Monday, February 25, 2013

Campground Review: Justin's Diamond J RV Park, Tucson, AZ

Justin's Diamond J RV Park is a small family owned park on the Western edge of Tucson and the edge of Tucson Mountain Park. They have 115 full hook up sites, 18 of those are easy access pull-throughs for short term stays. Many folks come here year after year and get the very best sites which back up to open desert. The non-view sites are very good sized, with trees and bushes separating each site.

Roads are paved and sites are gravel. Utilities are at the back of the site. We finally had to break down and buy an extension for our sewer line since we were staying a month at this park.

During our stay the park started out about 75-80% full, with 90% of those folks being long-term (at least a month) stays. During February the park swelled to full capacity most nights, probably due to the two week gem show in Tucson.

We had a cheerful, enthusiastic greeting by one of the owners upon arrival and were given all sorts of info and discounts for sites in the area. We paid $520 for one month, cash or check only. (This price is different than is posted on their website which needs to be updated!)

There are a few planned events each week plus amenities such as laundry, pickle ball, horseshoes, library, pool table, mini golf. Wifi is available but we found it to be very slow. We had good 4G internet through our own Millenicom service. Verizon cell service was excellent.

The park is several miles from any services, but that also means it is nice and quiet at night on a lightly traveled road. There is a shooting range a few miles down the road so you do hear some shooting each day. A couple of days during our stay there must have been a shooting tournament because it didn't seem to stop!

The best part about this park was access to trails right from the park. There are several acres of trails right out the back of the park and they connect directly to trails within Tucson Mountain Park. You can hike or bike for miles among beautiful Sonoran desert without hitting a road. Tucson Mountain Park itself is just a few miles drive away.

Our site, #C38

Looking down our row. Wide paved roads, with wide gravel sites.

Here are a couple of the sites that back up to open desert.

This crazy cactus is within hiking distance of the RV park.
We even had snow on Feb 20th!


  1. Wow...that saguaro is crazy. Wasn't that snow something? Sorry we missed meeting time. I know we'll return to Tucson because we did/saw a fraction of what we intended. Safe travels...we'll be back in CO Wednesday... Ingrid

    1. Back in CO! We are spending the summer in CO. Perhaps our paths will cross this year!