17 June 2018

REVIEW: Apache Flats RV (Ft. Huachuca)

Apache Flats is one of our top ten RV parks (so far).  We were monthlies here in the Spring of 2014 and again in the Summer of 2016 - both times I was assigned to Ft. Huachcua.  It is on the military installation and only open to Active & Retired military. 

  • Wildlife everywhere! Roadrunners, javelinas, deer, Arizona Redbirds, hummingbirds, turkeys, lizards, snakes, bunnies, and a few domesticated cats.  
  • So many trails that can be accessed right from the RV park.  You could hike or ride for miles and miles without ever getting in your car. 
  • Huge sites with lots of privacy.
  • Quiet.  Very very quiet.  (Except at 0630 for reveille and 1630 for retreat)
  • Beautiful views.  Mountains everywhere.  
  • Big rig friendly; every site is a pull-thru with a nice flat concrete pad.
  • Some of the sites have a decent amount of shade.
  • At nearly 5,000 ft. of elevation, it stays much cooler than Tucson and Benson. 
  • Fast free WiFi; clean and inexpensive laundry facilities; 2 miles to the commissary & PX. 
  • Hmmmm......I've got nothing.
Beautiful sites at Apache Flats

Look at those views!
There is also a gate in the fence here that leads to the trails.

Plenty of shade from the Arizona sun!
Great layout - all pull-thru and surrounded by nature walks.

Sunrise at Apache Flats (from 2016)

If you're into birds - hummingbirds in particular - make sure you come in the spring during migration season.  Ft. Huachuca is smack in the middle of the hummingbird freeway of the San Pedro River Valley, and one of the only places you can volunteer to assist with bandingRamsey Canyon is another great place to see the wildlife and is just a short drive from Ft. Huachuca (but note that most of it is off-limits to dogs).   There are also at least two families of RoadRunners (is it "beep beep"? or "meep meep"??) who nest right in the RV park, and strut around like they own the place.   

If you're into wine, beer, breakfast or motorcycles (or like us, all four), then head out the "back gate" and take a leisurely drive to Sonoita.  Have a late breakfast at the Vinyard Cafe, make a few stops on the wine trail, maybe sit on the patio and enjoy the views over a beer at the Hop Farm.   

Best breakfast ever (and a gorgeous MC ride to get there)!
Wine with a view (from 2016)
Patio at the Hop Farm (from 2016)

And then there's Bisbee, just a short drive from the Fort.  There's a little something for everyone in Bisbee, whether you want to be a tourist, discover adorable little shops, get a workout in by climbing all the stairs, or just sit on a patio and drink beer.  About the same distance as Bisbee is Tombstone, the Wild West town that has been the set for many movies.  Tombstone is much more touristy and there's no brewery (but the American Legion Post serves up wicked cheap pitchers of Sam Adams with ice-cold mugs).  

One of our favorite places - Bisbee Brewing Co. (from 2016)

So yeah, bottom line, go to Apache Flats.  That is, if you are active or retired military.  😁