Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park RV & Campground Guide

Arizona

The Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park once served as the provisions supplier in the area for the U.S. Army; it supplied a total of 14 different posts in Arizona, Utah, Nevada and Texas. At peak levels, the depot could hold six months' worth of supplies and goods. The principal stock buildings from that area still stand and are the main draw of the park.

The park is situated above the Colorado River and offers some great views of the river and California and Arizona landscapes. If you will be visiting the area between April and October, expect high temperatures that reach into the 100s and lows in the 60s, 70s and 80s. For the most pleasant weather, plan your visit to the park between mid-November to March when the temperatures never go above the 70s and can even drop into the 40s.

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Weather
Spring 55-106 F
Summer 70-110 F
Fall 42-93 F
Winter 44-83 F
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Nearby Cities
Yuma, AZ
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

There is no camping within the borders of Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park. In the area, however, there are plenty of RV parks to choose from, especially if you are age 55 or older. 

If you need an RV rental for your visit to Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, then check out RVshare's rental page. You'll find a long list of RVs available at great prices.

The Caravan Oasis Resort

The Caravan Oasis Resort has a mix of full-timers and short-term RV renters. It contains 510 spots and offers some great views of the area. Pricing starts at $51.22 per night. Discounts are available for Good Sam and Passport America members and long-term stays.

• Water hookup: Yes; potable water is available

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Two swimming pools, barbecue picnic area, hammock park, hot tubs, clubhouse

Sun Vista RV Resort

Sun Vista RV Resort has top-of-the-line amenities and plenty of them. There are many events in this active community near downtown Yuma. Pricing starts at $51 per day with long-term discounts available.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Two-story rec center, music and card room, heated pools, computer lab

Bonita Mesa RV Resort

Bonita Mesa RV Resort is a clean and well-maintained facility packed with amenities and things to do. It has some of the best reviews around and is close to plenty of services. Pricing starts at $46 per day and provides discounts given for long-term stays.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: No

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Jacuzzi, large pool, shuffleboard, rec room, kitchen facility

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What to Do at
Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

There is a lot to learn at Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park. You can check out the buildings and exhibits or simply gaze out over the Colorado River. Make sure you give yourself a few hours to enjoy the site.

Inside Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

Museum and exhibits buildings and exhibits help bring the fascinating history of this place to life. You can take a self-guided walking tour of the grounds with a map provided by the park.

There are picnic tables scattered throughout the park for you to enjoy a nice lunch. There is also a day-use facility with a ramada for groups and a pavilion.

Outside Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

Don't come to Yuma just to see Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park. There's plenty to outside the grounds of this great site. You'll also find some delicious eateries in the area. 

Restaurants

Pint House Bar and Grill

At the Pint House Bar and Grill in Yuma, you get a delicious menu filled with American classics such as burgers and pizzas as well as some traditional Mexican food, including tacos and quesadillas. The restaurant has dozens of great beers on tap.

Type: American

Location: Yuma, AZ

251 Downtown: The Twisted Kitchen

251 Downtown deals in specialty sandwiches, salads and more. It is set in a contemporary surrounding and serves lunch and dinner. The menu is exciting and features classic and mashup dishes featuring American and Mexican fare.

Type: American and Mexican

Location: Yuma, AZ

The Garden Cafe

As its name states, the Garden Cafe is situated in a lovely, open-aired garden setting in Yuma. Flowing shade trees and lush greenery set the mood for this fresh dining court that features chirping birds all around. The food is a mixture of American classics and Mexican favorites as well as a few specialties of its own.

Type: American and Mexican

Location: Yuma, AZ

Holy Smokes

Holy Smokes specializes in barbecue and other American classics. The chefs serve up sides of corn on the cob and mashed potatoes along with their big-portioned smoked meat plates. 

Type: BBQ

Location: Yuma, AZ

Red Moon Ale House

Red Moon Ale House serves up a diverse menu that includes some of the best Italian, American and Mexican classics around. The location is also an arcade, so you can distract yourself with some fun games until the food arrives. 

Type: Italian, American and Mexican

Location: Yuma, AZ

Shopping

Yuma Palms Regional Center

The Yuma Palms Regional Center sits on over a million square feet of land and features an abundance of paths, squares and other hangout places. Of course, there are plenty of retail shops as well as restaurants and places of entertainment. Bring an empty itinerary because there's a lot to do there.

Location: Yuma, AZ

Las Palmillas Shopping Center

This shopping center is next to Yuma Palms. It's a little smaller than the Palms, but it has quite few shops and restaurants itself.

Location: Yuma, AZ

Yuma Mesa Shopping Center

For something a little more low-key than the previous options, check out the Yuma Mesa Shopping Center. Although much smaller than the Palms and Las Palmillas, it has its share of great stores and food choices.

Location: Yuma, AZ

Sightseeing

Yuma Art Center

Take some time to check out some local art at the Yuma Art Center. It is situated right next to the historic Yuma Theatre and features a pottery studio and a gift shop.

Location: Yuma, AZ

Yuma West Wetlands

The Yuma West Wetlands is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It has a playground for children and an expansive re-vegetation area. There's also a hummingbird garden. 

Location: Yuma, AZ

Old Town Yuma

For another nice dose of history, head down to Old Town Yuma. You'll see some of Yuma's oldest buildings interspersed among modern retail boutique shops and restaurants.

Location: Yuma, AZ

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

If you're in the mood for some rugged wilderness outside of town, head on over to the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. It's composed of 666,640 acres, 547,719 of which are designated as a wilderness. The place is home to bighorn sheep and many other species of mammals, birds and reptiles. It's 78 miles from Yuma but worth the drive.

Location: 78 miles from Yuma

Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens

The Sanguinetti House Museum is the old residence of the Sanguinetti family. You can stroll the home and lovely garden there while learning a little Yuma history from the exhibits on display.

Location: Yuma, AZ

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How to Get to
Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park is located on the Colorado River north of downtown Yuma. From whichever direction you're coming, hop on Interstate 8 and then head toward Yuma. Take I-8 Business Loop south off I-8, and that will take you directly to the park. 

Entering Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

The park's visitor center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although park grounds close at 4:30 p.m.

Adults (14+) : $6

Youth (6-13) : $3

Children (0-6) : $0

Visiting the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park is like jumping in a time machine. You and your travel companions will be treated to an important and interesting piece of American history. During your adventures there, please tag RVshare in your social media posts or send some photos to [email protected] If you do, your photos might make it onto the site's travel blog or social media channels.