After a week of shower-less boondocking in Quartzsite, Olivia and I were ready to clean up and make our way toward Tucson. We were searching for an affordable campground, within 100 miles of us, that provided showers, laundry, and full hookups. Rover’s Roost SKP Co-op met all the criteria. Even though our first SKP Co-op experience had a rocky start, we decided to give this park a try.
Here’s the rundown:
Location: Casa Grande, Arizona
GPS: 32.85045, -111.85896
Price: $90 for 10 days, plus metered electricity. This averages $10.75/day for us. To stay here you must be a member of Escapees ($39.95 a year).
Date/Temp: January 21 – 30, highs in the upper 70s and lows around 40.
Noise: This park doesn’t have much noise generated by people, however there are quite a few small, yappy dogs. Some of the full-time residents have fenced in “yards”, keeping their dogs outside for hours.
Wifi/Cell: Rover’s Roost offers very fast wifi for a reasonable price ($15/week). We were able to quickly upload YouTube videos, stream endless shows, and make skype calls. Our AT&T service was strong 4G, as was our T-Mobile hotspot.
Grocery/Errands: Casa Grande had every type of shopping we needed and more – we bought groceries (very inexpensive), vitamins, gas ($1.49/gal), Mexican food, and window sealant. The post office was close-by and more modern than most. The park offers propane refills 7 days a week. It also has an affordable laundry room and allows mail deliveries to the clubhouse.
Dog Friendly: There is no dog park here, however they offer acres of open desert for doggy business. There are two entry points to this dog-run area, with trash cans by each entry for easy disposal of doggy bags.
Entertainment: We spent a day hiking the San Tan Mountain Trail (about 40 miles away). The trails were awesome, well marked, and dog friendly. There are many antique and thrift stores in Casa Grande, we explored these and had some treasure-hunting success. Mostly, for our entertainment, we binge watched Netflix and Hulu.
Overall: We knew what we were getting ourselves into. This is a 55+ park that allows younger Escapee members to stay, but they seem to do so reluctantly. No one was rude to us and we were able to maintain our privacy. Overall, we recommend this park to all Xscapers seeking a sweet deal and looking to refresh & recharge.
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