Friday, March 8, 2013

Campground Review: De Anza RV Resort, Amado, AZ

De Anza RV Resort started out as a Greyhound Race Track in 1963. In 2001 it became an RV park.

Currently there are about 130 full hook up RV sites, with another 60 sites planned for development. Roads are paved and sites are gravel and decently sized, with a picnic table. About 15 sites are pull throughs.

All of the park amenities are housed in the former race track buildings. Amenities include laundry, dog wash, library/lounge, salt water pool and spa, fitness room, crafts/sewing rooms, billiards, work shop, huge game room area with darts/shuffle board/air hockey/and more, restaurant/bar and meeting rooms, outdoor fire pit.

The park is focused on providing a welcoming experience for all and really works to keep their long term guests happy and involved with many activities available each week. On Friday nights (the day we happened to arrive) they offered free margaritas, a reasonable-cost dinner (with many choices), plus a live band that was a lot of fun. There was a good turnout for the evening, and it looked like the folks staying for the season really liked staying at this park. They offer dinner on Friday and Saturday nights and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

The first two sections of sites, those closest to the entrance of the park and the freeway, have RV sites that back up to a row of trees. The rest of the sites are pretty drab, no plants or anything to relieve the monotony of the gravel, but the grounds around the main buildings are nice and well maintained. All of the staff we met was very friendly and outgoing.

The park is not far from the freeway so you do hear road noise at night as well as occasional train whistles.

Despite the lack of ambiance at our site, it was a pretty nice park. The facilities and amenities were numerous and well maintained. We enjoyed the Friday night activities we attended and the staff was gracious and friendly. Not sure if we would stay here again though, since we may have exhausted all of the sights to see in the immediate area and it's a pretty long drive to our favorite activity: hiking.

Our site, #100. Back in site in the newer section.

Front of the building that holds the office, clubhouse, restaurant, pool, laundry, etc. etc. etc.
Fire pit out front. Garage for storing motorcycles and a workshop in the yellow building.

View of the sites that back up to a row of trees

Pull through sites.

Sites with an East facing sitting area have a great view of the Santa Rita Mountains.
The pointy one in the back is Mt Wrightman.


  1. I like your reviews. I usually go check them out on their website.
    Did the bearded young man finally graduate from the school he was in?
    You're famous! I saw your link on!


    1. Thanks Bill!

      Nope, Hans had to go to the dunce corner! ;-)

      I promise we won't let fame go to our heads!!!!