Arizona RV Parks: The RV parks in Arizona You Want to Visit!
RV parks in Arizona fill up in winter with visitors from all over the snow belt. You’ll find that Arizona RV parks span the gamut from dusty and rustic little clearings in the desert to some of the most luxurious resorts in the nation, with lavish clubhouses, multiple swimming pools, tennis courts and golf courses.
The following are the Arizona RV parks my wife and I experienced on a 30,000-mile adventure that we undertook in search of our country and of ourselves. The trip is recounted in my book, In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.
We passed through Arizona both outbound and inbound on our road trip, and stayed in different Arizona RV parks each time. On our first visit we had crossed into the state from California, and were headed eventually into New Mexico. On the second visit, we came in from New Mexico en route to Utah, and traveled through other portions of the state.
Between the two visits we encountered:
- Black Rock RV Village in Brenda. The town of Brenda is your prototypical wide spot in the road, located about four miles off Interstate 10 in the southwestern part of the state. This RV park provided gravel interior roads and more than 400 sites, all with full hookups. Only 103 were graveled, the rest dirt. The park provided wireless Internet access and cable TV. It also provideda laundry room, restaurant, LP gas sales and a recreation hall. Black Rock is located in the heart of Arizona’s impressive saguaro cactus country, and is surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of federal Bureau of Land Management land. Step across the RV park fence, and you are on public land with miles of trails and rudimentary dirt roads for hiking and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) riding. Many, if not most, of those who spend the winter in this RV park keep an ATV at their door.
- Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort & Golf in El Mirage, a suburb of Phoenix. Hands down, one of the most beautiful, most lavish RV parks we found on our entire road trip. At least one member of your party must be 55 or older to stay here. The park offered paved interior roads and more than 1,000 spaces, with 475 of them graveled and containing full hookups and available to travelers. Only half a dozen were pull-throughs. The park provided a laundry room, restaurant and sports bar, heated swimming pool, hot tub, 20,000-square-foot recreation hall and 18-hole golf course. The golf course, which winds among the resort’s park-model mobile homes, along with a pond that greets arrivals inside the resort gate, provides the illusion of country living. These features, along with the extra-wide spacing of park models along the resort’s winding streets, imparted a feeling of roominess and openness that we found at no other RV park anywhere.
- Rincon Country West RV Resort in Tucson. Another 55-or-older RV park, and luxurious in the tradition of Pueblo El Mirage but without the golf course and without the same feeling of roominess. It provided paved interior roads and more than 1,100 sites, about 360 of which were available to travelers. Of those, 33 were paved, the rest graveled, and 24 were pull-throughs. All provided full hookups, wireless Internet access and cable TV. The park provided a laundry room, heated pool, hot tub and recreation hall. Tucson is located in a beautiful natural setting with starkly beautiful mountain vistas, as opposed to Phoenix’s mostly flat environment
- J & H RV Park near Flagstaff. This RV park provided gravel interior roads, 65 gravel sites, all with full hookups, 29 of them pull-throughs, wireless Internet access, laundry room, RV supplies, hot tub, recreation hall and gift shop. A good base-camp location for visits to Sedona and the Grand Canyon.
If you’re considering exploring any Arizona RV parks, I hope you’ve found these descriptions helpful. If you know of any other RV parks in Arizona that I should add to this list, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To read a great book about life on the road, including my travels through some of the great RV parks in Arizona and neighboring states, grab your copy of In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.