Monday, February 29, 2016

Sunset Palm RV Park

During our time in Yuma, Arizona, we stayed at Sunset Palm RV park. The park is located in the far eastern part of Yuma in an area called the Foothills. It is one of a group of commonly owned RV parks. The other parks are located adjacent with one or two exceptions. There are RV parks all over Yuma. In fact, you can’t really toss a pig in any direction without hitting one. Deciding on a single park is really difficult.

Sunset Palm is not a resort RV park. It doesn’t have a pool, for example, or beautiful landscaping. It’s simply a very comfortable, reliable park. Streets are paved, but each site is gravel. Each site has a concrete patio and a good place to park your tow or towed vehicle. All sites have full hookups, including cable TV with about 25 stations. WiFi is not available in the park. The laundry room is clean and all machines work.

The office area includes the laundry, a meeting room, a library with book swap, and 2 pool tables. 

Laundry room.

Our site, #59, had a nice concrete patio and plenty of room to park our truck.

One of the streets in the park.

One of several park models in the park.

The park is not large. There are only 102 sites. Most sites are occupied by long-term residents, mostly winter visitors fleeing the cold. Many of them come here year after year to enjoy the pleasant Yuma winters. There are a few park models, and there are a few short term residents like us. Everyone in the park was friendly. You could tell they enjoyed staying here. Each evening, people would sit on their patios, often visiting one another. Lots of folks walk around the park or ride their bicycles. They often have pancake breakfasts or coffee and snacks in the mornings. People truly seem to enjoy their stays here.

Shopping and dining are convenient to the park. There is a large grocery store, Fry’s, about half a mile to the east, while a large Walmart is about 3 or 4 miles west. Numerous restaurants are located nearby. The park is about half a mile from Interstate 8, so traffic noise is not really a problem. Our site (#59) was at the front of the park, so we did hear quite a bit of street noise from South Payson Drive, the street bordering the park, but it was not enough to keep us awake at night. I could also hear a train occasionally at night, but the track is about 3 miles or so north, so it was a problem.

Rates at the park are very reasonable, especially for long-term residents. It’s a good place to stay.

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