About DiplomatTraveler

We travel in a 2006 Monaco Diplomat 40PDQ with four slides and tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee; overall length about 60'. It is important to have a safe place to spend the night; it's okay if the park is old and a bit worn out. We're more concerned about trees overgrowing the site. We're not looking for frills and we don't need someone planning every hour of our day. Our rig is our home; we use our own bathroom and laundry.

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Reviews

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

American RV Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

This was our second stay at this park and we found it in the same condition as we when we were here in Oct. '16. Park is well maintained, good service, and helpful staff. There's a mix of sites from back in gravel to the concrete long, pull throughs. Prices vary from $41 to $51 based on type of site. Figure $3+ extra for taxes. This park is secured; completely fenced with gated entrance, access code provided. The swimming pool is still closed at this time, mid April, but the indoor spa/hot tub is open. There's a playground for children and enclosed dog park. Small book exchange in laundry room. The park offers a free continental breakfast for travelers each morning; the store has basic RV supplies and food/snack/souvenir items. Note: Propane BBQ grills only and they cannot be used on the picnic tables. There's some noise from the Interstate. Make your reservations early if you want to stay here during the Balloon Festival. We camped at American RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
220
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Camping World and La Mesa RV are located on the frontage road across I-40 from the park. Petroglyph National Monument is a great place for a walk if you enjoy rock art.

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Turner Inn & RV Park, Mountainair, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This small RV park has a mix of 30 and 50 amp sites, all gravel, and some more level than others. There's a mix of full-timers and travelers. It serves as a good base for exploring the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument ruins. Verizon coverage was sketchy, but we were able to use our Verizon MiFi for internet. We did not use the park's internet service. Cell coverage was okay in town, but dropped off when leaving the area. Noise will be an issue for some as the town and park are along the busy train tracks. We would stay here again. We camped at Turner Inn & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B 50 amp site
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We were in Mountainair on a Sunday so many businesses were closed, however, the art coop looked like a great place to visit. Alpine Alley, 210 N Summit Ave., was also highly recommended. For geocachers, this was the closest park we could find for the Cache Across America - New Mexico cache. There are several other caches in the area in local cemeteries that are a history lesson in themselves.

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

81 Palms Senior RV Resort (55+ Park), Deming, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This is an older park that is probably one of two best choices in Deming. Long, pull through level, gravel sites so you don't have to unhook unless you want to. This time of year, April, the park was practically empty so lots of room between neighbors. When full, it will be tight, especially if everyone has slides on all sides. Funky art decorates the area. A nice book exchange and pool table in the club house. The pool looked clean, though we didn't use it. Magazine exchange in the pool building. Noise will be an issue for some travelers as this park sits on the Interstate and near train tracks. We would stay here again. We camped at 81 Palms Senior RV Resort (55+ Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
82
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For geocachers, one cache within walking distance of the park. Many more located throughout town. The Visitor Center has good information and a lockable cache for trackables. While we didn't visit this time, the local museum comes highly recommended.

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Cochise Terrace RV Resort, Benson, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

As other reviewers have noted, this is a combination of ownership lots and short and long-term RV sites. For travelers, there are a few pull through sites on asphalt, the remaining are back in sites on gravel. We stayed in #307, a gravel back in across from the clubhouse and pool area. The site was just the right size for our 40' MH with 4 slides, even with our tow parked along side there was plenty of room for chairs and BBQ. The park provides a picnic table at each site. Cost to wash the rig was $5.00. The book exchange is located in the club house. We enjoyed the pool and heated spa on several nights. We camped at Cochise Terrace RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
307
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a Safeway, Walmart, chain hardware store, and other shops located in town. Singing Wind Bookstore, 700 Singing Wind Rd., Benson, is located in an old farmhouse, and has a great supply of books on the southwest and some fiction. Mary Ann's Mostly Books located at 150 W. 5th Street has a lot of books, but beware, it's messy!

