Travelers from all over the world come to Arizona to satisfy all five senses. The sights include beautiful scenery, a taste for unique cuisine, sounds of the desert and city entertainment, the smell of summer monsoon rains and citrus blossoms in spring, and the feel of mild winters.
Road warriors that travel by RV or motorhome will be pleasantly surprised by the many campgrounds available to suit any lifestyle.
Whether you’re hitting the road for a family vacation or a retired couple looking to enjoy the pleasures of the valley of the sun, we’ve got a list of the best RV Parks in Phoenix, Arizona and its surrounding areas.
Best 5 RV Parks in Phoenix, AZ Area
37019 N. Lava Ln., Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Located in northern Phoenix, Cave Creek Regional Park covers over 2,922 acres of beautiful Sonoran desert. The park features 11 miles of trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Visit the nature center to learn about stargazing activities, hiking trails, maps of the area, and to purchase souvenirs.
The park is pet friendly and allows for RV, tent, and group camping. Amenities include big rig access along with pull through sites, dump station, access to electricity, water, restrooms, showers, horse camp, ramadas, recreation trails, and playground.
Special promotions are available through Maricopa County Parks. Average cost per night for these developed sites is $32 with an $8 reservation fee.
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd., Mesa, AZ 85207
Nestled next to the Goldfield Mountains and the Tonto National forest, this park covers over 3600 acres with 73 developed campsites. Campers will enjoy all this area has to offer including hiking the Wind Cave Trail, horseback riding, mountain biking, as well as a visit to the nearby archery range.
Usery Mountain Regional Park is an all-ages facility with amenities that include big rig access with pull through sites, tent camping, group camping, RV dump station, electric, water, restrooms with flush toilets, showers, and recreation trails. The area is located far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city while still providing adequate cell phone reception.
Reservations can be made through Maricopa County Parks online reservation system for up to six months in advance. Usery Mountain Regional Park campsites cost $32 per night. $8 reservation fee applies.
16300 McDowell Mountain Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85264
In the northeast part of the Phoenix valley is the McDowell Mountain Regional Park with 21,099 acres in the Verde River basin. 76 campsites are available for RV and tent campers alike. McDowell Mountain Park features over 50 miles of trails that offer a wide-range of activities including mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, picnics, and other programs and events through Maricopa County Parks.
Amenities in this all-ages, developed campground include pull through sites and big rig access for RVs up to 45 feet. The campsites allow pets and offer tent and group camping, electric, water, restrooms with showers and flush toilets, firewood, picnic ramadas, recreation trails, playground, and cell phone reception.
Campground reservations can be found on the Maricopa County Parks website and range from $22 to $32 per night, plus an $8 registration fee.
9605 N. Fort McDowell Rd., Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Located on the precipice of Fountain Hills and east of Scottsdale, you’ll find the Eagle View RV Resort. This RV campground is surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Four Peaks mountain range and saguaro cactus as far as the eye can see. Stay and play at the Fort McDowell casino located less than five minutes away, dine at any of the nearby restaurants, or enjoy one of the many recreation activities onsite.
All ages are welcome, and the community accommodates pets with a dog run area for play. The park also features pull through sites with big rig access, full hook ups, electric, sewer, cable/satellite hookups, water, showers, Wi-Fi, propane, laundromat, and sufficient cell phone reception. Activities include access to recreation trails and water access, biking, horseshoes, outdoor tennis courts and pickle ball as well as a recreation center featuring billiards, daily continental breakfast, library, and banquet area for gatherings.
This RV resort offers short and long term stays and rates can vary based on RV size and length of stay. Average stay ranges between $53 to $75 per night. A $5 fee applies for all online bookings.
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown, AZ 85342
Situated on nearly 24,000 acres in the Northwest Valley, Lake Pleasant Regional Park features a remarkable 148 campsites for both RV and tent camping alike. Some campsites offer lakeside views providing access for water recreation activities amid desert landscape and mountains that serve as a breathtaking backdrop. Lake Pleasant Regional Park offers both developed and semi-developed campgrounds with conveniences to ensure a pleasant camping experience.
