We have always loved ESRV... It is an absolutely fantastic setting and very natural area. We have always loved the peace and quiet here at night but this stay changed our feeling about "Their Rules" They have a rule which clearly states that quiet hours are 10pm to 7am every night. Persons not cooperating with these quiet hours will be asked to leave the property. Great! Well, at 1:00am, we were awoken by a Diesel Pusher motorhome pulled up beside our motorcoach. We were fast asleep and the coach fixed that! The arriving party moved garbage cans, just about took out our vehicle and just barely made it into their site... it took 15 minutes for the parking process to end. Following that, setup was another 15 minutes... slamming doors, talking and other noises at 1:30am! The next morning we left and went to the office... I mentioned all of this at hich point the office staff said "Well, the people that came in, had a reservation for that site... They were entirled to come in and occupy that site" I mentioned the quiet hours and felt that they were not adhered to in this case. The woman at the desk rudely responded "They had paid for their site and were entitled to occupy the site... What would you do if you had paid for the site"? I said it was extremely inappropriate to bring in a Diesel Pusher that late at night... that it was very inconsiderate of the campers who were asleep in the park... to have to tolerate this noise during "quiet hours". My words meant nothing. Why come into an RV park and park in the dark while waking everyone. Not cool at all.
If you are expecting WiFi here, you won't get any signal or connectivity. The management will blame you, your lack of computer knowledge or equipment... it is a HUGE time waster! The problem with their WiFi system is the only issue. Another thing... every time we come here, the pool is closed... they work on it more than any other pool around. They offer nothing but an apology. If you want a pool, make sure you check in advance! Friends were told that children are not permitted in the park or especially in the pool. The kids and family were asked to leave the pool immediately. Handled very poorly. This park is an adults only park and are not kid-friendly... save the frustration on your grandkids and their parents!
We were a little concerned about space size and power as some had posted. Upon getting here, the sites are of a very good size and the power appears to be great. Yes, it is a different RV park in that it is not "cookie cutter" but that's what makes it so different and interesting. The people in the office and throughout the park are really friendly and it is so nice to not be invaded by Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The sky is so dark at night and the only noise is from the wild Donkeys and Coyotes. I think that if you are looking for a huge, cookie cutter park near an airport, train tracks, or freeway, this place isn't for you. If you like to see the desert scenery and couple it with hiking and biking in the area you will love it. Tucson is not always populated by the winter snowbird group but it has a lot to offer and this park is in a great location to see it all. The quiet here is deafening! Love it!
Nice park but a few concerns. Many of the sites are decomposed granite and are quite messy if it rains. We tried to get a concrete site and they were all full for weekends only. Wi-Fi here was fabulous. Just so you know, there is not a lot to do around here that isn't about wine. We liked it but a little more to do would have been nice.
We love this park! Very friendly and helpful staff and very friendly folks that stay here. Also very dog friendly. This park is spotless clean and exceptionally well run at all levels. The pricing here is excellent and reflects the "simple" and value-conscious nature of the park. This park gives you everything you need and spares the stuff that you don't need. We have never stayed in a park longer than a month or two... here, we stayed four months! We are returning for the winter of 2012/2013 and look forward to being here again. This park, dollar for dollar is the best value and quality RV park that we know of. Give it a try and you will be pleasantly surprized.
This is an absolute gem! The fact that there is no sewer is a good thing; it encourages folks to move on rather than stay beyond the two week limit. The scenery here is fabulous and there are awesome hikes around the park. Do the Wind Cave and Pass Mountain Loop; they are very nice. Sites are huge and very nice firepits, etc., but beware, some sites are not level, and you will need to block up your wheels in some cases. Take some good, solid lumber with you when you go here!
What a great park for cycling and hiking! Nice also to have a brand-new mall outside the gate. We walked down for dinner at the Olive Garden and a movie and walked back to the park. You will never know you are near a major city but everything is very close, but yet, so far away! As with all state parks, no sewer, but that allows turnover so everybody gets a turn in this beautiful park.
