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Known as the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, and enjoys a subtropical desert climate. As a desert region, many outsiders assume that Phoenix is an intolerably dry place with no growth or wildlife, but residents and visitors can paint a different, more beautiful picture of the area. 

 

The Great Outdoors

For the kids and kids-at-heart who enjoy interacting with outdoor small creatures, Phoenix is a great spot for wildlife viewing. The city is an oasis of flora and fauna, and while some can be found within Phoenix city limits, most are found in the suburbs and the undeveloped desert areas surrounding the city. Native mammal species include coyote, jackrabbit, antelope ground squirrel, mule deer, ringtail and coati. There are many species of native birds, including Costa's hummingbird, Anna's hummingbird, Gambel's quail, Gila woodpecker, mourning dove, white-winged dove, the roadrunner, the cactus wren, and many species of raptors, including falcons, hawks, owls, vultures, and eagles, including the golden and the bald eagle.The area is also home to a plethora of native reptile species including the Western diamondback rattlesnake, Sonoran sidewinder, several other types of rattlesnakes, Sonoran coral snake, dozens of species of non-venomous snakes, several types of whiptail lizards, the chuckwalla, desert horned lizard, Western banded gecko, Sonora mud turtle, and the desert tortoise. 

 

Popular Attractions

Due to its natural beauty and climate, Phoenix has a plethora of outdoor attractions and recreational activities. The Phoenix Zoo is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States, and has developed an international reputation for its efforts on animal conservation, including breeding and reintroducing endangered species back into the wild. Right next to the zoo is the Phoenix Botanical Gardens acclaimed worldwide for their exhibits and educational programs, featuring the largest collection of arid plants in the U.S. The South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the U.S., is also the highest desert mountain preserve in the world. Other popular sites in the city are: the Japanese Friendship Garden, Historic Heritage Square, Phoenix Mountains Park, Pueblo Grande Museum, Tovrea Castle, Camelback Mountain, Hole in the Rock, Mystery Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, Taliesin West and the Wrigley Mansion.

Phoenix is also known for the exciting urban area of Copper Square, coming to life every day and night with world-class entertainment, food and hospitality. If you're an urban explorer, you'll love the more than 21 entertainment venues in the area, including museums, theaters, 5 major sports organizations including the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Phoenix Mercury. More than six of Arizona's performing arts companies call Copper Square home, including the state's major symphony, opera, ballet, and theatre companies, and you can look forward to enjoying dinner, dancing, live music, with more at over 90 restaurants and bars operating within Copper Square. And of course, no city is complete with a twice weekly farmers market, bringing fresh produce, hand crafted foods, and unique local crafts right to locals and travelers.

 

Outdoor Fun

If you enjoy an easy-going game on the greens, Phoenix is the perfect place to unwind and golf under a warm, mid-afternoon sun. The city boasts five 18-hole championship courses, three 9-hole courses strategically located throughout the city, plus the grounds are over-seeded annually for optimum playing conditions. There's also full-service golf shops, full amenity practice facilities, equipment rentals and PGA/LPGA teaching professionals.  

You can also look forward to excellent opportunities for outdoor fun such as fishing at one of the city's excellent stocked ponds at Cesar Chavez (Alvord Lake), Cortez, Desert West, Encanto, Papago, and Steele Indian School. For the adrenaline junkie, get ready for some world-class biking - mountain biking is allowed on all trails, except for the summit trails on Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain. Below are some of the more popular Phoenix trails for mountain bikes: the south Mountain's Desert Classic Trail, Phoenix Mountains Preserve Trail 100 and all of the trails at the Papago Park. In the southern Sonoran Preserve, popular mountain bike trails include Dixie Mountain Loop and the more technical Great Horned Owl Trail. 

In addition to the sites of interest in the city, there are many attractions near Phoenix, such as the Agua Fria National Monument, Arcosanti, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Lost Dutchman State Park, Montezuma's Castle, Montezuma's Well, and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Phoenix also serves as a central point to many of the sights around the state of Arizona, such as the Grand Canyon, Lake Havasu (where the London Bridge is located), Meteor Crater, the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest, Tombstone, Kartchner Caverns, Sedona and Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

 

Events

Phoenix locals and visitors alike can look forward to a long list of annual events which celebrate the city's incredible heritage and diversity. Some popular annual events include: the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show which is the largest horse show in the world; Matsuri, a celebration of Japanese culture and Pueblo Grande Indian Market, an event highlighting Native American arts and crafts. There's also the Grand Menorah Lighting, an annual December event celebrating Hanukah; ZooLights, an annual December evening event at the Phoenix Zoo, featuring millions of lights; the Scottish Gathering & Highland Games, an annual event celebrating Scottish heritage; Estrella War, an annual event celebrating medieval life; Tohono O'odham Nation Rodeo & Fair; and the Chinese Week & Culture & Cuisine Festival, an annual celebration of Chinese culture. 

