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Old 04-28-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
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Sedona/Cottonwood RV Parks

We have a trip planned to Sedona on short notice. RV spaces are hard to come by. We prefer FH and 50 amp. Anyone have experience with Rio Verde RV Park or Lo Lo Mai Springs? Any other recommendations? So far Rio Verde is the only place we have gotten a reservation and it has mixed reviews. I know about Rancho Sedona but it is fully booked.
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We just spent time in Cottonwood at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Very nice and clean, water and elec. but 2 dump stations. very easy drive to Sedona, 19 miles
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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LO Lo mai is very nice. trees and river. Expensive. dead horse is OK .great location. I am a boondocker so don't stay in Rv parks as a rule. LOTS to do in that area! It will be hot soon.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:13 PM   #4
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We just spent time in Cottonwood at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Very nice and clean, water and elec. but 2 dump stations. very easy drive to Sedona, 19 miles
This would be our recommendation. Sedona is a zoo. This is an easy drive and it's a lovely park. We've stayed here with our 40' motorhome for all of our Sedona visits. I don't recall if it has 30 or 50A but I don't know why you'd really need 50A. You won't be running an air conditioner(s) at this time of year.
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Distant Drums RV in Camp Verde is very nice. A first class park with clean, concrete pads, FHU, great pool. Located just off I-17 but noise was not noticeable at our site on far side of park. Pull-in site faced the open desert. Casino on other side of interstate. Easy drive to Cottonwood and attractions.
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Agree with Dead Horse Ranch SP. Stayed there in March. Easy drive to both Jerome and Sedona. They have 50/30 Amp and water hookups.
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Lo Lo Mai was great. We stayed five nights last year and look forward to going again.
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We stayed 2 or 3 nights at Rio Verde in January 2 years ago. We both remember it as being a decent place, reasonably friendly folks, very convenient for Cottonwood and a short drive to Sedona. No bad memories stick in our minds. Certainly not a luxury resort, but a good, enjoyable place to stay a few nights. We would go back there.


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Thanks. It was the only place we could get a FHU reservation for the whole two weeks we wanted. Our trip goes into Memorial Day Weekend so everything was really booked for the last few days.

There setup along the river looks really strange. I wonder if you stayed in that section or saw it enough to comment. It looks like a single road (same road in and out with a turn around at the end that is only big enough for small rigs. The back-in sites are angled away from the approach. So if you can't turn around at the end you either have to back in to a site that is more than a 90 degree turn, or you have to back down that road to your site.
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Camp Verde, AZ is a few miles off I17. The Rancho Verde RV Park is quiet, family owned with owner’s managers living on the property. Nice sized parking on two levels with the lower one on a bubbling stream and the upper section flat and closer to the camp facilities. The park location makes a nice base camp for side trips to all the attractions in the local area, Sedona included.

Here is a picture of our sites on the upper level. They were FHU with 50 amps.

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Thanks. It was the only place we could get a FHU reservation for the whole two weeks we wanted. Our trip goes into Memorial Day Weekend so everything was really booked for the last few days.

There setup along the river looks really strange. I wonder if you stayed in that section or saw it enough to comment. It looks like a single road (same road in and out with a turn around at the end that is only big enough for small rigs. The back-in sites are angled away from the approach. So if you can't turn around at the end you either have to back in to a site that is more than a 90 degree turn, or you have to back down that road to your site.
RE: Rio Verde RV....have you read the reviews on RVParkReviews.com Not very good and several did mention the difficulty in parking.

I also looked at the satellite view and it looks like terrible parking for a big rig. I guess it depends on what site you get. I remember driving by this park and it didn't look good to us.

Did you try Zane Grey RV? I think it would be much nicer.
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I'll second Distant Drums. Convenient location near Sedona and nice pads.
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I'll second Distant Drums. Convenient location near Sedona and nice pads.

Spent two weeks at Distant Drums June 2015. It is a really nice resort and well maintained. Beach Boys were in concert at casino across I17 while we were there.

Would stay again. Sedona is a zoo!
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Spent two weeks at Distant Drums June 2015. It is a really nice resort and well maintained. Beach Boys were in concert at casino across I17 while we were there.

Would stay again. Sedona is a zoo!
Yes, the shopping area is a zoo. You need to get on the trails for some quiet. It has changed for the worse since we first started coming here but we still enjoy the trails.

Oh...and the Coffee Pot restaurant is great for breakfast!
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