Arizona RV Camping Adventures

It’s easy to think of Arizona as saguaro cactus and sand. The truth is there are a wide variety of RV camping destinations in Arizona just waiting for your next trip. The Grand Canyon is perhaps the best known Arizona outdoor destination, but there are plenty of other breathtaking landscapes to discover. Let’s explore two more fascinating categories of Arizona RV camping destinations.

Arizona Scenic Drives
It’s almost easier to say “what’s not scenic in Arizona?” Following are just a few of the amazing vistas to visit by RV in the Grand Canyon State.

  • Red Rock Scenic Road: If you travel to Sedona, don’t miss this fifteen miles of spectacular canyon scenery. Along State Route 179 from Phoenix to Sedona, the Red Rock Scenic Road takes travelers past towering red rock spires and fantastic hiking trails. While you’re in the area, also take the time to drive the Dry Creek and Mingus Mountain Scenic Roads. RV campgrounds in beautiful mountain settings abound in the area around Sedona, so why not plan to linger in north central Arizona?
  • Kaibab Plateau/North Rim Parkway: Travel State Route 67 from Jacob Lake to the North Rim Area of the Grand Canyon and you will have a vacation’s worth of photo opportunities! Make your way through gloriously scenic Kaibab National Forest to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. There you’ll find once-in-a-lifetime views of the Canyon from the higher elevations of the North Rim. Camp at Jacob Lake, in the National Forest itself or at one of the RV camping venues near the North Rim.
  • White River Scenic Road: Delve into Native American culture on the enormous White River Apache Reservation in southern Arizona. The White River Scenic Road rolls through awe-inspiring meadows and parallels the river all the way to historic Fort Apache and the Kinishiba Ruins. Also plan to spend time at the Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery and Hon-Dah, the Apache tribal casino resort at the beginning of the trail.

Arizona Family RV Camping Destinations
Travelling with the kids? You’re going to find plenty to keep them occupied in Arizona. Not only will they be exposed to fascinating Old West and Native American history, they can also play outdoors to their hearts’ content.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers plenty of fishing, hiking, RV camping

Lake Mead

Lake Mead

and wildlife photography opportunities. Older kids will love hiking the rugged trails, while the little ones will want to take turns naming all the animals you spy. RV campsites are abundant in this National Park site, but be sure to make your reservations early.

For a break from the road as you pass through Phoenix, CrackerJax Family Fun and Sports Park features acres of exciting activities. Visit the Bungee Dome or the multi-level, award-winning mini golf park while you’re there. The kids are going to love this place!

If your RV camping trip takes you through Tucson, don’t miss the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a zoo full of desert wildlife to fascinate your family. Wild West buffs in your group will also want to stop at Old Tucson Studios, a theme park filled with Wild West entertainment where movies are still being filmed.

One more suggestion for Arizona family RV camping – Homolovi Ruins State Park in northeastern Arizona gives a glimpse into fifteenth century Anasazi tribal life. The ruins of this ancient Native American culture are spread throughout the state park along the Little Colorado River. Camp at one of the Park’s convenient RV campsites and then take a trip back in time to learn more about the ancestors of today’s Hopi tribes.

Arizona RV camping destinations offer something for everyone in your RV. Bring the family or explore the Grand Canyon State with friends. Either way, your RV camping experience in Arizona will be absolutely memorable.

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2 Responses to Arizona RV Camping Adventures

  1. Betsy Brown says:

    Thanks for the ideas. We are headed south to Arizona next month and will be spending 2-3 months exploring the state.

  2. Jane Kastner says:

    Lake Mead is fantastic! Highly recommended, and three are quite a few places to stay around the area. We kayaked and rode our bikes there. Plenty of family fun.

    Jane. – search over 10,000 RV parks and campgrounds for free

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