Date of Stay: January, 2015
This is a delightful recreation area about fifteen miles east of Hwy 99/Galt. It is in a treed area that looks out on pasture land as far as the eye can see on one side and a lake on the other side. It is rich with wildlife (which I heard at night) and so many birds. Apart from the birds one can hear not a sound. No highway, no trains, just silence. It offers water and electric with a dump station. It has restrooms with a laundry. The sites are all back in but they are spacious with picnic tables, BBQ, and fire pits. Not only are they spacious but there is a generous amount of room on either side allowing a bit of privacy. Being here on off season I had no one around me at all. My spot was not quite level but not bad. It offers no Wifi but I was able to pick up a satisfactory Verizon signal. There is fishing in the lake and a fenced in dog park next to the lake so your pooch can run and play in the water. It is about a forty minute drive to Sacramento give or take depending on where in Sacramento. This makes it ideal if you have reason to visit Sacramento but don't want to deal with traffic in your RV. The entrance gate closes early and you cannot get in without a reservation after the gate closes. The off season closing is 3:30 in the afternoon and regular season I believe is 6 maybe 6:30. So if you are going to arrive after these times, make sure you have a reservation. When you leave and get back after the gate locks, you have to use the phone at the gate to identify yourself and then they open the gate to allow you in. A minor inconvenience but it keeps out anyone who does not belong there. The rate I paid is for the off season, it is double that in summer. One of the most lovely places I have stayed.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
I stayed here for four nights. This is a combination motel, RV park, diner and bar--all on the same property. The RV park is small and simple. My site was only so so level but the utilities were easy to get to. There are some full time residents in the back of the diner and the overnighters are in a separate section. The diner is fun with its 50s theme and decor. I had lunch there and it was good. Did not use the bar but other people did--local residents. They were loud in the evenings --voices seem to bounce and echo off the walls in there. I was able to block it out with the vent above my stove for white noise. That being said, the bar must close early because by ten o'clock there was not a sound. Apart from that, the place is very quiet. No street noise, no highway noise.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
I enjoyed my stay at this park. It is quite clean and quiet (with a caveat which I will get to momentarily) and the staff is friendly and helpful. I appreciated the full service restaurant and bar on the premises (with video poker which was a plus). Much of the premises is locked up like a fortress; the office was locked and you need to get "buzzed" in; there are locked gates to the RV park proper so each guest is given a remote to open it. (The restaurant and bar are outside the gates.) I was a bit alarmed when I first arrived as (unbeknownst to me) it is in close proximity to the air force base. The jets were coming in as I was arriving and setting up. While they were spectacular to look at, the noise was deafening. Fortunately, there was no more of that during my next two days there. However, I was away all day so cannot speak to what when on during that time. (But who is going to stay in the park while visiting Vegas?) Due to a leak in my loo, I needed to use the showers at the park and they were not only perfectly clean but attractive. The spot was level and it was easy to hook up utilities and unhook and "rehook" my tow vehicle, with the space long enough to accommodate both (my rig is 24 ft). The only fault I found was the layout of the park and the close proximity to the unit next door. When the park was full it looked like a parking lot. The roads are narrow and I had a bit of difficulty finding my spot - a few trips around the park to get the layout got me to the road to my spot. Small quibble, that. I would definitely stay here again, jets or no jets.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
The rate reflects Passport America. I stayed here for a couple days and it was a very pleasant stop over. A place I look forward to returning to. There are some permanent residents but all the units are maintained and the spots tidy as is the entire park. It also has a small motel on the premises and the units, the manager told me, are being rented to people who are working in the area. The manager put me at the riverfront for the same rate as the spots up above since she had room and had no reservations for that area. It was just steps away from the river. The spot was level enough though not great. The hookups were easy to access. The spot was between two shade trees and she spotted me as I pulled into the spot to avoid hitting branches. The laundry room was clean and spacious with plenty of washers and dryers, and the price was good. I did not use the restrooms or showers but saw they were clean and well maintained. The WiFi was iffy. I wound up using my Verizon which worked well. In addition to the beach next to the park, there is a large deck with chairs and lounges for looking out over the river. The park was also easy access from and to the freeway and a short distance to central Needles. The only grocery was getting ready to close. Do your shopping before coming in or be prepared to drive into Arizona.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Thirty dollars a night, no sewer hookup, no dump station, no WiFi. When I asked in the fairgrounds office if I could put a letter with their outgoing mail, I was told I could not, but I could take it down the street to the grocery that had a "blue box". Certainly my spot was nice enough. They put me by the wine gazebo next to the museum. It was clean and it was level, but for thirty dollars a night, I would expect more.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
