Wild West Ranch and RV Resort

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860 S John Wayne Parkway, Maricopa, AZ, 85139

Located at the entry to the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Wild West Ranch & RV Resort is about a 45 minute drive south of Phoenix. Once owned by legend John Wayne, the Wild West Ranch has a number of activities like shuffleboard, horseshoe tosses as well as a number of scenic hiking and biking nature trails. Local attractions in Maricopa include opulent casinos like Harrah's, the Rawhide Western Town, and places where you can go hot-air ballooning. With so much raw nature to enjoy and plenty of urban attractions, there's something for everyone at the Wild West Ranch and RV Resort!

Amenities include big rig access, full RV hookups, water, sewer, and electricity, WIFI, showers and you can get RV washes on campus. Hope to see you soon!

Last Updated: 02/16/2023

RV Site

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Monthly Stay

All inclusive except electricity; billed additionally at $0.16 kWh.

General Store

Pets Allowed



Pull-Thru RV Sites

Laundry Facilities


Community Showers

Drinking Water

Fire Ring / Grill

Big Rig Friendly

Water Hookups

Community Fire Pit

RV Sanitation

Community BBQ/Grill

Propane Refilling Station

Picnic Area

Community Restrooms

Back-in RV Sites

RV Hookup

ADA Accessible

Dump Station


Cable Hookups

Sewer Hookups

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs


50 Amps

Picnic Table

20 Amps

30 Amps

100 Amps



Beer/Wine Tasting

Historic Sightseeing





Horseback Riding



Scenic Drives


Wildlife Viewing

Big Rig Friendly


Family Friendly

Pet Friendly

LGBTIQ Friendly

Tent Camping



Extended Stay

Remote Work Friendly

860 S John Wayne Parkway, Maricopa, AZ, 85139
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Overall Rating: 3.7

Bob T

The owner is a crook, not a resort as name states. No wifi, water n electric problems all the time. Well not give you your refund as stated. DON'T STAY HERE!!!!

Campground Response

Sounds like you are trying to leave a review for a different park. We have wifi, and never have water or electric problems. We also don't give refunds as we are completely full and have a waiting list to get in.

Susan Cumberland

Nice rural setting. Mature trees provided plenty of shade, and the sunsets behind Tabletop mountain were worth the cost of staying here. Big park, with a small town feel. The laundry facility is huge and looks to be all brand new machines. We didn’t have any issues. There were a lot of dogs, but all leashed and quiet at night so not a problem. We will be back!

Janet Tullis

The park was nice. Good spacing, good hook ups, and very accommodating to help us park around the trees. Loved the quiet location, and night skies. Only downside was the flies from nearby cattle farms.

Dixie Green

BAD MEWS! We were never there because of Covid 19 AND though we tried to reach the RV Ranch they never responded and never returned our $149.50 deposit. We had planned on staying there next year but I think we’ll find a different place!!

Jeanne Thomas

Bit remote. Customer service was excellent, people were lovely and laundry facilities are exceptional. While there is a nice wine shop with a few other items, nearest grocery is about 10 miles away. Internet is spotty. Toilet and shower facilities a bit dark and dated.

Sharon O’Gorman

We spent 2 nights at the park. Laundry room clean and with well equipped machines. Wifi a bit weak, we were informed of this upon registering. The park itself looks a bit tired. Our planter box at our site was full of dead weeds. Could use a bit of landscaping and yard maintenance to make it more appealing.

Kim Nameth

I would give this place 5 stars if my review could only be about Lori. She was fantastic! That said, the smell of the dairy cows was really bad when we were there 2/17-2/18/2020. The laundry facility was well kept and the price was decent $2 to wash and $2 to dry. We didn’t use the showers. The RV spaces are very large. There isn’t much to see at this park, but we were just stopping for a couple of nights so it worked out for us. Clean.

Campground Response

Kim, thank you for your review! We love Lorie too, she's fantastic! I am sorry you encountered the cow smell. Thankfully and fortunately that smell is not present about 90% of the time...most of the time, it is not there. But every once in a while, a few times a month, the wind is blowing the opposite direction at feeding time (there is a dairy farm about 5 miles down the road), so rarely that smell is there. Thankfully and fortunately when that smell does come, it always goes within 5-30 minutes. It doesn't persist. I am sorry you happened to be here on one of those times! Glad every other aspect of your stay was great :-)

Philip Canfield

Clean toilets and showers. Friendly and very helpful staff (especially Lori.) Good sized and clean laundry. Sites and large and level. The reason for the 2 star rating is the smell. There is a dairy farm near by that milks 12,500 cows a day and feeds 52,000 steer. The resulting odor is beyond belief.

Jason DeCorte

The overall stay was good, they were out of propane and the showers keep shutting off every 15 seconds but the staff was friendly and they had a BBQ Friday night when we showed up which was nice .. the spaces are nice and large

Roger Studebaker

Great campsite. Easy access, clean facility. Internet a challenge

Andrew Gatzke

Great convenient park to Maricopa. Friendly owners. Only problem was no cold water at all. Cold water was Hot hot hot all the time during our stay. We have stayed here several times now, and we love it. We will be back.