 

Dining

Phoenix is renowned for its Mexican food, thanks to both its large Hispanic population and its proximity to Mexico, and many of the city's eateries have a long history, stretching back into the early days of the area's first modern settlement. With landmark eateries setting a high standard, immigrants to the area have all brought in their flavors and cultural influences, maintaining the regions reputation for fresh foods, creative menus and excellent service. Visitors and locals alike can look forward to Korean, Cajun/Creole, Greek, Hawaiian, Irish, Japanese, Italian, Persian, South Asian, Spanish, Thai, Chinese, southwestern, Tex-Mex, Vietnamese, Brazilian and even French flavors, for an international-styled, culinary experience. Some popular restaurants include: L'amore Italian Restaurant, Christopher’s and Crush Lounge, Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Market and Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks. There's also Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks, Mi Patio Mexican Restaurant, The Henry and Gojo restaurant. Whatever your preference, you're sure to find a number of excellent spots in the city!

 

Campgrounds and Parks

As a city known for its outdoor beauty and excellent attractions, many visitors opt to go camping during their stay, so if that's you, you're in luck because Phoenix boasts a host of excellent campgrounds. Of them, the Desert Sands RV Park is one of the most popular spots, boasting convenient access to excellent shopping, dining, entertainment and countless attractions. The park is only a short drive to a wide range of things to do including sightseeing, golfing, galleries, spectacular spas and sporting events, as well as energetic nightlife with club, movie theaters, fountains, gardens, and walkways leading to concerts, street fairs, and live theater. Amenities at the park include: WIFI, cable, pool access, 50 amp sites, restrooms, showers, full hookups, picnic areas, big rig access and barbecue grills. 

Phoenix is a hidden gem in the camping world and is increasingly seeing more visitors and campgrounds being built, so be sure to plan your trip early and reserve a camping spot soon. Hope to see you soon!

 

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Mesa / Apache Junction KOA Journey

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

Teddy Roosevelt called the Superstition Mountains "the most beautiful panorama nature has created."

Teddy Roosevelt called the Superstition Mountains "the most beautiful panorama nature has created." You'll see why not far from the Mesa/Apache Junction KOA, where giant saguaro cacti rise from the Sonoran Desert floor against a backdrop of craggy granite ramparts. Drive the 145-mile Apache Trail loop, resplendent with deep canyons, rugged trails and pristine lakes. Also nearby, climb a short path up to ancient cliff-dweller Indian ruins at Tonto National Monument. Explore with off-road jeep tours or guided horseback rides into the foothills. Phoenix is 30 miles west of the campground, with great restaurants, museums and a choice of Major League Baseball spring training games. A heated pool, a hot tub, assorted games and fine hospitality await at KOA. Savor them as the sun sets over the mountains. Pool: Open all year. Max pull thru: 65 feet.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 70' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Propane ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Great place to stay! Excellent view of the Superstition Mountains. Clean campgrounds and good sized spots for RV's. 10/9/2021

This was an amazingly ran RV Park. Clean, easy to get in and out F350 Dually, 40 Ft 5th Wheel. Very important to me us customer service, very professional Staff. I would definitely recommend 10/9/2021

Very pleasant and clean !! Very nice staff ! 10/9/2021

very nice, but a lot of traffic noise. 10/8/2021

Park is kept very clean. And is also very quite. Could diffidently use some work on power pedestals 2 coaches plugging into same pedestal is not normal twice new folks arriving turned our power off trying to setup. But all in all great park. 10/7/2021

Beautiful, clean Park. Management very helpful 10/7/2021

Great place to enjoy !! 10/6/2021

A quick overnight, would stay here again. Clean well laid out campsites. Friendly staff. 10/6/2021

Plenty of room. Everything was as advertised. 10/5/2021

It is a very well kept campground. We traveled from Reno, Nevada to Illinois and back throughPhoenix to Reno. 10/5/2021

The campground was clean, the staff was friendly and the hot tub was refreshing! 10/4/2021

Great 10/4/2021

Really nice facilities beautiful place the neighbors were awesome 10/2/2021

Well maintained, Clean, , quite, and relaxing. It was also close to all the areas we wanted to visit. 10/2/2021

Very clean. Affordable. Close to town. Plain Jane campgrounds where everyone is welcome. 10/2/2021

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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

Latest Hot Deal

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WHEN: May 13-14, 2022

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 13th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 14th 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 14 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.

