26 Parks near Surprise, Arizona
Aug 2016 - $30.00
We've found it! An OASIS in the desert! Donorma RV Park is absolutely a gem. We are so lucky to have found this park. It is not like the sterile parks where they have 80' palm trees that offer no shade, and everyone is stacked up against the neighbors like sardines. The lots come in a variety of sizes to fit most RV's.
Donorma has trees that offer shade, grass, the green mowable variety, a smorgasbord of cacti to check out, humming birds, and bunch of bunnies running around. The management staff (family) are very friendly and helpful. Pretty much everyone was involved in getting us in our space and set up correctly.
We found Donorma while looking for a RV park in the area using Google Maps. All the trees we saw are what drew us to it. We also noticed that it had a pool. Sadly, the pool has now been filled in, and more gravel seems to be arriving daily.
What really made this park stand out from the other parks was the fact that it wasn't a sterile gravel lot, or slabs of concrete and asphalt like all the others we looked at. These RV parks do nothing but radiate heat late into the night which everyone tries to avoid any time of day when you're in the desert.
Anyone that has ever spent any part of the summer season in an RV in the desert looks forward to shade, and a pool, to get away from the endless sun, and heat. We hope the owners realize what a unique gem they have here.
Pro's - Friendly management, trees, green, lots of shade, quiet, location, very clean bathrooms, onsite propane, washers/dryers, pets allowed.
Con's - No pool now, more gravel than needed. - Stone n Pebbles
Feb 2016 - $30.00
We stayed at Donorma RV Park for the Winter of 2016, November thru April. This park is such a great place to stay! We found the managers to be very kind and helpful. They work hard to keep up the park and are always doing landscaping or taking care of the grounds in one way or another. It is a family-managed park and so the park has a family feel to it. There are showers and bathrooms as well as 4 washers and dryers for the visiting rver's to use. There are chickens and rabbits and numerous birds if you like animals. There are pets allowed as well. It has a number of pull thru sites and accommodates rv's up to 40'. This is an oasis in the desert as the landscaping uses fruit and hardwood trees as well as many varieties of flowering plants and bushes. It is a very nice park with very nice people managing. - KarenFay
Feb 2016 - $35.00
Older park-no dog run. If you like the sound of trains in the middle of the night-multiple times, this is your place. Significant noises generated by military aircraft, the sirens from ambulances and the trains. Would not stay here again. Somewhat unprofessional. The park inside is quiet its all the exterior noises that are bothersome. No cable and if you want WiFi you have to purchase it independently. - Tiptop1
Dec 2013 - $20.00
A small campground that is a little tight to navigate. They don't have a minimum trailer length or maximum age to camp like most other places around here have. - Artlamah
May 2008 - $37.00
Very small and parking is bad. - gracieo
Jan 2016 - $30.00
All sites are privately owned and can be rented on a monthly basis either through Surprise Realty or directly from an owner if you can find an owner who is renting as all these listings seem to be restricted to the bulletin board in the Resort.
We rented through the Realty Company and the standard rate is $800 per month plus electric on a per day rate based on the RV length. For RVs of 36-38 feet in length the rate is a flat $3 per day or $5 per day for RVs over 38 feet.
The sites are very large averaging 45 feet wide and 60 feet deep although ours was deeper as we backed onto a perimeter wall. Each site is different as they are all privately owned. Ours was all graveled with a concrete parking pad for a car with some palm trees, cacti and grapefruit tree.
We found people to be very friendly although we found those in their owned sites to pretty much stick to themselves.
We don't recommend staying here in December as the Activities Office shut down the day before we arrived on Dec 12 and didn't open again until Jan 4. As a result you couldn't rent DVDs or buy any show tickets for January performances. They also don't host/organize a Christmas Day dinner. The pickleball lessons also did not resume until Jan 4.
Security is good here with no one being allowed entry to the Resort unless their names have been provided to the Security Gate at the Main Entrance.
The location is great for shopping with everything located within a few miles.
There are many clubs here each charging a fee to join. The pickleball fee is just $15 per season, Mah Jongg is $10, and the woodworking shop is $35. There is also a Lapidary room, Stained Glass/glass fusion, ceramics, Quilting, and Crafts rooms with each group having their own annual fee. The woodcarvers group was a small one and didn't provide anything in the way of materials or instruction. The above named activities did all provide some form of instruction & projects for newcomers. - User1203
Oct 2015 - $25.00
A quick caveat on Happy Trails. This is not an RV park with a Vacancy/No Vacancy sign out front. All lots are individually owned, and vary from a bare lot with a concrete pad to an 1800sq ft home with an RV pad.
