McDowell Mountain Regional Park is over 21,000 acres of desert surrounded by mountains. There are horse trails, walking trails, & biking trails. The sunsets are magnifcient, the dark starry night skies are amazing, & the peaceful quiet of the night with only the sounds of cayotes make this camping experience an oasis amid the nearby cities. There are group camping areas for scouts, tent sites, & 2 loops with spacious RV/trailer sites with hookups. The camp hosts keep the area & restrooms immaculate. Ranger Amy has many interesting special exhibits & events each month with desert turtles, snakes, full moon walks, nature walks, & wild flower walks. Many bike & running races occur here. There are also special events for children. Reservations are recommended on their website. Located 10 miles from Fountain Hills & 30 minutes from Scottsdale, this destination affords you access to casinos, lakes, shopping, restaurants, & theaters. Once you stay here, you will return! A hidden gem near many attractions!
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