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Camp Verde RV Resort: Tall trees near the desert

Camp Verde RV Resort: Tall trees near the desert
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
$5 for members to $35 for non-members
  • 90%


Large cottonwood trees and abundant cattails line the Verde River as it forms a northern border for this attractive resort. Other tall trees provide shade for approximately 50 percent of the RV sites.

The park is located in the very heart of the Verde Valley where intriguing day trips abound to the Mogollon Rim, the Aqua Fria National Monument, Red Rock Country and Mingus Mountain. You can take easy, but educational, trips to Camp Verde State Park, Montezuma’s Castle and Well plus excursions to Tuzigoot, Palatki and Honanki National Monument sites.

Travel the I-17 corridor south to Phoenix and north to Flagstaff to see the ecologically diverse and environmentally interesting Arizona habitats. Many other area and local attractions offer interesting and abundant day trips.

This has been my resort home a key RV park during my fulltime RV travels since 2007.

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    Well furnished lodge with a fine kitchen for meal preparation.
  • Nice swimming pool, hot tub and bathhouse for male and female guests.
  • Shade trees at many camp sites.
  • The soothing sounds of the Verde River can be heard from many of the sites.
  • Two bathroom and showers are well located………make that 3 if the bathhouse is included.
  • Rental park models are specially priced for guests of members.
  • Two laundry rooms are easily accessible.
  • Two game rooms for children and adults are in the central lodge.
  • An exchange library is in the combined game room.
  • Miniature golf course is located near the entrance.


  • Many of the larger shade trees are fruit-bearing mulberry trees that shed fruit in season.
  • Vast amounts of leaves cover the campsites during the fall.
  • This has been my Western Horizon Resorts home park and I am not a happy WHR member at this time because management has sold all but four of the parks, thereby restricting member options.
  • Local management and staff provide good, friendly and efficient service, but seem to be restricted by owner’s inadequate management.

About Dr. Bob Gorden

Dr. Bob Gorden is an RVer, hiker and writer. He has a PhD in microbial ecology from the University of Georgia in Athens. He is a retired research scientist from the University of Illinois Natural History Survey. He has owned and operated more than 55 RVs of various types, and has visited every state, except Hawaii, in his RV. He also traveled by RV in New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. He currently owns and travels in a 1978 GMC 26-foot Class A and 2013 Thor ACE 30.1 Class A motorhome. He has a compelling desire to be “On the Road Again!”

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