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Posted: 11/28/19 12:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Need to get down to Scottsdale this winter and so I'm wondering if anyone familiar can advice me of a good place to stay in a rural setting outside town. I like less commercial, less artificial surroundings with mostly nice, well mannered down to earth folks. Please nothing snobby or run by the gestapo.

Thank you in advance so much.

I hope this doesn't get moved as I'm a devoted truck camper kind of camping person.

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Are you looking for a campground, RV park, etc? Or Boondocking?


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Without a resort vibe but in the town of Scottsdale is the Trailer Corral. Small, simple and booked out most the year. I've tried twice to get a space during March for spring training but no luck. I stayed at McDowell Park on year which was 20 minutes outside Scottsdale and was able to unload the camper and drive the truck around. Others might be available and we experienced one that was horrible. We ended up moving a few sites over and when showing up to register we were told the camper stays on the truck. Hope this helps


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Posted: 11/28/19 09:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

deltabravo wrote:

Are you looking for a campground, RV park, etc? Or Boondocking?


I am in favor of all if nice folks run the place and/or more natural surroundings prevail. I want to avoid the concrete/ asphalt parking lot and overdeveloped areas that are more concerned about image.

Thank you so much for the interest in helping. Going to a new area can be difficult, but if I have a good home base it's not so bad. I'm used to very quiet and rural. Don't do well with road noise all night.

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My friend just come from his tent-camping trip to AZ and TX.
x2 on booked campgrounds at Trailer Corral.





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My advise would be the casino just east on the 87.

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No specifics around town, as we only tent camped up by lakes or in the mountians when we lived there, but just east of Mesa is beautiful country.
And it's kinda on the same side of the world as Scottsdale.


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Posted: 11/28/19 09:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thumbs up to all of you. I'm looking up all the places mentioned so far.

Next is to find out of the way, beautiful backroads from Oregon heading into Scottsdale.

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Coming back from Alaska this summer, we went
-Mt Hood Forest
-20 to 95 and we run into Hot Springs on this stretch
-80 to 306 in NV down to Las Vegas.
This is as much "back-roads" as I could find.
Beautiful scenery, lot of ghost towns, but also long distances on windy roads. You will also see huge Gold Mine on the route.
You can consider Death Valley loop for $30 entrance fee.
Than in AZ, about 180 miles past Vegas you will find Burro Campground.
Nice place, "in the middle of nowhere" especially when the 120F heat waves are gone for the season.
Being that 130 miles from your destination, you could consider it as base?

* This post was edited 11/28/19 11:36am by Kayteg1 *

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Kayteg1 wrote:

Coming back from Alaska this summer, we went
-Mt Hood Forest
-20 to 95 and we run into Hot Springs on this stretch
-80 to 306 in NV down to Las Vegas.
This is as much "back-roads" as I could find.
Beautiful scenery, lot of ghost towns, but also long distances on windy roads. You will also see huge Gold Mine on the route.
You can consider Death Valley loop for $30 entrance fee.
Than in AZ, about 180 miles past Vegas you will find Burro Campground.
Nice place, "in the middle of nowhere" especially when the 120F heat waves are gone for the season.
Being that 130 miles from your destination, you could consider it as base?


Thanks Kayteg1 that's sounds nice and nice out of the way roads as well.

Thinking about going thru Nevada's only national park too. It's way eastern Nevada surrounded by mountains.

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