The other day we decided to check out the RV parks in Camp Verde since we’ve heard a lot of changes have occurred in several of the parks.
Trails End RV Park seems to have undergone the most change since we stayed here a couple of years ago. The campground is a small, basic RV park. It is situated on the main drag (Finney Flats Rd.) into Camp Verde, right across the street from the Dollar General store and next door to the Arizona Highway Maintenance yard. It is a gravel park of about 45 spaces with none of the extras that the other parks in the area offer – pool, hot tub, exercise facility, etc.
There are a couple of spaces available right now, but we’re told that all RV’s currently here are long term residents. When we were here last time, the park was managed by a couple of older gentlemen and they kept it clean and quiet. Now it is managed by an older woman that has a very different idea of how to run this park. Any RV, no matter if it is self-contained or not, what condition it’s in or its age, is allowed in. If you aren’t accepted in any of the other parks for any reason, this place will take you. We noticed that you’re also allowed to wash or work on your RV or vehicles.
We asked the monthly rate and as of this posting it is $305.00 month + $75.00 security deposit, plus electric at .177 kw. Cable TV is extra @ $25.00 per month. There is a dump station in the front of the park by the office at $10.00 and propane is available. Our son-in-law made an observation regarding rules, or should I say the lack of enforcement of the rules. One dog was left unattended off its leash outside one RV in full view of a park employee, several RV’s with lots of clutter tucked under or around them and some with wood decks and steps. Evidently they allow canopy garages on your space as well.
The park speed limit is 5 mph, but doesnt seem to be observed or enforced as evidenced by a cloud of dust following two vehicles going much faster than 5 mph. After a drive around this park, we realized this park has become the place where rv’s end up if they don’t meet the age and condition standards of most of the others parks in the area. So we decided to go into a park closer towards Cottonwood.
If we had to use one word to describe this park now, it would have to be dysfunctional. Its sad to see this once quaint RV Park deteriorate into what it has become now. We have removed it from our Return To list.