Do s'more Sonoran explorin'

Halfway between Tucson and Phoenix, I-10 Exit 211, roomy pull-thru's.

See unusual cactus before a dunk in the pool.

If you're daring, scramble straight up 1,500-ft-tall ancient lava peak “Picacho” – or saunter up leisurely along Sunset trail. SE on frontage road 7 miles.

A little further down frontage road, hand-feed ostriches, lorikeets and sting rays at the Ostrich Ranch.

Behold the 4-story remnants of “Big House” (Casa Grande) built by the prehistoric Desert People using 3,000 tons of “caliche” (mud). N on AZ-87 17 miles.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 140' Max Length
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Dog Park
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KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

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WHEN: May 14-15, 2021

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 14th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 15th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 15 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This is a botanical garden, a zoo, and a museum all in one.  Learn all about what makes the Sonora Desert so unique and special!

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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

The amazing 4-story "Great House" (Casa Grande) was built by the ancient Sonoran Desert People using 3,000 tons of caliche (mud). One of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North America, its purpose remains a mystery! Just 18 miles due north on AZ-87 to Coolidge.

1100 W. Ruins Drive

Coolidge, AZ 85128

520-723-3172

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Skydive Arizona

Arizona's beautiful weather and the largest drop zone in the world welcome skydivers of any level.. There is also an indoor wind tunnel for practice. Skydive Arizona draws skydivers from all over the world.The is also a bar and grill where you may hear the dialects from many different countries. A must visit while you are here.

4800 N. Taylor St.

Eloy, AZ 85131

877-313-5867

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Picacho Peak State Park

Picacho Peak is a unique, ancient landmark that is a one-thousand-five-hundred-foot-tall lava formation -- and you can hike to the top of it! Bring water and food, Hunter trail goes straight up. At the top, the stark surrounding desert makes a great panorama. Take I-10 frontage this side of interstate east for 7 miles and turn right, signs to Picacho Peak State Park. $7 flat per vehicle.

I-10 Exit 219

Picacho, AZ 85141

520-466-3183

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