Destinations

Ultimate Arizona Snowbird Destination Guide by Region

by CampspotterSep 3, 2021

Calling all snowbirds! Now is the time to book your winter stays in the sunbelt of the Southwest. With diverse landscapes, from the red rock mountains of the north, the meticulously kept central golf courses, to the Sonoran desert of the south, Arizona has something for everyone. We’ve gathered the highest-rated campgrounds and parks in Arizona and organized them by region to help you plan your winter adventures. Snag your spot early!

Central Arizona

Blue Star RV Resort (55+) in Apache Junction, AZ

The relaxation area of Blue Star RV Resort (55+) in Apache Junction, AZ.

Take in breathtaking mountain views and natural desert beauty at Blue Star, a premiere 55+ RV resort in Apache Junction, Arizona. This fabulous location in the East Valley area, near Phoenix and Mesa, thrives with western heritage and legend. With over 100 gorgeous full hookup RV sites featuring gravel pads and concrete patios on beautifully landscaped grounds, it’s all about RVers at Blue Star. Offering a great selection of modern amenities like a swimming pool area and clubhouse that includes a stage with raised seating that’s perfect for special events and an outdoor patio area with two community fire pits. There are also plenty of attractions in the area as well. Play a round of golf, attend a sporting event, spend some time at a casino, or experience the great outdoors at the Lost Dutchman State Park or Tonto National Forest.

Mesa Sunset RV Resort in Mesa, AZ

RVs parked at the Mesa Sunset RV Resort in Mesa, AZ.

Are you ready to get out, live a more active and social lifestyle, and explore the beautiful and sunny Arizona? Are you searching for the perfect Arizona RV resort in making your snowbird winter vacation home? Planning a getaway with your family and loved ones in your motorhome is by far the safest way to travel! So it’s a great time to explore Mesa Sunset RV Resort. This beautiful, friendly, active RV Resort in Mesa, Arizona, is ready to welcome you!

Superstition Sunrise RV Resort (55+) in Apache Junction, AZ

The pool area at Superstition Sunrise RV Resort (55+) in Apache Junction, AZ.

Located in the Superstition Mountains’ foothills, mere minutes from metropolitan Phoenix, Superstition Sunrise is the perfect place to make the most of your retirement. Offering residents an affordable, low-maintenance lifestyle complete with luxury on-site amenities and easy access to restaurants, shops, and other local conveniences. Don’t wait another minute. In addition to spacious RV sites, discover available rentals and new and pre-owned manufactured homes today.

Palm Creek RV Resort (55+) in Casa Grande, AZ

RVs parked at the Palm Creek RV Resort (55+) in Casa Grande, AZ.

Find an oasis in Casa Grande, where this Arizona golf resort is replete with amenities. Palm Creek Resort & Residences offers active 55+ community living situated around an 18-hole golf course. Take in the mountain views from one of the three pools, or gather for a game of pickleball, softball, or tennis. Whether you’re dining at The Bistro or strolling on the fairway, you’ll enjoy your stay at one of the best resorts in Arizona!

Indian Skies RV Resort (55+) in Coolidge, AZ

The play and relaxation area at Indian Skies RV Resort (55+) in Coolidge, AZ.

Indian Skies RV Resort is your spectacular getaway nestled in the heart of Arizona, where the air is clean, and the sun shines year-round. Offering a quiet and pristine resort setting with a small-town flavor and the big city culture and attractions only a short distance away. This 55+ gated community is a secure and relaxing place to stay a weekend, a season, or a lifetime.

Leaf Verde RV Resort in Buckeye, AZ

The Leaf Verde RV Resort in Buckeye, AZ.

