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Old 12-12-2017, 02:15 PM   #1
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Recommendations on Arizona

Would like to know your favourite campgrounds in Arizona please. Also what larger cities do you recommend we check out while there.

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Old 12-12-2017, 02:52 PM   #2
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yes I'm interested in the Tucson area

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Old 12-12-2017, 03:22 PM   #3
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Tucson is limited, which to me is testament to the RV park lobby in AZ. You have Catalina at the north end with full hookups available and reservations, which you need in winter due to all the snowbirds. Then there is our favorite- Gilbert Rey c.g., a county owned park near the Desert Museum. No reservations, and 7 day max stay. You can leave for 7 days and come back though. Fifty miles east is Karchner Caverns SP. which is a very nice attraction. Campground nice, however not charming the way Gilbert Rey is: like being in a Roadrunner cartoon!
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My favorite Arizona state park is the Lost Dutchman, but any of them along the Colorado are nice in the winter. I've also stayed at La Paz County park in Parker, AZ, and, of course, where I now winter here at the Quartzsite LTVA.
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We're state park people, along with Lost Dutchman and Catalina the Marcopia County Parks are excellent, we liked User mt. Will be trying out McDowell Mt this winter. Dead Horse Ranch SP was nice for the Sedona area. Our favorite is Catalina.

Others we liked, the campground in Pipe Organ, and Karchner Caverns.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:21 PM   #6
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Originally we had planned taking a route down to Southern California.
These “tried and true” suggestions are really appreciated!
Arizona here we come!
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:53 PM   #7
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Seconding Dead Horse SP. There are some fun and interesting things to do around that area, and as mentioned, proximity to Sedona.

Pirate's Cove is right on the Colorado River a bit south of Needles..The sites on the river are nice, and sites that are not are boring "parking spaces" IRRC, it's a little pricey.
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We stayed at Desert Trails in Tucson for a month in 2015. We really enjoyed it. They have live music at least once a week, various food trucks come in for dinner once a week. Good desert hiking is right there. The rates are reasonable and the owner is terrific. This is not a 5 star resort, but we loved it.

Desert Trails RV Park Tucson Arizona

I almost forgot, there's a fairly new casino on the west side of Tucson. I think it's called Casino Del Sol. They are very RV friendly to blacktop boondocks. We stayed there for a couple of nights and met folks that had been there for weeks and planned on being there longer. The buffet was decent too!
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:27 PM   #9
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We enjoyed a five week trip to the Southwest last Fall and we loved it! When traveling (versus camping) our particular style is to explore the area and learn about the area's history while enjoying the outdoors, and a mixture of city life combined with finding museums, historical sites and the occasional local restaurant and pub. We stayed two weeks at KOA Flagstaff and made that our home base before moving on to other areas. Every trail behind this KOA was awesome. The grounds were nothing special but it did the job and we like having the amenities KOA offers. We explored Sedona, enjoyed hiking, visited museums, and we were in awe of Walnut Canyon Monument, Coconino National Forest, Montezuma Well, and we made several evening trips to Lowell Observatory.

Arizona is such a vast, diverse and beautiful state. Part of the fun is exploring new places and finding the gems, be it an awesome campsite or a new experience.

Enjoy your journey!

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Davis Monthan Family Camp

Has anyone stayed at Davis Monthan Family Camp on the Air Force Base in Tuson? What did you think of it?

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