Cocopah RV & Golf Resort Review & Rating
Cocopah RV & Golf Resort Overview:
The Cocopah RV & Golf Resort which is owned and operated by the Cocopah Indian Tribe is located on the North Cocopah Indian Reservation along the Colorado River. The Park, has been ranked a 5W/5W rating from Woodall’s Campground Directory since 2002 for its amenities, services and accommodations offered to its residents and guests. The RV & Golf Resort features an easily-walked, public par-72, 18-hole golf course that is open to the public year round and has lots of great amenities.
Yuma is a mecca for retirees and snowbirds and there are over 23,000 RV sites in the area. Cocopah RV & Golf Resort is one of the biggest and best in the area. It is a huge RV park with over 800 RV and park model sites, a large number of which are filled with full timers, monthlies, or snow birds. During the winter season, it will be hard to get a site if you don't call very early in the year.
One of the reasons to stay here is that Cocopah RV Resort has an 18 hole par 72 championship golf course, excellent amenities, and during the winter a slew of activities to keep you busy.
The staff, as well the guests, are very friendly and outgoing and when you stay here you'll feel like you're part of a big extended family. Everyone seems to greet you with a smile and a hello and as you cruise through the park you can't help but notice that around happy hour the Cantina is full and a lot of the sites are home to groups getting together for dinner, drinks, games, or socializing.
The roads at Cocopah RV Resort are paved and most of the streets are one way. All of the facilities are clean and well maintained.
Some of the Park property is along the banks of the Colorado River and adjacent to some rich farmland. The Park is located on the outskirts of Yuma (10 minutes or less to downtown) but the roads into the park are a rough and bumpy. The freeway is a few miles away, so there is no freeway noise to keep you up - in fact, the park is very quite and peaceful after 8 PM.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Cocopah RV & Golf Resort is 300 acres of adult playground with 800 RV and park model sites, of which 449 are along various fairways of the golf course. All of the sites are back-in and have full hook-ups including cable, some of the electrical boxes and sewer connections may need an extension to reach them. The sites are around 55 feet deep and 35 feet wide - large enough for quad slides and your tow vehicle. All of the sites are crushed gravel and very level and each site has a concrete patio pad.
The sites are set up along paved one way roads with ample room to maneuver and get into your site. A park host will lead you to your site and help you back-in. Picnic tables and fire pits aren't available. Specific sections of the park are reserved for pet owners and the majority of their sites are surrounding the lake pet park.
You'll never get bored when you stay at Cocopah RV & Golf Resort - there are several activities, events, and socials every day of the week. Some of the activities when we visited the Park in February included: yoga, hiking, and water aerobics; line and tap dancing: all sorts of card and domino games; a fashion show; a variety of monthly shows, dinners, and dances (Italian dinner and dance, Paint Your Wagon play, sock hop); live music and karoke; golf and tennis lessons; ping pong, golf, and horseshoe tournaments; and lots more.
One of the reasons we liked Cocopah RV Resort is because of the wide variety of outstanding amenities that it offers, some of which include:
- 18 hole championship golf course with a driving range and putting green
- tennis, pickelball, horseshoe, and shuffelboard courts
- a fun Cantina, good grill, and well stocked pro shop
- free Wi-Fi as well as a computer station for your use
- mail service
- laundry room
- library, meeting rooms, and a ballroom
- an activities center with pool tables, card tables, and more
- a huge pool and hot tub
- fitness center
- club repair center
- office with some basic RV and food supplies
- nine hole putting course
We enjoyed the Cantina which has live music and Karaoke, a beer and wine bar, and a great patio for socializing and drinks. Next to the Cantina is a very well stocked pro shop with everything from clubs to shirts. The Grill serves breakfast (eggs, burritos, hot cakes, and breakfast sandwiches) and lunch (a good cheese burger, sandwiches, and more) at reasonable and affordable prices.
We enjoyed playing the golf course at Cocopah - it's short and straightforward, has some fun holes, is an easy walking course and a chip shot from our RV site, and it's affordable. Read our review of Cocopah Golf Course to learn more.
A portion of the Cocopah RV Resort is along the Colorado River and near the river access is an archery range and a picnic area. The river is good for fishing and we understand that you can rent tubes and float the River.
Bottom line - if you're an active and outgoing person, this is the park to stay at while you're visiting the area.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We stayed at Cocopah RV Resort when we were passing through Yuma on our way from Dallas to California for an extended stay.
During our visit we played golf at Cocopah, Mesa del Sol, and Desert Hills and enjoyed all three courses. You can learn more about each course by reading our review of Yuma Golf Courses.
After a round of golf on a nice warm day, we jumped in the pool and soaked away some of the aches in the hot tub, stopped by the Cantina for a couple beers and to listen to an entertaining guitar player, then slowly walked back to our camper.
We also stopped by the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historical Park and really enjoyed it. The history of the prison is very interesting and the presentations, videos, and prison itself are well worth a couple hour visit.
On the way out of town we stopped by the Imperial Sand Dunes - wow, impressive tall sand dunes that are open camping and for driving ATVs, motorcycles, dune buggies, or 4 wheel drive up and down. We were going to go over to a section of the park where they rent ATVs but ran out of time. Would have been a blast!
Cool Nearby Activities:
As mentioned earlier, there are several golf courses to play including the Cocopah Course. Some of the things that we would have liked to do if we had more time include:
- A couple places rent ATVs for riding in the dunes, one of which is Jet Rent - they also rent jet skis.
- Yuma River Tours has jet boat and sternwheeler tours on the Colorado River and they rent on the nearby Lake and they offer canoe and kayak trips
- Silver Bullet Motorsports has off road tours where you drive a two passenger Viper - sounds like a lot of fun
Visit the Yuma Visitors Bureau to find out more information. Our thanks go out to Ann Walker at the Chamber for all the help she provided.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more