In my dry campsite at Ben Avery's rifle range in Phoenix Arizona
I registered this morning at 8 o'clock at the Ben Avery's rifle range dry camping area, So now I'm legal. I signed up for one week to get the $50 deal so I'll be here at least till Sunday.
so far I like it here better than the Trap range campground. The trap range campground is just a huge parking lot and everybody is pretty close together and when it's busy over there you can hardly put your awning out without touching your neighbors RV. Most of the people at the trap range campground are in buses and since a lot of them have money most of them drive huge buses, and when you've got huge buses all around you its like being in a city surrounded by buildings, which for me is no fun.
Where I'm at now is laid out more like a normal State Park, which means it's a natural environment and not a parking lot, and the campsites are spaced far enough apart that you don't feel hemmed in. But best of all there's hardly anybody here. It looks like there's 4 or 5 RVs in the full hookups sites but I only see one other person in the dry camping area where I'm at. That could be because it's getting kind of late in the season and the temperatures are getting in the high 80s almost every day and most normal people would want to be plugged in and have their air conditioner running.
But for me I'm comfortable with my two Fantastic Vent Fans running and the windows on the shady side of the Arctic Fox open.
I've always liked staying in this area because I'm just minutes from a Walmart, a large grocery store, restaurants and a Home Depot. Also about 10 minutes down the road is Lake Pleasant state Park, and 15 minutes away is my favorite electronics store Fry's Electronics. The downside had always been the $140 a week or $340 a month for a full hookup site at the trap range but now that I know about the dry camping area at the rifle range Ben Avery's will become a more viable option in the future.