Most Breathtaking Campgrounds Around Mesa
If you are planning to go camping, Mesa, Arizona, has some beautiful campgrounds that have breathtaking views and unique experiences. Here are some campgrounds you can try the next time you are heading for a camping trip.
Lost Dutchman State Park
At Lost Dutchman State Park, visitors can go camping in cabins, RVs, or tents. If you choose to stay in a cabin, you get an air-conditioned building that provides beautiful scenery. There are five cabins available that include a queen-sized bed, two sets of bunk beds, a counter, and chairs, as well as a fan and electricity. Cabins also have heat in addition to air conditioning.
The campground itself has 138 sites. Visitors have the choice between sites with electric and water or non-hookup sites, and each site comes with a picnic table and fire pit.
While at the campground, there are many trails that you can explore that are appropriate for all different levels. Be sure to pack appropriately for hiking, and pack lots of water and keep a map on your person. Sometimes trails are closed, so be sure to check out the website or trail signs before hiking through the Sonoran Desert.
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park has campgrounds that you can use while visiting the park. There are RV sites as well as tent campsites available. Check-in time is 1 p.m., and check-out time is noon. No more than eight people are allowed on a site, and quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Reservations can be made on the Maricopa Country Parks website. In addition to Usery Mountain, there are also camping locations at Lake Pleasant, White Tank, Estrella Mountain, Cave Creek, and McDowell Mountain.
For a unique glamping experience, you can visit Schnepf Farms and stay at The Cozy Peach. They have a variety of vintage trailers available where you can stay as you enjoy some fun on the farm. Some fun activities you can enjoy include a cooking class, farm to table dinner, and a U-Pick in the garden. There is also a peach orchard you can visit when they are in season, or you can visit the bakery and store.
Mesa/Apache Junction KOA
At the Mesa/Apache Junction KOA, visitors can utilize the RV and tent sites or camping cabins. There are also deluxe cabins and unique accommodations available. The campground has a pool that is open year-round, a hot tub and sauna, dog park, Wi-Fi, and a laundry room. There is also a recreation hall/clubhouse that has TV, a corn hole, ladder golf, ping-pong, and a pool table. Additional recreation includes hiking, lakes where you can rent boats, desert jeep tours, helicopter tours, river rafting, or a hot air balloon ride.
These are just a few places that you can go camping around Mesa. Whether you want a campground for your tent, RV, or a cabin, there are a wide variety of options to try where you can experience the beautiful scenery of Arizona.
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