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Date of Stay:
May, 2018 -
This is a newer RV Park, big level sites and nice amenities. Advertised as family friendly but one staff member is particularly rude to parents with children about using the clubhouse. The clubhouse has games, puzzles, TV, etc and appears to be for all ages. However, every time I took my child to play inside (since she's photosensitive) - I was told that the area wasn't meant for my daughter to play. It didn't make a difference when I explained our special medical needs. The rest of the staff was nice and apologized for her - she apparently has a reputation for rudeness to children. We stayed two weeks and will not return. If you have children and don't mind the extremely rude front desk staff member - then this is your place!! It's unfortunate how one staff member's hostility against children can overshadow all the hard work the other staff members obviously do. We camped at Ambassador RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
March, 2018 -
This is part of CRA - membership park and we didn't join. It's location is perfect on the Colorado River with a beach. We loved all the wild life (including burros)! However, the management doesn't enforce the state laws (maybe because it's BLM land) regarding smoking in common areas, building entrances, and the children's play areas. Their only rule is to not smoke in the restaurant/bar. Besides that, the entire facility was a smoking area with ashtrays at all the store fronts and smoking areas right next to the designated children's areas. It's truly unfortunate, because it was a beautiful spot. I spoke with a manager, and a senior manager when I declined to buy a membership about the health and safety violations and he said they are working on it. I spoke to plenty of staff to know that this is the way it has always been and I doubt I made an impact. So if you want to stay at a place that enforces health and safety codes, this campground isn't for you. Tons of stuff for the kids, but the entire area is the smoking area as well. We just played on the beach and will not return. We passed a lot of other campgrounds along the way right on the river too. I suggest trying anyone of those and avoid CRA/Emerald Cove. We camped at Emerald Cove Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
February, 2018 -
My family stayed one month in a 2017 24' RV. Site was level, but trashy (litter, cigarette butts). We never met the manager who sat and talked to you from behind a wall (like the Wizard from Oz). After you check in & pay you won't see staff again. Park is not "actively" managed. Website is outdated, the park has new owners and the new Wizard. It was called the Purple Park, but the new owners removed all the purple decor. The children's playground was converted to another tiny dog park (4 or 5 dog parks now) & more camp sites. The campground is not family friendly for those with young children. However, it doesn't have any age restrictions which is challenging in Phoenix which caters to the 55+ community. However, most of the residents are seniors and the ones who don't like children share openly about their dislike of children in their pool and playing in the streets (as the kid park is gone now). One resident honked at my 4 year old for not bicycling to the side of the road fast enough. They allow older motor homes, but the one family I met in one was given extra special attention by the grounds keeping staff - FYI. The laundry on-site is as or more expensive than all the parks we camped at in So Cali. There is only one laundry facility at the park and it's insufficient for the number of residents (200+) and they just added more sites... I was unfortunate enough to spend our month camped in front of the MANUAL Sprinkler switches. So twice a day, groundskeepers walked through our site smoking. I asked them our second day to not smoke or litter near my toddler for medical reasons. It persisted throughout our stay, and I picked up cigarette butts and dog poo daily (we don't have a dog). Other residents had similar issues with cigarette smoke coming in their RVs from the ground keeping staff twice a day... Grounds are just ok, and the facilities are clean. There is an activities director that has something planned EVERY day!!! So cool...if you're 50+. None of the activities are kid or family oriented. Park is near a small airfield so you'll hear small planes during the day and occasional hot rod racing at night. We camped at Desert's Edge RV Village in a Motorhome.