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Discover Payson


Pretty far off the beaten path, Payson, Arizona is one of the most relaxing mountain towns you could ever hope to visit. At over 5,000 feet in elevation, this charming community just 90 minutes north of the Phoenix metro area keeps cool, unlike most of the other parts of Arizona. Payson is unique as it is located entirely within the boundaries of the Tonto National Forest, making it an unbelievable spot to rent an RV and enjoy the majestic outdoors.


Considering its tiny size and relatively small population, it truly is astonishing how much culture and history Payson packs into its city limits. During Prohibition, Payson was home to the notorious Bootleg Alley, that was known for its illicit alcohol sales. Notable writer, Zane Grey, visited town in 1918 and loved it so much that he would keep coming back, oftentimes writing books about the area. The area surrounding Payson has even come to be known as Zane Grey Country due to his love of the region.


It doesn’t matter what time of year you book an RV in Payson, Arizona, as there is no season where it is not enjoyable to be outside. This year-round tourist destination is often referred to as “Arizona’s Cool Mountain Town” and “the Heart of Arizona”, due to its laid-back vibes and exciting location. Each year in September, Payson proudly hosts the Arizona State Fiddler Championship featuring musicians from all over the country. There are also two rodeos in town, one of which was founded in 1884 and is the oldest continually operated rodeo in the world.


Experience the Sites and Scenery


Almost all of the land (97%) surrounding Payson, Arizona is owned and maintained by the United States Forest Service. Better yet, Payson has a few parks worth visiting in town. Green Valley Park is a 45-acre paradise with three lakes, an amphitheater for live music and events, and a fun playground for the kids. Eighty-acre Rumsey’s Park has a picnic pavilion, a playground, sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, a skating park, a swimming pool and a public library for you to enjoy while on vacation with the Payson RV rental.


Outside of town, you can take your Payson camper rental in nearly any direction to find a slice of heaven in the backwoods of Tonto National Forest, and its sprawling 2.7 million acres. Tonto has the distinction of being the most visited urban forest in the country, due to parts of it lying within the Phoenix metro area. The Horseshoe and Bartlett Reservoirs are both popular with anglers who come from far and wide to catch sunfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, and crawfish. In addition to the six cold water reservoirs and lakes, Tonto also has eight wilderness areas teeming with unbelievable wildlife and sweet landscapes punctuated with brilliant mountaintop silence.


If you seek to leave the confines of Tonto National Forest when exploring the area with your Payson motorhome rental, five other extraordinary national forests in Arizona are just waiting to be seen. Coconino National Forest, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and Prescott National Forest are all very close to Tonto National Forest and by extension, Payson, so taking your Payson rental motorhome to any of these natural treasures is a breeze.


Coronado National Forest, down past Tucson on the border with Mexico, is also a fun place to travel, provided you enjoy longer drives. Five incredible mountain ranges make up the 1.78 million acres of shrubland, forest, and desert located within Coronado’s borders.


Petrified Forest National Park is a small national park to the northeast of Payson where you can venture with the Payson travel trailer rental. Petrified Forest is named for its fossilized fallen trees that have been frozen in time, providing scientist and geologist the perfect laboratory to study the natural history of our planet. The Tepees, a collection of amazing geological features that look like painted teepees, is one of the notable attractions in the small national park.


Grand Canyon National Park, up near Flagstaff, is without a doubt one of the most famous places to visit in the entire country. People from all over the world have heard of the jaw-dropping panoramic views overlooking the deep gorge that took 70 million years to create, and so too should you when you rent an RV in Payson.


City Attractions


Payson is just as vibrant and charming as Tonto National Forest is beautiful, and when you see for yourself, you’ll fall in love with the small-town boulevards full of quaint diners, lively bars, craft breweries, and artsy boutiques. Historic Bootleg Alley is full of art galleries and antique shops featuring works of art that make the Southwest so special. The Rim Country Museum is full of historic archives and artifacts that teach about the rich historical heritage of Payson, dating back to the great Native Americans that inhabited the land for thousands of years.


The Zane Grey Cabin is also a fun little landmark made from locally sourced ponderosa pine trees. This faithful replica was recreated and restored after the original was partially burned in a forest fire. Mazatzal Hotel and Casino in Payson is one of the state’s premier casinos, with lots of world-class dining, spacious casino gaming floors, and live music entertainment. Payson is such a fun town that it is impossible to not find something that strikes your fancy.


Where to Park It


You will be overwhelmed by the myriad of camping grounds all around Payson. Due to its positioning inside a national forest, the area is loaded with spots to stay with the camper rental near Payson, so you should not be concerned. Lamplighter RV Resort is a peaceful park for travelers of age 55 and up. It is pet friendly and able to accommodate big rigs.


Payson Campground RV Resort contains a playground, shaded grassy areas, and a large pool and deck for sun tanning. Sky Run Resort is another place to camp overnight with beautifully manicured landscapes brimming with fruit trees. Tonto National Forest also has lots of RV-friendly campgrounds in the area, like the Houston Mesa, Upper Tonto Creek, and Flowing Springs campgrounds.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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Have an RV delivered directly to your home and start your adventure from your front door—or add a spare room for family to stay while they’re in town.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


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  • Peach Orchard Trail, AZTonto National Forest, AZ
  • Cypress Trail to Boulders Trail Loop, AZTonto National Forest, AZ
  • White Tank Fire Road, AZTonto National Forest, AZ
  • Houston Mesa Interpretive Trail, AZTonto National Forest, AZ
  • Monument Peak Loop Trail, AZTonto National Forest, AZ
  • Childress Tank Trail, AZTonto National Forest, AZ
  • East Verde River Trail, AZTonto National Forest, AZ
  • Cypress Thicket Scenic Drive, AZTonto National Forest, AZ
  • North Peak Trail, AZTonto National Forest, AZ
  • City Creek via Mazatzal Divide Trail, AZTonto National Forest, AZ