Tucson West KOA Journey Picacho, Arizona

Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. The Anza Expedition passed through the area in the 1700s and one can only imagine they wished they had the accommodations this campground provides. The Picacho/Tucson NW KOA Journey is located at 18428 South Picacho Highway, Picacho, AZ 85141. We’ve stayed here twice and found the experience enjoyable. The park is about 20 minutes from the city of Tucson.

Received this when we checked into KOA. We got married on 11/11 at 11:11 so these numbers have significance to us! There’s no way the campground host could’ve known. Happy Anniversary to us! And Happy Veterans Day!

Our site was clean, raked and provided a picnic table. Some sites offer concrete patios and fire pits. We pulled in after closing but the site info was outside the office with our name on it. The campground is next to the interstate on the other side of the hedges, so you will hear traffic. And occasionally, a train.

We really liked the gigantic desert landscaping at the campground. This is near the pool and facilities.
The playground.
The pool is heated to 85F.
The friendly owner and her her husband strive to make your camping experience enjoyable.

After a long trip, our three little wiggle butts really enjoyed running off-leash in the KOA dog park. Some sites offer private pet pens at your RV site. We’ve used this park twice and tried both.

Somebody has jokes.
Clean and spacious laundry room facilities always make a stay more enjoyable.
Just one of the games you will find in the KOA recreation room.
This is the ladies room. It was clean and well-maintained for relaxing after a long day on the road.
The pull-thru sites are long enough for our 29 footer and its toad. Be advised TV streaming is not allowed and buffering will occur.

Staff are friendly and helpful. However, don’t overstay your reservation even by a few minutes. They want you out by the designated time and someone in a golf cart will promptly come to your site to politely but firmly remind you. Ask us how we know.

For more history about Picacho Pass where an important battle was fought, please read our sister article HERE.

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