Arizona’s diversity begs for exploration, and its beauty demands your attention without even trying. One of the best ways to experience Arizona is RV camping in Arizona’s various state parks. Do you like wide open spaces and gorgeous windswept lakes? We’ve got that! Looking for solitude along an ancient river? Yep…We’ve got that too, and everything in between to satisfy the inner adventurer in all travelers.
RV camping is a time-honored tradition, deep rooted with memories and adventure, and Arizona's state parks are a great place to set up your home base, regardless of season! There are 15 parks throughout the system with hook-ups and campsites of various sizes to accomodate a wide-range of RV makes and models. Arizona has no shortage of beautiful places to relax and hang out, so take a look at a few of the options in our state parks - but don't forget the 10 other parks that offer RV camping with a side of adventure!
All campsites at Kartchner feature electric hookups and water that makes this beautiful high-desert destination an RVers paradise with plenty to do. Hike the extensive trail network into the Whetstone Mountains, visit the park discovery center, or experience the Best Cave in the USA! These living caverns offer a one-of-a-kind adventure below ground! Numerous interactive displays in the museum give visitors the opportunity to discover the how this geological formation was created for themselves. Make sure you reserve your cave tour when you book your campsite!
While staying at Kartchner, explore the rich southern Arizona history of Tombstone State Historic Park. Learn about Wyatt Earp and get a feel of the rough and tumble times of yesteryear. See the OK Corral and tons of well-curated artifacts from this interesting time of Arizona's history.
Set up shop in this gorgeous RV campground and experience the beauty and adventure synonymous with southern Arizona. The oak studded hillsides that surround the lake are home to a diverse variety of birds and animals, the lake is full of eager fish, and the atmosphere at this park will simply put you at ease. It's no wonder Patagonia Lake is referred to as a hidden gem! As with other Arizona RV camping destinations, clean restrooms and showers are available nearby for your convenience.
While visiting the park, visitors looking for a great hike might want to explore the trail systems of Sonoita Creek State Natural Area. This virtually untamed backcountry experience will give you an inside look into the past and help you enjoy a quiet, secluded park experience.
Mesquite bosques and canopies of cottonwood trees give campers privacy and outdoor recreationalists a break from the summer sun. A gentle ever-present breeze sways the branches rhythmically, instills subtle, almost hypnotic ripples on the lagoons, and keeps the park cooler than the Valley. This high desert destination is full of outdoor activities and gives visitors a chance to focus on one or try them all! A variety of shared-use trails, horseback riding, and lagoon and river fishing and kayaking opportunities are within short distance of more than 100 large RV campsites! Site amenities include potable water, 30/50-amp service, picnic tables and all loops include modern, accessible restroom facilities with hot water and showers that are free to registered campers.
The park location in Cottonwood, Ariz. is centralized to allow quick, easy travel to nearby parks in Sedona, Jerome, and Camp Verde! Come along for this multi-park adventure...Hang your hat at Dead Horse Ranch and explore north-central Arizona's unforgettable culture, history, and beauty!
Lyman Lake offers visitors a chance to experience the wild and free side of Arizona's backcountry, with the added bonus of amenities like showers, restrooms, and a park store. This large park can offer as much relaxation or adventure as you like. Choose your own unique experience! Waking up to a sunrise over beautiful Lyman Lake is a great way to start the day...Imagine yourself here! There are 38 campsites with RV hook-ups awaiting your arrival, and the trails, wildlife, waterboarding, boating, and fishing opportunities are here for your enjoyment. This park is nestled in the northern foothills of Arizona's famed White Mountains and serves as a great home away from home for adventuresome RV campers.
From Lyman, you can day trip to Greer, Ariz. and experience Eastern Arizona culture, or about an hour southwest, Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area is a great place to cast a line, or relax under the ponderosa pines.
Along the mighty and ancient Colorado River, RVers have an opportunity to stay for a while in western Arizona's "River Life" oasis! You see, river life is what you make of it...Some like to relax, recharge, and let their worries be carried downstream by the current. Others take river life to another level with fast boats, wind in your face, and adrenaline surging action. The best part is that from our 80 RV ready campsites, you can live river life any way you choose!
There are several parks within easy striking distance if you're staying at the Buckskin mountain RV campground. River Island, Cattail Cove, and Lake Havasu state parks all have their own unique area flavor and make great little trips from your Buckskin Mountain home base.