18 Best Arizona RV Resorts for Class A Big Rigs for 2020 – RV-N-Style

18 Best Arizona RV Resorts for Class A Big Rigs for 2020

Grand Canyon North Rim

We’re planning an RV trip to Arizona, so I started doing some research into RV parks in the state, that can accommodate Class A RVs. Since Arizona is known as the Grand Canyon state, our plans were to visit the Grand Canyon, but I had no idea there were so many other fun things to do in Arizona.

There are over 200 RV parks in Arizona and a lot of them can accommodate Class A RVs, but many (over 50%) have age restrictions (55 and up parks). While that is not a problem for us, I decided to look for others that don’t have age restrictions and have lots of fun things to do. Read on to learn about our picks for the 18 Best Arizona RV Resorts for Class A RVs.


Tip: What is a 55 and up RV Resort?
These parks are focused on the adult community and generally require that at least one RVer be at least 55 years old. Children are generally not permitted.


18 Best Arizona RV Resorts for Class A Big Rigs for 2020

Arizona is divided into 5 distinct regions and each has something unique to offer visitors. The 5 regions are the Northern, North Central, Phoenix and Central, Tucson and Southern, and the West Coast.

After spending many hours of research, we thought it would be great to plan an RV adventure to not only see the Grand Canyon, but also all of the other interesting sights in Arizona.

There are over 200 state and private RV parks in Arizona, so I reviewed and selected some in each region with the best locations and amenities for Class A coaches.

3 Northern Arizona RV Resorts

We had no idea that Arizona’s mountain regions have beautiful lush green pine forests at 7000-foot elevations and are full of wildlife. The high elevations make this region popular for some spectacular snow skiing in the winter.

Stargazing in Flagstaff

This region is where Flagstaff is located and if you are interested in stargazing, Flagstaff and the Lowell Observatory should definitely be on your bucket list. Flagstaff became the World’s First “International Dark Sky City” in 2001 due to its low light pollution.

Image credit: Neugent/Massey/Lowell Obs./NSF

If you want to learn more about the Lowell Observatory and plan a visit, here’s a short video from their YouTube Channel:


Bahia Honda State Park Star Gazing

If you love stargazing, one of the best places to do it with less light pollution is the Florida Keys. There are 23 RV Parks in the Florida Keys and Bahia Honda State Park is famous for stargazing!


Stars, Mountains and a Famous Song

The high mountain ranges and incredible stargazing aren’t the only cool thing in this area, its where Winslow is located. Made famous by the 1972 Eagles hit song “Take It Easy”, take a drive over to Winslow and snap a photo of this corner in Winslow, Arizona! Here’s a short YouTube clip to remind you of the song…

Grand Canyon South Rim and North Rim

There are actually two different Rims to visit when planning your Grand Canyon RV adventure, the South Rim and the North Rim. While they are very different from each other, they share the same peak season of June-August when kids are out of school and it gets very busy. It’s recommended that you try to plan your trip during the shoulder seasons between March-May and September-November as reservations can fill up nine months to a year in advance!

According to the official Grand Canyon National Park page, even though the average width of the Grand Canyon is only 10 miles, it takes five hours to drive the winding 215-mile distance between the South Rim to the North Rim! You might consider parking your RV at a resort and taking the Railway Train instead which is covered below.

To learn more and buy a Digital Entrance Pass online, here’s the link to the official National Park Site- Grand Canyon.

The South Rim and Grand Canyon Village

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is open year-round and is closest to Flagstaff, Phoenix or Sedona. It has the most things to do of the two Rims and therefore gets a lot busier during the season. The South Rim is where Grand Canyon Village is located and this is where all the amenities are.

AERIAL VIEW OF THE EL TOVAR HOTEL, HOPI HOUSE, COLTER HALL, AND KACHINA LODGE. PASSENGER TRAIN AT THE STATION, THE SOUTH RIM VILLAGE, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK.
Grand Canyon South Rim Visitor Center Courtesy of the National Park Service

The North Rim

Since it’s a higher elevation than the South Rim, the North Rim is colder and is only open mid-May through mid-October depending on the weather. A lot fewer people visit the North Rim, so there are fewer services and amenities but if you are looking to avoid crowds maybe the North Rim is for you.

Grand Canyon North Rim Courtesy of the National Park Service

Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk

I had no idea that the famous Skywalk is not found at the North or South Rim but at Grand Canyon West. There are two different locations, Peach Springs and the West Rim, and both offer very different experiences. The West Rim is where the Skywalk is and Peach Springs is where whitewater rafting trips depart. They are about a two-hour drive apart and to get there you will be traveling the famous Route 66.

