Rate includes KOA discount. Some shaded sites, interesting cactus plantings, restaurant on site. There's a horse pasture on one side and cattle grazing on another side which means that there are some flies. Very close to the freeway with constant noise and a train somewhere nearby. Very dog friendly and good OTA television reception, but is not open during the summer. Might stay here again if I needed the shade. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spacious sites with fire pits and picnic tables. We had a nice pull through. Nice fenced dog run. Nothing is paved and it can be dusty. Some of the sites are shaded although ours was not. Noise from the adjacent Interstate and train tracks but we didn't find it obtrusive. Utilities are good. We had a problem with a weak breaker when we arrived but it was fixed within 15 minutes after we reported it. There is a restaurant/steak house on site with excellent steak! The night we were there an Elvis impersonator put on a 2 hour outdoor dinner show and we had a ball along with a great dinner. We would certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here on a Friday in mid-October. All sites are pull-through with some 50 AMP, some 30 AMP: some FHU, some W&E; and some tent sites. We had a FHU, 30 AMP pull-through. Our site was satellite friendly but not all are. I agree with two reviewers from earlier this years who raved about the landscaping at this park. I also agree that this is a good option for those who don't want to overnight in the typical park in this area that has hundreds of sites. There is a small pool and playground. I think the dog camp is bigger than the playground. My biggest problem was the lack of Wi-Fi at the RV sites. There was a small (6'W by 3'D), half shelter behind the office labeled as a Wi-Fi "Hot Spot". It had just 2 shelves for computers and 2 chairs. This is a fairly small park and it would only take one or two antennas/routers to cover the entire park. I thought the nightly cost was high for a park without cable and poor Wi-Fi service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a nice change from the huge RV parks that cover most of Tuscon. This is a small park with mature cactus and succulent plants, and space between sites. The managers were very friendly and accommodating. There is a good restaurant on-site also. We will seek out this park every time we go through Tucson. Note: not open during the hot season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Long wide sites, gravel but level. Beautiful cactus and large trees at most sites. Pool is clean, restrooms are spotless and the entire campground is well cared for. This park has come a long way from its pre KOA days, and the owners/managers and workampers should be commended. The restaurant is excellent, steaks cooked over a large wood pit outdoors. We look forward to staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I stayed here for 1 day. Campground elevation is 1,585 feet. Maneuvering my 40 footer towing a dinghy in the park was no problem. Roads, sites and patio are gravel. Pull through sites hold a 40 foot motorhome towing. My site 54 offered 30/50 amp service & full hookups. WI-FI is available at N/C but only near the office. It was too weak to be usable at my site. Cable was not available. I was able to receive AT&T Wireless 3G Internet and AT&T Cellular service. I received Dish Network 110/119 Satellite TV from dish on roof of motorhome. Campground is pet friendly. Walmart is 19 miles away and a grocery is 5 miles away. I am unable to comment on other amenities due to not using them. This is a nice KOA with wide roads and sites. It is well maintained and clean. Takeaways are the traffic noise from I-10 and the horses right next door. I guess they hold rodeos there sometimes and there were many horse trailers and horses there during my stay. At times the smell was “heavy”. It is a shame that a campground cannot pick its neighbors because this is a really nice KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is only open from Sept to May. The restaurant others have mentioned doesn't open until December. There is nothing else nearby. The staff was very friendly and helped us find a site that would allow us to not have to unhook. The park is all dirt, but the staff has tried to spend time pruning and watering the landscape. All-in-all it was an "OK" place for a overnight stop during the hot end of summer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A wonderful surprise RV park. Huge sites, big shade trees, well groomed gravel sites, landscaping, excellent pool, and clean shower facilities. We just overnight, but it is nice enough for extended stays. They close May-Sept. Used PA rate. Some Hwy noise. Very charming place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park for an overnight stop. Well maintained and nicely landscaped. Friendly staff. Long dirt pull throughs enabled us to stay hitched. Awesome steak house restaurant on site, with very reasonable prices. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was our favorite on our trip through Arizona and California. The staff was exceedingly friendly and accommodating. The facility's were very clean and the park has a warm country, down home atmosphere. There is an on site restaurant called Frankie's Chuckwagon with great home style cooking. The park is centrally located between Phoenix and Tucson. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park! We found them through Passport America and are we glad we did! Office staff was very friendly and told us the former owners are now back running the campground. RV sites have space between each other. Most are long pull through sites. The modern bathrooms are very well maintained. We had a delicious dinner at the on-premises Frankie's Chuckwagon restaurant (all you can eat spaghetti was the nightly special). Close to I-10 so there is a little road noise, which is the only reason I gave this campground a 9 rather than a 10. Price reflects 50% Passport America discount. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Long pull through. We only slept there for one night but I would go again. No one was there, it was very quiet with a few people who live in homes or RV. I believe it is a place that most people go in the Winter to escape snow. What was strange is the office hours this time of year are 9-1. I could not get anyone on the phone and when I got there I had to fill out an envelope and provide my information like credit card, etc. I hate doing this, but there was no other way to stay. Thank goodness they had a security guard that was off duty that helped me. Otherwise I would have had no idea how to do this. Never stayed at a place where they did not have someone to check me in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First Class spot, except they charge for overnight WiFi. Fenced dog run, large laundry, nice pool area, Extra large sites(new) but rock still needs to be packed down. Fuel and food (Subway and DQ) at highway exit. Most RV Parks have free WiFi so this park needs to get with the program. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Convenient to freeway. Easy to maneuver a big rig. Super-size sites are level, spacious and have a patio with picnic table and privacy fence. Showers are clean and plenty of hot water. Laundry room looks really nice. Staff is very nice and helpful. The location is stunning, right at the base of PIcacho Peak. Just outside the park is plenty of room to take the dog for a walk. There is a charge for Wi-Fi but we were at the end of the row and got the free Wi-Fi from the truck stop. It worked fine. We have stayed here before and would stay again. A great park. Price reflects Escapees and off-season discounts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent park. Sites are compacted gravel and roads are concrete. FHU 50 amp worked great. There is a small gym and pool and it was very clean. Staff very solicitous. We have stayed here before and will again. Easy movement to and from the freeway. The traffic noise was not noticeable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would rate this park higher except for the wind and the highway noise, both of which they have no control over. The people were friendly, the view is outstanding. There are lots of activities. We stayed 2 nights and the second morning there was an awful smell from the sewage treatment area. I would stay again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Access to the sites we were placed in was awkward. The hookups are placed at the entrance of each site rather than the middle, so that when we placed our 5er out of the roadway, our sewer hose was not long enough to reach, so we ended up not connecting anything but the power. But the park was clean and staff friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Good Sam rate for one night. Easy off and on I-10, some highway and train noise but it didn't keep me up all night. Hot tub could have been a little warmer for my taste but was nice to relax in, we were the only ones using it. In my opinion, the sites would be more user friendly had they been angled instead of straight for the pull thrus. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very scenic park located on the Picacho Peak mountainside. There are many Saguaro cactus scattered around the park, as well as other cactus plantings. The entry and courtyard area are quite impressive in a Mission Adobe style. Access is easy right off I-10, and sites are easy to get in and out of. All streets are paved, pads are concrete on gravel sites and quite a few have trees. Pool and Spa are in the Courtyard area, so are protected from wind. Clubhouse is huge, and seemed to us that there was something going all the time. This is a mixed park, in that, there are RV sites mixed with park models. Everyone was friendly! This is probably the friendliest park we have ever stayed in! I pay attention to Good Sam Ratings, and this park has some of the highest I have ever seen, like 10 10 9.5. we stayed here a year ago and now back again in November. A year ago the water was typical for Arizona, super hard and alkaline! You couldn't drink it. This year the park made the financial commitment to install Reverse Osmosis water plant for the entire park! The water now has to be the best in Arizona. We loved the park and we WILL return! I rate this park as a 10, and I don't give out 10's We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites are very short for big rigs, the parking space is narrow and the utilities in a very poor location. We were given a pull-thru and couldn't stay connected mainly because we'd have to park the RV at the very front edge of the site to accommodate the car. Since all hookups are at the opposite rear end of the site we would have needed at least two, 20' sewer hose connections. The picnic tables were in bad condition and there was no shade. A big portion of this park has permanent park models. We were warned about the water taste but were told they were putting in park-wide reverse osomosis. The pool was small but nice and the office was friendly on check-in. There is absolutely nothing to do in the immediate