Date of Stay: September, 2016
Booked a two-night stay starting on September 8, 2016. We reserved in advance and asked for premium site #44. They charge $25 extra to confirm a site. They asked what type of motorhome and we told them a Class A 36'. Arrived at 11:00am and were told check in was not until 1pm. Our site was visible from the check-in office so I pointed out that our site was vacant. She then checked us in. All the staff we dealt with at the park were actually very polite.. Our rate was $95 a night, plus 10% "Hotel Tax" and another $2.85 "Business Improvement Tax". All total, the nightly rate was $119.91. I think this park is outrageously expensive for what you get. We were not able to hook up at site 44. The park has been improved and one of the changes is at some sites the hook-up post and sewer drain have been elevated on an approximate 1 1/2 foot concrete pad. Our Class A's sewer drain attaches underneath the RV and the hose cannot "go uphill" to an elevated pad to work effectively. We asked to move to a site that could accommodate our RV. We were told that the manager was out. After about 30 minutes this same young woman called my husband and said we could move to site 125. Please note this was a pull-through site but not a premium site nor in the better location but we agreed and moved. This park is immediately adjacent to the US101 and extremely noisy. Motorcycles seem to be the worst. We had full-timers on either side. A large 42' Class A had to back in on the row behind us and had a difficult time maneuvering around our RV. This site was just large enough to accommodate our RV and tow vehicle. The park is surrounded by chain link fencing. I would not return to this park.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
We were assigned site 47 upon checking in. We drove to site with park host. Site was long and wide-good for pull through site. Then we discovered it was only a 30 amp site even though our confirmation said 50. I had to walk back to office and after an hour of waiting in the office they moved us to 46. Due to amount of pine trees there was no way to connect to our Dish tv service. Trees were nice though for the shade. It kept the RV cool. This site is about as close as you can get to the railroad tracks. The trains blow their horn at precisely the KOA location. They run through starting at 5am, 5:30am, 6am then start up around 5pm, 5:30 pm, 6pm. Then again around 2am and 2:30am. I don't know about the rest of the day because we were out. The trash situation is the worst I've ever experienced. They only have one trash area for the entire park which is right at the park office-entrance. Smelly, full of gnats and bugs, unorganized, regular old smelly trash cans for the recycle, which people were dumping their regular trash because the landfill bins were spilling over. It is a total mess and they should be written up by the health department. We staid 3 nights. It's a shame this place is so bad because the area is absolutely stunning with natural beauty and endless activities. Sites and roads in park are mostly dirt. There seem to be quite a few full-timers there too.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
We stayed for 7 nights in Feb. 2014. Park changed ownership in Dec. 2013 so has many more amenities and is more attractive than the typical KOA. Sites are large and pull-throughs are plentiful. Access in and out of park is good; although, they need more signage. There's an outdoor heated pool, fitness center, laundry, and good restaurant on property. Wi-Fi is free but does not work very well. Since we stayed here in February there were very few children. Each site has a metal table and four chairs-very nice touch! You can even get an upgraded site that includes grass. Our site had it. You need at least 7-14 days in Tucson because there are so many things to do. Don't bother with Tombstone. It's very commercial and not much left that's authentic. Try Bisbee. I hear that's more fun. Also look up Tubac which is an area with lots of shops and restaurants. San Xavier Mission is nearby and Tubac has an old presidio to explore. I would definitely come back here.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
As I am writing this the noise from the F-17's flying overhead (time-8:00pm) is so loud that I have to wait until they pass to speak to my husband. El Mirage is located directly under the flight path of Luke Air Force base. While I do enjoy the sounds of freedom I don't like paying $54 base rate/night plus 12.27 tax to listen to it. The air base practices maneuvers Mon-Fri - 8:00am - 8:00pm. It is deafening. They do not warn you about this when you register. The park is nice, very large. Great pool, spa, fitness and laundry area. Combination of manufactured homes and RV park sites. You are not close to very many amenities or any sightseeing in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Maximum speed limit on the roads is 35 MPH. Look out for the speed screens! No cable, Wi-Fi or table included with rate. Back ins only, no pull-throughs. Not close to interstate roads either. Lots of surface street driving. There is a golf course here but you will be deaf by the time you finish.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
Clean park, easy to find, pull-through site a big advantage. Pool area small but nice. Bathroom and showers well-maintained. Park is combination mobile sites for owners and RV sites. We were in central area so away from Interstate. Try not to book too close to that area as it can get noisy. Yuma is an interesting and friendly city. Lots to see and do. Wi-Fi didn't work very well and there were no tables at sites which would have been nice. While spaces are wide there is a funny cement fixture in the center which forces the rig to park to one side. I would return.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Signage is not very good so finding the park off SIR 41 was not easy. I just happened to see the small sign and directed my husband to make the right turn before we passed it. You then have to go down a very steep narrow road to get to it. The park looks nothing like their website. The stream is practically non-existent so swimming or fishing is impossible. The view from the full hookups is of the utility company across the Fresno River. The sites were so narrow we could barely get our slides out and have enough room to sit outside. Our neighbors hookup including their sewer outlet was right next to where we sat. The picnic table was warped and about to fall apart. This is actually an old trailer park and these residents don't do enough to keep up the appearance of their lots. Old patio furniture, tires, appliances form their landscape designs outside. There is one bathroom and shower facility that everyone shares and the tent campers don't do much to keep it clean. The trash areas were clean and trash was removed daily so that helped. Sites are all gravel and dirt. Only concrete was the little road in and out. This park has the location going for it as it's the best one to use if you are going to do South Yosemite activities and Bass Lake for boating and swimming. I liked being in the town of Oakhurst as there was a Starbuck's and a great Railey's Grocery store.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
The clubhouse area includes a full-service restaurant called The Crest Bar & Grill. They were offering a Father's Day special of steak and scallops that smelled delicious. Check in was great and we were escorted to our site which was all-concrete and spacious enough for all our slide-outs. They honor the Good Sam discount here. The pool area was clean and very nice. It was a warm afternoon so we enjoyed a swim and some down time. The restrooms were spacious and very clean. There were over five shower stalls with plenty of room. There is a putting green also and the park is close to Camping World and Walmart if you need to pick anything up. We only stayed one night as we were on our way to Oakhurst. Full timers do occupy spaces at the perimeter of the park but they didn't bother me. I didn't see any loose pets either. WFfi and cable TV all worked fine. I would definitely stay at this park again.