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Quail Song Ranch

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· Tucson, Arizona
5 acres
1 site
1 RV
This property was once a part of the very large Garcia Cattle Ranch. There is a small portion of the Garcia family’s home still standing directly across Manville Road. Pima County owns the land across the street, but many people stop to look at the old adobe wall that remains. When we moved on this land in December of 2018, we decided not to bulldoze the property clear. Instead, we decided to clear weeds and invasive bufflegrass by hand in order to keep the numerous mesquite and ironwood trees and shrub such as creosote and desert broom. We’ve also been judicious about not removing too much of the cactus. You’ll see hummingbirds, quail and morning doves everyday. Roadrunners are plentiful, too. There are Coopers Hawks, Red Tail Hawks and we’ve even seen Caracara on occasion. On warmer days there are small lizards roaming around. They are the preferred food for our roadrunners. You'll hear the howls of Coyotes  in the evenings and if you're lucky, you may also see Javalinas (collared peccary).   Learn more about this land: 50 Amp RV spot with water and sewer 3 miles from the Saguaro National Park! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sonoran Desert. Also nearby is the Desert Museum, and the magnificent Gates Pass where watching the sunset is a breathtaking experience. You'll find hiking trails, mountains and a wide variety of desert life nearby. This property is a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the Arizona Wildlife Federation.  Quail, doves, roadrunners and cardinals are among the daily visitors here. Javelina stop by during the winter months. Outdoor hot tub is available for your use, weather permitting. Cell phone reception is good for AT&T and Verizon. There are 20+ local television stations via your antenna. While we are in the country, there is gas, LP and convenience stores nearby. A Walmart Superstore and other major retail stores are about a 20 minute drive away.
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Tucson, Arizona, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by David Z.Joined in February 2020
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26 ratings · 23 reviews
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Ruben S.recommends
December 31, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
David and his wife are nice and welcoming Hipcamp hosts. Our family consists of 2 adults, 2 kids (2 and 4 y/o), and our dog. The site was perfect for our family needs. Our dog was able to tour the grounds and a vacant lot across the road to take care of his business. There was a nice serving of bird feed so the first morning after our arrival we woke up to an amazing amount of birds feeding. That was fun to see. We had one short night of rain, plenty of morning with dew…that always brings the fresh scent of Creosote out. Loved it. As some reviews mention the site is next to a road and neighbors. We didn’t need any white noise machines to address traffic noise. We slept just fine. There is also a sheet metal partition/wall providing some privacy from neighbors. Overall I thought the traffic on this side road was way less than the other available RV camps close to high traffic roads and freeways. Depending how hard core one is, Saguaro NP is within walking/running, or biking distance. We’d stay here again.
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Erin J.recommends
November 27, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Big & relatively private
Well kept site with full hookups. Big site and was easy to get to on good roads. A little close to a busy road, but not so close that I was concerned about the kids or dog playing outside the trailer. Road noise during the day, but very little traffic at night. Very dark skies great for stargazing. Close to lots of hiking and mountain biking trails. Also visited Old Tucson Studios, which was only 20 minutes away. The Desert Museum is also a must see and is even closer.
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Kris S.recommends
November 19, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Great site
I liked the secluded feeling their site offers. The beautiful landscape was nice to relax in. My cat enjoyed watching all the birds. David and his wife and very accommodating hosts, and extremely easy to work with. There was a bit of road noise and dog chatter, but it was tolerable and I'd def stay here again.
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Nikki Y.recommends
November 15, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Great location just 3 miles from Saguaro National Park. Full hook-ups are great if needed. One spot is close to the road so there is some road noise but it didn’t bother me at all, and it was quiet at night - so no issues sleeping. David was kind and friendly. I would stay again for sure.
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David K.recommends
October 23, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
David’s place was perfect for us. It is near a fairly busy road, so there was some road noise. But it wasn’t enough to matter. We watched the stars for a while and then slept like babies! The place is pristine, level, easy to find and get into, and the proximity to the saguaro national park can’t be beat! Also, David was very responsive, accommodating and friendly. We will definitely be back!!
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Brenae B.recommends
October 5, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Exactly as described! The native plants and bird feeder at the site was a lovely bonus. We enjoyed being so close to Saguaro NP. Awesome saguaros so close!!
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Gerald W.recommends
August 28, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Campfire with friends
David was very communicative and helpful through the booking process. The site is situated in a beautiful part of town and the space is very quiet. Perfect for a peaceful night under the stars.