area. The park is fairly far north of Tucson and south of Casa Grande. There aren't any restaurants except for a Dairy Queen. We would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A Fabulous RV Resort! I understand Trailer Life just completed a new survey and ratings were 10-10-9.5! That's just about as good as it gets. It is deserved. The scenery, with the mountain above the resort, is spectacular, especially in the evenings, when the sun goes behind The Peak. The Courtyard area includes a pool and spa in a nice setting. There are billiards, horseshoes, shuffleboard for those that like them, as well as other activities. The activities calendar is VERY busy for those that wish to partake. We participated in some activities, and the folks here are some of the nicest we have ever met! We liked this resort so well that we stayed several months this winter. Some previous posters have mentioned road and/or train noise as bothering them, however, we found that to be a non-issue as after a day or two, you don't notice anything unusual...besides, I kind of like watching a train go by. I almost never hear a train whistle. I guess there are no crossings close by. The other issue I saw mentioned by previous posters, was the hard water. We had no problem buying water (5 gal. for a dollar) for coffee and to drink. I have been told that the resort is installing a park-wide Reverse Osmosis and softener system this spring, so they may end up having the best water in Arizona when we come back next winter! All in all, this is the best park we have ever spent a lengthy amount of time in! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has potential, but definitely hasn't reached it yet! Looks very nice from the road and upon entry, but our site looked like an unfinished gravel driveway. The night time noise is unbelievable! It was a constant barrage of train noise and trucks on-the-freeway noise. ALL NIGHT! We had thought we might spend 2 nights in the area in order to hike Picacho Peak, but after a night of virtually no sleep at all, we decided to just head into Yuma. Granted, this is a new resort so there's still work to be done (clearly!). But they should avoid sticking people on the hill until that area is completed. And after our experience, I swear noise rises! Also, there is absolutely nothing nearby, except a fast food restaurant / service station. Nearest groceries are about 15 miles, and according to a resort employee, the store there is not worth going to. That leaves you with a 30+ mile drive to get groceries! I have to say, I would NOT recommend this park! There's a lovely State campground about 3 miles away: no idea if there are hookups, but unless you plan on spending days, it shouldn't matter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful, well maintained park, with great scenic view, paved roads, and concrete patios. Stayed here overnight, but would like to come back for a longer stay. Utility hookups were in the back, and the sewer hookup was a stretch for our 5th wheel. Somewhat isolated, but that is part of the attraction of the park. Adjacent to the west side of I-10, and the ubiquitous railroad track, but the noise didn't bother us much. The only negative aspect was not being able to drink the water right from the tap due to high chemical content. OK for bathing, brushing teeth, etc. Purified water for drinking can be purchased for 5 cents per gallon, so we didn't consider this to be a big issue. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Scenic park. Busy activity calendar. Friendly residents and staff. Escorted us to our site. Gave us 2 big homemade chocolate chip cookies when we checked in!!! Big laundry. Dog run had lights. Nice big sites. Great weather. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We intended an extended stay but left early (with no refund!) It is a nice looking park but the noise from trains and Interstate just a few hundred feet away was very annoying. The water was so hard it was undrinkable, and left gray stains on everything. The management was unpleasant, unreasonable and unprofessional. We would never stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A beautiful and well maintained park. The word park does not do this park justice, it is a resort. Clean pool, hot tub and showers. The staff were ready and willing to help when needed. We really enjoyed the beautiful sunset behind Picacho Peak. Will definitely will make this an annual stop. Sites are mostly pull throughs which we appreciate with a bigger rig and the managers were both professional and friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this nice park before. The roads are paved, with gravel sites and a cement pad at every site. We were able to use our Escapees discount, for a rate of $25.50. The office was closed when we arrived after 1:00 pm, so we had to self-check in. We would rate this park higher if the layout of the pull-through sites wasn't straight on, making it more difficult to pull in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a pleasant facility. An overnight stay enroute between cities, we thoroughly enjoyed the site. Services provided were excellent. Adjacent amenities (pool, exercise room, meeting room, etc) were excellent. A number of 55+ are calling this facility their home, and it's easy to see why. We will definitely return when passing through, and may consider the purchase of a park model. