65 RV Parks near Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona
Jan 2018 - $30.00
The location is nice if you want to be out of the city and noise. The flip side is there aren't many services or things to do in the area. There is a small commissary, a shopette, and a great fitness center. The rates are very good for longer term stays, a little expensive day to day. The rates include cable tv, with an excellent selection of channels, BUT you have to install a box and run it out a window to the outside box. I was able to get to one TV doing this, but it took nearly twenty minutes to set up - useful if you are staying longer, but not worth the trouble for a short visit. They have big plastic connectors on the wires to the box that made it very difficult to install. The office is not staffed full-time, and you would be wise to call in advance and make sure there will be someone there when you arrive. Look for a sign to park in a parking lot across the street, and just before you get to the office. If you miss that lot, there's no place to park to register. The customer service is outstanding, friendly and helpful. Long term residents are also friendly (they are snowbirds, not homesteaders). Wifi is available throughout the campground, and it isn't fabulous, but its ok for light browsing. Sites are good-sized and almost level. - KAP99
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Authorized for Active Duty, Retired, Guard, Reserve, DOD civilians. In addition to the $30 base rate they have 2 sites with water/electric only for $20 a night. Reservations not excepted except during Sept/Oct when you can "prepay" for a specific site. You can stay for up to 7 months after which you have to move out for at least 2 months. Two pet limit with some restrictions on breeds. Call for more information. Residents have full use of base facilities including Commissary, gym, pool, auto hobby shop, arts and craft, etc. - CharlieB
Apr 2016 - $12.00
We only stayed one night and the resort didn't charge us. Beautiful site that pulled right up to the Colorado River. However no cell or internet service at all! We had planned to stay the month but needed services. Very disappointing since the site was great. - Buspuppies
Nov 2012 - $70.00
We stayed at a waterfront location that was just beautiful with a great view of the river/lakes. They are double wide spaces one for your RV and one for your towed and boat. Gravel lots with concrete pad in between. Mostly full timers here. We were between two sites that had been rented for 20 years to same folks. Everything here is first class. They have some rules. Nice beach, kids fishing dock, volleyball court, playground for kids, golf course. The place is designed for full timers and there are lots of permanent houses trailers. No rental of boats, no volley balls, no shuffleboard equipment, and no golf clubs to borrow. They don't even provide Wi-Fi in the clubhouse. Pool is super well, stocked store, library, and fitness center. Cell, coverage spotty here. They had a rodeo at the stables when we were here with $3 breakfast. It was great. Great park, bring your own stuff including your boat! - Pumpman2
Mar 2012 - $57.00
This is a resort or destination park, all right, with swimming pool, golf, exercise room, etc. all readily available. It is clean and tidy as well. But well over half of the sites are occupied by small, constructed houses, and most of the rest that contain RVs seem to be occupied by permanent residents. Folks here are friendly to the transients, but the park is not meant for us: that is clear. Our major complaint is the absence of wi-fi and TV cable. For $57 you might expect to have these provided. They can be, for a monthly fee of $45--but we don't expect to be here for that long. If we were interested in golf and swimming, we'd probably rate the park somewhat higher. Staying here has been an interesting experience, but we won't be back. - Dick B.
Jan 2018 - $8.00
Our rate is 1/2 price. This is a nice campground for the lake and some fun hiking or gravel bike riding. The campground itself seems like it was once just a parking lot and then someone decided to make it a pay camping spot. We got lucky and were not near anyone using a generator. It was easy access for the kayak to the lake/river. There were some day use people bringing their boats, but the water seemed quite low, so not too many. At the end of the upper parking lot there is a trail that goes behind the hills and there are quite a few trails back there to explore. Showers/bathrooms were clean. Showers are pay - $1 for 7 minutes. ATT was nonexistent until we were packing to go, then we had 3 bars of LTE. Go figure. - ALbums
Feb 2015 - $8.00
The rate reflects a 50% Senior Pass discount. You can also purchase an annual permit for $75, then it is free to stay for up to two weeks, then you have to leave for two weeks before you return. This pass is also good for free camping at other BLM recreation sites but not at the long-term stay sites. It is a bit complicated. You will probably want to ask the camp hosts for more information if you are interested in this option. The campground is basically two large parking lots. There is the lake, but only a dozen or so sites will have any view of the lake. The sites are parking spaces. You are allowed to take up two spaces so that you have a "patio" for your awning and for setting outside,but this was not strictly enforced. So you are going to be very close to your neighbor. The boat ramp is just across the way so you may also have noise from that. The roads to the campground are all good and paved. All of the interior roads and sites are also paved. There is no water or dump station at the campground but is available at South Mesa about a mile away. There are restrooms and showers and a gray water dump station. Generator hours are from six in the morning until ten at night, so you may find yourself camping next to someone running a generator for long periods of time. It was very quiet at night, but, unfortunately there are bright lights on the restrooms and at the boat ramp that cause it to be very bright. It is right next to the Yuma Proving Ground and there is some noise of distant explosions, but not bad. It is a good place to stay for visiting the area for a few days, but we would not want to stay longer than a few days. The camp hosts are extremely nice and helpful. We had a very strong Verizon voice and 4G data. Satellite was not a problem since there are no trees. - TheJim
