After Tucson, we planned on heading to San Diego next. However, it was pretty long drive, so we decided to stop for a week in Yuma, Arizona. While researching places to stay in Yuma, Blue Sky RV Resort was one of the few parks that did not specify that you had to be 55+ to stay there.
We got there on a Sunday and the office was closed, but the camp host came rolling over in his golf cart to greet us. We had a reservation, and he lead us to our site. The sites are level asphalt. The pull-thru site we were in was really long and could have easily been divided into two sites.
Even though it wasn’t listed as a 55 and older park, we were the youngest ones there by a good 30 years. Our sweet neighbor, Shirley, came over to welcome us when we arrived. One of the first things she said to us was “Ya’ll are too young to be campin’!”
Most of the other RVers there were seasonal snowbirds who come down for the winter every year. We’ve had a bad experiences with parks that have a lot of seasonal or full-time residents, but Blue Sky RV Resort was very well maintained and the residents were all friendly. There were a lot of activities planned for the residents. An event was scheduled in the Recreation Building almost every day of the week. Shirley (very persistently) invited us to several bingo nights. We gave in and went one evening. It was actually a lot if fun even though we didn’t win anything.
There is a nice list of amenities at Blue Sky. They have a large Clubhouse/Billiards Room with a pretty impressive book exchange. There is a pool and hot tub, which we frequented since it was over 90 degrees when we were there. It was always busy, but we found that if we went around 5, when all the older people eat dinner, we could have the place to ourselves if we were lucky. There is a nice laundry room that was one of the more reasonably priced washers and driers that I have seen. There is free wifi in the laundry room and club house, but not at the RV sites. That didn’t matter too much to us though, since we have our own Verizon hot spot.
One of the bonuses of this RV Park is that they had two single-steam recycling dumpsters. This is a hug deal for us since we almost never throw away anything that can be recycled and have a terrible time finding places to take it. When we do find recycling it usually needs to be sorted, which is fine, but not ideal for a small living space.
Blue Sky RV Resort is a nice park in Yuma that gave us a little taste of what it would be like to be retired. Honestly, that kind of “Monday night is bingo night” life seems a little monotonous and boring to us, but to each their own. Regardless, if we would recommend Blue Sky to anyone for a short stay in Yuma – and if you’re under 55, a short stay is all you need, trust us!
Blue Sky RV Park
10247 S. Frontage Rd.
Yuma, AZ 85365