Greer's Pine Shadows
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps, 20 Amps, 15 Amps
Additional Pet Information:
adequate-- did the trick but nothing more
I intended to stay at Sunset Crater National Park but then realized at the last minute that they didn't have hookups. So I turned in to Greer's Pine Shadows. The park manager was friendly and helpful and guided me into my spot. I liked the pine trees in the park but other than that there isn't anything particularly scenic or pretty about it-- it almost has a downmarket trailer park vibe due to the permanent mobile home park adjacent, but whatever, not a big deal and the park seemed perfectly safe. It was late so I didn't have a chance to check out the national forest behind the park. I'd stay again for an overnight but would try to find something more scenic for a longer term stay.
Not bad.. but not great either
We stayed here for two weeks during the summer to escape the Arizona heat, and were directed here to join up with some friends. This park doesn't seem to have a website of its own, so difficult to find out information about it.
- Within 1.5 miles of major shopping (grocery, Best Buy, Home Depot, mall, RV stores, etc.) - and with the nice side walk along 89, it's a reasonable walk. There are two convenience stores right by the park.
- It backs up to the national forest, and has access to hiking trails.
- Their laundry facility is reasonably priced, although their units are old.
- The management appears friendly on the outside, and are super helpful. They escort you to your site and help you get settled.
- There are trees throughout the park, and many of the sites are shaded (ours wasn't).
- They have mail boxes in the main office for every site - makes receiving mail/items easy.
- They have recycling on site.
- There are no bath facility whatsoever at this park. Make sure you are fully self contained for showers, toilet, etc.
- If you have your own washing machine in your rig, they do not allow you to use it.
- If you run your A/C or electric heat - they charge you $2/day, regardless of how much you ran it (a minute or 20 hours).
- They have age limits on their rigs, but don't tell you about it or ask when you make your reservation. When we arrived, they let us in - but then we overheard the manager complaining about our 1961 well maintained bus conversion to other guests that they shouldn't have let us in (despite there being plenty of other older rigs in the park). They never said anything directly to us, but it made us uncomfortable knowing we really weren't welcome afterall.
- The sites are oddly set up, many adjoining other sites in ways that create the minimal of privacy. In our site, our porch opened unto our neighbors, and the other side of our rig was right against our other neighbor. Many other sites throughout the park had very odd placement - such as windshields of motorhomes looming over someone else's porch, etc.
- Our site was not level, but the management was nice enough to bring us extra wood to help level us.
- Aside from a laundry room and small room with card tables - there are no amenities such as pools, etc.
Another consideration is that this is an 'adult oriented' park. They do not allow children in, but any adult is welcome (ie. it's not a 55+ park). Aside from not allowing children, we didn't not anything else 'adult oriented' about it (bummer, no naked hot tubbing!!).
All and all.. not a bad place to stay while in the area, as long as it meets your needs.
Verizon and AT&T both had strong 3G signal, although our Verizon service (and that of our friend's) was intermittent throughout our stay. The park does offer free wifi - but it was very hit or miss if we could get connect at our site.
The only discount the park offers is Good Sam, the rate below reflects that.