We toured 5 other Flagstaff RV parks and this was the finest on many levels. The mature pines provided nice shade and a real camping feel, especially in the perimeter locations that were next to the Coconino National Forest. The location was within blocks of gas stations and easy access shopping. There was a lot of attention paid to the needs of the campers: a bin with leveling blocks you could borrow, necessary because most sites were not level; two large dog compounds - one for small and one for large dogs as well as trails to walk your dog outside of the compounds; many activity areas for children with well kept and expensive equipment including a shack that is staffed to sell treats and rent bicycles; DVD check out in the main office. The campground is the largest in Flagstaff affording nice long walks on the paved roads in between site areas or you can take hikes on their nature trail or into the adjoining forest trails. We also noted several teepees or cabins for rent and also premium sites that had new patio sets placed on paver block patios - very inviting! The office included a store with, not only a small selection of food staples, but also Arizona tourist items. The ever present campground workers kept the grounds well tended, sprucing up the flower beds and patrolling for camper issues. Clean restrooms and laundry facilities rounded out our ten day stay and ensured that we plan to return here year after year.
The drive up the twisting mountain road may be scary for some people but it indicated that the place would definitely not be in an urban setting. Upon first look, the place looks very shabby. However, our site was level and very long with mountain and valley views. The trees in our area of the campground were small. In the other area the trees were full grown but this was an area for long term campers and looked like a poor mountain community with plywood add-on porches, etc. We enjoyed the calls of neighboring peacocks who came down from the woods in the day. The campground warned of bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes and snakes but we are used to many of these critters as our home is in the desert. There seemed to be several activities for kids including a pool that is open after Memorial Day. Our $13 fee was because we are AOR members. Wi-Fi was $2 a day extra.
We really loved this campground! The large trees and rushing trout stream were very welcome to these desert dwellers. The site manager seemed like an old friend. He is so personable and attentive to our needs. There were no laundry facilities or swimming pool which resulted in an "8" rating, but you could swim in the river swimming hole. The water was sparkling clean and the trout were biting. We plan on making this a "destination park" for future trips.