Very lovely park; amazing landscaping. The rate reflects a monthly rate. Wide, wide sites. All gravel, no patios at all. All sites are for sale, so owners will have to put one in where they want it, no pressure to buy. Very clean and quiet park, and we felt safe here. The activity director left the end of Feb., so very little in the way of organized activities or lessons. There were potlucks, ice cream socials, catered dinners (no kitchen in the rec hall) and Bingo. The internet is available for a fee. Didn't use it, so don't know how reliable it is. Pool/hot tub area very nice, laundromat very clean. It is too far from amenities for our taste: the closest big grocery/Wal-Mart is about 15 miles away. A few restaurants in town that we went to, were good; a National Monument is about 15 miles away; a Greek Orthodox Monastery (beautiful) is about 10 miles away; and that's about it, unless you drive 50 miles to Mesa, or 60 miles to Tucson. We might stop here again for a week or so, but a month was too long for us.
I guess this wasn't a bad campground, but nothing really here that stands out as wonderful. If restrooms/showers/laundry onsite is important to you, better call ahead to check if they have their renovations done yet. We were here 6 weeks, and didn't see anything being done. The closest laundromat is about 4 miles away. Inner roads and sites are gravel, sites are mostly level, decent width, and have a cement patio. The pet set-up for dogs is really nice: the back of the park is next to an irrigation canal with wide paths on either side. Great place to walk pets, hike, jog, bike, etc. There were some organized activities and get-togethers; we didn't take part in most of them. Quite a few "regulars" who come here year after year. The office staff was very friendly, gave us our first choice of sites, lots of printed information about things to do in Yuma. The electric rate is 18 cents per KWH, which is the highest we paid this winter. They seemed to have empty sites most of the month for overnights. It was clean and we felt safe. Some noise from trains, the highway in front, and the Marine Corps jets. If going back to Yuma, we would try to stay at a location closer to town, but wouldn't have a big problem staying here again. The rate reflects a monthly rate.
This rate reflects a monthly charge for "bay/marina view" and the electric charge. First the good stuff. Clean, neat, attractive landscaping, spotless public buildings, pet friendly. Dedicated staff who keep it beautiful. We were here during part of Dec. and part of Jan. Most activities didn't start until January. More high-end class A's than we have seen anywhere. Some families during the Christmas break, but didn't bother us at all. I imagine that the city park between the RV park and the Bay might get noisier in the summertime. Some noise from the military jets and helicopters, but not at night. Convenient to the trolley parking lot: about 1/2 mile away, and the Senior month pass is a great deal. They have 3 "pet stops" in the RV park, but most people went through the locked gates to walk dogs in the city park, a really nice area. Even if you don't have a dog it is a bonus to be so close to it. There are 2 restaurants by the marina that both have good food, and reasonable prices. Now the reason we didn't give them a "10." We made our reservations 8 months in advance and were quoted a rate. When we checked in we were told that the rate for our site had increased by over $100, and their policy said that they can raise rates at any time. We did read it, but our rationale is that when we have made a reservation at a hotel, for a rental car, cruise, or airline, we have never arrived to be told that "your airline seat price went up 2 weeks ago, and you will have to pay the difference." This has never happened at any other RV park where we have stayed, and we think it is a really bad policy. The least they should have done was to email us when they raised our rate and given us the option to cancel, or choose a less expensive site. We would not choose to stay here again.
I read the comments about this park, and have to disagree with the negative ones. We were planning to stay one night, and ended up staying four. The park is older, I would agree, but hard as I tried, I couldn't find any trash laying around. Didn't see many of the full-time tenants, the ones who were out were friendly, not at all "scary". The cement patios are new, and the park staff were trimming trees and raking leaves every day. It is a DESERT area - so grass will be non-existent (a waste of scarce water). The park was quiet, there are several good restaurants close-by, and many attractions to see. The Route 66 and railroad museums were very interesting, and free. We would certainly stay here again. The nightly rate is with a Good Sam card.
