We drove by this KOA today, and it does not appear that it is there anymore. There are new hotels being built on the site. We do not know if it is operational in another location, but there is currently no listing for it on the KOA website. Just be sure to check before trying to stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is basically a graveled parking lot: great for one night with the basics. The pet areas are sorely lacking: all large gravel, hot in the day for dog's paws. Fine for a night if you don't want to boondock. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Grounds loosely managed (as in someone may not take personal interest in the care of the park and it's appearance?). Price quotes do not remain consistent throughout price inquiry conversation [excessive hidden monthly rate fees are added on in later in conversation of $50 (winter "tax") and $78 (summer "tax") after initial price quote, making summer rates nearly exactly the same as winter...when asked to clarify, it was restated to a second time as I have placed it was here...so there is some confusion encountered]. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I know every KOA in the country is by a railroad track, freeway or both but this is ridiculous!!! Who put together the plot plan for this mess??? None of the fixtures are even close to convenient or even traditional locations. The slabs and tables are clear on the other side of where they should be and surrounding by the other sites fixtures, to hook up electric I had to run my cord further than I have ever had to before and stay centered in a slot that was suppose to fit a 38' M/H. The front and rear are sticking out on either side. I did not even try to hook up sewer and water. We came in here without our leveling jacks working and asked for a level pad. I am leaning at least 5 degrees to the driver's side. I thought Rock Springs, WY KOA was bad, unbelievable! And charged $40 for this sorry parking space to boot! The whole place is dirt and gravel and the road between the spaces is a mud trucker's dream! Very, Very Poor! Denny's is close as stated by others, but considering the quality of the food, so what. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has gone steadily downhill since we first stayed here 4 years ago. It is a relatively new park, but the owners appear to have done little or nothing to keep up the park. When we arrived, we were greeted by a sandwich bag of dog waste on the concrete picnic table pad, with a small pile of trash also on the pad which had clearly been here awhile. There was loose garbage around the dumpster, the adjacent site had a bag of garbage sitting out, and no attempt had been made to clean up the small, fenced-in dog walk areas. When we spoke with staff, the response was, "Well, the customers made the mess." However, one staff member did walk out and pick up the garbage in our site and the adjacent one. Sites are gravel and level, and a little small in length, but acceptable. With a minimal amount of effort and expense, this could be a nice overnight spot or a place to stay for a few days while in the area. However, in its present state, we will definitely not return. We should add that after we returned home, we reported the situation to the corporate KOA office. Shortly thereafter, the owner of the park did contact us by email and said that he would make more of an effort to keep the place clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great KOA. Good cable and Wi-Fi. Others stated problems with the road and railway noise; we didn't hear a thing. A Denny's is a few steps away for breakfast, and we were ready for the road once again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gallup New Mexico, on historic, while Route 66 is surrounded by spectacular scenery. This campground is snuggled in between a busy railroad track and a busy interstate. Don't count on getting much sleep if you stay here, We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This KOA is being developed on the same grounds as a new LaQuinta Inn - a Sleep Inn and Denny's were nearby and of the same style architecture. All sites are rock but that's expected in the Southwest. We keep being reminded that what we think of as a level site isn't what's available - flat doesn't mean level for making sure refrigerators, etc. run correctly. The bathrooms and shower stalls were individualized and nice, but rather far from most campsites. We did not notice much road noise, but were right off I-40. They supposedly had 2 dog runs, but the longer of the two wasn't totally fenced. The young man who took my phone reservation and checked me in was less than enthusiastic about his job and was hard to understand. We camped here in a Motorhome.
IN A NUTSHELL: GO TO THE COMPETITOR Read THIS bizarre story: The 50 AMP service was not working properly. My husband went to the office to report the problem and he was told that he was lying. Yes, that’s right. No offer of a different site in the half empty park, and no willingness to even go to the power station and look at the problem. Why? Because, he said, “There are no problems with any of the electrical boxes”. I called the office the following morning, hoping to find some competence. Telling the young man who answered about the problem, (errantly thinking that someone would at least want to know about the problem in order to fix it), I asked for a refund of the difference between the price of the 30 AMP and the 50 AMP. I was told “No”. Yes, that’s right. I was told that I couldn’t have a refund of the money paid for services that they did not provide. The reason? Because, we were told, the previous day, the manager said that we couldn’t have a refund. Curious. We never asked for a refund the previous day, and we doubt that the teenager that we told about the problem was the manager of a LaQuinta property. Were they anticipating a request? Were they knowingly selling 50 AMP sites that only provide a maximum of 30 AMPS? I asked the teen in charge for his boss’ name. He said that he didn’t know his boss’ name. “You want me to believe that you don’t know your boss’ name”, I queried. “I’m a new employee”, he responded. This KOA is owned by LaQuinta Hotels, and the KOA is behind the Hotel. I asked for the number of the hotel. He laughed at me, apparently not being bright enough to think that I would walk the 100 yards it would take to make an in-person complaint. I did call the hotel, but was unsuccessful at obtaining the names of campground management or even of LaQuinta Home Office customer service operations, though I was given the name of the Hotel’s General Manager who is not associated with the KOA. The hotel eventually did get a teenager to come out and open the cover to our electrical panel, but he only stood there staring at it. He didn’t approach us to ask about the problem. He didn’t have a tester with him – the tester that is apparently used every day to test connections. He just stood there staring. We left. We will not return. I tried to inform LaQuinta Hotels Home Offices using their on-line form (the only way to reach them) but I was continually booted off their system. There is apparently no way to voice a complaint and the next sucker to be assigned site C-5 will probably have the same problem. I will keep trying though. If I can’t reach them, I will reach New Mexico’s Attorney General. We will associate different feelings to the name “LaQuinta” in the future and will tell anyone who mentions the need for a hotel to avoid LaQuinta. PS: The on-site WIFI signal wasn’t strong enough to reach our coach – 5 rows away from the hotel in this shadeless gravel parking lot. The hotel said that it was experiencing problems and that the problem was being investigated. Was the hotel telling the truth? Given our experience, I must ask: Who knows! I deserve at least 10,000 KOA points for enduring this mistreatment from them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park itself is nice enough for one night. It has easy access, hook ups, amenities etc. But it is obviously not cared for. There were tall weeds everywhere, they were especially out-of-control around the sites for long-termers. Also, there was a lot of old trash along the fence line and in the culverts. Wouldn't take my dog into their two dog runs because they were full of waste. This park is obviously not a destination location and appears to be a cash cow for these KOA owners. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a very clean, modern campground, with nice, clean restrooms. There is a huge laundromat on site. There are gravel camping spots. There is free coffee. The only real problem was that the campgrounds is right on the interstate, and the road noise was really loud. Also, there was no shade from the sun or privacy from being seen by interstate traffic. I wasn't given the camp site requested, even though there was no one at the site when we registered. (But, it may be that someone had reserved that particular site ahead of time - I don't know.) All you have to do is show your KOA receipt to get discounts a the Denny's next door. Overall, we would be willing to camp there again. We camped here in a Tent.
The park is similar to what we have previously described for past visits, BUT the maintenance seems to be much less of a priority. There are a lot of weeds growing in the parking area, with some litter here and there. Overall, it was satisfactory and the staff is friendly and helpful (accommodating our request for a larger site so we could park without disconnecting our travel trailer). The bathrooms and shower areas are clean – and we will continue to stay here as an overnight stop. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It is a gravel parking lot in back of Motel. It is very clean. There is easy access to the Interstate off and on. There are no trees. We would stay here again when passing through for the night. The price is with our discounts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
High price, during check in process attendant was not knowledgeable of surrounding area. Their claimed swimming pool is not their property, only to find it is the motels next door. In order to use the pool you have to check in and out with the front lobby of the motel, making it very awkward. Bath rooms were not clean and campsites were a parking lot. Forget this campground, overpriced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great for a one night stop. Between I-40 and Route 66 but noise level was not bad. Even the train wasn't awful. WiFi worked great. Shuttle to casino and discount ticket for Denny's next door. All gravel sights and a bit short. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Situated in between Interstate 40 and the railroad tracks, this is not a quiet location. However, the sites are huge, have nice cement slabs with picnic tables & BBQ, and being able to use an indoor pool and spa were nice features (it was snowing when we were there). Great Wi-Fi and cable. Friendly office staff, too. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The last three reviews hit the nail on the head. Gravel, big sites, very big rig friendly, nice picnic tables on concrete pads, surrounded by new hotels on three sides, with a feeling of being in an RV storage lot. The office is in the laundry building on the right as you enter off the street. Internet is industrial strength. Gallup is an interesting town. We are staying here four days to walk the streets and tour the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel, gravel and more gravel. Even the tent sites are gravel! The pull through sites are not all level and of course are gravel. Even the dog runs are gravel!! The park is clean and well laid out. It has an almost sterile feel as it is completely void of grass or shade. But it does have lots of gravel. We won't be staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here before - easy on/off while driving the Interstate. It's got the noisy traffic, but all gravel and level spots with picnic tables on concrete slabs & BBQ grill for each site. Indoor swimming pool for use next door and Denny's next door with a discount for staying at the KOA. Cable and free wifi - excellent connect! Pet walk area and huge laundromat if needed. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
All gravel, long and superwide sites. Good cable TV and Wi-Fi. No shade. Denny's next door with discount. MUCH highway noise. We would stay here again for an overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good KOA for an onvernight stay. Close to the highway, and there is the obvious noise, but it was quiet enough in the RV. Indoor pool at the La Quinta is open to park residents, and is a nice clean facility. The park also provides a discount at the Denny's next door. Nice level sites, and probably the widest sites we have ever seen. Very clean park. We shall stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was very clean and convenient but extremely close to Highway 40 so there is a lot of traffic noise. You are within walking distance to a restaurant which is nice for those who are just there for a stopover. There are fenced dog walk areas which is nice. I probably wouldn't stay here again only because the traffic noise prevented me from sleeping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our third stay (we were here in June and September, 2007), and the park is as described by other reviewers – no trees and covered with crushed rock. This is a typical landscape for the desert southwest, though. There is easy access to the sites, and they are very level. We did notice that the nearby trains didn't seem to be as loud this time, but maybe we're just used to it. The restrooms are very clean, and as mentioned in our other review, there is a common shower entry area, which is very humid (we didn't use the showers here). One change is the new wifi this year, and the reception is very good; we had no problem. The water pressure is about 100 psi, so a reducer is important. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground looks like a big gravel parking lot when entering. Upon looking a little closer, there are individual campsites and a few very small trees. Each site has a concrete pad for picnic table and the gravel was level for our motorhome. The amenities are the attraction: indoor pool at next door LaQuinta, good Wi-Fi, Denny's next door (10% discount), and nice, large clean laundromat next door. There is also a fenced pet area. There is a train on the north side and the highway on the south side of the campground. If you're a light sleeper, bring a noisemaker. We would stay here again as it's clean and convenient. Our biggest complaint is that it's expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a smaller but very clean park with the amenities for swimming to use at the LaQuinta next door and a 10% discount on your food bill at the Denny's also next door. As I stated the toilet areas are separate from the showers which was nice, and all very clean! Fenced exercise area for your pets if you are traveling with them. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at this KOA several times before. It is rather plain, but it meets our needs just fine. Since the last time we were there they have added tables and grills at the sites, and they now have free Wi-Fi. I can’t remember if they had cable TV last time, but they do now. You can still use the indoor pool at the adjacent La Quinta Motel, and you get 10% off at the nearby Denny’s. It also looked like they had added a layer of gravel over the whole lot. (We remembered more red dirt the last time.) This should help keep down the blowing dirt when it is windy. We think this makes a great overnight stop, and we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New park with odd layout of sites. Picnic table and grill were near the next site hookup. Large laundry next to office. Good base for Red Rock SP and Gallup area. Motel, gas/diesel station, laundry and restaurants part of complex. Walmart and major restaurants are five miles west on I-40. Big negative is cost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean new looking place. Completely gravel w/ no marking on ground indicating the site width. Sites were very large/wide. Picnic table on concrete slab within just a couple of feet of your neighbor's hook-ups, sewer included. Highway a very short stone's throw to one side and double railroad a couple hundred feet to other. Not worth the high price paid for quick in and out while heading west. Too many others for much less to warrant returning here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean, relatively new, typical KOA with no surprises – and as described by other reviewers. Virtually no trees (no shade), covered with crushed rock (“like a parking lot”); typical Southwest landscaping. A good place to stop for a night or two. Nearby freeway was not that noisy, but trains were very noisy and you could actually feel them at times. Not really a problem for us – seemed to lull us to sleep. Shower arrangement not very good – common entry hall for men and women, with private/locked, windowless shower rooms. We didn’t use it, but looked around; it appeared there was one light switch for all shower rooms (perhaps one could be left in the dark, if someone turned the switch off?). Restrooms were very clean. Wifi arrangement with the adjacent La Quinta was great, but only if you took your laptop and could connect to their DSL. Otherwise, their two PCs were very, very slow. We camped 2 nights with no pets. