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6 RV Parks near Portal, Arizona
Apr 2019 - $15.00
Stayed here for the birding in the Chiracahuas. Love it and will return. Friendly folks. Long level pull through sites and beautiful views. Yes the wind kicks up some dust at times. It's the desert. - tnwave314
Dec 2018 - $32.00
We camped at Rusty's RV CG once before. The PROs: Well-managed; friendly and accommodating staff; extremely safe; nightly rate is reasonable; spacious campsites with dependable electric/water/server service; quick access to birding and hiking opportunities in the nearby Chiricahua Mountains; and fantastic stargazing most every night. The CONs: Few, if any, shaded sites; some sites offer side-by-side utility hook-ups and that will place your camper within a few feet of your immediate neighbor; and, because the CGs is set on a flat desert plane and its interior roads are gravel, expect that there may be times when the wind kicks up a bit of desert dust. Note: Rusty's has a small store with a limited groceries and camping supplies, and the CGs visitor's center/building provides a wonderful place to sit, read, and visit with fellow campers. - Kona Boy
Dec 2018 - $30.00
We visited Rusty's RV Park for two days in December. It's about 20 miles off the Interstate, in a pretty isolated, desert area, with nice mountain views. The campground itself is pretty nice, but the interior roads are dirt and were pretty rutted/bumpy (e.g. deep, hardened tire ruts from what was probably a rainy/muddy season). Our site was at the end of a row so we had tons of space on our camping side, but rigs are parked next to each other facing opposite directions with shared utilities in between, so we had a rig very close on the driver's side. There's no AT&T service at all, and we were only able to get 3G on our Verizon. Fortunately, the free campground WiFi worked pretty well for the basics (e-mail, social media, maps, etc.). The price was a little high for basic amenities ($32 with tax), and while they offer a 50% discount for Escapees members, it's only usable for 3+ night stays. Since we stayed for two nights, we actually paid more ($64) than we would have if we'd stayed for three ($48) which is a strange way to do business. It was very quiet during our stay. Also, it was fairly windy each afternoon. We'd stay here again if we ever return to the area, as long as we don't need high speed internet/cell service. - LifeRebooted
Mar 2017 - $20.00
This small place offers four RV sites, not 5, as reported; one site appears to be a permanent trailer. Each has full hook ups, plus wifi; I paid $20. Can't beat that with a stick! There is a charge for showers and laundry. Maneuvering into a site might be a challenge if the place is almost full, but it's doable. One of the staff even helped me back in my travel trailer. One of the sites is pull-through. The early morning view of the mtns. to the west is fabulous. Quiet, quiet, quiet -- even being on Hwy 80, there are more bird noises than traffic noises. This place is about 15-20 minutes from Portal, AZ and Cave Creek Canyon, both great areas for birding. That's one of the main reasons I returned here to camp. There's not a lot offered in Rodeo, however; a few restaurants, a small grocery, but NO gas station. You have to go to 25 miles for that. The Chiricahua Desert Museum is a few miles away, but I have not been inside it. I've been too busy birding! - John_K
Dec 2016 - $20.00
I didn't stay. Looked interesting, but with 80% of their sites apparently empty, they wouldn't extend checkout time an hour so I could work. I appreciate it though, because I found a park I loved down the road. - Ric Turley
Feb 2016 - $20.00
We love this small RV park. The owners are trying very hard to make everyone's stay enjoyable and they work hard at keeping the place clean and tidy. My wife and I came to hunt quail and we are in the middle of some great Arizona hunting grounds. It is a bit tight but my 36' trailer fit into a spot very easily. The local restaurants serve very good food and everything is very reasonably priced. - Lukes