Missed looking at the Sept 2016 review below advising the FamCamp being closed for a couple months. So were bummed when we learned at the front gate that FamCamp was closed. We did take a drive past the campground and they were busy working away at getting sites paved. We like this FamCamp and hope it doesn't change too drastically.
This famcamp is closed for 2 months, it might reopen in November. If you're going through Gila Bend, the Holt Shell RV Park in Gila Bend is outstanding and very accommodating all sites are pull through. They charge $19 per night but it is easy in and easy out and they have great WIFI and a restroom which Gila Bend doesn't have. Their lot is so big you can stay outside the park and dry camp, well lighted.
The only reason I could see for staying at this FamCamp is that you could not find a WalMart nearby. This place is a dump. There is nothing here except a lounge at the nearby lodging facility, but a recently posted letter reminds you that the lounge is for Desert Sands Inn lodging residents and not FamCamp campers. So, the lounge/TV facilities are not for you. The water is unfit and the sites are very poorly marked and it is difficult to see where you should park. For information, the gate is over three miles (not 2.5 miles) down the road. The gate is not difficult to find, however, as you are in the desert by now. Getting to AZ-85 South can be tricky as you turn North first and then wind around to the South on AZ-85. To call this place a FamCamp is absurd. If I could rate it less than a "1," I would.
A place to stop for the night. Unmarked spots that are confusing to navigate into. Hookups are placed (presumably) for the mobile homes that once were here, which is nowhere near where one would want them for an RV. I used to be able to say that I've never encountered a situation before where my 50' power cord wasn't long enough. I can't say that anymore. All those negatives said, it was cheap and quiet and the laundry was free, even though we didn't use it. There are no shower or restroom facilities available, so you must be self-contained. All in all, if I were going to do it again, I wouldn't.
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