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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:07 pm    Post subject: Camping near ASU Reply with quote

Can anyone recommed a camp ground near Arizona State University?
I will be in the area for only one night in a couple weeks.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have your own shopping cart sometimes you can get pretty close to the campus.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WalMart parking lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any reason ASU? I wouldn't want to "camp" anywhere near campus.

If you're in a bus you can park and crash out in any Walmart Parking lot but all the Walmarts near the campus are shady at best. Are you passing through? What's you're plan and I might be able to recommend something better somewhere else close to town.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son has a Lacrosse game at ASU on a Friday night and then another one on Saturday at U of A. I don't know this area at all, I have stayed in many of Walmarts and know thats an option. I just want to find out if there was a decent campground in the area.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a big city and many miles to the outskirts of the city where you might find campgrounds. There is a KOA in the far east valley. What you could
also do is google search for campground in Phoenix. And the Walmart in Mesa just a short distance from ASU is a nice 24 hour one. It is NOT in a shabby neighborhood.

I'd sure think that the KOA in the east valley/Apache Junction would be the best deal. Getting out near the Superstition Mountains and seeing why AZ is one of the most beautiful states. A tent site with or without utilities and sleeping in your bus would be a good deal. 1/2 hour drive back to ASU.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The front yard of a sorority house would be the top of my list....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desertbusman wrote:
It's a big city and many miles to the outskirts of the city where you might find campgrounds. There is a KOA in the far east valley. What you could
also do is google search for campground in Phoenix. And the Walmart in Mesa just a short distance from ASU is a nice 24 hour one. It is NOT in a shabby neighborhood.

I'd sure think that the KOA in the east valley/Apache Junction would be the best deal. Getting out near the Superstition Mountains and seeing why AZ is one of the most beautiful states. A tent site with or without utilities and sleeping in your bus would be a good deal. 1/2 hour drive back to ASU.


Riverview Walmart? One of the worst out here.

Google Lost Dutchman State Park. Or Usery Pass County Park. 30 minutes from ASU.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://apachepalmsrvpark.com/index.php

Looks like a really nice place.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://apachepalmsrvpark.com/index.php

Looks like a really nice place.


Not sure I'd use the words "really nice" but Apache Palms is a decent place and right near the school. It will get the job done for $40 and keep you and your bus secure for the night. You could also "camp" at one of the Casinos. I know Wild Horse lets you park big RV's so I cant imagine a bus with curtains bringing any unwanted attention in the lot. Security roams the lot all night there and at Talking stick. Both are about equidistant from the campus and "free".
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that a casino parking lot is a great idea !!!

There are lots of them here, and all the folks on the TV commercials are having a good time and are real friendly too !
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great suggestions!!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure about that schedule?
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