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Payson Campground and RV Resort
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Payson Campground and RV Resort
Ranked #8 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Payson
Mesa, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Family friendly and FUN!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here Labor Day weekend with friends who had their own site and all of us had a blast! This park excels at so many things that it made us forget about what it didn't. You can tell this used to be a KOA at one time but it was better than any AZ KOA we've stayed at. The staff here was so nice and helpful, all weekend long. They truly like kids and families, unlike other RV parks who prefer only retirees. We saw all ages here.

We had what they call a pop-up site, because that's what we travel in. We were surprised it didn't have a picnic table, it was small, and 20 amp, not 30. It turned out we loved it! It had so many trees it was very private and shaded. We had the best night's sleep here that we've ever had while camping—quiet too! It was close to the playground which our daughter loved and easy for us to keep an eye on her. All the 20 amp meant was that we turned the A/C off for a few minutes to use the microwave—no big deal.

We were given a key for the bath/shower house near our site and the lock was a little tricky but we got the hang of it. It had complimentary toiletries, but was not as well kept as the bath/showers in the clubhouse so we showered there, very clean. The pool & terraced patio area was nice & clean, which our families used several times. Saturday night the park hosted a potluck party complete with DJs and dancing. The DJs were great, played a good mix, and took requests. It was so fun! Sunday, the park had a scavenger hunt for the kids, complete with prizes. The DJs were back again at the pool which made for a fun afternoon.

Check-in and check-out was easy and quick. You can’t beat this location. Very close to town, Basha’s, Safeway, Walmart, etc. It made a great base for exploring all the area has to offer. The clubhouse had extensive info on area activities and even gave us a coupon for Tonto Natural Bridge. A quick & easy drive from our home in the valley but what a nice change in temperature for this time of year. Thank you Payson RV Campground for a great weekend, we will be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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West Branch, Michigan
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you ask for a site in the back, it would be less noisey. I do not know if it is reserved for campers that stay longer. I stayed for 4 days near the front by the highway. It was not so quite. I enjoyed the pool and I even walked across the street to breakfast. I would not stay there again only because it did not seem so private. nothing to do but enjoy a pot luck each weekend?? I liked the idea of being able to get into town right away and back. There is state campgrounds down the way, Beeline hwy, after the wallmart, homedepot and may other popular stores. I found out that the hotels are not pet friendly that is why I have stayed in campgrounds lately.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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PaysonCampground, General Manager at Payson Campground and RV Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2014
We always enjoy reading positive reviews on TripAdvisor. It is nice to know when our guests are having a good time camping with us. We do strive to make every guest's visit with us enjoyable and pleasant. We want each and every guest to know that if there is a comment, concern, or suggestion for us, that we take it seriously.
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Glendale, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We are staying here labor day weekend. Nice quiet campground with nice rv sites. We are camping in an rv and are in site 48...love it! We are far enough from the front to feel like we are away but close enough if we need something it's just a short walk. Showers look nice but we have our rv has a shower so we haven't used them. Pool is well water so it's cool but very well maintained. Office staff are very nice and remembered us by name the day after checkin. Firewood is 5.99/bundle and fire ring is 5.00 for length of stay. Our site was $33/nite...very reasonable. We ventured to tonto fish hatchery today and tomorrow we plan on going to the natural bridge and all are within a short drive. Beautiful area and we will definitely be returning here!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Tempe, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you don't want to be in the boonies, but want a good camping location, then this is it. They have good campsites for tents only, some do seem a bit close to your neighbor, so look up online first. We've never been there before, so we chose our spot blindly, but it was great! There were many trees and bushes around to make it seem like we were camping alone.

If you have kids or older people, then it might be a little problem. There's only one main shower location so depending on where you stay you have to walk.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Vail, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wow. Not as advertised. Three toilets & 2 working showers in the ladies for a 100 site park. Fewer in the men's. No toilet paper, no soap, inoperable shower flooding the floor each of the 3 days we were there. Wi-fi was on site but access codes were only available periodically so if you wanted to use your computer you had to be alert for someone in the office, even during office hours.

Room Tip: This park was expensive and unattractive. Plenty of camping available in the surrounding state and n...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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PaysonCampground, Manager at Payson Campground and RV Resort, responded to this review, December 3, 2014
Thank you for your review.

We have taken your review seriously. We have encouraged our permanent guest to clean their sites with our help. We believe we have addressed your concern appropriately.

Picnic tables are not always available on every site, however, if a guest requests a picnic table we do our best to accommodate that request. We are in the process of constructing new tables in order to have more tables available for our guests usage.

We do encourage our guests who gave us suggestions to come back and enjoy the park.
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Chandler, Arizona, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We have stayed here several times over the past 2 years. This year there seems to be more permanent residents toward the back area but still has feel of campground. Management is helpful and sites are clean and graded. Nights are usually pretty quite, except for the occasional late nighter -but hey we are all camping. No loud music at night like last year. Close to town and driving distance to rim or strawberry/pine. Pretty secure park. Dogs welcome. Showers and bathrooms are always clean. Really enjoy our trips.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sedona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

What's great about Payson Campground is that they care. They want you to have a good experience and they look after their guests. They had very good amenities. Nice pool, clean showers, friendly staff, they want everyone to have fun and look after their pets. They had a fenced in area for dogs (more for kids with their dogs, but nice). Camping means you might have to walk a short distance to get a shower. Would return for sure.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Payson Campground and RV Resort
Address: 808 E State Highway 260, Payson, AZ 85541-4939
Location: United States > Arizona > Payson
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Payson
Number of rooms: 100
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