Desert Edge RV park – The Purple Park ★★★★★
North Phoenix, AZ – 2 months
This park is wonderful! Right off highway 17 and family friendly. Thankfully, you do not hear a constant stream of kids running around. The park is located near the Deer Field airport but this causes no noise issue. The road nearby can be noisy at times but is generally good. They gave us the last monthly site available at the time. The site itself was smaller than our trailer but we managed to fit. A doggy wash station is provided. Facilities are clean and updated. Each spot has a concrete pad and a picnic table. (although ours didn’t have a picnic table). Staff has been helpful. Would definitely stay here again. Verizon 4G LTE available. Price: $623.22 monthly INCLUDES electricity.
Stage Stop RV Park ★★★☆☆
Tonopah, AZ – 2 weeks
We needed to moved back to Arizona quickly and this was the only park that had availability at the time. This park is located about 1hr away west of Phoenix. It was off highway 10 and 5min away from the Palo Verde Nuclear plant. The residents are mainly workers from the plant. The park is dated and does not have restrictions on RV’s age. Site given to us was being utilized by the next door tenant so we had to find another spot. The sites were leveled. There is a convenient store and gas station at the entrance of the park which serves as the front desk reception. There are no parks or walking trails nearby. Staff was difficult to get a hold off. Nice laundry facilities on-site but dated. Park residents were quiet and nice. Would stay here again, in a pinch. Verizon 4G LTE available. Price: $270 monthly excl. electricity.
Lone Star RV Park ★★★★☆
New Caney, Texas – 2 Months
This was was right off highway 69 and conveniently near the airport. It was wooded which minimized the highway noise. The front desk staff was always helpful. They would hold your mail at the office or we had the option to rent a mail box at the entrance of the park. The park itself is well maintained and the site was leveled. The are a lot of ducks in the park due to a feeding area and a pond. This means we had feathered visitors pooping on our concrete pad once in a while. This is an older park but felt it had charm because of that. Free Wifi was available throughout the park and we had great reception. Would stay here again. Verizon 4G LTE available. Price: $400 monthly INCLUDING electricity.
Desert Shadow RV Resort ★★★★☆
North Phoenix, AZ – 3 Months
This park gets a 4/5 start simply because it was so expensive! It is catered to 55+ folks but we were able to rent there thankfully. They have very clean facilities. The staff was always helpful. They have a large laundry room, interior pool, hot tub and shower facilities. The park itself is well maintained and the site was leveled. Each RV spot had a nice concrete pad. Located near Costco and a strip mall. The area was safe and the park itself is gated. Would stay here again in the off season but there are better rates nearby. Verizon 4G LTE available. Price: $610-725 monthly excl. electricity.
The Tiffany RV Park & Apartments ★★★★☆
Mesa, AZ – 1 Months
The owner and his wife were very nice at helping us settle in as we arrived on a holiday weekend. This park is very small and only has 25 spots. We arrived in September and stayed a month. The laundry facilities were really clean. The park is so small, there was never anyone else using the machines. My only issue about this place is how tight each spots would be if we were here during the busy season. We were there during off season so it was nice to have the ability to park as far or as close as we wanted from our trailer. In Season, each of these sites are packed so I couldn’t imagine how tight it would of been. We were walking/cycling distance to many groceries stores, produce stand, gym etc. It was a very quiet and convenient area. Receiving mail was no issue. Kim, an owner always dropped off our mail or her husband would text us that we had a packaged in the secured community room. Would stay here again in the off season. Price: Off-Season $385 monthly excl. electricity.
NRA Whittington Center ★★★★★
Raton, NM – 1 Night
We called and got a site reserved a few days prior to arriving. They were having an event that weekend and despite that, we will were able to get a site. Groomed dirt roads brings you to the campground as you pass many shooting range and a restaurant. We had full hookups and a picnic table. This site was leveled enough for our need. We had a great view from our site and had good cell reception with Verizon. If you have enough down time, you can go to the range and shoot a few rounds. The receptionist/front desk person was very nice in helping us. Would stay here again. Price: $27 for 30amp with full hookups.
Flying Saucer Rv Park ★★★★☆
Denver, Co – 5 Months
I found this place to be super affordable and the management was always very nice to us. The park IS older and have a lot of long-term stays. We build incredible friendships with our neighbors. Our space was right under a tree that poured a lot of sap on our trailer and car which was hard to get rid of. The Verizon cell reception was great. It is located next to a noisy highway but nothing a bit of white noise can’t get rid of. It had a little path behind the park to get on the bike trail that literally could bring you anywhere in the city if you felt adventurous on your bike or on foot. No need to ride on busy streets! They offer a clean laundry room and locked (combination) bathrooms. They offer mailboxes for long term residents. Price: $500+ Monthly depending on your spot. Will stay here again.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park ★★★★☆
Colorado Springs, CO – 1 night
We stopped at this park because we decided to do the Manitou Incline and wanted to spend the night in the area. The park is surrounded by a military base, Fort Carson. The state park campground was brand new and the sites were great. Super clean restrooms and showers were also available. We were able to snag the last campsite in the park. When we arrived there, 75% of the campsites were empty. It was late April and it was raining/snowing so the camping conditions were not ideal for everyone. At night you can hear the planes going to and from the AirForce station. In the morning, we woke to the sound of the First Call from Fort Carson. We didn’t get a chance to hike the trails that surrounds the park but they have a 21 miles of trails. Price: $28 on Reserve America for a tent campsite.
Wapsipinicon State Park ★★★☆☆
Anamosa, IA – 1 night
The state park campground is very small and the sites are very close together. They have a lot of fallen branches from the winter as no one has occupied them. The sites are also short as the our travel trailer is 19ft and have the nose of our SUV and back of the trailer on our site boundary but thankfully they are pull thru sites with electricity. The Verizon cell reception is great. Bathroom (Pit toilets) are open but the water spigots have been turned off as it is still too early in the season. There is a hiking trails and the one I was on was well maintained. Limited time and weather conditions didn’t allow me to visit the caves. Price: $15 with reservation fee.
McGreer Camper Park ★★★★☆
Big Springs, NE – 6 nights
The campground main water has been shut off for the winter season but they offered to turn it on for us since the weather has been cooperating. They have a full bath house to use with hot showers. They are not metered so taking a long hot shower is possible! Sewer hookups also available. We have full Verizon 4G. Pretty quiet considering that I-80 is next to it. The owners were friendly and even offered us fresh egg from their farm. Their very large sites were pull-throughs and had picnic tables. This is a working farm so you will hear cows and tractors roaming around. There is a resident farm cat that is super friendly and may join you for supper if you let him. Great, quiet place.