Have stayed here many times, usually over the New Year holiday but at other times as well. Until this year I would have no complaints but while I was traveling cross country my in-laws called to tell us their usual New Years stay was a bit more challenged this year. Seems they only take on-line reservations now (?? - used to be ONLY walk-ins) & everything was full; they were charged $18 for an overflow spot in the big dirt lot near the group Campground. Hmmm, I wonder if Regional Parks in Arizona are making some questionable decisions trying to raise $? Anyway, my stay in September was more of my former experience: pristine rest rooms & shower; attentive but unobtrusive camp hosts (eg., came around & set water valves to better prevent freezing overnight) great hiking/mountain biking trails in the area; Will do some investigating before staying again.
Beautiful location with lots of tall shade trees and right near Oak Creek. Walking distance to Tlaquepaque shopping as well as old town and many, many restaurants however, it would be great if the city improved the walking access from the campground to the bridge - vehicles coming down Schnebly Hill are really close! That's not the RV Park's fault though. Very clean and cute rest rooms/showers; neatly laid out sites. A bit pricey but hey! It's Sedona. Would definitely return.
A very nice State Park with the added attraction of restored wetlands area where we observed a multitude of water fowl. It is clean, well maintained, easy access; not much around though. Looks like it would be heaven for kids in the warmer months with the spring fed pool. We stayed here instead of Van Horn to avoid risking snow/ice at the higher elev & were glad we did. Fee includes $7/person State Park admittance. We would definitely stay again.
I've got to give them credit for "trying". Latest bond issue improved the entry area, maintenance & administration buildings. Gate keeper on the way out (we came in too late to see them the night before) informed us that another bond issue was scheduled to upgrade the rest room/showers which appeared VERY basic from the outside. Great access to the Colorado River but actual sites are simply quasi laid out over sand/dirt/grass. Would probably give it another shot to see how that other bond issue affected the overall layout.
Have to agree with other posts that the Campground is in need of upgrading however, that being said, there was evidence of a large amount of landscape cleanup going on (salt cedars getting a haircut on the south side of the park) & the rest room/showers appear to have been spruced up/painted. Restaurant is a hidden gem with wonderful southwest offerings. Front desk staff was very helpful & accommodating; spa was hot - didn't try the pool or laundry. Sites are somewhat uneven on sand but you can wiggle your unit around to make it work. Fantastic location right next to Anza Borrego State Park & 1 mile up the hill from Christmas Circle - the heart of town - where I participated in a bike ride. We also went up to the lovely little town of Julian for some apple cider & pie & were snowed on! Although I would return to the town in a heartbeat (I love all the interesting geologic stuff from Box Canyon to the Salton Sea) I have to admin spouse was not as impressed.
A bit challenging getting there from the south along basically farm to market roads; especially in the winter with snow on the road - probably should have come in from Roswell; oh well, but the State Park was a very welcome sight once we started down the hill. Camp host was welcoming & friendly & pointed us to the best available spot - it was a pull through with plenty of room; vegetation around each site made you feel like you were in your own little world. Lots more sites out in the open but Host recognized that it may snow again & was giving us our best chance of getting out in the morning. Another of the many campgrounds we have stopped at in the winter that we'll put on our list for checking out in more clement weather. It is truly beautiful. Used electric only; site had a covered picnic table & there were showers/rest rooms that we did not check out but other folks seemed to be using them with no complaints. Would definitely stay again & I would imagine it is quite crowded in warmer weather.
Arrived after dark & our registration materials & map to site were right where we were told they would be. Before I could read everything, caretaker appeared on his golf cart to escort us to level, hard pack site & even guided us in. Small wooden, railed porch with picnic table at site was a nice touch. Told us to go ahead & get settled then come down to the office to take care of business. Amazed how they have cut sites into this very hilly area but it works. Caretaker put us in a site near road with less of a grade for easier exit in the morning in case snow developed overnight. Back section across the creek was not open this time of year (Branson somewhat closes starting in late October & fully closed after the few New Year's eve shows). Very helpful front office for what to do in Branson - even this time of year & where to go get something to eat. Clean showers/rest room/laundry areas at office/house. Friendly cats begging to be pet. Would definitely stay here again. Rate reflects veteran discount.
