Updated: Mar 12
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Update 03/12/2023: Apache Palms RV Park is Permanently Closed
Today I want to share a family friendly RV park we went to during Christmas week in the city of Tempe right next to Phoenix Arizona. In the middle of the city, Apache Palms RV Park is a nice place to stay. If you need to go on a business trip or love the city Apache Palms will take care of you.
I will be reviewing this campground and hopefully help you gain more information before your stay. I know it is a little unnerving picking out a campground when you don’t know the area or the campground very well. I do a lot of research before I reserve a spot. Since my family and I are full time RV’ers we need to book sites a lot. I hope to share information about its location, amenities, safety, cleanliness, cost, length of stay, ease of access and services this campground provides. Always read Google reviews and look up their website too. I hope you enjoy, as always travel long, travel happy!
Apache Palms campground is close to all your needs. There are a variety of restaurants, grocery stores like Safeway, Target and more. RV stores are close by to get any parts you need for your rig. Also, propane fill up locations. It is a clean park with laundry, trash, heated pool, free wifi and restrooms. At the park each site is setup for full hookups which include, water, sewer and electricity and a picnic table. The spots are pretty tight! It felt like we were sardines crammed together, which made it more difficult to park. To back into our site with the one-way road was really hard for us. There was a wall at the end of our site and because we are so long, it was a close save from not hitting the other vehicles in front of us. I highly recommend having a backup camera system connected to your RV and tow vehicle to make backing up so much smoother. An after market camera like this one is a great affordable option. We were near the entrance of the park, so there are sites in front of ours. We have a 37 ft travel trailer and truck, so we are very long. They do offer bigger sites for bigger rigs in the very back. I am not sure why we did not get one of those, when we talked to the front desk right before we arrived, but in the end we made it work.
The RV park was pretty costly with minimal amenities and hard to park the RV, but it is family friendly. That was most important to us with two small kids and during the holidays. Around the Phoenix/ Mesa area it is extremely hard to find family friendly RV parks. Most are 55+ parks and resorts so it makes it difficult to find a spot. Check out my other blog posts about Regional parks around the Phoenix areas like Usery, Mcdowell, Cave Creek & Lake Pleasant which offer a cheaper rate and a lot more space and things to do.
I like to share all my experiences with RV parks we have visited, because I want to give you all the information you need to make your decision easier. That being said, this RV park felt pretty safe for us and had a nice atmosphere with our neighbors. They also had an orange tree in the back, we were able to pick oranges from, our two kids loved doing that. With all the information I provided, I want to give this RV park a 4/10. It would have been nice to have a little bit bigger sites with easier access and less expensive nightly rate, it would have made our experience a little less stressful and more enjoyable.
Written by Shelby Long
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