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground was clean and well-run. BUT campground is within 100 yards of I-40 freeway on one side, and within 100 yards of a busy railroad line on the other. No discount was offered for lack of pool and jacuzzi, which were advertised. Entire park is crushed rock surfaced with one 8-ft tree per lot. Grill and picnic tables provided on 35 ft wide lots. Playground and laundry were nice; Denny's restaurant is next door. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only positive things about this campground were the super clean restrooms and a very nice office employee. This is a gravel parking lot with hookups. That would be okay for an overnight stop just to sleep, but that leads me to the biggest negative. The NOISE! Trains run by the campground constantly. They are so close our entire trailer shook. When there is a welcome break between trains, trucks on I-40 roar by. I might have been able to live with that for $10-15 a night, but $39! Next time we stop in Gallup, we'll try the local Walmart. There won't be any hookups, but it's not next to the train tracks either. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Interesting park!!! It’s actually nothing but a gravel parking lot sandwiched between two motels, a Denny’s restaurant, Interstate 40, Route 66 and the ever present railroad tracks. All that said, it is noisy but we found it to be quite nice for a three day stay. The laundry is huge and superb. The staff are nice. The restaurant is very convenient, as is everything in town - just pull out on the highway and turn left! Very handy spot and kept up reasonable well. I will stop there again for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a new campground but already very nice, large pull through sites. The on site modem hookups were not functional yet but were at the office. 60 channel cable tv, 50 amp. Pet friendly with a nice dog walk. Walking distance to Denny's. Heated pool, playground. We rarely stay at KOA's so I do not have a card but they gave me a discount with my Good Sam card! We ended up here due to a very bad experience at USA RV Park( please see review on this site). We will be going back in the future as we have family there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fenced, gravel parking lot style camping stuffed between two motels and a restaurant. Tight gravel spaces with 20 feet between campers. No cable, modem, or phone at campsites. No WIFI. Dennys within walking distance. Close to interstate and somewhat noisy. Walmart five miles way would be a much better overnight stop. Several RV's where staying there when we passed soon after daylight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good for an overnight. We usually avoid KOA's but given the reviews on the other alternative's reviews...we stayed here. It is a large gravel parking lot but good cable and easy in-out. Large commercial size laundry. Right off of I-40 next to La Quinta. Good signage. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this KOA three times in the past nine months, and we really like it. It is pretty short on landscaping, but this is a desert area after all. I can see that it would have blowing dust if it was windy, but that was not a problem when we were there. There is highway and train noise, but it was not loud enough to keep us awake at night. The first time we stayed in October 2005 the sites were unlevel, and we tried 3 sites before we found one that was level enough to use. The manager was very accommodating and apologized for the sites. He said the sewer had caused all the humps and said they were completely redoing the campground the next week. Sure enough on our return trip two weeks later the entire lot had been graded and was very level. The sites are gravel, long enough not to have to unhook, and wide enough to park your tow vehicle beside your RV if you do. Their individual bathrooms were spotless. You could also use the indoor pool and computer center at the adjacent La Quinta Motel. There was also a 24 hr. laundromat beside the office. This was a good base for seeing sites in western New Mexico and eastern Arizona. Gallup is a fun little town to explore also. Be sure to drive the old Route 66 through town. We definitely recommend this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite the fact it looks like a parking lot from I-40, the spaces are wide and long enough for our 40 ft. 5th Wheel. The site was wide enough to fit my tow vehicle next to our rig. This is a new park, so their trees will take a few years to grow and provide any shade. We liked the ability to use the heated pool and spa in the hotel adjacent to the park, and the 24 hr. huge laundry facilities, so you never have to wait for a washer or dryer. The only other amenity that would be nice is if they offered reliable Wi-Fi. The office is open 24/7 and they were very nice to us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Strong gusty winds and lots of sand/gravel flying around because of lack of trees. Very noisy, campground is right between I-40 and railroad tracks. Campground looks like a parkinglot, unattractive. Ok for a one night stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park opened in spring 2005--very clean, new facilities, extra wide pull through sites, friendly staff, 24-hour commercial laundry, business center and pool at adjacent La Quinta Inn are available to KOA guests. Campground is pretty noisy due to proximity to I-40 and railroad. Gravel sites, absolutely no shade until the trees grow up in about 20 years. Good for a night or two if touring in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Adequate, but site was not level. Sites are gravel, and ours was a little short. There is enough room between sites. Roads are adequate. This park is not the equal of its "sister" park outside Amarillo. We might or might not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy in easy out off I-40. Pull-through sites are mostly not shady. Campground offers barbecue suppers at moderate price which were very good. Would rate this 10 for a short stay. Showers were renovated nicely from KOA type. Near airfield, but not many planes. Nice family activities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here 2 nights. Close to highway. Some airport noise the first night otherwise it was a quiet part of town. 35 minute drive to Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Big rig friendly but sites are close together. Great dog walking area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park, with super easy access and great utilities. My only complaint was about the air traffic from the nearby small mini airport, but it was a minor nuisance. One night we heard a couple of flights take off in the early early a.m. Very nice staff. Good location near the interstate and town. We'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great amenities - good WiFi signal, lawn games, waterfall, veterans memorial, lots of different bird species. The staff were very nice and helpful. Sites were level and fairly big. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed free due to the Tents to Troops Program but the entry form on this review would not accept zero dollars. Owner is extremely patriotic and super nice. We had a water/electric only site. This park is all gravel and very dusty. Has nice pool and playground as well as life size chess game. Very busy park. Easy on and off highway. There is train noise if you are outside but could not hear it inside our RV. There is an airport very close and was very busy with small planes when we stayed. Very low flying planes that we could hear inside RV. Has great free WiFi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects an Escapees discount and 2-way hookup. Mostly long pull-throughs, very level, with side-by-side hookups, wide enough for our 4 slides. Park was very clean and well-maintained. We could hear the trains but they were not loud enough to bother us. Super Wi-Fi, very strong signal, very fast. Excellent Verizon MiFi signal. Cable TV extra fee. Owner very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park and very accessible. It is a great place to spend the night. Most of the sites are long pull throughs that are graveled. We got a 50 amp full hookup site without cable. We had plenty of room to pull out slides on both sides. The rate reflects a retired military discount. The people were very nice and everything worked well. We did not have any issue with the water like some others have. The train tracks were nearby, but it did not bother our sleep. Great places to walk the dogs. We would definitely stop there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Good Sam rate. Park appears well kept. Employees were pleasant. Restroom and showers were clean . Free Wi-Fi. Something's wrong with the water. It smells bad and has little particles in it. We didn't drink it. You have to pay extra to get cable TV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We checked all of the site reviews for places to stay in or near Gallup and found them old, or very mixed, and generally not helpful. We stopped and looked at all of the sites along I-40 heading west from Albuquerque about 60 miles east of Gallup. this one is clean, and the cable and Wi-Fi worked great. We are staying an extra night just to get a break from the road after a month of travel. This is definitely the best RV option in Gallup and very comparable to good places in other locations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great place to stay overnight. Lots of room to move throughout the park. Reasonably priced. No need to unhook toad, just ask for one of their many pull-throughs. Clean and friendly RV park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is for Escapees members, 30 AMP water & electric. Very nice park, handy for overnight stop. Paved and well marked roads, gravel sites. Very well maintained. After four months with no trains it was good to hear a couple way off in the distance. Only knock would be it is close to airport if that bothers you. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good Sam rate. The rating is tough. First impressions are good and the staff is helpful, the CG clean crushed rock and free Wi-Fi. Power stanchions were very high or very low voltage, so much so that our Electrical Management System (EMS) would not connect because the first stanchion we checked was putting out 138 volts. At the second stanchion the EMS disconnected three times in two days because of extremely high voltage. With the EMS we are protected but others may not be so fortunate. Water was another issue. First night tap water was soapy, looked like dish water, and took several minutes to clear. Last morning the fresh water tap put out a solution which looked like weak tea and I use a good filtering system so we utilized bottled water again. This is a busy CG with many overnighters coming and going on a daily basis and many never hook up to shore utilities. Bathhouse in the CG remains closed but laundry room and restrooms in the main building have remained open this winter and very clean. Buildings kind of suggest this may have once been an old KOA. With the problems present with electric and fresh water I think I would avoid returning to this CG. Historic Route 66 presents about 12 miles of history through Gallup, lots of fun. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground. They have made many improvements since we visited a year ago. New gravel, new pedestal wiring on some sites, much more attractive campground. And, this campground is military friendly. We enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is clean and well laid-out. Spots are level and not too cramped. The owner and his family take excellent care of the park and their guests. We would definitely stay at this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff was very friendly and helpful upon check-in. The park is clean and well laid out, there are activities for children as well as for adults and a function area if you want to have a family gathering. The check-in area has a well stocked gift shop as well as emergency RV supplies!!! IMPORTANT. We highly recommend this park for short term and vacation stays. Please go and stay - you will enjoy the welcoming ambiance - important also - Active duty Military get to stay free, important for us as we are both military and very patriotic. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The office is open until 8pm which is perfect for those of us who like to push into every daylight minute for travel time. The grounds were tidy, and it was very easy to get level. The park is very quiet at ,and the staff was friendly and courteous. Wi-Fi worked great; cable TV was clear; and the power was solid. We will certainly use this place again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our 4th or 5th time at this park. Office staff is always friendly. They appear to have done a lot of work since we were last here in 2010. WI-FI is excellent throughout the park. Would have given it a higher rating, but the spaces are rather close together, and I do not understand having to pay $2 extra for cable. They have a nice fenced pet area and trash receptacles conveniently located throughout. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park and convenient to the highway though not too close to be noisy. There are discounts for Escapees and others, but an extra $4.00 for 50 amps. Very large level sites, very clean, a small convenience and gift store. Pool was closed by this time of the year. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our place to overnight when in the area. Great staff, good sites and wonderful meals. We were not able to get a full hookup site, but the staff did put us next to some friends we were traveling with. The site was large which allowed us to remain hitched. Cable TV was excellent with over 50 channels. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park layout with easy access for big rigs. Lots of room for slides. Is well kept and staff was helpful even though very busy. Park was absolutely full with others like us headed to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Easy access to propane refill at the entrance. Park is away from the freeway and was very quiet. We did not use the amenities as were here only for an overnight stop. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped overnight. This is basically a large parking lot, but it is more than adequate for a stop over. Not especially a destination park. The owner was very nice and helpful and says he is trying to improve the park even more. The cable and Wi-Fi were both excellent. We would stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park with wide gravel sites. Great store, pool, landscape, and evening restaurant. They have a nice pavilion with a barbeque restaurant, that has great food. We had two pulled pork sandwiches, slaw, beans, potato salad and a choice of drinks for $15.00, tasty and cheap. Take the time to see the landscaping, many metal sculptures, nice waterfall feature and the famous pool that is painted like a flag. We opted for 30 amp plus cable TV for $2. a night. A great park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed overnight on our way to Santa Fe and on the way home to Los Angeles. Owner is very nice and helpful. Sites are pull-throughs. They have a basic rate and added cost for cable and 50 amp service. If you have a good off air antenna or satellite you can save yourself $2.00/ night. I have a jack and the reception was great for local channels. They offer a barbecue and I would recommend you give it try. Pretty darn good and it beats going off-site for dinner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a really nice, rather charming RV park; you could tell the owners care about the maintenance here. The office has a very nice gift shop if you're into the touristy souvenirs or Indian jewelry. They also had a BBQ 'cookout' dinner (Friday evening) that could be ordered in the office. It was a bit overpriced for what it was, but the food was pretty good. Gravel sites were pretty level and well kept. Long enough for our 29' motor-home towing a vintage 'canned ham'. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good park for an overnight stay. The drives and sites are gravel. Some sites have shade. We needed to use jacks to level our RV. The park is pet friendly, but the pet area is gravel and has no shade. The staff are nice and helpful. The park is clean and I would stay here again if passing through Gallup. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was very clean. Long, level sites and all the hookups worked. The staff was very nice and you can tell they take pride in their park. I recommend this park as a stopover and would definitely stay here again when traveling across I-40. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stopped here for one night in a motor home. Very clean park and nice folks at the registration desk. Outside of the planes passing over head during the day, we didn't hear any at night. One other reviewer commented on a sewer odor and we also smelled that as well and thought it might be from another coach. We did not use the bathroom or the laundry facilities. We also opted out of the BBQ dinner and went to Jerry's cafe and had excellent New Mexican food! My only complaint I had was the WI-FI, we had a lot of trouble with it functioning well enough to get anything up online. I think it would be of benefit for the park owners to update their WI-FI system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this campground based on their advertisement in Trailer Life stating their proximity to Chaco Canyon, Four Corners the Painted Desert, etc. We were very disappointed to find out that Chaco Canyon was a two hour plus drive and not easy to get to from Gallup. The park itself was basically clean, but there was no grass for the dogs and the pet area was sub-standard. