47 Parks near Gold Canyon, Arizona
May 2016 - $23.00
They have a separate section for short stayers. It is close to the highway but at night (and during the day) you don't hear anything, and we like quiet. Gravel spots, all back-ins with a concrete patio. Only negative was there is no shade or trees or any green, no landscaping at all but you are in the dessert! Great sunsets and views over the mountains and the saguaros. Free spotty WiFi (and the resort was empty), lots of stations on our antenna in HD. The resort is filled with park models and homes. We normally don't go to resorts like this but great to stay for a couple of weeks. Pickle ball, tennis courts, swimming pools and lots more. We will come back. Be sure to ask for specials if you want to stay longer. - Traveller Excel
Apr 2016 - $42.00
The best aspect of this park is the friendliness of the residents. We stayed in the park for a month and got a reduced price but it was still costly and long-term residents pay extra for their electricity. The park has great facilities including 2 pools and hot tubs with tennis, pickle ball, bocceball, horseshoes and a library, computer lab and many other club facilities and activities. The park includes lots of park model residents and a permanent house area adjacent to the RV and park models. It is the kind of place where the motto is "if you are bored it is your own fault" because there is so much to do. The park is quiet despite being on a busy highway with lots of traffic and difficulty getting out at certain times. - mountainfan
Mar 2016 - $45.00
The resort entrance and activities areas are nicely landscaped. We stayed in the short-term section, which is not. Although, to the north was a great view of the Superstition Mountains, and to the west, open desert and great sunsets.
The sites are lose gravel with a concrete patio. The terrain falls away from the patio to the street which made leveling the RV difficult. The hookups were in the back, so we had to backup the next site to be close.
They have no cable TV service, but the antenna picked up many stations although most were Spanish language. March is a terrible month for a college basketball fan to be without cable.
They have Wi-Fi but it is useless in the short-term area. I had to go to customer services each morning to use my computer.
We were across from the dumpsters, so it was quite messy. I never saw any employee there to pick up the trash that blew out of the dumpsters.
They have a free Happy Hour which was great if you could find out when and where it was held. Guest Services didn't know. Other than that the staff was very friendly and helpful.
The short-term area is separated from the main resort by a canal. This marks a clear change in scenery. To the south are row upon row of boxes (park models) while the north has a wide range of RV's of all colors. - Martini
Apr 2015 - $20.00
This was a beautiful park with lots of great facilities (pool, whirlpool, sauna and big library with sofas and big screen tv) and lots of activities (rock shop). The people were the friendliest we have ever encountered. Desert hiking trails are accessible from the park. There are animals to watch and the weather is near-perfect. - CharDu
Oct 2012 - $20.00
This is a large park with mostly park Models. It’s nice if that is what you’re looking for—I’m not sure why it is called an RV resort. We stayed under the Passport America rate for three nights and it was advertised as having Wi-Fi and cable, but these amenities are only for long-term and monthly residents. I would not stay here again. - Tim M.
