Date of Stay: February 27 through March 2, 2012
Weather During Stay: Plenty of sunshine; highs were mostly in the 60’s and lows below freezing at night. The spring winds kicked up most days.
Site Description: This gravel RV park has 103 very level sites, 17 of which are 50 amp FHU; the remainder are 30 amp FHU. All sites have cable TV with many, many channels. Sites are typical of many commercial parks - just enough room for slides and the awning - a mix of back-ins and pull-throughs. We were in site 52, a 50 amp FHU back-in site next to the road.
Rate: With taxes, we paid just under $27/night for 50 amp FHU with cable TV. Golf packages are available, along with monthly rates.
Phone/radio/TV: Verizon service, both phone and aircard, is good in Naco (rhymes with taco). Didn’t bother with TV antenna; many channels on cable TV at each site. No obstructions for TV satellite dish. Free WiFi, sometimes blazing, sometimes crawling. And something new and unexpected: NPR from Tucson on 91.7 FM!
Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: Flat, dirt and gravel roads at around 4,600 ft. elevation. A bit of desert landscaping and some tall, narrow evergreens have been planted in the park; the surrounding area is scrubby desert. Distant views are of arid mountains.
Favorite Sites: No real favorites here, but we always ask for a 50 amp site when making a reservation (current phone number is 520-432-3091)
Hiking/Walking: Not good around the park (narrow roads), and the park itself is not large enough for much exercise. Good hiking within 30 minutes to a hour (by car). Many renowned birding sites within an hour drive.
Comments: This is a VERY friendly park, very welcoming to new arrivals. Most of the folks in the RV park are golfers who pay for a month or more (usually more) and are eager to have new golfers join them. The golf course is just across the street; the pro shop building also houses a restaurant that serves very good Mexican food for breakfast and lunch. Entertaining Bisbee is nearby; Safeway is 5 miles north, Mexico a short walk away. Lots of good birding and history in the area. Website: www.turquoisevalley.com