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Local Area

A rich vein of history runs through this region. The Apache Trail once served as a stage coach and freight wagon route from Mesa to Globe. Indians, cowboys and miners have all roamed the mysterious Superstition Mountains. Jacob Waltz's Lost Dutchman Mine is still waiting to be discovered in a hidden canyon.

Today, the Apache Trail remains a treasure chest of adventure. Discover here a most fascinating ecosystem. Experience the breathtaking canyons, desert lakes, towering saguaro cacti and desert wildflowers. Keep a sharp lookout for desert bighorn sheep, coyotes, and rattlesnakes.

It takes more than a day to do Apache Junction
Explore the intriguing history of the area by visiting the museums, prehistoric Native American ruins and a century-old stagecoach stop. At the ghost town, try your hand at panning for gold or take a ride through the desert on a narrow gauge railroad, and remember to take home some prickly pear fudge!

Hike mountain trails or book an off-road jeep tour. Catch the cowboy spirit on a horseback adventure. Fish a desert lake or float through narrow canyons on a steamboat. For dinner, loosen your belts at the old Mining Camp Restaurant or enjoy a Branson-style stage and dinner show. Stay and Play in Mother Nature's Theme Park!

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Enjoy over 20 Goldfield Shops, Exhibits & Attractions from the Old West. Tour the famous Goldfield Mine, take the family for a Narrated Scenic Ride on Arizona's Only Operatin' Narrow Gauge Railroad. Treat the Family to Fancy Vittles at the Mammoth Steakhouse & Evening Entertainment in our 1890's Saloon. Located in the Shadow of the Legendary Supersition Mountains. Goldfield Ghost Town features: Rock Shop, Old Tyme Photos, Ice Cream Parlor, General Store, Gourmet Shop, Fudge Shop, Exotic Cactus Shop, Baked Goods, Western Wear, Live Reptile Exhibit, Steakhouse & Saloon, Blacksmith, Gold Panning, Goldfield Museum, Old West Shooting Gallery. Phone 480-983-0333
Web Site: www.goldfieldghosttown.com

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Let us take you on a breathtaking journey...The Valley's Newest Attraction at Goldfield Ghost Town. The Superstition Mountain has a new experience to add to the mystery, history, and wild abandonment, that legend holds those daring enough to ride. Descend from above the desert and amongst these mountain tops changed forever. Perched 115 feet in the air this non-extreme, partner-paired zipline, hoists and sends you soaring across the Superstition Mountain range at over 30 miles per hour. This family friendly attraction will have you darting through the desert sky while taking in a birds-eye view of all the surroundings. Phone 480-982-0075. Web site: SuperstitionZipline.com

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18 miles NE of Apache Junction on Hwy 88.

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Visit Arizona Attractions the Whole Family Will Love

Arizona is the epitome of the Southwest — the stuff of outlaw legends and countless postcards. While you’ll certainly find the iconic desert, which stretches with towering saguaro cactuses in the south, you may also be surprised to discover the range of opportunities the state offers any visitor. That's why guests at KOA love the affordable lodging options available to them.

Words are hard to come by when you’re standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world — but you might be even more in awe of the unbelievable mile-wide Meteor Crater. You can also explore aspen forests in the San Francisco Peaks or the famous ghost town of Jerome. From desert scenes right out of a movie to dense mountain forests, you’ll find Arizona to be everything you could want in a Southwest adventure — and so much more.

Reasons to Camp at a KOA Campground in Arizona

Throughout Arizona, KOA is proud to provide guests with affordable camping options, convenient amenities and enthusiastic customer service. The team at KOA is focused on making sure you have everything you need and that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. You'll gain access to some comforts you're sure to love, like laundry facilities, clean bathrooms with hot water, clean and level sites and other amenities that make your trip a easier and more fun.

KOA campgrounds offer something for the whole family. How would you like to play some hoops or cruise in a paddle boat? Maybe you want to cannonball into a swimming pool or play a round of mini golf. Each location has great activities that are waiting for you to enjoy at the family campgrounds at KOA in Arizona. Check specific campgrounds in Arizona to see which features and activities are available.