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Being 55+ we appreciate the age and other restrictions more than previous reviewers. We like the people and place well enough we have purchased a park model and are making this place our permanent home. If you're looking for perfect, you'll never find it -- but for the price you would have trouble finding a better deal and nicer people. Beautiful park very close. Rural setting, but close enough to the city and any kind of shopping you could want. Train and highway nearby, but noise is not overwhelming and is hardly noticeable at night. For the senior, there is something for everyone here. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This place is absolutely awful! Loud highway and train noise is only outdone by the rude and mean staff! We had to have a place for the night and they said that we could stay but for only one night. Apparently it is due to the 55 rule. I am going to open a 55 and under park in Arizona and if any of these miserable people show up they will not be let in! We camped here in a Motorhome.
When calling about this park, they were VERY specific about our ages. It's a 55+ park, and only 1 of us qualifies. Our RV is a classic - and they don't allow older than 10 years. So we WON'T be staying here. We'll be staying in a park that appreciates a senior RVing in a well re-furbished classic that looks better than many of the modern rigs on the road today. Discrimination is alive & practiced daily here, so we'll roll on. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great campground all around. The site is beautiful, the staff is helpful, and pleasant. There may be "fancier" RV parks, but for the money this place has everything you need for getting away from the northern winters, or just stopping for the night. One other note - it is a 55+ park, so it may not be "family friendly"' but for us, that's one of the main attractions. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nothing positive to tell about this park. It is very, very noisy. The Interstate 10 is adjacent,and a train track is next to the Interstate. The heated pool and jacuzzi were cold, the putting green is just a rug, no cable TV, and just one (Spanish) program by the air. Dog waste all around our site. The only positive are the clean restrooms. The rate is $ 15 PA plus $ 3 for electricity (we did not use our air conditioners nor our water heater). We camped here one night. We would never come here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here in a fifth wheel and stayed here in a truck camper now we stay in a park model. This is a very clean and friendly park, it is under new management this year and they seem really interested in everyone and in keeping you happy. The changes here seem to be for the positive. Have never noticed any overly loud excessive noise from the highway or the train and it seems most parks we've stayed in have been next to the highways or the train tracks or both. Would recommend this park to everyone, will be staying all season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The traffic noise from I-10 was unbearable! You could not sit outside and have a conversation. The site width is restricted due to elevated concrete patios. The gate staff were rude and were interested more in attending a staff dinner than checking in a paying guest. The coup de grass for this location was a park wide power outage in the morning. The pools were warm and clean and the faculties appeared to be recently renovated and were spotless. The narrow spaces, surly staff and traffic noise put this location on the Do Not Camp list. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We paid for 4 nights but had to leave after 3. The noise was unbearable for us. The train ran all night and there must have been a crossing nearby because it's horn was heard far and wide! The highway is visible and you can hear an on-going drone, but it wasn't terrible. We went and asked for a night to be refunded but they declined. They said no one had ever complained about the noise before. I find this hard to believe. On the positive side it is beautiful and the hiking is great. I would never ever stay here again. Hike yes, sleep, no! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are long term campers at this campground, four years, and are very happy here. We enjoy not being over run with pets and the new highway has made it very quiet. The rules are plainly printed and strictly followed. All employees are helpful and courteous. We would recommend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Suddenly management deccided to limit the number of pets a camper can have at this so--called resort. When we first stayed, our three small dogs were fine. On returning, only two were allowed--with no notice, and the size of the dogs made no difference (our largest is 20 pounds). It was late at night, making this very inconvenient. I'd recommend against this place for anyone, even without pets. The gate keeper was not polite about it either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