Campground Response

Thank you for your review, Andrew! We are glad you enjoy your stay each time you come here! I apologize for the hot water, you must be visiting during the summer/warmer months. Unfortunately we can't control the hot Arizona weather, but we do have bags of ice for sale in the store ;-). Hope to see you and your family again soon! First bag of ice on the house!

David Dorsett

Had a nice quiet stay. So many things to see / do in the area. Big city close if you want, but we spent most of time walking the desert. Beautiful

Michelle Bordonaro

Greeted promptly on arrival, quiet

Dick Westover

Great value, great time, great place! We got a huge pull thru with 50 amp and free WiFi, friendly people and neighbors. Got a nice bottle of Prosecco in the office/store, juniper firewood for our fire, and had really great time! It’s a shame to see the negative reviews, it’s a neat and unique place that’s well taken care of. Emus are cool too!

Campground Response

Thank you Dick, for your wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time and for staying with us. Hope to see you again soon!

Earl Beatty

The people that are visiting are very friendly, the workers are even friendlier. Their shop/office has a great selection of snacks, Knick knacks, and some good looking wine. It’s well-kept and is a cozy place to go stay. Plugs at each site for campers, pop ups, tow behinds, and RVs. Hook up for water at each site also. Really nice clean bathrooms and showers. Firepit at night with great views.

Lorelei McBride

Wonderful RV park in beautiful desert park surroundings. Owner was a lovely young lady, brought us firewood and a picnic table. Very nice hike right out the back, lots of saguaro cacti. Great campfire location, great camping location! We really loved our time here- thank you Deanna!

Deanna A

Five stars

Daphne Garry

Amazing time at an amazing campground! I just had to leave a review after seeing some of these older ones. This campground is large and spread out and NICE. Beautiful and well cared for. I don’t know if it’s new owners but they definitely care and put a lot into making sure campers have a great time. We got fresh eggs delivered right to our site, and firewood every night delivered just by texting. It’s quiet, the bathrooms are clean and new. Everything looks new. We had a great time and will be back!

Campground Response

aww thank you Daphne! Your review is so much appreciated! We have been working hard to provide better service, the best service, and to go above and beyond when we can. Fresh eggs and firewood delivery and prompt text response are definitely some of the touches we like to provide :) Hope to see you again soon!

Erin Conaway

My young daughter and I have lived at Wild West for nearly a year now and we couldn't be happier to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The park is beautiful, the bathhouses/restrooms which are coded for additional security are cleaned and inspected on a daily basis and the showers are spacious! The FREE WI-FI is amazing, even with running two smart TV's and a tablet at the same time. The onsite laundry room is newly air conditioned and also immaculate. The office which was remodeled and just opened a few months ago is full of delicious treats, drinks, and just about every beer and wine your heart could desire. The owners, Nash & Deanna will bend over backwards to make your stay amazing with fire pits, grills and picnic tables. The neighbors have become family in a way you just can't get in a traditional neighborhood. The night skies away from all the lights are perfect for stargazing, enjoying the quiet or conversing with great people. You won't be disappointed when you come to visit!

Campground Response

Thank you, Erin for your wonderful review. We are thrilled your family enjoyed your stay with us :-)

Brenda Willis

Fellow RVers: STEER CLEAR OF THIS UNETHICAL PLACE. Our experience this past winter at Wild West Ranch & RV Park (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch, LLC) in Maricopa, Arizona We paid a $100.00 deposit via credit card to this campground on 11/10/2017 for a month's stay beginning on 12/18/2017. Upon arrival, we wrote a check for $400.00 for the monthly rent. We left the campground on 1/13/2018, and my husband had made arrangements earlier in the week to return for another month beginning on 1/28/2018. Our credit card was charged by the campground for our electricity usage through 1/13/2018 on 1/29/2018. The amount charged was overstated, and a credit was issued to our card for the difference. We had not authorized this charge. Upon our return to Wild West on 1/28/2018, we wrote another check for $400.00 to cover the month ending on 2/28/2018. (At this time, our initial $100.00 deposit is still on the books as a credit). On the morning of our departure, March 1, 2018 we discovered the campground had charged our credit card 5 times between 10:57 and 11:08 am on 1/28/2018 for a total of $80.00 for electricity usage. We had not authorized this charge. We went to the office to inquire and ask for a final invoice along with the return of the deposit since it had not been used. I was told we would not receive our deposit because we owed money to the campground. We totally disagree with this and they have offered no proof of it. The owner Deanna R. Wilson-Alkateeb (wife) was offsite and would only communicate via text. The owner Naji Alkateeb (husband) was onsite but offered nothing but insults to my husband. As of this post, we have yet to receive any communication from the campground and our many emails and texts continue to go unanswered. We have filed a complaint with BBB-Arizona. A complaint has been filed with our bank as well. It turns out, this is not an isolated incident, and other campers have had similar problems involving the return of deposits and unauthorized credit card charges. There are several reviews out there. CAUTION: DO NOT USE YOUR CREDIT CARD WITH THIS CAMPGROUND!

Campground Response

These people left for a couple weeks, and set up rocks around the site they were in, to save it for themselves upon their return. Nobody was able to use the site for those 2 weeks. Upon check out they wouldn't and didn't pay their balance.