Jan 2015 - $8.00
Beautiful park popular with kayakers and fishermen. No-wake regulations on the lake. Three launches. The RV sites are literally a two-tiered parking lot but one RV is allowed two spaces. No dump but you are allowed to use the one at South Mesa just down the road. The hosts were positively the nicest I've ever met anywhere! Stayed my allowed two weeks but plan to return next year. - mockturtle
Dec 2008 - $30.00
The campground is located north of Bard (suburb of Winterhaven) and 4.5 miles south of Imperial Dam on SR-24. Across the street is a canal with a weir. I couldn’t get to sleep like normal through the rush of the falling water. Aside from this the campground was quiet. During the nights there was nearly no traffic on the road. The campground is in nice rural surroundings, about half an hour away from Yuma, AZ. There are 62 full hookups and 15 dry camp sites. Only 5 of the full hookups have 50 Amp shore power. All sites and roads are gravel. Most sites are level. The distance to the neighbor is small. We didn’t see any benches. There are lots of old trailers and home park models that run down the quality of the RV Park, but we didn’t see very many people. The campground is clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly. The price for one night (full hookup) is too high, but the weekly rate ($80) is pretty fair. - RVer from Oregon
Mar 2016 - $1.00
This LTVA has a dump station, potable water, and rest rooms up near the entrance. It is $40 for 14 days, or $180 for 6 months. This is a harsh area to stay in, & if you aren't prepared it can do you in. Most people have solar panels, generators, etc. The wind is non stop, daily around 15 mph, and sometimes worse. Squaw lake is nearby where you can take a 7 minute shower for $1. Burros roam freely through there that are left over from the mining days. It is a really nice place to stay, but if you don't have solar panels, and other stuff, it will be rough on you if staying long term. A Christian center a couple miles down the road offer church services, a mail room, 2nd hand store, propane (very expensive), there's a solar store there, and other things too. They aren't part of Imperial Dam, and do offer many more things than mentioned. My only gripe is people don't clean up after their pets because they are out in the desert. Some people camping there look like junk yards, but for the most part, everyone keeps their space clean. Imperial Dam also has a boat landing, day use area, swimming area, which Squaw Lake also does. - happy2013camper
Feb 2014 - $3.00
We spent three weeks boondocking here, which was our first long term boondocking experience. We absolutely loved it. Everyone we met was incredibly friendly and helpful. As soon as we arrived and started setting up, our neighbors wandered over to introduce themselves and welcome us. They were long-timers who'd been staying here for the winter in the same spot for over a decade. We were really impressed by the well organized and supportive community atmosphere here. During the night this place is amazingly dark and quiet... great star gazing opportunities. It took us a few days to get used to the silence out here! Note that this place isn't going to be for everyone because it's dusty (it's the desert after all), you have to haul your own water, deal with your own sewage, and provide for your own electricity. But if you arrive properly prepared, it's a wonderful experience and super CHEAP camping! We plan on coming back next season for a longer stay. Verizon cell and data service was strong and fast, but AT&T's wireless was extremely weak and unusable. The nightly rate listed is for a two week $40 permit. If you buy a $180 permit good for 7 months, that brings the nightly rate down to less than $1. - Gyropilot
Apr 2013 - $12.00
A very interesting place to dry camp. High desert landscape with mountains in the distance. A very large area so if you want to get off by yourself you can. Quite a few permanent winter residents but since the area is so huge that's no problem. Gravel/dirt roads. The reservoir can be accessed and we saw people on the beach and in the water when we arrived in the late afternoon. Next morning we woke up to wild burros looking in the cab window. - casasf
Dec 2016 - $30.00
Clean, quiet and well maintained. Helpful management. Lots of shade and wind protected by large grove of date palms to the west. Away from the city lights and noise. Close to the Colorado River and All American Canal. - John Serrano
Nov 2017 - $1.00
This park is a bit out of the way but its quiet. There are many returning seasonal patrons to the park. The clientel is a bit older but all very friendly. There is a nice pool and plenty of things to do. We used verizon cell with no trouble and satellite was easy to hook up. - BrianStacifulltimers
Mar 2017 - $1.00
The previous reviewer describes it perfectly. We opted to do the tour for the free 2 nights' stay, and we didn't quite realize it was a membership park and what that entailed when we went. The people were all really nice - staff and residents alike, but the high pressure tactic of the sales pitch (not the people presenting it, who were super nice, but the way they made them say we could never ever have the opportunity again unless we bought the membership NOW) was off-putting and made us wish we had just paid rather than sit through it.
