View of Queen Mine from back of the RV park

View of Queen Mine from back of the RV park

A super-small no-frills park in a GREAT location to visit the cool town of Bisbee in SE Arizona.

Link to park here: Queen Mine RV Park, Bisbee, AZ 
Link to map location here: Queen Mine RV Park, Bisbee, AZ

  1. Site quality = 2.5/5
    This park is squeezed into a small circle/ledge above the massive copper mine and main street, and site quality is not exactly the draw. Only 25 sites in total and they are all very close together arranged in a large circle around the parking area. All sites are level back-in dirt with no separation, no specific “sitting area”, 30 Amp/water/sewer and cable TV hookups. A select few sites (2-3) have picnic tables and a few of the edge sites are best suited for smaller rigs. The biggest draw to the park are the views. On left-hand side of park sites have full views of downtown Bisbee, while back-facing sites have views of the massive Queen Mine pit. You may be close enough to touch your neighbor, but your view will be lovely.
  2. Facilities = 4/5
    Very good facilities here. Nicely clean toilets and super-large (very spacious) showers with separate bench and pegs. Only slight ding is somewhat low water pressure, but otherwise the showers were hot and delightful.
  3. Amenities = 3.5/5
    Considering the mini-size of this park they actually have a decent set of amenities. There’s a small, very modern laundry room (2 machines), a small book-swap and info area, shared “picnic table” area and narrow dog run. Also free on-site WiFi which works reasonably well (the closer you are to the office the better it works).
  4. Location = 5/5
    Location is what this park is ALL about. Not only do you have very nice views of town (and the copper mine pit), but you are easy walking distance to everything in downtown Bisbee as well as crawling distance from the Queen Mine Tours (which also double as the Bisbee visitor center).
  5. Pet friendliness = 4/5
    Again, for a super-small park this spot is very dog friendly. There’s not much space to hang out with pooch at your site, but there’s a narrow on-site dog-run and you’re walking distance to everything in town. Bisbee has an unofficial “dog park” just down Brewery Ave and there are miles of open hiking above town at the end of OK Street.

Overall rating = 3.8
BONUS ALERT:
Park with a view of Queen Mine and walking distance to downtown Bisbee!

Summary: This place is all about location, location, location. It’s one of the smallest private parks we’ve ever seen -> only 25 sites in total squeezed into a small circle up a (very) steep hill at the south end of old Bisbee. Sites are basic dirt with not much in the way of separation or space and 30Amp/water/electric. It takes a bit of getting into especially with a big-rig, but once you’re squeezed in, you’ll have a great view of the surrounding area and you’ll be in the PERFECT spot to explore Bisbee. Also considering the teeny size the park has just about everything you need (laundry, showers, dog run, WiFi etc.) albeit on a small scale, plus the owners are super-friendly. Simply put, there’s no better place to stay if you want to spend time in Bisbee and once you’re here that’s exactly what you’ll want to spend your time doing. Walk down the hill to the mine tour, hike up the hill to the shrine, take the Bisbee 1000, stroll to a restaurant or crawl to a bar. It’s all right here and all easy to access. Park also has excellent monthly rates. This is not typically our kind of park, but given the views, good experience and great location we’d most definitely return.

Extra Info: Slightly finicky 3G Verizon signal, although it was stable with our external amp/antenna. On-site WiFi Internet works decently well (the closer you are to the office, the better). Sites cost $30/night for 30Amp/water/electric + cableTV. $450 (monthly rate).

Front view of our site and neighbors. We're in site #21. Site to left of us is empty.

Front view of our site and neighbors. We’re in site #21. Site to left of us is empty.

Side-view of our site. In this shot both sites next to us are empty. Bisbee town is in the back.

Side-view of our site. In this shot both sites next to us are empty. Bisbee town is in the back.

View from very back of RV park looking towards entrance. We're on right.

View from very back of RV park looking towards entrance. We’re on right with 2 empty sites next to us.

View from other end (entrance) of RV park. Site on left is best for smaller rigs.

View from other end (entrance) of RV park. Site on left is best for smaller rigs.

View of one of picnic tables at the sites (this is site #20). Only 2-3 sites have these.

View of one of the site picnic tables (this is site #20). Only 2-3 sites have these.

View of dog walk/run

View of dog walk/run

View of main office, laundry, showers and picnic area

View of main office, laundry, showers and picnic area

View of steep hill up to the park

View of steep hill up to the park

Lovely views of Bisbee from the right-side of the park

Lovely views of Bisbee from the right-side of the park. This was taken behind our site.

"Aerial" view of the park from a hill in Bisbee. See the circle with the sites? Queen mine is in the back.

“Aerial” view of the park from a hill in Bisbee. See the circle with the sites? Queen mine pit is in the back.

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2 Responses to RV Park Review – Queen Mine RV Park, Bisbee, AZ

  1. Mollie Pippen Folmar says:

    Where can I read your wisdom about an external Wi-Fi antennae?……been a problem more and more….

    :-) Thanks Mollie

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