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stopped in this park for one night while traveling from Durango to Phoenix. The park is very clean and you can tell the owners really take pride in the park. Park staff is very friendly as well. I would recommend this park as a nice stop over and would definitely stay here again. As for the complaints about the planes and trains - didn't bother us a bit. In fact, the train horns sounded nice in the distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the previous commentary. The folk here are great. The only drawback is that there is not much shade in the park. If you plan to stay here in the next two or three months, then I suggest you ask for a site that is not in the twenties, as several of these sites are occupied by construction workers and they like to party, especially on the weekends. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night on the way to Mesa Verde & Durango. Everything was nice and very clean. Bathrooms have been updated-spotless! Owner was great, courteous and responsive. Our site was level and totally free of debris and weeds with partial shade. The BBQ was so-so; beats cooking after a day on the road. I think the nearby airport is only open during the day, so not a big deal. Hiways, trains and RV parks all go together, so the occasional train is never a bother. The bad part was the drifting sewer odor from the municipal treatment plant. I didn't talk to the RV park owner about it but a local at the gas station said it was particularly bad right now. I would stay here again, but only in the cooler months. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park itself is good, but it is in the path of planes landing or taking off plus you can hear the trains going by. Things did calm down later in the evening but we were concerned at first we might not get any sleep. The park is clean and well laid out. We might stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great park. The owners were very friendly and were very helpful even though we came in late. The kids had a great time playing mini-golf and chess at the playground. The bathrooms and showers were clean and updated. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean 10, trains 6, layout 7, permanents 4, amenities 9, somewhat tight 7. But the best (not for me) is that they provide FREE overnight for active military. What a great idea. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was nice--clean bathrooms, nice pool, and putt-putt golf. The grounds were neat and clean and the sights were fine. It was a bit difficult to get level, but not horrible. The sites are face to face, which is fine when you have some room. But even as crowded as this is, it was better than having our neighbor's sewer right by the picnic table. The owner gave us information when we were having some problems with our rig and needed repairs, but was a little short on compassion. Oh well, it was fine for a stop over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My nightly rate reflects the military discount. All active duty stay free! This park is a newer park and very very clean. The sites are level and very basic. They have some shade trees. All sites are parked so that you never had to look at your neighbors' sewer lines, you park back to back. The pool was open until 10 PM, which was a nice added convenience after being on the road all day. To unwind until 10 was very nice. Every day they have BBQ where you can purchase food and enjoy and ice cream social. The park also has a separate dog run where you can let your dogs off leash for awhile to run and sniff. The park unfortunately is not a very nice park of town, but they offer so much to you within the park you shouldn't have to go into town for anything. This is my 2nd time staying here in 3 weeks time and would definitely stay here again in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a well organized and clean park. The owner and his family are on site. The office is full of gifts and supplies and is open late. The gravel sites are long and level. Good water pressure and electric. They sell BBQ in the evening. It was very good. Love this park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice CG! Great people with good Wi-Fi and cable TV. Price includes Good Sam discount. Easy access on Route 66 and a few miles from the center of the US Native American World. Indian dances on the square every night at 7 PM during summer. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites were level, dirt/gravel, a few with a picnic table. Utilities were at rear of site, and I had to do some maneuvering to get the set up right. Staff was friendly, Wi-fi was slow at times, cable TV worked OK. Pool was closed due to the high-winds. Restrooms and showers were clean and worked great. Quiet at night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is very nice. It's clean and quiet. My daughter says that she enjoyed the playground. There is a huge chess set that the kids played as well. The dog run is great - also clean and easy to get to. The gift shop is complete, and the owner is amazing. Very helpful and seems to be a great guy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed a few nights. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The sites were clean and had a secure dog run our puppies liked. The pool was not open at the time but looked great. Would have no problem staying again in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I don't understand why Good Sam and Woodall's give this park such high ratings. Pads are narrow with side-by-side hookups. Streets are very narrow and the pavement is in poor shape. Gravel on pads is very thin. Lots of dust when windy. Lots of permanent residents. I will stay here again only if desperate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects our Escapees discount. This is an exceptionally nice park given the near desert conditions in the area. There is no grass, and even the off leash dog run is graveled. The pull through sites are spacious enough for even the largest rigs. The owner is very pleasant and helpful, and the park store is fairly well equipped with RV items, food basics, and of course lots of souvenirs of the area. The Wi-Fi service was strong with acceptable speed, and the cable TV was clear with about 55 channels. Verizon voice and data service was also strong. We only stayed here one night, but we would willingly return for a longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is neat and clean. Restrooms and showers are exceptionally clean and very brightly lighted. Gift shop has a wide variety of items. Active duty US military camp free, retired US military receive a discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is an easy on/off from I 40. It has very clean rest room. The sites are level but there is no grass. We did not do much in town as this was a stop over for us while traveling. We would have no problem stopping again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Yes, it's a big gravel parking lot but you are in the middle of the desert and water is at a premium. Restrooms and laundry room were large and immaculate, sites well-spaced, and the central area has a great play area with artificial grass for kids. We liked it so much that we stayed another day to do laundry and explore the Gallup area. Earl's is another good place to eat. It's not a resort but a great place for one or two days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We got a space in the rear of the park close to the restrooms/laundry; however, they weren't open and we had to trek all the way to the office area to take showers etc. The Wi-Fi can be touchy to connect to and very slow during prime evening times. Plus small planes tend to fly close overhead from time to time...not to mention the occasional trains chugging by. Sure glad we brought good ear plugs with us. This park is fine for an overnight, but it's not a destination. We camped here in a Motorhome.
RV’s are packed in like sardines into a tin. All sites are pull-through, 30 & 50 amp, EW (electricity and water) or EWS (electricity, water and sewer), extremely slow Wi-Fi, free cable TV, only a picnic table at the site, level gravel sites, clean washrooms & showers, laundry ($1.5 wash, $0.75 dry). Propane ($), heated outdoor pool (seasonal), convenient to I-40, but with no traffic noise. If coming from the east, consider taking exit 26 and experience the mother road (Route 66) for a few miles as you drive through Gallup. The camp store has a good selection of Route 66 memorabilia. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price is with a military ( retired) discount. This is a nice, well run park that keeps working to improve. It was a great one night stop off I-40. Super clean restrooms and showers. Sites are all gravel and not marked particularly well but this isn't a problem. The CG is at the end of the runway for the local airport and the planes are noisy but the good news is this is a really small airport so small jets and low volume. Wi-Fi was nonexistent but AT&T worked great.. Besides the poor Wi-Fi they also charge extra for cable TV but we received satellite fine. We will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Adequate place for an overnight. Gallup is not a destination. Easy access from I-40 on west end of town. Since it was cold and the windows were closed the trains didn't bother us. But did hear them in the night. Yes, it is at the end of the runway. Thought we needed to duck a couple of times. Didn't smell the problem mentioned by others. Clean big gravel parking lot with lots of seasonal residents. No junk allowed so it looked good. Trash cans close to sites. Wi-Fi adequate. Water and electric good. Dog walk was off in one corner of the park. Easy in and out for big rigs. Would camp here again. This isn't campground related... Just down the road there is an old Route 66 restaurant. Virgies serves some killer Mexican food. Have been eating there for years. On a busy Saturday night the place was packed and we were the only Anglos. No problem just good food. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park about 5 minutes from the highway. Has a nice store with gifts and some provisions. Wide roads and long level sites with the pull throughs being head-to-toe. Good stop off point for an overnight or longer. Reasonable number of long term residents. Easy in and out with good hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park. The sites are pull through and long enough not to have to unhook the truck from the trailer. Our site was level. One thing I particularly liked was that the dump site was slightly tilted towards the dump, so the tanks emptied quite quickly and easily. We would definitely stay here again. The rate reflects the Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Right on old historic Route 66. Very clean and well maintained park. Spaces are kind of tight, but very easy to get in and out of. Very close to the interstate. Good hookups with front and back sewer hookups (nice for us double tankers) Propane and nice camp store on site. Friendly and helpful staff to area attractions. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this park. Stayed here going to and coming home from the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I wished they prepared meals all year long. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice level gravel sites, but are close together. Park is very well maintained. Wi-Fi is spotty. The airport is nearby and the flight path is right over the park which can be very noisy at times (not a lot of air traffic). In addition you can hear train horns in the distance, so there is a noise issue with this park. Good overnight stop over park, but would not recommend for longer stays. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As others have noted, this is a nice park with good facilities. Some of the amenities (pool and cafe) were closed for the season. All sites are pull-through with side-by-side hookups, but not all sites are FHU with 50 Amp and/or cable. If you want FHU, cable (60 channels), or 50 Amp be sure to ask for that kind of site. Many sites are just W&E, 30 Amp, and/or without cable. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. We had a lot of trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi in the evening. It was probably due to heavy traffic on the system as the park was nearly full. We were able to connect in the morning. The park appears to have quite a few extended stay/long term customers, so site availability of the type you want may not always be available if you don't call in advance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an OK stop for overnight. Gravel sites were level and utilities were OK. Current owners are improving on an old KOA by adding nice entry fence area with Southwest design. Office staff was friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
USA is an older park, but clean and well maintained. Though we thought we'd reserved a full service site, ours had no sewer. Small rigs are situated near the front, have more room and probably better Wi-Fi; our big rig was to the back, in a tight space but with wide turn room. Wi-Fi poor. The park is well situated for an overnight stay. We think odor complaints may be from a nearby water treatment plant, not the park. Some permanent sites that need work, airplane, train and road noise. Courteous staff. Good bet for short stay or rest day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was very courteous and accommodating. They assisted us in parking in the overflow. It was dark when we arrived, and we appreciated the guidance. We arrived late without a reservation, and they allowed us to use the overflow parking. The amenities were terrific. The park bathroom/shower rooms were immaculate and heated to a wonderful temperature! The park has a fenced dog area. All facilities were well maintained and clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, well-managed, well-maintained park. Friendly staff. Easy-in, easy-out pull throughs for big rigs. Bathrooms are among the cleanest we have found anywhere. Rigs are parked in alternating directions so they share utility hookups between them. This results in rigs being very close together on hookup side, but with a lot of space on the side of the entry door. This is a central location for many sights (all well worth seeing) within a 60-90 minute drive, so do your homework and plan to stay more than one or two days (El Morro, Ice Cave, Canyon De Chelley, Hubbell Trading Post, El Mal Pais, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, uranium mining museum at Grants, Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary; Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni reservations, and more). Gallup has many shops to buy authentic Indian jewelry, stone fetishes, kachinas, and other crafts, a major source of income for local Native Americans. On and near reservations, you buy directly from the artisans (great prices) who set up booths along the road and at tourist stops. We strongly recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy in and out and on old Rte 66. Crushed stone sites. Looked like a fair number of permanent residents, but sites were neat and tidy. Older park that a big new coach can fit in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel sites (and lots of them) which are close to each other with paved streets, the area for parking is no beauty but is well maintained. It has a very nice store and gift shop and very friendly, helpful staff. The pool was closed but there is a nice picnic area and they serve dinners at an affordable price. There was highway noise from the interstate and noise from the railroad but we were parked far enough toward the back of the park that it was not too bothersome. However, they had jets planes getting ready for an air show constantly flying over head and the noise was so loud that you had to cover your ears. This were flying over during the afternoon and evening until about 9 PM. We did not hear much other airplane traffic. It was OK for an overnight stop while traveling. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well maintained RV park and gift shop. Missing one key ingredient for a pleasant camping experience: Location, location, location. Constant traffic noise from I-40 and from a major railroad line across the street with trains blowing horn every 15 minutes or so. Oh, and I can't forget the buzzing of private planes overhead that sounded like they were landing on our roof. Sites are so close we had to pull in twice so we could get our slide out. Good thing it was just an overnight stay for us. We won't make that mistake again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access to interstate with entrance well marked. Check in was painless and staff was very courteous. Gravel sites with blacktop roads; Sites are head to toe so you are rather close to your neighbor on one side. No shade; it can get warm. Office area has small store and gift shop; There is a enclosed dog run area, and access to open field also used for pets. Overnight or short stay OK, but I would look else were for extended stay. Would use again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice multi colored gravel roadways with little else in the way of landscaping in this barren part of the US. Nevertheless, the spots assigned to overnighters are easy in and easy out. Close to I-40 though the interstate noise was not objectionable with the A/Cs on. Nothing in the way of a real standout but everything worked as it was intended. If we are back in Gallup we would probably look for something a little nicer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, staff was friendly even at 8:45 when we checked in (they close up the office at 9 PM). Unfortunately we had a bad experience with odor at our site. I can't say if it was just someone that had their dumping hose installed without a cap on the end or there was a sewer problem in general, but it was very strong the whole night long. The office was closed before we noticed, so we couldn't switch sites. The small airport nearby is used only by private prop planes, and we only heard two during our stay, although they do fly low at the park (below 500 ft). Except for the smell, I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We only spent one night here, but if we were in the area longer, this would be the place. Very friendly staff, well stocked store, level sites. The night we were there, had a BBQ cookout and DJ entertainment. Wish we could have stayed longer, but we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean older park. Their pool was clean and well maintained. This is a perfect park to use when on the go. We stayed only one night. Most of the sites were pull through making a one night stay perfect. You are on gravel. I gave it a 7 because it was not very memorable. Just a RV park to stop and go through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground near I-40 at the AZ NM border. We usually stay here when traveling thru the area. Nice long and level sites. Usually leave the trailer hooked to the truck with not much leveling needed. Campground is clean and neat and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rating would have been higher except for 4 things: 1. on flight path of Gallup airport 2. trains 3. highway 4. Country singer every night for 3 hours (we were lucky that it rained one night, cancelling his show) Otherwise, staff was extremely helpful, site was good, everything was clean. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
