3 Parks near Gila Bend, Arizona
Jan 2016 - $32.00
We had stayed in the park a few times before for just touch-and-gos under the previous ownership and decided to try a longer stay. The new KOA ownership has made a couple of key improvements and is working on more. The improved WiFi was excellent, and the new cable TV service a very nice addition. There are also great walking loops for people and dogs. The park is clean, and the staff very friendly and helpful. The only downside is the park's location near an interstate highway, busy railroad route, and military bombing range. Despite that, we think this is one of the better parks we have stayed in and appreciate the changes the new ownership has made. We would certainly stay here again. - gadabout80
Nov 2015 - $33.00
This is Augie's Quail Trail RV Park and is in the process of changing over to a Gila Bend KOA. It is a very nice clean park with large mostly pull through spaces, management is friendly and helpful. There are several places to eat in Gila Bend but the closest shopping is 40 miles away in Goodyear AZ. We would stay here again if in the area. - Ruffin It
Jun 2015 - $32.00
It was ok, nice enough for a night while passing through. Verizon signal was choppy. It was basically just a big open park with nothing around and no amenities or reason to stay. The word mediocre comes to mind. - Rex Allen Man
Jan 2016 - $14.00
This park provides a great stay for overnight or longer stay travelers at a remarkably low price. Be sure to check in at the convenience store before entering the park; there's plenty of room to park while registering. Easy access to the park from I-8, long, level pull-thru sites, and full hookups with a laundry and desert dog-walking area. Some noise at night from the truck stop, but otherwise quiet and dark at night. WiFi at the store; unusable in the park. Good Verizon cell and data, and no obstructions to a satellite. Get here early and call ahead to check if there are spaces available, this park fills up quickly. - Meanderman
Dec 2015 - $14.00
Our intent was to spend one night and stayed for two. We were also pulling a tow vehicle and did not have to disconnect.
We arrived from the East going to California. Our site was easy to pull in and pull out when left. The Interstate also was easy to get back onto. Everything was clean and level at the site and we did not use any other facilities.
The park was really interesting in the way it was located just enough off of the Interstate. They has all the services that we needed. We stayed another day because we wanted to walk up and down the desert trails by the Gila Bend River, (no water).
They also have lots of dry camping outside the park with a free dump and water. If you need propane they have it also.
Reading the other reviews I agree this is a great stop when traveling. .
We would definitely stop here again in the future. - User1599
Nov 2015 - $14.00
I wish there were more parks like this near the interstate everywhere. It is inexpensive, with full hookups, pull throughs, and everything works. It is close to the interstate, there's gas, and there's food. - skyshark
Jan 2015 - $4.00
This is a gorgeous desert spot for sunsets and solitude. The seasonal hosts are friendly and maintain the place in excellent condition. There are handicapped sites. Also there is a day use area. The best solitude is found away from the day use area. Bring water. Well marked signs off of I-8 west of Gila Bend. A kit fox visited us in early evening. - waterwoman
Dec 2014 - $4.00
No services but it's great for those of us who like quiet and solitude. Lots of room between sites. Petroglyphs are interesting but limited to just one outcropping of rocks. - LM&TinView
Aug 2014 - $4.00
The rate reflects a 50% Senior Pass discount. This spacious BLM campground is about 12 miles north of Interstate 8, with good paved-road access. There is one low-water crossing but, when we visited the campground, the water was only about 6 inches deep at the deepest part, so was not a problem. It might be an issue after a heavy rain. The interior campground roads and the sites are packed desert gravel. The sites are huge and very well separated. There is no significant vegetation for visual separation, but the sites are spaced far enough apart that this is not a big negative. You get a large flat space in the desert but, otherwise, you are pretty much on your on except they do provide a dumpster. There are also picnic tables and a fire ring. There are pit toilets but we did not use them. Bring everything else you will need. The closest water/dump/services are in Gila Bend about 30 miles away. There are camp hosts, but we hardly ever saw them during our 5-day visit. Many visitors camp to ride their ORVs on the back roads, and unfortunately off-road throughout the desert. We were concerned that the noise in the campground from the ORVS would be a problem, but most folks were considerate and did not ride through the campground. The petroglyphs were very interesting but are in a fairly small area. There are no defined hiking trails, but we had a great time just hiking out through the desert with a compass and GPS. We had very strong Verizon voice and 4g data. Satellite was not a problem since there are few trees. There is not a lot to do here but relaxing. We enjoyed our visit and will certainly stay again if in the area. - TheJim