4 Parks near Bowie, Arizona
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Rusty's RV Ranch is a nice little oasis in the desert. We stayed 3 nights. Sites were okay, but spartan. Seemed to have a lot of wasted space, but plenty of room for our RV and Truck. The Laundry/Clubhouse has a small pond with some caged birds, there is also another pond in the park. We were invited to a talapia dinner on the patio of the clubhouse one of the nights we were there, pot luck. Everyone was very friendly.
This is a "Dark Sky" park, and the stargazing was spectacular. Tons of birding opportunities in the surrounding area: we were even given hand-drawn birding map at check in. - pclchicagox
Jul 2016 - $24.00
This is a wonderful park. The spaces are 100 feet long pull through so there is no problem parking. There is lots of space. There is an aviary and park that is very relaxing. Rusty herself is a hoot.
There are two unique characteristics of this park that I love. It is a dark sky park. You may not have any exterior lights or unshaded windows after dark. That is so that one can go out and enjoy the stars. It is truly amazing.
Second is the birding. Not only on the park, but just west is a large reserve. Wonderful. - sfrantz
May 2016 - $20.00
Great campground. A truly great place to stay. Very long parking sites for the RV, good hookups. Spacious sites add to the experience. Very nice dog run on the west side of the park. Outstanding skies for astronomers, lots of rockhound locations nearby, bird watchers delight. Also great for ham radio!
Easy to get here, take exit 5 south off I-10, go 25 miles and enter on the right. - R Herring
May 2016 - $16.00
Stayed overnight in a pull-through. Friendly people. Great price. Close to highway, easy on and off. Camping out in the middle of nowhere, but it had character. Store sells great fudge. Wifi is spotty. No TV via antenna or cable. - rvjubilee
Apr 2016 - $14.00
Older RV park with gravel and dirt roads. No trees, no activity center or rec room. 50 & 30 amp and FHUs. All sites level, long and wide pull thrus. Clean but dated. Laundry room and clean restrooms. Mile off I-40 so no freeway traffic noise. Next to RR tracks so train noise but no horns. 3-4 bar Verizon cell signal and 4G data and good satellite signal. Free password wi fi. Office staff friendly and helpful. Nice store with local jerky, honey and nuts. No monthlys. About 2 miles west of Bowie. We will stay there again for a nite while in the area. - Pepper Dan
Jan 2016 - $14.00
We use this park as a stopover between Las Cruces, NM and Tucson, AZ. Nothing fancy, but a good facility for big rigs. The office staff is wonderful. The store is pristine and has interesting southwest merchandise. Sites have ample room for leaving towed vehicle hooked up. This is a bare bones park and everything worked great. They have both diesel and LP. The park is located between the interstate and an active railroad track. Their sounds didn't bother us, but might if one were sensitive. We will most certainly be staying here again. You can't beat the price for a safe overnight stay.
Note that the owner is in the process of changing the name to Dwayne's Mountain View RV Park since there is another Mountain View park nearby. Look for the Fresh Jerky signs. Check in is at the store. - Peggy_from_Las_Cruces
May 2016 - $16.00
This is a National Park campground with clean (although sometimes buggy) restrooms, each with two stalls and a sink. The spots are easy to back into and the site are marked online as to what size trailer or RV can fit in the site. Every site has a table and a grill. The site are well segregated and a few are very private. There is an abundance of wildlife in the area and great views every direction you look. We have stayed there multiple times and will stay there many more times. - DBrewer254
Feb 2016 - $6.00
We stayed 3 nights in a 26 ft MH. We reserved the 29 ft site 2 days ahead as the sites are small and the park was full all 3 nights. It is 37 miles back to Wilcox, so I strongly recommend reserving. (And we rarely reserve a site in advance.) No hookups, plenty of good water for jugs. Most sites needed extra levelers. Excellent spot for small class B & C MHs and tents. No rig over 29 foot. Nice dip, in and out of campground. Hosts were very helpful. Nice picnic tables. Some sun in between trees for solar panels. National Park campground well maintained. - USA16RVer
Jan 2015 - $12.00
We attempted to camp here in a 28-foot long fifth-wheel trailer in December of 2014. We made reservations well in advance for a 41-foot back-in site through recreation.gov and paid in full. The campground was quite wooded and shady and perhaps lovely for tents, but not RV friendly at all. The roads and sites are all gravel, with no hookups. There were a few gray water dumps and water spigots that we had planned on using (with buckets and jugs), but I have since learned that the camp
hosts will not allow RV campers to use these facilities - they are only for tents. The loop is difficult to navigate, and the campground's beauty was marred by white board fencing all along the loop and a great deal of regulatory signs. Upon arriving at our site, we discovered that it was angled in a way not depicted on the map we used to make the reservation. Because the campground is set up in a one-way traffic loop in the wrong direction for that site, we would have to jack-knife our trailer. I attempted to find a camp host to see if we could drive the wrong way in the loop just in order to park, but the hosts were nowhere
to be found. Other sites we tried had steep slopes, a great deal of
loose gravel, large rocks that interfered with backing maneuvers, and some had low-hanging branches. Unless you have a pop-up RV, this would be a very difficult fit anywhere, except for the three sites already occupied by the campground hosts. We ended up leaving, and I finally received a partial refund, but only after appealing my case all the way to Washington, DC, in writing. And by the way, they still haven't updated the map to depict the one-way restriction and the angles of the sites. For tents, I would give this campground four stars, but this is an RV review site, so for our purposes, I have to give it one star. - NMLady97
Jun 2014 - $18.00
Easy on/easy off from I-10. The RR is near by, but the trains don't blow their horns, so trains are not noticeable. All site are pull-throughs. Some of the sites farther away from the office are good for 40' with toad without unhooking. 30 amp power worked good in the 103* heat. No shade. This place is a much older gravel parking lot and the weeds are growing up in places. Good for overnight stay, but not for long term. For $18 we were satisfied with our stay. - A-S_Travels
Apr 2014 - $18.00
Good overnight park. Nothing to brag about but easy in and easy out. Sites are large, but no pull-thrus for larger rigs. My class A 33 footer with a toad didn't have to unhook. Roads and sites are gravel and level. Electric, water and sewer connections are convenient. Close to the interstate and a RR, but I did not find the noise level irritating. Host people were very cooperative and friendly. Unless you have satellite there is no TV. Wi-Fi was weak or less. In summary, you’re in the middle of a desert, so what do you expect. - plove
Jan 2011 - $19.00
We lucked onto this after we couldn't locate Mount View RV Park (which turned out to be off the main highway instead at the 1120 I-10 address shown on the website). The folks here were very nice and this was just a quick overnight for us. Very quiet park. Excellent drinking water. Easy on and off I-10 on the East end of Bowie. Would definitely stay again if we need an overnight in the area. This is not a scenic area so unless you are looking for extreme rest and relaxation it might not be the park for you. - FulltimerFun