Mar 14 - 27, 2013
Desert Trails RV Park - Tucson AZ 85735
Our rating 3.5 out of 5
SITES: Most sites very close together.
HOOK UPS: FHU
LAUNDRY: Several laundry buildings throughout park. The one I used felt like I was in a basement, but units seemed clean. Laundry line outside to hang clothes to dry if preferred.
PETS: Pets welcome. 2 dog limit. 2 dog parks, 1 for small and 1 for large.
Dog park is enough for dogs to get a decent run and play. No poop bags provided. Water hose available. Outdoor dog wash.
WIFI: Free with several connections throughout park. Worked decent
VERIZON INTERNET: Worked great.
SPRINT INTERNET: Good
VERIZON PHONE: 5 bars
AT&T PHONE: 4 bars
BOOK EXCHANGE: Yes. Nice building with books sorted nicely by author alphabetically. Small selection of DVD movies. Chairs to sit and read.
MAIL DELIVERY ACCEPTED: Yes
AREA/TOWN/SIGHTS: About 10 miles from the main shopping. 3 miles from small convenience store. Plenty of things to do in downtown Tucson.
This park received good reviews from RV Park Reviews, but I'm disappointed. VERY CROWDED and closely spaced sites. Plus there seems to be no order to the sites. The roads curve, some sites at right angles to each other so the back window of your 5th wheel is looking into the side window of another. Look at 1st photo at the bottom left for example.
But, the staff and residents are very nice. Many residents are snowbirds and have being doing so here for many years.
We do not rate higher for organized activities. But if that is what you like, then you would like this park. They have a rec. room with musical performances, jam sessions, pot lucks. There is an "Oasis" room which just seems to be a public living room with TV, coffee, sofas, etc. Heated pool, and hot tub. Bocce Ball, miniature golf, but that is not kept up with so full of debris, craft class, quilt & sewing get togethers, aerobics, hikes to geo-cache.
*Drive 200 feet past Desert Trails to Justin Diamond's RV Park. No frills, but still FHU, larger sites, vegetation for a natural fence between sites, and cheaper.
WHERE WE'RE GOING
Mar. 28 - Apr. 10, 2013 Dead Horse Ranch State Park - Cottonwood, AZ
Apr. 11 - Apr. 17, 2013 Trailer Village - (Part of Grand Canyon Park), AZ
NV, CA, OR, ID, WA, MT, ND, SD, WY, then south for the Winter of 2013/2014