LOOK OUT! I wanted to rent a space for one year. I was prepared to pay their annual fee, plus deposits, in advance. ($110mo. or $2,200.00 for 12mos.) But then the Park Manager decided she wanted an extra month rent at $400.00 a month. (13mos?) This seemed inappropriate to me. So, I walked away. I was willing to pay 12 months in advance! I feel this was bad management and I cannot trust people who try to take more money than I am willing to give. Happily, I found someplace else, with nicer people, to put my motorhome, for a lot less money. WE DID NOT STAY. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Really liked this park. I was not too happy with the wifi. I paid for it then cut off due to to much usage. That was my only complaint. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are finishing our third winter here at Picacho Peak RV Resort. We own a park model and a fifth wheel and spend 7 months here. This park is very clean and offers alot of activities for the residents. The manager and staff are very professional and very kind. The park is always improving and the owners are always putting money back into the park.The rates are very affordable and sites are big. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We have been visiting this resort on and off for over 10 years and have never found it to be less than spotlessly clean and well maintained. While it is an older park, the management and maintenance personnel do an excellent job of updating and making repairs. The office personnel always seem to be upbeat and genuinely glad to have you stay with them. We always visit during the Winter months so there are always a full calendar of activities going on. Our only complaints are about things the resort has no control over, such as the highway noise and the construction going on when we were there this year. But even that they tried to mitigate by telling us about it when we called to make our reservations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Passport America rate. Still a nice little park. Looks clean. Didn't use any facilities. Road noise and construction at the entrance. Desk staff could have been a little more help. Ask for a table and was told to get it myself. Wi-Fi worked for email but not for internet explorer?? Makes for a great stop for the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great Park with lots of activities for it's guests. Very clean bathroom facilities, laundry, pool area etc. Great view of Picacho Peak right behind us! Staff and guests very friendly. Will definitely return! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has a great group of employees and campers. It is clean and well run. They have many activites to join etc. The negative comments are that the water is horrible, the WiFI that you pay for is a very poor value. You are only allowed 48 mb of download in 24 hours! The road noise is constant, and even though the trains are way across the busy highway, they travel at 60 mph and come past about every half hour! There are no whistle stops, but they were working on the tracks while we were there, so they do blow the whistle to warn the workers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay here for a month or two almost every winter. The freeway does not bother us.Staff is very friendly. Bathrooms are always clean. The pool and hot tub are in good condition. They do have a problem with the water, they have a reverse osmosis machine at office complex. We love going for walks in the desert with our dog.We find it very peaceful, other than the freeway.Oh yes, there is an Ostrich Farm next door. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My husband and I stayed here from Oct. 2006 until Feb. 2007. It is clean and well-cared for with level pea gravel sites, each with a concrete patio and a table. Streets are blacktop. The view of the peak is lovely, as are the various types of cacti growing in landscaped areas. Finches and hummingbirds have been here all winter. The "cons" might be a lack of religious services in the park and the absence of personal interest in the residents on the part of management. (Management showed no interest when two ambulances came to a site late at night. They did not know--or seem to care--what had happened to the resident.) Also, while there are many activities scheduled, participation lags. Crafts activities are not planned in advance, but posted on a board a day or two before the activity. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Where do I start? Upon check-in was informed that the water is no longer drinkable nor to be used in cooking??? This park is beginning to show its age and in need of some maintenance. Don't think there is a level site in the park. The Wi-Fi is through a pay service called RVLogon which for $6 a day is almost worthless and slower than slow! Now if that is not enough the I-10 freeway noise is totally unbearable as you might as well park on the shoulder of the freeway, you are that close. Anybody that thinks this park is a 10 must be deaf! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park with spectacular views of (and easy access to hiking in) Picacho Peak. Had a really nice, very wide, pull-through site that afforded us a daily view of the peak right out our windshield. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the park was very clean and neat, and we truly enjoyed our stay. The only item to knock them for is being a bit close to Interstate 10. You can hear the highway, but it was not overly loud. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely park with a nice rec area, pool, computer modem hookups, pleasant managers,