USA RV Park in Gallup, NM is the type of RV park that causes many people to choose Wal-Mart as an overnight stopping place. Nightly fee was $29.45 cash (they said the credit card machine was broken) and since I did not need 50 amp or cable for overnight, was parked in a site next to a large tree that blocked the satellite. No cable TV hook-up available, and though they advertise free Wi-Fi, both Wi-Fi signals were "Limited or No Connectivity." The park does offer many amenities to include swimming, restaurant, and nightly entertainment, but for a one-night stop-over it is just an expensive gravel parking lot with water and electricity. Save your money and park at Wal-Mart. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for one night on the way to Santa Fe. What a great spot for 1 or 2 nights. You can choose P/W only, cable TV, or sewer, whatever you want. What a refreshing change. Campground is all gravel, a little tight in spots. Very friendly check in, nice cookout with a CW singer and an excellent pool. No road noise and a very distant train noise, but no issue. There are a few full time workers, but not too many. We will return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay here. The park is very clean. We had the BBQ dinner offered and loved it. They also had live music to enjoy. We had no problems with the noise from the airplanes or the trains. They are there but not really annoying. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would of given a little better rating, park was clean and well cared for. The problems were.. Park is on the approach end of an airport, so noise of aircraft taking off and landing. Railroad tracks about 1/2 mile away. there horns blowing all night long. Didn't get a good nights sleep. Sewage plant near by so if the wind was blowing the wrong way, well you get the idea. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park! Friendly staff, great showers, good laundry facilities. No shade areas, but the pool area had shade, along with a small grassy area for relaxing near the outdoor cafe. We only were there one night but would stay there again. Note: active duty service members camp free! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very good park; lots of amenities, friendly owner and staff. We stayed here a few years ago and since then the owner has made massive improvements and continues to add to those. We highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owner was very nice. We stayed late and they did not charge us extra. There is a guy playing music at night. We ate twice at their cook out and really enjoyed the music. The owner was very helpful with direction to area attractions.I would use this stop again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park gave us a choice of full hookups with sewer or just water and electric, which was all we needed. Very friendly and helpful young people in the office check in. Clean, level gravel sites, easy to navigate and assistance with a guide to our site. We were given an extra discount because my husband is ex-military and 100% DAV! There is also a bonus of various dinner options on premises (BBQ, fried catfish, burgers, etc.) which was very nice after a long day of traveling. You could eat in their picnic area next to the very clean pool or take it back to your rig. Presently, there is a very good singer performing live at the park in the evenings! A nice treat. Quiet, secure and an easy hop back to I-40. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I called from the road and made my reservation. The person that helped was very courteous and helpful. The park is away from the highway so noise wasn't an issue. The park was clean and well kept. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is primarily a large level gravel lot with a large quantity of pull-throughs. We found it more than adequate for a one-night stay and it was reasonably quiet considering proximity to BNSF Railway. The staff was very friendly and the facilities very clean and well maintained. The manager advised that they no longer participate with Passport. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice people. This was our first stay in a RV park. We had a fun first experience. We liked the separate dog area. The campsites were clean. We really appreciate the Awesome Military Discount! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our very brief stay at this park. It was easy to access from the interstate and pleasantly quiet. Our kids loved the lawn chess and wished for time to swim in the American flag pool. The service we received at check-in (late) and for morning coffee was friendly and welcoming. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stopped here for overnight on our way to Durango and again on the way back. Very easy to find off the freeway and the most sites were pull through and level. We enjoyed the entertainment which was a country western singer. They also had a camp cook out and the food was excellent and reasonably priced. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent park. Good clean level sites. Great cookout at reasonable price. Good country singer playing during mealtime show. Management owner was friendly and fun, helpful. Will definitely stay here when we pass through again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean campground, good cable TV, bad electric ( open neutral, use caution and test). It was very windy and there was a very bad smell in the area. Has some road noise. Expensive even with AAA discount. We got sucked in as it was supposed to be a PA park. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very wind-swept this time of year. I would estimate winds up to 40 mph, and constant blowing through the park all day long, just about eliminating any pleasant outdoor activity for the two days I was there. Aside from this it was clean, quiet, and with excellent free Wi-Fi. A better stay would be later in the year when they have nightly entertainment and "cowboy" cookouts in their outdoor patio. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park! The park has very level, gravel sites with full or partial hook-ups. Pull-through sites are angled for easy entry and exit and are face-to face, so you don’t open your door to your neighbor’s sewer, but they are long enough that you each have your own yard area, including well-maintained picnic tables. Plenty of room for slides and awnings (if the wind ever stops blowing). Nicest gift shop I’ve ever seen at an RV park – in a town known for its Native American gift shops. There is a small, but clean and secure dog run. The park has two laundry rooms. The one at the back is a bit tight for comfort and has no place to fold clothes other than on top of the washers, but the one at the front is great. The only reason to give this park a 9 rather than a 10 is its proximity to the Gallup airport. Over three days, we only heard five or six flights take off, and only one of those was at night, but they were pretty loud. It will not prevent us from staying there again, however. Rate shown is Escapees discount for W/E only, plus local tax. Although we are not active duty military, we chose this park specifically because of their policy that active duty military personnel stay free. I wish more parks would do this for our service men and women and their families. Two monthly workers checked in right before me, looking a little scruffy and driving older rigs, but being very polite. The owner made no bones about his expectations of guests and their pets. The two young men might have been surprised to know that he gave us, a retired couple in a spiffy 40’ motorhome, exactly the same speech. We appreciate parks with clear rules and high expectations but who don’t discriminate against those with older rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access from Interstate with very wide parking area for check in. Very clean and well maintained park. All gravel sites with some trees which are trimmed and not a problem. Very wide paths to your site and easy to get parked with 45 footer. Hook ups are where they should be. Stayed two days and did hear one airplane fly over. Sounded like a single engine small plane. I never heard any train noise. Very quiet park in my opinion. Has gated dog walk area in back of park and with all those dog smells business was quick for the schnauzer. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, well maintained park with friendly office staff. We were well spaced with the next RVs but if the buddy sites were used it would be really tight. There were lots of sewer access ports, several on each site, but they were not threaded for the standard elbow fitting. You have to use one of the rubber donut wedges to get a tight fit. They sell them in the store if you don't have one. It was very windy so we stayed an extra day to ride out the storm. Very nice park, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access off old Rt. 66. Paved interior roads with level gravel pull through sites. Easy to maneuver in the park. Utilities are accessible and all in good working order. Quiet with some train noise. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good place to see the many native American sites in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects a pull through, 50 amp FHU site w/discount. Buddy sites with picnic tables between. Sites are gravel and park is well maintained. Staff does a good job of spacing rigs during off times. Looks like a former KOA. We heard small planes during the day but not much night traffic. There is not always someone available to dispense propane. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are so pleased to find a nice campground for an overnight stay in Gallup. We do not like the Gallup area in general, however, we find ourselves having to overnight here often. Nice, safe, clean, FRIENDLY park. Now that we have discovered it, we will stay no where else in Gallup. Easy to navigate, large pull through sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice well maintained park. Streets and sites are gravel and level. No trees, so satellite TV worked. The staff was very nice about not giving you more amenities than you need. We had a 30 amp electric and water site. We did did hear a few planes and trains, but they didn't keep us awake. We got the Escapees discount. We will definitely stay at this this park the next time we are in Gallup. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed one night on our way west. Wish we had the time to stay longer. This park is first rate. Hookups are shared between 2 sites on a common post but there was plenty of room between sites that it wasn't a problem. The roads are paved while all sites are small gravel and level. Good water pressure. 60 channels of cable TV. Wi-Fi worked great. One pleasant surprise, the water was soft water. Not sure if the RV park did that or city water came that way naturally but sure felt good. For dog owners there is an enclosed dog run with an actual fire hydrant and dog mess pick-up tools. The enclosure was at least 30'x 30'. Our dogs had a great time running and it was large enough we could even play catch with them. Did not use the showers but they were spotless when I checked them. The restrooms were equally spotless. Check-in was effortless. When we checked out in the morning the lady at the desk asked what our travel plans were (Petrified Forest NP). When we told her she suggested that we go a little out of our way and visit the Hubbell Trading Post. Glad we took her advise, it was an outstanding day of sightseeing. The park sits at the end of the Gallup airport runway but being an Air Force pilot I didn't hear a single plane all night. Also did not hear any of the trains passing by on the opposite side of the park entrance. We loved this park and highly recommend it if you are passing through Gallup. We stayed free for active duty military. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I found this park very nice. Helpful friendly staff. Shared hookups gave nice spacing. I was in the back row which was recently added and more roomy than others. Very clean, good laundry, good Wi-Fi. Very clean. No problems no complaints. I will seek this park out on return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Shared hookups, sites were squeezed in together like a Wal-Mart parking lot. Bright campground lights came through our blinds. Wi-Fi service was awful during peak use. Pleasant staff person, office open into evening. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is also great for a quick stay on your way to somewhere. It had easy access to the expressway, clean pull through sites, helpful staff, a little store for essentials and peace and quiet. We would stay here again when traveling down Interstate 40. Just what you need to rest and then get started in the morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, clean, neat park. Paved roads with pink pea-size gravel, very easy to walk on. The hostess was very nice. We were in a large pull-through site. Water pressure was very good. The Wi-Fi didn't always work and dropped often. Very nice store inside the office area. Very easy on and off I-40. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As mentioned before, there is noise at times but not constant freeway type. Planes stop at 9PM and train noise has never bothered me but is not bad. The sites are level, pea gravel with picnic table and some sites have trees. The park is very clean and neat and is very well run. We got here the day after the Cowboy Cookout ended but have had it in the past and it's great. We'll stay here again, great central location. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the best RV parks ever, and we've been in many. Friendly, immaculately clean, great BBQ (in season), roomy sites, best wifi ever. Lots of neat stuff to buy in the gift store/office. Great Navajo flea market nearby on weekends. We can't wait to come back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fellow travelers, you could camp here just for fun: the BBQ, the evening singer, the pool. Or for the immaculate and decorated bathroom and laundry (large load for $2.25- washed and dried), or the well laid out sites, which are pretty small pink pea gravel. Or, for the terrifically pleasant host and his family. They take Passport America for a few months but the other discount programs are year round. Oh: don't spend too much at the gift shop, which features local artists. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I rated this park lower than a 10 only because of the airplanes which will wake you several times each night and the side by side hook-ups. The first night we had no one assigned next to us but the second night we did, and with slide outs there is little room between the RVs. I fail to understand why when parks are not full, sites are assigned next to each other, especially when they are side by side hook-ups. The park is easy in and out, clean, friendly owner,etc., as others have posted. We camped here in a Motorhome.
