My criteria for a good RV park is the following: it’s all about the dogs, location, must have Verizon service and I must feel safe. Regarding the dogs, what I look for is a good trail nearby, in-house dog park or some place to walk the dogs daily. I do have a Wi-Fi Ranger, so that can affect my performance of park Wi-Fi (it makes it stronger).
Fortuna De Oro Resort, Golf & Country Club Resort, a CAL AM Property
Where’s it at? Yuma, AZ on the far East side of town, known as the Foothills.
What’s it cost? Rack rate for a day is $39.00 in Feb. I used a free 3 day coupon acquired at the Quartzsite RV Show, no strings attached, very gracious offer.
The Low Down This is a giant park. It includes pools, spas. Tennis courts, pickle ball, sports complex, softball, golf, activity rooms, beauty salon, barber shop, 9 hole golf course. The sites are gravel, no grass, small trees ( more like a bush), so if it’s hot, you will be in direct sun. I-8 interstate is right there, so if possible, get further back into the park. Otherwise, you will be serenaded by 18 wheelers. Sites are close together, so don’t expect much room to spread out. The front desk staff acted like robots, but it didn’t really make a difference one way or the other to me. Bathrooms were nice, showers were fantastic, laundry good, there is drinking water stations on site also. There is a restaurant onsite and I’ve heard that it is very good.
Mojo Factor (mojo=community, good vibes) Yes, there is some good vibes in this park. Many folks were friendly to me in my 3 night stay. There seems to be a lot going on, activities galore, active group of people. If I had stayed longer, I’m sure I would have tried more of the activities.
The Dogs Opinion (it’s all about the dogs). The dogs loved it! Why, because there is a great dog park, with agility equipment, which we played on. There was grass in the dog park also, which they seemed to really enjoy. Near the dog park is a grassy area with a gate that leads to a giant gravel wash, that you can walk your dog off leash (if this is appropriate). I don’t know how far you can go, but I’m guessing far enough. It’s rough walking and because we just spend 2 weeks in Quartzsite walking on rough rock, my boys did not seem too thrilled about more rock walking, they wanted to go to the dog park. There is another dog park onsite also and I rode my bike there with Mick running, we got lost and ended up on the golf course at dusk (nobody around), so the dogs got a good run in, but there were not any other dogs at the park, so we just kept on going. There is a lot of property in this park, plenty of walking area.
What’s nearby? The most amazing grocery store, Fry’s is about 3 miles away, new and gorgeous. There is a “natural food” are that I liked a lot. They had a lot of organic produce also. There are a lot of other amenities in this area. There’s an RV supply place here called AL’s RV Supply, and there is one closer to the Fortuna Del Oro at the Foothills Exit that has everything also. This is the town to get parts for anything on your RV.
TV On the roof antenna, 3 networks were ok at times and then iffy at other times. On a wind storm, I lost all stations, they returned the next day.
Cell/Wi-Fi Verizon was strong. The park Wi-Fi was slow as most are, but I was able to do an overnight update on my phone.
Parting Thoughts This is a great park for dogs and I would stay here again if I needed to be on this side of Yuma.