Friday, January 25, 2013

Campground Review: Casa Grande RV Resort, Casa Grande, AZ

We stopped over in Casa Grande, AZ specifically to meet up with old family friends of Hans, Jay and Nancy Oversteg. As a bonus, we also had a chance meeting and then a couple of get togethers with Mona Liza and Steve of The Lowe's RV Adventures at the RV park. We will definitely be hooking up with this wonderful couple in the future if our travels coincide!

Casa Grande RV Resort is under new ownership and in the last year has received a million dollar makeover. They have 361 large gravel sites (only a few are pull-throughs). Each site has a large cement patio and the utilities are near the back of the site. Roads are paved and there are trees scattered through the park.

Lots are for sale or lease in the park. During our stay the park was maybe half full and only a few of those seemed to be permanent or long term sites. They are working hard to entice new patrons with special offers, currently $20/night introductory offer. We paid $15/night under our Passport America membership.

The park has very clean grounds with free wifi, two pools, a hot tub, huge laundry, fitness room, several lounge and meeting rooms, lending library, pickle ball, billiards, horseshoes, croquet and badminton, and lots of scheduled events. The town of Casa Grande has good Verizon 4G internet service.

Check in was a little long because when I asked for a pull-through they had to go out and see if any were available. After determining none were available, I was told to "pick any green marked site" from a sheet of paper without any real knowledge of the park and with a couple of people waiting in line behind me. I balked at that and asked for some guidance which ended up adding even more time to the check in process. All in all, I felt the check in procedure was unorganized, the manager was a bit surly to everyone, but the young man who was processing my check-in was friendly, if slow. Meanwhile, Hans and Rosie were sitting in the truck, in the sun, in front of a sign that said "turn off engine" so they couldn't run the AC. Moral of the story: study the park map before you arrive and have an idea of where you want to park in advance of check in!

Pinal Ave. (Hwy 387) is the main access road to the park and is a busy thoroughfare and can be fairly noisy 24 hours. Sites farthest from Pinal Avenue are preferable.

It's too bad that Casa Grande does not seem to have much for active outdoors enthusiasts to do without driving long distances. This park made a good stop over site for us for the purpose of our visit though and the facilities were very nice.

We realized later that we should have parked our truck on the left side of our patio.
This is site #236.


  1. Hey, we finally got a decent signal. Our chance meeting was a pleasant surprise. Meeting new friends in our new lifestyle is really a bonus and the blogging made it possible. Yes we will hook up again down the road somewhere.

  2. Before heading to Quartzsite we stayed a few days in Casa Grande and would probably not stop again unless we needed to regroup. Aren't ML and Steve fun? We've met up with them a few times now and ALWAYS have a great time. We'll be in the Tucson area later in Feb so look forward to hearing fun things to do. Not sure where we will stay yet as Catalina appears to be booked up...any recommendations?

    1. Yep, had a great time meeting ML & Steve!

      We are staying in Justin's Diamond J RV Park on the outskirts of SW Tucson. I like this park a lot. Sites are large and there are trails right out the back of the park that lead in to Tucson Mtn Park.

      I hope we get to see you on the road some time!