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Old 08-25-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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What are your favorite parks/resorts to stay at in Yuma and near Benson? We will be stopping at these places this winter. Also, ideas about Apache Junction ares. We will be in a 45' class A with tow. Prefer to hear first hand reviews than try to read between the lines of online reviews. Thank you in advance.
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We stayed at this park called Butterfield RV Park & Observatory. Very nice park and reasonable.


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Kartchner Caverns State Park would accomodate your MH...do a tour of the caverns (Rotunda/Throne Room for first timer), easy day trip to Tombstone, Bisbee. Good shopping in nearby Sierra Vista. Spacious sites, water/electric and a good dump station. Also a couple of nice hiking trails from the park.

Butterfield is right behind Safeway grocery in Benson and you WILL hear the trains.
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Kartchner Caverns State Park would accomodate your MH...do a tour of the caverns (Rotunda/Throne Room for first timer), easy day trip to Tombstone, Bisbee. Good shopping in nearby Sierra Vista. Spacious sites, water/electric and a good dump station. Also a couple of nice hiking trails from the park
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Cochise Terrace is just up the road from Butterfield. We stayed there last winter. No train noise.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:12 PM   #6
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We are Wallow County OR folks with winter home near Benson AZ. The "best" AZ deal is to rent a condo or small home in Sunsites AZ, park the RV and go from there. The rents for such in Sunsites are cheaper than an RV site and 30 mi from Benson
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We spent 10 years in Benson and never heard of anyone renting a house in Sunsites if they had an RV. Condos in Sunsites? Sunsites is very, very tiny.
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Yes folks, Sunsites is small, 1,500 folks and 11 of them are under 40 years of age. The property around the golf links is cheap and the condos are also at a discount. It is the only place I know where someone almost gets paid to stay there. The best part about Cochise County AZ is that all the snow birds are on the other side of the state crowded into a few square miles of dust....
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Sunsites - the golf course was closed down...wondering if it ever opened back up???
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or stay in Tucson and have a lot of great things to do and places to see
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We stayed at the Escapee's Park in Benson but did a drive through at Butterfield and thought it looked nice as well.
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We stayed at Butterfield a couple of years ago. Nice park but the pull thu sites are a little short. We had a 40 ft 5th wheel at the time and had to park our truck next to the RV In the gravel. We also stayed at Shiprock RV Park in Apache Junction. It was a really nice park. We were there later in the season and they were pretty full. It was quite an effort to get our 5th wheel parked and we were on an end site. They have lots of activities and everyone seemed friendly. Need to purchase a laundry card to use the machines and electric is metered. Lots of RV parks to choose from in Apache Junction.
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Quite a few parks in Benson, but all with train noise including Butterfield. We happen to be Escapees so we stay at their park outside Benson & like that very much. Cochise Terrace would be our second choice as it's farther away from the trains and is very nice. As folks have said, Butterfield is very nice but we can't handle the train noise (just our opinion). Yuma is another story with a lot of older parks that make it tough to accommodate a larger rig. Cocopah RV Resort is very nice but it's about 7-8 miles from town, has lots of activities and friendly people. We prefer renting a lot in the Foothills (don't use all the activities) and you can find lots for rent online all the time.
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We stay at Cocopah RV Resort in Yuma. We have stayed for atleast a month for the past 8 years. A little tricky to follow the city streets to get in but well worth it. Doggie park is 2 1/2acres of grass and friendly dogs.
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