As temperatures start to drop, many older RVers head to warmer climes.
If that sounds like you, you might be looking for campgrounds that are more than just campsites and RV hookups. Having additional amenities that match your interests and preferences make for a great temporary home while you escape from the cold.
We’ve done some research and pulled together nine campgrounds in Arizona, California, and Florida where snowbirds can enjoy the sunshine.
Note: Keep in mind that some campgrounds may have rules on the age of your RV, so call first to check regulations and restrictions. You can find more information on the campground website.
Caravan Oasis RV Park
The Caravan Oasis Resort has 510 spacious and comfortable lots on lushly landscaped grounds that are available per night, month, and longer. Once you’re settled in, you can take advantage of amenities including two swimming pools and two hot tubs, a BBQ picnic area, and a hammock park. The resort also has activities such as pool, darts, and volleyball. It also hosts weekly dart tournaments as well as tennis, horseshoes, bocce ball, pickleball, and shuffleboard. Or reserve a time for golf on the driving range or putting green.
Voyager Resort & RV Park
Open year-round, Voyager RV Resort has 600 full hook-up RV spaces, including 100 pull-thru sites, that can accommodate small and large RVs. Activities include golf, horseshoes, tennis, shuffleboard, and pickleball — just to name a few. If you want a break from cooking, stop by Fat Willy’s Clubhouse for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. On-site services include salon services, massage and physical therapy centers, a health clinic, mail services, and ATM as well as pet grooming for those traveling with Fluffy or Fido. Sightseeing opportunities range from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Biosphere 2, Pima Air & Space Museum, and Mission San Xavier del Bac to Kartchner Caverns, Old Tucson Studios, and Tombstone as well as local wineries.
Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort
Just an hour south of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort is designed for seniors 55-plus looking for short- or longer-term stays. RV sites are back-in sites at a minimum of 40’ wide by 50’ deep and come equipped with patio pads and full hook-ups, including 50 amps, cable TV, water, sewer, and electricity. Wi-Fi service is also available. Group sites are available for group travelers and RV rallies. Activities include golfing on the championship golf course, pickleball, swimming, tennis, softball, and lawn bowling. Traveling with your pup? There are nine dog parks to choose from! The area is also known for its local attractions, shops, and museums.
Calizona RV Park
Let’s start with the winter daytime temperatures, ranging in the low to mid-70s. Then there’s the beautiful location, with Calizona RV Park — the oldest continuously operating RV park on historic Route 66 — overlooking the majestic Colorado River and Topock wetlands. Finally, there are the activities. Both within and in close proximity to the park. Onsite are shuffleboard and pickleball courts, with a 1950s American retro style newly remodeled Route 66 diner and game room coming soon. Just outside the park gates, you can enjoy an off-road adventure on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. Less than a half-hour away is Laughlin, NV, known for hotels, casinos, and annual events such as the Laughlin River Run, Chef’s Food Fest, Rockets Over the River, River Regatta, and the Laughlin International Film Festival. Or head over to Lake Havasu, AZ for outdoor fun such as swimming, fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, and biking. Overnight, weekly, and longer rates are available, with options including full hook-up, electricity and water only, and dry camping. Note: 10% Needles Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) will be charged for all stays that are less than 30 days.
Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort
A popular active adult location next to the Chocolate Mountains, Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort is a family-owned and operated resort, with RV sites and campgrounds, vacation villas available for rent, and homes for sale. FOY has a wide range of amenities: his and her steam rooms, three hot spas, one raw mineral spa, four personal soaking tubs, and two pools — one saltwater and one chlorinated. Activities include live concerts, holiday parties and dances, pancake breakfasts, and ice cream socials, just to mention a few, plus clubs and classes as well as outdoor fun. RV site rates are based on length of stay and site amenities.
Olde Mill Stream RV Resort
“Florida” and “snowbirds” — those two words just seem to go together. Maybe that’s why there are so many RV parks in the state, such as the Olde Mill Stream RV Resort for the 55-and-up crowd. A secure, gated community, Olde Mill Stream has 427 sites that measure from 40′ by 60′ up to 50′ by 100′, with a large concrete pad, picnic tables, and full hookups (20/30/50 amp service). Rates are based on location and length of stay. There’s no shortage of onsite activities, from bingo and billiards to fishing and boating in spring-fed Lake Pearl. Other outdoor fun options include swimming in the heated pool, shuffleboard, and horseshoes, not to mention the numerous amenities and attractions found nearby.
Water’s Edge RV Resort
Water’s Edge, located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, is known for its 20-acre lake in the center of the campground. It also features a pool and spa. Water’s Edge has an ideal location with close proximity to shopping, restaurants, and leisure activities including the world-famous Ft. Myers Beach and Boca Grande Island areas. The activity calendar lists line dance classes, Sunday breakfast, golf groups, ladies day, hot dog roasts and bonfires, water aerobics, game night, and bingo. Keep in mind that age restrictions apply: At least one occupant must be 55 years of age or older, with other occupants 45 or older. Any guests must be registered with the office prior to their arrival; overnight guests will be charged an additional fee. Most of the sites will accommodate RVs up to 42’ in length and are approximately 45’ wide. All full-service sites have city water, city sewer, and 50 / 30 AMP electric service.
Whisper Creek RV Resort
Whisper Creek offers RVers the perfect, customizable lifestyle. Centrally located in the state and surrounded by waterways, it’s the ideal location to kick back and relax. Enjoy the heated swimming pool, large screened pavilion, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, exercise and billiards rooms, scheduled on-site activities, and community outings. The Glenn at Whisper Creek has 68 Rental Super Sites (a minimum of 50′ by 60′ wide) with 50-amp service, telephone, and Internet.