Welcome to the Sun Belt, land of snowbirds, scenery chasers and outdoor adventurers. Aside from sunny weather, Arizona is known for its stunning landscapes, sparkling cities and thrilling Old West history. As colorful as the flowers in the deserts, the Southwestern culture found in Arizona is a bright blend of Native American, Spanish and Mexican influences....
Spotlight: Valley of the Sun
A hip metropolis that has learned how to turn up the heat on entertainment and outdoor activities, Phoenix and its surrounding cities of Mesa and Scottsdale comprise the tourism destination known as Valley of the Sun. Segmented into distinctive neighborhoods, this desert destination is chock-full of coffee houses, bistros and restaurants catering to every palate. And Phoenicians of any age feel right at home in this sprawling metropolis, playing in its vast selection of city parks, exploring offbeat shops and galleries or easing themselves into a spa day....
Spotlight: Mesa/Apache Junction
Surrounded by chiseled mountains and deserts strewn with giant saguaro cacti, Mesa and neighboring Apache Junction are modern towns that celebrate the heritage of the American Southwest. You'll find every amenity and comfort in these communities, but the fascinating history of the Native Americans and rugged Old West settlers is lovingly preserved in museums, monuments and living history demonstrations....
The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.
How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10. All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10 The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10 The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.