Black Canyon City, Arizona

Black Canyon Ranch RV ResortOther reviewers at

November, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the
money, quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability
and what we think other RV’ers in our situation would
be looking for) = 5 out of 10 stars

Everyone was very cozy along this row, as you can see
Our neighbors were very friendly, fortunately

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
The “feel” of this park was “crowded”.  We learned that many
people were return campers and stay for long periods of time.
The people seemed mostly very friendly, and that made up
some for the close quarters we were in.  Office staff workers
seemed to have some communication issues – they had screwed
up our reservation, and they were extremely finicky about
things like backing too far into our site ($10,000 fine – REALLY).
There was little noise from the main road, even though we were
fairly close to it.  Noise within the park was tolerable during the
day, nice and quiet at night.

Road and site access/type?
Interior roads were paved and sites were gravel.  All sites were
back-in type, and it was difficult to get in because of the tight
spacing.  Many folks had multiple cars and various recreational
toys filling their sites.

Sites spacious and/or level?  Comments?
Very tight spacing between sites.  We were barely able to get
our RV into the site with the car next to it.  With the slides and
awnings out it was a good thing that we got along with our

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The 50-amp full hookup power was strong, and water pressure
was excellent.  Cable was also provided.  Usability of the park’s
WiFi varied between bad and adequate.  Our boosted hotspot
worked fine for our internet needs, and even though the
phones showed only 1-2 bars we did not drop any calls.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A good picnic table was provided, no fire pits.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
Bathroom and shower facilities were dated but clean.  The
laundry room was very small and consisted of 4 washers and
4 dryers, and there was a folding table in the room.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Not really.  No large spaces to run dogs, and on-leash only
within the park.  No equipment for the kids, but there was
as pool that was closed for the season.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
Nothing right out of the park, but plenty of excellent trails
nearby.  There were multiple access points to the Black
Canyon Trail, and we enjoyed several of them during our
2-week stay.

Groceries & other services nearby?
There was a decent market right up the street with a pretty
good selection of fruits and veggies, and it was well-stocked
for its size.  The small breakfast/lunch restaurant right next
to the park (Nora Jean’s) was outstanding, and we had lunch
there several times.  Excellent salads and sandwiches there,
and I hope they stay around.  The city of Anthem was 20
minutes south and had malls and a Walmart.  No large
services for RV’s, one would probably have to go to Glendale
or Phoenix (40 minutes south) for that.

We really liked this small town a lot.  At just 3,000′ elevation,
the weather was much more tolerable than Prescott (at over
5,000′) at this time of the year.  We loved all of the great hiking
and enjoyed the small-town atmosphere.  Although I dread
driving in Phoenix, it’s nice to have it close by for any major
shopping or repair needs.  The RV park was very crowded, but
we looked at a couple of others and they were crowded as well.
It was a nice area and we would consider stopping here again,
especially for a short stay.