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

     


Maricopa, Arizona
Phone: (520) 858-5035

Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $14 1/2014


Latitude: 32.8736852828051
Longitude: -112.049120664597

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Fulltimeaf

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

Date of Stay: - $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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KDSpree

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $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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rjl ret

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

Date of Stay: - $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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CurleyJo

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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KDSpree

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Leo Millward

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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KDSpree

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $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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PennyPA

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 122
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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Gail

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good park, can get a feedlot smell sometimes. Stayed 5 days, would go back. Laundry, Wi-Fi, phone service, in the country, dirt streets and yards. Passport rate even in winter. Not the fanciest park, but good value for the $. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Sskew

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects PA discount. Stayed here only two nights, thank goodness. The management was very friendly and helpful. However, there are cattle feedlots on the road to Casa Grande. Not only was it a disturbing site; the stench of cow manure and urine was overpowering at the park. Perhaps the other reviewers had more favorable winds during their stay. The Wi-Fi was very unreliable, as was the cell phone signal. This is an older park that they are attempting to spruce up. The water pressure was good. Our site had some branches rubbing against our rig. Some nice man came right over and trimmed them without being asked. The sites are large and level. While they seem to be trying hard to improve the place, I don't know what can be done about the smell. We would not stay here again. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Motorhome.

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