Hike to the top of a 1,500-foot-tall ancient lava formation, hand-feed a herd of ostriches, and check out the mysterious 1,000-year-old ‘Giant House' built by the Desert People

Halfway between Tucson and Phoenix on I-10 is southern Arizona's top spot to stop and unwind. The Picacho/Tucson NW KOA features spacious pull-thru sites, large shade trees, beautiful cactus and a crystal blue pool – heated in the winter! There is fun for the kids, too – a playground with swings, sandbox, cornhole, horseshoe, and board games in the Clubhouse. Nearby Picacho Peak can be hiked to the summit for an astounding desert panorama. At the base of the peak you will find home to a herd of ostriches, among other animals you can feed at Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch. In Coolidge to the north is the site where, a thousand years ago, the Desert People built a mysterious 4-story-tall “Great House” (Casa Grande Ruins). Bring your Nice camera for the gorgeous pink-to-orange sunrises over Picacho Mountain and blazing sunsets across the open horizon. With seasonal day temps in the 60s and 70s, do more this winter in the warm embrace of the Sonoran Southwest!

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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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!



Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

An amazing structure built by the ancient Sonoran Desert People farming community. Nations first archeological reserve in 1892. Declared a National Monument in 1918.


Old Tucson Studios

Old Tucson is a working film location and western theme park. The t.v. show High Chaparral was filmed here. Lots of fun.



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




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