This is one of the most "resort like" RV resorts that we've been to. While it's not our favored style of camping, and it costs way more than we usually pay, we appreciate that this campground really does offer a lot of nice amenities.

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The Basics:

Overall Rating: 3.9/5

Price per night / Discounts: $62 / 10% discount with KOA membership

Campground website: Tucson Lazydays KOA

Our Site #: 1600

Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):

3/5: Sites are lined up right next to one another, but there is a reasonable amount of space between RVs and sites are at an angle to the road, so you're not looking right into your neighbors' windows. Additionally, there are a lot of citrus trees throughout the campground and bushes around the sites, which help make it feel a little less like a parking lot. Still, it's pretty tight quarters and not the kind of place you go if you're looking for nature or solitude.

Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):

3.5/5: This is a well located park if you're looking to take advantage of the various attractions in south Tucson. The campground is located about 35 minutes from the Desert Museum, 30 minutes from the Titan Missile Museum, 20 minutes from the San Xavier del Bac Mission, and an hour from Kitt Peak. The campground is located just off the highway (I-10), so getting there is easy. The downsides of the location are that south Tucson is not exactly scenic. It's much more industrial than north Tucson, the desert is more flat and brown than green and beautiful, and the neighborhoods are pretty run down.

Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):

4/5: Sites were generally large and level, though we had a bit of slope in our particular site. The roads throughout this very large park are wide and easy to navigate no matter the size of your rig. Utilities worked well.

Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):

5/5: You can book your sites online which is great, though I called to book our reservations. There are lots of people working at this campground and they were all on the ball and very nice. Unlike so many RV "resorts" that don't offer many services or amenities, this place stood out to us because they really do try to make it nice. The flip side is: $60 per night for a campground is pretty excessive. We stayed here because it was conveniently located near the airport and we had family visiting, but generally, I would have a hard time justifying the cost.

Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):

4/5: We did not use the wifi here, but our AT&T hotspot worked well.


This is one of the rare "RV Resorts" we've been to that actually seemed like a resort. There were multiple pools and hot tubs, putting greens, community fire pits, tennis/handball courts, horseshoe pits, a large dog park, community outdoor kitchens, and much more. There are normal RV sites as well as those that offer large outdoor fireplaces and seating areas. Some sites even have individual fenced in areas of grass for your dogs. There's a BBQ restaurant on site that we were impressed with, and we appreciated things like them picking up trash at curbside multiple times each day. We also took full advantage of the many fruit trees throughout the park. Guests are encouraged to take whatever they want, so we gorged ourselves on fresh oranges, grapefruit, and lemons all week.

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  1. Been there and I brought home a bag of lemons, limes and oranges – passed on the grapefruit as they can’t be eaten with certain medications. I have just found your blog and enjoy reading about your adventures – we had a trip from hell about 20 years ago that the kids still remember. We now travel in a little Navion IQ and it is just the two of us retired so it works – just 6-8 weeks at a time though – have fun with your camping.

    • Thanks for reading and thanks for your comment! We’ve seen some of those Navions and they are very nice. There is definitely a part of us that would like to set up a home base but keep RVing in something smaller like what you have. It would kind of be the best of all worlds, I think. It’s not something we’re gonna do right now, but it’s certainly a possibility for the future. Anyway, you have fun too… Maybe we’ll see you somewhere down the road!


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