Places to Camp near Glendale, AZ

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Glendale, AZ is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Glendale, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Arizona camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Glendale, AZ (210)

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Pleasant Regional Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Pleasant Regional Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Pleasant Regional Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Pleasant Regional Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Pleasant Regional Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Pleasant Regional Park Campground

    1.

    Lake Pleasant Regional Park Campground

    65 Reviews
    203 Photos
    422 Saves
    Peoria, Arizona

    Lake Pleasant Regional Park offers 148 sites for RV and tent camping within the campgrounds (does not including primitive camping sites)

    Each "Developed Site" has water, electricity, dump station, a covered ramada, a picnic table, a barbecue grill and fire ring.

    Each "Semi-Developed Site" and tent site has a covered ramada, a picnic table, a barbecue grill and fire ring, unless otherwise acknowledged in the description or camping map.

    Restroom and/or shower facilities are available at both types of campsites. All sites in the campground may be reserved online at www.maricopacountyparks.org/. Campgrounds

    Desert Tortoise Campground has 74 campsites: 25 Developed Sites, 39 Semi-Developed Sites, and 10 Tent Sites.
    
    Roadrunner Campground offers 71 sites for RV and tent camping. All sites are Developed.
    
    Large groups can reserve the Desert Tortoise Group Campground. The Group Campground includes a parking area for RVs, picnic tables, and ramadas. The use of this area is by reservation only and requires a minimum commitment of 10 camping units.

    Shoreline Camping

    Lake Pleasant Regional Park also has shoreline/primitive camping during most of the year, depending on water levels. Shoreline camping is only permitted within designated areas for such use, when available. Day-of availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be reserved during business hours at the park. For information on camping fees, click on this link to be redirected to the "Fees" page.​

    The first phase or re-introducing primitive/shoreline camping will be rolled out in late January 2021, with the area of the Dirt Spillway. Future areas will be included in phases at later dates.

    Campers must park in designated parking areas. Tent camping will be permitted along the shoreline within the designated area. No vehicles will be permitted to park along the shoreline within the area.

    Check-in time the day of arrival shall occur no earlier than 2 p.m. Campers must check out the day of departure by 12 p.m. (noon). Boat-In Camping

    Boat-in camping is now available at the 10 Lane Parking Lot. Roughly 30 assigned parking spaces have been designated for such use. Each camping/parking space is approximately 45 feet long by 12 ft. wide to accommodate most boat trailers and towing vehicles. Reservations are required. Day-of availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, and can only be reserved during business hours at the park.

    Boaters must camp on the waters of Lake Pleasant – no shoreline camping available at this time. Camping is not permitted within the parking lot/camp space. Boat-in camping is a great option for fisherman looking to fish in the late evening/early morning hours. Boat-in campers must arrive and check-in before the park closes at night (8 pm).

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $15 - $300 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain

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    White Tank Mountain

    15 Reviews
    78 Photos
    185 Saves
    Waddell, Arizona

    Welcome to White Tank Mountain Campground, a fantastic spot for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix. This place is perfect for both tent and RV campers, offering a mix of amenities to make your stay comfortable. The Family Campground has 40 sites with water and 30/50 amp electric hookups, while the Willow Canyon Campground offers a more rustic experience with 19 sites that are ideal for tents, campervans, or small trailers.

    The sites here are spacious and well-maintained, with gravel pads, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and fire pits. Some even have covered picnic shelters. The bathhouse is centrally located and kept clean, though it can get a bit busy. Hot water is available, which is always a plus.

    For activities, you can't beat the hiking trails. The waterfall trail is a must-see, especially after a heavy rain when the waterfall is flowing. It's a bit of a trek to the trailhead, but the scenic views make it worth the effort. There are also trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, so there's something for everyone.

    If you need supplies, the town of Surprise is just 8 miles away and has everything you might need. Just a heads-up, there's a nearby air force base, so you might hear jets flying overhead during the day.

    Overall, White Tank Mountain Campground offers a great mix of convenience and natural beauty, making it a top choice for a quick getaway or a longer stay. Enjoy your time here!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Pleasant Harbor RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pleasant Harbor RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pleasant Harbor RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pleasant Harbor RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pleasant Harbor RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pleasant Harbor RV Resort

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    Pleasant Harbor RV Resort

    17 Reviews
    49 Photos
    107 Saves
    Peoria, Arizona

    Welcome to Pleasant Harbor RV Resort, nestled near Peoria, AZ. This place is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a touch of comfort. Open all year round, it offers a mix of camping experiences from dry camping to full-on glamping.

    One of the standout features here is the stunning view of Lake Pleasant. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking your RV, or staying in a cabin, the scenery is something to write home about. The sunsets over the lake are particularly breathtaking, and you might even spot some free-roaming donkeys during your stay.

    For those who like to stay connected, the resort boasts strong WiFi, so you can keep up with work or stream your favorite shows without a hitch. If you're into fishing, the shoreline offers some great spots to cast a line. And if you forgot any essentials, the on-site convenience store has you covered, saving you a trip into town.

    Security is tight, making it a safe place for solo travelers and families alike. The park is well-patrolled, and you’ll need a pass to re-enter, which adds an extra layer of peace of mind.

