Campground Review: Rain Spirit RV Resort, Clarkdale, AZ

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    • Name: Rain Spirt RV Resort
  • Dates of stay: March 17 – April 14, 2020
  • Location: 551 South Broadway, Clarkdale AZ 86324
  • Type of campground: Private / Independent
  • Cost: $19.33/night (monthly rate)
  • Additional fees: electric
  • Stay limit: none
  • Accepts mail / packages: yes
  • Cell reception: ATT not so good
  • Website: https://rainspiritrvresort.com
  • Pros: Central location, very affordable, nice and new
  • Cons: none

Full Review

Rain Spirit RV resort didn’t even exist during our last visit, 3 years ago. We stayed nearby at a Thousand Trails facility, and weren’t all that thrilled with it. We thought we might stay at the only campground inside Sedona, but the big rig spots there are extremely limited and anything in Sedona is expensive. We were very happy to find this brand spankin’ new RV park located in the nearby town of Clarkdale.

This RV park is just perfect. Their big rig sites are level, solid, long, and easy to get into. It’s just laid out well. The FHU utilities work perfectly — the sewer is even a downhill run! There’s no cable TV, but you can get a number of over-the-air channels. All of the sites are satellite-friendly. The park itself is located in a lovely setting with hills all around you.

For a small park (53 sites), the amenities are quite nice. There’s a pool, hot tub, small work out room, coin laundry facility, and small lounge with lending book/DVD library. The bath house consists of six spacious individual bathroom units (toilet, sink, shower), which I very much prefer over “dormitory style” bath facilities. They are clean and beautiful.

The only possible negative is the poor internet connectivity in the area. Our ATT hotspot slowed to a crawl, especially in the evenings. The free campground wifi was no better. It’s not a reflection on the park, the data signal just isn’t robust here. Phone and text was fine, email was slow, and something like zoom was completely out of the question.

The park is conveniently located near a number of attractions: Tuzigoot National Monument and Verde Valley railroad is just up the road. Old Town Cottonwood is less than 2 miles. Sedona is a half hour away. You can drive to Jerome in about 15 minutes. Cottonwood can meet all of your shopping needs including grocery, Wal-Mart and Home Depot.

This park is also extremely affordable. Our month-long stay on a big-rig site ran us $540 plus electric. Shorter stays are pricier, but even a month isn’t long enough to explore all this area has to offer.

We’ve already booked our month for next year!

Bottom Line: Great little park, inexpensive and in a great location.

3 thoughts on “Campground Review: Rain Spirit RV Resort, Clarkdale, AZ

  1. Betty

    This sounds very nice. As someone who has never camped at a place that charges separate for electricity, I am wondering how much this costs. Also, how much does it vary from park to park? In any case, thanks for your excellent review, and enjoy your day!

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    1. mbnorthrup Post author

      Hi Betty! It’s not unusual for campgrounds to meter and charge extra for electricity if you are there on a monthly or seasonal rate. I’ve never been billed extra for electric on a daily or weekly rate. The cost varies enormously depending on your usage and the local power rate. For our 50 amp rig, we’ve paid anywhere from $20 – $120 for a month. I’d say our average has been $60-$75, if the weather is moderate and we aren’t running our AC units a lot. Campground electricity rates are always been higher than what you’d get in a house or apartment. But when you factor in the discount you get for the monthly rate, it is still significantly cheaper. That’s one way we control costs – we pay less per night for a month or longer stay, plus we aren’t burning diesel to move the rig around.

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