Kearny sits in the south of Arizona, just under a two hour drive from the state capital of Phoenix. Known for its year-round warm climates, the area is a popular destination for anyone looking to book an RV in Kearny.
The town takes its name from General Watts Kearny, who during 1846 passed through the area on his way to California. He referred to it as a hostile and uninhabitable landscape. However, despite this, later in 1959 the town was officially incorporated as a planned community by the Kennecott Mining Company for employees of the local copper mine and their families. Although primarily known as an economic town, the surrounding areas are particularly interesting to explore if you are planning on renting a motorhome in Kearny, thanks to the mining history of the region, the desert landscape, and the Pinal Mountain range that can be seen from the town.
The Great Outdoors
Surrounded by mountain ranges, the area offers visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors when with an RV rental from Kearny, the closest being the Pinal mountains. Located within the Tonto National Forest, anyone exploring the area's many hiking trails will be interested to discover a vast array of native flora and fauna, including the Arizona hedgehog cactus. Geologists will also delight in the variety of minerals found across the area. You can also climb to the highest point at Pinal Peak for spectacular views across Arizona.
Travel south of Kearny to the city of Tucson to climb both Mt Lemmon and Mica Mountain, along with a visit to the Saguaro National Park, home to bobcats and a cactus forest where you will find the country’s largest cacti.
Experienced hikers may also want to take the opportunity to walk part of the Arizona Trail, nearby to Kearny. A whopping 800 miles, this trail starts in Mexico, winds through Arizona, and finishes in Utah.
If you are planning on visiting the state capital of Phoenix during your stay in the area, be sure to check out the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, a popular spot for mountain biking.
RV Parks Near Kearny
For an RV park within easy reach of picking up your camper rental in Kearny, book yourself in at the Breezeway MH & RV Park. Accepting both short and long-term stays, the site offers full hookups, WiFi and laundry facilities.
Just south of Kearny, there are two RV parks to choose from: The Palo Verde RV Park and the Copper Corridor RV Park. Within easy access of State Route 77, both parks offer flexible lengths of stay and full hookups, and brilliant views of the surrounding landscape are guaranteed.
If you would prefer an RV park where you can get back to nature for a long term stay, travel north of Kearny to the famous Pinal Mountain Range, to the Oaks Mobile Home & RV Park. An adult only community, the park offers monthly stays with full RV hookup along with internet access.
For something a little different, book a stay at Hay Creek Ranch. Located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this horse camp is popular with animal lovers and ideal if you would like to enjoy riding in the surrounding landscape during your stay. Featuring RV sites with full hookups, bathroom and laundry facilities, along with a community kitchen, this RV park is a truly unique place to park up and explore the area.
Exploring the Town of Kearny
A planned community town, there are plenty of stores in Kearny to pick up any essentials for your road trip when you rent an RV here. For those who would like to indulge in a day’s shopping, the cities of Tucson and Phoenix are both within easy reach of the town.
Dining options include a selection of bar & grills, cafes and pizza places for a quick snack or a bite to eat one evening, if you don’t fancy cooking in your motorhome rental while in Kearny.
Relatively small, Kearny is easy to explore in a day. Learn about the town’s history from the town plaque, followed by a visit to the ASARCO viewing platform to see the mine that put this town on the map. Other local places of interest include Kearny airport and Kearny Lake. Golfing fanatics will also enjoy a day at the Kearny golf course.
Other attractions in the surrounding area, a short journey in your RV rental from Kearny, include Apache Junction, where you can visit the Superstition Mountain Museum, and the ghost town of Goldfield. North of the Pinal Mountains, just outside the city of Globe is the Besh-B-Gowah Archaeological Park, a unique museum giving you an insight into the Salado prehistoric people who inhabited the area between AD 1225 and AD 1400.