This park offers what a lot of parks should: A clean, well run park with proper sites and amenities without. It has great, wide sites and good location for all stores and restaurants. We have really come to enjoy it here and appreciate the good rates.
If you plan on staying in this park and want Wi-Fi, make sure you get an off-site solution. The system here is very inconsistent and spotty. Also, cell-based systems for Wi-Fi don't work well here as the cell towers are not close.
This is not a visually pretty RV park but does have the basics. Will have 50A power soon. This wouldn't be where you would come to "camp" but is more of a trailer park with seasonal residents. They are getting new WiFi which will be good.
An oasis in the middle of the desert. Only three big issues here that you should know about: 1) Although the park is very grassy and green, the grass is over the desert sand. Ants inhabit the desert here and are a huge population. We had ants all around our 2 sites and beware, they BITE and will leave an itchy and open welt. 2) Sprinklers run 24/7 here to keep it green and growing. Your coach WILL get sprinkler water on it no matter what. It is VERY hard and mineralized. 3) With the beautiful trees comes what trees produce: yellow, pollen powder can, at times, cover everything you own. You will spend a lot of time cleaning here but forget it. Don't clean until you've left. The pollen powder is like a fine powder. It will, however, go into fabrics and other porous materials and stain/affect them. Be forewarned.
This is a great spot for a reasonable cost in the PS area. We love the location and the walking around the reservoir. The only thing this park lacks is sewer. If they had that, it would be so much better. Also, they do cash-grab a $1.00 pet fee per pet / day and I personally oppose it but the park is well priced and I could live with the pet fee in this case. Wi-Fi here was by a host's router and was awesome! Just get the sewer and I'll give it a 10!
Love this park! Great facilities, sites, hookups, location. Price is a little high for the full hookup sites but they are first class! Couldn't find one complaint about this place. I almost always find SOMETHING wrong but here is almost perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed it here and will definitely return as soon as we can.
We really were excited about coming here. It quickly faded as the creek had overflowed the roadway (common apparently) and we had to take an alternate site. The next day we went to our site and it was on the river: a very visually pretty site. Now for the negatives: Pet fees: they charge a dollar for each pet per day. This is a cash grab and whoever pays this fee is cooperating with their cash grab. Freeway noise is absolutely relentless and contrary to previous reviews, is absolutely brutal! You cannot escape this throughout the entire park. Not necessarily the park's fault, but there are a lot of holes in the ground: we found out only once we had left the park, that our motorhome was infested with Deer Mice. After three days of cleaning, sealing and trapping / killing mice, we are getting it under control. That is until we clear the 14 day "clear" period of getting Hantavirus, if these Deer Mice are infected. Once again, not the park's fault but there is a real rodent population in this park. Beware and prepare to seal and trap your RV appropriately.
This place is absolutely awful! Loud highway and train noise is only outdone by the rude and mean staff! We had to have a place for the night and they said that we could stay but for only one night. Apparently it is due to the 55 rule. I am going to open a 55 and under park in Arizona and if any of these miserable people show up they will not be let in!
The best new RV park in Yuma. Not filled with oldsters and a good feeling crowd. Only three problems at this time. 1) There are owners in here and they basically think that there is a separate set of rules for them and for renters. It is evident in everything and it becomes a constant reminder for renters that they are lacking privileges. Also, there is a group of American and Canadian volunteers known as "The Poco Loco's" and they too also feel that they have special priority and privileges because they work here. (Canadians are not supposed to work in the US anyway.) The belief seems to be that because they do the menial, mundane jobs for the park that they are special. Once again, it is a constant reminder that as a non-Poco Loco renter, you are substandard and not as good. There is also a lot of pressure to become a Poco Loco because the existing members are tired and fed up with working all the time. The second issue is that because they are selling a lot of lots for stick-built homes, the construction is ongoing. Some folks who were on a lot, were besieged by construction crews, noise, dust and crowded streets. They got completely sick of the noise beginning at 6am. They asked to be moved within the park and were charged a move fee. Beware! You may be on a lot that is bordered by RV lots but it may become a stick-built construction zone at any time. If this occurs, you will either have to tolerate the noise, dust and traffic, or relocate with a move-fee. This place calls itself "The Palms RV Resort" but with the amount of building going on, it won't be an "RV" resort for long. It will become just like all the other Yuma parks: a sea of shanty town like park models and homes. Perhaps it's time for Yuma to get a "real" RV Resort and NOT a stick-built, park-modeled shantytown. What's wrong with just RV's? We will not return here.
