cheerful. We needed a place between the south rim of the Grand Canyon and Santa Fe after a day at the Canyon. It is a good stop right off the highway and easy in and out. The people were nice and they had everything for 18 dollars. We got local channels to watch football, stayed hooked up with a pull-through site and then left the next morning out the back and further down the highway. Verizon and TV worked well. Small sites but our three slides went out fine. Level gravel type sites, not a lot of traffic or others there but a few. Can't beat the price if you are in need of a layover. It was actually on old route 66. Nothing else in the town. - FrancisandRenee
Nov 2016 - $10.00
I'm rating this campground based on the fact that they only provide electric hook-up at a rate of $10 ($10.75 after tax). Sites #1-4 have a trench that would make it difficult to back a trailer into without possibly hitting the back support legs, but truck campers and vans have been using those sites without problem. The rest of sites #5-10 are flat and level. All sites are back-in but the area for maneuvering is spacious and easy to get the job done, even for newbies. They only offer 30 amp service, but we tripped the breaker and discovered it's only rated for 20 amps. They keep the electric boxes locked so you must arrive while the gift shop (west side) is open from 11am-6pm. There is absolutely no water here other than bottled water you can purchase from the gift shop. They explained it's well water that is really cruddy and they only use it for sanitation needs. The lady that runs the museum gift shop on the east side lives in her trailer behind the building and even she hauls her water in from the town of Holbrook. We filled our water and emptied the sewer tanks before we arrived, so we enjoyed resting here for a week. We wanted to see the supermoon occurring 11/14/16 and the night skies here are wide, open, and bright - perfect spot for astronomical events.
We work online so Verizon service is important - we got 3 strong bars of LTE (50-60% strength) without needing our WE boost. 3 bars of steady voice signal. I also noticed among the wifi networks that someone was using T-mobile as their hotspot, so apparently this one works here too.
Across the street (east side), you can camp for free. There are several teepees built from plywood that anyone with a sleeping bag can use for free - score one for the traveling car campers! - Sara C.
Sep 2016 - $11.00
We stayed in the campground with 30 amp service and thought it was more than adequate for our needs. We chose a large site, which was level and easy to back into. Some of the sites did have a trench of sorts that had to be crossed when backing in, but for the most part, people had no trouble getting leveled out. We would definitely stay here again. Our unit is self-contained, so we didn't miss having a toilet or water on site. - Bobbi1948
May 2016 - $11.00
Mostly this is to refine some points of these campgrounds. There are 2 Museums at this entrance to Petrified National Park. The one on the west side of the road has 30 amp power and that site cost $10.75/day. The Museum on the east side has the free camping. There are about 6 sites up front with de-energized 30 amp plugs. There are multiple dry camping sites behind these sites. There was water available but I was told by a gentleman in the store that he wouldn't put it in his radiator or give to a dog. This place has flat parking, is the only place within 25 miles, is right at the entrance to the Park, and it's free. It also has pretty good Verizon MiFi 4G service. You should come with a full fresh water tank and empty waste tanks, and full fuel tanks in your rig and your toad. - pumper9x9