An all-ages, pet permitted campsite, Lake Pleasant Regional Park’s semi-developed campsites feature a semi-covered ramada, picnic table, barbecue grill, and a fire ring. Developed sites include the same as the semi-developed sites with the addition of water, electricity, and a dump station. Both sites include access to restrooms and shower facilities. Amenities include limited pull through sites and access for oversized RVs, cable/satellite hook-ups, community kitchen, clubhouse, pool, supply store, and playground. With so many activities such as hiking, fishing, beach access, horseshoes, boating, or dining at the nearby café, you might need to extend your stay!
Camping fees vary based on campsite chosen at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Primitive sites cost $15 per night, semi-developed sites cost $22 per night, and developed sites cost $32 per night with a non-refundable reservation fee of $8.
Best 55 and Over RV Parks in Phoenix
5001 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85205
This 55 and better community has everything you’ve been searching for! With a breathtaking view of the Superstition Mountains and 2700 palm trees onsite, you’ll truly get to experience “the good life.” In the heart of Mesa, Venture Out offers both long-term and short term stays with nearly 1800 homes on the grounds. Visitors and residents will enjoy the small town atmosphere and building life-long friendships.
20 Overnight spaces are available for rent and are 27-feet wide and 57 or 65 feet long to accommodate oversized RVs, with ten back-in spaces and ten pull through sites. Though pets are not allowed, each space includes electricity, cable/satellite hook-ups, and Wi-Fi. Your stay includes water, sewer, electricity, access to restrooms, laundry, picnic area, and trash services in addition to all recreational activities and community facilities. During your stay, enjoy the community swimming pool, access to the clubhouse, recreation center, biking, fitness center, miniature golf, as well as tennis and pickleball courts.
Rates for stay vary based on space and time of year. Pull through sites Nov 1 – March 31 are $75 while back-in sites are $70 per day. Pull through sites April 1 through October 31 are $50 and back in sites are $45 per day. Weekly and monthly rate discounts apply.
7151 US-60, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
For a little more seclusion and an up close view of the Superstition Mountains, stay at the Gold Canyon RV and Golf Resort for active adults over 55. Gold Canyon is located in Pinal County about an hour east of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport. With golf, stunning views, and countless outdoor activities, you’ll always find something to keep you busy.
Whether you’re a year-round road warrior or a Winter Visitor, Gold Canyon RV and Golf Resort features both short term and long term living arrangements. With over 700 spaces including permanent homes and vacation rentals, there are 188 RV lots that are available for rent on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Gold Canyon RV Resort is a gated community that can accommodate oversized RVs and includes full hook-ups, electricity, sewer, cable/satellite access, water, public phone, and Wi-Fi. This pet-friendly facility also offers a pet area and access to community areas including laundromat, clubhouse, pool, fitness center, craft room, game room, and onsite café. Activities for residents include social gatherings, golf, horseshoes, and tennis/pickleball courts.
Rates vary based on length of stay and time of year. Daily rates are $65 per night and weekly rates range from $330 – $250. Peak season fees may apply.
10950 W. Union Hills Dr., Sun City, AZ 85373
Know the true meaning of paradise at the Paradise RV Resort in Sun City, AZ. When you drive into the grounds you’ll instantly feel miles away from anything, but right outside the perimeter of Paradise, you’ll find access to shopping, restaurants, Spring Training facilities, and many other venues for entertainment close by.
Paradise RV Resort is an entry guarded facility with 950 sites of both permanent homes and RV sites. The facility allows pets and can accommodate large scale RVs. Each space includes full hook-ups, electricity, sewer, and water plus access to community facilities including pool, hot tub, tennis and pickleball courts, lawn bowling, and shuffleboard. The resort features an onsite restaurant called The Diner and offers activities such as ceramics, scrapbooking, woodshop, potlucks, fitness classes, Bingo, card games, and clubs including biking, hiking, and golf leagues.
Cost per stay varies based on time of year and length of stay. The average weekly rate is $250. Reservations can be made online and no-contact check in is available.