Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-22-2015, 09:31 AM   #15
Senior Member
Scottybdivin's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spicewood Texas (West of Austin)
Posts: 2,632
Forgot to mention, you can rent a pontoon boat for a day at the Bluewater Casino. It is a great way to explore the river between the dams. There are a few establishments along the river that are great for burgers and cold beverages.

Scotty and Kristen, Airedales Dagny and Wyatt
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 4528, 450 HP ISM, Allison 4000, 8 Trojan T-105's
2014 F150 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum 157" WB
Roadmaster Blackhawk 2, RVI2 Brake System
Scottybdivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-22-2015, 04:31 PM   #16
Senior Member
JeffAZ's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 672
Painted Rock campground in AZ

Stan, here's an interesting place on your route right off I-10 west of Gila Bend.

Jeff, Catherine and Turner|2008 Damon Outlaw 3611|W24 w/ 8.1L Chevy hauling in the garage 3 quads,2 dirtbikes,1 Rzr900xp & 1 sewing machine based in central AZ
JeffAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2015, 05:58 PM   #17
Senior Member
stan5711's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Midland,Texas
Posts: 492
Thank you guys for the tips,it gives me some kind of ideal now where and when to start planning.
Stanley & Barbara
2002 38" Monaco Knight Dp
stan5711 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2015, 08:00 PM   #18
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 52
We were out in western Arizona two years ago in a rented Class B. Several sites that we liked best were:
- camping at Point of Rocks campground near Prescott, one of the most unusual campgrounds I've seen, with sites nestled into fantastic rock formations and with miles of trails threaded through them.
- south towards the Mexican border, Organ Pipe National Monument is one of the most remarkable landscapes I've visited in the Southwest with wonderful vistas and forests of unusual cacti -- nice level landscaped sites but no electric or water hookups so you have to rely on coach power but worth a couple days to hike and explore.
- Just over the California border, Imperial Sand Dunes and the Salton Sea, which has a very nice public campground with full hookups.
- Quartzsite was kind of a novelty site and we did camp there two nights coming and going from Prescott, in a gas station lot along the highway. Honestly, not somewhere I would want to stay all that long. Too tacky/touristy and run down for my taste.
Willowleaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2015, 11:32 PM   #19
G-Man562's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Long Beach Ca
Posts: 67
Pirates cove outside of Needles on Cali side is great spot, you can camp with full hookups on peninsula right on the river and if you have a toad you can drive to their cove, which is nice with restaurant and bar. Right across the river on Arizona side is Topoc which has a nice bar with pool with live entertainment, which over looks the river. If you don't have a toad Pirates cove does shuttle from the campgrounds to their cove. also can't go wrong with roadrunner in Havasu,,,,have fun
G-Man562 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2015, 08:41 AM   #20
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tucson
Posts: 146
Try Buckskin mountain SP

Buckskin Mountain SP on the river north of Parker but south of the dam, is gorgeous and our favorite CG in the area. The water will be too cold to enjoy in spring but late September/early October the Colorado is usually around 81 (wonderful), degrees with warm dry days. The cg has lots of large shade trees and grass with nice white sand beaches along the river. W&E as well as some FHU sites are available for $30 - $33 a night.

2012 Nexus Phantom 23P Class C
Ford E-350 Chassis 6.8L V-10 w/5 speed trans w/tow haul mode, 55 gal fuel tank
USCG Licensed Master 100 Ton (Retired)
Capt Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2015, 05:47 PM   #21
Senior Member
stan5711's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Midland,Texas
Posts: 492
Ok,I think were going stop at Williams AZ.a couple of days on the way home.Is the train ride to the Grand Canyon worth the money.Would you stay at that RV park there or go to a park at the Grand Canyon and skip the train?
Stanley & Barbara
2002 38" Monaco Knight Dp
stan5711 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2015, 08:35 PM   #22
Senior Member
TLGPE's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 516
We stayed at the train park and took the train ride to the canyon. The park was fine but we did not care for the ride. We took the cheap car, so maybe that was the problem, but it was three hours of a bad ride on an old railway. Not again for us.

We did drive our car up a couple of days later. That was better. YMMV.

Tom & Jan ---- Westwing43
TLGPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2015, 09:07 PM   #23
Senior Member
Beak12's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 106

FYI. 27 Nov 2015. 40 in Phoenix last night.
Beak12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2015, 09:41 AM   #24
Senior Member
stan5711's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Midland,Texas
Posts: 492
we are going the end of March Beak12
Stanley & Barbara
2002 38" Monaco Knight Dp
stan5711 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2015, 10:16 PM   #25
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 4,060
Stay IN the park at Trailer Village for the best experience. The train ride is kinda hokey, long and boring through sagebrush. Once there you only have a few hours before you have to return. There's a lot more to a national park than a few hours.
Full-timed for 16 Years
. . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
twogypsies is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2015, 01:50 PM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 304
Be advised that the GC can be very crowded in March. We were there March 16-17, 2015 and the campground in the park was full. The commercial campground near the south gate was also full. We ended up boondocking in the national forest near the south gate.

andy29847 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2015, 01:56 PM   #27
Senior Member
mbridinger's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 529
Great boondocking on the Dogtown Lake road as well. I thought I was the only one who thought the train ride was lame.
1992 Bounder 28T, Chevy 454, Yak Rak
2000 Trackatara
Scottsdale, AZ
mbridinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2015, 11:20 AM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,684
Originally Posted by stan5711 View Post
I'm going to take a 10 or 12 day trip to Arizona in March or April.I will take I-20 west and hit I-10 and stay on it till I come to 95 at Quartzsite then go north to Parker and maybe on up to Laughlin.

What are some good things to stop and see on that route?
Where are some good camp grounds along I-10?
Where are some good camp grounds on AZ-95?
Stop in Lake Havasu City on AZ-95.

Though it's kind of a long-in-the-tooth campground, I recommend staying at Crazy Horse Campground because of the great lake views. If you can snag a site on the front row of North Beach, it's a really great location.

Either rent of pontoon boat or take Jet Boat Tour up the Colorado River and through Topock Gorge.

2001 Mountain Aire DP 4095
TechWriter is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long trip to Alaska Excursion04 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 38 02-08-2015 03:32 PM
Trip Tek Trip Computer information wagonmaster2 Newmar Owner's Forum 2 11-17-2014 07:45 PM
Alaska Trip Plan 1ciderdog Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 7 03-10-2014 09:32 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.