The rate paid is based on the Passport America discount. To start with, this park is tricky to find. Its entrance is rather narrow and next to a mini mart/gas station. If you are coming from the east it is easy to miss it. There is a large sign telling you the park is there but does not tell you where the entrance is and it is not obvious as you are coming up on it. But a short distance down is a large area where you can turn around. It is easier to see the entrance from the west. You go up a curving hill and you will see the park office. I have rarely stayed in a park where the spaces are so narrow. I could stand outside my door and reach over and touch my neighbor's slide out. The park is built on a hill so each spot is a level above the other. There is a rock retaining wall on the side of each spot. I would guess there is about three feet between the doorstop of my rig and the retaining wall; barely room for a chair. My spot was not level and I saw others leveling their unit. The Wi-Fi is spotty--I would not count on it. My Verizon MiFi works pretty well. My GPS was just updated but it was not able to find any shopping or eateries close by. I had to drive about ten miles round trip to get dinner. All that being said, the park has a peaceful feel and the I-40 noise is minimal. It has a clean laundry with plenty of washers and dryers. It is easy access to highway 14 to take you to Tinkertown Museum--a must see while you are here.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
The rate I paid is Passport America. This was my third or fourth visit to this RV park. I would not stay anywhere else in Tucumcari. To start with, it is easy access from I-40/66 if you are coming from the east. If you are on I-40 get off at the Tucumcari exit and get on 66 which is the main street through town (but don't confuse it with Main Street which is downtown), and go down several blocks past the Kmart. It is on your left. If you are coming from the west, get on 66 and go through town --it will be on your right. Make sure you pull into Cactus and not Kiva which is next to it. The main area of the park is inside the courtyard of the old picturesque motel. As soon as you pull in the office is to your left. The owners welcome you with a friendly smile and once you are checked in, they direct you into your space and make sure you are in the correct spot for your hookups. The spaces are long enough that you can connect your utilities without unhooking your toad to readjust your RV. The spots are level. The Wi-Fi is very good--free. They also have cable TV. It is within walking distance to several good eateries. I recommend Rockin' R which is several blocks east of the RV park. On Main street downtown is an excellent Mexican restaurant called La Pueblita. Down the street several blocks from the RV park is a laundromat. Grocery, hardware and dollar stores are all in easy driving distance. On the east side of town is a Conoco station that has propane. I enjoy my visits to quirky Tucumcari and this is one of my favorite parks in all my travels.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Easy access from I-40. Pay inside Manda Lou's clothing store in front of the park. Some areas of the park are nice with grass and trees. They are back ins and appear to be for long term folks. The area for the overnighters is not so great but OK for what it is. My area was littered but walking around I did not see that as a common issue. I neglected to ask for the Wi-Fi code so did not use it. Was able to use my Verizon "MiFi", which worked well. However I was not able to make outgoing calls on my Verizon phone. I was able to get calls in--curious thing. The spot was level and easy to get in and out. Utilities had easy access. $30 a night (Good Sam rate) seems excessive for a place that looks so shabby. That being said, it looks like they doing some work on the place so maybe they are upgrading. Still would avoid this place due to the nightly rate.