Choose From a Variety of Ways to Camp

Whether you're focused on a more traditional camping excursion or you'd like something a little different, you have a variety of options to consider, such as:

  • Tent camping: Pack your tent and head to a KOA campground for some of the best tent camping in Arizona. There's no better experience than sleeping under the beautiful starry skies this state is famous for.
  • Camping Cabins:Enjoy your camping trip without having to pack a tent. When you reserve a Camping Cabin, you'll find convenient features like beds, electricity and a roof to keep out the elements.
  • Deluxe Cabins:Deluxe Cabins offer an elevated experience you won't want to miss. They include all the features of a traditional Camping Cabin with the added bonus of a private bathroom and often other amenities like TVs, kitchenettes and more.
  • RV Sites:If you’re planning your trip in your RV, you need to check out everything we have just for you. KOA campgrounds in Arizona are equipped with a number of options for a comfortable stay, such as 30 and 50-amp service, full-hookups, KOA Patio Sites™ for an elevated RV camping experience and more.
  • More Unique lodging options:Many KOA locations include unique lodging options you won't find anywhere else, such as Glamping Tents, yurts, Airstreams and many more. Be sure to check with a specific KOA campground to find out what's available as lodging options vary by campground and not all KOA campgrounds offer unique lodging options.

Make a Reservation Now and Get Ready for Fun in Arizona

KOA has 13 great campgrounds all across Arizona, meaning there’s a perfect campsite to claim as your own for your next trip. Reserve now and make sure your camping experience is one you won’t find anywhere else. It’s easy — you can make your reservation online or give us a call.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mesa / Apache Junction KOA

Which popular attractions are close to Mesa / Apache Junction KOA?

Nearby attractions include Superstition Mountains (3.6 miles), Barleens Dinner Show (0.6 miles), and Lost Dutchman State Park (4.8 miles).

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What are some restaurants close to Mesa / Apache Junction KOA?

Conveniently located restaurants include Handlebar Pub and Grill, Mickey D'S Cafe, and The Meat Slicer.

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Are there opportunities to exercise at Mesa / Apache Junction KOA?

Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.

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Are pets allowed at Mesa / Apache Junction KOA?

Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.

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Are there any historical sites close to Mesa / Apache Junction KOA?

Many travelers enjoy visiting Goldfield Ghost Town (4.4 miles) and Tortilla Flat, Az. (1.2 miles).

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It’s not hard to see why Phoenix remains a popular destination for KOA campers–especially snowbirds from the north. Nicknamed the Valley of the Sun, the city offers blue skies all year long, and from September through May, you can count on virtually ideal weather. Add in great restaurants and entertainment venues, and it becomes the perfect escape any time of year.

Arizona KOAs make the perfect home base for extended getaways. And when you’re in the mood to sightsee and explore the area, there’s always one of our campgrounds ready to welcome you.

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Places to See, Things to Do

 
Phoenix
Encanto Park
When you’re done experiencing either one of the two golf courses on this 220-acre oasis, enjoy a paddleboat ride with your sweetheart, take a dip in the pool or venture out along the nature trail.
 
Phoenix
The Phoenix Zoo
While you’re here, come see the nation’s largest privately owned, nonprofit zoological park. Home to more than 1,300 animals, the zoo has also recently opened the Land of the Dragons, an exhibit featuring close-up views of the Komodo dragon.
 
Near Phoenix
Agua Fria National Monument
Located 40 miles outside of Phoenix, the 70,900-acre monument contains more than 450 distinct Native American structures and numerous petroglyphs. It’s common to see multiple species of deer, pronghorn and javelina during your visit.
 
Scottsdale
Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
This is one place you want to visit, if you want to get your culture on. Coming attractions for this first-class venue include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Tyne Daly and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
 
Tempe
Arizona Mills
For the ultimate shopping experience, this indoor outlet mall features 6,000 parking spaces and nearly 200 retailers. Choices range from Saks Fifth Avenue to jcpenney, and a multitude of food options are available if you get hungry.
 
Mesa
Blue Adobe Grill
Come see for yourself why it’s the No. 1-rated Mesa restaurant on TripAdvisor.com. Try the carne adovada or enchanted garden enchilada, washed down by one of their special prickly pear margaritas.
 
Phoenix
CIBO Urban Pizzeria
Known for its old-world ambiance created around a restored 1913 bungalow, CIBO’s reputation stretches beyond Phoenix for its wine selection and use of local and imported ingredients.
 
Phoenix
Hanny’s
Set at the site of a former department store in Phoenix, this restaurant features a selection of pizza, sandwiches and its famous Tuscan steak. Feel free to enjoy a drink together at the nearby bar.

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