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Those who dream of big open skies and painted desert landscapes will find RV camping at Gila Bend KOA to be ideal. The RV park sits within the Sonoran Desert, giving you easy access to some of the Southwest’s most beautiful landscapes. Whether you plan to explore the deserts of Arizona or you are on an all-encompassing road trip across the Southwest, you will find whatever you and your RV rental might need at the KOA. You will have your choice of pull-through or back-in sites, all equipped with full hookups with 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical service.
After your day of exploring the local area, you can come back to the RV campgrounds and cool off in the on-site pool, relax with a game of golf, or simply refresh at the on-site restroom and shower houses. You can also wash a load or two of laundry at the KOA's laundry facilities while you're here.
When you explore the American Southwest, you'll find some of the most beautiful landscapes you could ever imagine. There’s a reason the American West has been so romanticized in film and literature over the years, and when you indulge in some Gila Bend KOA camping, you will experience first hand that beauty. Just be sure to pack some sunscreen.
Just up the road from the RV park is the breathtaking Sonoran Desert National Monument in Maricopa. The Sonoran Desert has the most biodiversity of any desert in the country. As you hike through the desert, you will find yourself dwarfed by the towering Saguaro cacti and the bright desert flowers. Do keep in mind, though, that you will need to carry your own water with you.
On the southern edge of Phoenix is the Estrella Mountain Regional Park in Goodyear. This small park sits along the banks of the Gila River, making it a naturally diverse destination for those looking to immerse themselves in the surprisingly luscious desert landscape. With dozens of miles of trails, you can challenge yourself on the many different trails with varying degrees of difficulty. If you’d rather enjoy a more scenic way of viewing the park, you can play a game of golf at the park’s 18-hole golf course. Or instead, you can observe the desert night sky, catching some stunning views of the universe.
Those who want to learn about the wildlife of the region can spend the day at the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma. You can hike or drive through the refuge and view the stunning landscape and maybe even see some of the local wildlife up close. Kofa is home to Sonoran pronghorn, mule deer, bobcats, and even mountain lions and Gila monsters. You’ll want to keep a safe distance from any wildlife you may encounter, but hopefully, you’ll get to see some truly unique animals when you book an RV in Maricopa County.
History buffs can head just a little northwest of Gila Bend KOA to check out the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site. This prehistoric site works to preserve the various rock etchings. You can learn about what the various symbols might have meant as you hike along the trails that lead you through the park.
If you want to learn about the local history, you can spend part of the day at the Gila Bend Visitor Center and Museum. You can meet staff members who can give you an insider’s guide to the area. After you work on planning some more of your trip, you can head to the on-site museum where you can see historical artifacts, Native American artifacts, and local artwork.
When you're motorhome camping at Gila Bend KOA, you can head into Phoenix to see the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park, one of the largest zoos in the state. With tigers, sea lions, rhinoceros, and an exciting kangaroo exhibit, you’ll be able to take a quick trip around the world without straying too far from the comforts of your rental RV.
When it comes time to restock and refuel the Gila Bend camper rental, you should be able to find a few options for gas station and grocery store locations around the KOA that are worth considering.
When exploring southern Arizona, you are going to need to refuel yourself, too. Being this close to the Mexican border, you will find some of the most authentic Mexican food in the country. Whether you’re craving burritos, tacos, or want to try something new, a stop at the local, family-run joint is always a great idea.