Our experience differs somewhat compared to some other reviewers. Our family travels throughout Arizona and California, traveling once a month. This was our fourth time visiting Cottonwood and decided to check out Thousand Trails. During our check-in process, a Ranger approached the vehicle asking for our card. Card? We informed her that reservations were made online. Her response was; “Oh, you are retail people”. Retail people? As we searched the park for a space, we found all spaces that included 50 amp service and sewer were extremely close together. I mean really close, with no real estate between you and your neighbor. You can actually hear the TV or voices coming from within your neighbor's RV. Also, use caution while traveling the streets within the park, as they are very narrow. Vehicles or RV's leaving and coming into the park travel this same narrow road. On day two, we approached the Ranger station during “business hours” and paused at the gate, thinking the Ranger on duty would open the gate. But, we were mistaken as the Ranger rudely explained. He stated, “We provided you a gate key code on check-in; we ask that you use it”, and walked away. Some of the long term trailers appeared rough, which presented a negative look on the park. Our site included large red ants and multiple ant hills. Our site was not level. Phone reception was very weak and Wi-Fi is only available at the clubhouse. As active hikers, we found the trails to be sub-par. During our last day, we were preparing breakfast and getting ready to sit outside. As we exited our trailer, someone from the park was at our campsite painting our picnic table. Really? This couldn't wait until we left?
This is a unique, old style campground. Park was very quiet, clean, included scenic trails, and is conveniently located near the heart of Prescott. Some of the trails take you to Watson Lake and Willow Lake. It’s a small drive to the historic Prescott's Whiskey Row, where many shops and restaurants are available. Our site was surrounded by trees, rocks, and bushes. Roads and sites are unpaved, just dirt. Park includes both back-in and pull-through sites. The staff was very friendly. As always, we travel to other campgrounds when visiting a new location. We determined this was the best campground in the area. We plan on visiting every year. Please visit their website for more details and local attractions.
Park was very quiet, clean, and just outside the small city of Camp Verde. Our space was surrounded by trees (lots of shade) and level. Our space was tight (close) to other campers and provided little room for outside comfort. Space between you and fellow campers was minimal. Park offers hiking trails and a small pet playground. Be sure to visit Montezuma Castle and Fort Verde State Historical Park. This park is close to Sedona and Prescott Arizona. See website for more attractions and details.
Great location and value. One of the best parks I've visited throughout Arizona. This state park now accepts reservations online. Park includes fishing, many hiking trails, great customer service, clean environment and many local attractions. Blazing M Ranch (western dinner show) is within walking distance; Jerome's mining town is nearby, along with Wild Animal Park (safari ride - feed the animals) and Camp Verde's train ride. This State Park is also located close to Prescott and Sedona. See website for more local attractions and details.
This campground is a state park, which recently started accepting reservations. We were so excited. The campground includes fishing, tent sites, hiking trails, small engine boating and much more. Streets are wide, allowing easy back-in. Spaces are large, level and surrounded by trees. Some sites have a great view of the lake. Camp hosts were friendly and park was very clean. Please view their website for more details and local attractions. We visit this park yearly.
Kartchner Caverns is a wonderful state park, which now takes reservations. Two caverns are available for tours, which is given by park staff. Park includes a museum, gift shop, cafe, hiking trails and much more. Pull through sites are 50amp and back-in sites are 30amp. The park is also located close (30 mile drive) to Tombstone AZ. Please view the campgrounds website for more details and local attractions.
Trailer Village is a great place to stay if visiting the Grand Canyon. In fact, if you want to stay at the Grand Canyon and want hook ups, this is the only option. The site we stayed at was not level, therefore, be ready to make some adjustments. Many trees surround the campground and RV sites, so be very careful not to scratch the top or side of your RV. Just before you enter the RV park, a Market Place is available. This shopping center includes a gift shop, cafe, groceries, post office, and bank (Chase). We were surprised one morning, as we exited our trailer we were greeted by a family of deer walking through our RV site. This was a wonderful surprised. The park can use a good clean-up and tree trim. Please visit their website for more details.
McDowell Mountain Regional Park is a wonderful state park. The McDowell Mountains and Superstition Mountains produce outstanding views and sunsets. The sites are paved, level and include a good amount of distance from other campers. Ranger led tours are available, including trails for hiking and bike riding. Electric power was stable and water pressure was great. Park has no sewer hookups, but a clean dump station is available. Park is close to Fountain Hills, which includes gas stations, grocery stores, shops, parks and dining. See their website for more details, park event planning and local attractions.
This park is near the Historic Route 66 town in Williams, AZ. The campground includes many pull through RV spots and cabins. The park is surrounded by forest and walking trails. The park owners were friendly and park was very clean. This park is close to the town of Williams, which includes many gift shops, historic restaurants and the Grand Canyon Railway. The RV park includes an indoor swimming pool, two spas, pool table, air hockey table, volleyball court, pet park, gift shop and much more. Propane was also available onsite. Only issue we discovered was the sound of the distant train during the night. Please view their website for more details and local attractions.
Pros: Friendly staff. Clean park. The Disney shuttle is available at the campground, which was a bonus. Shuttle runs every 20mins for $4.00 per person – per day. Shuttle tickets are available at the park. You are able to view Disney’s fireworks (Fri, Sat and Sun) from the park, but be warned, they are loud. Hook-ups were conveniently located. In fact, our spot had two separate sewer drops. RV spot was concrete and level, which also included a picnic table. Cons: Parking lot style RV Park. Campground located next to a pre-school and the I-5 freeway, which both produced noise within the park. Park is not surrounded by any walls or fence... which seemed very odd and not safe for unsupervised children. Wi-Fi reception was very poor. Walking to Disney from the RV Park is difficult (long), as the freeway is between both locations. RV spots seemed close together.