A truly great experience here but only one caution: Make sure you have someone watch your every move entering and leaving your site. Our site was very, very tight and when leaving, my wife had to take out our truck for hooking up. I tried to thread the eye of the needle leaving our site and ended up hooking the back corner of our motorhome on the 4x4 site number post. Beware of these site number posts as they will really cause a lot of damage. In our case: $10,000 - $13,000. Not the campground's fault but still worth mentioning.
This park is nice but has some challenges. As with all ownership parks, the Wi-Fi is poor as many of the owners have their own modems. We were placed in a site that was below the large trees and with the wind blowing, there was a lot of debris. The Willow trees are beautiful but are very full of tree junk. This park is arranged around their golf course and the fairways border the sites. Many of the owners had expressed their discontent with the damage from balls. In the week we were here, we got hit by five balls and had to move. The golf course is pretty but beware of the "balls"
New owners here and they have a fresh approach to running the park. Electricity here needs a real upgrade as our EMS kept cutting out as the voltage was dropping to 101 volts. It is tight for big rigs so I scoped out my route to leave in the morning. The next morning, staff had parked their cars at the exit, making it very difficult to exit. Lets hope they improve things as it is in a good location for overnight stay.
Awesome park in beauty and it's very nice in every way except one: PRICE! This place is priced out to death. Our month stay was $740 and in addition, $35 for our dog! Like I said, very pretty but waaaay overpriced. Extra costs for almost everything. If you're coming here, make sure you get the "full price" before checking in. We would LOVE to return but only when the prices come down to earth. I don't like to use the term "gouging" as they are very up front when you are here. Make sure when you call and book that you get the "full price".
This RV park is a real gem. So many others could learn some valuable lesson from them. Everything in this park is absolutely PERFECT. I am very picky but could not find anything to complain about here. The staff was friendly, efficient and accommodating and the lots, facilities and amenities are outstanding. They apparently are expanding to other locations so we can't wait! Kudos to the Durango staff and don't give up doing what you do!!!
We have stayed here for many years and 2010 is our last. This park is experiencing a meltdown. The management has become very confrontational and intimidating/condescending. The park is quite pretty but not worth the overinflated prices. Come on, it is gravel sites and a slab of cement. There are many, many other parks which are much nicer and at a better price. This park used to be a jewel but sadly now is lacklustre. The final straw for us when we were in the pool with many other folks this winter when the manager came through the pool area like a stormtrooper and was asking everybody, including those in their swimwear IN the pool, to show their I.D. badges. Everyone has to have their badges visible at "all times" but come on, IN THE POOL!!! We have had enough!
This is a nice enough RV park but alot of folks don't know when booking that they have rates which do not include all charges. You will be charged for water, sewer and garbage pickup. When booking, be sure to ask the FULL rate!
