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Trip Report: White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

Waddell, AZ


We arrived early on January 5th and left the morning of January 7th. This was our first-ever camping trip and our goals were to test out our trailer and learn how to use it.

We chose White Tank Mountain Regional Park because it’s only 30 minutes away from where we picked up our travel trailer, and it has electric and water hookups. Our primary goal was to test each appliance and try putting up the R-dome, which is a tent that attaches to the side of the trailer to provide more living space.

But it turns out this park is a great place to camp! We did end up focusing mostly on our trailer, but would come back here to visit because the environment is so nice. We never felt uncomfortable (as two married women with two toddlers) and everyone was friendly, from staff to fellow campers. It was very quiet and watching the sun rise in the morning over the desert was really peaceful.


We stayed in site #9, which was very level, had room for our R-dome, and included a fire pit, grill, and picnic table.

We squeezed in one short hike with the kids along the Ironwood Trail, using part of the Ford Canyon Trail to loop back to camp rather than doubling back on ourselves. Everything was really well-marked and maintained.


If you’re looking for a friendly but peaceful place to camp that has hookups and a few trails, this is a good spot. It cost us $30/night plus an $8 reservation fee. I recommend reserving a space for weekends because the camp was fully booked when we left Saturday morning.

Total miles on our pod: 402


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