Gila Bend, Arizona

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site (BLM)

Gila Bend, Arizona



Gila Bend, Arizona
Phone: (623) 580-5500

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $4 1/2015

Latitude: 33.023029619266
Longitude: -113.048403214416

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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5 Reviews

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waterwoman

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Painted Rock Petroglyph Site (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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Good for mountain biking, hiking, history.

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LM&TinView

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $4.00
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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. We camped at Painted Rock Petroglyph Site (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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Good Verizon MiFi 4G signal.

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mockturtle

Review Count: 142
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $4.00
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Huge gravel sites, pretty sunsets. No water or dump. There are two loops in the campground: To the left, Patayan, and, to the right, Hohokam. The Patayan loop seems to attract more big rigs and ORV enthusiasts but both offer very roomy sites and both are surprisingly quiet. Neither loop was filled during my two visits. We camped at Painted Rock Petroglyph Site (BLM) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Groceries, gas and RV dump stations in Gila Bend, about 25 miles east on I-8.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Painted Rock Petroglyph Site (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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desertexplorer

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $4.00
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This campground has very large dirt/gravel campsites, quite a distance from each other that would accommodate any type of rig. The 60 campsites is approximate as I didn't count them. Each site has a cement picnic table and that's it. There is one toilet facility. There is no potable water or dump station. The actual Petroglyph site might be interesting if you have never seen one, but if you are near Gila Bend and looking for a quiet site for a night or two this might work for you. It is 12 miles West of Gila Bend and 10 miles North of I-8 on Painted Rock Damn Rd. The $4 rate reflects a senior pass discount, normally it's $8 per night. This is also a BLM long term camping area so you could stay for 6 months if you were set up for it. We saw only 1 or 2 that might have been doing that and only 15-20 total in February. We have been here several times when in the area and ready to stop for a night or two. We camped at Painted Rock Petroglyph Site (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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