The Phoenix/Scottsdale/Mesa area is full of both entertainment and beauty. From scenic hiking trails, mountains, and rock formations to bustling city scapes, here’s where you’ll want to stay on your next trip to central Arizona.
Nestled in the heart of Phoenix, Covered Wagon is one of the oldest and most popular RV parks in the area. Visitors can expect 52 full hookup sites, a swimming pool, laundry facilities, mailboxes, and plenty of tree-covered shade (a must in the Arizona heat!).
Just off I-17 in North Phoenix, Desert Shadows is a large and well-maintained spot for travelers to get a little R&R. Here you’ll find 638 large sites with 100 amp electrical service and pull through options. Amenities like bocce ball, exercise classes, a heated indoor pool, billiard tables, and free lobby refreshments are a big draw for campers. Note: Desert Shadows is technically a 55 plus community, but will allow visitors under 55 for short term stays.
Just East of Scottsdale, in the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation region, you’ll find Eagle View, a sprawling park settled among mountains and desert landscapes. The park has 150 RV sites featuring full hookups, water and waste disposal, and Wi-Fi. Activities like swimming and bocce ball will keep you entertained on-site, or venture out to the nearby We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort for gaming and dining.
This resort-style park is designed for RV-ers who are looking for serious fun in a luxurious environment. The list of amenities at Mesa Regal is endless; from pools and spas to poker nights, afternoon happy hours, and on-site massages. There are also dozens of social clubs and groups for whatever piques your interest, a co-ed beauty salon, and even non-denominational worship services available. Bottom line: This park truly has something for everyone.
Desert’s Edge is just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix and 10 minutes from Scottsdale, making the site centrally located to entertainment and activities. The family-friendly park boasts 220 RV sites with 30 and 50 amp hookups, concrete patios, and picnic tables. Amenities include a heated pool and hot tub, two dog parks, laundry facilities, and a newly renovated barbecue area. Visitors praise Desert’s Edge for its cleanliness, landscaping, and location.
The popular over 55 golf resort is located just Northeast of Phoenix. Visitors can choose from either a standard lot, which includes a private patio, or a deluxe space, with a grill, shed, and picnic table. Sports enthusiasts have plenty of options at Pueblo El Mirage. Golfers can tee up at the 18 hole course, and there are also shuffleboard, pickleball, and tennis courts on site. If relaxation is more of your speed, hang by the beach-entry pool or grab a snack at the Bar & Grill. Pueblo’s weekly bingo and food truck nights are also crowd-pleasers.
This all-ages resort in nearby Mesa offers convenient touches like large lot sizes, so visitors can fit more than one vehicle on their site. Entertainment on the property includes a heated pool and spa, pickleball courts, and a fitness center. There’s also a small playground for kids to get their wiggles out after long drives.
Just north of Phoenix, you’ll find Black Canyon Campground, a popular spot for both RV-ers and seasonal tent campers. Back in and pull thru sites are available for RVs, along with full service amenities, like WiFi, tv, and water and sewer hookups. An on-site convenience store, propane sales, dump station, and dog park mean there’s no need for campers to leave the park in search of necessities. Families with children will appreciate the campground’s playground and swimming pool, too.
Deer Valley is truly a haven for RV-ers, featuring 205 pull thru and back in sites, space for big rigs, and even RV storage. 30 and 50 AMP electrical are offered. Bringing along your pups? There’s both a dog park and doggy wash station for your convenience. Other perks include laundry facilities, showers, and a swimming pool.
Nature lovers, this park is for you. Located southwest of Phoenix, Estrella is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and more. Visitors with RVs can expect electric and water hookups, dump stations, and ultra clean bathrooms, according to Google reviews.
Conveniently situated near Sky Harbor Airport and the Superstition Mountains, Mesa Spirit offers multiple site options for RV-ers, but every space includes electric, water, and cable TV. Fun extras like game courts, a dog park, fitness center, and theater room are a big draw for guests. While technically a 55 and up resort, guests under 55 (including children) are welcome to stay for two weeks or less.