RV Rental Tucson
Tucson is the USA’s 33rd largest city and its Spanish name means “(at the) base of the black [hill]”, and derives for the basalt-covered hill, Sentinel Peak. As home to the University of Arizona and with more than 120 parks, Tucson has a thriving outdoor community, which is celebrated with lots of fantastic annual festivals and events.
The most famous park is Saguaro National Park, a great destination for RV rental, because it has the tallest cacti in the country. In addition, ancient petroglyphs (rock art), can be seen along many of the hiking trails. This is definitely a place to add to the top of your “to do list”. Along, with the pristine natural trails to hike, like King Trail, you will also experience extraordinary vistas to admire.
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Top RV Campgrounds near Tucson, Arizona
With so many wonderful parks available it is not surprising that choice of camp grounds are broad and diverse. Unfortunately, one place you cannot camp with your RV is Saguaro National Park. But do not dismay, there are still plenty of other convenient and wonderful places to park your RV rental up for a few days or even weeks.
Tuscan Mountain Park – Ideal, as it is only 13 miles from the city of Tucson. Gilbert Ray campground (14 miles from Tucson) has 130 RV sites, with trailer hook-ups for water and electric. The sites operate on a first come first served basis. Their busiest season is November to April, so arrive early in the day to avoid disappointment. The only downside to Gilbert Rat campground is that there are no shower facilities and they don’t accept credit card payments for their $20/night rate.
Crazy Horse RV Campground offers a selection of RV sites, starting from a daily uncovered area for $39/night. There weekly basic rate is $212. This price includes water, sewer, electric, WIFI, hot showers and swimming pool. You need to plan ahead to park here, as reservation deposits are needed in advance. It is located 10 miles south of Tucson.
Tucson / Lazydays KOA resort, located 6 miles South of Tucson and is open all year round. The resort includes a swimming pool, mini golf course, hot tub/sauna, Wi-Fi, electric hook-up and more. Prices vary depending on the day and length of your stay. Plus, which site you choose. Your choices are, pull through or back in and deluxe patio or no patio. Prices start from $20 and reach over $100 per night.
Top Outdoor Activities in and around Tucson, Arizona
One thing you really must do, along with the previously stated Saguaro National Park, is complete “The Loop.” It is a safe walk/cycle/horseback riding path that surrounds the city of Tucson alongside rivers and streams. Other scenic parks and points of interest nearby include the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Sabino Canyon, and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Another fun activity around Tucson is star gazing at the eco-friendly Spencer’s Observatory.