3 words for you, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. In that order, who knew that planes take off at 3AM and right outside your window. Trains as long as New Mexico is wide on Route 66 all night long. But the owners and the new sights (90-100's) are very wide, lots of room in between sites, some of the lower site #'s are very close, but it is because it's a former KOA. It is a good overnight night site, clean restrooms and showers. Not a lot to do in Gallup. We would stay here again if only for 1 night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great sites and clean park. Managers are very nice and will gladly help with any requests. Close to RR track and airport noise, but this did not bother us the two separate times we stayed here on our recent trip. Would stay again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great park. Active military can stay for free which is great for them. Staff is very helpful and friendly. They have a nice store with lots of local items. Auxiliary laundry was really small so I used main one which was nice. There is a nice pool and mini golf course. They had BBQ food available for purchase every night, and also had live entertainment when weather allowed. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow, what a park. They offer lots for your money. They have a nice restaurant and reasonably priced. Get this, they have free live entertainment. We listened to Robbie Craig who plays country western music and was amazing. I also noticed an outside pool, life size chess set, putt putt golf, play area for the children and the reception area also sells Indian jewelry and other treasures. The park management was extremely friendly and helpful. The nightly price was for water and electric with a discount for veterans. We were asked if we were currently active duty, because if you are it's free! How's that for being patriotic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great, clean, well-kept RV park with fun amenities like nightly BBQ's and music, a clean pool, a playground, nice showers (albeit not roomy enough to accommodate wheelchair bound or families with small children) and laundry... However, if you want to actually sleep, this may not be the place for you. We were buzzed by VERY close aircraft 4-5 times lasting until 3:00 in the morning! They were so loud that they shook our RV! In addition, the train goes by nearby and blowing it's horn 4-5 times a night. Great place, but during our trip, this place was far too loud for us to sleep. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pleased with this RV park. We had dinner and a country western singer in the evening. The staff was very helpful and they have a great gift shop as well. We will stop here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the nicest parks we have stayed in. The owners were friendly and my kids enjoyed the life-size chess game, putting green, and ladderball game. The barbecue was good and fairly priced and they even had entertainment. Extremely clean and well worth the money to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a really nice park. An added plus is the BBQ supper available. The choices were good and the food was excellent. The owner was extremely helpful with anything we needed. Spaces were wide enough for all 4 of our slides. The pads were solid gravel and level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an exceptionally clean, well kept park. The public restrooms are immaculate. The live music at night was very nice, as was the bbq and ice cream social. This park is right next to an airport (as well as train tracks) so it's fairly noisy for sleeping. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here in October 2009, and the repeat visit was well worth it. The owners take excellent care of the facilities and it shows: clean, everything works, great layout. In the summer they offerred an evening meal plus ice cream for about $7/plate and free cowboy music. We did not eat but did enjoy the music until the rain chased us back to the RV. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is clean, well-maintained, and a real gem of a campground. Not fancy, but really nice. I always stay with them when I go through the area. They go out of their way to have a nightly cook-out/ice-cream social w/ local entertainment. They are good people who make you feel welcome. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very well kept park that has easy freeway access and nearby gas stations. The staff was extremely friendly. It was nice after a long drive to be able to have a BBQ dinner without leaving. Due to its proximity to the freeway and airport, I'm not sure I'd spend a week here, but it was a good choice for one night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is located about one mile southeast of I-40. It contains all gravel level sites. There is very little shade but there is a very nice pool. The management was very attentive and the park is well maintained and clean. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park: was very quiet. Check in was quick. Price was ok: $29. We checked in late so we missed the BBQ dinner. The sites are gravel and fairly level. TV hookup is $2 extra. There is a store and close to fuel stop. We would stay here again. We also stayed at their sister park in Amarilo, also very nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice comfortable place to stay if you are passing through. Easy access off the main highway with nice flat sites. There was a country BBQ on site when we were here, with a live country singer. Very enjoyable. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here going to and coming from Colorado, and I have to say they have a very nice park here. The staff is very friendly, with a nice pool, play area for the kids and a country singer who plays until 8:30 pm. They have a BBQ dinner if you wish and a ice cream social each evening. I don't if there is much to do around Gallup, but for an overnight stop, this works great. All pull through sites, so you can stay hitched. It is quiet and very clean. We will stop here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here a week and had fun exploring the area. The sites are very generous and the entire park in covered in pea-sized gravel which makes for not much dust. Park is next to the municipal airport so there is some plane traffic, not much. Staff was very friendly. We'd stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In West Gallup, was easy to find as it's on Historic 66. Has a friendly registration clerk, store looks well stocked with souveniers, groceries, and rv supplies. Nice aspect is the BBQ dinner plus ice cream social nightly for those not wanting to cook. Has level, gravel sites, and except for lack of trees, it's a nice place to stay for a few nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really enjoyed this campground. It has a very nice pool, small miniature golf area with music and a barbecue plus ice cream social in the evening. The people were very friendly; the restrooms and showers clean. A nice stopover for travelers on I-40. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our third visit to USA in the last 7 years. More improved every visit. Great little gift shop and they offer BBQ and music plus an ice cream social in the summer months. Great staff, ex-military friendly and acted like they were glad to see us. The sites are just gravel, and not too many trees, but we had a fair one in our site in the back. Wi-Fi was pretty good and no extra charge. A great place to stop overnight, especially if you just want to set up and watch TV, had tons of cable channels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff, level sites, we had a pull-through that was long enough for our 40' MH and attached Jeep. They had a pool and offered a BBQ dinner. Minimal shade in the park. A good overnight spot for traveling on I-40. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are no shade trees or grass here. The spaces are close together but long enough to park a vehicle behind the trailer. There was some noise from the airport early in the morning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Other than a lack of shade trees, this park was wonderful. Over the weekend, we did have a bit of small aircraft noise as the planes landed but other than that, it was great. The staff is very friendly, the nightly BBQ and entertainment was fun and the park is centrally located for day-trips to El Morro National Monument (highly recommended), Red Rock State Park, Zuni Nation, Window Rock, Canyon de Chelly and the Hubbell Trading Post. The campground's WiFi worked great. Gallup's trading posts are fantastic to see and the Gallup Indian Flea Market (weekends only) are not to be missed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great Park. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Everything was immaculate and we heard no annoying noises from I-40 or the local airport. We would rate this a 10 if there had been some shade and just another couple of feet of space between pull-thrus; however we were in a 43 foot motorhome and towing. Enjoyed the City of Gallup and the nightly Indian singers and dancers that performed in a beautiful courtyard located at the Courthouse. Really loved the local trading companies, especially Richardson Trading Company in downtown Gallup. We would definitely recommend this park and this city. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fine park. We have two dogs, so there wasn't a lot for them to do. We actually walked them in the dry river bed next to the park. There is a lot of debris in there, so watch your pets. The bathrooms were clean and the WiFi worked fine. The host was friendly too, and gave us a recommendation for a park in Santa Rosa, NM. We've stayed here before and would again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only thing keeping this park from being a 10 is lack of shade. Park, restrooms, & laundry room are very clean, management friendly and committed to service. Owner actually phoned us around 10:30 p.m. to see what time we were arriving (very windy that day) as he would stay up so that we would not have to 'find a spot' on our own. They also have a reasonably priced evening meal available of 6 items plus a country western singer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped by for a night after a long day. The staff was friendly, the site reasonably level, the power strong, the Wi-Fi fast, and the showers/restroom spotless. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall, this park was in good condition and the staff was very friendly. However, I was quite surprised to find no WiFi, despite it being advertised on their web site. They said routers were "on order". Other than that, no surprises. They do have a restaurant that would be handy for those wanting to eat out without leaving the campground, but I did not try the food. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was not the best park we have stayed in. The office staff was friendly and they had a nice playground for the kids. However, the lots were extremely close together, so we could actually hear the furnace of the RV that was parked next to us. Our lot was not level, either. There was some airport noise, but it didn't seem to bother us throughout the night. The biggest problem we had was extremely high winds. That was certainly not the fault of the park, but the lady who worked in the office said that was pretty typical for Gallup. We would recommend avoiding staying in Gallup altogether if you can. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nightly rate includes tax, cable TV and 50 amp. Basic rate $26. Level sites but nothing special. Friendly staff but we thought a bit overpriced for what you got, however, it's the best place to stay if you're in the Gallup area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an old KOA park from years ago that pasted owners and ones that own it now have reworked into a nice park. The roads are asphalt and all sites are level with small gravel. You have pull-through and back-in sites to pick from. Most sites are pull-through. You can pick what you wish to use here. If you need 50 amp, sewer or cable TV you can get it. If you do not wish to pay for it no problem. The pull-through sites are side by side hookups. You will have about eight feet from one unit to the next. Checked the bathhouses, playground equipment and common zones and find everything in good order. The Wi-Fi is free but not working well at all. We were in 200 feet of one antenna and signal level was poor. Two laptops in use, one would work at times off and on and the other would not pick up the signal at all (worked OK at last park). Verizon cell and air card worked well. Staff was nice at check in. Office is open to 10:00 pm for check in. Wal-Mart was about three miles to restock your supplies. If you love trains this is the place to be. One will pass by about every 15 to 20 minutes day and night. You have two tracks but very little noise from engines, no horns I-40 is 1/2 miles over and train tracks are around 1/4 mile from park. Inside RV with it closed up was no problem. You have a small air port a short ways east of here and may pick up noise from that as well but closed down at 9:00 pm. Trip into town and found the town to be more or less dead. Park is on west side of town and we think this is a nice place to stay. At time we were in park it was around 60% full. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a sister park to Oasis in Amarillo. No comparison. Oasis is super and this one is too highly priced for the area and what they offer. Extra charge for cable, etc. We only stayed here because bad weather forced us off the road. Will not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Desert Shadows is typical of a retirement community with a few sites for short term guests. There’s an air of resentment of outsiders encroaching on their space. We stayed here because it was located close to friends we were visiting in the Phoenix area. Were this not the case, I wouldn’t recommend staying here to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our third time at this campground and it remains an excellent facility. We only needed to stay for one night, but the check-in was fast, the site level with everything in order, the staff friendly, and the price reasonable. I, for one, appreciate not having to pay for things I don't need such as 50 amp service and cable TV. The airplane traffic was steady all night long. Since the campground is only about 2000 feet under the extended final approach for Runway 06, the planes are not very high when they come overhead. We've never noticed before the amount of airplane traffic we heard on this visit. There may have been some special event going on. Also, since Gallup lost its scheduled airline service a couple of years ago, perhaps the frequency of chartered flights have increased. In any case, they planes were only a minor nuisance, and won't keep us from enjoying this campground in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A pleasant RV park with especially nice staff. A plus for us was the fenced dog park area. Facilities were not as new as in their Amarillo sister park where we had stayed the previous night, but were clean and well-kept. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park - lots to do in Gallup and surrounding areas. However, they don't tell you on the web page that 50 AMP is $2 a day extra as is cable TV - no antenna reception. High tax added to fee as well. There is a 10% military discount. Very nice laundry room. Very nice personnel in office. Nice gift shop. Long gravel pull-through, but very close to your neighbor. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here twice this month--once on our way to our destination and this last time on our return home. I have to rate this as one of the better parks we've stayed in. The reason I only rate is an 8 is the fact that it is close to train tracks and the trains pass by day and night several times an hour. The management is very friendly and I give extra credit to the fact the they have a policy that active duty military personnel stay free! They also give retired military a discount. Our site was gravel and level. The Wi-Fi was not particularly fast, but it worked. On our first stay there a week ago, I was told at check-in that they were upgrading their Wi-Fi and that it might be sporadic. It was, but on our latest stay they had it fixed and it worked fine. If you are looking for a park in Gallup, NM I highly recommend this one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here just for an overnight stay and could not have been more pleased. The management was great. When asked about directions to our next stop they went out of their way to make sure we understood and thanks to them we cut over 50 miles from our trip. We would stay here again, We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place to stay. It is a nicely laid-out RV park with easy access in and around the campground. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. This park allows active duty military to stay free and retired military get a $2.00 discount. I was pleased to stay in a place that appreciated our military. I will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here three days and the sites were very large with ample room to park our jeep and our truck. No train or freeway noise but an occasional small plan landing at a nearby airport. Not enough for concern. Wi-fi (free) was worth its cost: nothing! Had a very difficult time staying connected and got dial-up speeds at times. Owner said he was going to have a T1 line installed the next week and given his integrity I believe him. Park is immaculately maintained and this was our second visit to the park on our snowbird journey home from Arizona to Minnesota. Would definitely stay here again even though it is not the thriftiest park we've stayed in. The price included an AARP discount but an add-on for sewer (our choice) and cable TV made the price what it was. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff moves slower than a snail. They are not at all friendly or helpful. They just take your money. Stay at the Wal-Mart for better service. When I checked in I asked if the Wi-Fi was good and was told it was excellent, so I paid for two nights. The internet did not work at all. Kept dropping the connection. The next morning I complained and requested a refund for that day as I would move. Told no! The Wi-Fi is free so if it does not work, to bad. I feel that most of the online reviews were done by the staff. Do Not Stay Here. Note from Admin: Check on other reviews show all are from RV people not the owners. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay here as we passed through Gallup, and it is a great place! The owner is very friendly and super helpful! We had extra days, and he gave touring advice that was good. Do go to El Morro National Monument if you can. The RV sites are gravel, but are very level and well tended. All the services for our RV stay, worked well and were easy hookups. The dog walk area is good, and is tended daily. In the summer season they have a pool and many other activities for families, and for other travelers as well. For large dogs, you can also take them for runs out behind the park, as it is open sagebrush. You are near to exit 16 off I-40, but you really aren't bothered by freeway (or train) noise. There is an occasional small plane that lands, but the noise is not bothersome. We look forward to staying here again when we are in Gallup! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park that is close enough to I-40 to make it a good place to stop when passing thru Gallup. It is far enough away to eliminate traffic noise but there are railroad tracks across the street and an airport is right next door. Overall the noise from these things did not interfere with our sleep. We used this park as a place to stay as we ventured out to see the sights in the area. The park is kept neat. There is a separate, fenced in dog walk. The Wi-Fi and cable worked fine. We would stay there again on our next visit to Gallup. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is as described, friendly staff, super clean bathrooms and all very easy. We did not notice any road noise and there was only 1 aircraft which landed at the airfield next door. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was a pleasant find on our way east. We just spent one night but when we are in this area again we will definitely spend more time here and this will be the Park we stay at. The park in very very nice and clean. Even the gravel parking spaces were raked and it looked like we were the first ones to use the site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very attractive RV park. We just had an overnight stay while heading west, but would recommend it for anyone wanting to stay longer. The sites are easily accessible and very level. All water connections were protected with heat tape, which is very handy in the winter. The restrooms are immaculate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not much can be added to what other reviewers have said about this park. Even back in the day when there was a previous owner I found the place a good stop-over, however, I didn't have a dog to defecate on the ground, that got the prior owner so exercised from the many reviewers that commented on being harassed over that. I certainly will use this place again if I'm traveling I-40. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The USA RV Park was one of the easiest to get to from I-40. The spaces were wide, long and level. We had space 100 that was next to the laundry that was very good. The owner was very helpful especially about local information. He provided great directions to the Hubbell Trading Post and to/from Canyon de Chelly--a trip we made with an overnight stop in Chinle in a motel. There are so many attractions around Gallup and we enjoyed El Morro, the Wolf Sanctuary, and the trip to Canyon de Chelly. A special treat was dinner at the El Rancho Motel and Restaurant that was opened in 1937. All the movie stars stayed there in the 50's-60's while filming around Gallup. The food was great and reasonable. The Gallup Visitors Center in the old train station was also great! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just an overnight stay, but the campground was very clean and pleasant. Our site was level and easy to pull into. There were activities for those who wished to participate, but we were too tired on our night there. Quiet surroundings despite being very near the very busy highway in Gallup. We would return here if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Except for the sites being a little too close together, this is an excellent park with very clean facilities and a good totally enclosed dog run. Good location on old Route 66 for touring the area. The owner is well acquainted with the Gallup area and has excellent knowledge of the local trading posts. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is primarily just a parking lot. It is an okay spot just for one night passing through. Very noisy due to nearby airport and trains. Facilities were okay and we would probably stay again on our way through, but not for more than one night. The staff was very nice and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a good overnight place to stay on the way to somewhere else. The park was well maintained. The man behind the registration counter was friendly. The cable TV worked great. If you stop, be sure to check out the lobby in the Historic El Rancho Hotel(Route 66). We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I rarely give a park a ten, but I must make an exception for USA RV. Easy access to I-40. Super Wal-Mart 3 miles east. The grounds are immaculate. The proprietor and staff are friendly and helpful. All utilities work very well. Cookout was fun and the food was great. We stayed here for two nights while shopping at local bead outlets and the Native American shops. I would encourage reservations as this is a very busy park. I highly recommend USA RV. We will most certainly return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, well kept. Great for an overnight as it is easy to get in and out. No grass, but well maintained gravel sites and paved roads. Small dog run. Nice owner. Did hear trains in the distance and is next too a small airport, although was not active after dark. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We recommend this park. It is easy to get to from I-40, its driving lanes are wide and paved, and the sites are easy in and easy out for the biggest rigs. The bathrooms and park grounds are very clean and well-maintained. Even the well-placed trash receptacles are concealed by decorative wood. The owners are among the friendliest and most helpful you will encounter. They went out of their way to help us with an RV problem and it was solved in 30 minutes. Otherwise, it might have taken a day or two before we could get it fixed. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are excellent. The infrequent train and airplane noise mentioned in previous reviews was not a problem for us, even during sleeping hours. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects a Triple A discount for a full hookup, pull-through site that was long enough to accommodate our rig and tow car without unhooking for the night. The entire park, office and gift shop areas were neat and clean as a whistle: very inviting and refreshing. We took advantage of, and enjoyed the on-site BBQ dinner. There is an active train line across the street, however the local airport take-off pattern was more of a sleep nuisance than the trains. Satellite TV, Verizon air-card and cell phone reception was strong. From our perspective: this is a friendly, customer-focused, clean, safe, level overnight place to park, eat and sleep before hitting I-40 the next morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good place to do an over nighter. It's convenient to the interstate, but far enough away to preclude road noise. The utilities are good, lots of cable channels, strong Wi-Fi, and with nice bathhouse facilities. The access road is paved and the sites are pea-gravel. There are long and level enough for all size rigs. There is a small playground area and a nice gift store. Customer service is good. The negative is that there is no shade and very little space between sites. Cramped is an appropriate term. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped here for the night on our way to Colorado, but decided to stay a 2nd night so that we could check-out the area where they have the Balloon Festival in December. Father and son were working the evening we checked in and were very helpful. They offer a breakfast and dinner during the summer which we found reasonably priced and quite good. The gift shop is well stocked with a variety of items. A new waterfall feature is being built and looks like it will be awesome. We are thinking of staying here in December for the Balloon Festival if there isn't snow in the passes then. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice size level gravel sites. Full timers seem to get the shady sites. That's OK. Good TV and Wi-Fi reception. Pool could use a little more heat. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good place for either overnight or to see the area. We extended our stay to see the Inter-Tribal ceremonies and to take trips out to various sights in the area. They have good size pull-thru's and can choose 30 or 50 amp sites. New owners are making improvements and quite accommodating. Price reflects SKP and 50 amp. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The $25 per night is the "Escapee's RV Club" rate. Other discount rates are also available. The pull-throughs are very nice. We were treated very courteous upon check-in. For a nominal fee, a cookout was available and breakfast is also available for a very reasonable rate. The streets are paved and lots are graveled. Very well kept campground. We would stay here again. It is close to I-40 but absolutely no road noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is only a seven. What was a ten was the fact that they had breakfast and dinner and the laundry area was respectively clean and only $1.00 for washing machines $ .50 for dryers. Cable, satellite, and Verizon air card all worked well. What made the campground a 7 were the sites - they were extremely close, not very leveled, noise from planes at all late hours of the night and highway noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly, helpful staff. Very good facilities. Used one of the two laundries whilst we were there - nice and clean and in good condition. Showers and restrooms immaculate. We visited this campground before in 2005. We would definitely use this campground again - mainly for overnight due to location. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've stayed at this campground 3 or 4 times. This is a great overnight park, the sites are mostly level but close together. There's enough room to open slides but it still has an almost a 'crowded' feeling. It is a bit pricey for what you get. It is quiet, with minimal road noise. They offer outdoor meals as you check in, but we've never participated. The staff is not very knowledgeable about RV repair shops. We needed help with a tire problem and were recommended to a facility for cars. The parking lot was small and the shop was obviously not equipped to handle RV repairs of any kind. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff is excellent, helpful and friendly (under new ownership). The laundry rooms (two of them) and both bathrooms are spotless. In the summer months they offer breakfast and BBQ dinner at very reasonable prices, along with free, live entertainment (country music during the dinner hours). The large swimming pool is very clean and has a huge American flag painted on the bottom. They have a large gift shop and store that is very nice and offers a variety of merchandise nicely displayed. They have a fenced-in area for dogs to run and play freely and a nice playground for the kids near the fenced-in pool(kids can't open safety gate). The only things lacking are BBQ grills at each site and more trees for shade. We did not hear any traffic or train noises, as the campground sets back away from both and we camped on the back row. Sites are gravel and pretty level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Rate reflects Good Sam discount, $2 charge for cable, and $2 charge for 50 amp. Free wi-fi. Very nice pool and patio with live entertainment and a cook house, serving dinner and breakfast. Very nice store. Owner on site and very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We haven't seen any of the problems mentioned by the previous poster, but we're just here for the night. We have a large site, clear access for our satellite dishes and the owners/managers seem friendly and helpful. And it's convenient to the Interstate as well as restaurants and shopping. I wouldn't necessarily want to stay here for a long period of time, but if I had to, I don't think it would be a problem. Sites are all gravel, which makes it dusty, but that's not unusual in this part of the world. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Read the reviews and decided to stay here. The park has changed. There are a lot of long term sites that are very junky. The occupants are scary. We had one drive fast thru our site. We were surprised they made it without hitting us or our truck. They also like to run their motorcycles up and down the streets making a lot of noise. The Wi-Fi was off. The owner said they couldn't fix then, maybe later. We lost the signal many times for several hours, always in the morning.. Encouraging people to leave? Won't stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Located just a few blocks off I-40. Big rig friendly. I needed a pull through that was at least 69' long, and they had it. Great views, and quiet. Friendly staff. This is my second stay at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park owner checked us in, and he was very friendly. The sites are gravel and level, they alternate directiions so you face one way and the next rv faces the opposite direction. No big deal but some may not like it. The park is near a railroad but only minimal noise from it. Restrooms and showers are immaculate. A very nice store with lots of NM and Rt. 66 stuff inside. All active service personel are given a free campsite, this is a thank you to our service men and women by the USA RV Park owners. There are some restaurants and stores nearby, but 4 miles east is plenty of stores and eateries on rt 66 and rt 40. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly hosts, nice level sites, but limited privacy. Still a good place to stay for a night. WiFi was good once I got connected, which took a while. Some noise from the trains, but not bad, far enough off highway to not be a problem. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a busy park and the gentleman in charge was friendly and helpful. Spaces were adequate but like others in this region, sand and gravels so gets muddy when wet. No shade to speak of. 50 amp service was available, but not as part of a full hook-up, so we opted for a full hook-up with 30 AMP service. Nice gift shop. Average TV cable reception, Wi-Fi was included but, as so often happens in RV parks, kept cutting out and not allowing a re-connect for a time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean, quite park. My only complaint is I had to park just so in site to put all four slides out. This was because of tree limbs. I have to add, they may have trimed them if I had complained to the office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of pull thrus and a good restaurant, our first time in New Mexico, really dusty and windy but the park can't help the wind! Cold in the 7000FT altitude at night but lovely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good park for an overnight stay. Clean level sites with water, electricity, and cable which cost extra. I thought I was told cable and WiFi was free when I called the park, but only the WiFi was free. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our first visit to the park since 2003. We were checked in by the owner who was very helpful & friendly. One has a choice of what services they want and are charged for each-we chose a 50 amp site with water. The park appears clean overall, but our site could have been policed prior to renting to us. The roads are blacktop and the sites are pea gravel which holds down dust. The sites are wide enough & long enough for any size unit with any number of slides. We found the electricity & water to be modern & well placed. Few trees which makes park satellite friendly although they offer cable. We will revisit park as we felt it gave us good value for the price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a very bad experience at this park. We had reserved a site with full hook-ups at least 2 months prior to arriving. When we got there, the place was packed with people from the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Albuquerque. They did honor our reservation, but put us in a very small site with no cable, no sewer, and too far away to pick up the Wi-Fi. They told us in the office that our antenna would work , but we couldn't pick up anything. I could understand this, if we came in without a reservation, but that was not the case. We will not stay at this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spotless restrooms and laundry. All gravel and some drought tolerant trees but the city of Gallup wisely wants only hardscaping to conserve their limited water supply but this park done a very good job of making it attractive and very pleasant. Some of the most convenient hookups we've had, with 2 units sharing one set of utilities so easy for two units traveling together to open awnings into each other. This was just an overnight stay, but we will return and use this as our base to explore the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stopped here for the night on the way to Colorado based on the positive reviews of others. Called for reservations from the road that day, staff is very friendly and efficient. Met the owner when checking in, great guy and very proud of his park. We had a very nice pull-thru that was level, long and wide enough for 3 slides. The park is dog friendly if you are a responsible pet owner. Don’t know if they do this all year, but they had a great BBQ and reasonable prices right on site. Would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When our tow vehicle broke down this was the closest park we found. We probably would have enjoyed the park more if not for the breakdown. They worked with us as far as a refund when when our vehicle was ready two days earlier than promised. Great staff, friendly and knowledgable of the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were there just for an overnight. Wanted to check it out with the new ownership. We were very, very impressed (and we tend to be fussy!). We did not want or need the pool or playground but they may have been the best we have ever seen. The whole place was spotless. Big, level pull-through. Great enclosed places for dogs (2 places). The new owner, is very nice and wants to re-build the image here. Highly recommend and certainly would go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have driven past this park in the past because of the bad reviews. I am glad that I checked the more recent ones. Upon check-in, the owners were very friendly, I suppose trying to overcome the reputation of the previous owners. The park was very clean and well maintained. The restrooms and laundry were spotless. The sites were long enough to pull through without unhooking the toad. If in the area, this is the place to stay! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good playground and pool for kids. Grandson had a blast swimming in the pool. Dinner and breakfast was available, food was goot but the service was very slow due to limited staffing. Good level sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly staff! Very level sites! The Wi-Fi is security code protected, but we still could not access the internet with the code. There is a dirt road behind the park which is great for walking dogs. We would stay here again if passing through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is under new management and there is a world of difference. We had stopped staying here due to the old man who was here. Many nice improvements and very pleasant personnel. Pet friendly, very clean. we will stay here again when we are in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Family owned park, and they were very nice and helpful. