24 Parks near Waddell, Arizona
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 - $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 - $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
Mar 2016 - $52.00
As others have stated, this doesn't really fit as a "resort" RV park. It is primarily park models full of snowbirds. The sites are dirt and gravel, most with some type of concrete pad. The utilities all the way at the rear of the sites was probably intended for park models. LONG hoses and power cables are needed. Overall, the facilities are nice and well maintained. One plus I found was a complete wood shop. It has just about every type of woodworking power tool you can imagine with plenty of countertop work space. It's very popular and has some very helpful people supervising it.
A couple of peeves: The twice a week garbage pickup would not be a problem except there is no dumpster for the other days. This seems very short sighted and inconvenient. The jet noise from nearby Luke AFB during our stay was completely over the top. Others have stated that they don't fly at night or on the weekends did not apply during our stay. Last night, at least 3 very loud jets flew over quite low at 1:00 AM. That was the end of sleeping for me. I don't know if they are doing some kind of intense training right now or if it is always this way, but we would not return for this reason alone. It can be ear shattering and seems non-stop at times.
The posted speed limit in the resort is 10 MPH. We must have a different speedometer than most of the other tenants, as they regularly blow past doing 20 to 25. We have seen other resorts using those radar speed displays successfully.
The El Mirage Road in front of the resort is being totally rebuilt, so is a mess. No one mentioned this during my reservation phone call and it was not on their web site. The route we chose off of State Route 60 went thru the worst of the road work and forced us to the curb lane which had overhanging tree branches that added many new scratches along the top of our nearly new motorhome. It is unbelievable that the resort management doesn't get the word out to advise the best routes in and out. - Drakelos
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
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
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
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
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This was an overnight stay for us in the heat of the summer. Cotton Lane has a section for pull throughs that is clean and neat. While the long pull throughs are narrow, since there were only three rigs there in the 100+ degree weather, we all had lots of empty spots between us. There was maintenance going on that started early in the morning, like around 6 am. but that was OK for us as we were already awake. We would have liked to take advantage of the swimming pool except it was way to hot to venture outside our RV to walk to the indoor pool. Cotton Lane was a great overnight spot; easy access inside the park; wide, paved roads. Lots of construction going on between the highway and the park but hopefully construction will be done soon. - Dirt Biker
Mar 2016 - $34.00
I will give this park good ratings after a six-night stay here while attending Phoenix west area spring training games, with some caveats. First, we don't have pets and weren't here to participate in the social activities - of which there are many - so we don't know about the rules for potlucks, whether the dog park near us is adequate, or have complaint about the absence of pickle-ball courts. We have stayed in a similar 55+ park before so knew to expect few showers (most residents have their own) and narrow pull-throughs. I agree with another reviewer that this IS a huge parking lot, which is what you will find here in Phoenix in the desert. However, this one is very convenient to I-10 and the other highways to ballparks and the city, and it worked great for us. Our site was level, all facilities were nice and clean, and everyone was friendly. Oh, and through our 5 years of RV travel, I've learned to never expect good WiFi, and we are pleasantly surprised the rare times that it actually works. We enjoyed our week here. - SnoopyTXfan
Mar 2016 - $32.00
A park most suitable for an overnight or long-term stay, as short term sites are very close together pull-thrus while long-term sites are large back-ins. Otherwise a typical Arizona snowbird park; crowded this time of year, lots of activities, and mostly welcoming residents. Verizon cell/data was strong, there are many OTA TV channels, average cable TV, and the usual spotty WiFi. We chose this park for it's convenience; on the East edge of town with convenient access to loop 303. Easy to access if you continue east past the 303 loop construction area and then double back. - Meanderman
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
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