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Parking lot park. Check-in is at the fairgrounds office is not so easily found when you come in--lots of doors to choose from--look northeast, walk into a main room and there is an office with the door closed. Do I knock? Is that where I am supposed to go? Someone came out from another area and I asked--she knocked on the door and announced me. That was done . . . pick a spot . . . I chose a back in as the pull-throughs looked really unlevel--but maybe those more towards the center are level enough--but I would have felt on display as I would have been the only "camper" in that area surrounded by the others against the fence. Mistake picking a back in. The hookups are in a dirt/grass area behind the spot. My neighbor's hose leaked and made a frightful puddle that I had to carefully, and not always successfully work my way around the next morning to unhook my utilities--just the luck of the draw--unless it is raining. All that being said, it is the only game in town and it is a convenient location if you have business in Norman. Conocco with "pure" gas is on the corner and a grocery across the street (but you have to walk the length of the park which is rather expansive--or walk around the block). Braum's is also within walking distance--worth the stay just for that. It was quiet and the space was pretty level and an easy back in.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
The rate is based on a monthly stay and this park has the best monthly rate in town. I have been here three weeks and after my month is up plan on staying several more days. The park is easy access off I-10 and easy access back on. It is clean and quiet, management is friendly and helpful and always seem to be available. WiFi is free and most of the time it is excellent. The entire area is gravel and sites are level and easy to pull through and the hookups are easy to access. The layout of the spaces in the center is a bit odd; sorta looks like circling the wagons. Not a quibble, just an observation. The spaces each have a picnic table. While I have not used the restrooms nor the showers, I see staff in there frequently cleaning them so I will assume they are clean and maintained. The dog walk area is in an empty field just beyond the fence along the west side of the park and there are gates for access. My only complaint here is that people do not clean up after their dog and the place is a mine field of dog droppings. I wish management provided bags and a trash can and perhaps people will be more inclined to do what they ought to be doing anyway--clean up after their pet. I just walk my dog elsewhere near the park. There are many song birds here which is a real treat for me. Someone wrote another review and said there is odor from a sewage treatment plant. Down the road is the university agricultural school feedlot. Once in awhile if the wind blows a certain way there is a noticeable but not strong odor. It has not affected my enjoyment of this place. There is no sewage treatment odor. They have a nice clean swimming pool here but I have not been able to access it as the gate is locked. Management says the water is still too cold--this guest from colder climes would like to be the judge of that. Because of the freeway construction, access to shopping, which is not particularly close in any case, is more difficult. Getting to the major shopping areas is not a very lengthy trip but getting back is. Will be better when Prince Rd opens up--manager tells me it will be in May. I just plan to do several errands at once and get it all over with. At least all the shopping you need to do plus the fuel, post office and banking (and more) is all in one area west of the park. All that being said, this place is a pleasant place to stay and I plan on returning next winter.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
Today will be my fourth in what I had intended to be a two night stay. This park is pleasant in so many ways. It is nestled in a grove of citrus trees (you can pick all the fruit you can use: oranges, lemons, grapefruit) around a large pond with a fountain. I am sitting with the door open and hearing the fountain as I write this. The RV spots are concrete and level, surrounded by grass and all utilities are easy to access. The WiFi is very good except in the evenings, when I expect many people are using it. Then it is usually only "fair." The park has a swimming pool and hot tub (clean) and recreation room with a lending library of movies and books and you can also watch movies on a large screen TV in there. (They had a group movie night last night.) The management is very friendly and helpful. They even followed up after I was here one night, to see if my spot was satisfactory and I was getting WiFi OK. The laundry room is clean but I wish they had more washers and dryers. The park is surrounded by desert and date palms. It is s short drive to Mecca for groceries and a post office. Also: must check out the Oasis Date Store in Thermal, which is very close. Free date testing and you can get your favorites in bulk at around $4.50 a pound. They have a date bread that is out of this world. There is also a cafe and you can get your food and take it out to the tables in the grassy area outside that is surrounded by date trees. The RV park has a brochure on the store and if you take it in, you get a free date milk shake with a five dollar purchase. My only park complaint is that highway 86 is right next doo, and there is the highway noise during the day. I usually pay no attention to it and since I am gone most of the day doing things around here (including Salton Sea and Anza-Borrega State Park which are both within a short driving distance), by the time I get back most of the traffic has quieted down. Even with that, if I did not have places to be very soon when I leave here, I would consider a month: it is so lovely.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
