Jul 13, 2019: Locations of the Week

The RVTravel.com Newsletter publishes a pair of our locations every week. The two locations below were published on Jul 13, 2019.

Southcentre Mall
Overnight RV Parking: Yes
Address
142 100 Anderson Rd. SE
Calgary, AB T2J 3V1
Phone
(403) 225-9100
Last Update
2020-06-06
GPS Coordinates
50.951178, -114.062414
Site #
8684
Comments
Jun 06, 2020: RVer report confirms 6 earlier reports from Apr 2011 thru June 2019. Overnight RV Parking is allowed. Upon arrival, at Security Desk. Follow signage in mall to Admin/Security office. They will issue you a windshield pass, good for 1 night only. Parking limited to one night in any 30 day period. Park in SE lot, which is just SW of CIBC Bank; park in NW corner of this lot, near recycling location. Don't obstruct traffic lanes. Lighted, level, with possible street/highway noise. Regular security patrols in lot. More than 25 eating places in and surrounding mall.
Directions
Hwy 2, Exit 243, then W on Anderson Rd ~ 2.1 mi to mall on R. Mall is in NE quadrant of jct of Anderson Rd & McLeod Trail


FR 525 Dispersed Camping (USFS)
Overnight RV Parking: Yes
Address
Off SR 89-A
Cottonwood, AZ 86336
Phone
USFS Office: (928) 203-2900
Last Update
2021-04-22
GPS Coordinates
34.841151, -111.907882
Site #
20040
Comments
Apr 22, 2021: RVer report confirms 8 earlier reports from Aug 2016 thru Jan 2021, & info provided by US Forest Service. Overnight RV Parking & dispersed camping are allowed only on the portion of FR 525 starting ~ 2.0 mi N of intersection with SR 89-A & extending ~ 4.9 mi N to intersection with Boynton Pass Rd (FR152C). Our map pointer is 2 mi N of SR 89-A. We recommend scouting this road in toad or tow vehicle before taking RV there. (This USFS Land does not fall under USFS Forest Closure Order # 09-249, which has eliminated camping near the Verde Valley Thousand Trails preserve.) Level, or near enough to be easily manageable; unlighted. Appears safe, with possible dune buggy traffic during the day. One RVer advised against leaving a camping chair out to reserve your spot, as here this means 'FREE CHAIR - TAKE ME.' Open all year. No reservations, first come, first served. Maximum stay: 14 days. 2021 rate: Free.
Directions
From SR 89-A, ~ 8.9 mi NE of jct with SR 260 at Cottonwood, AZ, or ~ 9.7 mi SW of jct with SR 179 at Sedona, AZ, turn NW on FR 525 & go at least 2.0 miles to as far as 5.9 miles, to open dispersed camping along this 3.9 mile section of FR 525. We recommend scouting this road in toad or tow vehicle before taking RV there. Our map pointer is 2 mi N of SR 89-A.





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