Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

RV Park Review: Holiday Palms RV Park (Quartzsite, Arizona)

Holiday Palms RV Park website

Overall:  4/10
We came to Quartzsite in late January for the annual RV show and did not want to boondock.  Since we booked late, we were limited as to what parks had availability (but I don’t think any RV parks around here are stellar).  This park is 90% permanent trailers with transitional spots (pull-thrus) in the front and the back (back-ins). There are many amenities but the sites are close and there is lots of road noise..

Site: 13
Sites are full-hookup/cable/wifi.  50/30/20 amp worked well.  Sewer and water were well placed.  Sites are gravel and the roads are paved with enough room to maneuver our 40’ motorhome.  All sites are level.  Each site has a picnic table and there is a community fire pit.  Our site was located up front close to the road so there was lots of noise from the road.

Amenities include a recreation room, laundry, mail room, pool/spa, and a great library that has a great selection of well-organized books and games.  The park advertises for lots of activities (cards, potlucks, arts and crafts, exercise classes, etc.) but we did not participate in any.  There is a super nice car wash (and oil change) with a pressure washer and scrub brush.

Verizon cell service is good and our hot-spot worked o.k.  The park’s wifi was not good and very frustrating.  It was spotty, slow, and often I could not even connect.  Cable had 17 channels.

The buildings are old but clean.  Bathrooms and showers are clean and a code is required to enter.   
Sites are very close together and two RV’s with slide outs can pass sugar through the window!

The park is located in the heart of Quartzsite.  A half mile walk through the wash will take you to the RV show so you don’t have to get in the traffic mess.  Also within a half mile is a grocery/gas stations/restaurants/etc.

Spirit’s Two Cents:
Not a great site for dogs.  The dog walk area is gravel right next to the road.  There is a very poor, make-shift off-leash dog park that is a 5 minutes’ walk down in the wash.  It's also very small surrounded by chicken wire.  

The Ugly Truth:
Road noise is rather prevalent as you are sandwiched between a major road and interstate.  The park is mostly permanent trailers and we prefer to stay in parks amongst RV’ers that travel.

If you are coming to Quartzite for the annual RV show and gathering this park is in a good location for walking to all activities.

Office/mail room/recreation hall

Pretty sad excuse for a dog walk and right next to the road...although they did supply bags.
Off-leash dog park was equally pathetic.
The pool/spa
pool hall
The library was a lending library and not a book exchange.  
"Junior" and the desert boats getting a bath


  1. The car wash sounds like a very good thing here in Q. Thank goodness the rain has given us a break from all the dust.

    1. Security is not very tight at the park so you can head over for a quick wash.


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