During our recent trip south in early January this year, we found ourselves just past Lake Havasu, Arizona looking for a campground to stay overnight. It was getting dark when we noticed a large sign on the roadside indicating ?Camping Ten Dollars a Night at Lake Havasu Springs Resort?. We were not born yesterday, and suspected a catch but because of the time we decided to give it a try.
I stayed with the truck and 5th wheel while my wife went in to register. When she returned, she didn?t say much as we headed to the designated site. While setting up, I inquired as to the charge. She said that because we were not interested in a tour of the property (to purchase some sort of package) the price was $50 for the night. We were given no information on washrooms, garbage dumpsters, etc.
The site was tight to another RV and very poorly lit. In the morning I stopped at the office and voiced my displeasure at the price charged. I suggested that a fee of $35, in line with other parks, should a person not be interested in their tour. Lake Havasu is a pretty area, but I doubt that we will be back any time soon.
~ B & M Taylor, Campbell River, BC