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Places to Camp near New River, AZ

The Dyrt is here to help plan your best camping near New River. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Arizona camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near New River, AZ (274)

    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
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    421 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 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
    • 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
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    Camper-submitted photo from Pleasant Harbor RV Resort

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    Pleasant Harbor RV Resort

    17 Reviews
    49 Photos
    107 Saves
    Peoria, Arizona
    • 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
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    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
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    Lost Dutchman State Park Campground

    75 Reviews
    284 Photos
    514 Saves
    Apache Junction, 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.

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

    $25 - $35 / night

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

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

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    Bartlett Flat

    15 Reviews
    61 Photos
    234 Saves
    Rio Verde, Arizona

    Bartlett Flat Bartlett Reservoir and the Arizona Upland phase of the Sonoran Desert. This site offers beautiful vistas of the surrounding mountains. Bartlett Flat has primitive boat launch opportunities for small boats. River Access Point (RAP) for Verde River. There are no designated campsites at this shoreline area but camping along the shore is allowed. High water levels will limit the amount of available shoreline in this area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Maricopa County Park Lake Pleasant
    Camper-submitted photo from Maricopa County Park Lake Pleasant
    Camper-submitted photo from Maricopa County Park Lake Pleasant
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    Maricopa County Park Lake Pleasant

    7 Reviews
    27 Photos
    92 Saves
    Peoria, Arizona

    Set on 23,362 acres, Lake Pleasant Regional Park offers 148 sites for RV and tent camping. Each developed site has water and electricity, and a dump station, covered ramada, picnic table, barbecue grill, and fire ring. Each semi-developed site and tent site has a covered ramada and picnic table, barbecue grill, and fire ring. Restroom and shower facilities are offered to both types of campsites.

    Located in the Northwest Valley, Lake Pleasant Regional Park offers activities boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing - plus visits to the Discovery Center. Lake water levels can fluctuate throughout the year, typically reaching its highest level in the spring (March and April) and its lowest in the fall (October and November).

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

    $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Roadrunner Campground - Lake Pleasant
    Camper-submitted photo from Roadrunner Campground - Lake Pleasant
    Camper-submitted photo from Roadrunner Campground - Lake Pleasant
    Camper-submitted photo from Roadrunner Campground - Lake Pleasant
    Camper-submitted photo from Roadrunner Campground - Lake Pleasant
    Camper-submitted photo from Roadrunner Campground - Lake Pleasant

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    Roadrunner Campground - Lake Pleasant

    6 Reviews
    20 Photos
    65 Saves
    Peoria, Arizona

    Roadrunner Campground offers 71 sites for RV and tent camping. All sites are Developed.

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