Desert Breeze Travel Camp

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Location

Installation
Yuma Army Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ
GPS Coordinates
32.863434, -114.444892
Location Information
Yuma Army Proving Grounds, AZ
RV Gate Coordinates
32.859836, -114.443684

Directions

Directions
FROM EAST: Exit I-8 at Exit 12 and go North on S. Fortuna Ave. approx. 2 miles, then right on US-95. Follow US-95 approx. 10.5 miles and turn left onto the Imperial Dam Rd. (2 large cannons at this corner). -- FROM WEST: Exit I-8 at Exit 2 and go East on US-95 approx. 20.5 miles and turn left onto Imperial Dam Rd. (2 large cannons at this corner). -- BOTH: Follow Imperial Dam Rd. West (go past the gate with the Huey helicopter on display) approx. 5.5 miles and turn right into gate. Turn left at A Street, across from the gas station. You'll see the campground and signs a block down. Pull into a marked RV parking lot on the right, which is next to the dump. The campground office is across the street from the dump, but there's no room for an RV to park there. Office is open Mon - Fri, 0800-1700hrs. If arriving after hours, see the camp host, which the site # is marked on the office door.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(928) 328-3989
Fax Number
(928) 328-3580
Mailing Address
301 C St, Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona 85365
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations not accepted. However, you can "prepay" for a specific site for the months of September and October only.
Internet Access
Free wi-fi, DSL connection, dial-up, and a computer to use is available in the new recreation room.
Mail Forwarding
USPS/FedEx/UPS/DHL: (Your name), c/o Desert Breeze T.C., 301 Cedar Grove Rd. (Site #), Yuma, Az. 85365
Pet Information
Limit of 2 pets. There are restrictions on breeds of dogs. Call campground for details.
Campground Information
Dump station near campground. 7 month stay limit, then out for at least 2 months before returning.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Auto Center, Basketball, Bowling, Tennis, Arts & Crafts shops, Propane, Skate park, Horseshoes.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Equestrian
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of Site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
113
W/20,30,50A/S/CATV
$30
$130
$375

Other Information

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Weather Information

A popular winter destination near the Colorado River in a Desert area near California and Mexico. 30 Miles north of Yuma and 27 miles north of Yuma Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS). The Colorado River has numerous irrigation canals and hundreds of small lakes with excellent boating, fishing, swimming and water skiing opportunities.

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April 21, 2016

We arrived at 1430 in the afternoon, no one in the office, just a sign saying "Running Errands". Went camp host, no one there, later she explained that he works elsewhere full time. The gal running the office finally showed at 1525. Said she was fixing. Dryer somewhere. Was going to get the cable box for $60 deposit until she handed me the application for renting the box, it was as long as a New Car contract. I said forget it. Asked if I wanted the WIFI code, I said sure, never did get it. Called back to the office and she was gone at 4pm, door says open till 1630. Door also says 1230-1330 is for running errands. Sorry never again.

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2016

This place is a decent stay. Big, roomy sites with cement pads. There are NO picnic tables. Laundry facilities are rather pricey and there is not "plenty" of them. There's been a few times where you have to wait because they're all being used. Not a big deal though. Rec room is clean, nicely kept. Mail delivery is awesome.  UPS and FEDEX will both deliver right to your campsite. The commissary is very small and also rather pricey. It's also closed every Sunday and Monday. There is NO diesel, so be sure to fuel up in town.  Which brings me to the biggest downfall, the base is 20 miles out of town, so that can be a bit of a pain. Another problem is the people who don't clean up after their dogs. Feces is fairly common. Some people allow their dogs to bark needlessly. There are rattlesnakes so be careful around trees and bushes. 
All in all its a good place to stay. We'd come back here again.

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February 2016

Arrived late afternoon and promptly met by Camp Host, after we went around the block because we saw the “RVs Park Here” sign on the right side of the road across from the office too late.  He took our basic information and settled us in.  We had choice of several sites but since only staying a few nights opted for the electric and water only site ($20 per night).  (Price does seem a bit high considering what the long term folks end up paying per night for full hook-ups.)  Having said that will add that there is a nice large club house (pool tables, TV room, book swap library, computers & printer, exercise machines, etc.), plenty of pay washers & dryers, and shower house.  Also can get Wi-Fi in the RV.  Staff was friendly and helpful.  Commissary is small and Exchange is a small shopette affair.  The cantonment area is quiet and appears sort of laid back.  Other RVers gave a friendly wave or a good morning, good vibes from this place.  Is a distance out of Yuma but the drive is tolerable.  If interested in history of the southwest, this is a must visit location.