In a world of internet research and connectivity it seems like this company needs to get with the times and realize that people will walk away from that. The whole thing put a bad taste in our mouth and made us never want to go through something like that again.
To be clear, again: the people were wonderful, the residents and the volunteer staff. So kudos to them for making it as pleasant as it was. But the park itself: the pond was nice, and there was some cool bird watching. The sites were close together and gravel but fairly level. The electric was only 30 amp and there were signs that said no electric heaters. - chasmyn
Mar 2016 - $1.00
This park is out in the country yet convenient to Yuma shopping. It's very quiet and surrounded by farm fields. There is a pond, stocked with fish. You need a license. The facilities are clean, but moderate. There is a pool, hot tub, two billiard tables, card game tables, a small library, mini golf, and a dog run. Sites are gravel or small rock and adequate space between units. It is a membership park and we were there for a tour. We met some of the nicest people staying there and the staff were great. The down side is that there is only 30 amp service and it was hot during our stay. There are some premium year round owner sites with a paved street and 50 amp. - prius10
Apr 2017 - $1.00
Older park in need of upgrade. Could not use our on board washer/dryer based on park directions that it would back up their septic system. Use the best water filter and softener you can find. Water smells and is full of minerals. - Chuck W.
Dec 2016 - $1.00
This is a large park with many seasonal, long stay residents. Located in the middle of a cabbage farm, the interior roads are gravel/sand but are well maintained. Site was large and flat with room left over after parking the toad on the site. Activities calendar is extensive with great member participation. - Vdsavell
Dec 2016 - $10.00
Very nice place. Level gravel sites. Heated pool & jacuzzi. Full hook-ups but 30 amp only. Some pull-thru's. Plenty of space between sites. No wifi or cable. Many planned activities. Small lake good for kayaking and canoeing. Quiet. Use Google Maps to find it; iMaps and Garmen led us astray. - DrM Traveler
Jan 2017 - $29.00
Very very small sites, we tried three before we could find one where we could open both slides. Over an hour of frustration, we only stayed because our friends had already set up. The noise at night from both the trains and planes kept us awake. The one good point was that the staff and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Even the camp hosts are in very tight spaces. Would not return. - Luvingit
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Very I mean VERY narrow sites, the camp host had us manoevering for 5 minutes to squeeze between the concrete pad, the water spigot and a tree and we cleared the spigot by 6" when we finished but the branch of the tree was hard up against the side of the rig.
Clean place and very friendly staff. The laundry requires that you buy a $2 card with add ons in $5 increments. There is a $4 a day "Resort Fee" which Encore thinks it's entitled to.
We were meeting up with friends here otherwise I think we might have looked elsewhere. - Brian n Barbara
Feb 2016 - $19.00
We bought their Quartziste Special" in the big tent and came for a few days, to see, and leave if unhappy. We're now in our 3rd week, because our experience has exceeded any and all expectations. The Manager and her staff are friendly, available, and very helpful. Though the sites are small, there are mature trees, concrete pads, and firm gravel; i.e. no dirt or mud.
Today, I make reservations to return next February for a month. What stronger recommendation could there be. This Park has a very friendly clientele who return year-after-year. With on-going friendships, they take active role in organizing events, trips, dinners, in and around the park. As first-timer, we were warmly welcomed within 10 minutes, invited for coffee, and included in many events. Best we've ever found in 9 years of RVing - and We'll Return!!
Note - this is Passport America rate which is usually Not honored during Jan - Mar. However this year, with 30% fewer Canadians coming due to currency, most RV Parks are offering specials like honoring Passport America. - jwalk77
Oct 2013 - $47.00
The rate shown is without any discount and does include a "resort fee" of $3/night. Very nice campground with level, back-in sites. Wide interior roads make backing in to your site easy. Campground hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. While there is little traffic noise, you will hear trains...unavoidable in southern Arizona. Cactus Gardens is convenient to shopping and sightseeing. We would definitely stay here again. - Dale & Ray O'Donnell
May 2013 - $23.00
Nice, comfortable park. We were here after most snow-birds hit the road, so it wasn't crowded. Very friendly staff, great pool and hot tub. Shade trees at each site, but need to grow a little more. The Wi-Fi is in the library and is available till 8:30 p.m. The laundry room is clean but you must fill a card up to use. Makes it a bit inconvenient if the office is closed. We were close to everything in Yuma as well as Algodones in Mexico. We would stay here again. We were here a week. - KomfortTravelers
Dec 2012 - $29.00
This park is clean and neat, with medium sized trees. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Everything about the park is great, but the trains. They go by all night long, with many blasts from their horns. Some nights they are every 20 minutes. Consider this before committing. - Fern