In 1863, German mining engineer Herman Ehrenberg was hired to survey a new town site along the Colorado River. The town, originally named Mineral City, began to grow in 1866, after a steamboat landing was established there. After Mineral City became large enough to win a post office in 1869, it was renamed Ehrenberg. At the start of the 20th century, railroads began to bypass the river as the major means of transporting goods. The town declined, and it lost its post office in 1913. Many of the pre 1900s buildings are gone having been replaced by worn out looking 1950s trailer parks.
- Great price, thanks to our Passport America discount
- 30 and 50 amp hookup, water and sewage
- Decent facilities: pool, hot tub, entertainment hall, cafe, rec room
- Laundry: $1.50 for wash, $1.25 for dry; adjacent to recreation room, so you can entertain yourself in the meantime
- A resort in the traditional sense
- Right next to the Colorado River.
- Close to cheap gas! $1.79 per gallon!
- Under renovation, there was loud construction less than 100 feet from our trailer
- You get 1 internet pass with your RV space. Additional internet passes cost $2 per day
- WiFi is pretty slow and intermittent
- Cellular data reception also intermittent
- Local things like food, coffee shops, and shopping are in the next town across the border.
- Odd cable TV hookup. They give you a cable box remote, because the cable box is located on the power outlet.
- Gravel RV park pads that are kind of even side to side, so use your levelers before unhooking your tow vehicle.
- Showers are small and a little awkward
Being on the Colorado river is pretty cool, but the “river-side” spots cost more, so we opted for a “premium” spot which is near the water but lack that river view. Our spot also happens to be near club house, which contains the laundry room, rec room, bathrooms, showers, cafe and entertainment hall. The are cheaper standard spots which are located near the pool, hot tub, main office building and the road. There are tent camp only and cabins for rent.
Guests can attend a variety of events and classes including yoga, RV tech talks, game nights, concerts…and yes that ever perennial favorite karaoke night. They also have a boat launch, a fishing spot and access to ATV trails. At the clubhouse, there’s also a cafe where they serve deli type foods.
The guests themselves are super friendly neighbors: quick to make friends with you and free flowing with advice on where to visit. The staff are equally friendly.
Beyond the RV park, there isn’t much and we had to drive to the nearby town of Blythe for groceries. Internet WiFi provided was pretty shoddy and his highly dependent on time of day due to local network traffic. I ran some tests and discovered that average speeds were 1.5 mbps up and down. Our poor Karma Hotspot had trouble finding a stable cellular data connection despite being in a 3G corridor. We could make cell phone calls just fine on our Republic Wireless phones, but cellular data was just not working reliably. Our best internet connection was at the only Starbucks in Blythe, which can get crowded by students doing homework.
The RV park is gated for security, but also houses a collection of mobile homes. The view from our trailer is pretty lame: construction vehicles and building materials. It looks like they are doing some kind of excavation work and the earth moving kinda gets loud. They only stopped on Sunday, so we got some quiet during the day.
Arizona Oasis pretty much meets our expectations and gets high marks for being the most friendliest RV park we’ve been to, but can’t get any higher due to poor internet connection and the loud renovations. I have to admit that wouldn’t stay here if had to pay full price.