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(Updated: November 15, 2015)
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November 2015

Nice place to stay. It's quite a ways out of town so be prepared to travel if you want to go anywhere off base. Everything was very clean and the lady running the office is super nice. Large sites, friendly with activities going on most every weekend. I'd stay here again.

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(Updated: May 29, 2015)
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4.2
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4.0
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4.0

WINTER 2015

This is an awesome run facility. The Mgr is probably the best in the entire MWR system. If you go you will find clean facilities, friendly people and a true sense of community during the winter season. As far as HOMESTEADING? it doesn't exist, this is a winter haven for many and being remote in my opinion, requires the ability to stay for an extended time. I am willing to bet you CAN HAVE ANY SITE IN THE PARK FOR THE 4th of July holiday! The price/value is outstanding, the Wi-Fi is better than most places and the FREE cable tv is a real benefit.

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Dec 14, 2014

30$ a day what! And they are homesteading too. Only 375 for a month. Should be 900$ a month. Oh but you can stay 7 months. WHAT!!!! It should be the same price for everyone. Are they discriminating against personnel trying to enjoy this travel camp for a couple of days. They must want personnel to live there. Don't care if your retired or active duty military or DOD. Its MWR.... (it should be) 30 days stay period. Military active duty only get 30 days leave. No personnel is suppose to live there. MWR should not let anyone stay more than 30 days at any RV Camp. Not fare for personnel who want to enjoy these places. If you like the way it is now, then have (10 of the best site) available too walk inns always open. 24/7/365. Oh and everyone pays the some price per night.!!!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4.7
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5.0

11 June 2014

AprilWhine please verify that you have your facts correct before you make blanket comments such as this regarding occupied by civilian contractors working on base. Four long-term slots are occupied by active duty military that are assigned to Yuma Proving Ground. Please correct me if I am wrong but they have priority on base. Five others are retired military. Two individuals work for the Army and three are working for contractors. All the long-term are either active duty or retired military and have the same rights as you regarding staying at the travel camp. I found the long-term residents rather pleasant. The active duty will receive a space before any retiree or DoD civilian. That is their right as was yours before you retired. I have stayed at the travel camp and it is still a peaceful quite place to visit. Stop whining if you don’t want to share the travel camp with active duty military. Don’t stay there! Find somewhere else to stay. You will not find anything in the Yuma area as reasonable as Desert Breeze.

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December 2013

Desert Breeze was a wonderful campground but this time I can see the beginning of it's downhill slide. One row of the campground has now been given over to long term renters, trailers occupied by civilian contractors working on base. Probably won't be long until this "recreational facility" will be entirely occupied by homesteaders. Too bad!

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23 Nov - 1 Dec 2013

We had a short stay here for a week. It was a great experience. It is a bit out of the way but it is nice and quiet. The host and staff were very helpful. Everyone in the park was friendly. The WiFi worked very well. They have a gob of washers and dryers. A great benefit here is the discount for staying a week, or month instead of just having a daily rate. More Fam Camps need to do that. We look forward to returning in the future.

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(Updated: June 19, 2012)
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25 May 2012

Stayed two weeks & will return. Host is very friendly & seems to enjoy her job. Spaces are good size,rec. room large laundry/rest rooms/shower area decent and everything clean. Located about 20-30 min to down town Yuma & a short drive to the river.

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(Updated: February 29, 2012)
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Feb 19, 2012

Great Reviews but RUDE host on Hot Sunday evening. Beware, and be prepared. We tried to get information and all we could get was the campground is closed and no Dry Camping for the night. They said drive down the road and dry Camp in desert which was not pleasant answer. No guidance whatsoever were to go and we tried to get answers. So, if this happens to you. Drive further down the road and dry camp at the Imperial Dam road (turn right) to BLM Land. Keep on paved part almost to end and turn left and you will see register station, etc. If not sure ask anyone. These are boon doggers and all will help you out. Not like the sour puss base host at Yuma Proving Ground. This is a great secret run by BLM with water, waste and dumps. Also bathrooms and quarter shower which are clean. Cost is $40 for 14 days and what a steal. You are within 15 minute drive to Post for logistics. The Post has outstanding facilities, small but good. Also Post has big rig propane but not Diesel. The do have RV wash and Car wash along with Laundry Mat behind gas station. Recommend BLM dry camping and we stayed 17 days, got new glasses full exam $95 and two crowns $300 across border in Mexico. Ask the boon doggers at the BLM where to go? Also, if you are not into dry camping and need that power. Still head down the road past the Imperial Dam turn off and you will see several places along the road within 20 miles, which have power and maybe full hook ups. One is at another Laguna Dam and you cannot miss it which is about 10 miles beyond the Imperial Dam turn off.

