This is a long-term snowbird park, not an overnight stop. For $28 (cash only) you get a spot in a gravel parking lot on the periphery of the park with water and electric only - no sewer hookup, table, trees; just dust and train noise. Our bad, we should have done more research; don't make our mistake, avoid this park if traveling, there are better, less expensive parks around. We'll avoid this park in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a 55 plus park consisting of snowbirds who have been coming here for years. It is getting to be predominately park models which the new owners are encouraging, but overall, it offers many activities and if you make an effort to become involved, you will enjoy it. The Wi-Fi system is free and even free, it's not worth it: terrible! The trains coming through town can't be ignored at first, but eventually, you don't hear them. The smell of the livestock feed two miles away, however, is a different matter. When the wind is blowing a certain way: get a clothes pin for your nose! The spaces are ample; wider than some other parks we've been to. There's not much in the town of Wellton in the way of shopping, but Yuma is only 20 miles or so away. The town library is surprisingly great! State of the art for such a small town and also has computers available. For the price, this is a good park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here in their down season. The resort was all gravel with a cement pad and no trees. Very nice clubhouse with exercise room. The pool was small but well kept. I think this was more of an adult park. There were many mobile homes and permanent trailers and looks like in has a lot of snow birds in the winter. Everything was well kept and very clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I didn't know quite how to rate this. It certainly isn't a place I would return, but not because it was disgusting. There are just ways around staying here. See, it isn't really a RV resort by any means. What is is is a place to stay if you want to take a ride down the Illinois river and that isn't a bad thing. The river trip itself is quite pleasant. The campground is a plot of land with full hook ups. There are no concrete slabs, just fairly level, though overgrown grass. Not so bad. We saw some big motor homes in there, but how they did it we don't know. Pretty tight squeeze. No trees to bother you or shade you. Bad things; the NOISE!!! Man, people are noisy critters! In addition there was road noise, four wheeler noise (live ins), teenager music noise. Just a lot of noise! My daughter LOVES to shower at campgrounds and she went in once and never went back. On a plus side, there are many "RV resorts" in this area, but some of them don't even offer water hook ups and looked at me like I was an alien when I asked. The whole area is an OK stop if you are going through and want to float the river. Not a destination area in my opinion. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Located approximately 30 miles east of Yuma, this park offers all the features of some of the bigger parks in the area without the big park atmosphere. The facilities are always kept immaculate. The owners and hosts, are always available to provide any assistance that may be required. We camped here in a camper.
Stayed here 2 nites with PA discount. Old Old campground- not well kept up- looks like lots of seasonal snow birds and a few permanents. Parked us beside an old rundown motorhome with garbage everywhere around it- there were other spots available. Was quiet, appeared safe and worth the PA discount- but will look for other arrangements next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a dump. Wish I could give it 0 rating. The restroom was so rundown that the sink cabinet was falling apart and the showers were too dirty to use. I have seen outhouses in better shape. The grounds are poorly kept. This is Passport America rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
People were friendly enough. Older RV sites, seemed like a lot of full-timers. Gravel sites & roads. Never found the cable hook-up. Even though the electrical box had 50amp plug, only 30amp worked. Every time the train went by (lots of noise) it messed-up the TV signal. We checked in at dark and had 6 trains in the first two hours ( at the time of this post). Would have been more peaceful at Walmart if AZ allowed it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Older park with very small sites. We stayed on Passport America which states clean showers, No showers. Wi-Fi signal weak and runs slow. Trains blow horn several times while passing, sign states (No Horn Blowing while passing through)! I would not stay here again however a few others say they come back every year! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a large spot by the clubhouse with 50 amp and excellent Wi-Fi (it's in the clubhouse). This is an older park in decline, but we'd stay there again. The owners are friendly and helpful, the long-term residents are also friendly, the clubhouse has a pool table, shuffle board, several large screen TVs, and more that I probably didn't notice. The real drawback with this park is the fact that it's right along some busy train tracks. We didn't actually find that too bothersome except when we were watching TV (totally drowned out the sound). Lots of birds, lots of trees and landscaped plantings. We paid the Passport America rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Cost reflects Passport America rate. This is a rustic park for the train enthusiasts passing through the area. It is approximately 75’ of the multiple tracks in the area. We ran our back air conditioner fan for white noise and the trains did not bother us. If a train comes in and stages there, they shut the engines off, unlike a truck stop. Some come through fast so even with 100 cars, the noise is not long, nor is it that loud. The sites are on dirt, at the back (east end) of the park. We used this as a home base while doing day trips in the area. There are other parks in the area but the train noise will be about the same and they charge more for your stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is being let go as the saying goes. We were here a year ago for almost a month and can see how is has changed in many ways. The toilet in the mens bathroom in the clubhouse was lose from its floor mounting last year and still is. There was one three day period where there was no toilet paper in the bathroom. The train noise I can deal with but the junk, weeds and total lack of normal upkeep makes this a place to pass in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for 1 night using Coast to Coast, Good Neighbor Park. Manager was friendly enough when we checked in, if you could get past the cigarette smoke and ashtray full of butts. The site was adequate and the residents were friendly. Didn't check out the restrooms and showers but I had doubts as to their quality. The outdoor laundry area was a novelty. Trains do not particularly bother us. Would possibly stay here again just as a stopover. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here because of the $10 Passport America rate as we were passing through the area. We were with friends in another rig, and the two available "Passport America" sites left were the worst in the park. The dog walk access is between the two sites - the access consisting of a break in the shrubbery with passage to the adjacent railroad right of way. Well, many of the dog owners didn't bother to make it past our sites, as they were littered with dog crap. Our friends, also dog owners, were so disgusted they had to clean it up right away beforre putting out their table. Besides the disturbance of dog walkers through our site (which made our friend's dog bark wildly each time) the proximity to the very active train tracks, complete with switching activities, made it almost impossible to sleep. The manager made us pay for 2 nights minimum using Passport America, but we left after one night. He didn't seem surprised. The campground was a mix of nice 'snowbird' units and run down full-timer units. The manager was friendly enough, and the outdoor washer/dryers worked well. The park is in the old rundown section of Wellton, but there is some new development with restaurants and golf courses a few minutes drive away. The only redeeming factor would have been nice, inexpensive golf courses nearby, but with all the snowbirds (staying at the nicer parks) we couldn't even get a tee time. Big thumbs down. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a Dump! This is probably the filthiest, noisiest with the most unfriendly staff I've ever come accross. The park is generally in total disrepair. Weeds, leaves and overgrown grass is what you can expect. The bathroom keys are available only if you pay a deposit of $3.00 per key. This was not told to us until we went to use the restrooms. Probably worked out for the best. I'm sure the bathrooms were not any better maintained than the rest of the park. Trains were so close and so noisy that sleep was not possible for any extended length of time. There are now several very nice parks in Wellton and the general area. We stayed here because we had called ahead for reservations, and it was late in the evening. We were tired and using Passport America. We will never visit this terrible park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place was so bad it was rather humorous. The train runs literally a short block from the site we were in. The ground rumbled and the whistles pierced the air regularly all day and all night long. I had been worried about freeway noise but can report that no road noise made it through. The bathrooms and showers are locked and the gripy manager didn't bother to mention it when we checked in and no keys were offered. Given the generally dumpy nature of this park I'm not sure I would have wanted to see inside of the bathrooms anyway. Had we not already been driving all day with darkness setting in we might have moved on--should have stayed in Yuma; this park is about 30 miles east of Yuma. Site was level and not large but certainly fine for our 30 ft class A. Passport America park so at least it was not expensive; mostly long-term tenants, no one in their right mind would pay more than $10 to stay in this place. Cash or checks only. One unique thing that I rather liked was the open air laundry; liked it in November, probably would lose it's charm in July. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely nice check in people. We have stopped here twice as an overnight. It is very easy to make this an overnight. Very easy big rig park. This is mostly a park model place, but lots of short term spaces too. The short term spaces are rock. There is a pool, hot tub, and other outdoor recreation facilities. This is on the other side of the mountains just east of Yuma. There are large farms in the area so some green. If spaces were paved and Wi-Fi worked well I would have rated higher. My wife got the Wi-Fi code but still did not work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good overnight stop for us. Did laundry and the facility was nice. As can be expected many seasonals. The RV area is just a huge gravel lot with no site plan. Works as we just pulled in and didn't have to unhook the tow. If there was Wi-Fi we never found a server. AT&T worked fine though. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a large park with lots of park models. We were placed near the edge with full hookups. No defined area at our site, number 39. No picnic table or other usual conveniences here. The pool and hot tub are beautiful. Good laundry facilities here. Our neighbors decided to set up their "party area" near the front side of our coach and partied on, but retired early, much to our relief. Quiet at night, with the same trains we heard when we were at Salton Sea SRA, but one gets used to the sounds. A beautiful desert area with mountains in the distance. Much more private than the parks in Yuma and much more affordable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our second visit to Tier Drop Park which has become our favorite stopover place on I-8. People in the office are top-notch and very friendly. We were warmly welcomed even though staying only one night. Our price was based on a special promotional rate for overnights. Lots of very neat and clean long-term spots (some with park models) with flowers and palm trees. A very large transient parking area with excellent, modern utilities. This is desert so expect a gravel parking area but it is very level and offers huge campsites. We drive a 45 foot motor home and tow a Jeep so we were very pleased. Would have been great for a longer stay and sightseeing. Wellton is close enough to Yuma and other attractions and desert recreation and has all the conveniences you will need. This park would make a great rally site for groups. Our only complaint was that it had already gotten too hot for April and we had to use the AC. A little shade would have been nice but never necessary until summertime. Great sunrise and sunset views. We will always come back going either East or West. We camped here in a Motorhome.