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Katelyn G.recommends
May 11, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Close proximity to Saguaro NP west
Great spot for our 24ft RV. Level ground and there were so many birds in the gardens there. The visitors centre at Saguaro NP West is only a scenic 10 minute drive away. Some trailheads even closer. The Desert Museum is only 15 minutes drive. Great communication from David. Property was easy to find. Would stay again
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Dolores D.recommends
April 20, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
David was very helpful. Great spot. Beautiful scenery
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Esteban A.recommends
April 13, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Perfect spot for the night
David provided a safe, clean, easy to get to location for us to stay for the night on our road trip. His property was beautiful along with the surrounding location. The site was flat and the hookups were easily accessible.
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Roy O.recommends
April 10, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Everything about camping at David's place was stellar! It was our second visit and, if we go back to the area, we'll camp there again.
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Wayne D.recommends
April 7, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Great full hookup stay!!
David is a great host and the RV site is level. The property has amazing wildlife to observe. It’s close to a road but it’s quiet at night. Super close to the Sajuaro national park and desert museum. Would stay there again!
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Paul H.recommends
March 27, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
A good spot west of Tucson
A nice spot, super convenient for exploring Sagauro National Park and the Sonoran Desert Museum, both within 10 minutes of the camp site. Dave is super nice, even provided a fire pit. You're right off a prett busy road, but it quiets down at night. T-Mobile cell service is fair, we were able to watch Netflix via our phone's hotspot. We would stay here again.
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Jessy Ann L.recommends
March 22, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
We really liked David’s spot. Near west part of Saguaro NP, full hookup and services plus a sky full of stars. We enjoyed our short stay and definetly recommend!
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Deb E.recommends
March 21, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Pros and Cons
Many positive things about this site. It is very clean and level with good hook ups, lovely ironwood trees, birds, and very nice hosts. The negatives are the road noise since it is quite close to the road and the lack of privacy since there are neighbors all around and it’s so visible from the road. Would we stay there again? Yes! It has a very nice quality about it and it is mostly quiet at night.
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Roy O.recommends
March 12, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
The site was well laid out with plenty of room for our TT and our TV. David was a great host with lots to share about the area and his place. With close proximity to the Saguaro National Park, the views were spectacular!
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Jason L.recommends
March 6, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Great campsite for two weeks. Very quiet. (Yes, there’s road noise, but it’s not too much with a white noise machine and it dies down at night.) Hot tub was much appreciated. Excellent location to the parks. Dave and his wife are very accommodating. We’d absolutely stay here again.
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Anna R.recommends
February 20, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Great overnight FHU spot for us. Enjoyed being away from the city. Dave greeted us shortly after our arrival to ensure we had all we needed. We camped here in a 37' 5th wheel. Getting in and setting up was easy. Took a little wiggling to get turned around, but definitely doable. 😀
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Andrew H.recommends
February 2, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
David’s land was a great spot to setup for a few days and catch-up on work. It had water, electric, and sewer hookup as well as decent wifi. There was also a nice hot tub area. David stopped by to check if everything was ok, highly recommend!
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Alexandra T.recommends
January 29, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
We stayed one lovely night here on our way to California. Pros: David is such a nice guy and clearly cares about the comfort and convenience of his guest. A great space to park with hook ups , water, accesible trash and recycling bins. Very pretty desert property. Decent cell phone range for Verizon. SAFE neighborhood… which is huge! Cons: There is road noise. Not an incredibly busy road and it quiets down later at night , however, the spot is right next to the road. Our white noise machine helped. It is in a neighborhood so not a private spot to park with the next door neighbors right by us. This didn’t bother us one bit..just a heads up, though. We kept getting kicked off the wifi. It could have been our phones. Thank goodness there is decent cell reception. We highly recommend David’s place. This is definitely a spot that we will return to next time we are in Tucson … hopefully for longer than one night. ☺️
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Michelle O.recommends
January 27, 2022
Saguaro RV Site
Great place to stay with full hook ups, close to parks for hiking, and host is super friendly and accommodating. My only downside was road noise. Still a wonderful 5 night stay.
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Aavery N.recommends
December 12, 2021
Saguaro RV Site
Beautiful property, it feels like a little oasis where you can unwind. 5 min from the saguaro national park, and 30 min from Tucson. Our host was kind and welcoming, the spot easily fit our 35 foot fifthwheel with room to spare. It was so nice and relaxing, after having been on the road for days it was exactly the break we needed. We'll definitely stay here again if we're ever in the area! I'd give it 6 out of 5 stars if I could.
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Loanne K.recommends
November 25, 2021
Saguaro RV Site
Sonoran Desert Retreat
My HipCamp home this last week which was once part of the Garcia Cattle Ranch of Pima County, adobe home still standing. A labor of love, DiAnne and David have maintained this wildlife habitat and created a restful retreat in the Sonoran Desert. Meditation gardens, bird habitats, hot tub and Wi-Fi. What else could one want! The sunset through the branches of an old ironwood tree is the view from my RV.
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