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This park is so close to town, but far enough that you feel like you are way out. There are standard campsites (water and electric) as well as tent camping area. The sites can fit good sized rigs. There is a ton of trails for hiking, biking, and horses. Brand new showers, restrooms, and a dishwashing area. Dogs are allowed, but please keep them on a leash and pick up after them so we don't lose the privilege!
Here is a link to the Maricopa parks with maps: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/maps/
Me and my family stayed at this camp groud while we shopped for a new RV. It was clean and the people were very nice and helpful. It was during the Covi-19 scare so the pool and play group was not open. We got a pull through and had plenty of space. You can even upgrade to a pavilion space which has a grill and sink to use. Since we could not use the pool we had a game day with corn hole, washers, and ladder ball. All in all a nice place to stay
Almost an urban park just due to it's proximity to the city of Mesa, Usery park offers great tent camping, group campsites, as well as RV Sites with Electric and Water hookups. Dump station on site.
Usery is a great jumping off point for hiking in the National Forest. There is an extensive trail network both in the park and connected to the Tonto National Forest. One of the most popular is Wind Cave Trail.
There is also a world class Archery Range here. There is a usage fee of about $2 (at time of this writing) on top of your park entry fee, but kids are free.
I stayed here for almost 3 weeks . Mostly RV's stay here and people bring their horses during the day from about 10AM to 5PM. Great view of the Superstitions and nice trails to walk to pass the time. It was getting pretty rutted and can flood in some low spots .
No one ever bothered me and didn't feel unsafe.
There are several different RV/Camping options at Pleasant Harbor Marina / RV Resort.
1) In the resort with Full Hookups
2) Out on the "flat" with just water and power (dump station on site)
3) Out on the "flat" with no hookups. (can also tent / car camp)
As compared to the Maricopa County Parks side, this has a little bit more party atmosphere, is less secluded, but you can almost always get at least a boondocking spot without a reservation. They also have large events here as well so check their calendar for the weekend you are wanting to go!
We keep a boat at Lake Pleasant and are part of the Arizona Yacht Club so we are up here all the time.