Saturday, December 19, 2009

Photos of Desert Trails RV Park

Desert Trails RV Park here in Tucson, AZ has a lot of character. The current owner, Pericles Wyatt, bought it 12 years ago when it was a water park. It is hard to describe the RV park, but "funky" or "a work in progress" comes to mind.

We would love to spend a couple of months here, but we leave in a couple of days for San Diego. And it is booked solid (all 300 spaces) after the new year.

This park is really loaded with lots of things to do. I thought I'd try to show you in pictures why we like it:

The first thing you notice when you check in at the office is Andrea. She is very helpful and went out of her way to help us find a spot we liked.
Near the office is the row of mail boxes when mail is picked up and delivered daily.

Not far from there is the Activities Center where the Monday morning free donuts and coffee are served. Here Pericles, the owner, starts the week off with a recap of the previous week and a rundown of the schedule for the current week. The Activities Center also has a video center, library and is where this weeks Line Dancing, and concerts from the Tucson Accordion Club and the fiddler Arvel Bird were held. A laundry is located at the end of the beginning.

The Oasis is another meeting area. It also has internet direct connect hookups and tables for games and puzzles. Free self serve soda drinks and free coffee are available all day long.
The park has a dog run and dog park with a big yard.

The swimming pool and hot tub are both heated. Despite the 60 and 70 degree weather I only saw a couple of people taking a dip.

The observatory tower is in the center of the park and provides a good vantage point for views of the surrounding countryside.
The miniature golf course has 18 holes and is in good repair. They have a few fish ponds with a some gold fish.The park has an Exercise Room for yoga, Pilates and whatever. It also has two ping pong tables that are new.The pool hall has four pool tables.Twenty yards from our campsite are two horse pits. I learned how to toss in Silver City, NM when I was in fourth grade and love to give it a try now and then.
Our campsite has 50 amp and full hookups. It is a good one, but there are many good ones here.I am sure I missed some things about this RV park, but you can see it has a lot of things to do--and all of them free.

Earlier in the week I showed some of the beautiful walking/hiking/running trails adjcent to the park. We intend to come back.

To all of you that are back East--I hope the snow and bad weather hasn't messed up your travel plans. Be safe and keep warm!

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  1. Looks like a great park and I thank you for the tour. Your photos and descriptions of the facilities was thorough. Hope you continue to enjoy your time there in Tucson. Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks for the pictures and description of the park. It sounds nice.
    Well, here in Stafford we have about 20 inches of new snow. The good news is that it appears to have stopped (as of Sat. night). The bad news is that I don't think we can get out of our subdivision onto the main roads.
    Ah, good times! Be safe guys.

  3. Here in the Finger Lakes we've only got a couple inches of snow -- but no new snow with the recent coastal storm. Apparently it missed us entirely. Keep your fingers crossed it stays this way until we depart for AZ on Saturday! Happy Holidays!

  4. Ugh!! We are watching with interest to see how much snow you got back there. Hopefully no power outages. Our friends Bill and Marty are in the wait and see mode as their son's flight from Philadelphia was canceled. Hopefully they will get the runways cleared and folks on their way today.