Cochise Terrace RV Resort

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Cochise Terrace RV Resort in Benson Arizona not only is a RV park, there also are lots available for sale for both RV’s and for homes.


Being a short distance off of I-10, Cochise Terrace is very easy to find and to get into.  There are two options for fuel at the exit, a Shell station on one side and Love’s Travel Center on the other.


The park is very well kept, with desert landscaping throughout.  ‘Desert landscaping’ is code for no green grass.  Anywhere.


Cochise Terrace RV Resort is larger than what Randy and I usually like.  There are roughly seventy-five home owner lots with manufactured homes on them.


Additionally, over one-hundred RV lots are privately owned or are for sale.  On these lots, both park-models and RV’s are allowed.


The RV park itself consists of seventy-five sites.


The park is big-rig friendly.  All of the sites are back-in.


There are a handful of pull-thus and those are reserved for over-night stays.


The sites are gravel, level and very wide.  All sites have full hookups with cable television.  While each site has a picnic table, there is no cement patio area.


For those who wish to socialize, Cochise RV Resort has a plethora of activities : pot lucks, dances, Jeep excursions, and exercise groups just to name a few.  This is Jackrabbit Gulch where campfires, potlucks and other activities are held.


There are two clubhouses on the resort property.  The Crow’s Nest is situated in the center of the RV area.  It has a game room and a kitchen area.

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Restroom, shower facilities and the laundry facilities are attached to the Crow’s Nest.


Exercise equipment outside the Crow’s Nest is tucked out of the way so you are not on display when using it.


Outside the Crow’s Nest is a patio area …


… A putting green …


… A dog park …

Don’t do what I did and mistake the putting green for the dog park.



… And a pool and hot tub.


The other common building is the Barn and it is located at the front of the property.


The Barn has a meeting area and a stage.


The Cochise Cafe is located inside the Barn.  The Cochise Cafe offers, for a reasonable price, dinner Monday through Saturday.


Propane is also available.


One downfall of Cochise Terrace is the very inadequate WiFi.  I was told that while WiFi probably will not be accessible at our site, I would have no problem connecting at one of the two clubhouse buildings in the resort.  Nope.  I think that the people who work here have heard the WiFi complaint so often than their pat answer is that they will re-boot the routers.  Whatever their system is lacking, rebooting it does not help.  I have finally gave up on using Cochise Terrace’s internet and have spent a fair amount of time at the Benson library to get some updates done.


Speaking of Benson, it is a ten minute drive from the RV park.  For a small town, Benson has all the facilities that one needs.  Sierra Vista is a forty-five minute drive to the south of Benson, and it has more options for restaurants, shopping, etc.

Cochise Terrace RV Park is pet friendly with the normal rules.  As I mentioned, there is a fenced dog park.  However, it is not large and, for some strange reason, they have used cacti in landscaping.


Within the park, there are many washes to walk dogs (on leash).  Beyond one of these washes is a field and clearing, which is an out-of-the-way area for dogs to be off leash.  This is not part of the resort’s property.

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The RV park does not provide pooh bags and stations to dispose of pooh bags are few and far between.


Speaking of garbage facilities :  The only dumpsters in the park are located towards the front of the park.


What’s wrong with this picture?


It amazes me that idiots can’t crush their cans, like they are asked, before tossing them in the recycle bin. It also amazed me that someone had a hard time spelling ‘thanks.’

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There are a lot of opportunities for site-seeing, Jeeping trails, museums and more in the Benson area.  If one is inclined to visit a big city, Tucson is just an half hour away.


As I mentioned, Cochise Terrace RV Resort is larger than what Randy and I usually look for.  However, we like the park despite its size and would have no problem returning.

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