This park has very good wide, paved access, 2 miles off US 2. The sites are HUGE, 40x70 is what they advertise, but we easily fit our heavy-duty truck, 38' 5th wheel & Jeep. The feature the previous reviewer didn't like is one we particularly liked -- you turn into the narrow, 1-way gravel road at your section of the park, then pull into your completely grassed site. There are posts at the end of the sites, which could be a problem with narrower, shorter sites, but there is plenty of room to swing in. When you leave, you drive over the grass back to the loop road & go out. If you get a lot of rain, I can see that it might be difficult to get out. There is a fire ring at every site. Not every site has sewer hookups. Although there are a lot of seasonal campers, their sites are kept very neat & clean, especially considering there is not a list of rules handed out at the office that you get at most campgrounds. The people at the office do not "patrol" like at some campgrounds, either. Very quiet. A lake for fishing & swimming easily reached by bike. Bike trail runs directly in front of campground. Besides the lake, there really isn't anything for kids to do -- no pool, game room, etc. There are a couple basketball courts by the office. There is also an outdoor arboretum next door with many walking & bike trails. We will definitely visit again!
We stayed at Staway Ranch for 5 months while getting a bed built for our HDT. We really enjoyed our stay there. The sites are grassy and most are shaded. The people there are absolutely wonderful and willing to help (e.g., while we were gone for a month in the winter, one of the workers offered to check our fifth-wheel's propane bottles to be sure we didn't run out while we were gone). Roads are wide enough to allow easy access to sites. Sites are very large -- well over 100' long in some parts of the park, and 30' & over in width. There is a small fishing lake that is free, and lots of room to ride bikes or take walks in. They have a great area for rallies, and large meeting/pot luck "rooms." There is also one HUGE building available for big rallies, dances, etc. They have a pool table, book/tape exchange, and had started working on constructing a swimming pool when we left in February. Staway is in a rural setting, and situated between a railroad track about 1/2 mile to the north & Hwy 30 on the south. Short distance to Athens (~11 miles) & Tyler (~25 miles) for shopping, restaurants, etc. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here one night while traveling through. Very large level gravel sites -- large enough to leave our HDT, 38' 5th-wheel, and Jeep all hooked up together. Very wide streets and wide sites. Beautiful desert setting. Very clean and well maintained. Easy to get in any of the entrances (there are at least two), and easy to get into big diagonal sites. Although WiFi is advertised, we were unable to get anything but a very weak signal. I would have liked to stay longer, but we had a deadline to be in Arizona. Will definitely go back there if in the area.
We stayed here for 2 nights in February 2007. (Passport America $17 + tax). The roads are wide; turns are easy and big enough to maneuver in with our 38' 5th-wheel & HDT. Gravel sites are laid out diagonally which makes them easy to get in and out of. The park is clean and well maintained. No particular amenities (like pool or game room), but a nice, clean place to stay while traveling through or visiting area attractions (such as Tombstone). The 2 nights we were there, the park completely filled up by early evening.
We stayed at Leaf Verde for the month of March. We needed a park that allowed children (grandchildren visiting), which are very few & far between in the Phoenix area. This park does charge extra for kids over 3 ($15/week/each) and dogs ($7/month/each). Sites are long enough for our heavy-duty truck & 38' fifth wheel. Pretty level (slight slope side to side) and one palm tree per site. Paved roads with gravel sites. It is also easy to access – about a mile south of I-10. The office staff that we dealt with were friendly & helpful, and the park is kept clean & neat. The full-time residents are parked around the perimeter, but for the most part aren't terribly junky. Quiet. Occasional morning breeze brings in stock yard "aromas" (although the stockyard is small & at least 6 miles to the east) but for a very short time. The biggest disadvantage is the water -- very salty and just doesn't taste good. However, this is not limited to the park; everywhere we went in Phoenix had the same flavor. They have a water dispenser available at the office for 25 cents/gallon, which we have been using for cooking purposes. We were hesitant to use this park because of prior unfavorable reviews; we found it to be quite comfortable and friendly. We would go to this RV park again if we were in the Phoenix area.