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. Our row parked in alternate directions, so we opened out towards our neighbors table. I would have preferred dirt to gravel, but it is in the desert and the wind picks up. The dog walk area was fenced off, and was gravel as well. The park is very well maintained, and the people helpful and friendly. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great place. They have a BBQ at night and a breakfast in the AM, and at a fair price. Super clean, level pull thru's,super clean restrooms. Very friendly staff. I would go out of my way to stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice sized pull-thru sites. Close to I40. We spent 2 nights here. Gift shop is quite large with local crafts for sale. Very friendly staff. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very large park! Nice and clean, good gravel, pool was too cold! Didn't honor the Camp Club discount even though it was listed in the Camp Club directory! WiFi signal didn't carry very well to our site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you're looking for a nice overnight stop, this campground is a good choice. There is limited activities, but the staff is helpful and the accommodations were satisfactory. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everything worked, patriotism is flown like a banner, and the store has some cool stuff. No greenery, very little shade. Nice folks in the office. These are back to back buddy sites- not too tight, though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here for the past 3 weeks and will be here for another month. The new owner and his family are very nice and helpful. They truly care about having a nice park. I particularly like the back to back sites. The way they are set up, your "front yard" is facing your neighbor's "front yard" so if you are sitting outside you don't have to look at a sewer line. I have seen pet waste in several areas which is hard to understand because there is a wonderful area next to the park where pets can go and even run and play. This is a very nice park and will definitely stay here again. I don't know what the nightly rate is but our monthly rate is $420. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Signage to campground good. Paved wide entry with plenty of space to park and register. Office staff friendly and efficient. Access roads to sites wide and well maintained. Very clean and tidy site. Gravel back to back level pull-throughs sites quite tight particular if you had a neighbor like ours who parked his truck and storage trailer on our part of site. Good infrastructure. OK for overnight. Quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is under new ownership. Owner and his family are operating the park. They are very friendly and helpful. They are working hard to overcome prior reputation of being difficult with pets. They are upgrading the WiFi and the park in general. It is clean and well maintained. It is very convenient to I-40, downtown and fuel. Make sure you check out the El Corral Hotel downtown. Beautiful lobby full of movie star pictures from movies filmed in the area. This is a great park to stay a few days and check out the local attractions. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was in this park again earlier this month. I've stayed here a couple of times before and enjoyed it. The bad rap was that the owner was hard to get along with where animals were concerned. He has sold the park to one of the folks that worked for him. I spoke to the new owner about the pet rules, and he told me they had already been changed for the better. Seeing as how the park has large roomy pull through sites, is very accessible to IH-40, and reasonably priced it is a very good place to stay if you are in the Gallup area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are late in reporting our experience at this park, but after reading the reviews felt it expedient to sign in. We stayed here the first time in July 2006. Super nice park and clean! New owners are much more tolerant of doggie do! We changed sites because of the dog crap right where we would have our awning. Noticed that it was not an isolated incident although it was not all over the park, under the previous owners you never ever had to change your shoes! If you travel with pets you should take responsibility for them. Most campers do but the few that don't ruin the camping experience for us all. I will bypass this park next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty clean park. New owner with less of a regimented set of policies. Very tough on dog lovers: need to take extra care of them and walk 'em in designated place. This park is located behind a large hotel, with train tracks about 2-3 blocks away and at the end of the small town airport. We were reminded of this by a plane that came right over the park at 7AM every morning and into the later evening hours, not to mention the numerous numbers of trains daily. But we had a good experience here and it is about the best this stretch of road has to offer. Would stay here again. Good Sams and Escapees' discounts. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Um, these boneheads are a perfect example of why America's reputation in the world is crap. The owner rants that, "You can't support Islam and support the troops." I wouldn't give this guy my money without a gun to my head. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Under new ownership/management with a wonderful, young family. Very friendly and helpful! We spent 10 days here. Spotless amenities and sites. I would have given this campground a higher rating if the sites had not been so narrow. Neighboring coaches were just closer than we like them but the hook-ups were excellent. Restaurants are nearby and sightseeing opportunities are numerous. Wonderful place for studying ancient American Indian cultures. I would return to this campground at any time. We noticed that lots of rigs were merely overnighting, but they were missing a great area for exploring. Try to stay at least 3 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As the previous reviewer stated, this park was purchased by a new owner about a month ago (September 2007). We travel with a dog and were a bit concerned based on some of the earlier reviews, but decided to take a chance. Turned out to be perfectly find. In fact, the new owner and his son, who were working the front desk, were excellent as far as customer service and friendliness. They do ask that you not walk your dog around the campground itself, but to walk them directly to the nice, fenced in dog area, or out along the dirt road that adjoins the campground property. We respected the campground rules, and had absolutely no hassles about our dog. There were several other campers with dogs there, and as far as we could tell, no one encountered any problems. The campground itself is very well maintained. Nice, reasonably sized, very level gravel sites. They did say our site was an 80 foot pull through, but our 40 foot motorhome with toad (total length of 60 feet), just fit in the site with bumpers on the edge of the road front and back. Site width was good. No issues with slides or awnings being too close to the neighbor. Very convenient location and easy to get to from I-40. Only reason I'm not rating this higher is due to the abundant noise from the huge freight trains that travel all night long nearby, and the low flying aircraft that sound like they are landing on your roof. While the planes didn't fly by on a regular basis, a few did wake us out of a sound sleep pretty early in the morning. Otherwise, a very nice campground. We'd stay here again if passing through for the night, but we would bring our ear plugs just in case! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good, clean, park. Most pull thrus are side by side. Site was long enough for 40' MH and toad. Width was adequate. Pool open summer only. This was pretty much a overnight park. Lot of folks on their way to Albuquerque for Balloon Fest during my 3 night stay. If you fall into this category, make reservations. Several were turned away, park was full each night. I found staff to be courteous and friendly. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is supposed to be pet friendly park, however, the restrictions placed upon pets in this campground are outrageously ridiculous. Please for your own sake, if you have a dog, read the restrictions before you register. Owner very unfriendly to people who do not follow the extreme rules. Park rules recite County ordinances, however, these are not pet friendly but the County does not follow them unless there is a complaint by the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed in this park this past July and was very satisfied. The park is located on the west side of Gallup, easy to access from I-40 and close to Wal Mart. The spaces are all pull through and reasonably large. I will be back through Gallup next February and plan to stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I really could not believe the attitude of this park's owner. First we arrived and someone told my wife, as we were checking in: "Make sure you don't let your dog out here." (while checking in). Okay, then she is on the walkie talkie stating; "They are coming into site, with pet." We arrive at our site and a man is standing there just watching. Didn't think much of this, just thought he admired our MH. Wife gets out hooks up our small dog and starts for the dog pen, which is way in the back. All of a sudden this man comes alive shouting and telling her, "That dog better not go before you get to the pen! Don't use my park as a toilet!" Of course she is in tears and my dog does pee. He doesn't stop yelling. She doesn't say a word just picks up our dog and gets in the MH. Would never stay here again. Will by-pass Gallup altogether. Even if it is his park, have some Christian courtesy. It's a shame since the park does not look too bad. No one should ever be talked to in this manner. Dogs behave better than this man. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While the previous reviews seem to be split along the pet/no-pet divide, We found it to be clean, level, and very usable. The owner is in his late 70s and quite mobile and checks his employees work to make sure of quality. The WiFi was weak toward the rear rows but with a booster antenna I got on easily and it was good WiFi. They also offered an entire room to bring in your laptop or use their desktops for high speed connections. We stayed here 2 days to "clean" up our coach after a couple of months out and had absolutely no problems with management or employees, in fact, found them to be very friendly and helpful. I would certainly stay here again when passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice long pull through's and clean sites. This park would rate higher if it wasn't for the fact that they nickel and dime you with added charges for cable and 50amp electric. They allow pets but all but threaten to shoot you and your dog if they don't make it to the designated pet areas in time. The pet contract, in my opinion, is way over the top. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here twice in May 07 on a trip to Utah...no problems and as I have a son that is a career officer in the military I appreciated the "rah rah" USA theme!!! We would certainly stay here again as the staff and owner were most helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park looks nice and employees were courteous, but we must add our voice to the chorus of pet owners who say they will NEVER stay here again, and warn all dog owners to go elsewhere! On our second day, my wife (why is the recipient always female or elderly?) was verbally abused by the owner when she let our arthritic 20-year-old little terrier cross an unoccupied space on the way back from the distant dog area. It started with yelling "Hey You, what do you think you're doing?" and went downhill from there calling her a "slob" and so on! In over two years of full-timing, we have never had problems with pet management and are very conscientious about cleanup and such. For the first time ever, we were immediately evicted. It looks like we're in good company. Of course there was no refund. By the way, when I checked politely with the front desk to see if there was anyone in authority who could do this, the employee started to break into tears. I felt for her. In our opinion, this individual should deal with his serious issues with animals as evidenced by his attack and the over-the-top Dog Rules and "Canineology and Mannerology" manifesto. Admittedly, we did not see that on the reverse side of the rules or we would have left immediately before registering. We were a bit concerned about the Rules of Combat "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out," style poster in the office and the anti-Islamic sign in the front driveway, but free speech still applies as I hope it does here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the desert and most places have at least some landscaping--this place is pea size gravel and blacktop. And pets owners have a long list of rules that you must sign to bring your pet into the park. The clerk was nice enough, and the flags and USA signs were a bit much. The spaces are very close--no breathing space at all. The price was one of the highest we paid & we were given a discount. The wifi did not work at all. The 'dog area' was so smelly our very small 2 dogs wouldn't even go in--so we waited until after dark and took them on a long walk along the blacktop and some dirt beyond tent area. And yes they used that area to relieve themselves and we cleaned up after them. One person drove their dog to the dog area, let the large dog run free to do its business then called it back to the vehicle then drove off. We agree that the owners should not allow pets if they continue (which we're sure they will) their attitude. We were also turned off by all the "friendly" signs everywhere. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've looked at the debate on this park and I found it to be just fine. People were courteous and the park was clean, albeit snow covered. The wi-fi didn't work from a very close to the office site but we were able to use computer in office. The trains going by all night could be a problem if you are a light sleeper, they are pretty loud and constant. Course if it's 2 below and your heater runs all night like ours did, it helps drown out the noise. We also had no pets. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Many have commented on the attitude expressed toward dogs by the owners and I certainly found no reason to defend them. I also found them uncomfortable. The owners patriotism is worn openly, and while probably overdone, I didn't feel uncomfortable with it. The thing that forces me to rate the park down was the noise, more so than the situation with the dogs, between the trains and the departing planes, I found my sleep interrupted more than I find acceptable. I don't know if weather had anything to do with planes direction, but they came right over the campground four times the night I was there. The bottom line is that anyone with a dog should avoid this park. The park is neat, clean and well kept. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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I would have given this park an 8 or 9 but downgraded it because of the owner's attitude towards pets. He would be better off not allowing pets but I guess he would be out a lot of revenue because many people travel with pets. It was a little pricey for its location and for Gallup, NM. As soon as you drove into the park, you can tell the owner was a super-right-winged military person from all of the displays on the signs. He was so proud to be an American and made no bones that he was a vet and his park was 100% American owned. The first sign you saw was that he supported the Iraq war-fine but why did I need to know this information? These kinds of people make me nervous because you know at any moment they may go beserk. Makes you wonder why he had the need to put his rah-rah America views in your face and just show neutrality. It was a total turnoff. The person who checked me in was friendly (not the owner) and said because of the Iraq war, that was why we could walk around free in this country. Good thing he bought the owner's trip. Then he repeated at least 4 times that the dogs were not to be walked around the park and could only walk on the blacktop to the dog walk or to the area outside of the park boundaries. I received a separate sheet of 12 dog rules that had very threatening consequences if I did not follow them. It claimed that pet owners let their dogs "use AMERICA as their toilet". or some crazy thing like that. There were several signs posted all over the park about not letting pets go just about every place in the park. I am no dummy and am a very conscientious pet owner and don't need a sign at every turn to tell me not to let my pet go in a particular area. I was not approached because I followed the pet rules to the letter but I know I would have been admonished if my dog would tinkle a drop on the gravel or on a tree. I felt like I was being watched constantly and did not feel relaxed while staying here. It is too bad because the park was really nice and very well maintained. I will NEVER stay here again and will NEVER recommend this park to anyone. Because of the owner's attitude, he is hanging himself. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our second stop at this campground, both pleasant experiences. The mother-daughter team greated me when I entered the office. The mother recalled an event that took place more than a year back, which was something to laugh at. The next morning I talked with the owner who offered advice for traveling since 3-4 inches of snow fell durning the night. My opinion this is one of the best run parks I've been in, very clean. The owner, a veteran, offest a free night to active duty military. Where else in the US does this happen? Reading reviews it seems those with dogs are the campers who give a negative review. I certainly will stay here again when I travel I-40. I would have rated this facility a 9 had I been able to connect to WiFi the evening I checked in. For some reason, I could not, though next morning signal came in strong. A couple dozen channels on cable TV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was very clean and neat. There was some noise from the nearby airport, but only during the day and really did not impact our stay. Staff was helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Please, if you value your sanity and appreciate being a RV'er, easy going. Do not by any means stay at this park. The owner expects you to carry your dog to the dog area which is way in the back. He is mean, rude, and should not be conversing with the public. He will evict anyone for any reason and not return their money. Being a Full-Time RV'er you want to enjoy and he ruins it for everyone. He yells if you don't carry your dog. This park is very overpriced for having to put up with his abuse. There should be a law against people like this. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed two nights at the USA RV Park in Gallop, NM. This is the most clean an most well kept CG we've ever stayed in. The CG personnel were friendly and helpful. They advised active duty military personal stay for FREE! "Happy Trails." We camped here in a Truck Camper.
