Desert Trails RV Park, Tucson

14 03 2016
Desert Trails RV Park, Tucson, AZ

Desert Trails RV Park, Tucson, AZ

We’ve arrived in Tucson, and perhaps one of the most disappointing RV sites we’ve been in since leaving Colorado.  With good to excellent reviews, this park appears to be perfect for those who will spend a few winter months in Tucson, but not necessarily for those of us who are just passing through.  Winding roads and small gardens abound, and make for a eclectic and somewhat disorganized look to the park.  Trailers, coaches and even a few park models seem to be stuck in every nook and cranny.  But, the very full park schedule, the 7 activity buildings, a large recreation hall, pool hall, nature trails into the adjoining Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Park tell the real tale of this park.  This is somewhere that active 40 and 50-somethings come to enjoy the warmth of Tucson during the winter months and to have activities besides shuffleboard and bridge.

For those that want to take advantage of a very full program, the $29/night, or $510/month is probably a great value.  Unfortunately for us, it’s all about the convenience and appeal of the site.  We’re in WE5 (I think that’s West End) crowded between a large motor coach and a long travel trailer.  There’s just enough room for our slides to extend and provide a narrow walkway before bumping into the small fence that demark each site.  The 30AMP electric socket doesn’t have a breaker, so you’re forced to plug in “hot”.  The water is convenient enough, and the dump port is all the way to the rear of the site.  None of this is terrible, we’ve been in small, cozy sites before.  The problem is directly behind us, not 10 feet from the rear of the trailer is South San Joaquin Road and directly across the road, a few houses with loud, large barking dogs that obviously spent the night outside.  And, the touted free Wi-Fi is like many parks, basically non-existent, at least in these out of the way sites.  Noisy nights, and that cramped feeling will make it easy to move on from here after 2 nights.  More from our next stop in New Mexico!

Desert Trails RV Park, Tuscon, AZ

Pretty Tight at Desert Trails RV Park, Tuscon, AZ

Desert Trails RV Park, Tucson, AZ

Every Nook and Cranny used at Desert Trails RV Park, Tucson, AZ




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