Here’s a video tour of the Skywalk from Grand Canyon West and a link to their site to learn more is below the video.

Grand Canyon West Official Site

RV Resort rates change frequently based on season and availability. Also, some resorts offer special discounted rates, so I’ve listed their websites. Clicking on those links will take you directly to their websites for the most current rate and availability information.

1) Lake Powell Resorts and Marina – Page

Photo Credit Lake Powell Resorts

There are actually 3 RV resorts operated by Lake Powell Resorts, 2 on the north side of Lake Powell and one on the south. All can accommodate Class A RV’s and there’s plenty to do and see on the lake!

888.896.3829
100 Lake Shore Drive
Page, AZ 86040

2) Grand Canyon Railway RV Park – Williams

Grand Canyon Railway Train
Grand Canyon Railway Train- Photo Credit Scott Temme
Grand Canyon Railway RV Resort
Grand Canyon Railway RV Resort- Photo Credit Scott Temme
Pet Resort
Grand Canyon Railway Pet Resort- Photo Credit Hinch Kence

The Grand Canyon Railway RV park is a luxury resort that not only offers train rides through the Grand Canyon, but they also have a very cool pet resort to take care of your four-legged family members while you explore and sightsee!

928-635-4010
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.
Williams, AZ 86046

3) Meteor Crater RV Park – Winslow

Photo Credit: Meteor Crater RV Park

Just 20 miles west of Winslow and 5 miles from the Meteor Crater, this park offers discount tickets to for the visitor center where you can learn about the world’s most preserved meteorite impact site!

You can take Rim tours, but know that pets are not allowed inside the crater, but they do have a Dog Ramada on site, just let them know at the admission window when you tour the center.

928-289-4002
Interstate 40, Exit 233
Winslow, AZ 86047

3 Arizona North Central Region RV Resorts

This area of Arizona is where the beautiful red rocks of Sedona are found- definitely a must-see location. In addition to Sedona, the North Central region also has ghost towns, a Wild West past and a cool rim forest!

The Red Rocks of Sedona

Open year-round, Sedona is only about a 90-minute drive north from Phoenix and only 2 hours from the Grand Canyon. If you want to really see Sedona, consider taking a balloon ride over the beautiful Red Rocks with Northern Light Balloon Expeditions.

Photo Credit Northern Light Balloon Expeditions

Here’s a link to Northern Light Balloon Expeditions

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

In between the towns of Payson and Pine, you can find the Tonto Natural Bridge with an arch of 183 feet above Pine Creek. There are four observation points where you can snap photos of the bridge, or take one of the hiking trails to get a closer look.

Photo Credit Arizona State Parks

RV Resort rates change frequently based on season and availability. Also, some resorts offer special discounted rates, so I’ve listed their websites. Clicking on those links will take you directly to their websites for the most current rate and availability information.

1) Black Canyon Ranch RV Resort – Black Canyon

RV’s Shade Trees
Photo Credit Black Canyon Ranch RV Resort

This resort gets outstanding reviews and is family and pet-friendly. There’s plenty of room to bike, hike or just relax and take in the beautiful scenery!

(623) 374-9800
33900 South Old Black Canyon Highway
Black Canyon City, Arizona 85324

2) Verde Ranch RV Resort – Camp Verde

Photo Credit Verde Ranch RV Resort

This is a beautiful new resort in a great location to see the valley. They also have cottages available if you want to bring along extra family or friends! To beat the heat you can even arrange for a covered site.

(928) 567-7126
1105 N Dreamcatcher Dr
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

3) Rancho Sedona RV Park – Sedona

We definitely wanted to see the Red Rocks of Sedona and Rancho Sedona is a great choice to stay. The sites are shaded and the park is right next to Oak Creek!

(928) 282-7255
135 Bear Wallow Ln
Sedona, AZ 86336

4 RV Resorts in Arizona’s Phoenix & Central Region

If you are a golfer, then the central region of Arizona with Casa Grande and Mesa is going to be a fantastic destination for you! Looking for a more metropolitan RV adventure? The central part of Arizona is home to the big cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale with many museums, art galleries, and James Beard award-winning restaurants.

RV Resort rates change frequently based on season and availability. Also, some resorts offer special discounted rates, so I’ve listed their websites. Clicking on those links will take you directly to their websites for the most current rate and availability information.

1) Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort – Casa Grande

Photo Credit Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort

This is a Sun RV Resort property that also offers lots for sale. Large sites and nice amenities, you can’t go wrong staying here with your Class A RV.

