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
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
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
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 - $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
Mar 2016 - $29.00
This is probably not the place for an overnight stay, but then again you will get amenities that are superb even if your sight is lacking. We stayed two months. We were mixed in with permanents. Our sight was spacious and had room for three cars plus our dolly and rv. They offer stained glass, wood working, exercise, silver smithing, billiards, sewing, pc classes and much more during the winter. There was a band playing every night, Bingo on Wednesdays, monthly vendor and craft shows, and fine food served at the tiki bar. The two pools were amazing and so was the hot tub. I could go on about the park. If you are bored in the winter, blame yourself. This is a top notch winter resort that caters to the 55 and older crowd. My only complaint was our neighbor who had a 45 ft rv, a second 25' trailer, a small motorcycle trailer, a couple cars, and a golf cart on his spot. He kept encroaching on us but this isn't a fault of the park. It's a person who was not taught to respect boundaries. I am surprised how many folks lack respect for the property someone else is renting. Again, I can't blame the park for inconsiderate self absorbed people. When I figure the monthly rate and add the amenities, this park is the best park we have stayed in during our ten years of RVing! - Tammy7