Yuma Arizona

Yuma RV Resorts – The Land of Snowbirds

Yuma, Arizona is a wonderland of history, off beat adventures, fresh summer time produce, patio dining in the middle of winter, and a great place to cross the border for cheap medical!

Yuma Arizona

When you visit you could park your RV out on BLM (we did that too)…but, if you’re lookin’ to live it up or just make some new friends, Encore has several RV resorts in Yuma to choose from.  The resorts are all age qualified but considering we were filming the properties, we got a special pass.  Now keep in mind this video was filmed for Encore so we focused on giving an overview of the parks and the area but what makes each park unique is the different kind of people who stay there.  Some are more relaxed while others are action packed.

We have to admit that the people at Araby Acres and Foothill Village were the craziest and our cheeks were sooo sore from excessive giggling.  Those guys know how to have a good time and if you watch the video below, you’ll see they are willing to do anything for a laugh!  The Araby Acres annual talent show just happened to be while we were in town and to sum it up in one word: wow!

If you’re planning a winter trip to Yuma, book early.  It’s their busy season and it can get difficult to get a spot if you wing it.  Also, call the resort ahead and tell them what you’re looking for and let them guide you to the right resort for you. Some are more fun and spontaneous, while others are activity based and some have motorcycle and ATV groups.

After hanging out with these guys for a week, we can understand why the resorts are age qualified.  It’s like reverse teenager syndrome around here and retirement is like an endless summer.  This isn’t a group of people looking to unwind for the weekend before heading back to work…It’s a lifestyle.

Have you ever stayed at a 50+ resort? Whaddya think? Share in the comments below.

Disclaimer:  While we were compensated to film the campground (thanks Encore!)…all of our experiences and opinions are not purchased and are still our own.

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Comments (10)

  • Do you have any rv park recommendations in Yuma for those of us who don’t qualify for age qualified parks and are bringing our 2 year old along?

    We start our big adventure on March 1st and will be heading to Yuma after month long stay in the Casa Grande area to get some dental work done.

    We aren’t set up for long time boondocking yet so we do need an RV Park with hookups.

    Love your site!

    • We’ve been to Yuma several times but the only time we’ve visited during peak season we were filming so we had to stay at a 50+ resort. The other times we stayed in BLM and one day we were passing through before the snowbirds came into town and the RV park let us stay even though it was 50+. Wish we could be more help, I know options are limited for the under 50 crowd around there.

      • Thanks for your reply. Nina over at Wheeling It was able to give us a couple of options, not that they have stayed at, but have heard good things about them.

        Happy Travels!

  • Wendy Fehr

    Seen that talent show was helarious love it at Araby acres can’t wait to go back

    • Wendy,
      Those old dudes sure know how to have fun 🙂 They crack me up!

  • Clint & Sheelagh

    Would be remiss if we didn’t thank the producers of this pre-amble to our lifestyle at Araby Acres. A job well done folks. Looking forward to seeing our extended family again this winter (2013/14).

    Clint & Sheelagh McGregor
    Spruce Grove, Alberta

  • Gerald Schaeffler

    Yes sire. It can be quite a Hoot!

    • Street Parties, cook-offs, and lots of competition on the golf course and tennis courts….I’d venture to say it’s like going back to high school! Ha.

  • When we were in Gulf Shores, AL, we were the youngest full timers there…I understand what you mean by “reverse teenager syndrome “…what a crazy bunch!


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