Some Little Special Campgrounds in Arizona and Kansas
1) I loved Roper State Park in north eastern Arizona with its natural hot tub near Safford, AZ. While the spots were a bit exposed and a little too close, the lake and bird sanctuary area was so peaceful. Full services.
2) Likewise Lyman Lake State Park in Arizona - lovely sites but not much in the way of trees. Overlooking the reservoir, very high elevation (7K feet) and incredible views especially that night in four hour thunderstorm fleeting across the desert. Full service.
3) Kartchner Caverns State Park, AZ - campground with spacious sites and trees! In the high desert under the mountain that has the most recently discovered and open to the public caverns in US. Situated 1 1/2 hours from Tucson and 1 1/2 hours from Bisbee, it's ideal spot for quiet and yet within reach of two interesting places.
4) Valley of the Fires State Park, NM - a lonely and beautiful state park with all spots overlooks of the lava beds. Completely quiet and very empty. Full service.
5) Santa Fe Railroad Lake campground run by city of Augusta, Kansas, my favorite of the parks for the natural, still beauty of the place. Only electric and no water or sewage.
All of these campgrounds were visited in late October so solitude and quiet could be due to that as it was getting to be cold weather. See photos. I will have a small travel book coming out on Amazon the end of 2013 entitled The Little Road Book.