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Picacho Peak RV Resort (55+ park), Picacho, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This is a 55+ plus park with pull-through and back in sites. Most sites are level with a gravel base for parking. There is a paving stone sitting area enclosed on two sides by fencing which affords some privacy from your neighbor. We did not have the same issue with the sewer hose and sewer pipe as reported by a previous reviewer. The park is very clean and appears to be well maintained. We requested branches be trimmed that were extending out into the site, and the camp host took care of it right away. The hot tub was out-of-order but we were told it would be repaired and available for use within a couple of days. There seems to be a lot of activities available during the winter season, which ended the end of March. Only a few activities were still going when we arrived early April. The small restaurant had also closed. Noise will be an issue for some travelers as this park sits close to the Interstate and railroad tracks. We would stay here again. We camped at Picacho Peak RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Picacho Peak State Park is next door so lots of hiking trails available. For geocachers, there are caches within walking distance of the park. The AZ GeoArt cache is about 16 miles to the north.

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in Coopers Hawk Loop, water and electric only. Most all other reviewers have covered the many amenities offered in this park. This site (101) is paved with dirt/gravel on side area where picnic table and fire pit are located. Plenty of room for our 40' MH with 4 slides; we did unhook our tow; it fit nicely across the back of the site. We didn't use the bathrooms or showers, but they looked very clean when we checked them out. Several camp hosts clean the sites and bathrooms daily. This was our second time to camp here; we'll definitely stay again. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
101
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is a good base to explore the surrounding area of Sedona, Jerome, and the nearby National Park units. Dinner at Concho's Mexican Restaurant, 206 S Main Street, Cottonwood was very good.

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Ely KOA, Ely, Nevada

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

A very nice KOA with most of the amenities we look for in a park. There are three rows of pull through sites for travelers with varying lengths and widths. Utilities were good, had no problem with leveling, and plenty of room for all 4 slides. Good reception for our Verizon MiFi and cellphone. Park roads are gravel which leads to dusty conditions when it is windy. Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful. Store has RV supplies, food stuffs, toys, gifts, etc. Propane available. Laundry room was clean and well maintained.

Park filled up every night we were here; so reservations definitely in order this time of year. Many use this park for riding their ATVs from park out onto various trails. We used it as base for exploring old mining/ghost towns. We camped at Ely KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cellblock Steak House at the Jail House Casino was very good. Easy day trips out to Hamilton ghost town, Belmont Mill, and Ward Charcoal Ovens. There are many geocaches in the area that take you to historic town sites and cemeteries.

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Pony Express RV Park, Austin, Nevada

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This is a simple, by the side of the road RV park. Gravel throughout, 7 sites, all full-hookups (50amp), with 2 additional back-in sites (30amp) on the east end according to the owner. The park is for fully contained rigs and is designed for RVs to pull through from the back, facing the road. What's with other campers that do it backwards and then end up using another space's hookups? It takes away a spot for another traveler; please do it right. This is a self-service park; no host, manager, or owner on site. At the front of Space 5, you'll find a pay station. Park is clean, quiet, and good for an overnight or a couple of days if exploring the area. We unhooked, but there would have been room to leave the car attached to our 40' MH. The alignment wouldn't have been great, but it could be done. Plenty of room for all 4 slides to be out without encroaching on the neighbors (Site #3). The abandoned RV reported last year is no longer in the park. We camped at Pony Express RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Stokes Castle is an easy drive from the park in your car/pickup. There's no turnaround for RVs. Two cafes in town; take your pick. Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area about 25 miles to the east has a nice walking trail; glyphs are not as dramatic as those of the Anasazi of the SW.

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

American RV Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is one busy park, located just off I-40 to the west of downtown Albuquerque. The newer section of the park has long, paved, pull-through sites and seemed to fill up about 80% every night during our stay. The older section where the longer term and shorter RV travelers stay is a mix of paved and gravel sites and could use some clean up and landscaping help. There are tent sites, and a children's playground and off leash dog area. The pool and spa were open, but we did not use them. The park hosts a continental breakfast in the morning and there are grocery items in the office area as well as gifts and souvenirs. A small book exchange is located in the laundry. We use a Verizon MiFi and had a good strong signal. It needs to be noted - be prepared to pay a premium price when staying during the Balloon Fiesta in early October. Even two days after the event the rate was $51 with GS discount, pre-tax. We camped at American RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
209
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

So many wonderful places to explore in Albuquerque. The Petroglyph National Monument is about 20 minutes from the park. Historic Old Town is straight down Central Avenue (Old Route 66) about 15 minutes away.