Our first stay was 4 years ago for a week. We then left to explore Az and after a week away we returned for another two weeks. We now stay 6 months at a time.
I'm not sure where people come up with 'tight quarters' as the narrowest lot I've ever seen is 50' or so.
Beautiful grounds, great amenities, extremely friendly people. (you'll miss having people wave at you when you get home!) Yes, there are occasional 'happy hours' but realistically everyone is 55+ and extremely conscience of keeping things quiet.
To sum up, we now have 3 other couples from our group of friends at home that now call Happy Trails their winter home. - Way2nutz
Feb 2015 - $31.00
We rented a space for a month. Our stay was very enjoyable with all the staff and residents being very friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and kept spotless at all times. Laundry was very clean and cheap and pools were wonderful. We did feel a little claustrophobic because of the closeness of all the spaces- but thats just us. We would go back. - hermy
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This is a regional park campground with great desert mountain hiking trails and nearby horseback riding. Truly a camping place, and no seasonal RVers. Huge campsites with picnic tables and fire rings in a nicely cleared personal area. (Rattlesnakes and scorpions seem to stay beyond the rock rimmed campsites. We avoided walking paths to the bath house after dark as rattlers like to wrap themselves around the warm rocks that line the paths.) Amazing views of the White Tank Mountains and overlooking the Valley of the Sun. Easy to get to stores, shops and boutiques in Surprise. Easy access to Goodyear for Spring training games. Sites with sewers may be available if Host sites are not taken, but you'll have to ask, and they add $10 per night. Showers had plenty of space and privacy and were very clean. Campsite water pressure was low but adequate (especially since we showered at the bath house and did not use our washer). Easy in/out at dump station. No Wifi or cable TV, but AT&T cell signal was adequate. Dozens of local antenna channels rcvd from Phoenix, and no problem with satellitte reception on our DISH. No trouble maneuvering or backing in our 40' fifth wheel. Originally we stayed for ten days and returned a few weeks later for another five days. Loved every minute in this quiet, desert retreat. - OH2SD
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Wonderful campsite! Natural desert setting with variety of trees, cactus, shrubs. Large sites, beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Gates close every evening. Water and electric. Only one shower stall but never had to wait. - NanciRV
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Very quiet. Always seems to have spaces. Good hiking. Lovely view from the mountain overlooking Surprise AZ. At night that view is all lit up with street lights, but no noise. Will return. - Johnco
Jun 2016 - $45.00
They do not have "true 50 amp" service. The breaker is old and kept losing a "leg". People in the motorhome next to us had their inverter fried because of it. Park is old and has mostly park models. The true RV section is in the back and the sites are gravel with a small patio pad. WiFi was unusable. - Enterprise Adventurer
Apr 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here under Passport America. The regular price seemed a bit high though. Most of the sites have park models and are for sale or owned. The sites for RV's were very nice. The dog park is one of the best we have ever seen. We would definitely stay here again. - anglebg
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Clean showers & restrooms but quite a way from where we were parked. A lot of great activities & amenities. I liked the entertainment at the tiki bar and we used the whirlpool quite a bit. Parking spaces are quite close though. There was a nice heavy picnic table but it was round and quite large. It was just in the way of our bays & steps and had to step around it every time we stepped out of our rv. It actually stuck out far enough to encroach on our neighbor as it hung over the patio. Very hard to find a close parking space to the laundry. It was geared more for golf cart access for the laundry. And I hate having to buy those laundry cards! I would rather use quarters. A bit too big of a park for me and just not my cup of tea. And it was a bit above our budget. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place but not for me personally. - Upnorthmich
Jul 2016 - $14.00
Great park, eveyone very nice.
Security guards are wonderful.
Park is clean and this park is a pet friendly park, which is very much appreciated.
We paid 14.00 a night plus 4.00 per night and taxes. We came here with a Coast to Coast membership.
Thank you Paradise RV Resort for the great hospitality. - Mary_M
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here a month while house hunting. Very friendly, well maintained place. Everybody waves and says hi. Good place to stay in west valley of Phoenix metro area. - Oregon91
Apr 2016 - $26.00
Very nice park, plenty to do. Most sites are back-in. Laundry uses a card that costs $2 plus whatever you put on it. Only in $5 increments, and no refunds. No WiFi in the park, only at the common areas in the front. Very large library with DVD's to check out. A great place to stay. Lot spacing is nearby with a sunny/open exposure. Site surface is gravel and features a patio. - ta96silver
Jun 2016 - $25.00
A beautiful RV and residential resort on its own 18-hole golf course. Very first-class in service and overall presentation. A very active location during the "Snowbird" season. A bit barren and forlorn during our stay. - SeenAll50
Apr 2016 - $25.00
We stayed in this park last year for 6 months, Oct 2015 to end of March 2016, never again. Seems they are only interested in getting your money.
