Campsite Review: Saguaro Skies Campground is a military-only campground located on Luke Air Force Base in Glendale Arizona. It is a very nice campground.
This is a brand new RV park-style campground on a flat spot right behind the Commissary on Luke
Air Force Base. In true Air Force style, this is a very nice place. In the campground they have 61 full hookup campsites, all pull-through, all level, and all paved.
Here is an article written about our visit to Saguaro Skies Campground: Valley of the Sun
Saguaro Skies is a very nice campground.
Website: Saguaro Skies
Address: 1561 Thunderbird St, Luke AFB, AZ 85307
Link to Google Map for the area: Saguaro Skies
Phone Number/Reservations: 623-856-6267
This military campground accepts reservations 60 days in advance for active-duty personnel and 30 days in advance for other authorized patrons.
Here is the link to an article on authorized patrons: Who can stay at military campgrounds?
Reservations are highly recommended on holiday weekends in the winter.
Dates stayed: November 18 – 30, 2020,
Comfort: Temperatures were nice. Cool in the morning and pleasant for the rest of the day. In the late afternoon, nice in the shade.
Price Paid: $30/ night
Our Site: #23
Hook-ups: Full, Electric/Water/Sewer – 50 amp
Dump station: No dedicated dump station
Laundry: Yes (Free, a limited number of machines)
Potable Water: Yes
Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes
Cell service: Verizon – Strong Signal / AT&T – Strong Signal
Campsite Review: Saguaro Skies Campground insider info:
This is a new campground opened on September 1, 2020.
Some reference materials note that “RVs must use the South Gate” We discussed this with the guard at the Lightning Gate and he said that plenty of RVs use the Lightening Gate without difficulties. In our opinion, the Lightning Gate is much easier, if for no other reason other than it goes directly to the campground. The South Gate goes to the west side of the base and the campground is on the east side of the base. The Lightning Gate does have restricted hours.
There are no trains anywhere nearby. You would have problems hearing them over the noise the Fighter Jets make. This is an Air Force Base and during the day, plenty of jets fly into and out of the base. I think it is quieter than Nellis Air Force Base if for no other reason is that at Nellis, the jets fly directly over the campground.
All sites are pull-though. Due to the orientation and shade on the patio area, our favorite sites are #28 – 40. This becomes a much bigger issue in the late spring and early fall. Sites # 15 – 27 are least favored and the patio area will be in full sun for the entire day. The orientation of other sites are all equal, not as good as #28 – 40 and not as bad as #15 – 27. The handicap sites are located closer to the bathrooms and have more concrete than the other sites.
Don’t fall for any depictions of trees providing shade. All the trees are going to take plenty of time to grow big enough to make any shade.
Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa are quite a drive from the campground.
The campground is in easy walking distance to the commissary and exchange.
The area is good for walking or bike riding on very quiet streets on the base. The west side of the base has a car wash, auto hobby shop, and other services typical of other military bases.
Layout and Satellite Views
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