Leaf Verde is one of the top-rated RV parks in Arizona, with an ideal location in Buckeye, outside of Phoenix. Among the gorgeous desert landscape, you have a great variety of RV sites to accommodate every rig. The premium amenity package is designed around the comfort and entertainment of its guests. Socialize at gatherings hosted at the Recreation Hall, known as “The Barn,” or play a game of billiards or cards at the “Leaf Lounge,” located at the Club Room. Challenge a friend to a game of pickleball, gopher golf, shuffleboard, or horseshoes. Enjoy water aerobics and volleyball, or take a dip in the heated swimming pool. Get your workout in at the fitness center. Bring your four-legged family member and let them loose in the off-leash dog run. Spend some time exploring nearby regional parks, unique local shops, and restaurants. Finally, tee off at one of the area’s championship golf courses. The big-city attractions of Phoenix are less than an hour away, and the Grand Canyon is ideal for a day trip or weekend getaway. Experience their world-class customer service and discover why Leaf Verde is your ideal Arizona RV park!

Northern Arizona

Rancho Sedona RV Park in Sedona, AZ

An RV site at Rancho Sedona RV Park in Sedona, AZ.

The peaceful, tranquil setting at Rancho Sedona is unrivaled. Rancho Sedona is fully shaded by grand Sycamore and Cottonwood trees and is in the heart of town, next to beautiful Oak Creek. The park is within walking distance of galleries, shops, and restaurants. Enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and trout fishing all year long, right from the park. In the summer enjoy swimming in the creek. There is so much to do at Rancho Sedona RV!

Verde Ranch RV Resort in Camp Verde, AZ

The pool and clubhouse at Verde Ranch RV Resort in Camp Verde, AZ.

Verde Ranch RV Resort is located in the heart of Verde Valley, Arizona. Planned with relaxation in mind and built with impeccable attention to detail, this resort has it all. Choose from one of their full hookup RV sites with 50 amp service or one of their furnished vacation rental cottages, including studio, one- and two-bedroom options. Enjoy on-site amenities including a heated pool, splash pad, two hot tubs, a beautifully appointed clubhouse that provides games and entertainment options, a business center, fitness center, a laundry facility, a convenience store/gift shop, and a pet park, and more! In central Arizona’s Camp Verde off Interstate 17, the location serves as the perfect basecamp for visits to the Grand Canyon, Jerome, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Sedona. So whether you’re coming for a relaxing couples’ retreat or an adventurous family vacation, Verde Ranch RV Resort has it all!

Happy Trails Campground in Meadview, AZ

An RV parked at a site at Happy Trails Campground in Meadview, AZ.

This family-owned and operated campground is located in the heart of Meadview, Arizona. No frills— all outdoor thrills type of place. They offer free WI-FI, complimentary coffee, and books and games inside the office at no charge. Enjoy their full hook-up RV Sites, tent/dry camping, horse camping, historic motel, and glampers! South Cove boat launch is just minutes from the campground that goes into Lake Mead! Who doesn’t want to cool off with boating, kayaking, swimming, and more in the summertime? Meadview is the only free access to Lake Mead Recreational Park! This remote town offers off-roading as far as the eye can see, trails for horseback riding, hiking & biking! Bring your family, friends, desert toys, dogs, and horses for a memorable stay at Happy Trails Campground!

Southern Arizona

Ride Out Ranch in Florence, AZ

The sun setting at Ride Out Ranch in Florence, AZ.

Located in beautiful Florence, Arizona, well off the beaten path. Ride Out Ranch offers some of the best scenes the desert has to offer. The Ranch has 14 full-service RV hook-ups for more extended stays and multiple primitive camping areas. Their horse stalls are all brand new, partially covered, and all run north to south. You and your horse will feel right at home. They also offer stays in their 4 “tiny homes,” they aren’t much more than awesome private bedrooms with clean king/queen-sized beds, but they have access to everything you need at the ranch house. The ranch house is a great place to make and share a meal with friends, get caught up with emails, or just hang out, offering seating and dining inside, on the covered patio, and even on the roof! Ride Out Ranch is the perfect place for your desert stay!

Rolle’s Lynda Vista RV Park (55+) in Yuma, AZ

The sunset at Rolle's Lynda Vista RV Park (55+) in Yuma, AZ.

Located in sunny and beautiful Yuma, Arizona. It’s the perfect RV Park for adults looking to make their winter vacation home in southern Arizona! All of the conveniences of a large resort while remaining small and welcoming to guests!