    If you're into off-roading, bring your ATV because the trails around here are buzzing with activity. And for those who prefer a more laid-back experience, the clean and quiet campground areas are perfect for a relaxing getaway.

    So pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and get ready to enjoy all that Pleasant Harbor RV Resort has to offer. Whether you're here for a weekend or an extended stay, you're in for a treat.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Dutchman State Park Campground

    4.

    Lost Dutchman State Park Campground

    75 Reviews
    284 Photos
    515 Saves
    Superstition Mtn, Arizona

    The campground has 138 sites: 68 sites with electric (50/30/20 amp service) and water and the remainder non-hookup sites on paved roads for tents or RVs. Every site has a picnic table and a fire pit with an adjustable grill gate. There are no size restrictions on RVs. Well-mannered pets on leashes are welcome, but please pick after your pets.

    The office at Lost Dutchman is open until 7 p.m. for campsite check-in, but after hours (with campsite reservations) you can grab a map by the ranger station and head straight to your campsite! If you are staying multiple nights, check-in with the camp host, or a ranger to get a vehicle tag.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek Regional Park

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    Cave Creek Regional Park

    15 Reviews
    34 Photos
    236 Saves
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Cave Creek Regional Park is a gem for campers looking for a mix of comfort and natural beauty. This campground offers a peaceful retreat with clean facilities, hot showers, and friendly staff. The sites are spacious and well-maintained, with picnic tables and fire pits at each spot. If you're planning to stay here, consider booking a site with a canopy, especially if your rig lacks solid air conditioning—shade can be a lifesaver in the Arizona sun.

    One of the standout features of this campground is its direct access to hiking trails. You can step right out of your tent or RV and hit the trails, exploring the stunning Sonoran Desert landscape. The park is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Located near the quaint town of Cave Creek, the campground is close enough to civilization for convenience but far enough to offer a serene escape. The sunsets here are nothing short of spectacular, painting the sky in vibrant hues. Plus, with amenities like electric and water hookups, a dual-lane dump station, and reservable sites, you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Visitors have praised the campground for its cleanliness and the helpfulness of the staff. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Cave Creek Regional Park provides a fantastic backdrop for making lasting memories. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and get ready to enjoy some quality time in the great outdoors.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Airstrip Camping & Staging Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Airstrip Camping & Staging Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Airstrip Camping & Staging Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Airstrip Camping & Staging Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Airstrip Camping & Staging Area
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    Camper-submitted photo from Leaf Verde RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Leaf Verde RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Leaf Verde RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Leaf Verde RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Leaf Verde RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Leaf Verde RV Resort

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    Leaf Verde RV Resort

    13 Reviews
    23 Photos
    30 Saves
    Buckeye, Arizona

    Welcome to Leaf Verde RV Resort, conveniently located near Buckeye, AZ. This place has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The park is run by professionals who even escort you to your space, ensuring you get settled in smoothly.

    The facilities here are top-notch. You’ll find clean bathrooms, hot showers, and a great lounge with a library. The pool is a fantastic bonus, especially after a long day on the road. If you’re traveling with pets, you’ll appreciate the dog parks, though be aware that there’s mostly gravel around the sites for them to do their business.

    Leaf Verde is big-rig friendly with full hookups, including 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer. The sites are mostly pull-through and level, making it easy to park and set up. However, the spaces are a bit tight, so you might find yourself getting to know your neighbors a bit more than you’d like. But hey, that’s part of the RV park charm, right?

    For those who enjoy some recreational activities, the park offers Pickleball courts, a cornhole area, and a huge laundry room. The walkways are lit and paved, making evening strolls pleasant and safe.

    If you’re just passing through, this place is perfect for a one-night stay. It’s easy to get to from the 10 freeway, and the amenities are well-maintained. Whether you’re in a tent, RV, or cabin, Leaf Verde RV Resort has got you covered. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from White Tank Mountain Regional Park

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    White Tank Mountain Regional Park

    9 Reviews
    26 Photos
    108 Saves
    Waddell, Arizona
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Usery Mountain Regional Park

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    Usery Mountain Regional Park

    33 Reviews
    104 Photos
    211 Saves
    Apache Junction, Arizona
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Mountain Regional Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Mountain Regional Park

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    McDowell Mountain Regional Park

    20 Reviews
    43 Photos
    202 Saves
    Rio Verde, Arizona

    Set in the northeast Valley of metro Phoenix, McDowell Mountain Regional Park covers 21,099 acres in the lower Verde River basin. Campers choose from 76 individual sites for tent or RV camping, which can accommodate up to a 45-foot RV. These developed sites have water and electrical hook-ups, plus a dump station, picnic table, and barbecue fire ring, while all restrooms offer flush toilets and showers. Group camping is also available.

    McDowell Mountain activities range from biking, hiking, and horseback riding on over 50 miles of multi-use trails to picnicking, stargazing, and plenty of park-organized programs and events.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $32 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Glendale, AZ?

According to TheDyrt.com, Glendale, AZ offers a wide range of camping options, with 210 campgrounds and RV parks near Glendale, AZ and 48 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Glendale, AZ?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Glendale, AZ is Lake Pleasant Regional Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 65 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Glendale, AZ?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 48 free dispersed camping spots near Glendale, AZ.

What parks are near Glendale, AZ?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 7 parks near Glendale, AZ that allow camping, notably Tonto National Forest and Prescott National Forest.