(800) 421-7004
1110 North Henness Road
Casa Grande, AZ 85122


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2) The MotorCoach Resort – Chandler

Photo Credit The MotorCoach Resort

The MotorCoach Resort in the Phoenix area is a new resort with no age restrictions. They do not allow trailers, only motor coaches. Right off of I-10, there’s easy access and lots of things to do in the area.

(480) 639-1507
1576 S. Nelson Drive
Chandler, AZ 85226

3) Mesa Spirit RV Resort – Mesa

Photo Credit Mesa Spirit

Take a Virtual Tour of Mesa Spirit

Video Credit Mesa Spirit

This is an Encore Resort located west of the Superstition Mountains, this is an adult-only RV park that is pet-friendly. With 1,667 sites you shouldn’t have any trouble getting a reservation!

877-570-2267
3020 E Main St
Mesa, AZ 85213

4) ViewPoint RV and Golf Resort – Mesa

Video Credit Gone with the Wynns

Another Encore Resort, Viewpoint offers nice amenities including tennis and 27 holes of golf. They are open year-round and have beautiful views of the Superstition Mountains.

877-570-2267
8700 East University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85207

2 RV Resorts in Arizona’s Tucson & Southern Region

Arizona’s Tucson and Southern region has wineries, copper mines and the famous town of Tombstone which we really want to visit! We’ve been told the food is also great here and that we have to try the bacon-wrapped Sonoran hot dogs!

RV Resort rates change frequently based on season and availability. Also, some resorts offer special discounted rates, so I’ve listed their websites. Clicking on those links will take you directly to their websites for the most current rate and availability information.

1) Tombstone Territories RV Resort – Huachuca City

Photo Credit Tombstone Territories RV Resort

These large 40’x80’ pull-through sites offer plenty of room and the 4000’ elevation provides beautiful mountain views everywhere you look.

(520) 457-2584
2111 AZ-82
Huachuca City, AZ 85616

2) Tucson Lazydays KOA – Tucson

Photo Credit Tucson/Lazydays KOA

Definitely not your typical KOA, Tucson Lazydays offers deluxe RV sites with your own private off-leash pet areas on the sites, covered RV spaces, fire features, and breathtaking views!

520-799-3701
5151 South Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85706

6 RV Resorts in Arizona’s West Coast Region

Home to Lake Havasu, Parker and the Colorado River and Yuma with more sunshine than any other city in the world, it’s no doubt why there are so many quality RV Resorts here! If water sports are what you are looking for then the West Coast of Arizona will delight you!

RV Resort rates change frequently based on season and availability. Also, some resorts offer special discounted rates, so I’ve listed their websites. Clicking on those links will take you directly to their websites for the most current rate and availability information.

1) Blake Ranch RV Park and Horse Motel – Kingman

Take a Video Tour

I had to include this one because who has ever heard of an RV Park and Horse Motel?! We don’t have any horses, but if we did, we would probably want to stay here!

928-757-3336
9315 East Blake Ranch Road
Kingman, AZ 86401

2) Havasu RV Resort – Lake Havasu City

Photo Credit Havasu RV Resort

This is a luxury RV Resort located in the Colorado River Valley. A great location near Route 66, Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon, this park offers something for everyone.

928-764-2020
1905 Victoria Farms Road
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404

3) Islander Resort Lake Havasu – Lake Havasu City

Photo Credit Islander Resort Lake Havasu

This RV Resort is located on Lake Havasu and offers a marina, boat ramp and a sandy beach for swimming. Mountain view, lake view, and pull-thru sites are available.

(928) 680-2000
751 Beachcomber Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

4) Refuge Motorcoach Resort – Lake Havasu City

Photo Credit Refuge Motorcoach Resort

Probably the most exclusive and luxury resorts on our list, Refuge Motorcoach Resort sites overlook the golf course and mountains. This is a Class A only resort with incredible amenities for golfers.

928.764.1404
3103 London Bridge Rd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404

5) Pirates Den RV Resort and Marina – Parker

Photo Credit Pirates Den

The complete opposite of the Refuge Motorcoach Resort, Pirates Den has a young party-like atmosphere and is located on Lake Havasu. A marina, bars, restaurants, live entertainment, and watersports rentals can all be found here.

928-667-3102
7350 Riverside Dr
Parker, AZ 85344

6) Cocopah Bend RV & Golf Resort – Yuma

Photo Credit Cocopah RV and Golf Resort

Located in Yuma, this RV golf resort has a pet park and a golf shop on site. An interesting fact about this park. It’s owned by the Cocopah Tribe, known as the River People, the Cocopah people had no written language; however, historical records were passed on orally or interpreted in documents written by outside visitors.

