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Old 07-05-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
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Snobirding in Arizona Where to stay????

We are looking at spending some of our winter down in Arizona. I was hopeing to get some help as to where to stay. We've never camped down there so we have no clue as to good and bad places. Any help would be great thank you in advance. Looking to get out of Wisconsin for January and Feb.
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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Just about anywhere south of 5000 feet. That would include popular places such as Apache Junction, Tucson, Quartzsite, Yuma, and many many others.
It sort of depends upon how close you want to be to other locations and/or people.
There are many private RV parks to choose from in the aforementioned locations which offer extended stays with full hookups, and then there are state and even different county parks with fewer amenities which some prefer, in many other various locations south of 5000 feet (which is really the southern 2/3rd's of the state).
Making reservations now for your time frame would be highly recommended as many people come back year after year from Oct to May.
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:52 PM   #3
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Biggest issue would be finding a park that can take you. As said many are full from Oct thru April...I would start calling today and see what you can find. Good Luck.
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We have friends who really speak highly of Cocopah RV golf resort in Yuma Az. We have visited and it is a spacious and well cared for park. Cocopah RV and Golf Resort
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RV Park In Arizona

Casa Grande, Arizona is a nice area. Away from the big cities but close enough to get to easily.

Casa Grande RV Resort is a nice park, all amenities, close to grocery store.

Casa Grande has lots of restaurants and other businesses - Lowe's, Home Depot, WalMart, etc.
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We take our trailer to Quartzite in November and keep it there through about April. If you like gem and RV shows and swap meets that's the place to be. We love the open spaces, desert environment and all the people we meet from all over the country. We are lucky to own our own lot in Quartzite but the advice to start looking now wherever you choose is wise. Besides the RV parks there are also privately owned spaces available to rent.
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We take our trailer to Quartzite in November and keep it there through about April. If you like gem and RV shows and swap meets that's the place to be. We love the open spaces, desert environment and all the people we meet from all over the country. We are lucky to own our own lot in Quartzite but the advice to start looking now wherever you choose is wise. Besides the RV parks there are also privately owned spaces available to rent.
And don't forget- if you have a generator or solar, you can boondock in the LTVA (long term visitor area) directly south of Quartzsite. $180 for the permit, which covers Sept. 15 through April 15. Fresh water, dump station and trash dumpsters are available and included in the fee price. That's the way I snowbird.
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And don't forget- if you have a generator or solar, you can boondock in the LTVA (long term visitor area) directly south of Quartzsite. $180 for the permit, which covers Sept. 15 through April 15. Fresh water, dump station and trash dumpsters are available and included in the fee price. That's the way I snowbird.
The reference is to BLM land areas set aside for recreation. Details about the those two areas in AZ can be found here; Long Term Visitor Areas - BLM Arizona
There are many other BLM campsites and areas throughout AZ, some free and some using an Interagency Pass such as Golden Age can be as little as $7/day.
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Question for you guys that do this. Quartzite, from the air, looks like a massive parking lot. Do you stay in Quartzite all winter?
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Question for you guys that do this. Quartzite, from the air, looks like a massive parking lot. Do you stay in Quartzite all winter?
It may look like a vacant lot in the summer time but just like many areas around AZ looks much different in the winter time.
Many people do come and stay from Oct to May.
I live near a major corridor in north Phoenix and during those two months the number of RVs traveling through can be impressive.
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