Gila Bend KOA General Information

An Oasis in the Sonoran Desert

General Campground Information

Our Mission Statement

To provide a friendly, clean, and well maintained campground at an affordable price for our Overnight, Monthly, and Seasonal Guests.

Check In & Out; Office Hours

Check-In Time: 1PM; Check-Out Time: 11AM; Winter Office Hours: 9AM - 7PM; Summer Office Hours: 11AM - 7PM, during our summer months we are in and out of our office working on our summer projects, but will always have sites ready at the self check-in desk and only a phone call away!

Military Discounts

When available, the Gila Bend KOA has a complimentary site set aside for any Active Duty Military traveling through (2 comp nights per year.) If those sites are not available, we do offer discounted rates on our regular nightly rate for Active, Retired & Veteran Military Personnel. Thank you for your Service!

Quiet Hours

10PM to 7AM. All our Guests deserve a good night sleep! Please take conversations and exterior noise inside your RV (i.e. TV, radio.) If we can still hear you inside your RV, it's still too loud. Excessive noise at any time is not allowed.

Speed Limit

For all our safety, and to help keep the DUST level down, please drive under 10MPH.


Our WiFi is available for emails, web browsing, and social media. The use of an XBox, streaming TV or movies will not be accessible.

Digital Channel Line-Up

Our television cable system throughout our park is new and it is a Digital Signal. Analog TVs, some Digital TVs before 2008, and some brand names are unable to read our digital signal. We will assist in trouble shooting if you are unable to view. We have a limited amount of loaner TVs available if necessary.


Our laundry room is open 24 hours for your convenience during the winter. Due to the increase in demand for electricity during the summer months, our Laundry Room is CLOSED 11a-7pm (8-hours) and OPEN 7pm-11am (16-hours)  No outdoor clotheslines are permitted at your site (pool towels and bathing suits are okay.)


Open 24 hours except for posted cleaning times.


Wood burning fires are NOT permitted on our property. Propane fires and charcoal BBQs are okay.


Generator use is not allowed unless during emergency situations.


In an effort to keep the smell, flies, bees, ants, rodents, desert critters, and noise away from our sites, our trash dumpster is located at the front entrance. If you need any special assistance, please feel free to contact the office or the after hours phone number. We also recycle clear plastic, aluminum cans, and cardboard.

Electric Pedestals

Although there are both 30AMP & 50AMP receptacles at each pedestal, you may only use the one your RV is rated for and not utilize an adapter to change AMPs. Do not use more than one receptacle or pull more than a total 50amps.


USPS does not deliver to the Gila Bend KOA. You must have any US Mail sent General Delivery to the Gila Bend Post Office 85337. FedEx and UPS does deliver to the Gila Bend KOA.

Vehicle Passes

All vehicles, including visitors, must have an office issued Parking Pass.


The Gila Bend KOA is a Smoke-Free Community. Smoking/Vaping is permitted only at your site and not in any public area.  Please refrain from smoking throughout the Park, including the campfire area, Verranda, Kamp K9, or walking around the Park.

Sewer Hose

Maricopa County & Arizona Environmental Health Dept regulations require a sewer gasket on all connections. The sewer hose must be leak-free and be elevated off the ground for proper drainage.

Washing Vehicles

We have a washing station for your vehicles & ATV's for a fee. Do not wash on your site. We do allow washing your RV on your site for a fee. Please inquire at the office.

ATV's & Motorcycles

Are allowed in the Park. Please limit to point-to-point driving only. Use our back gate to the desert if you want to ride for fun!


Tents are not permitted at our RV Sites only at our Deluxe Tent Sites and have a maximum stay of 4-days. A tent must be used and only 1 tent per site; unless a family with minors, then an additional tent may be used within the tent pad. Due to unexpected high winds, please lower the table umbrella whenever you leave your tent site and at dusk. During the Monsoon Season and Excessive Summer Heat, Tent sites CLOSED June 15 to October 1.


Please check with the Office regarding breed restrictions and pet limits. All dogs must be leashed at all times and not allowed to enter other guests sites. Excessive barking will not be allowed. Owners must pick up immediately after their dog, not later in the day. Dogs must not be outside when the owners are away from their RV. All owners must have updated vaccinations available if requested by the RV Park. KAMP K9 is OPEN 24-hours, however, the two GRASSY AREAS have limited hours & days open in an effort to keep the grass green and on days one is closed the other is open. The hours are posted at the GRASSY AREA gates.


-Please do not walk through other guests sites, stay on our roadways.
-FIREARMS may not be worn in the park or openly displayed at any time except by sworn law enforcement personnel. Please ask the Office for our FIREARMS Addendum if you own any FIREARMS.
-In addition to our Rules & Guidelines, any laws for the state of Arizona, Maricopa County, and/or the Town of Gila Bend will apply at the Gila Bend KOA.
-This property is privately owned and operated and is on private property and has the right to evict without notice any objectionable person(s) who may cause a disturbance or become a nuisance.

Meet Your Hosts

Scott Swanson & Winston

You'll love to star gaze in the dark skies Gila Bend has to offer. A great place to stay for the night, or more~

Recently retiring from the Entertainment Industry in Los Angeles, Scott Swanson is also a 3rd generation campground owner that recently purchased this Gila Bend property and has converted it into the KOA system as the Gila Bend KOA-Journey.  Winston is his pooch that oversees their 4000 sq. ft. Kamp K9 and doggie walk areas throughout the 40 acres of land.  Expect lots of changes in the upcoming year including a 1500 sq. ft. restroom/shower facility, heated swimming pool, outdoor 2500sqft Veranda, and lots of planned winter activities.  Enjoy thousands of acres of ATV and hiking trails in the surrounding area.  We hope you enjoy your stay at the Gila Bend KOA whether it's for a day, a month, or the snowbird season!  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns... Scott & Winston.