McDowell Mountain Regional Park

County Park

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16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-471-0173 Official Website

GPS: 33.6937, -111.7295

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 76
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1880 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

14 people have reviewed this location.

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BackcountryCookes
GA Nissan Xterra
30 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 6

BackcountryCookes would stay here again

“Quiet, Spacious Tent Sites”

Reviewed Apr 28, 2019

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We camped here on the weekend and it never got loud or crowded. The tent sites are big and each has at least 2 picnic tables. Views of the mountains are incredible and we enjoyed being surrounded by the saguaros. The volunteers at the entrance who checked us in were really funny and friendly. Bathrooms were clean and convenient, though... more

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Jen and Mace Man ...
Livingston, TX 27' Airstream Flying Cloud Twin 2012 Ford F-250
164 reviews
Nightly rate: $32
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 32 and 18

Jen and Mace Man Fancy Pants would stay here again

Reviewed Apr 17, 2019

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Great park due to the mountain biking trails right from the campground! Verizon internet, well it was very slow at site #32, but speed improved on #18. From the reviews, I think the other loop might be better. Still a long way to get to Fountain Hills for the grocery store so come stocked up. Overall, loved it, easy to get to hikin... more

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CaraOstara
KY 24' Thor Motor Coach
25 reviews
Nightly rate: $40
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 5, 29, 53

CaraOstara would stay here again

“Big sites, quiet, nice facilities”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2019

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Stayed here 4 days and 3 nights. Had to move 3 times due to booking so late in the season. Pros: Site sizes, the view, clean facilities, great hiking, super quiet, nice area for grilling and relaxing outside. Not so Pros: Due to me having to move almost every morning you have to be out of your spot by 12 and can’t move to your next spo... more

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24 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 17

ceeesscee would stay here again

“One of top 5 ever!”

Reviewed Dec 14, 2018

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If I ever am campground host, I want it to be here. Friendly staff, cleanest bathrooms ever, enormous space between sites, accessible to any person or rig, great trails and beauty. The best.

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 9, 5

Lauren would stay here again

“Very nice.”

Reviewed Dec 09, 2018

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Campsites are very widely spaced and immaculate. The gravel is artfully raked between visitors.
We stayed in the RV section, and tent area, both were very nice.
Good variety of mountain bike and hiking trails too.

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Okiegal
25' Winnebago View 24G 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S
15 reviews
Nightly rate: $32
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 78

Okiegal would stay here again

“Wonderful views”

Reviewed Oct 31, 2018

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We had the best time at this park. Being from Oklahoma I expected the desert to be hot, sandy and brown. I was pleasantly surprised by how green it was. We were there for an ultra running event so the park was completely full, but there was so much space between the sites we did not feel crowded at all. My only disappointment was I... more

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4airstreamers
Chandler, AZ 25' 2006 Airstream Safari FB 2010 Toyota Sequoia
36 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 36

4airstreamers would stay here again

“Even Better Than Last Time”

Reviewed Oct 23, 2018

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We stayed here for another "fall" weekend during a high school mountain bike race. It's still in the mid-high 80s during the day and the mid 60s at night, but the scenery that surrounds this campground is overwhelmingly beautiful. Plus, they've paved all the roads throughout the campground so it's smooth sailing. It's super roomy, ... more

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Onlytherocks
FL 35' Tiffin Open Road TGA 2014 Honda CRV
22 reviews
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 35

Onlytherocks would stay here again

“Fabulous park with fabulous views!”

Reviewed Jan 29, 2018

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We love this park. Tons of trails just a short walk from your campsite. We enjoyed hiking them and biking during our stay. Lovely views of the surrounding mountains and desert terrain. Our site was very spacious and level. We did note some of the sites did have a big slope to the front so when we return next year to make sure not to ge... more

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4airstreamers
Chandler, AZ 25' 2006 Airstream Safari FB 2010 Toyota Sequoia
36 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 36

4airstreamers would stay here again

“Plenty of Room”

Reviewed Oct 25, 2017

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McDowell Mountain is a beautiful place for mountain biking, hiking, camping, and stargazing. We enjoyed our stay. It's only 45 minutes from home, so the only reason we camped there was for a high school mountain biking race weekend. The campground is about two miles from the competitive track, so it wasn't super close to go back and... more

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Epic Detour
24' Airstream Interstate Grand Tour EXT
35 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: Overflow

Epic Detour would stay here again

“Overflow camping at its finest!!”

Reviewed Feb 27, 2017

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Here'a a secret: You don't need to book a reservation 6 months in advance to stay at this park. You can just drive in and park in overflow! Of course, you don't get hookups. And it's $20 per night, which may seem steep at first. But then you settle into this little corner of the park, grab a "spot" in the designated parking are... more

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Metamorphosis Road: Campground Review: McDowell Mountain Regional Park

We chose to stay at McDowell Mountain Regional Park based on the glowing review by Wheeling It, and we agree with their assessment.Roads are paved, sites are gravel with water and electric hookups. Th...

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McDowell Mountain County Park (AZ) - February 2015

If you don’t like gorgeous desert sceneries, biking/hiking on endless miles of dirt trails, beautiful desert flowers, and reasonably private campsites, you may not love this campground. But it...

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Taliesin West (AZ) - February 2015

We visited the Frank Lloyd Wright “camp” known as Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ – terrific! We have previously been to Fallingwater (western PA), and as anyone who has visited a Frank Ll...

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McDowell Mountain Park | 2 Wander Away

We had a great couple of weeks at McDowell Mountain park.  We did SOOOO much from microbrews, visiting friends, hiking, biking, sand buggies and of course lots of shopping and stocking up the...

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McDowell Reg'l Park - Feb 2016

Success! We finally captured photos of wildlife with our new “Stealth Cam”.   Catching photos of wildlife has eluded us until now. With this new camera in our arsenal we expect to catch more candid...

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McDowell Mountain RP – Feb 2017

The real story about McDowell Mountain Regional Park is the beauty. Yes, there are a boatload of things to do here, miles and miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback trails. Since the park b...

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Musical Instrument Museum – Feb 2017

A musical instrument museum? Really? Cha! The Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix) might be the coolest thing ever. Recommended to us by new Airstream buddies at McDowell Mountain RP, we went for an...

Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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