For the price of $12 per night, this National Forest campground in the Superstition Mountains can’t be beat. Sites are medium-sized with no privacy in between, but each site has a water hookup and a sewer dump. There are a couple of bathrooms with running water as well. Just hook up your solar panel and you have everything you need for your RV. The views in the area are jaw dropping, from just about every angle. The road is close by, but you don’t hear much of anything after dark.
Within walking distance is the hamlet of Tortilla Flat, a funny little tourist trap of a place with a general store (don’t go seeking groceries though), a restaurant, live music, a post office, and the ubiquitous ice cream and fudge shop. The road up to this campground is full of crazy twists and turns and very narrow, so would only recommend it for the experienced cyclists not for kids/families. There are beautiful off the beaten track trails and backroads to hike or mountain bike. And, bring your kayaks for a phenomenal day on Canyon Lake and a paddle up the Salt River -- very easy (with the exception of wind) and beautiful!
The closest town with a grocery store and gas station is Apache Junction, about 17 miles from the campground.
This isn’t a surprise for anyone who knows Phoenix weather, however when camping at night in Phoenix with no AC, the night was honestly quite miserable. however, boating and tubing on the lake was a blast and it made up for the heat experienced at night!
We loved it
Went for a night to get out of the city and found a newly opened campground that had a lot of charm and amenities. The camp hosts are extremely friendly and have lots of tips for the area.