Camping in Arizona

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September 22, 2011

If you think Arizona is one huge desert state, think again. From the dizzying heights of Humphreys Peak to the dramatic Grand Canyon, Arizona is one of the most diverse and scenic states in the U.S. It’s also one of the most popular for RV travelers.

Filled with Old West charm, southern Arizona is a favorite camping spot. Tucson, the most populated city in this region, is loaded with family-friendly activities. Stay at one of the luxury RV resorts and you’ll have convenient access to attractions like the Pima Air & Space Museum, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Fort Lowell Museum and many more of Arizona’s hot spots.

With 350 days of sunshine each year, southern Arizona offers lots of outdoor recreation as well. This area is chock-full of gorgeous golf courses and hiking and biking trails that wind through rugged canyons. Saddle up and spend the day horseback riding, rock climbing, or cave exploring.

At any point during the year, you’ll find RVers scattered all throughout the state of Arizona. As the gateway to the Grand Canyon, Phoenix and central Arizona offer plenty of luxury RV resorts. Sweeping desert vistas and saguaro cacti pressed against the backdrop of pink mountains make this a breathtakingly scenic region. When you go, don’t miss the chance to visit Picacho Peak State Park.

Phoenix, an urban town where cowboys and city slickers easily mix, is the heart of central Arizona. Get the most out of the western flavor of the region with the Western Destinations experience. Other unique attractions include the Music Instrument Museum and hot air balloon excursions. In Scottsdale, you’ll want to visit Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home.

Of course, Arizona’s most famous site is Grand Canyon National Park. Millions of visitors from all over the world come here to stand on the edge of this geological marvel. Make sure to make your RV reservations early if you plan to visit the Grand Canyon area.

With even more annual visitors than the Grand Canyon is Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the country, which spans across Arizona and Nevada. On the Arizona side of the desert lake is Temple Bar, named after the massive rock formation. With world-class bass fishing and slick water that’s perfect for skiing and wake boarding, this marine playground is one-of-a-kind.

Not your typical desert vacation.

Check out some of the top campgrounds in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Apache Wells RV Resort

Canyon Vistas RV Resort

Good Life RV Resort

Mesa Regal RV Resort

Sun Life RV Resort

Sunflower RV Resort

Towerpoint Resort

Val Vista Village

Valle Del Oro RV Resort