Dec 2010 - $20.00
This place is no longer an RV Resort. It is an exceptional, well maintained and appealing, Park Model Resort. Sites available to overnighters or those seeking a week stay have become fewer in number. We were originally placed in a site without power and had to relocate. Not an easy task to accomplish with a Motorhome and a tow. We ended up with a partial shaded, spacious back-in site. The site though was not level and this caused some leveling problems and holding tank dumping problems. We were staying in a residential area and it would be difficult to do otherwise here. Felt has if we were intruding and as strangers each day. The surrounding residents kept a close eye on us. The Park Model folks have little or nothing in common with RVers. The resort has raised the overnight fee and dropped the cable TV access for RVers. For the Passport America discount they now charge an extra $3.00 per day. There was just one pull-through site available. The others are clearly taken up by long term residents. Still we like the place and the local area. They have one of the best clubhouses and libraries we have seen. The outdoor pool and hot spas are open during the winter and well maintained. The bottom line is that we will likely not be returning because of the increase in the overnight rate and the manner of charging us extra for electric. - James Barr
Mar 2016 - $4.00
This is a large, gated facility associated with TTN/Encore. We spent two weeks there this year and our site was large enough, back-in was easy, and we had concrete patio the length of the 5th wheel. Utilities are easy to reach, good electrical, very hard water supply. Staff is friendly and helpful, sometimes not responsive to specific complaints. Wind blew debris out of the palm trees one night and the next day staff came around and cleaned it up. Snake Hole GC is still there and as much fun as ever. Members organize several different activities and everyone is cordial and friendly. Idaho Road is a major street from the interchange at AZ-60 and gets very noisy on weekends. All the amenities here are in good condition and the pool and hot tub are used a lot. Shuffle board court is busy. We enjoy our time here and will return next winter. - SilverBear
May 2015 - $11.00
Wide interior streets, all asphalt. Friendly people. Big space. We had # 95, some street noise. We stayed here in a 40 footer 3 slide. Good water pressure, 50 amp. Good AT&T signal. Pad is gravel with a LARGE cement patio. - walt66
Feb 2015 - $3.00
Management has changed and the staff is cordial and helpful. We were assigned a "long term" site due to the length of our stay this time. As ELS/TTN members during peak season the schedule changes, but we were able to remain in the site rather than move to another after the first week. Snake Hole Golf Course is fun as every. Member Services talked to us several times during our stay for our opinion on the changes in the facility and sites. We believe the park has changed significantly and recommend it to others. Member generated activities provide a ton of different things to do here, including organized QUAD excursions in the area. The park is close to everything, lots of trails, points of interest and good shopping. We will definitely stay here again next winter. - SilverBear
Feb 2016 - $20.00
This is one of many "snow-bird" parks in Apache Junction. The park is small with paved streets and nice size level sites. This is a long term park with mostly park models. Our friends are staying here for 3 months and we visited for 4 days. The residents were friendly - the man in the office was brisk and short but accommodating. There is a charge for the wi-fi but the Verizon LTE was very strong and OTA TV was good. This park is very clean and the park models are well kept and not at all junky. This is not an overnight park but would be good for a longer stay. The rate quoted is the Passport America rate which has no restrictions. - lyzzards
Dec 2015 - $14.00
Friendly staff & neighbors. Beautiful, brand new bathrooms & showers. Weekly bingo, Sunday services, many activities scheduled. Nice, roomy, card operated laundry. Pool. Dog park & 1/4 mile walking track. Recycling bin & solar panels. Quiet. Mountain view. Close to everything. - KKAmidon
Jan 2015 - $17.00
Internal roads are paved, sites are fairly level and not too hard to back a 5th wheel into, facilities worked well and are located at the back of the site, site was satellite friendly. Staff were very friendly, park WiFi worked well, T-Mobile cell service was fair (3G). The park was very quiet. The majority are permanent residents but were friendly. We would stay here again. - KDSpree
Apr 2016 - $51.00
We stayed here for a week while attending Angels Baseball Spring training. A basic "campground" type KOA, it was clean and well maintained. The spots are very deep, but close to each other. WiFi might as well have not even been there, not worth even trying to connect. Clear sky views for satellite tv in most sites. The hook ups were a little strange, the fresh water hookup was on the opposite side of the trailer than the sewage hookup. I had to go to WalMart to purchase an additional drinking water hose to reach it, after passing the hose under my trailer and to the rear. Nice clean pool, 4-5 KOA Kabins. - tspin818
Feb 2016 - $48.00
