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85 RV Parks near Fort Mcdowell, Arizona
Dec 2018 - $20.00
Mega park in the heart of Mesa. Staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. This is a laid back atmosphere: kick back and relax or partake in the activities. Your choice. Only a short trip to the soon to be open Gilbert St LRT station, a great way to get into Tempe and Phoenix.
Road noise is severe in the outer sites along Lindsey (T row). When you check in, ask if they have a couple of different sites you can choose from. Try to get one away from the busy roads that run outside the park. The noise was so severe, it was hard to keep the door open during the day. Go S on Lindsey to the canal which has a long paved multi use trail (safe during day). Lock up your bikes with a "u" lock or bring them inside at night. - Todd Fogelberg
Sep 2018 - $80.00
This park has 1800 plus spots. A lot of them are park models. Stayed for several days but didn't use any facilities because we had family in the area and spent most of our time with them. Very quick and easy check in process. Escorted to the site but had a hard time backing into spot because of the very narrow roads. All interior roads are paved and this is an adult park only. Hookups quickly completed. I appreciate the guard gate at the entrance but night time when needed there wasn't a guard on duty. Satellite friendly. Verizon worked well. - Roamer on wheels
Apr 2018 - $1.00
This park is what I call a 'seasonal destination park' in that it has a very large number of events scheduled during the season (November - March). There are multiple pools, a cafe, regular happy hours in addition to crafts, billiards, and other activities intended to keep the residents busy. The park is very large and well organized. The staff & work campers were friendly and quite helpful.
Our space was very large and in good repair, however there was an overgrown citrus tree that made hooking up our electric a little prickly challenge.
Since we visited off season, it was quite laid back and there were few activities available. Please note, as Thousand Trails members, this was one of our Trails Collection 'free sites'. I only put $1 in the nightly rate because the system won't allow a zero. - Tessa & Toadee on the Road
Jan 2018 - $45.00
This is definitely a park model resort that happens to have a few RV spaces. Within minutes of arriving, the "welcoming" guy came by, and within minutes so had most of the "neighbors". We were invited to come by to visit, but we never felt obligated. The facilities are clean and incredible, we even bought a pickleball set to take advantage of the spotless, and lighted courts. The pools are beautiful, with waterfalls adding a delightful ambiance. Fruit trees abound, and just ask to pick for free. Rates will drop dramatically as the park thins out in April...but it can sure get hot then. We loved being able to walk on a dedicated walkway to a nice Safeway food store, and a strip center with a variety of shops. Great dog park, exercise room was crowded at times...and hot. No cable on-site, but lots of digital channels. No Wi-Fi at the sites, just main public buildings. - tres gatos
Dec 2017 - $33.00
I have stayed as this beautiful park twice now. This thing is beautiful and massive. It really is more of a park model home resort and filled with tons of Snowbirds. Dont let that stop you. Plenty of places for your RV and the amenities are wonderful, the neighbors are very welcoming and friendly! Two large grocery stores, nice club house. lots of activities if you are going to stay for a few days. The sites are gravel and you have to back in but plenty of room and a cement pad for your tow vehicle. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. I will use it again on my next road trip. - RV Road Warrior
Jun 2017 - $30.00
First off, I wouldn't consider this an RV park, it's more a park model resort that allows an occasional RV to join them. We parked between 2 park models in a back-in. There are no pull throughs in this resort. It was 116 in the sun, so all we did was unhook and go to the pool...twice in the pool, which was absolutely beautiful. There are two pools and a beautiful hot tub with waterfalls. The grounds around the pool were beautiful! Water pressure was great, 50 amp service and no cable, but we got 75 channels on the antenna. We arrived on a Sunday and the office wasn't open but security told us a site to go to and said we could check-in (and out) in the morning. The office opened promptly and was very quick to process us. The rates had gone down June 1st, so with Passport America we got a rate of $23 plus resort fee and taxes, totaling $30.78. There were no trees at our site and all it was was gravel and not the easiest spot to back in to because of a post. - Ginny H
May 2018 - $40.00
Really barren, not easy to get the motorhome around in. NOISY from the road. Would not stay again. - rayzorben
Nov 2017 - $4.00
The park staff are friendly and helpful the roads are a good width . Most of the sites will accommodate a larger rig l have red reviews of people complaining about the difficulty backing in to the sites maybe it is time to get something smaller my wife has only backed our rig in twice before had no trouble. Other complaints l have read is about the location of the site they received short timers like us know you get what is available. The residents have been friendly and accepting of us l guess you get the treatment you give. We will be returning multiple times this winter . - RandB with the Gypsy Cats
