Arizona, Tucson , Benson, Vail area rv parks

Arizona, Tucson , Benson, Vail area rv parks

Hi, I was hoping some of you may know of some nice parking in this area. As you guys know Kev and I are attempting to stick around here for the summer, then do pumpkins and trees and head to Florida in January. Well I’ve got the itch..

Bad. .I need to move.

There are several reasons but the main one is I cant sit still any longer. so I was thinking just to try to find another park fairly close to work. Right now Kevin is driving over 100 miles a day for work and it’s hurting the pocket book a little..

I need some suggestions in and around Tucson. Anything within 20 miles of Tucson in any direction would work just fine. So if anyone has any info, spill the beans.?.?

Thanks everyone



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Vallie on December 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm.

Try the South 40 RV Park in Tucson. I was only there one night but it was a lovely place with a pool, wi-fi, cable and the usual hookups. There are park models as well as overnighters.

PM me if you’d like their number.

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Lisette on December 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm.

Re: Vail area RV Parks – the only one close is Tiger Run RV Park in Breckenridge, CO. It is in between Breckenridge and Frisco on Hwy 9. It is absolutely beautiful. Full hookup sites, tennis court, next to bike trails, hiking trails, 2 rivers running through the resort, community center with indoor swimming pool, etc.

We are working here for the summer season (our 2nd year) and just love it. It is only 38 miles east of Vail via I-70. Glenwood Springs is supposed to have an RV park but we have not heard very good things about it and there are very few spaces.

Tiger Run has a variety of sites including sites large enough to hold a 45 foot diesel coach plus 2 vehicles. The web site is

There are only state campgrounds available otherwise. A lot of these are closed due to the bark beetle kill – they are logging these campgrounds now so hopefully some will be open this summer. You can stay a max of 14 days but most of them do not have hookups.

There is a dump station on the south end of Lake Dillon that you can take advantage of.

Hope to see you here this summer!!

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Alonso Motsinger on December 17, 2013 at 9:22 am.

I stayed in a very funky little park in the middle of Tucson called the Pima-Swan RV Park (at the corner of Pima and Swan aves. Very inexpensive, nice people, most working full time, a nice park manager. Very few amenities but there was WiFi.

Good Luck.

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Glendora on December 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm.

Thanks. I’ll be pming for the number A…

That park sounds lovely I wish I were in CO.. The vail I meant is right outside of Tucson. Boy when I started reading your post I got all excited thinking how did I miss this gem…

Then I realized you meant CO…

This is the second day of above 100 degrees. Kevin had to leave for work at 345am in order to work the day by 1pm.. I really dont like it and I think we made a super bad decision by staying. I hope we can come up with a new plan and quick…

My favorite thing is figuring stuff out in a pinch.

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Moses on December 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm.

…I really dont like it and I think we made a super bad decision by staying. I hope we can come up with a new plan and quick… My favorite thing is figuring stuff out in a pinch.

Not a “super bad decision” at all, Dez. This is how we all learn. Another year and the temps probably wouldn’t have gotten so hot so fast. We worked 4 hot, humid summers in Iowa but in the 5th summer, the weather was gorgeous.

It never seemed to get really hot.

Good luck in finding another park and keeping it a little more simple for Kevin!

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Nikole on December 24, 2013 at 8:04 pm.

ruthie, there are several parks in Benson, Cochise Terrace is very nice with nice amenities, although I have no idea what their summer rates are. Several in downtown Benson are not as nice, but I would imagine this time of year would have nice rates.

I keep track of the weather in Sierra Vista which is only 30 miles from Benson and it has not been very hot at all. Actually it has been about the same as we are having here in Northern Arkansas but with much less humidity.

Benson is only a short 35 miles of so from Tucson and even closer to Vail.

Hope you find something you like that lessens the drive time to work for Kevin.

Happy RVing.

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Kelle Desiato on December 27, 2013 at 3:48 am.

ruthie, We spent the winter and spring at Cactus Country which is now an Adventure Bound RV Park. It is about 10 miles east of Tucson just north of I-10. Very little hyway noise. Everyone was nice, plus the pool and a hot tub are great. The bath house is also nice.

Cable was included but the monthly rent was $510 plus electric. We spent anywhere from $50 to $93 per month for electric. Don’t knwo if this is within your buget.

Just be carefull Tucson has a fair amount of crime and this spreads to mansy of the small dust RV Parks/CGs.

I searched for a cheaper park but security adn my wife’s want for a pool won-out.

Frys Supermarket is right up the road to the north.

Went we wanted to eat out we drove up the road a couple miles to McGraws up on the hill. A little western type place where the prices are too bad and the view over look the eastern hills. It’s not a fancy place but the tri-tip plate was a great value for meat lovers).

The other place we went to over in Vail itself and is called McGregors.

Good luck!

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Fletcher Drahota on December 30, 2013 at 9:41 am.

Thanks for all the suggestions!!

I’m looking into the above mentioned parks. Benson is to far outta tucson. We work in Tucson. We’ve been in this area sense Oct when we did pumpkins. I’ll look at the one you mentioned Rolling..

LOL the area we had our pumpkin/tree lot was in front of a park that was real high crime. They didnt seem to mess with us thank goodness. Thanks for the heads up though..

I’ll tell ya here, benson, seirre vista and all the rest are 107 degrees today “not that hot” isnt even close to true… It’s COOKING… YUK YUK YUKKIE!!

I’m meeting a friend for lunch in Benson or Wilcox on Thursday we usually meet once a week and she said the mountain near where she lives (safford, AZ) is on fire. She is taking some pictures of it from her front porch. Poor thing she said they can smell the smoke in her living room. That’s terrible, I hope they get it out soon.

You guys pray for them ok!

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Malik on January 2, 2014 at 1:51 am.

weather man just said a cold front is coming our way Thursday YIppie!! It’s gonna drop to 87… WHAT???? LOLOL

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nathaniel on January 3, 2014 at 11:42 pm.

LOL ruthie, my weather watcher for Sierra Vista says high today 95 with a 10 percent humidity. Our high here yesterday in North Arkansas was 90 with 73 percent humidity. I will take Sierra Vista any day.

Friends there say they are short on rain this spring and it is dry, but I hate this high humidity here in the midwest.

Have a great summer there, and Happy RVing.

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Roosevelt on January 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm.

Wow! 87 that must be at midnight!

I think it was around 98 here today!

Willcox is a neat little town. Some famous movie or country singer lived there. It is quite a ways back up the hyway from Tucson though.

There are several other parks around Tucson,,, hope somebody chirps in with some first hand info about some of them.

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Dorris on January 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm.

ruthie, you might check oujt the Voyager RV Park/ We have not stayed there, but some friends did last winter and like it. Lots of amenities. Not sure about cost but worth checling out/ we visited them several times last winter and enjoyed that.

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Kathern Kiehn on January 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm.

ruthie There is a park in Amado Az. that is 30 miles south of Tuscon,called Deanza Trails I dont know thier rates in summer so you might want to give them a call,also right next door to them is a park called Mountain View that is not very nice , but the price might be right.Good luck

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joeann on January 12, 2014 at 10:57 pm.

My personal experiences have been :

LOW END – The A-BAR-A RV Park in Manara, just outside of Tucson.

HIGH END – Voyager RV Resort at the Kolb Rd exit of I-10 in Tucson. We Workamped at Voyager and its BIG. Lots to do on site.

HAVE FUN !!!

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