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The pool area at Verde Valley Thousand Trails. (photo from campground's website)
The pool area at Verde Valley Thousand Trails. (photo from campground's website)

Verde Valley Thousand Trails – Gateway to Old West locations

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
$34 per night to $156 per week
  • 80%


Summary:

Within view of the inspiring Red Rocks Country of Sedona, surrounded by Verde Valley’s National Forests, National Monuments and Historic Indian ruins, nestled next to the Verde River with nearby flowing springs, Verde Valley Thousand Trails Resort beckons those who enjoy hiking, visiting ghost towns, Old Towns and awesome scenic views while having access to Old West locations such as Prescott, Camp Verde, Jerome, Clarkdale and Flagstaff, Ariz.

Thousand Trails members pay a significantly reduced camping fee of $4 per night.

Pros

  • Many sites in Section H have beautiful shade trees.
  • An abundance of spacious, pull-through sites welcome large rigs.
  • A fully gated resort with security personnel from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
  • Continuity of pleasant, competent staff.
  • Large main lodge; smaller, but nice lodge at swimming pool.
  • Musical entertainment two or more nights per week.
  • Homestyle Grill restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Propane is available on site from 11: 30 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Laundromat is available daily.
  • Off the highway two miles, in a valley and free from road noises.
  • Swimming pool and hot tub are centrally located.
  • Children’s play area, basketball, hiking trails, miniature golf, ping pong, pool, pickle ball and volley ball available.
  • Park models are for rent.
  • Sites are available for tent camping, RVs of all sizes and for annual lease.
  • An especially nice extended vacation RV village is located on the hilltop with great 360-degree views.
  • Stores are within easy driving distance, on good highways.
  • Storage for rigs of all sizes by the day, week or month.
  • Resort store offers some RV supplies, food and artifacts.
  • Member generated games and crafts are offered.
  • A small, exchange library is located in the main lodge.
  • Free Wi-Fi service is available in the lodges.
  • A fenced dog park is located near the main lodge.

Cons

  • Propane service is not provided by outside vendors at individual sites.
  • Wi-Fi service in the park is slow, even with a Verizon Hot Spot.
  • There are extra charges for additional cars and guests.
  • No open campfires are allowed.
  • Recognize that this is a Thousand Trails membership park and that some members have privileges.
  • No cats allowed. Two dogs maximum with $25 daily or weekly fee.

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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