Bar J RV Park
|Last Price Paid:||$18|
|Number of Sites:||13|
|Pad Type:||gravel with concrete patio|
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Island Girl Walkabout would stay here again
“Small quirky park with wonderful owners”
Reviewed Dec 08, 2014
The weekly rate is $125, which comes out to slightly less than $18 per day. They also have a monthly rate of $400. Not to be confused with Justin's Diamond J RV Park, a much larger campground, this is a 14 campsite park with quite a few seasonal campers. We couldn't find the park on our GPS, had to use the address: 4206 S. Palant Dr. Tucson. It's a quaint little property with lots of character that is very well maintained.
The owners, Paul and Gale (Mother), a charming couple, don't take reservations nor credit cards. Paul, the 81-year old owner built the entire thing himself in phases. It's a labor of love. The sites are gravel, with concrete patios, the road in the park is a little bit tight but Paul guides you into the sites, and the sites are a decent size. Paul lines you up so that your front steps are exactly in the front of the patio. The concrete patioss have little fences separating from each neighboring site. There are no picnic tables, but each site has a metal barbecue stand.
Paul also built a tiki bar, with some funky tiki and dinosaur motif. The bar also has a seating area with tables, no service, you bring your own. Apparently anyone can use it, but it doesn't seem to get much use.
There are a couple of washers but no dryers (they increase electrical costs too much), but several clotheslines. Laundry is free! There is also a small pet area with one shaded spot, not much but cute.
The location is close to Saguaro National Park and the Desert Museum, not to be missed. This property is in a very rural area, just across from a horse farm that has adorable miniature horses, which our dog Angel was quite interested in. We walked Angel outside the park (on leash) as the road doesn't get a lot of traffic. There are lots of yard dogs in the area.
The biggest negative are the yard dogs. They bark, mostly at night, and sometimes in the middle of the night for quite a long time. We have a white noise machine, which we use when in a noisy campground so we were ok but the barking can get bothersome during the day at times as well. Would not recommend this campground for light sleepers unless you have earplugs and/or a white noise machine. Other than the dogs the place is quiet.
Paul and Gale are lovely people, very welcoming and customer service oriented. The place is somewhat quirky, a plus for us.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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