Mar 2017 - $40.00
The people working in the office and mail room are real rude? Not sure if they are French Canadian, but they do not want to answer questions or help you. Flat rude to ignore you and act like they are over worked! - fulltimer345
Nov 2018 - $44.00
Park is well maintained. Be aware that the park is loaded with rv's that live there. Most & in my case any desired lot was simply not available. Therefore, you are only offered premium sites and baked by the sun. So, if you are OK with paying a premium rate for a site that faces the sun most of the day, it's OK. - richz
Nov 2018 - $40.00
Really enjoyed the quiet and views. - Dougie
May 2018 - $40.00
This is a nice park with paved roads and paved pads for the RVs. Wifi was good, water clean and dependable, 50 amp power was excellent. Coffee and doughnuts are served daily in the morning. There was room on the pad for the 40' motorhome and car parked sideways. Only negative was the gravel area beside the paved pad, where you would normally sit. - Phaeton Joe
Feb 2015 - $3.00
The whole Salt River Recreation Area which this dry camping area is part of has problems relating to dry camping with RVs. They have shut down two areas where dry camping had been available and so now, this is the only one left where RVs can still park. In cutting costs, they no longer have any park hosts as well and the ranger only drives through evidently not noticing the dumpster overflowing with trash. This place has become crowded and noisy since there is no place left to camp unless you are tent camping. Too bad, this is a beautiful spot. If we stay here again we will drive over first to make sure we can get our rig in due to crowding. - Kent and Margaret
Jan 2015 - $3.00
As the other post say, this location has two large parking lots. There are vault toilets that are kept clean. The park rangers pass through the park several times a day and the local sheriffs pass through at least once. With that said I know of three generators that have been stolen here over the past four years. Why the high rating, simple. The views here are so much better than the large rv parks in Mesa. We enjoy boondocking and having a natural surrounding. If you need to be entertained this is not the place for you. - Silver Tex
Mar 2013 - $6.00
This is two fairly clean, near-level asphalt parking lots. I say fairly clean because of a small amount of broken glass, a few irresponsible dog owners, and a small band of wild horses. There are no specific sites, just pick a spot. It's usually very quiet during quiet hours (10 PM to 6 AM); at other times there can be generators, early anglers, partying, and aircraft noise. Hosts are friendly and helpful. On earlier visits, Verizon data service usually worked well, but during my last stay in 2013 mid-March, data service was very slow when it worked at all. Previous reviews have listed places to buy Tonto passes; they're also sold at the Safeways at 1855 N. Power Rd. and at 9101 E. Baseline. A nature trail starts at the southwest corner of the western (larger) parking lot. - wjzcbn
Feb 2018 - $30.00
This park north of Fountain Hills is our favorite Maricopa County park. If you want the feeling of being in the wide open desert but with hookup (W & E) sites, this is the park to go to. There is generous spacing between sites like we've never seen at any other place. We reserved 6 months out for February. It was full during our stay. Loops are paved. Sites are gravel and wide. In #61 the picnic area was behind and had a concrete table, pedestal grill, and fire ring/grill combo. There are many trails at this park easily accessible from the campground. The visitor center is small but has some interesting things for sale. There are ranger programs to attend. There is one dumpster and recycling bin (aluminum cans only) per loop plus one by the dump station. Our top picks for sites are: 6, 46, 48, 50, 61, 69, 70 (view of dumpster). - Neil and JoAnn
Jan 2018 - $30.00
Beautiful scenery with mountains all around and desert plants as far as the eye can see. No road noise since park entrance is 4 miles away, but the coyote chorus is regular and constant throughout the night. Plenty of hiking and biking trails, some right from the campground. Great bathrooms and showers which are never crowded. Quiet campground except for some late night socializing on the weekends...not enough to complain about to camp hosts, though. The only real negative is the sewer smell from the first bathroom in the South Loop, and the fact that the supposedly automatic lights in the Women's room don't always work. Apparently it's an ongoing problem so I just learned to bring a headlamp and hold my breath near the bathrooms. Otherwise, an outstanding experience. We will be back! - Odysseer
Oct 2017 - $30.00
We love it here. The views are tremendous. We prefer the south loop (sites 45-80). This is a very clean, well maintained county park. The trails are amazing. We came to volunteer for an ultramarathon being held on the trails in the park. We got plenty of running and biking in while here. I had very good connectivity for work on AT&T and Verizon. An earlier reviewer remarked about the planes, but I enjoyed watching them. The park is close to services in Fountain Hills, Tempe and Phoenix. I had to travel for work and it was easy for me to get to the airport. We will definitely stay again. It is a great place, and the staff are very helpful and friendly. - janjshaw
Nov 2018 - $32.00