This park is right in the middle of Rohnerville. Convenient if you have business here or want a place close to the new casino. Lot of full timers here with all types of RVs: new and old (but mostly new from what I could see), a lot of this park goes back where I could not see. I imagine a lot of people who are living here have jobs in the area. The sites are crammed together with narrow roads. I would not want to try getting in with a very large rig. The route to my RV spot was confusing as the map directed me in, but I was facing the wrong way for utility hook-up. I had to go back out of the park and come in facing the other direction. Once I was in the spot correctly, the utilities were easy to access, but the spot was not quite level. I thought it would be a nicer place to stay than the fairgrounds in Santa Rosa where I had just come from (as that place has nothing but large gravel over the whole park' not good for dog walking.) But next time, I will just stay in Santa Rosa: will not come back to this park. It should be fine if you need to stay in Rohnert Park for any reason, but I would not recommend it for a stop off point in your travels.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
This is my third time staying at this park and my second review. It is an older park with a lot of full timers -- that includes many mobile homes, but well maintained and quiet. It is very easy to access from 99. Take the Olive Ave off ramp and turn right and go a couple (long) blocks past the gas stations and fast food eateries. It is on the left. The park is close to the Tower District with restaurants, banks, shopping, post office, and easy access to gas and propane. It is also close to the Rhoeding Park Zoo--a must see. I have stayed in the same spot each time I have been here, as luckily it was free. I recommend it for its privacy--the front door opens out onto a patio and grassy area with trees. It is by the entrance so there are cars coming and going occasionally but they have not been a distraction. On the other side of the hedge that borders this side of the park is a family residence. There are the usual family noises but they are respectful of their "neighbors", quieting their dogs or bringing them in when they bark--which they often did when my dog was out. The spaces are pull through of sorts -- parallel parking but drive forward into the spot after unhooking the tow vehicle. Then drive forward to hook up the tow vehicle when ready to leave and then for the spot I am in, drive forward out of the park. Wherever one parks it is easy in and out. The laundry room is clean with newer washers and dryers and is nicely priced. There is a bin for recycling at the west side of the park. There is also a nice clean swimming pool which I used last spring when I was here. Next to the park on the other side from my spot there is a "clubhouse" that belongs to a motorcycle club. I mention it only as a disclaimer as only on two occasions during my three weeks here was there the usual noise from a couple motorcycles that motorcycles make, but it was not ongoing and it was not late at night. The manager told me the noise from there has increased a bit since I was last here but it was not a problem while I was here other than what I just mentioned. The park has upgraded the (free) Wi-Fi and I got excellent reception the entire time I was here. The rate I paid was on the weekly rate. Yes, I will stay here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
This is my second visit to this RV park. I paid the PA rate. It is right on route 66 in town. The owners are very friendly and helpful--true hosts. The park is clean, tidy and well maintained. Sites are easy to get through and level. All the hookups are handy and in good condition. I am amused by the quirky motel that is around it--it is no longer being used and it is apparent that the RV park was built in what was the courtyard. Of course all along 66 in town there are restaurants--check Yelp for helpful reviews. There is a grocery store at the west end of town and you can get propane at the Conoco on the east end of town. Between the park and the Conoco is a Kmart. Down the street a few blocks on the north side of the street is a nice laundromat. You will know it by the washer woman sign above it. I like the quirkiness of Tucumcari and I really like this park and look forward to staying here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
Second visit to this park. It is OK for a night or two. Spots are level and easy to get in and out of. Sewer hook-up was too far back for me to use but I did not need it. This visit there were a few permanent residents which was fine, they were quiet--but there were two dogs running around loose at different times. They did not appear aggressive but it still made me worried for my dog while I was walking him. He is a little guy so I wound up carrying him back to my rig. Because you do self check in, there was no one I was aware of that I could say something to about the loose dogs. While the planes do not fly over often, the park is under the flight pattern of the airport. This park is cheap and easy access from I-40 --and as they say, they are set up for a place to stop for the night--but if I can't walk my dog . .. I may just pay extra and find another park in Amarillo-so not sure if I will come back again.