Picacho Peak State Park, Eloy, Arizona
Opinion: Highly Recommended. The park is well maintained.
Amenities: Visitor’s Center with exhibits, park store, hiking trails, playground, historical markers, picnic areas, varied desert vegetation, and armadas for picnicking areas and camping sites.
Hiking in this area can be strenuous and hikers are warned to bring a minimum of 2-4 liters of water per person, wear high hiking boots with an aggressive tread, practice sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), bring snacks (trail mix, energy bars, fruit), and practice safe hiking precautions (bring a map, phone numbers, cell phone, first aid kit, & let someone know where you are going.)
Dates of Stay: March 30 – April 1, 2017
Overview of Sites: 80 RV pads with electric hookups – all sites range in length but the park can accommodate all RVs, drive through and back-in sites, asphalt pads, and interior roads are paved. There are also several group camping areas.
Laundry: No laundry on site.
Restrooms: Clean and well stocked restrooms.
Rate: We paid $35/night electric only. The park has a dump station and potable water spigot. Two week maximum stay.
Our Site/Phone/TV: Site A18 – Verizon and AT&T worked for phone, good (paid) wifi at site, many over-the-air television channels.
Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: It is located along I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix on the 1,500 foot Picacho Peak. The unique shape of this peak has been used by travelers since prehistoric times.
Lighting/Noise: No obtrusive lighting or noise at night. (We could not hear the interstate, unless the wind was blowing from that direction.)
Favorite Camper Site: None
RV Office: Reservations are made by calling 520-586-2283
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