Wi-Fi is now free and runs well. New camp workers have really shaped this park up. This was our first stay here and I was impressed! This is a sister park to Meridian RV Resort in Apache Junction, so your rates will be lower if you stay in that park as well.
Breaking news; the activity director has been replaced. The current manager has announced her retirement! We stay here 6 months a year for the past four years. We do not know who the replacements to these positions will be, It may be better or worse. We will only know next Winter when we come back. Either way, we will be breaking in new people and all that work that it entails. The residents make this park fun!
We stayed here a second Winter. Not much has changed. The "dog parks," are actually areas for rain runoff. This last Winter we kidded about the dog run titled, "Lake Meridian." Dog excrement soup. The management has quit spraying the park with a disinfectant claiming it was too expensive. The results were several dogs came down with Bordetella or "kennel cough" as well as other gastric problems from the grass in one particular off-leash area. We had 113 dogs this year, so it's highly recommended that if you decide to stay here that your dogs have all their shots.
The $12 a night price is if you stay for 6 months. Electric hook up is about a $30 fee by the local utility. The wi-fi used to cost $10 per month, but it was so unreliable that it's free now, and just as unreliable. (what do you want for free?} The volunteers keep the showers and grounds in good repair. If it rains hard in the winter months the dog parks fill up with water and are pretty sloppy. All in all, the new management tries to stay on top of complaints and it fair about resolving any. I would have given this park a higher score if the owner spent the money to fix the wireless internet issue once and for all. Since the park is only six years old this can't be too hard to do! The people that stay here really make the park a fun place. There is a lot less resentment of folks in RV's than you will find in a campground that has park models. There are no park models at this campground. We would stay here again.
Our fourth time here; still waiting for the cable guy to hook up this park. A hand-full of local channels via batwing. The wi-fi works good, if your close enough to the source. The bathrooms don't get cleaned often enough for the $35.96 we spent for an overnight spot. Some restaurants nearby help out. The pull through sites are level but just gravel. The back in sites are much nicer with grass but no picnic tables. We might stay here again.
It's 80 degrees and the pool is empty? We just over-nighted and the fragrance of the orange blossoms was heady. The pull-through site is small gravel (almost sand) with no concrete pad, just a picnic table. The site was level, and the office staff friendly and helpful. We would stay here again.
Heat the pool! The pool is heated via solar, but at 71* it's too cold for me, especially when the outside air temps are in the 90's. All in all, this is a clean, well laid out park. Not much going on in town. The fuel prices in town were $4.49 per gal for unleaded. If your coming west on I-40, exit #9 in Arizona is a buck a a gallon cheaper! We stayed here for a week in a motorhome and would do so again.
This place has gone downhill in spades from last year. New manager that is not available most of the time. But the worst changes are in the maintenance of the park. The restrooms are kept filthy, grime and mold along with trash in the shower area. On our last visit under the previous management the bathrooms were kept spotless! We will contact the owner about this problem, but rumor has it he is on a personal relationship with the manager. Maybe a call to the Mesa Health department would be a better call. We'll give them time to clean up this mess, but if they don't we won't be back.
Nice wide open park concept. Hefty discount for Escapee members. Lots of rules, but they ensure campgrounds stay clean and tidy. We were hit pretty hard about cleaning up after our two dogs (which we always do), and were told about eviction process, even though we only stayed overnight. A couple of things we would like to see that would make this park a "10'" in our book: campfire rings and a fenced off leash area for the pups. They have the room, and it would attract more folks to this park. We would stay here again.
“Senior Living On The Salton Sea” That’s what the business card reads anyway. This place is an anomaly by todays standards. Built back when the Salton Sea was a going concern, this park still holds on. In most of the places we’ve stayed it’s the people that make up the soul of a park. This one is no exception. Staying for a month like we did, revealed that everyone was open and friendly. We were invited to the many events that go on here. As far as the park itself, it’s a mixture of trailers, mobile homes, and 5th wheels. The open areas are for the transients. Just be aware that since the park was designed for mobile homes, the power supply, water, and sewer hookups were on the wrong side for us. A 20 foot sewer hose should work out for most folks. There is a gravel dog walk area that would be great if the owners would enclose the front with a fence and a gate. Lots of folks have sand rails here which is the main attraction for the area. The park is very quiet at night except for a couple of resident owls, coyotes, and morning doves. The view of the water is nice although the best description for it is, “ a water desert.” We didn’t notice one boat, fisherman or swimmer while we were there. There is a laundry, showers, clubhouse, pool and spa here, so if a swim is what you want that;s where you go. There is a new market by Hwy. 86 as well as a restaurant. A small casino is just down the road. If you need wifi just check into the Salton City library, it’s free. Indio is 30+ miles north on Hwy. 86 and has a Costco, Wal-Mart, ect. You’ll find the closer you get to Indio and Palm Springs, the rates for staying at RV parks will double or triple. We felt we got the most bang for the buck here. As always, your milage may vary. We would stay here again.
This is a funky little park, about 8 miles South of I-8 on Ave. 3 East in Yuma. You won’t find any gated community here. Just oleander surrounding the park. The sites are half crushed gravel and half sand, with a small concrete patio, in the middle of farm land. The water pressure is a little low and the landscaping is sparse. The good points of this park are it’s diverse mixture of residents. Skirted mobile homes, RV’s of all types and sizes, and only one model home. The rules here are simple; pick up after your animals, and 5 mph on the roads. Folks are expected to be responsible adults and they are, thus the lack of sheets of posted rules. There is a good sense of community here with pot lucks, pool nights, horseshoe events, etc. The local residents go out of their way to invite you to the events going on. (much more refreshing than some parks with entrenched cliques of people) There is pay for WiFi but that can be had for free in the clubhouse. The clubhouse is older than most, but is well maintained for the amount of use it gets. The restrooms are in good/fair shape and kept clean enough. The new owners that bought this park are trying to balance improvements to the park with the amount of money coming in. We hope they are successful as we like the atmosphere of this type of park much better than the mega parks we have stayed at in the past. We stayed here two weeks and would stay again.
This is the desert! If you are looking for an upscale resort this is not for you. There are a lot of friendly folks, wide open spaces, and freedom you won't find at other parks. On the downside you are surrounded by I-10 & I-8 along with trains that roll on endlessly. If you can block these out you'll enjoy the park. We stayed here a month. We would stay here again.
This is a park model park that didn't make it. So it caters to more RV's then park model sales. The parking pads are higher than the street with a dip added for water drainage. If you are parking or leaving the site make sure it's at an angle. We saw a new Marquis high centered here! There are no showers at this park, but the pool and hot tub are well maintained. The Wi-Fi is TengoInternet and costs money. The rules are three pages long but so far no problem. All the sites are clean but need more vegetation for privacy. Cable TV is stated as an amenity, but is not included in the price. We paid $387 for a month plus 12 cents per kilowatt for electricity. The staff was very professional and helpful. We would probably stay here again.
Nice clean park. Sites have concrete patios, but no picnic tables. Wi-Fi was great and free. Pool is unheated, otherwise I would have rated this a 10! There is a Bashes Grocery for food shopping close by. If you need fuel and are heading towards Flagstaff on I-40, the first exit after the truck scales has a Pilot fuel stop with prices $1.00 lower per gallon than California.