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Camping Tricks & Tips Cottonwood AZ

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Turquoise Triangle RV Park*
(888) 994-7275
2501 E Hwy 89A
Cottonwood, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Golf Nearby

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Rio Verde RV Park*
(928) 634-5990
3420 E SR 89A
Cottonwood, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Page Springs Resort- Sunrise Resort
(928) 634-4309
Cornville, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Escort to Site, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Boating, Canoeing, Stream Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Distant Drums RV Resort*
(877) 577-5507
583 W. Middle Verde Rd.
Camp Verde, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Camp Verde RV Resort/Western Horizon
(928) 202-3409
Camp Verde, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Verde Valley Campground
(800) 579-4987
Cottonwood, AZ
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool

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Dead Horse Ranch SP
(928) 634-5283
Cottonwood, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
River Swimming, Canoeing, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Zane Grey RV Park*
(800) 235-0608
4500 E Hwy 260
Camp Verde, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Hot Tub, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Rancho Verde RV Park
(928) 567-7037
Camp Verde, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Rancho Sedona RV Park*
(888) 641-4261
135 Bear Wallow Lane
Sedona, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Stream Fishing, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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