Park Office and Community Center Inside, free book and video exchange .
Said to be, "The Friendliest RV Park in Arizona".
We are the ONLY RV Park in Catalina, Arizona!
Hello RVers. Sorry I'm so late updating this site. There has been a lot going on here. This Thanksgiving was one of our busiest since the late 90's. Things were really jumping around here. Had some returning friends and made some new ones too.
Anyway, we did things a little differently this year. One of our new guests is a surviving wife of a Special Forces pilot who died in a horrific crash during a mission. We thank him for his service and ultimate sacrifice and Julie for her sacrifice too! However, since then, each year the 'Special Forces' guys with her husbands unit, send her a complete meal for Thanksgiving. It included a precooked turkey, ham and all the side dishes for around 20 people. She decided to share it with anyone in the park who had no family or friends to go to for the holiday. Thank you Julie. Everyone had a great time and there was enough food left over that anyone interested was able to have sandwiches and sides later. Those who attended brought some of their favorite dishes and desserts to share too. We had desserts that covered the laundry machines! It was a good time of food and fellowship for all of us. Thanks again Julie and everyone who attended and brought goodies to share.
For Christmas Day, we are going to do it again only this time Julie is away visiting family so Denise and I are doing a 22lb turkey. Someone else is bringing a ham and we have folks bringing everything needed to make this Christmas meal a true feast. "GOD bless us everyone", to quote a favorite Dickens play. Our boss lady, Kiki, is also contributing. Earlier this week she brought over a huge tray of home baked cookies she made with her own little hands. They lasted almost a day. She is going to bring some other items for our feast and Denise and I are sure everything will be wonderful. If you're looking for a good safe place to stay while here in Southern Arizona, come stay with us and join us for Christmas Day.
The Owners and management want to wish everyone, 'A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. GOD Bless you all.
Flash Note!!!! This is a wonderful little community with many good small business people. However, before choosing a mechanic shop or a place to get your brakes done, please ask a local including the management here, who is the most reliable and has the best reputation. Please don't go off on your own not knowing the area and get burned! It has happened too many times and we hate to see our guests ripped off!! A good place to start would be 'Master Tech', just about a half mile South of us on the East side of Oracle Road. We take our vehicles to Brad there and so do many of our friends. Please avoid the Brake Max in Oro Valley because they have ripped off at least one of our guests/friends in the past! Just a little free advertising for them.
Okay everyone! Our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck on Sunday, November 29th was fabulous!!! We had 22 in attendance and a HUGE 19 lb. turkey! Denise got it on the grill at 0 dark 30, 6:30 our time with a little help from me, and by Noon, the meat was falling off the bone. The Park owner, Tom did the carving for us this year as Susie wasn't here. (Everyone missed you Sue.) We all hope you will make it for next season. There was a ton of great food and everyone had their fill, even Evangelos. LOL. Anyone that knows him, knows he has a hollow leg and can really put it away. Only had a couple small bowls of meat left over, so a few of us got some turkey sandwiches. Thank you as always for everyone who pitched in to make this years FEAST a Whopping Success! Check back for information on this years Season Kickoff 'Thanksgiving Potluck'. We're sure it will be another winner!!!
The Pizza Party went really well. We needed a minimum of 30 attendees to make it feasible for 'National Pizza Party Inc' to come out this far and we had 33! Yeah! Denise and I didn't have to make up the difference! Everyone seemed to get their fill of pizza and salad and I heard nothing but compliments on the quality of the pizza! Jacob did a wonderful job of keeping the table supplied with lots of different tasty pizzas and happily decorated them per request! He even made the managers a special turkey pepperoni for us to take home for later as we were too busy visiting with everyone to eat! We think that is the best parts of the job! Several of our guests said, we may have to do that again soon. So we will be planning another 'Pizza Party', with 'National Pizza Party Inc' this next season! Thank you Nathan. Your pizza was as good as we remembered and we WILL do that again!
We will most likely enjoy another 'Super Bowl Sunday Party' for this coming season. Check back to read all the details. We want to mention that any of you out there who own ATV's and
love to go exploring, this is a good place for you! We recently had a
couple with an ATV who asked if there was anywhere around here to ride.
We gave them a couple suggestions for riding around Catalina and
apparently we did good because they came back and said, "they had a
great time!" Besides, unlike other parks, we won't charge you an extra
fee for having an ATV/extra vehicle. We have always allowed for two
vehicles per space anyway. Besides, we don't really consider an ATV a regular vehicle like a car or truck! All we ask is that you be respectful of our
other guests and observe our five MPH speed limit within the park. So
come to the Wishing Well and have fun!
The Wishing Well RV Park is an older well established park located Northwest of the Santa Catalina Mountain Range in the small but growing community of Catalina, Arizona. The Mountain range East of the Park has a 9,800 foot. peak and is beautiful to behold at sunrise and sunset. (Does Purple Mountain Majesty bring anything to mind?) As the managers, and having been here now for over eighteen years, we have seen some amazing color changes to the mountains during the rainy season in the Winter and the Monsoon in the Summer. We have seen the mountain range turn a beautiful golden color when the sunset is just right, or go from pink to a deep purple with the added humidity in the air. Our guests enjoy having their morning coffee while watching the sunrise over the Catalina's.
Our guests can enjoy their morning coffee in our Community Center! Occasionally, there is some sort of goody to enjoy with the coffee. Having worked with police doing armed security, Denise and I are partial to donuts. Imagine that! LOL! We get retired police officers through the park from time to time and along with our military men and women, we thank them all for their service. We have two restrooms, one with a large shower. Our guests have 24 hour access thanks to Denise putting a combination lock on the back door. So when the building is locked up at night, our guests can still get in for a quick shower, to stretch out on the sofa for some reading or TV, or even get a head start on laundry.
By the way, we have satellite TV in the community center this Season, courtesy of the managers and Dish Network who supplied the new DVR Receiver. Now our guests will be able to record a show while watching another so hopefully no good shows will be missed. We are always looking for new ways to make our guests stay as enjoyable as possible. Unfortunately guys, the Sports PPV and girlie channels will be restricted. Sorry bout that! LOL
For those of you who have noticed so many satellite dishes sitting around so many of the parks you've visited, it is because those folks want their TV with them wherever they go so they don't miss any of their favorite programs. Any of you interested, we have coupons for free satellite systems and on occasion, Dish Network even offers free installation! Just ask the managers for details.
This year many of our regular guests will be returning and we always look forward to seeing them and meeting new friends who have never visited us before. So please stop by and see why we've been called one of the friendliest RV Parks in Arizona!
If you are not familiar with our RV Park and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are and we will be more than happy to help.