The park is very clean and we were greeted by friendly employs. The dog rules are absolutely ridiculous. The dogs are not allowed to relieve them selfs except in the dog area. The park is also very noisy, caused by trains and an air port. We are staying in the park as I write this. You get the idea that you are under surveillance, because when you go out after dark to go to the dog walk, a watchman drives back to where you are. Will never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of our favorites. Campground is always pristine. Excellent open areas for dogs adjacent to campground. Free WIFI. The made to order breakfast and supper grill offers very good meals at a reasonable price. The sites are long and the roads are wide so maneuvering is very easy regardless of the rig size. The owner is very serious about pet owners cleaning up after their pets... Something we appreciate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stay here if you are active military - free. I paid for cable TV [$2] to get an 'upfront' site so I could use Wi-Fi. But I was never able to get connected to WiFi so I put up my HughesNet antenna. The park is overpriced. Not much to say for the park except that it had good 50amp [$2] and a long pull through. Hookups are side by side and my neighbor's 5th wheel bedroom slide was about 3 feet from my front room slide. I will only stay here again if necessary. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A fairly nice park, except for the individual who manages it. Within 5 minutes of our arrive, he confronted my wife in a very abusive and threatening manner about where she was walking our 2 small dogs in the nearly empty park. His demeanor and language was essentially a verbal assault and we were very uncomfortable there the rest of our stay. To anyone traveling with pets, avoid this park at all costs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were a bit tense about staying here because of so many reviews in which people had been evicted because of trouble with dogs (our Chihuahua can be noisy). We were especially careful with him and carried him to the walk areas to ensure no "accidents". The park was very clean, but there is some noise from the airport and the very busy railroad tracks. The owner was quite friendly and our dog behaved; we did not witness any unusual inspections or observations regarding pets. Overall, however, we thought the campground was overpriced. We would have felt much better had we been paying only $18 - $22 per night rather than $28. Note that this did include extra charges for 50-amp and cable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Original plan was to stay at local KOA. As retired military I liked this place even though just stayed one night. Active duty military stay free according to road sign. Nice friendly staff. Sites were level. If you are there on a night when they serve food be sure to treat yourself and partake. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. Would stop again if in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have camped here for many years but never again! If you have pets you are not welcome any more. We checked in and were told that the owner was on a rampage about pets. Since we had stayed there in the past and he had played with our dogs I checked in anyway. Big mistake, as we headed for the dog walk he came driving up screaming that those *&%#@ dogs better not pee on the way to the dog walk. Then he took off. As luck would have it the little one peed on the gravel beside the road. He slammed the car in reverse and tore back to us screaming that we were evicted along with a lot of expletives. I told him he knew us etc. He just kept screaming and then left at a high rate of speed. The motorhome owner next door was outside and had his mouth open. He said he could not believe what happened, since he had two dogs he decided to ask for his money back and leave also. On the way to the office to try and talk to him, we ran into a couple we had camped with at the previous campground, they were flabbergasted at what had happened, especially since I had recommended the park to them. When we got to the office he had left the campground completely. The girls at the desk said he always does things like this and then lets them take the heat. Her daughter even got on her bike and went to look for him, no luck. This park claims to cater to vets, no way. I am retired military and my wife served 10 years in her own right, I am greater than %100 service connected disabled. This is not a friendly place! We did not stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground but extremely noisy between the trains and airport. Fortunately the airport is not very busy at night. Employees were very curtious and helpfull. Would stay again but a little pricey for an overnight stay. They do take Good Sams discount of 10% We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Was a bit apprehensive given some of the violently negative posts about this place, but I'll tell you...I really appreciate the attention to security. Plus the place is AMAZINGLY clean, well-kept, and manicured. The gentleman at the desk was very courteous, if a bit unpersonal...but very professional. We checked in at 11pm at night...he met us right as we pulled up to the office...he had been viewing our progress up the driveway on closed circuit security cameras...a nice touch! When first approaching the property, you pull in the drive and proceed to the office, but the roads past the office are blocked with flag ropes after-hours. This gives the appearance that the place is closed, but what it also does is keep the riffraff out...another nice touch. This is only our second visit to an RV park, as we're new owners. I thought this was a bit pricey (we did get a Good Sam discount), but again, very worth the price when you consider how clean it is, how nice the gift shop is, and the attention to security. We'll definitely be back on our way back through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this campground several times and it has been a good experience each time. Not sure about the negative posts, but we have always been treated well by the staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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USA RV Park is a very nice facility. Hosts were friendly, everything was picked up and clean. I would recommend this park if you are traveling through Gallup, NM. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner here is a nightmare. He lets you have pets, but don't even think about it. He had me evicted at 7:00 a.m. when I took my dog out to go to the dog run, which was 1/4 mile from where we were given a site. My dog didn't make it and peed on the gravel at the corner. The owner came rushing up on his bicycle and yelled "Is that your dog"? to which I said yes, he said "you let your dog use my RV park as a toilet, you're evicted!!" He proceeded to keep on yelling at me, so I walked off. He then followed me as I went to my party's motorhome to let them know we had to leave RIGHT NOW!! After I left their motorhome, he followed me back to mine, yelling at me how awful I was and then that I was not allowed to speak! I called him a "Hitler", told him to go to "h" and went inside. He called the Gallup, NM police to escort us off grounds. He is a whacko, he never even saw the other dog owners let their dogs out to pee on their gravel in front of their sites, he was too busy harrassing me. I do NOT recommend this park unless you like being harrassed for such things. BEWARE OF THE MANIAC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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If only you had negative ratings. I say we camped here in Sep. 2005 but that is actually the day we had reservations. We had my wife's 80 year old father and 78 year old mother with us. We explained that we had a dog and were told that this would be no problem. So we rolled in around 7 pm tired and ready to relax. I stopped to motorhome at the office and got out with my wife to go register. My wifes father got out to take to dog for a walk and was heading out of the park to the street. All at once here comes a maniac yelling at the top of his lungs at my father-in-law and calling him every expletive he could think of. Over and over again this vile man spewed these derogatory names at him. I ran to his aid and was then the brunt of his anger. I have never seen anything like it. This is not a man but an animal of the worst kind. We got back in the moterhome and left, never to come back. I have since heard from a number of people who have had similar experiences, either because of pets or just because this animal did not like the way they looked. NEVER STAY HERE, YOU MAY BE EJECTED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Checked in for one night traveling west. Office people nice and made sure I was satisfied with my site. Certainly would make this a stop again if I were traveling that way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is well managed and provides information and assistance relative the Gallup area. They have a great barbque and breakfast cooked to order. Campground is extremely clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and courteous. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great RV park. The owner is everywhere making sure that everything is just right. The sites were gravel and level with full hookups, cable tv, and wifi available. The "Cowboy Cookout" was very good and reasonably priced. The entire place, including the bathrooms, showers and laundry room, were very clean and extremely well kept. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was an overnight stop for us. We didn't tell them we had two dogs and had no problems. There is not much to distinguish this place. Our site did not have cable although they claim to have it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a bad memory on a very long cross country trip. It's on the bottom of my list. It started as the desk clerk bragged about how he had evicted a couple [at check-in] because they let the dog out of their motor home. Then I was asked to sign a form that threatened me with eviction and or prosecution [local ordinance]. If my dog urinated on the road, as we walked to the dog run, I may be prosecuted and he would evict me. The rest of the check-in time I was subjected to rants about how good their little restaurant is and I should not bother to go into town. It was $27. for a full hook-up site, but he forgot to mention the cable did not work on my site. The modem is extra $. The advertised heated pool was empty and the pavement busted up. The sign on the rec. hall said under re-model and my neighbor said it has been for 3 years. The trailer life rating is way over-stated. We moved east the next day to Grants, New Mexico for half the price and none of the grief. On this website I have reviewed a few locations as a 9/10,many as a 7/8, some as a 3/4/5/6,but none as a 2. This is a 2. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was formerly the Gallup KOA but now under new independent ownership. Very
cooperative owners and personnel. I have stayed there in previous years and now the interior roads and sites have been leveled and cleaned up and roads paved. They have Wi-Fi but could not quite get it in my rig in back of park. Also have high speed LAN in laundry room and dial up modems. Have a very good cook out in season and breakfast. Well stocked store. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Never, never go to this awful place. It is owned by a totally wacked out psychotic who
called us (me, my wife and her 80 yo mother and father) every name you can imagine, *&!%!#, etc...and every other word out of his mouth was vile and degrading. He is not human but rather the devil on earth. Please avoid this horrible place We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 1 / 10 ]
The park is great. The manager is terrible. We had a group of 5 RV's in our club. When one
of our group registered, she agreed to the unreasonable pet rules and said she was in a hurry. After she had paid and started in to the park, the manager ran out and very rudely told her she was evicted. This lady is a widowed 74 year old music teacher and church organist. She was very disturbed and confused. When I went to see what was wrong we were all evicted without cause including a visit from Gallup Police who told us this happens all the time. Totally ruined our outing (550 miles) from home. We had to camp at Walmart that night. Have talked to Gallup Chamber of Commerce and Police have had many complaints similar to ours and have not been able to solve the problem. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 1 / 10 ]
We've stayed here several times before and like it just fine. It's very clean, the staff is friendly and they even have a better-than-average store/gift shop. The prices do seem more fair now that it's not a KOA anymore and, if anything, the facility is better than ever. We don't travel with our pets, so that's a non-issue for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Nice clean park but their list of pet rules and restrictions which you must sign makes me wonder why they even allow pets. God forbid if your dog has an accident on the way to the pet area. Also, I appreciate park security but sometimes it can get a bit ridiculous. After checking in and paying, we advised the office staff we were going to a local store before hooking up. We were gone 15 minutes at the most and when we returned we drove extremely slow by the office enroute to our site. As we were slowly driving towards our site we noticed an unmarked vehicle speed thru the park coming right at us head on blocking our path, he pulled right up to our bumper and jumped out of his car as though we were trying to rip something off. We showed him our receipt and he let us continue without an apology or anything. As we pulled into our site I saw the office clerk walking hurriedly toward our site with a threatening look on her face. When she saw the security guy drive off she returned to the office. I thought this was all a bit much and quite intimidating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Campground is basically a large gravel parking lot in an urban area. Not much distance between sites. A very few small trees, but it is NM after all. Located next to the airport, so we were awakened in the morning by airplanes taking off just over our heads. On the positive side, it had very clean showers and a nice laundry room, pool, and outdoor canteen area that served breakfast. Nice, medium-sized camp store. A big family restaurant is located next door. An OK site for an overnight or to take daytrips from, and there are not a lot of other parks to choose from in the area. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Same park as when it was a KOA but now about $5 cheaper. Roads are paved and nice wide sites are gravel. Each site has a table with plenty of room for slideouts and awnings. Pool was closed for the season. Need to post their prices in their registration office. Few trees, but it's NM. Sites are satellite friendly although they have complete cable service available. Will stay at park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is one of the most pristine campgrounds you will ever find. There is a nice pet area
on the grounds but hardly anyone uses it... Most opt to go thru one of the many openings provided in the wall into open country. One of the best pet sites we have ever been to. They do have an onerous pet restriction that must be signed, but the net of it is that if a pet owner does what they are suppose to do its a non issue... and the content is no different that most other campground pet restrictions.. We will camp there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Very clean, well maintained and desert landscaped. Staff polite, and knowledgeable. Quiet with good security. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
This would have been an excellent park if we did not have a dog. They are very unfriendly toward dog owners and you must sign a very long list of things that will get you thrown out of the park and charged a $25.00 sanitize fee. This was our last time at that park, it was a KOA park the last time we stopped there and it was very nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 2 / 10 ]
In the wee hours of the morning, my wife was treated like a criminal by someone who may have been the owner, an employee, or just someone who snuck in. The rules say that pets are allowed, but you will be well advised to bring no pet larger than a canary, and be sure to keep it quiet. Don't try to walk your pet to the pet walk area. Carry it in a brown paper bag. It has taken me a year to sufficiently put the bad experience behind us to write about it. (There's more to the story, and it's not pretty.) If we are stuck in Gallup overnight, I suspect we'd have a better night of it in a parking lot downtown. We will never, ever return to this campground, and it has soured us on all KOAs everywhere. KOA-Corporate's answer was to "buck" our complaint to the local owner, who (naturally) didn't respond. According to rumour, this is no longer a KOA. That makes no difference to us. Maybe KOA cancelled the franchise, but we won't return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Park is very clean. Nice gravel sites. Very nice pool. Provide outside cafe for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Office personnel were not helpful or friendly. In pattern of small airport, but wasn't bothersome. Although a nice park it seems a little overpriced. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice clean park. One of the nicer KOA's. Easy access gravel pull through sites. Nice view. We camped here in a camper.