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Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

This is our go-to park when visiting Santa Fe as it is well-managed, always clean, and has very friendly and helpful staff. The roads are all paved and many sites have a level, concrete slab. Most sites are back-in, with a few gravel, pull-through sites for smaller rigs. Other reviewers have noted the noise level when parked close to Cerrillos Road; if this bothers you, request a site farther from the road. RV/car washing is allowed with a $15 fee. The book exchange is located in the park's community room. Cable tv is no longer available and charcoal grills are not allowed. The rate is higher due to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival held in early October. Be sure to get reservations if traveling in the area during this timeframe. We camped at Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
T-19
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cerrillos Road has major malls and lots of shopping. Good restaurants and grocery stores are all located within a mile or so of the park.

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Alamosa KOA, Alamosa, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This is a simple park, typical of older KOAs. All roads and sites are gravel, but it is clean, sites are level, and most are pull-throughs. The laundry room is very clean and has a small book exchange. As others have noted, there are sites of various lengths, cabins, and nice areas for tents. The pool was closed when we arrived; the park closes for the season on Oct. 15. Alamosa is 3.5 miles away and Great Sand Dunes National Park was an easy 45-minute drive. We camped at Alamosa KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Craig KOA (formerly Craig Campground), Craig, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects one night, 50 amp full hookup, premium site. This is a small, but nice park typical of KOAs. We were parked on the far side with the full-timers, but didn't have any of the problems noted by other campers. The long pull-through site (#79) had plenty of room for our 40' coach with all four slides and enough room to leave our tow hitched up. There is book exchange in the laundry room. The park is very clean and well maintained. Watch for the sign on the road as it can sneak up on you. We camped at Craig KOA (formerly Craig Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed our visit to the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave. in downtown Craig. Free admission and their Cowboy & Gunfighter collection is extremely well done. J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill BBQ'ed ribs made for a great takeout dinner (210 E. Victory Way, about 5 minutes from park.)

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Chalk Creek Campground & RV Park, Nathrop, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park that is very clean and appears to be well managed and maintained. All roadways and sites are hard-packed gravel. The upper level provides back in and pull-through sites with full hookups. The pull-through sites are long and wide; plenty of room for our 4 slide, 40' coach and tow car to fit comfortably. The lower level along the creek is electric only as other campers have noted. Water and dump station available on the upper level. There are a few groceries and souvenirs available in the office as well as a book exchange and videos. We had good Verizon coverage for our MiFi and cell service. For geocachers, there are two caches within walking distance. One is in the park! We camped at Chalk Creek Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
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

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Sweetwater Fairgrounds, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects the price for one night with FMCA discount of 15%. This RV park is on the grounds of the Sweetwater Event Center; yes there are over 1200 sites most with full-hookups and 50amps. The roadways and sites are all gravel; some are more level than others and some wider than others. We figured the stretch to water and sewer for our site (P-155) was about 35' from the middle of our 40' motorhome. Only the front half of the campground is open at this time of year. Maintenance crew was shutting off the water at many of the sites as well. If the Caretaker is unavailable, you can check in at the Event Center office during business hours. We camped at Sweetwater Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
P-155
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 31

Choteau Mountain View Campground, Choteau, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

As others have mentioned, there are new owners here who are working hard to update and make this a good place to camp. All roads and sites are gravel, some more level than others, and yes, it is in an old KOA configuration with multiple sites in a long row. The owners work to not block anyone in, so don't worry about that aspect. There are 50 amp sites - we're in #9, a long pull though with 50amp for our 40', 4 slide Class A. It's level, we didn't have to put the jacks down for our one night stay. The laundry room and office area are clean and inviting. Small book swap located in lounge area. We camped at Choteau Mountain View Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Choteau is a very inviting small town with many activities on the calendar. We enjoyed shopping at Mountain Front Market which carries gluten free, organic, and local products. If you're looking for a campsite for the upcoming Montana State Fiddlers Contest, call here for reservations.

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