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Best RV Resorts in America: Our Top 5 Picks for Arizona

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Top Arizona Resorts You Need to Visit
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There’s a reason why Carefree Covered RV Storage’s flagship facility is located in Arizona, and pretty much anyone can correctly guess why. Still need a hint? With its almost 114,000 square miles of diverse landscape, warm weather, and countless natural attractions, Arizona (or as some call it, “RV-zona”) is an RVer’s paradise. 


If you live right here in the Grand Canyon State, then you already know that the sixth largest state in the US is a study in opposites and home to some phenomenal hidden gems — and the ever-growing RV crowd sure knows it too.


Arizona is one of the most beautiful states in the country, and RVers always see it as an enticing option. With about half of its 31 state parks offering RV hookups, and more than 400 private RV resorts and parks scattered around the state, there’s no shortage of places to experience RV living and all Arizona has to offer.


And just what does Arizona bring to the table? Well, for starters, there’s this little hole in the dirt called the Grand Canyon. Of course, we’re kidding! Besides this crown jewel of Arizona, our beloved state boasts deserts, rivers, lakes, and vistas that are nothing short of masterpieces. There’s one natural gem after another, and even the rocks here are steeped in history.


But don’t pigeonhole us — there’s still plenty of green to be seen, with the northern half of the state full of forests brimming with pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees. We’ve also got the San Francisco Mountains, Humphrey’s Peak, and great skiing in Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson.


And, while it’s no secret that Arizona was home to some of the most ruthless outlaws and respected lawmen around (OK Corral and Wyatt Earp, anyone?), did you know that Arizona is also home to a very productive wine country? Yes, surprises about our state abound around almost every corner.


So, you can see why picking just five RV resorts to highlight in the “land of RV plenty” seems like an impossible task. But, after spending a lot of time researching and cross-referencing top-rated customer reviews with respected industry reviews, we’ve landed on five that represent the diverse tradition of living the RV life in Arizona. We think our list represents a little something for everyone.


At least, these are the five we’ve settled on today. Ask us again tomorrow! Seriously though, we’re not being wishy-washy, it’s just that there are so many great RV resorts to visit that it’s pretty hard to go wrong. And, that’s certainly not a bad problem to have! 


While we feature locations of varying sizes, each site adheres to criteria we believe are most important for a successful RV adventure. All include full hookups, pull-thru sites, room for slideouts, clean bathrooms and laundry facilities, and sites that support up to 50 max amps. And the big bonus? All of our selections are eco/pet/budget-friendly, plus have handicap accessible units. 


Of course, we’d be remiss not to point out that there’s a season for everything. You’ll find the best RVing adventures in Arizona happen between November and April — that is, unless you just really like camping in 100+ temperatures. And as with any travel planning, be sure to do your own research to review resorts’ pricing, policies, deals, and restrictions.


Ready? We’ll start in central Arizona, swing over to the California border, head south for a stop, and then wrap it up in the infamous Tombstone. Let’s go!





Carefree Lifestyle at Verde Ranch RV Resort Arizona



NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Verde Ranch RV Resort | Camp Verde, AZ (Central)


Why We Love It: This brand-new, gorgeous RV resort is right in the heart of central Arizona’s Verde Valley, home to some of the most picturesque landscapes in the state. With its almost 400 full hookup RV sites with 50 amp service — some of them alongside the Verde River — this resort weighs in as our second largest pick. Many of its activities and amenities focus on community, including a pretty sweet refer-a-friend program (check with the resort for current deals). 


What To Enjoy:

  • Work up a sweat in the fitness center and pickleball courts
  • Relax in the pool, two hot tubs, and by the firepits
  • Witness the wonders of the night sky with remarkable stargazing, since Camp Verde is a designated International Dark Sky Community 


 Local Attractions near me at Verde Ranch RV

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What People Are Saying: “Great RV resort and amazing staff! Loved our stay here. There’s a lot to do on-site: two hot tubs, heated pool, ping pong, tabletop shuffleboard, pool table, lots of board games, work out room. Sites are gravel, long and wide, and pretty much level. They are still doing upgrades to the resort. It’s a big resort, so if you like to take walks or ride bikes, there are a lot of wide-open spaces to do those things. I highly recommend this resort!” — Steve P.




 RV Solitude in Sedona Arizona



SERENE SEDONA SOLITUDE: Rancho Sedona RV Park | Sedona, AZ (Central)


Why We Love It: Ahhh, Sedona. Serene, soothing, spiritual. Many refer to Arizona resorts as a “desert oasis,” and this sweet and beloved resort nestled against Oak Creek and under Snoopy Rock is worthy of the name. Choose from 84 lots shaded by grand Sycamore and Cottonwood trees, the perfect place to seek shelter from the hot Sedona sun. It’s hard not to relax in this lush, secluded spot, but you’re just minutes from town, including the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Sneak a virtual peek here


What To Enjoy: 

  • Fish in Oak Creek and relax by one of several “serenity” rings (flameless fire pits)
  • Great hiking and biking within 1/4 mile of the park
  • Laundry, restrooms, and showers
  • Enclosed dog run
  • RV supplies


Local Attractions:

  • View Sedona’s majestic red rock scenery and evergreen vegetation from the sky in a hot air balloon tour.
  • Visit the area’s famed four primary vortexes, or rock formations, believed to emit healing energy. 
  • Indulge yourself at one of Sedona’s many soothing spas.


 Local Attractions for a Carefree Covered RV Lifestyle in Sedona



What People Are Saying: “Without a doubt our favorite RV park. Extremely well run with great attention to detail. Impeccably clean bathrooms and grounds. Each site is raked, cleaned, and trimmed after each use. The location is ideal.” — Stephen D.