This is certainly a campground, not a resort. That being said, it was fairly neat and clean. Most of the staff was exceptionally friendly, but there were A couple staff members that certainly needed some help in the customer relations department. The pool is clean and warm, and they had a hot tub too! - 2gaycampers
Jan 2016 - $43.00
The park is a nice KOA park it has several pull troughs that are long also back ins that are angled. the roads and sites are all gravel but the sites are landscaped with desert plants between. We stay here while visiting friends that live close to the park. We find it a better for short terms to use this park over the longer stay parks in the area because the sites are easier to get into than many of the long term parks. - JDR
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is a very nice county park. Has lots of stuff to do. Located at the base of the Superstition Mountains. Also an old gold mining town is close by. - LEE H
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This is a nice Maricopa County Park only a few miles from Mesa AZ. There's quite a lot of space between sites, mostly filled with tall/mature cacti and other desert plants. The back-in sites have their "camping area" (picnic table, fire pit, open space) behind the site instead of next to it. The bath houses are about average, but each has only two men's showers and two women's showers so we sometimes had to wait to take a shower, even though the campground was only half full. There's a short "nature trail" in the campground, and several hikes starting at the trailhead a mile or so from the campground. There's plenty of places to walk dogs, but we also took our dogs into Mesa a few times to the huge and popular dog park there. We enjoyed the large, private sites and the proximity to town/shopping, and will likely stay here again. - LifeRebooted
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This is certainly one of the premier parks we stay in all year. We have come here every year since 2001 because we have lots of family in the area. There are lots of activities in the park and many opportunities for hiking and bicycling. Also, there are many geocaches hidden in the park. The sites are well groomed and large. Some may take some careful leveling of your rig. The scenery here is gorgeous. The electricity and water hookups are adequate. Our Verizon cell service was great here. We will be back. - Kent and Margaret
Oct 2015 - $3.00
Stayed both here and at Cholla. Cholla is prettier and the sites better maintained but both are great values. Good 4G Verizon in both. Sites well spaced and the campground was quiet even on the weekend. Plenty of showers and they were very clean and well designed. - mockturtle
Mar 2015 - $6.00
We stay at Windy Hill CG every March or April to coincide with bass spawn in Roosevelt lake. There are multiple loops named after desert animals in the Windy Hill campground. If you plan on using a generator, all of the loops except Coati have quiet time restrictions from 10pm to 8am. If you need to run a generator after those hours, Coati is the only one you are permitted to do so in. There is an exception during the summer months to allow campers to run their generators 24/7 due to the excessive heat and need for A/C.
Several of the loops limit the size of RVs, but don't let that deter you. We stayed in Coati Loop which has a 30 foot limit. However, we set up in a site with our 36 foot FW, and still had enough room to park our truck and a friends car without encroaching on another site or the road.
To camp here, you need to purchase a Tonto pass at a local business. You can also pre purchase your pass on-line so you don't have to hunt down a vendor or arrive after hours. Do a search for "Tonto Pass Online", and you'll see options for purchasing your pass. Failure to display your pass is a $100 fine. You must display a pass immediately upon parking, so don't set up camp, then go looking for a pass. Passes cost $6.00. They can also be purchased for $3.00 if you are 62 or over, or have an Access Pass.
The restrooms and showers were spotless. The showers were a comfortable temperature and they had nice pressure. There are dumpsters located in each loop to collect your trash.
If you are camping here, take the time to go see the Tonto Cliff Dwellings which are very close to the campground. It is a steep hike to get to them, but well worth the effort. - Tucsonjim
Mar 2015 - $3.00
With a senior pass, $3 is perfect. We usually spend two weeks at a time when visiting here, this year we stayed a month, only 14 day stays are allowed during peak season. The scenery is wonderful. This campground is very quiet on the weekdays, but weekends are a different story. This place has solar showers and one-holer flush restrooms....both could use some major cleaning. There is water in various places, you have to look for the spigots recommend you fill up as you drive in. A sign says no hoses to be attached to the water spigots, but it would be impossible to put water in your rig or a jug without a hose.....guess, they just want you to not hook it up to your RV. Also, a poster above said that only 32 feet is allowed, I believe the 32 foot limit is for only the first campground on the right. - simonsrf
Oct 2015 - $49.00
Stayed 5 nights with the hope to stay for the winter season. Talk about a park in turmoil, this it. Management fired all the regular office workers except the one causing all the problems. New office manager has no clue, cook was fired last year, and the one who was supposed to come back isn't.
