While there lots of options to store your boat or RV in the Phoenix Metro area, the newest Carefree Covered RV Storage facility in Queen Creek, Arizona is best suited for travelers trying to get to Interstates 8 or 10. For example, from this new location at 2897 E Combs Road, it is less than an hour’s drive to I-10 at Casa Grande, AZ.
Once on I-10, travelers going West, can exit onto I-8. This Interstate highway runs from Casa Grande through Yuma, AZ and all the way to the Pacific Ocean ending just above San Diego, CA. Along the border between Arizona and California, are a couple of Arizona State Park camping and boating options via State Route 95 North off of I-8: Buckskin Mountain and River Island.
Buckskin Mountain State Park
This Arizona State Park is along the Parker Strip - an 18-mile stretch on the Colorado River between the Parker and Headgate Dams. This park features 60 tent campsites with water and 30-amp electric and 21 riverfront RV sites with full hookups.
As far as boating, the park has an onsite 2-lane boat ramp. Boaters who are also camping are asked to park their vehicles and boat trailers back at their campsite. Day pass users can park in the parking lot reserved for their use. Keep in mind that because California and Arizona both border the Colorado River, boaters must be familiar with boating regulations of both states.
River Island State Park
This park is also on the Colorado River and close to the Buckskin Mountain Park. It features 37 campsites of which eight are beachfront and suitable for tents or RVs up to 24 feet in length. They also have another 29 sites that can handle big rigs. Ten of these sites are back-in with the remaining 19 sites pull-through. If camping between April 1 and Sept 30th, a two-night minimum stay is required on weekends; a three-night minimum on the weekends of Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day.
As far as boating, this park has a 3-lane ramp available, along with 20 spaces in the launch ramp parking lot for trailers and vehicles. And of course, because this park is also located on the Colorado River, the same rules apply as far as knowing the boating regulations of both California and Arizona.
Back on I-10 …
For those continuing South on I-10 from Casa Grande, it is an hour to Tucson. At Tucson, I-10 turns East and is an easy drive to several Arizona State Parks with campgrounds, including Picacho Peak and Kartchner Caverns.
As you are heading down I-10, this State Park is hard to miss with its 1,500-foot peak projecting out of the desert floor. Of the state parks in this article, this one is the closest to our new RV storage facility in Queen Creek. Because this campground is located in the Sonoran Desert, it is a much different experience than Buckskin Mountain, River Island or Kartchner Caverns listed below. Picacho Peak features 85 campsites suitable for either tents or RVs, however, all sites only have electricity available. Both back-in and pull-through sites are available for RVs. Water and a dump station are available in the park, but not provided at any of the campsites. The main attractions at this park are wildflowers, wildlife viewing and stargazing.
This state park is as unique as it gets for Arizona – it has its own underground caverns that can be explored via guided tours. All campsites have electric hookups and water, with a dump station on site. Back-in sites can accommodate RVs up to 35’ and have 30-amp electrical hookups. Pull-through sites handle big rigs up to 60’combined length and have both 30 and 50-amp electric hookups.
As far as the cave tours are concerned, there are three. The two standard tours are the Rotunda/Throne and Big Room; these tours are 1 ½ and 1 ¾ hours in duration, respectively. The third tour is a specialty one called the Helmet & Headlamp, and it is 1 ¼ hours in duration. Tour reservations are recommended for all tours.
Come home to Carefree Covered RV Storage
After you’ve explored the many parks close to our new location in Queen Creek Arizona, you’ll need somewhere to safely store your RV. Here at Carefree Covered RV Storage, we’ve always got your back, on the road and off. So pull up, park, and celebrate peace of mind when you’re in between adventures.
Check out our facility video and tour, then stop by, and we’ll get your rig set up. When you store your recreational vehicles with us, you’ll enjoy secure, quality covered RV storage with our extensive camera video surveillance, along with 365-day automated access with our phone gate app, charging outlets, propane filling station, free wifi, free self RV wash, and free sewer dump. We’ve even got complimentary bags of ice!
At Carefree Covered RV Storage, you’re guaranteed peace of mind, protection, and personalized, old-fashioned service. We make it easy for you to rent and make payments online, maintain your vehicle, and get on the road — so that you can keep living the carefree life with the whole family!
If you are looking for a safe, secure place to store your boat or RV with easy access to I-10 and beyond, check out our new Carefree Covered RV Storage facility in Queen Creek, AZ.