etc. in a beautiful area. It has everything one could want and the price is right. Why the low rating? Because of noise from I-10. We were given a site that backed up to the freeway and we did not sleep a wink as semis and traffic zoomed by all night long. Our RV literally shook and vibrated from the racket. We left the next morning. If you stay here, be sure to ask for a site in the back. We won't return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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This is a very interesting park, considering it is next to Picacho Peak (a national monument) and approximately half way between Tucson and Phoenix, and only a short distance to Casa Grande and the old Casa Grande ruins. We stay there every chance we get. Hospitable managers as well as lots of activities during the winter months. Intend to visit this year as well (2004). We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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What a lovely RV park! It is billed as a resort and it really is. We stopped there in November of 2001. Had no prior knowledge of the park, just needed to stop somewhere for the night. I'm sure it is a haven for snowbirds, but they hadn't arrived yet when we were there. The pool and hot tub area was immaculate. The food in the dining hall was absolutely outstanding. Their chef, Elesa (probably spelled her name wrong) would be worth following across the country. I want to go back there for the winter months. There is a lovely huge peak behind the park, makes the area more interesting. We thought
it was a great park and plan to return. We camped here in a camper.
Huge sites, very peaceful state park. Camping fee includes $7 entry fee. We stayed two nights in a travel trailer to hike Picacho Peak. We filled out tanks with potable water near the dump station. There is a fee to dump tanks (for non-campers), but we didn't use it. Nice park for a short visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great place to stay for a few days. The park has 50 amp electric at each site, potable water, and holding tank dump at the campground entrance. The showers and restroom were very clean and well maintained. We like to hike and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Picacho Peak. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice state park, but the location was a little noisy with I-10 constant noise and the train that parallels the freeway. Good space between sites, lots of hiking trails within the park. Verizon MiFi worked well. Park Wi-Fi was available for $$ so we didn't use it. We were surprised that the sites has 20/30/50 amp hookup but no water. We didn't realize that until after we were leveled and unhooked so we had to haul water. Nice stopover between Phoenix and Tucson and a chance to be away from the big city locations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nightly fee was $25, plus a $5 online reservation fee. Park has easy access. Interior roads were dirt/gravel. There were no trees. The park has many hiking/pet walking trails. There is good spacing between sites. Verizon 4G service was good. There was a centrally located dumpster for trash, but there were no trash cans located in the camping areas. We stayed 3 nights and will return if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in off season and it was very quiet. Lovely views of the area. Very well kept. Off the freeway so little freeway noise. Wifi can be purchased from a service provider; good signal. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is right off interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix. You can see the 1,500 foot Picacho Peak from miles away. There are trails to hike that wind up the peak and in the spring you can overlook fields of wildflowers. Settlers heading west used the peak as a landmark traveling between New Mexico and California and later the road for the forty-niners and the Butterfield Overland Stage. This park is known for its landscape, and historical importance. It is the site of AZ's westernmost Civil War Battle. Union soldiers defeated 10 Confederate cavalrymen at this spot. The park was empty when we stayed overnight only about four or five campers per loop and there are three loops. We were in the B loop and had great views. Only one bath house was open but it was clean with hot showers. This is a very popular park for the snowbirds that come down in the winter and leave April 1. It is in a windy area and we were warned driving up interstate 10 to be careful about the desert winds. There is a visitor center with some exhibits and a gift shop. The area is known for its wildlife viewing and bird watching. We had electric but no water and the cost was $25 plus a $5 reservation fee. Very interesting overnight stop! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a great place to visit. It is clean, the bathrooms were spotless, and the views magnificent. It is easy to maneuver with back in and pull through spaces. Great hiking and nature trails for all levels of expertise. One drawback, make sure you bring enough supplies as there is nothing close if you forget something. A great park, been there twice and loved it both times. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A wonderful desert campground. Excellent views. If it is hot, select a site that will put your preferred side (of your rig) in the shade. Normally that is on the east side of each of the 3 loops. Good antenna TV reception. Our Verizon services worked well. Office staff would not let us enter to select a site but did let us change from the site they initially assigned to us. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of our favorite state park campgrounds in the nation. Great views. Very well maintained. Most of the sites have good privacy. The only drawback is distant traffic noise from I-10 and the railroad tracks. Not a major problem, however. The electric has been activated for all three loops now. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great State Park. The restrooms are fairly new and the nicest we've seen anywhere. The sites were level and there were nice walking trails. We stayed here one night and we would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our families favorite state park! Beautiful views! Very big spaces, nicely spread out, restrooms/showers are top notch. The kids love climbing the peak with the caves. Campsite staff very friendly and helpful. The only thing that would make this place a 10 is having water and sewage hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a surprisingly nice state park with very nicely spaced and roomy campsites. It is close to I-10 and train tracks so there is some low level noise, so marked down from what would otherwise have been a 10 rating. Very nice camp host who facilitated the check in process. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A State Park in peak condition. Excellent for trekking. Do remember that the park "only" offers electricity. No sewer and no water. Having said this, the park also offers restrooms to a high standard seldom seen. No shops nearby so bring everything you need. Some noise from the Interstate and from trains to be expected. Nothing to worry to much about though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We think this is a nice state park even more than we would have thought. It’s just off I-10, between Casa Grande and Tucson. The mountains here include Picacho Peak (3,374 feet). There’s a smaller butte right near the camping loops. Sites and loops are paved and level. The landscape is native Sonoran Desert. There are no trees or even oleander bushes. Each site has electric (no water or sewer), a fire ring/grill combo, and a wood-top picnic table. Some sites have a ramada over the table. There are back-in and pull-through sites. The electric on the back-in sites is at the back of the site. The back-in sites are double-wide. Depending on the site, the picnic area could be on the right, the left, or at the back of the site. We stayed in site A13 that had a good view of the peak from one side and the butte on the other side. The layout was good, giving ample space between sites. It was not crowded on the January weekend we stayed. The I-10 traffic and train noise was muted and distant. Showers and restrooms were clean and modern. The shower area had tile walls and terrazzo on the floor. There was plenty of hot water. There are a lot of hiking opportunities, from easy to difficult. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of our favorite parks. Sites are large, paved, pretty level and well dispersed. Electric at each site now and good dump station. Restrooms and showers are immaculate. You can hear some traffic from the interstate and train track but it is certainly not obnoxious. The hiking is very good- some pretty challenging. AZ State wanted to close this park because of budgets but nearby cities chipped in to keep it open. Pretty cool. Gotta support that. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground. Spotless restrooms and showers. Wonderful hiking trails, the cables to the peak are a fun land for hikers. The train horn didn't bother us in the motorhome, probably would wake us up if we were in a tent. Getting hot, but our campsite had a shade shelter over the table, and 50amp power for the air conditioner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well spaced sites in a beautiful setting beneath the mountains and far enough from the interstate to make the road noise only a dim hum. We hiked up to the peak from both the front side one day and the back side another day: a great hike. Electric only, but not a problem for shorter stays. Fire rings, picnic table and a shade ramada at each site. Good place for traditional, family RV camping. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites were well spaced, beautiful location, very clean, some hiking trails throughout the park with historic information about area posted on trails. Park is located off of interstate and near train tracks. Therefore, traffic and train noise was very noticeable. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A very nice desert state park with immaculate bathrooms. While other parks were full, this park still had a few spots available even over the weekend. The interstate is visible in the distance, but we did not hear any traffic noise (very unusual since some traffic noise is heard at almost all campgrounds). It was very peaceful and relaxing with a view of mountains all around. We spend 3 nights and enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park for a 1 or 2 night stay. Plenty of hiking trails to explore Picacho Peak and the various caves (not big ones) in and around the mountain. Campground (we were in Loop C) is clean and sites are not too close together. I-10 is visible, but not very loud. There are train tracks near I-10, however, that have trains and their horns going throughout the night. You can't really hear the trains, just the horns. Would stay here again, just have to remember to bring something to drown out the train horn sound. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice state park. I was there with the Airstream 4 Corner's Unit for the New Year and stayed 6 nights. It was quiet, nice, and dark at night. We reserved the Quail Loop and had it for a total of 22 Airstreams. We enjoyed the ramadas that have electricity and the fire ring got good use. The Rangers and volunteers were very helpful and nice to deal with. The bathrooms/showers were clean; only complaint is that it was cold in there, but luckily the water was good and hot. The sunsets were amazing! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We met family here for a few days of camping before Christmas. We had a great time. The sunsets were beautiful and the weather was chilly but comfortable. The staff is very nice and the showers and restrooms were newly re-done. We will return many times I'm sure. I rated it an 8 because it doesn't have water hook-ups or sewer, but there is a free dump site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We initially stayed at this park for an overnighter. We liked it so much we came back a week later, to stay for two more nights (We were originally going to stay in Phoenix but decided to stay here for those two additional nights). Sites are huge with lots of space in between. Views are good and park was clean and quiet. Water is available near the dump station. Restrooms where spotless and the showers had plenty of room and hot water. In addition to hiking we visited the near by ostrich farm and had a wonderful time feeding the animals and birds, well worth the $5.00 admission. The only reason I did not rate higher was because there was some road noise and a lot of train noise. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 2 nites and really enjoyed this campground. There are several hikes to take in the park and the wildflowers were in bloom while we were here. No reservations, first come/first served but it was not full during our week stay. Roads are easy to manuver and sites are well laid out. The restrooms/showers were spotless and I did not use the shower in our coach for the first time in over 3 years!! Not much else to do in the area - campground is 20 miles from Casa Grande & 40 from Tucson. We would stay here again if we were passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful little state park. Wildflowers blooming in early March and weather perfect. Dark, starry skies. This is better than being in Phoenix or Tucson. Verizon cell phone and EVDO plus TV reception was surprisingly clear and strong. Make time to linger and hike the trails. Dump station and water available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding state park. We arrived in a 40' motorhome towing a Jeep and were able to easily find a pullthrough site so we didn't have to unhook. However, we wish we could have stayed for several days. Awesome views, clean park, interesting-looking hiking trails, birding, etc. Might be difficult for people with dogs. LOTS of prickery cactus (especially chollas that 'jump.'), but they do keep the campsites very clean of whatever they can. I'd highly recommend this as a stop for several days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped here overnight as there was a toxic spill on I-10 that afternoon and the RV resort was evacuated for some time. The state park had plenty of sites and got one that was electrified. The scenery was stupendous. We could have easily spent a few more days here. The new bathroom/shower facility was the biggest and best I've ever seen for a campground. Spotless and very sanitary. We didn't experience any difficulty with noise as traffic was a mere crawl even late in the night. Good base camp with lots to do in the Tucson area. We'll definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice state park close to I-10. I was afraid that we would get freeway noise, but although the highway was visible from our site, we really couldn't hear it. The location is at the bottom of Picacho Peak which rises up dramatically from the desert floor. There is a small visitor center with friendly, efficient staff. There are nice trails from which to explore the desert and good bird watching. The campsites are well-spaced out,clean and level. It's a good place to layover if you are traveling I-10. Nice sunsets! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground up on a hill with views of the valley below. Great views at night of all the stars. Freeway noise was not a problem here as it is quite a ways back from the freeway. Lots of hiking trails. Bad water here also with signs warning of the nitrates in the water. Has nice dump station. Gets pretty busy starting in Oct-Nov as the weather cools off. Very large sites with lots of space between them. Would stay here again if in area. Has three loops with one loop for tenting or rv's with no hookups at all at $12 day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really liked this CG but can understand how others might not. It's only a mile off I-10 and slightly uphill from the freeway, so there is some road noise. It was so constant, though, that it was more like white noise. Unfortunately, however, immediately on the other side of I-10 is a set of double railroad tracks, and trains run pretty often. Apparently owing to atmospheric conditions or something, we didn't hear the trains at all for 4 nights but during part of the 5th night they sounded like they were within a hundred yards. Odd. CG roads and sites are paved, sites are very large and mostly level. This is in the desert, but the campground is right at the base of Picacho Peak, so there are lovely views. Hiking trails, group CG areas (a 12-site RV group area has electric and water), picnic and day use areas. Imagine summers are pretty toasty here, but in February it was gorgeous. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Picacho Peak is a nice little park. Too close to the highway, but a good overnighter. We went there for our second outing in our new trailer since it was close to home. Great hike up and around Picacho Peak. Huge pull-through RV space with no one even close to us. Bathrooms were fine. Not many businesses around the park, so make sure to bring enough supplies for meals. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.