Wonderful campground with large amounts of space for most sites, and good spacing from neighbors. Gorgeous desert setting with mountain backdrop. Paved road, gravel sites almost level but not quite, concrete patio, picnic table, fire ring. Dump station well placed and can handle 2 units at once. Easy maneuvering. No Wifi, but Verizon is good, as is OTA TV reception. Nice bath and shower facility in area we were in, with private shower rooms, although in 11 days, a couple of maintenance issues there had not been addressed (one of 2 toilets in men's room out of order, and floor drains in two showers clogged). Overall, one of nicest parks we have been in all year. The campground is within larger park with a nice visitor center, lots of activity programs, really nice desert trail system for hiking and mountain biking. - We Roamed and Rambled
Jan 2018 - $30.00
This is an amazing park! The landscaping and site location are just beautiful. The people who work or volunteer here are friendly and helpful. The hiking trails offer good variety for most levels of hikers. The are some great ranger-led activities, such as the moonlight walk. Reservations need to be made well in advance, especially for weekends. There is an overflow parking lot. - Atnt Life Grand
Jan 2018 - $30.00
This is our 4th visit here. The gravel spaces are large, almost like having no neighbors, and reasonably level. Water and electric, nice restrooms and showers. No full hookup sites. Antenna picks up many TV stations, including all three major networks. As in most parks, no WiFi, but good cell phone reception. Practically in the city of Mesa, so easy shopping. Lots of hiking opportunities. The Visitors Center is good, with the added benefit of having scheduled nature programs. Very popular, so think ahead and make reservations as soon as you know when you want to visit. We camped at Usery Mountain Regional Park in a Motorhome. - Max_well
Nov 2017 - $40.00
Great staff. Mainly a over 55 park but the people were lovely. WIFI was good. Roads easy to get around. Neighbour was lovely. The airport wasn't to bad. On one morning at 7am there were some air force jets taking off. Good amenities. Would stay again if I was in the area. - Aussie Chums
Feb 2017 - $25.00
Wifi is non-existent in individual units. Heavy emphasis on social activity and clubs for 55 year olds who like country western. With a motorhome you may have a Harley Davidson and loud drunken parties starting up beside your bedroom window. The heated pool and hot tub and tennis courts are pristine and lovely. The library is good. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. - BeverleyKent
Feb 2017 - $35.00
No Wifi at all at individual sites. Very noisy partying. Cliques. Beautiful pool and tennis courts. Compulsive activities and non-stop clubs; old people afraid of being alone. Nasty 80 year olds are the majority. Glad we didn't bring the dog. - cgs1
Jan 2017 - $50.00
We stayed here during Barrett Jackson. Our site was above the polo grounds. There is no sewer available, but the port a potty cleaners come by and they are easy to grab to come take of your sewer. We will stay here again. It is convenient to the auction. - Tami M
Oct 2016 - $28.00
We parked near the Polo field. There are asphalt or gravel sites throughout Westworld. All sites have water and electric but no sewer, there is a dump. - Rich622
Dec 2015 - $25.00
This is not an rv park but a city owned facility which has rv sites spread around the property. It is primarily used for equestrian events but also hosts a famous car auction and dog shows. The sites have very good water and electric and there is a dump station. We noticed a pump truck making the rounds as well.
We were in section Q and we would definitely ask for a different section if we returned. These sites are back-ins and so tightly spaced that if we had a neighbor our slides would have been at risk. The sites were probably intended for horse trailers with living quarters and no slides.
There were a few other rv's sprinkled around the property but we were mostly alone. We never felt unsafe and our only concern at leaving our rig was getting a neighbor who could not back in a straight a line or misjudged his slide depth. As far as we could tell, this was only an issue in Section Q.
We would definitely camp here again and it was a perfect base for visiting family as well as the area. Ask for directions when making reservations, it is easy but could be confusing if you are using your GPS. - PBuds
Sites: 12 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Feb 2012 - $6.00
This is a Tonto National Forest campground downstream from the Bartlett Dam/Reservoir on the Verde River. The closest town is Carefree, 23 miles to the west. The 3 mile road from the Bartlett Marina is maintained gravel. Sites are among large mesquite trees in a sandy, dry grass meadow. Each site has a metal picnic table and fire ring/grill combo. The sites are not numbered. You can position your vehicle any way you like around a site. There are no hookups, but there is a vault toilet. The river is just across the loop road. At some sites you can get a glimpse of the river. You can see the Bartlett Dam. We stayed here during the week. It was practically empty. Only one other camper was around. They were at a far site from ours and out of sight. Though this seemed like a great place to get away on your own, the litter problem was bad. That is why the rating is only a 6. At the sites and along the river, there were empty beer cans, broken bottles, and other litter. We spent an hour cleaning up around our site. - Neil and JoAnn