Construction will begin in January on Gila Bend’s second RV park in Arizona, a 70-site resort on 20 acres that will include a two-acre lake that will be suitable for both swimming and kayaking.

According to a press release, the $2 million Sonora RV Resort will be located on the west side of State Route 85, about 13 miles north of downtown Gila Bend.

“We have our permits in hand and are ready to start building,” said park manager Carl J. Rygg, who hopes to have the park completed by September.

In addition to the lake, the park features several amenities, including a full-service restaurant, 3,000 square foot clubhouse as well as pickleball and tennis courts.

Sonora RV Resort also abuts land and off-road trails, which guests can explore in their RZRs and other off-road vehicles.

Rygg said he also plans to provided guided tours of the desert backroads for people who would like to explore the desert but don’t have their own off-road vehicles.

Once the park is completed, Gila Bend will have two parks that can accommodate snowbirds and travelers. The other is the 130-site Gila Bend KOA.

“It’s been a long time since Arizona has had a new RV resort,” Rygg said, adding, “Arizona has a lot of pent up demand and people who want to try something different.”

For more information involving campgrounds, RV parks and resorts in Arizona, please visit www.GoCampingInArizona.com, the travel planning website hosted by the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.