Maricopa, Arizona

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

Maricopa, Arizona



Maricopa, Arizona
Phone: (520) 858-5035

Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $25 6/2015

Latitude: 32.8736852828051
Longitude: -112.049120664597

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • 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 no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • 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 ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

31 Reviews

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Rex Allen Man

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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StrawberryNiche

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

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.

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      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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KDSpree

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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Fulltimeaf

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

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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CurleyJo

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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rjl ret

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

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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KDSpree

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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Tim M.

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice park with gravel roads and extra-wide sites in a desert setting with some trees. Wi-Fi and Verizon were excellent and there is a nice laundry. We received all of the TV antenna stations from Phoenix. The camp hosts were very friendly. It is less than 20 miles to Maricopa or Casa Grande. We stayed two weeks and would definitely stay here again. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Motorhome.

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Party Animal

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

I called about two months ahead of time to make a reservation. The office lady asked me if I needed wireless internet connection. I said yes and she said she would put me in a site that would be able to get it. When we finally arrived, she remembered our phone conversation and had saved a space right by the office. Good connection. The next day we went to visit "Rawhide," and it was about 90 degrees outside, and we had to leave our two small dogs in our RV. I was concerned leaving them in case the electricity got turned off for any reason. I asked the office manager to keep an eye on our RV and check a few times to make sure the air conditioner was still on. When we got back all was well. She came over and told me she checked our RV a number of times. I couldn't ask for any better service than that. Location is good; lots of room for RV and car in tow. I would come back here again if I am in the area. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Motorhome.

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KDSpree

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff are very friendly, sites are level, unpaved and reasonably wide. Park is quiet. Services worked fine. Wi-Fi is free, fast when it works, but very sporadic. Virgin mobile MiFi worked well, good cell service. Price reflects Passport America rate. We 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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Leo Millward

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want to avoid the mega sites of Casa Grande where you're just a number and there to make profit for them - you should consider this campground. It's within easy reach of Casa and Maricopa, close to local small grocery stores and restaurants, but right in the desert with amazing sunsets, peace and quiet. The staff here are really friendly and once again, staff attitude proved to be a winner and helped make this dusty basic campground into a special destination. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

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PennyPA

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Passport America rate. Nice campground with nice wide, long spots out in the desert, about 19 miles from Casa Grande. Yes, the feed lots are about 2 miles up the road, but we had no problem with any smells from them. I guess if the wind is blowing the wrong way, one might smell them, but since most winds go west to east, that shouldn't happen often. We don't need a pool or a playground so this campground fit us just fine. Didn't use the laundry but checked it out and it's immaculate. People (campers and workers) were very friendly. Casa Grande is a nice sized city with everything you could want. I wish we had gone to Maricopa but we weren't in the area long enough. We do intend on coming back on our trip east. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Betty8115

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

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Good Sam rate. Very nice and clean park with friendly people. The sites were very large and unpaved, but groomed and even. Wi-Fi was excellent. No permanent people. Clean laundry. We ended up staying for a week, it was so pleasant. We will be back! We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Motorhome.

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shovelguy

Review Count: 139
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Passport America rate. Large park, all gravel although some sites have cement patio pads. Spaces are pretty large. No picnic tables or fire pits. Very much out in the middle of the desert. Ten miles from Maricopa. Close to a road, could be dusty if the wind blows (which I am told it does often). Clean laundry facilities. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

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GeeksRUs

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a week while home hunting in Maricopa. Basic park but lacks a pool. Has very good Wi-Fi. $15 per night with Passport America. And yes, at times the aroma from the cow farm will make your eyes water. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

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