Great staff and a very nice park. Nice sites with Full hookups and 30 or 50 amps. Some great food and some nice things to do in the park. Good pool and spa. Pool room and card room and other places to have fun.
Cactus Garden RV is located centrally in Yuma close to shopping, entertainment and close proximity to Mexican border. Resort is well taken care of, spacious RV sites with some sites having trees does have a pool area and staff here are awesome always making sure the guests are taken care of.
Review of RV Parks 1. Cactus Gardens RV Resort, Yuma, AZ We arrived at 3:30, the afternoon of June 1st. Although we had checked in online & been assigned a spot, we thought we should stop by the office, say ‘hi’, let them know we were here & pick up the typical ‘welcome packet’ (park map, list of amenities- (laundry, dog park) and information regarding what’s closed, etc). The office was closed. A scribbled note on the door said if service is needed to come over to Desert Paradise RV Park (no phone number provided). We went to our assigned spot, F13. There was no power at the pole. Hubby looked up where Desert Paradise was located (next door), hopped in my car and drove there. It was 105-degrees. The man there directed us to spot F7- didn’t seem concerned that F13 had no power (hubby has the foresight to ask for an emergency contact number). Hubby drives back and we move to F7. After hooking up & ‘unpacking’ (you know the drill!), the circuit trips- no power. He flips it back on- 5 minutes later- it trips again and keeps doing so. The only thing we were running at this point was the A/C. We are a 32 ft Class C- 30amp. Hubby calls and was told we were pulling too much power- more than the 30amp shore power pole & we need a converter to hook up to the 50amp side. The lady who answered the phone directs him to go downtown & buy a 50 to 30amp converter & hook up to the other plug in. So, downtown he goes- comes back and there is NO 50 amp plug in at the shore power pole. He calls her again- she seems confused- has a brief conversation with someone in the office and tells us to move to F1 or F4. Mind you, it’s still 105 outside & we have pets we are traveling with. I’m upset- he’s hot & tried after driving 6.5 hours from Tucson. Before unhooking & packing up, he plugs into the pole in the spot next to ours, F8. Power works & stays on. I went online, cancelled our reservation for the next 3 days at Cactus Gardens and extended our reservation at Pio Pico RV Resort in Jamul, CA- our next stop. There are 2 sides to this park- one side is for annual/permanent residents and the other for RV’ers. On the day we arrived, there were 2 RV’s on the RV side; they appeared to be unoccupied based on the fact they were covered up. We were the only RV’ers there on this day (June 1st). The sites were gravel-fairly level. Many shared a small tree & there was some shade available (the 2 sites we were assigned to did not have tree shade, although all sites were empty). I couldn’t locate a dog park. In our walk around with the doggos, I did find a laundry and a library. The dumpsters were at the end of each row. Overall, there was lack of vegetation (bushes, grass, plants)- gravel sites, asphalt road & loose dirt. No sites had picnic tables, fire rings or bbq grills. On a positive note, Cactus Gardens is right off the Interstate 8, not too much highway noise was noticed and local stores (Walmart, grocery, fast food restaurants, etc) were within 1.1 miles. Overall, this was a very negative experience, both with the lack of staff concern/friendliness and with the park, itself. I would not recommend staying here. Management needs to address multiple issues, especially with the staff; their lack of concern regarding problems within the park and cordiality towards guests. We have been traveling for years and have never had a negative experience like this.…
Manager and staff very friendly and helpful. Was very helpful to us since we had an accident with our truck and they found a way for to stay at this campground for a few weeks. Nice clean campground in Yuma, AZ.
Cactus GArden meets my requirements for services and a two week stay as Thousand Trails member. Conveniently located just off I-8 and Hwy 95 in east Yuma. Near Fortuna Rd shopping centers and Post Office. Very friendly Encore park with pool, laundry, showers, trees. Martha's Date Farm and farm stand is nearby and open for tours.
This was a base camp for me while I boondocked at Mittry Lake and Quartzsite during the RTR, coming back every few days for a shower and to dump tanks and recharge the batteries. Couldn’t have afforded it without my Thousand Trails membership. Lots of interesting sounding social activities which I avoided because of COVID. Maybe next year.
Our stay was great! I would suggest having picnic tables at the sites held for guests to enjoy the outdoors more (i.e. meals, etc)as not everyone has the space to carry extra folding tables. Thank you!
While I understand that Encore only has a percentage of the available sites, common sense does not necessarily prevail. The park had at least 30 empty spots for transient RVs. We had pre-registered and described our set up in detail as to our needs and rig specifications. We also specifically asked if people were allowed to let their dogs off leash within the park. We were assured that such was not the case and that if people did have their dogs off leash "they would immediately be removed from the park. After being moved to a new assigned spot due to the fact that a permanent member had parked their car half in our space and was unavailable to move it, we were assigned a new space. Not a problem and we settled in. For the entire week we were there, the campers directly across from us as well as two doors down failed to leash their dogs. This prevented us from walking our dogs safely unless early in the morning or late at night. The ranger did nothing although drove by several times seeing the dogs loose. The park is showing its age as the water spigots are hanging by a thread and the pedestals are beginning to lean. We did have cable, but it certainly needs upgrading as none of the channels were clear and had a good deal of snow, even with a direct Coax to the television. The park is clean and the staff at the desk are very friendly. Given the choice, this would be a hard pass.…
Site was no leveled. Sinking dirt in area back of rv. Plenty of activities. Staff was nice and cordial. Park nice and clean. Sleep quality wasn’t great, I was parked across from the rec hall. Washing of rvs should be done late morning onward. Having PTSD waking up to loud generator and workers yelling over the generator before 9am is a TRIGGER. Stayed 2 weeks, overall It was a great peaceful stay.
Sites are very nice with a concrete pad for you chairs and stuff. Some are 50 amp. and others are 30 amp. all are full hookup but they are back in so some have trouble with that. Very nice pool and spa, big club house and a pool hall and card room. All in all this place rocks. Also they cook food several times a week and it is great.