Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory

(5) Reviews

251 South Ocotillo Avenue, Benson, AZ, 85602

The Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory is located in the small town of Benson, Arizona, and is a great place to relax and enjoy views of the sprawling desert plains and expansive night skies for stargazing. Campers can look forward to Kartchner Caverns, Bisbee and the Pima Air and Space Museums and the casinos of Tucson. Visitors can also look forward to touring the local wineries of Sonoita and Elgin in the Santa Cruz Valley. With tons of great dining options nearby and excellent facilities to take advantage of, it's no wonder this is one of Benson's most popular sites!

Amenities at the park include: restrooms, showers, big rig access, pull thrus, gym, recreation area, pet area, WIFI, sewerage, water and 30/50 amp sites. Hope to see you soon at this campground!

Last Updated: 04/20/2023

RV Sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Full Hook-Up $38.00 $240.00

Pet Policy

We are a pet friendly park. We know that your fur babies are an important part of your family. We do have 2 pet areas for your convenience. We also disinfect them twice weekly for your pets safety. We only ask that you keep them on a leash at ALL times, and that you clean up after them immediately. We have five separate sanitation stations through out the park . Unfortunately we do have pet restrictions. Due to insurance policies we do NOT allow horses, Pit Bull Terriers Staffordshire Terriers or Rottweilers at this time.

Cancellation Policy

We require non-refundable deposits. If for some reason you need to cancel a visit or re-schedule your stay, please feel free to call us and we can move your reservation out for one year from the time the original reservation was made.

Check-in / Check-out

Check in is 1pm. You are welcome to call and if your site is open we will gladly let you arrive early. Check out is 11:00am (if you need a late departure just let us know upon making your reservation and we can hold your site for you until 5pm the day you are checking out for a nominal fee)


We require a one nights stay non-nonrefundable deposit for daily and weekly stays in an RV site. We require a $100.00 non-nonrefundable deposit for monthly stays in an RV site. We require a $100.00 non-nonrefundable deposit for weekly stays in an Park Model. We require a $350.00 non-rufunadable deposit for monthly stays in an Park Model.

General Store

Hot Tub

Laundry Facilities


Community Showers

Community Water Fountain

Big Rig Friendly

Water Hookups

Gasoline Nearby

Fitness Room

Community BBQ/Grill

Propane Refilling Station

Community Restrooms

Dump Station

Cable Hookups

Sewer Hookups

Paved Roads

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs


50 Amps

Picnic Table

30 Amps

100 Amps

Beer/Wine Tasting

Historic Sightseeing



Scenic Drives


Swimming Outdoors


Wildlife Viewing

251 South Ocotillo Avenue, Benson, AZ, 85602
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Overall Rating: 3.8

Vicki Butler

We have been to this park for the last three years. It is a great park, many amenities and close to shopping. The park is also close to many other areas outside the park. Bisbee, Sierra Vista and Tucson are each around 30 minutes away. The Managers of the park are new and we can see a great deal of improvement in the park. Jeff and Tammy are very personable and really go out of their way to make people feel welcome in the park. They follow the rules which is also very good for the park. This is a great park we love it here. We will be back next year.

Donna Hess

Our 6 month stay here was bizarre to say the least. After being there for a couple of months we started hearing about a few couples being singled out as troublemakers. One couple was asked to leave because they questioned the management's demands to know who they had sold their little mobile building to. To date there have been over 8 campers kicked out of the park. When asked why they are told they didn't follow the rules. When they asked management what rules they had broken they are not given an answer but instead told they had harassed the management or managements employees. Everything out of the managers mouth is either a lie or gross exaduration. The group kicked out are said to be troublemakers by current management but in truth they made the mistake of asking "why" regarding some policy changes made by current management. Personally we have never experienced anything like this. We witnessed threats, bullying, targeting and harassment. What we didn't experience was customer service. Since leaving the park of our own accord we have been harassed by current management and we are now viewed as one of the troublemakers group. Needless to say, we won't be back.

Carolyn Drake

A great facility. Just know many elderly retirees are plagued with demintia or beginning stages of it. Retirees struggling with retirement, and societal rejection, they need to volunteer outside the RV park. Having said that, this is a well run RV Park.

Spring T Adams

On one hand, this is a spotlessly clean park with a great observatory, beautifully maintained pool and a few other facilities you will seldom see... like a wood shop you can use! And they have a 5 star Woodalls rating! On the other hand...there is not a blade of grass in site, just pavement and stone, even in the dog run. There are a few decorative plants and trees but don't expect any shade. Another big negative is that there are railroad tracks only a block away and these tracks are very busy...like one train every 45 minutes or so...and these are huge trains with 3 engines pulling and 2 more pushing! Very noisy all the time! All in all we didn't care for it very much. - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group

Jan Waggoner

Benson, AZ – Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory 251 South Ocotillo Avenue Benson, AZ 85602; 520-586-4400 or 800-863-8160. All sites are FHU including Cable. Some of the Cable channels were sort of less than crisp (it is analog cable) but we got plenty of choices. There are 173 sites with many park models and seasonal sites, but there also several rows of sites for short term visitors as well. The park is very neat; the blacktop roads are wide, and the sites are mostly blacktop, though one row I saw was gravel. Each site has a picnic table. Since this is the desert, the areas between sites are gravel but unlike some desert parks we have visited, this one has lots of pine trees, so there is some shade and it is not dusty. I found it very attractive and thought the sites were far enough apart I did not feel my neighbors were on top of me like some of the parks we have visited this trip. One note – our long pull through site went down on each end and was higher in the middle so we had to use blocks under our stabilizing jacks to get the 5th wheel level. WiFi is provided free through Tengo Internet - we were given 3 codes so we could use the WiFi on 3 different devices. We stayed 3 nights and the WiFi worked every time – I was very happy! There is a very nice heated pool, a spa large enough for 8 people, a putting green, 2 golf driving cages, a pickleball court, a very clean laundry with 8 washers and 8 dryers ($1.50 wash, $1.25 dry), very clean restrooms and showers, a work out room, craft room, ham radio shack, a wood shop, community kitchen and clubhouse, BBQ grills, a library room with a computer area. The park has an observatory but it was cloudy each night we were there so we did not get to enjoy that unusual amenity. One caution – if you are sensitive to railroad noises, there is a track a few blocks from the park and we could hear the train whistles from time to time. They didn’t bother us, but they might some people. The park offers Good Sam, Passport America, Escapees, AAA, military, and Family Motor Coach Association discounts. I would definitely return here. - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group