Overnight stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Put us in a convenient pull-thru long enough for the motorhome and tow-car. Easy on and off interstate, but not much noise from it. Restrooms clean, but my husband couldn't get hot water in his shower - had to sponge off in the sink. Some of the roads need gravel in the mud puddles. We would stay here again overnight.
We stayed one night in March, yes, park was a little run-down, but we've stayed in a lot worse. The office staff was friendly & helpful; moved us to another site when we requested. The price was right. We ate at the Steakhouse; really good food & friendly waitstaff. The waiters/waitresses all did a musical show & kept us entertained for the evening. We thought the food was great & fairly priced. $25 for a good steak isn't a lot nowadays. We would stop here again for the restaurant & low price camping.
A lovely campground with amazing big trees. Has nice sized sites, really clean and large restrooms, large showers. Wished we could have stayed more than one night. Staff person stayed a little longer than their regular hours because we called ahead to let her know we were on the way. Would surely stop here again.
We stayed here a couple of nights on our way to Texas last winter. Called to make sure that it was within walking distance to town and restaurants. When we got here we discovered that it was way up a hill that was very steep for walking, especially for older persons. The person who checked us in, said that the closest restaurant was at the bottom of the hill, a carry-out burger joint. Any real restaurant was 4-5 blocks beyond the hill. No comment from her when I said that walking distance was not this far or difficult. Would not stay here again.
If you don't stop here for any other reason: they have a really excellent cafe that serves a great dinner and breakfast. Also the wine that is sold here is very good. Has a nice staff, laundry and gift shop. We have stayed here at least 4 times in the past 3 years and will definitely stop again if we are anywhere in the area.
Really nice, clean park out of town about 10 miles. It's quiet, has big sites and friendly staff. A little inconvenient if you forgot something at the grocery, but so peaceful. You can see stars here. Not many written rules, they assume that you are adults and know how to behave. There are activities available, mostly hiking, pickleball, music jams, no pressure to join in. The internet is somewhat spotty, not working a few days. They have information about all the things to do in Tucson in the office: no end of attractions. Only negative comment: with all the beautiful natural landscaping, why the tacky plastic flowers "planted" all over the park???
Lovely newer park: has big clean sites, friendly staff and campers. Most are all-winter guests. The pool is lovely, as is the clubhouse. Has a country club atmosphere. The internet was "iffy", we were right across from the clubhouse, but couldn't get access a couple of days. It is far enough away from the traffic so as to be pretty quiet, easy to get in and out. Pet-friendly as long as you can get your dog outside the gate before doing her "business". Most of the guests seemed to be well acquainted with each other, but we were invited to take part in the parties while we were here. The laundry, used cards that cost just to buy one, and were confusing to use.
If you like group activities this is your place. No lack of dance lessons, card games, crafts, etc., etc. If you want something else like outdoor activities, you are out of luck. There is a wildlife refuge about 15 miles away, but the weather was so bad during the time we were here, it wasn't feasible for us to go. Nothing else to do except miles and miles of 6-lane highways to malls, flea markets and restaurants. The internet is centralized in the clubhouse, so you have to lug your computer to it to get a connection. They are really interested in folks who want to spend the entire winter here. Pool is way too small for this park. Our dog got an intestinal virus twice due to having to use the grassy areas with about 100 other dogs for "doing her business". The dogs must be kept only in this area, no walking them anywhere else. We received a book of rules when we checked in: about 25 pages. Won't be back here again.
Good value for the money. We had a pretty wide site, but most of them were a lot smaller. Most unusual: they encourage washing of units and cars to "water the grass". This was great!! Best parts: The beach is steps away, wide, hardly any people, and great for walking. There is a wonderful little beach town close by with great restaurants and shops. The free ferry to the mainland takes you to larger stores if you need that. The clubhouse was pretty small for pot-lucks, but everyone was really friendly. Staff was variable: some were friendly, some not. We really didn't interact much with them. It isn't to your advantage to pay more for a beach-view lot: the dunes block most of the views.