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Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay:
May, 2017 -
I'm a retired, 8-year, full timer. Solo. Longest stay was one year in Oregon. Been in many parks, from Walmart, CCC camps, city parks, BLM, state parks, anywhere from one night to two months. In short, seen a lot of RV parks of all stripes. 88 Shades is, hands down, the best place I've parked my 22-foot Minnie Winnie. Whether you need a place for one night, or the rest of your life, it offers the most amenities, and the most professional and polite staff you will find anywhere. Though not a "seniors only" park, most of the residents are mature, friendly, and helpful-- most of the population of Quartzsite fit the same description. Two shower facilities, and a hot tub in one. An open area next to the "hot tub" house serves as a gathering for many cookout activities. An onsite lapidary shop opens in the busy season, and there I learned to take a rock and turn it into a set of ear rings on my first day there. Office staff are all calm and friendly and will suggest the many activities from free movies and popcorn, to a weekly game of Texas Hold'em (three dollar, one-time buy in and a great way to meet people and try for the big money that can run up to twenty dollars, ha). Quartzsite maintains its own unique character, and 88 Shades will provide all the info you need to amaze yourself. The spots are spacious and well maintained, AND, 88 Shades is one of the only two parks in the region that offer cable tv in the price. The WIFI is dependable and bandwidth good to excellent for Netflix and web browsing. Made up mainly of restaurants (including two or three of your favorite fast foods), RV related businesses, and RV parks. The nearby towns of Parker, and Blythe offer the bigger stores like Walmart, Autozones, and Smart and Final Iris to name a few. 88 Shades is safe, owner and staff are always on point to make that happen. So, if you plan a trip to Quartzsite, 88 Shades is the best deal with the best pricing you will find. We camped at 88 Shades RV Park in a Motorhome.
Be ready for Arizona heat in summer months. Winter months are gorgeoous and over a thousand tent merchants set up small "mini" cities around town. It's like a big carnival then.