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Old 11-18-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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AZ winter camping with Kids?

Can anyone suggest a good spot to haul a pop-up camper and my kids for the weekend? Not looking for developed campground, somewhere scenic in mid/lower elevations I can tow a small camper to?

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Old 11-18-2010, 10:37 AM   #2
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Off 4Peaks rd.

Maybe off 7Springs rd

Montana Mt area.

End of Price rd near Box Canyon

Table Mesa
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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Oak flats East of Superior on US 60. Has a little elevation to it but no means high country. I am thinking 3-4k elevation but that is making the gray matter recall stuff it didn't know was there.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
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Apache trail and there are several campgrounds along it.
some rightn by the water.

Rosevelt lake. Fees are cheap at developed campgrounds.
Elev. 2600.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:31 PM   #5
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http://www.camparizona.com/

Check this site out. It has a bunch of good info.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:22 PM   #6
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camp area

Painted Rocks campground about 15 miles west of Gila Bend has developed and undeveloped sites, away from the crowds, places to ride etc.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:31 PM   #7
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Our kind ain't welcome there, but --
For camping with the trailer and the kids and the bicycles, McDowell Mtn Park is absolutely lovely....
[north of Fountain Hills, hardly outside the cities]
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:03 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I just might try McDowell MTN park for a shakedown over nighter with the kids and the new camper.

I'm looking forward to boondocking it with the bikes in comfort.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:46 AM   #9
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We wound up cmaping off Houston Mesa north of Payson. Overnight temps in the high 30's and it rained all night and the following day. Furnace quit working in the middle of the night, but we had winter sleeping bags.

Need to plan a multi-day camp with the bikes next!
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