This park is fairly nice and has wonderful seasonal residents. It is an average desert RV park and sites consist of gravel and a small concrete pad. We really liked alot of the residents and they were so friendly. We thought it would be nice to book and stay here for and extended stay in 2010/2011. We went to the office and tried to book a site only to be told by the office staff, "We cannot book you into a site as we have to book our regular snowbirds for 2010/2011. Please call us on April 1st, 2010 and we will book you in." I called on April 1st and spoke with the same lady who once again told me the same thing but now the date was May 1st 2010 to call back. I asked why and she said, "We are in the middle of booking reservations and cannot deviate from the schedule. If you don't want to call back on May 1st, I can't help you." She finished by saying, "But, I'll let you know, we will probably be all booked for next year by May 1st by people who have stayed here before." I replied, "I have stayed in your park and was following your instructions to call back on April 1st!" She concluded by saying that she was busy and could not spend any more time on the phone with me and if I didn't want to call back on May 1st then she would be happy to take my name off of the list. I told her that with the customer service skills displayed in the reservation process, we would not feel comfortable staying in this park. Upon speaking with many of the residents here, they say that the management browbeats the staff and belittles them and the result is in the way the staff deal with customers. A nice park but not worth jumping through the "hoops" by the office staff. Saved our time, plan to go to Rio Bend nearby. They are VERY friendly and helpful. They can't do enough for you and it shows! We will not return here.
Perfect park in absolutely every way, except one thing. The nearby train tracks and Interstate 10. If you like peace and quiet, don't come here! The trains run all hours of the day and night and the interstate traffic is 24 hours a day. Sites, landscaping, surroundings, location and amenities are great. This is one of the best RV parks we have ever seen bar none. Just remember the noise aspect!
This park is inhabited by a returning crowd of Canadians who highly covet their tenure in this park. Spaces are allocated on seniority and length of stay. There is inadequate power but, if you don't miss air conditioning, you'll be fine. There is a social schedule here which will make even the busiest social butterfly dizzy. Many of the activities focus on fund-raising for different causes and it can start to feel like you are constantly reaching into your wallet. Lots of good causes but, when you are there for R & R, it is a little tiresome at times. Most people here were very kind but as an American, we are often told we can be rude. Let me tell you, that many of the repeat Canadians in this park can be extremely rude, curt and insulting. If you have thick skin, you will do fine here. Don't get me wrong, it is a paradisaic place but, those who regularly inhabit this place, know it. In one case, a new, younger couple who stayed in this park were "run out" due to having a nicer site than many of the older "established" folks. If you like a constant schedule of activities, a nice pool, beach and natural surroundings, you will love it. There are many, many folks in this park and they are all located very close together... keep your space and you will enjoy it. As for pricing, it is completely out of whack for not being a quality rv park. In the US, you could get a wonderful lot in Arizona or Texas for alot less $$$. The couple that run the park are very kind, considerate and helpful... they will bend over backwards to help you with anything you need. Look past the big attitudes of the yearly returning residents and you will be enjoy it!
This park could be a gem. Sadly it isn't. Office staff were a complete disgrace and rude attitudes prevailed every time into the office. The clerk that checked us in made two mistakes on the amount and after bringing it to their attention that I owed more than I was being charged, the lady started to be very rude with me. We went to the pool that evening and could not get in as there is a security gate. The next day, I went to the same clerk and asked why we couldn't access the pool. She replied, "All guests require a keyfob to access the pool. No one accesses the pool without a keyfob." As we were going into the pool, I asked that I return later with the $5 keyfob fee. She said, "No one goes in the pool without a keyfob first." Never did I get an apology or reason from the staff as to why the Nazi-Like rules. For $54 per day, save your money and go to somewhere for way less $$$, and a friendly staff. We will not return to this park.
Office staff of this park really need some lessons in customer service. Also, many attitudes prevail. We have a 50A RV and wanted to camp in the nicer 30A sites. They denied us on the basis "a 50 amp RV needs 50 amp power." This is completely ridiculous. When we called, they said, "We are almost full for the period you want to stay. You had better book for a week before coming or you won't get a site." On arrival, there were many empty sites. An old trick in the RV park business: make them fearful they won't get a site unless they "book right away." This park is located at a noisy intersection and has a restaurant on site which sends out some pretty rude cooking odors. Wi-Fi here was completely awful. We would NOT return until they improve in a big way.
Very nice park landscaping and grounds. We enjoyed the dog walk at the river and the views. Very good laundry facilities and store on-site. My husband was driving through the campground and was "pulled over" by one of the employees with a radar gun. For the price, we will probably drive to Bow Valley PP for a more natural experience.