Wild West Ranch & RV Resort

RV Park

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860 S John Wayne Pkwy.
Maricopa, AZ 85139
520-858-5035
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GPS: 32.8731, -112.0501

Last Price Paid: $30
Weekly Rate: Yes
Monthly Rate: Yes
Number of Sites: 112
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1388 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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GoThatRoad
MN
34 Hawkins Motor Coach Aerosport Special Edition
2010 Jeep 4 Door Rubicon
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 30
Site Number: 69

GoThatRoad would stay here again

“Barnyard Funk”

Reviewed Mar 20, 2017

Overall Rating

We booked a whole month here, and for $300 + electric, we felt like we got a good deal. That deal came with some catches, though. Apparently there were some major issues going on with the staff while we were there and this translated into somewhat of a mess. Like, nobody in the office, EVER, the whole time we stayed there. Not once. When we checked in, I had called that same morning to confirm our arrival and let them know that we would be arriving in about 2 hours. When we showed up, the host had no idea who we were, how long we were staying or where to put us. As we found throughout our stay, communication was very poor between the campground owners, staff, and campers. Lucky for us, the seasonal campers there were able to help us with most of our questions regarding where to find our mail, wifi password, laundry questions, etc. Hook-ups are fine with solid 50amp and good water pressure. We had a back in site and it was a very large site - very wide. The park is all hard-packed dirt/sand. Our site was fairly level. Depending on where you are in the park, there are some nice views of Table Mountain. The last week we were there, it looked like they were starting to plant some fruit trees, so maybe fresh fruit will be available to campers. You can also get your propane tank filled here, which we did take advantage of, and was a nice perk. There are many permanent residents here and some of them tend to get into some trouble, so the sheriff made a few visits during our stay. Also, this area tends to be in a main thoroughfare for human trafficking, as evidenced by the trail of discarded clothing (check out the shoe tree) a few hundred yards south of the park. We didn't feel unsafe, but just be aware of your surroundings when out on a walk. Water is crap...use a filter, or three, and a water softener. As suggested by the residents in the park, we drove into Casa Grande to do our laundry instead of using the laundry in the rv park. You're in the middle of nowhere with not a whole lot to do in the area, so you have to drive quite a bit to get to something. We liked the movie theater at the casino in Maricopa. We drove to Casa Grande Mountain Park for hiking every week, several times a week. We hiked Picacho Peak, which was about an hour drive, one way - such a GREAT hike! We liked the Maricopa Fry's for grocery shopping. For coffee: Honeycutt Coffee and Crate Coffee in Maricopa and Brownie's in Casa Grande. For dinner: you have to check out Bedillon's in Casa Grande, but make sure you have reservations, even on a weekday. As for the barnyard funk.... I grew up in the country in the midwest surrounded by livestock - I know what a farm smells like and it is not an unpleasant or unwelcome aroma to me. Wild West RV Park is a mere 1.5 miles west of two VERY large dairy operations and, as such, has a constant and powerful smell of barnyard funk that will permeate all aspects of your rig and clothing.This isn't some gentle pasture smell of fresh cow pie, it's the highly concentrated fecal and urine smell of some 10,000+ head of cattle crammed together in a pen, and it's completely overwhelming. The wind seemed to blow from the east almost everyday and I felt like I was doing my lungs a great disservice by breathing in that foulness for so many days in a row. You can tour one of the operations, Shamrock Farms, if you feel inclined to learn more about a high volume commercial dairy operation. I would stay here, again, but only for one or two nights.

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3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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FourFeetFourPaws
CA
22 Lance Camper and Truck
14 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: H
“This park has potential.”

Reviewed Feb 25, 2017

Overall Rating

It appears that sites A-M are for those traveling through. We were hoping for a cement (or even gravel) area with a picnic table to accompany our pull through site. A few did have a cement pad, fewer had a picnic table. The small restroom and shower building was recently remodeled, tiled floor and walls and very clean.

The long term and/or snowbird area was pretty full. Again, some with cement pads, most not. Some sites were fixed up, probably by those occupying the site. The office sold a variety of wine nicely displayed, craft beer, honey and fresh eggs, that was about it. The large laundry room is attached to the office. There are dairy farms and cattle ranches in the area along with the smells associated with them, no smell in the evening, but we did smell it this morning before we left. We could hear the highway, although not too bad. Their wifi was pretty good from our site. The staff was very friendly.

As we said, we really think this place has potential, and with the remodeled restrooms and office perhaps that is where it is going.

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3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
Connectivity:
  • wifi: free
Recreation:
  • horseshoes
  • rec hall
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • laundry
  • propane
  • restrooms: flush
  • rv storage
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Discount Clubs:
  • Good Sam
  • Passport America
Pets:
  • pets

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