Last stop for our old RV & she was giving us some electric [inverter] issues as we pulled into the CG. Front desk made quick work of our registration, guided us out to our level, gravel site & stuck around til we got the electrical issue resolved. Nice winterized water hookup; WARM rest room/shower, cute little lake. Made a bonehead move when I was dumping & made a good sized toxic mess which camp host voluntarily came over to assist me with cleanup. Another one to put on our list to visit when we can wear bathing suits.
Nice enough folks at the front desk although I must say I have to comment on not having an off-season rate. Paid rate supposedly reflects Good Sam discount. Spouse said rest rooms/showers were wonderful. Level, gravel site & we noticed someone picking up around the landscaped entry area. But holy cow, the noise from the freeway is incredible. Shame on us for not paying more attention to it when we pulled in - but when you're tired, I guess you intend to ignore a lot in the hope that you can hit the sack ASAP. Would not stay here again unless I notice some sort of sound barrier.
This was our 2nd visit to Tall Pines & we hope to return here many more times in the future. Immaculately clean CG w/concrete pads & gravel pads; table & chairs at many sites - picnic tables at the rest, good hookups; 2 great dog runs (1 w/doggie exercise gear); full selection of RV parts/gear in the store. Extremely helpful owners. Pool & small playground for the kids. Firefighter memorial is a nice touch. We will definitely make a detour to stay here again!
Our 2nd night in our new RV was spent here. The good folks at the front desk made quick work of our registration & we pulled into our gravel, level site & hooked up. Filled up w/potable water & then stowed the hose for fear of freezing later in the night. Good trade library in the office as well as comfy chairs. Very clean & well maintained rest rm/shower/laundry area w/coded access. Cardinals & squirrels at the feeder by the office as we departed the next day. Used the Post Office, FedX & gas station in town, just down the street (just like the front desk told us) & purchased some on sale adult beverage containers from the going-out-of-business bowling alley/lounge just outside the CG. Pity! Another small town struggling to survive. Would definitely stay again.
Like another reviewer, we bypassed the questionable looking spots in Austin in favor of the higher altitude location of this CG. Nothing frilly; it's bare bones, one step away from boon docking. Water spigots scattered around, cement picnic table, fire ring. Rest rooms were a bit scary & 1 was simply closed off. Pavement/gravel rd & site - nearly level. We probably would stay again.
Very basic place to stay but its usually in a good position as we head north from Phoenix & we like to avoid Page. Plus, its right across the street form the Jacob Lake store where you can view some wonderful Native American weaving & other goods as well as get the best milkshake you've had in a long time. Vault toilets were clean, dirt/gravel roads & fairly level sites. Surrounded by pine forest.
This was our 1st stop on a long trip back east to trade in our RV on a newer model. CG is right in the Mesila area if you like the allure of the old town & shopping. Pet run is essentially along a canal where 1 of the long termers told me not to bother w/picking up after our pet "just kick some sand over it like we do" hmmmmm. Front desk was very amiable, cute siesta themed site numbers, electric OK, cable OK, did not use water due to fear of freezing; easy in & out. Originally thought the price a bit high for what we were getting this time of year but other CGs in the area were in the $50-$75 range. We would probably stay again.
Very helpful desk attendant; wonderfully stocked trade library, cute little store but down to their lower levels of inventory, pet friendly, clean CG w/level - gravel sites. Front desk gave us options of which sites to use & I always like that - this time we moved 1 spot over to avoid a tree branch extending across a fence. Pool & spa area are clean but have seen better days & probably need some modernization. Did not use restaurant but it seemed like it would be very convenient - esp 4 breakfast. Also did not use Wi-Fi but overheard another RVer commenting to attendant on it fading in and out. Here's the downside - TRAINS! constant, day & night. DW & I are beginning to think there is some national property tax benefit to putting RV CGs near RxR tracks. Would definitely check out the park to the north if we needed to stay in the area again to avoid the noise.
We stayed in Feb of '11 & were quite tired when we arrived. Front desk was very efficient & noted the restaurant delivery service which we took advantage of (ribs & catfish - yum!). They also noted they were trying to keep all services available this winter & were struggling w/water,etc. Watch for burrs in the grass when walking your pet. Rest room/shower was OK, water was hot. Would stay again just for the restaurant delivery service.