Pima County Fairgrounds
(520) 762-9100 x26
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Nice. Clean. Spacious. Mostly quiet.
We stayed at the Pima County Fairgrounds just southeast of Tucson January 25-February 6, 2015 ($20/night $100/week). It is just off I-10 at the Houghton Avenue exit, and it’s well signed. It is first come, first served. It’s only open for RVs October 1-March 31. It is a fairgrounds with lots of space and full hook ups. The managers are very nice, but it’s best to call with questions, as they don’t reply to email, but are very helpful on the phone, and even better in person.
The lots are good size, and when we stayed the fellow Rvers were friendly and quiet. It is dog friendly. There’s lots of room to stretch our legs or to ride your bike all within he grounds. There are asphalt side roads to travel on too for cyclists, and Arizona is a bike-friendly state.
Shopping is back down Houghton Ave across I-10 (Walmart and Frye’s) with a good selection of restaurants, places to get haircuts and nails done. You can venture farther on Houghton toward the mountains and get to more shopping along Broadway, which will take you into Tucson proper (versus taking I-10).
There is a laundry on the grounds – four washers and four dryers. There are men’s and women’s showers. It is a fairgrounds, so the shower and rest room buildings dotted around the grounds are not heated. It’s good to keep that in mind and choose to bathe when the sun is up and has chased off the chill in the concrete structures.
The only downside was the two nearby NASCAR-like racetracks. One was circular, the other a drag strip. They were not in use for most of our stay, but when they were the noise was explosive.
Despite that one noise factor, we would absolutely go back.
Best Deal in Tucson
If you're looking for basic hookups and no-frills at a great price, the Pima County Fairgrounds is a good choice. There are hundreds of sites available and even during big events there's usually space for everyone.
The only disadvantage is that you're about 20 miles outside of Tucson, but for the price, it's worth it.
The only hassle we encountered was a workamper with an authority complex who made us buy a new donut for our sewer hose. That was a first in over 3 years of fulltiming and 35,000 miles under our belt. Other than Mr. Crankypants, the other workampers there were really sweet.
The Fairgrounds also has weeklong rent for $100.