McDowell Mountain Regional Park

County Park

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16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
480-471-0173
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GPS: 33.6937, -111.7295

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 76
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1880 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

7 people have reviewed this location.

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Onlytherocks
FL
35 Tiffin Open Road TGA
2014 Honda CRV
16 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
28 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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Life Rebooted

41 Tiffin Phaeton 40 IH
2014 Honda CR-V
195 reviews

Life Rebooted would stay here again

“Wonderful county park with huge sites, nice trails, and lots of peace and quiet”

Reviewed Mar 21, 2016

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We really enjoyed our stay at McDowell Mountain. Most of the sites are quite spacious, the restrooms and showers are top notch, and there are many miles of walking/hiking trails which we explored with our dogs (the park was very dog friendly). The views consist of mountains and desert as far as you can see in every direction (at the to... more

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Kate at The Sceni...

27 Airstream International FB
2014 Ram 2500
73 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 74

Kate at The Scenic Route would stay here again

“Beautiful park with expansive views”

Reviewed Mar 28, 2015

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This is a wonderful setting. The scenery goes on for ever, it looks like it will never end. We stayed for 2 weeks which is probably a little too long for us. We wanted to use it as a base not only for the local hiking but also to check out some of the sights in Scottsdale and Phoenix, but we found that the vast distances to everywhe... more

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2WanderAway - Sha...
Bend, OR
31 Winnebago Sightseer
2014 Jeep Wrangler
61 reviews
Days stayed: 14

2WanderAway - Shannon would stay here again

“Wide Open Camp Sites Surrounded By Good Mountain Biking”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2015

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We return here every year and really enjoy visiting with friends in the area as well as mountain biking. We are very burned out on the size of Phoenix (which is only our fault for continuing to go in there shopping, eating or touring almost every day). Sites are big, clean and well maintained. The hosts do an excellent job with ... more

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Life's Little Adv...

30 Lazy Daze 50th Anniversary 30' Island Bed
2011 Subaru Forester
60 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: Various sites
“Huge sites with gorgeous desert scenery.”

Reviewed Dec 12, 2014

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This is one of our favorite campgrounds. The sites are huge, mostly level gravel, and well-spaced. Each site has electric and water but no sewer. The dump station is well laid out and restrooms are clean with plenty of hot water but it would be nice if the buildings were heated in winter. There are over 50 miles of excellent trails for... 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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