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Black Mesa Casino, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Convenient overnight stay kind of place. But that's it. It's a large, open space so keep an eye on the forecast for winds. We left a day early because of predicted winds. Also lots of random traffic... people apparently drag racing or doing doughnuts in the gravel. Also generally noisy due to big rigs idling in the truck stop area at the I-25 end of the park. Sits between the casino employees parking lot and an unused and apparently waiting-for-demolition motorsports track / stadium. As of our stay, there were large piles of demolition debris and detritus at the far end of the RV park, which included a lot of trash. You find a spot, then go in to the casino and speak to the person at the customer service desk right when you walk in to pay for your site (so remember your spot #). They send a security guard over to unlock the padlock on your electrical box. Water and dump stations are along the road into the spaces. There is currently not a code needed to dump, but mostly because the box seems busted. There's just an awful lot of construction and demolition going on. The gas station / travel shop is also being renovated. Please note that the casino and all its properties are on the San Felipe Pueblo reservation. Benefit: cheap gas, casino gaming. Drawbacks: absolutely no alcohol allowed, including that consumed in your own RV (that may be a benefit sometimes actually). And no photography. Or sketching. Or paintings. Or even really vivid memories. NOT just of ceremonies or of the historical pueblo, which culturally makes total sense as a rule... But anything. Lots of stories online about cellphones and cameras being confiscated. We camped at Black Mesa Casino in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Colorado Springs KOA, Fountain, Colorado

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

There aren't a lot of full hook up campground options close to central Colorado Springs, and the price of this KOA on the south side of the Springs reflects the low supply and relatively high demand. The grounds and facilities are well kept, and the place as a whole -- speaking just of the property itself -- is probably upper third of KOAs in my opinion. Great looking kid area / mini water park, which was closed due to it being 1) December and 2) Colorado. The staff we dealt with were pleasant and helpful enough. WiFi reliability and speed was about typical for campgrounds noways. The issue is the location. That's where it loses ALL THE POINTS. Sounds like you're camping in the median of I-25, because distance wise you are. There is also the busy railroad track carrying coal cars up and down the front range multiple times a day right behind the park. It is very, VERY, brutally, you've-gotta-be-kidding-me style noisy. We didn't experience any live fire training noise from Fort Carson, but that's also really close. So when they're doing artillery exercises I'm sure that's crazy, too. I feel bad for the owners because it seems like the area really grew up and louder around them over the years. Not much they can do about it. We camped at Colorado Springs KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very near a Camping World for a supply run. Lots of new-development fast food and shopping a bit east of the campground -- check that before trying to head into CO Springs proper.

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