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Perilous Plants Paradise Valley AZ

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

Cataract Lake (Coconino County Park)
(928) 679-8000
Williams, AZ
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, REC Open to Public

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Royal Palm*
(602) 943-5833
2050 W. Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Grills, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Putting Green, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Golf Nearby

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Apache Palms RV Park*
(480) 966-7399
1836 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Golf Nearby

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Covered Wagon RV Park*
(602) 242-2500
6540 N Black Canyon Hwy Lot 53
Phoenix, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Pool

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Holiday Village MHP
(480) 962-1694
Mesa, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Golf Nearby

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Tonto NF (Christopher Creek Campground)
(928) 474-7900
Payson, AZ
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Oct
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
River Swimming, Stream Fishing

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Tempe Travel Trailer Villa
(480) 968-1411
Tempe, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pool, Golf Nearby

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Fool Hollow SRA
(928) 537-3680
Show Low, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Green Acres RV Park*
(480) 964-5058
2052 W Main St
Mesa, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub

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Palm Gardens MHC & RV Park*
(480) 832-0290
2929 E. Main St
Mesa, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Perilous Plants




Poison IvyPlants don’t often top the list when we think of dangers awaiting us outdoors, but they can carry defenses ranging from annoying thorns to dangerous poisons. If we don’t treat some plants with the respect they deserve, the consequences can range from uncomfortable to deadly. As your outdoor activities heat up this summer, keep these tips in mind to help ensure your outdoor fun remains happy and safe.

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

POISON IVY
Poison ivy, western poison oak and poison sumac are the leading contenders in the annoying plant competition. These related plants contain a poisonous sap called urushiol, which inflicts a painful rash in 90 percent of the people who touch them. Other plants, such as Virginia creeper and milkweed, can also cause allergic reactions, although they’re rarely as serious.

There are many myths about poison ivy, oak and sumac. Let’s dispel some of them so you can have an accurate understanding of the dangers.
      •  The rash is not contagious. You cannot get or spread it without touching the sap directly.
      •  Scratching the rash and popping blisters will not spread the rash, unless you haven’t washed off
         all the sap. By breaking open the skin, however, scratching can lead to infection. Try to resist
         the itch.

PREVENTION
      •  Learn to recognize these plants in order to avoid contact. “Leaves of three, let them be” is a helpful
         saying to remind you to avoid poison oak and poison ivy. Poison sumac has from six to 10 parallel
         leaves on each branch, with a single leaf at the end. Check out www.poisonivy.aesir.com for
         good photos and more information about these plants.
      •  Wear long pants and sleeves to prevent the sap from contacting your skin. Run the clothes through
         the laundry if there’s a chance urushiol may be on them.
      •  Hose off your dog before petting her, if she’s been romping through areas where these plants
         grow. Oil on her fur can transfer to you.
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