6.7 Good
     
Maricopa, Arizona

Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch)

Maricopa, Arizona



860 S John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, Arizona 85139
Phone: (520) 858-5035

Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $30 1/2017

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Latitude: 32.873685282805
Longitude: -112.0491206646
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $10.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 10.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • 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) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

39 Reviews

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Revolting odor and many flies from nearby cattle operation. Appears to have many long term campers. They do not honor Passport America. Sites are long enough with properly functioning utilities, including the only real positive in my opinion, strong wi-fi. This park might be okay for an overnight spot at the former Passport America rate of $15.00, but no way is it a 'resort' worthy of $30.00. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Great RV Park, definitely recommend. The spaces are huge! 80 feet long pull thru's, so we didn't have to disconnect- we're 52 feet with the MH and trailer so this was just perfect. The park is very clean and well kept, nice bathrooms and showers, great wi-fi. We'll be back! We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
overnighter section
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for the entire month of January and this campground checked all of the boxes for us, because we wanted a desert experience where we could sit around a campfire, make new friends, and enjoy the impressive night sky and we always felt safe.Yes, it is close to a feedlot but the odor was never an issue! The management team were always extremely friendly, helpful and they all went out of their way to deliver mail, daily, in a timely fashion and answer any questions. Being able to walk to the office for a bottle of chilled wine or beer was a lovely touch! There was always someone available when I needed coins for the clean laundrymat ($1.75. / wash) or propane. Considering how full it was, it was exceptionally quiet. We were traveling with our poodles and being able to walk onto the desert at anytime was a special treat.It's a very dog friendly park and the other dogs never created any problems. We definitely would stay here again as it is a refreshing change from the typical commercial campgrounds. It has a real "family" feel and we made new friends, from both sides of the border, what we will stay in contact with when we are back home in Canada. ( It is a 20 minute drive from 2 very nice full service towns with excellent grocery stores) We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
92
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Book ahead as this campground fills up quickly.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Sand and gravel parking but typical for the desert area. Some trees for decent shade. Interesting check in, call a number and then the camp host comes over to check you in. Worked okay. Friendly camp host. No cable tv but over the air brought in many channels. Restrooms were dimly lit and stall was small in the men's restroom. Dumpster was continually overflowing with trash surrounding it frequently. Lots of flies here I think due to the feedlots down the road. Very obnoxious smell at times depending on the wind. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for two nights to visit a few spots in Phoenix. It's about 45 minutes from this RV park into Phoenix. It's one of the few parks in the area that is 100% family-friendly, which is why we picked it. Great value at the Passport America rate. Site was reasonably spacious. It just was just dirt, but that's pretty normal in this part of the country. Hookups were all where they should be and without issue. We'd stay again. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here last winter 2015 to 2016. It's a nice park with allot of desert to walk. The only down side is some days the smell of cows can be over whelming. The laundry facilities were great. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Signs to get into the park and locate the office are poor. It is a Good Sam park in transition and has a long way to go. The whole park is gravel and the sites are wide and level, hook-ups are good, Wifi was really good. No picnic table. About 10 miles to Casino and Maricopa. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015
Overall Rating:      

Reserved a site - arrived with no one around to direct us or collect. Waited till the next day - did not find anyone and the heat was unbearable so we left. Left a note and a voice mail - no responses. Park in need of upkeep - seems to be people working on it. Large park - about 5 campers. Still have not heard from the proprietors as to what I owe. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
picked one
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Fantastic RV park, will definitely be back again and again! The wi-fi is excellent, the park hosts friendly and helpful. Spaces large and spread out. Great value. Perfect for visiting family in Maricopa. Not too many places that stand out and this is really one of them. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 3 months and loved it. Not just loved it, but LOVED it! First, the previous comment about electric price is wrong. It is 16c/kWh because that is what the electric company charges them. They do not mark it up. A lovely young couple owns the park and appear to be spending a whole lot of time and money to make and keep it the lovely park that it is. The lots are all large, the park is well maintained, and the WiFi was updated to accommodate everyone. There is no issue getting on and staying on! I run a business from the road and depend on wi-fi. No issues. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Internal roads are gravel, sites are gravel and fairly level and are reasonably spacious, facilities worked well, site was satellite friendly. Staff were friendly, park WiFi is weak, had to use a repeater and then it worked well. T-Mobile cell service was poor. The park was quiet. We have stayed here a few times over the last 3 years and now there is no discount on the rate. The park used to be a Passport America campground and was priced reasonably. $30/night is too much. We will not be staying here again. The name has changed to Wild West Ranch & RV Resort. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We've been coming to this park for several years. We have relatives in Maricopa and this is the closest park. Unfortunately, the facilities have been going downhill and the rates are going up so it just isn't worth it anymore. I do like the isolation sometimes, but the smell of the feedlots and the sticky flies, plus the raised prices ($400/mo, $200/wk,$30/night with no discounts) went over the break point for the area. They double up the electric rate for monthly residents to make a little more money (cost ~8 cents/kwh, they charge you .16 cents and add tax-worked out around $100/mo for 2 people). The people in the park are friendly enough but most I talked to are abandoning the place due to the owner's indifference and "iffy" business practices. There were only about 20 rigs left in January out of the 100 or so sites. Too bad, it was a good place for a stop over, but I can't recommend it anymore. I'm sure it will be out of business pretty soon and possibly picked up by someone willing to make it a nice place. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park. We stayed here for just a couple of days. Great laundry room and showers and restrooms were clean. Lots of desert to let your dog run. A lot semi-permanent RV's here that are working in the area and they leave for work early in the morning. No frills but relaxing. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Decent sized spots with nice laundry facilities. But, we were charged a $100 electrical deposit upon check-in (we were there a month). When we checked out on February 25, we were due a refund that as of today's date, April 16, we are still waiting for the deposit. Two follow-up calls have resulted in nothing. We will not be staying there again and urge anyone considering a stay there to be aware of this problem. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are fairly level, easy entry/exit, PA rate, facilities worked well, Wifi is weak/slow, Virgin mifi weak/slow, friendly check in. We stayed here last year and would stay here again. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

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