(928) 343-9300
6800 Strand Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364


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Facts About Arizona

Since we have never been to Arizona, I thought I should do some research for the trip. I found the following information very useful, courtesy of the VisitArizona.com site.

Visiting Tribal Lands

Each of Arizona’s 22 Native American Reservations operates under its own unique governmental structure and establishes its own rules for visitors. Visitors should not assume that what applies in one Tribal community is the general rule for all Tribal communities. Please observe all Tribal laws and regulations. For specific information, we recommend that you contact the individual tribe(s) prior to your visit.

Basic Guidelines

  • Taking photos, video and audio recordings, as well as sketching, is a particularly sensitive issue. Permits may be required, and fees and restrictions vary, particularly for professionals. Therefore, it is important to contact each individual Tribe regarding its policies. Do not attempt to engage in any of the above-mentioned activities without prior authorization. Failure to comply with Tribal regulations could result in fines, confiscation of equipment and/or expulsion from Tribal Lands.
  • Dances are sacred ceremonies. Observe them as you would any other religious function by dressing and acting appropriately. Be mindful of where you sit, stand and walk. For example, at certain Hopi dances, men and women sit apart; during pow wows, it may not be appropriate to stand beside a drum; and it is inappropriate to walk across the pow wow arena during a dance. Never pick up any object that is dropped during a ceremony. Please refrain from talking to the ceremonial dancers. Applause after ceremonial dances is considered inappropriate.
  • Some of the Tribal buildings and structures may be several hundred years old and damage easily; do not climb on walls or other structures. Do not disturb or remove animals, plants, rocks or artifacts including pot shards, as Tribal and federal laws prohibit the removal of such items.
  • Use caution when driving, especially at night. Much of the reservation land is open range, and small herds of sheep, goats, cattle, and horses move freely along and across roads.
  • Like any community, a reservation is a home to those who live and work there and should be respected as such. Although most reservation communities are open to the public during daylight hours, the homes are private and should be entered only by invitation.

Tribal Travel Tips

  • Road Conditions: All U.S. highways, state roads, and main tribal roads are paved. Secondary roads are usually graded and graveled. However, travel off recognized and numbered roads is strongly discouraged. Inquire locally about road conditions.
  • Service: Keep your gas tank full, and be sure to check fluid levels. It can be a very long way between service stations.
  • Weather: Be prepared for anything. Winters can produce snow six feet deep. Summer temperatures are often over 100 degrees. Winds may blow with gale-force any time of the year. High-profile vehicles may have to find a place out of the wind and stop.
  • Flash Flooding: After hard rains, normally dry washes often become roaring streams from storms that are miles away. Never attempt to cross a running creek.
  • Dust Storms: Some areas (usually marked with warning signs) are prone to dust storms. If caught in a dust storm, try to find a place to get off the road.

Driving in Dust Storms & Monsoon Season

Dust storms are caused by high winds sweeping across fields or dry desert terrain, sometimes blowing dust onto nearby highways. You’ve seen the pictures—Arizona dust storms are stunning and usually brief but should be taken seriously because they can quickly decrease visibility. In a similar vein, while most people associate Arizona with the desert, the state also experiences occasional heavy rainstorms, particularly during the summer monsoon season.

If you find yourself driving during a dust or monsoon storm, keep these safety tips in mind:

  • If you can safely avoid it, do not enter a dust storm.
  • Turn on your headlights and slow down.
  • If your visibility is impeded by heavy rain or dust, slowly pull off to the side of the road as far to the right as possible. Turn off the car and headlights, set the parking brake, and keep your foot off the brake pedal.
  • Pay attention to hazard signs and roadblocks. If you see a sign that says “Do Not Cross When Flooded,” take it seriously and find another way.
  • Don’t cross rain-swollen washes. You could get caught in a flash flood.

If you would like to learn more you can click on VisitArizona.com to be taken to the official Arizona Tourism site.

That’s it for our list of 18 Arizona RV Resorts for Big Rigs. I hope you find it useful in planning your own RV adventure to the Grand Canyon State!


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Carol Ivey

Carol is a long time adventurer who loves travelling in her 44 foot Newmar Mountain Aire Class A RV with her husband Mike, and their Black Standard Schnauzer aptly named "Rider". Carol has been sharing travel stories and advice for years, and their newest adventure chronicles what luxury RV living and travel is all about. Tips, tricks and lessons learned about Glamping- seeing the country in style and comfort while cruising behind the wheel of a luxury RV. They definitely know how to RV-N-Style.

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