 The Palms at River Edge Resort in Ehrenberg Arizona



FAMILY FUN!: The Palms at River Edge | Ehrenberg, AZ (West)


Why We Love It: Now for something completely different! We have to admit, this resort is just downright fun! It’s the perfect home base for adventurous, active families and those who love the ATV and OHV (Off-Highway Vehicles) lifestyle. Located on the beautiful Colorado River on the AZ-CA border, this small but mighty 94-lot, ride-in/ride-out park offers a top-notch stay without the top-notch costs.


What To Enjoy:

  • Private beach
  • Heated pool with spa
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restrooms with showers
  • Sites for triple slide-outs 
  • Country Store
  • Dog run




Local Attractions:

  • Enjoy some of the best ATVing and OHVing in the US at Ehrenberg Sandbowl, and kayaking and tubing along the Colorado River. You can rent ATVs, kayaks, and inner tubes to enjoy the river and local terrain.
  • Pay homage to the Old West at Ehrenberg Pioneer Cemetery, home to early pioneers’ stone-covered graves and hand-carved wooden markers.
  • Visit nearby RV mecca Quartzsite, known for its annual mineral show and swap meet.


 ATV Adventures at Ehrenberg Sandbowl RV Vacations



What People Are Saying: “A ‘resort’ that actually IS a resort. LOADS of green grass (104 degrees out, dog paws want grass) fantastic access to nice river edge swimming for you and your fur-baby, nice folks, nice sites (did I mention the GRASS), and well priced.” — SoCalEarthMom






 Snowbird Paradise Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort Casa Grande Arizona



SNOWBIRD’S PARADISE: Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort | Casa Grande, AZ (South)


Why We Love It: Arizona is “snowbird country,” so here’s our pick for the 55+ crowd. Situated between Phoenix and Tucson, this 2,000+ lot mega-resort offers the very best in country club living for our RVing elders who want to enjoy the good life. They’ve earned it! And when we say “mega-resort,” we mean it. With its bountiful world-class amenities (they’re known for their full roster of classes), inclusive atmosphere, and a calendar chock-full of social events, you may just decide to stay! Hear from others who did the same.




 What to Enjoy on Your Carefree RV Excursion in Arizona

What To Enjoy (where do we begin?):

  • Championship 18-hole golf course
  • Four gorgeous pools and hot tubs
  • Pickleball and tennis courts 
  • Water aerobics and fitness center
  • Spacious ballroom
  • Walking paths and lawn bowling
  • Five-star dining
  • ...and so very much much more!




Local Attractions:

  • Take a trip to Saguaro National Park, home to the nation’s enormous saguaro cacti.
  • Tour the family-owned Caywood Cotton Farms, complete with a hayride and an opportunity to pick cotton.
  • Take in stunning, panoramic canyon and mountain views along the nearly 60-mile round-trip Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, regarded as one of the most scenic drives in southwest Arizona.


What People Are Saying: “This amazing facility is beautifully landscaped and impeccably maintained. It has activities on top of activities: pickleball, tennis, golf, stained glass, pottery, silversmithing, and softball. If you want a very active and happy retired lifestyle, this is the place for you. It’s full of wonderful people and you will never be bored!” — Dave M.





 Tombstone RV Park & Campground Arizona Wild West



WILD WEST WONDER: Tombstone RV Park & Campground | Tombstone, AZ (Southeast)


Why We Love It: We’ve saved Tombstone RV Park & Campground for last because, honestly, it just takes us back to what RV camping in Arizona is all about. When you watch this resort’s slideshow, you’ll see what we mean. You can’t help but smile at the old-school charm this quaint 83-lot RV park offers. And despite a smaller roster of amenities than other RV parks, it has everything you really need — and it’s one of the consistently highest customer-rated RV parks in all of Arizona. Plus, it’s in Tombstone, home to some of the best legendary, must-see sites of the Wild West!


What To Enjoy:

  • The cutest recreational hall, office, and cowboy cabins (if you want a break from a night in the RV) you’ve ever seen
  • Playground, picnic tables, grills, and campfire rings
  • Extra clean restrooms and hot showers
  • Wonderful family-friendly atmosphere
  • Shuttle to Tombstone


Local Attractions:



 RV Adventures and Local Carefree Attractions Near Me

What People Are Saying: “Awesome park! Our first time staying at the park, and we were treated like regulars. I will recommend this park to anybody and everybody going to Tombstone. They have a heated pool, a shuttle to town, and a clean dog park with trash bags. They really thought of everything.” — John G.




Want to journey outside of Arizona for a different kind of RV adventure? Read about our top six picks here!




To help plan your next RV adventure, visit our favorite RVing websites for inspiration, rentals, gear, and information — like Outdoorsy, Camping World, and Harvest Hosts. RVShare, GoRVing, and RVLifestyle are also excellent resources.

Between adventures, Carefree Covered RV Storage here in Apache Junction offers safe and secure covered storage near you for your RV, boat, or trailer storage needs. We understand what your vehicle means to you. It’s a big investment and a cherished memory maker, and our on-site managers treat it like our own.

 Come Home to Carefree Covered RV Storage

Check out our facility video and tour, then stop by and we’ll get your rig set up. When you store your RV with us, you’ll enjoy secure, quality covered RV storage with our 42-camera video surveillance, along with 365-day automated access with our phone gate app, charging outlets, free wifi, and free self RV wash and sewer dump. We’ve even got complimentary bags of ice! Also need a storage unit for additional small recreational toys, equipment, and supplies? We’ve got them! 

At Carefree Covered RV Storage, you’re guaranteed peace of mind, protection, and personalized, old-fashioned service. We make it easy for you to rent and make payments online, maintain your vehicle, and get on the road — so that you can keep living the carefree RV life!


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