No dances. No dinners except pot luck. We had heard good things about this park from past residents so we wanted to try AZ this winter. Save your money. Apache Junction & Mesa have plenty parks to choose from. - joeseph
Jun 2014 - $35.00
Poor management only cares about the money. Value very bad for the money. Absolutely no vegetation. Rolls Royce payment for a Fiat. Last resort Resort. If you are this hard up you had better quit!! Stayed here in a Motorhome Tag axel Coach so I did not use their facilities. Place is kept clean and the club house pool area looks nice. Several pet areas are available and most sites at least one car can be parked. Streets are in well kept condition and the areas are somewhat well lit at night. I do not know about security at night but I did not stay up late to check it out. In sort of a run down area of town. Watch out for bike riders scouting for items not locked down. - Steve Holtel
Mar 2014 - $45.00
Wow! This park is FANTASTIC! I absolutely disagree with a previous reviewer who said the manager was bad. We found her and the entire staff to be very friendly and helpful and she and the staff couldn't be more accommodating. I was there at the "lost dog incident" and it looked to us that the manager was only telling the person who brought the dog onto the patio that dogs weren't allowed because there was food all around us. In fact, the man was extremely rude to the manager when she approached him later to thank him for his efforts and he acted like a 10-year old and snubbed her. We NEVER heard of any incidents where the manager was rude to people. She was very kind and always had a hug and a smile for everyone, we know everyone likes her. I guess its hard to please everyone so I just wanted to give another side to the story. What we loved about this resort is that its pet friendly, they have 5 dog parks. The sites are not huge but we didn't feel we were like sardines. The grounds are immaculate and everything is clean. It's a well-managed and well-kept up resort. We will DEFINITELY go back to the Meridian RV Resort. - Skootin
Apr 2014 - $45.00
Great park. Fantastic landscaping. Very clean. 24 hour security. Beautiful clubhouse with all the facilities you could want including 2 pools, sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzis. Quiet and friendly. Good laundry facilities. Not much to complain about here! - red yamaha
Mar 2014 - $27.00
Rate reflects a 30 day rate. Overall we are very satisfied with the resort. The site we had did have cable TV ,electric, and trash were included. For longer stays that differs as per website. The cable is good, the trash pickup is twice a week, and since no can is provided most purchase one. We did at Camping World. The pet area is not adequate in my opinion...poor grass,no trash can there and no lighting. Also limited area to walk the dog. We heard they have plans to expand the pet area in October. The resort location was perfect for us as away from major traffic areas but 10-15 minutes away from anything you need. Also, we went into the housing development across 60 and could bike, walk or hike into the mountain. There is plenty to do in and out of the area such as hike,golf,sight see multiple cities nearby. - A.E.Michell
Mar 2014 - $47.00
We received a coupon for a free visit at a rally. The price I quoted is a daily rate without a coupon. The grounds are lovely with good signage and a nice entry road. The roads by the camp sites are a bit on the narrow side for easy maneuverability in and out of sites. The sites are gravel with nice-sized concrete patio pads. Our site had quite a slope, but most appeared to be flat. The utilities are placed at the back of the site and we had to use an extension for the sewer. The majority of the sites are occupied by older park models but most have attractive landscaping. The park is immaculate and the green of the golf course, and the landscaped park models, are a nice change from the rocky grounds of much of this area in Arizona. There are many activities and we felt welcomed and were invited to participate in dances and meals. There is one dog park. It is a nice size and has grass, but no shade in the heat of the day and no lighting at night. There is no WiFi or cable unless you purchase a package. Other than that, my only complaint was that we backed up to a park model with a noisy A/C unit and a noisier dryer. We would stay here again, especially if we could stay for a longer period of time so we could get involved in activities. - Dreaming