They do not return deposit if you have to cancel, give you 2 yr credit. You need 2 deposits one for fall special and one for remainder of stay. Laundry room very dirty. If you attend any events you are not allowed to byob but have to buy from them. Sending a fax from office, to USA 2.00, to Canada 4.00. Using mailbox etc, costs 1.38 to Canada. If you book in for a few months and decide to leave early they change your rates to weekly or daily so you have to pay more. Sites are big , pickle ball is good, well not at night as they have no lights. - jimdl
Apr 2016 - $23.00
The sites were level. All sites had a concrete patio. The hookups are in the rear, so be prepared with extra hoses as the park will not let you borrow any. The Wi-Fi was not very good as there were too many people trying to use it. - Al and Anne-Marie
Apr 2016 - $22.00
The park is well located near shopping and restaurants. Paved roads were smooth and RV site was level and clean. We enjoyed the big resort pool. There are mostly older retired folks and many mobiles and park models, with a few short term RV spots here and there. The view out your window will be a mobile home. We felt safe and secure in this park. - Kason rolling
Jan 2010 - $25.00
If you have pets, forget this park: There is no designated pet area. The front gate is a bit tight if you are pulling a long trailer. The majority of this park is for 55+ residents who reside in trailers, very few RV spaces and some of them are very tight. Most of the residents are not pet friendly and your dog will need to potty on the street or on your lot; come to think of it, most of the residents are not friendly - period. The Park is gated, which is a plus. The park has a few planned activities for their guests, but we only attended the occasional Saturday donuts social. Reasonable rates for an extended stay, we spent three months in this park. - Dave Scott
May 2015 - $32.00
This campground suited our basic needs while in Phoenix. It is not a resort, but convenient to many local attractions. They say they have 50 AMP, but we couldn't find one empty site that had it. We stayed in in early Spring, so AC wasn't vital. If we needed 50 AMP, we would find another place. The main downside was the check-in. The hotel guests get priority, so be prepared to wait a while if you check in at a busy time. - travelSupremely
Mar 2015 - $30.00
The park is behind a Days Inn which apparently took over a Ramada Inn. The park is as described in other reviews: older and in need of some work, nothing fancy. But, that being said, the park was clean, and I only saw one permanent site that should have been removed. There are few 50 amp sites, and those are really suggested for the Arizona area. We were here for spring training and to visit family so we found the park to be acceptable and safe. We will certainly return. - nmunozjr
Mar 2014 - $29.00
The best thing that can be said about this park is that it is a few miles from Spring Training Baseball in Peoria. The park is behind the Ramada Inn Hotel and is the poor sister to the hotel. A few shade trees but none close to us, worn out paved roads and gravel barren hook-up sites. It looks like no one cares about upkeep. The weeds are tall and we didn't go into the bathrooms because I figured if you can't trim the weeds you probably won't have great bathrooms. A fine parking lot with older hook-ups would be a kind description. - User3391
Aug 2016 - $28.00
We stayed for 2 weeks. This is our 2nd extended stay, and we'll be back!
They do have a $3 per day electric charge, but you really wouldn't want to be without air in August! This is a perfect park if you are a Nascar fan, but it's great family park with fantastic pool equipped with handicap lift, a putting green and tennis court. The showers are clean and private individual rooms. Not to mention the laundry is excellent and the little gift shop is great. Plus Wi-Fi . - Jim and Me
Apr 2016 - $20.00
This is our usual winter location. Even with all the road construction, easy access from the interstate. Sites are asphalt and the park roads are new asphalt which is nice. There are citrus trees throughout the park. A number of sites have a good line of sight for satellite dishes. We've heard the park has sold so we shall see this winter how that goes. - Bob & Jo
Feb 2016 - $38.00
We stayed for 2 months to work at Spring Training. Very welcoming staff and friendly residents. Park has many trees and citrus fruit to pick as you like. Very warm pool and great hot tub. They have activities every day, but no pressure to join in. Good value in the laundry room, and I never had to wait for machines. Lots of motorcycles in the park, which my husband loved as he went on many rides to learn the areaWe plan to come back for the winter next year! - Carl and Brenda