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10657 S. Ave 9-E, Yuma, AZ 85365
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#3 of 37 Specialty lodging in Yuma
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Cactus Gardens RV Resort is an age qualified Encore Resort with 428 sites and 14 acres of fun and friendly people. Of our 428 sites, 158 are available for reservations. We have wide asphalt streets, gravel sites, concrete patios and a tree at most sites. All of this is located in a Yuma RV resort in Arizona with over 300 days of sunshine, near the mighty Colorado River and Imperial Dam. Yup, nearby fishing and boating in the middle of the desert. Activity committees at Cactus Gardens RV Resort keep things active with numerous activities, including a Jam Session every week, Saturday Breakfast, Sunday Church Service, Wednesday Biscuits & Gravy, Bingo, Live Entertainment, Daily Pool Exercise, and Quilting & Crafts. Encore's staff at this Yuma RV resort is eager to please and among the friendliest you'll find anywhere.
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Len B wrote a review Nov 2022
Rapid City, South Dakota100 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Sheila wrote a review Jul 2022
Vancouver, Washington32 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 5, 2022
Dear Cruzingal2, Thank you for the 5 star rating. We value your feedback and strive to provide you with the best customer experience possible. Come back soon!
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Teresa J wrote a review Jun 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Encore Thousand Trails, Owner at Cactus Gardens RV Resort
Responded Jun 13, 2022
Dear teresajL5666XS, Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding Cactus Gardens RV Resort. Our goal is to provide a welcoming and peaceful environment for all of our guests. We regret you did not have a good experience during your stay. We are glad our manager was able to discuss your concerns in detail and provide some alternate options to you. We hope your next stay with us will be more enjoyable. We apologize for any inconveniences.
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Karen C wrote a review May 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jun 13, 2022
Dear Karen C, Thank you for your feedback after your stay at Cactus Gardens. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and found our on-site team helpful and friendly. Treating our customers well will always remain our priority! Thank you for sharing your good experience with us. You are always welcome to stay at our campground!
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nbedinger wrote a review Feb 2022
Portsmouth, Virginia17 contributions55 helpful votes
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.
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Responded Feb 24, 2022
Dear nbedinger, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We care deeply about our customers and want every visit to be full of wonderful moments. Your comments will be shared with our management team. Hope to see you again soon.
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Willa49 wrote a review Jan 2022
Portland or27 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Responded Jan 31, 2022
Dear Willa49, Thank you for the 5 star rating. We value your feedback and strive to provide you with the best customer experience possible. We appreciate your membership. Hope you can join in our activities next time. Come back soon.
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josguam wrote a review Jan 2022
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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!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Jan 31, 2022
Dear josguam, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments. We are glad you enjoyed a great experience at our resort. Treating our customers well will always remain our priority. Thanks for your patronage. You are always welcome here.
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alfredandvickis wrote a review Jan 2022
Stanwood, Washington31 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Responded Jan 24, 2022
Dear alfredandvickis, Thanks for your feedback. We regret you did not have a good experience and apologize for any inconveniences. We continually work to improve our resort to meet our customer expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us. Your comments will be shared with our management team.
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QueenTray59 wrote a review Jan 2022
Menifee, California1 contribution
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.
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Responded Jan 19, 2022
Dear QueenTray59, A 5 star customer experience is important to us. We regret any inconveniences. Your comments will be shared with our management team. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Len B wrote a review Dec 2021
Rapid City, South Dakota100 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Responded Dec 15, 2021
Dear Len B, A 5 star customer experience is important to us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to your next visit. Your comments will be shared with our management team.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cactus Gardens RV Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Cactus Gardens RV Resort?
Nearby attractions include Martha's Gardens Medjool Date Farm (1.1 miles), Telegraph Pass (4.7 miles), and Waylon's Water World (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cactus Gardens RV Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, internet access, and self serve laundry.
What are some restaurants close to Cactus Gardens RV Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Boyz Pizza & Pasta, Mr Fish Fish & Chips, and The Donut Corral.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cactus Gardens RV Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cactus Gardens RV Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cactus Gardens RV Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park (8.8 miles), Colorado River State Historic Park (9.3 miles), and Sanguinetti House Museum and Garden (9.0 miles).