RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks

Your Complete RV Camping Guide Including Fellow Camper Tips, Campsite Details, Maps, and More

Non-Fiction - Travel
301 Pages
Reviewed on 11/20/2018
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Author Biography

Jackie Brochman has worked in the electric utility industry as an electrical engineer for over 30 years. She has white water-rafted the Zambezi river in Zambia, ran a 50K (32-mile) trail race, participated in a fitness competition, and helped with power restoration following Hurricane Katrina. She and her husband live in Florida and have three grown children. They started out tent camping when the kids were little and now have a 20-foot travel trailer that they take camping as often as possible at state parks.

RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks is her first book in the Know Your Campground series.

Jackie’s passions in life include traveling, camping, and learning.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks is a nonfiction travel book written by Jacquelyn Brochman. Brochman is an avid camper who enjoys taking her travel trailer to state parks across the country. Arizona’s state parks are divided by their regional location within the state. There’s a map at the beginning of the book which shows all four regions and the fifteen state parks with their locations and nearby major highways. An at-a-glance table gives the number of spaces available, types and max length of sites, elevation, and whether wi-fi, satellite or cellular service is available for each park. The parks are listed alphabetically within each region. For each park, there are links for the park’s website, a campground map, weather information and a link for placing reservations. Brochman describes each park, gives directions to it, discusses optimal times to visit and gives a brief history of the area. Activities and events are also listed, as are comments made by campers. Brochman describes any camp stores and local services available.

I am also an avid camper and was pleased to discover Jacquelyn Brochman’s RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks. The statewide map helped me plan out future camping trips, and the information given about each of the parks helped me optimally refine my plans. I especially loved the fact that the author gives you links to see each campsite in full color before you make that reservation. She also shades the sites that campers liked the best, and shares warnings such as noise, proximity to sewage and other unpleasantness. As someone who travels with canine companions, I appreciated learning about each park’s policies on access to beaches and the presence of dog runs within the parks. This book is chock-full of information about Arizona’s state parks, their history and the wildlife that one may encounter, and the extensive set of links will eliminate surprises and give readers even more ideas on how to enjoy their camping trip. RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks is most highly recommended.

Gisela Dixon

RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks by Jacquelyn Brochman is a short, non-fiction travel book on tips for RV camping in Arizona. In this book, Jacquelyn basically covers everything one needs to know to go RV camping in the state parks in Arizona. The book is organized briefly into several short chapters including a guide on how to use this book, a detailed map of Arizona State Parks, a brief introduction that describes what information is covered in the book, and facts and information on 15 parks in each of the Northern, Western, Eastern, and Southern regions of Arizona State. There is also a brief author biography at the end.

I appreciated that RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks by Jacquelyn Brochman is written by someone who extensively camps in RVs herself. This gives a personal touch to the book and also means that a lot of this research and data has come from firsthand experience. This is definitely a very useful guide to people who are avid RV campers and would like information on state park RV camping all in one consolidated place. Readers should be aware though that the scope of the book is limited to state park camping only, although there may be other places besides state parks where one can camp. Jacquelyn is clearly passionate about this subject and her informal writing style makes this a fun and useful read for anyone interested in the RV camping lifestyle.

Mamta Madhavan

RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks: A Know Your Campground Series: Book 1 by Jacquelyn Brochman is a complete guide to all those readers who are interested in finding the Arizona State Park and campsite that is perfect for them. There are 31 state parks in Arizona and 15 of them have camping facilities for RVs. The book provides the following sections for each park: how to get there, when to go there, things to do in the park, things to do outside the park, park photos, campground details, and other useful information that is helpful to the camper. This handbook will help campers enjoy the natural beauty of Arizona and is also for all those who love the outdoors and outdoor activities.

The author handles the topic methodically, in detail and extensively, and gives all relevant information to readers to make their camping adventure an enjoyable experience. The RV camper comments are quite useful to readers before they set out on their camping adventure; it gives them an idea on what to expect based on the comments. The pictures, services information, campsite details, and fun activities are all helpful to the camper who is looking for details before their camping trip. The author's experiences as a devoted camper give credibility to this book and the details given simplify the journey, giving readers confidence to use it as a handy guide while going on their camping trips. The author also shares locations of grocery stores, gas stations, repair shops, addresses, phone numbers, GPS coordinates, links to campground maps and other services which enable to make your camping experience in Arizona State Parks a memorable adventure.

Christian Sia

RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks by Jacquelyn Brochman is the first book in A Know Your Campground Series, an informative book that not only entices readers to visit the Arizona State Parks but also provides them with tips on how to get the best camping experience. This book contains information related to fun things to do at the parks, the best time to visit, selecting the best camp, the best routes to drive into the camps and useful tips from campers speaking from their personal experiences. You will get maps and specific, must-know information about various parks across the entire region — Alamo Lake State Park, Buckskin Mountain State Park, Cattail Cove State Park, Lake Havasu State Park, River Island State Park, and many others.

I was impressed by the quality of research the author has put into this work, bringing up data and interesting facts that readers and fellow campers will want to know. Jacquelyn Brochman comes across as an expert in her field and the writing is passionate, packed with valuable information, and as I read through the work, I could feel the author's drive to provide useful information. The author lets her experience of the Arizona State Parks come across in the writing clearly. It feels like she is part of the environment she describes. RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks is written in a simple, easy-to-understand language and in a voice that carries the weight of experience with it.

Romuald Dzemo

In this first entry in A Know Your Campground Series, Jacquelyn Brochman gives readers useful tips and information they need about camping in Arizona State Parks. RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks is a must-read for campers and tourists considering the best spots in this area. The book features geographic details, things to do and what to look forward to, what to prepare and how to prepare, the best time to go camping and specific details that will help readers make informed choices when it comes to camping in the numerous parks in Arizona. The book covers several grounds, including Alamo Lake State Park, Buckskin Mountain State Park, Cattail Cove State Park, Lake Havasu State Park, River Island State Park.

RV Guide to Camping in Arizona State Parks is well researched, a vade-me-cum for both seasoned and first time campers and it offers tips from fellow campers as well. The formatting makes for a great and easy read that allows readers to scan through the text and choose just what interests them most, and the author uses links sparingly for additional information. The prose is simple and the statistics and details prove that the author knows what she is talking about. This book is designed for readers who enjoy camping and who want quick access to information. In fact, Jacquelyn Brochman makes readers feel as though they need no better guide when it comes to camping in Arizona State Parks, for she writes like someone who’s made a home there and who knows every nook and cranny in the area. It is professionally written and informative, filled with information every camper needs to know; it’s thorough and comprehensive.