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Old 12-11-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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We wanted to escape the cold weather in Idaho for the SE corner of Arizona in February. Looking at the Benson and Wilcox areas. We like to travel around and go bird watching and hiking. Not looking to stay any longer than a couple of days in any one place. We have a 24 foot Class C Solera.

My question is if this area will be overcrowded with other snowbirds. Would we need to get camp reservations long in advance? We generally travel on the fly, but I am thinking this may not be a good idea for this trip.

Any advise or experiences in this part of Arizona would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks, Steve
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:28 PM   #2
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we go to sw Arizona in the Yuma area every feb. lots of snowbirds but we always get spots at the rv parks with no reserve.
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:42 PM   #3
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You say Benson,AZ we recommend (Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory)! Class act! Youroo!!
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Old 12-11-2015, 06:09 PM   #4
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We have never been thru Benson in Feb but really doubt if you will need reservations.
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Old 12-11-2015, 06:40 PM   #5
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You say Benson,AZ we recommend (Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory)! Class act! Youroo!!
Butterfield is a nice park except for the noise from the train that blasts through town every hour or so day and night. We stayed at Cochese Terrace for several Winters. Beautiful park but not a lot to do for everybody. benson is a good choice for the area. Close to Tucson and all it has to offer. Benson itself isn't much and has a lot of transients. Staying a little ways out of town isn't a problem. Seems like the transient problem and pan handlers are all along I-10 in the Winter. I would call ahead and make a reservation. Like any nice RV park they will fill up.
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Old 12-12-2015, 12:26 AM   #7
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In Douglas on the SE Arizona border we found a county campground with full hookups next to a golf course. Nothing fancy but reasonable price and a plus if you golf.
A couple of private campgrounds in Deadwood for some old west history.
Bisbee an interesting old mining town.
I found the SE corner not busy at all compared to the SW corner. Was there 2 years ago and will be back in February.
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Butterfield is a nice park except for the noise from the train that blasts through town every hour or so day and night. We stayed at Cochese Terrace for several Winters. Beautiful park but not a lot to do for everybody. benson is a good choice for the area. Close to Tucson and all it has to offer. Benson itself isn't much and has a lot of transients. Staying a little ways out of town isn't a problem. Seems like the transient problem and pan handlers are all along I-10 in the Winter. I would call ahead and make a reservation. Like any nice RV park they will fill up.
We stayed at Cochise last winter, and loved it there. Even though we were only looking for five days there, it was good we made reservations as they fill quickly!
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Butterfield is a nice park except for the noise from the train that blasts through town every hour or so day and night. We stayed at Cochese Terrace for several Winters. Beautiful park but not a lot to do for everybody. benson is a good choice for the area. Close to Tucson and all it has to offer. Benson itself isn't much and has a lot of transients. Staying a little ways out of town isn't a problem. Seems like the transient problem and pan handlers are all along I-10 in the Winter. I would call ahead and make a reservation. Like any nice RV park they will fill up.
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You are fine in SE Arizona. Good birding south of Wilcox. Several good camps there. They don't fill. Don't miss the Chiricahua National Monument (your camper is small enough to use the campground but no plug-ins.) Ft Bowie has gravel road access but nice ruins and Cochise burial. tombstone is fun, they reenact on the streets. Bisbee has huge old mines, worth seeing the ruins. Also artist colony. Douglas has a walmart for restocking. Tiny Sonoita has a fairgrounds with campsites and hookups plus a restaurant/saloon nearby. Tucson has Davis Monthan AFB and a really great museum plus hundreds of unused jets. The Saguaro NM west has a campground but reservations needed. It is a lovely area and has an award winning desert museum. San Xavier mission just south of Tucson is history well preserved. I could go on and on. You will love it.
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