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(Updated: February 08, 2012)
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Feb 2012

Visiting this area for the first time, I found the staff to be the friendliest and nicest people we have come across in the past few months. They are very accommodating to the needs of the travelers. Very fair price, wonderful facilities in the camp and on the installation. There is a nice commissary bowling alley and small exchange. Be sure to visit the museum, there is a tremendous amount of history to see; and within walking distance from the campground! AK Hank

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(Updated: February 08, 2012)
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4.9
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Jan/Feb 2012

Hello... I have attempted to stop here recently. Two occasions and darn all full up. So they are frequently maxed out this time of year. Staff are absolutely upbeat and positive. So I passed through with using the RV dump and filling my water tanks. When I did get a tour of the facility it was very well appointed. So YUP on my to do list someday. Charles, WIN 3192

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December 20-26, 2011

R.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Sites are level, graveled with cement pads on the side. Nicely maintained. Multi-purpose room has computers, wi-fi, television, pool tables, very large lounge areas. Laundry room/showers clean. Base has a fitness center, bowling alley, swimming pool, various cafes. The only empty sites when we were there were the designated "weekly" sites. There were two pull-through sites with no sewer, so I suppose those are for over-nighters. The YPG Heritage Center was closed for the holiday. YPG is 20 miles from Yuma, off Highway 95. The "commute" is worth it for the value and comfort of staying at this camp.

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(Updated: January 16, 2012)
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4.9
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Dec 20, 2011 - Dec 26, 2011

Sites are level, graveled with cement pads on the side. Nicely maintained. Multi-purpose room has computers, wi-fi, television, pool tables, very large lounge areas. Laundry room/showers clean. Base has a fitness center, bowling alley, swimming pool, various cafes. The only empty sites when we were there were the designated "weekly" sites. The YPG Heritage Center was closed for the holiday. YPG is 20 miles from Yuma off Highway 95. The "commute" is worth it for the value and comfort of staying at this camp.

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(Updated: December 21, 2011)
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4.7
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5.0
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5.0

Dec 11, 2011 - Jan 11 2012

Have been here little over a week now and we are pleased with the campground and the office personnel. The Army here still require vehicle registration for the motor home and tow vehicle, but have had 100% ID checks each time we come on base. Monthly price has raised from $325 to $340, but I still think you can't beat the price. Some people have complained that it is so far away from Yuma, but 20 minutes or so doesn't seem that long to me. Easy in and out for any size rig at the AAFES gas station/shoppette about 4 blocks away and same thing for LP. Am staying in a 36 foot motor home, pulling a Chevy Colorado and would definitely stay here again.

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(Updated: January 16, 2011)
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Dec 6, 2010 - Jan 27, 2011

For the price, this camp is not worth visiting DC=$20. FH 25 day 125 week and m 325. The closest shopping is 30 miles away in Yuma. The Commissary is so small it is not worth going to. Biggest problem with this facility is the wind always blowing at 7mph + everyday. It is quiet and level parking is the best I can say about camp. Will not return next winter.

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(Updated: January 10, 2011)
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4-11 January 2011

Outstanding, quiet, user friendly with great on base facilities available. This the second time we have stayed here and, without a doubt, we will be back next Christmas/New Years and for the month of January.

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Mar 2010

This is the first military cg we have stayed in, but it will not be the last. We called ahead (by about 2 hours) and had our choice of several spots (and we are 60' total) when we arrived. The manager (Diane) was out the week we were there, but the host was first rate and made sure we had everything we needed. It seemed like we were the only ones who were not snowbirds, and everyone was happy to see new faces. Although the base amenities are minimal, Yuma and the USMC base are 20 minutes away. We have nothing but good things to say about YPG, including the size of the sites--they are huge (and we have slides on both sides) and I could still drop the gate on the toyhauler. Recommended to everyone. Ardi and Miriam

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(Updated: December 22, 2011)
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3.3
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Jan 2010

The CG is clean. well run. Diane is to be highly commended for running a tight ship...they are expanding the laundry room. Sites are almost slide-out-to-slide-out tight. WiFi is available in the rec room and short distance away. Town (Yuma) is way away over 20 miles...makes it a journey to go to movies, do serious shopping or medical. ATT and ATT air cards do not work until you get off the base about 4 miles. There is no PX. just a small shopette...it is ok but not fully stocked like Fort Huachuca for example. The commissary is small (no deli)...but ok for fundamentals. The gym is small, but still full- weights and cardio machines are brand new --in fact open the doors.. the newness seems a little toxic. I think this is a more realistic review. We would give it a 3.5; Huachuca, for example, gets 5.0 across the board. El Centro gets 3.0 very noisy...sites are very packed in. We have a TT with Toyota Tundra TV. Rich and Stefanie

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