Universal Ranch RV Park

(6) Reviews

$30.00 USD per night, starting at.

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15785 West Universal Ranch Road, Arivaca, AZ, 85601

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Universal Ranch is in beautiful Arivaca, Arizona, located in southern Arizona. We sit in a valley surrounded by mountain views while you can enjoy outdoor activities that include fishing, hunting, hiking, bird watching, ATV riding and exploring the famous ghost town Ruby. Arivaca is a very peaceful place with everything you need in small doses as there is a small downtown with a general store, local coffee shop and pub/restaurants. We offer 30/50 amp sewer and water sites while being able to accommodate all size units. Amenities offered include WiFi, laundry facilities, vending machine, trash services and community restrooms. Whether its for a night or two, we hope to see you soon!

Last Updated: 06/13/2024

RV Site

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30 Amp Site $30.00 $170.00 $350.00 See More Choose Your Site
50 Amp Site $30.00 $185.00 $350.00 See More Choose Your Site
Tent Site

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Tent Site - Primitive $15.00 $55.00 $250.00 See More Choose Your Site
RV's in Place

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RV's in Place $30.00 $200.00 $750.00 See More Choose Your Site


All Pets must be leashed and kenneled at all times on the Park Property

General Store

Pets Allowed



Pull-Thru RV Sites

Dirt Roads

Drinking Water

Big Rig Friendly

Water Hookups

Gasoline Nearby

Picnic Area

Community Restrooms

Back-in RV Sites

RV Hookup

Sewer Hookups

Pet Friendly

Trash Service


50 Amps

Picnic Table

20 Amps

30 Amps


Kayaking & Canoeing

Historic Sightseeing








Rock Climbing

Scenic Drives

Wildlife Viewing

Big Rig Friendly

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly


Tent Camping



Extended Stay

Remote Work Friendly

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15785 West Universal Ranch Road, Arivaca, AZ, 85601
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Arivaca has so many great things to do, and almost everything you need can be found at the Arivaca Mercantile the owners are great and have maps and brochures for just about everything in the Area https://www.arivacamercantile.com Great Selections or Food and Beer and Hardware 

Check out the Arivaca Face Book Page for More Info on Local Things to Do:https://www.facebook.com/ArivacaArizona

Visit the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge https://www.fws.gov/refuge/buenos-aires
he refuge offers many opportunities to enjoy wildlife-related recreation. Except for Brown Canyon, refuge trails are open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hunting, camping, picnicking and many educational opportunities are scheduled throughout the year. 

Overall Rating: 3.8

Mev Wilson

A very weird setup. No office. I had a hard time getting the reservation to go through. Picture and phone number on directions were not up to date. Drove around trying to decide on a spot when a pickup drove in and asked me if I needed help. Was told to just pick a spot. So I did. Electric was good, so I unhitched, only to find that the spigot was so crusted over with minerals that I couldn't get a good connection. Spots are dirt only, so the rains left a muddy mess. The whole place seems deserted, with many very old rigs and a house that appears abandoned but full of old toys and garbage in the yard. Hardly a soul around and very few vehicles. The stay was OK, but a little unsettling.

Ronald Knuckles

Out of the city, quiet and pleasant place to camp. Just an easy get away.

Alberto Mendoza

Been staying there for years. Always great !

Krysta Dehnert

The pros: Arivaca Soul Food Restaurant (open Fri-Sat) is excellent! It is on site and the women who run it are ever so friendly. Our neighbors (who are permanent residents) were also friendly. There was electric, water and 50 or 30amp service. It’s on the edge of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, which is why we stayed here. The cons: All dirt! We knew this going in, but thought it would at least be gravel sites. The sites are close together, with a wooden rail fence in between. The landscape is black and brown this time of year. We could tell it might be green and lush at times, but not for long—this is rugged desert. We hiked a couple of trails—one for bird watching (saw killdeer, ravens and a red-tailed hawk) and one for exercise, which proved a good work out. Took the pronghorn drive and saw nary a hint of wildlife! The townsfolk seemed reluctant to engage in conversation. A tad mistrusting perhaps.

Dorothy Rissel

Utilities OK. No viable WiFi and text about subject not answered li did get a password from the young lady in the restaurant. Even sitting in the patio, it wouldn't connect. There is no one to as a question

Campground Response

HI I am sorry if you couldnt reach me, yes the Wifi had down for almost 3 days, I apologize, normally it very good, we are a little rural so it takes a few days at times to get a tech out here. It was repaired, I apologies for any inconvenience

Hannah Shute

My husband and I drove from New Hampshire down to Arizona to relocate. Upon seeing the rv listed in craigslist, we called the owners and rented it site unseen so we knew we had a place to stay when we relocated. The owners went out of their way to make us feel at home. When we arrived almost five hours after we told them we would be there, we were welcomed by a spotless rv, propane tank filled and the ac on. The wifi is more than enough for us to watch all of our streaming shows and we have never had a problem with it. Our cell phone works great from any spot in the park. The park is beautiful, well maintained, and the other residents are friendly and quiet. I would recommend this park to anyone looking for anything from a night away to a new home.

Campground Response

Thanks Hannah