Overnight RV Parking is OK
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Update on Cocopah Casino
We stayed there in January 2014. There are new rules this year. You pay $10.00 for three nights. There doesnt seem to be a time limit. There is no more need to use casino "points" to stay past three days. We were again at the Casino From Feb 6th through Feb 16th. This time we stayed at the Cocopah Casino Racetrack, which across the street from the casino. The casino had installed several new machines since we had been there in January, but the seemed as tight as all the other machines in the place.
P Stough 2/16/2014
RV parking changes
Hello folks, I am updating Cocopah Casino. Staff is efficient, food is good and facility is clean. Things have changed in the RV parking area, no more squatters or mechanic repair shops. Parking is still 3 days for $5.00. After your 3 day stay you are asked to leave. However, you may return in two weeks for another 3 day stay, if you are so inclined. New tribal administrator/management is strictly enforcing this rule. Sharon K. 11/18/11
- report from Just Wanderin', March 2010
The Cocopah Casino is located actually in Somerton, Arizona but who would know it’s not in Yuma. The casino is on the Southwest side of town directly on Hwy 95 heading towards San Luis, Mexico. They have a great area for RV parking. The price is still $5.00 for three nights with unlimited number of nights possible and absolutely no rules. It appears some folks are here for the season. We were pretty surprised to see one person from Wisconsin who appeared to be running his own body shop at the casino. His jeep parts were spread all over the pavement and he even did oil changes on his motorcycle. In our opinion this was the biggest example of casino parking abuse we had ever, ever seen.
The parking area is large with approximately 50 good-sized RV sites. There is another parking lot that is allowed to fill up with RVs also and it has been fairly full. This is the best dry camping area around Yuma. The dirt is minimal as parking is on a paved lot. There is no water or dump on site but at the Barney’s on about 28th Street and 4th Avenue you can refill your water and dump for $4.00 with a minimum of 20 gallons of fuel.
On Mondays and Thursdays by checking in with your Player’s Card, a coupon book is given to those 55+. There are several coupons but we only used two out of the book. One entitles you to $5.00. Now that’s not really $5.00 worth of play but $5.00 with a “cash out” slip of $15 or more from one of the slot machines. Actually, you can put a $20 bill in and take the “cash out” to the cashier for $25.
The other coupon we used was $3.00 off of the breakfast buffet. There are good things about the buffet and not so good. The cooked to order eggs were fresh and hot and so was the hash. The rest of the food was cool or cold and had been sitting a while. This was the same for the dinner buffet we tried one night. The beef was sliced by one of the attendants … it was very cold. I wouldn’t eat it. However, the salad bar is very good. We probably would not eat at the buffet again. Breakfast buffet is $8.95, lunch buffet is $9.95 and dinner buffet is $11.95. We would rate it as a 3 since it’s over priced for what is served and food temperatures are not monitored.
The casino itself is nice, bright and new. We had fun at the machines and would definitely plan on staying here again.
March, 13 2008
- from Sean Welsh March, 13 2008
There is a large lot, clearly marked with an illuminated sign, "Overnight RV Parking," visible from the highway (US95). Although the address is on Avenue B, which is where the old casino was, there is now a direct entrance to the new casino from US95, well marked with Vegas-style signage. Turn into this main entrance, then immediately make two hard rights to find the entrance to the RV area. There are around 50 spaces, numbered and well marked. All are long enough for rigs to 65' or so, and wide enough for slide-outs on both sides, and/or an awning.
The price is now $5, which is good for up to three nights. There is an entrance booth, but it has been unstaffed since we arrived -- a sign says to pay in the gift shop. The gift shop cashier will ask you what space you are in and how long you are staying, collect your fee, and issue you a card for your windshield.
There is, apparently, no stay limit. The lot is nearly full right now, and many of the rigs here have been here for weeks. You just need to keep paying your $5 per every three nights. Since it is more or less operating as a regular paid campground, albeit without hookups, there is no problem with lawn chairs, BBQ grills, awnings, slide outs, and so forth.
There is a hose bib on the little entrance booth, although the water appears somewhat brownish in color. Some rigs fill their tanks there periodically. I was told today that there is a WiFi signal in the conference center (between the casino itself and the attached hotel), but it is unclear what the usage policy is for that.
The casino has one restaurant, which is buffet style, and two bars. We had dinner at the buffet -- not bad for $10. On Wednesdays, a Player's Club card will get those aged 55 and over a coupon book (good for that day only) with dining and beverage discounts and some gaming bump-ups ($10 for $5 on one hand of blackjack, for example). The casino is a short walk from the RV parking on a well lighted path, though we have also noted marked shuttles (basically large golf carts) rolling through the RV area frequently throughout the day.
Somerton is three miles away, with few services -- half a dozen restaurants (mostly Mexican), post office, bank, two dollar stores, and a couple of gas stations with fast food and mini-marts. Major restaurant chains, big box stores, and the mall are about ten miles away in Yuma.
We were told that a dump station was available at a "Barneys" gas station in Yuma, but did not check this out.
In addition to the casino gift shop, the tribe operates a gas station and mini-mart at the very north end of the property (the RV lot is at the very south), on the other side of the old casino building that is no longer in use. It's a good walk from the RV area, less so from the casino.
This is a convenient stop for those entering or leaving Mexico via US95 and the San Luis border crossing. We were comfortable here and would stay here again.
Photo and Google Map/Aerial link on our blog in this post: http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/03/mail-less-in-somerton.html
(Click photo for full-size version. Right to copy granted to Casino Camper for use on the web site.) Note that the current aerial view on Google shows the RV lot, the new
casino, the old casino, and the gas station/mini-mart (in that order, from south to north), but the hotel and conference center has not yet been built on the empty strip between the new and old casinos. As of this writing, however, it is complete and in operation.
March 18-24 2007
- from Anonymous reader March 2007.
Stayed at Cocopah Casino RV park in Yuma Arizona on March 18-24 2007. They have a large separate "parking lot" designated as an RV Park. They have dry camping at $3.00 per night (pay if and when the attendant comes by), shuttle to the nearby casino, security and great restaurants/buffets.