4 Parks near Surprise, Arizona
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
Mar 2015 - $33.00
We revisited Donorma recently and came to update our experience. Was very dismayed to see the previous review so I will comment on it a little as I update my review. Park is an older park but that makes the sites bigger than newer parks where we are bunched together. Staff was the same and it was nice to see the same faces. This is one of the homiest parks we have stayed in. It is not fancy. Not a resort (which costs considerably more) but the green grass, trees, plants, bunnies make this a quaint and comfortable park. There doesn't appear to be a majority of permanent residents - mostly snowbirds and baseball fans in March. The chickens are cute and do not venture into other people's yards. They even gave us a dozen eggs. They were delicious! We will definitely stay here again. Many of the plants have grown a lot since we were here. We appreciate the green and color which you don't get much of in AZ parks. - desertrat74
Mar 2014 - $16.00
Friendly staff BUT park is old and not maintained well. Water supply was buried in tall weeds and a bush. Odd narrow streets make entry and backing into sites difficult. Watch for low power lines! Parking is a mix of gravel and dirt. Concrete patios but no picnic tables. Very close to train tracks with train whistles at all hours (not good at 3am!). Jets from nearby AFB add to the noise. Seemed like the majority of sites were permanent residents with run down rigs. Chickens run loose so watch your step - poop everywhere including walk to office. Would not stay here again!! - MMP
Mar 2013 - $37.00
We stayed here for two nights. This is an old park with mature trees. There are part full time, older trailers; part snowbirds with mostly motor homes and a few overnight accommodations. The office is messy with lots of stuff here and there. The park is the same with lots of stuff here and there but not much trash. The family that runs the place are very nice. Due to the high season we were happy to find a place that would take us at six o'clock at night. That and the price of other RV Parks in the area with all their amenities that we didn't need was the main reason we stayed here. - msunnergren
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
Dec 2015 - $33.00
We stayed there for the entire month of December, and the $32.50 nightly rate includes our electric bill.
This is a very nice park. It was much easier to get our 36' motorhome in and out of our designated spot than another Cal-Am park we stayed at earlier in the year (Good Life in Mesa). The exercise room is really nice, with lots of new equipment. The billiard hall has about a dozen or more very nice tables. The library isn't up to the standards of where we've recently been (Cal-Am's Canyon Vistas Resort in Gold Canyon was almost like an actual library it was so filled with books).
Once you get your site number, you can have CenturyLink hook up a DSL line (for a fee, of course), and thus, have your own dedicated broadband for watching Netflix and other streaming services. We were able to cut back our cell phone's data plan and save money overall.
Be aware that Luke AFB is nearby, and the noise from the F-16's that depart from that base will be VERY noticeable throughout your stay. There is also nearby train tracks, but they weren't much of a problem. Tons of nearby shopping, but be forewarned - all of the nearby Sun City resorts means that traffic is often terrible, and finding a parking space can be challenging. - coffeetime
Oct 2015 - $25.00
Many residents call this place Party Central. THE place to be. During the busy season Jan - Mar, the Tiki bar is open for business starting at 12 noon, and the drinks stop at 8:00 pm. Bands, and other musical entertainment are supplied Mon - Fri. Every one seems to have an excellent time, and when they have one of their many "theme" nights, the fun atmosphere is over the top. The young "under 55" managers were very friendly, visible, and accessible to the guests. The numerous clubs, and sports available are more than adequate. If I had any complaints, it would be the long term sites all seem to be back-in, on large gravel lots. My living room faced the back side of the M/H behind me, so we kept the curtains closed. This not withstanding, I loved this placed! - Gypsy4ever
May 2015 - $37.00
Found all the people we came into contact with to be very friendly and helpful. Love the city it is in, Surprise. Staff couldn't have been more pleasant and friendly. Facilities are fabulous! Pool area was spectacular. Would definitely come during winter season. - budnkate