Needed to find an overnight spot before darkness, and we stumbled across this recreation area. Payment is on an honor system. Super clean restrooms. No shade, but nice pull through sites with 360 degree views of the volcanic rock surrounding the site. We weren't there during daylight to read the information and do the walk out across the volcanic field, but from other reviewers this would be worth a look. We would stay there again.
Fantastic park although we were lucky to get the last site with hook ups as we didn't have a reservation. Many campers were in the overspill parking dry camping later that day so this park is very popular this time of year. Our satellite navigation bought us in on dirt roads, and we nearly abandoned our efforts. But once we found the campsite it was an easy in and out on tarmac roads via Apache Trail Road from Apache Junction. Our site was next to one of the trails, complete with information along the walk about local bird and animal species and paw prints etc. formed in cement slabs, bird feeding spots and water feature for the wildlife. A coyote walked right past our site in full daylight one afternoon! Loved the coyote sundial along the trail. Located in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains with access to trails up the mountain. Clean restrooms and easy pull through sites. Pet friendly with lots of walks for the pooches to enjoy. Great ghost town gold mine located next to the park.
Stayed just one night on our way west. Great restrooms although we didn't explore the area too much as we arrived late and left early the following day. Nice covered picnic tables by each site. Friendly check-in staff. The park was quiet this time of year, although they booked those campers that were there all in the same area.
A heavy snow a couple of days before our arrival had shut down the top part of the park reached by a steep hill. I walked my dogs in this part, and it was really pretty with sites having a deck and great views. However, due to the bad weather and snow on the ground, we had to stay in the lower part of the campsite which was not as attractive. We only stayed one night as the weather was 7 degrees F overnight so we headed south to warmer temperatures. We'd love to come back and see this campsite in warmer weather. I think it would be much more appealing in a site at the top of the hill. My husband said the men's restrooms and showers were not appealing and could have been cleaner. The women's restrooms were adequate.
We always stay at this park when heading west on IH10. Well managed park with on site restaurant serving home cooked meals at affordable prices. Restrooms at rear of park are full private bathrooms per individual with great showers. Nice trail for dog walking. Laundry facilities. Busy during winter months so you might want to call ahead. We LOVE this park as we travel with our two mid size dogs, and it's important for us to have a good space to exercise them.