3 Parks near Holbrook, Arizona
Apr 2015 - $1.00
Crystal Forest is summed up in "you get what you pay for"; its FREE. If you are looking for free/cheep NO hookups this is the place. The area is dry dusty desert. But Free is Free.
Close to the Petrified Forest.
Easy to get in and out.
Not a lot of people.
Would stay again, if trying to save money. - Joekam
May 2014 - $10.00
To clarify precious reviews: Yes, two gift shops and same owner. The western gift shop has free camping, but no hookups. Some spots have a shady pavilion,and there are some teepees you could stay in for free, too. The eastern gift shop offers electric, 30amp, which does work, for $10. Neither has much in the way of food, just some candy bars, sodas and a six pack or two of Budweiser. Our kids (1, 3, and 12) had fun playing in the teepees and random petrified wood about the place. Great spot for a night or two while exploring the national park. - Nathan
Apr 2014 - $1.00
It is hard to rate this campground, because other than a good level campsites with a picnic table, there are no facilities such as electric, water or dump. However the price is right - free! The campground is situated so one can enter the North entrance of Petrified Wood National Park, tour the park with a RV, pulling a toad, and exit via the South entrance and within less than a mile, boondock at Crystal Forest Gift Shop Campground, at no cost. That can make a pleasant and rewarding day. - hoppytoad
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Nice park easy to enter and exit. Staff was nice. We would stay there again. - Bank
Sep 2015 - $36.00
Unlike all the other reviews I found the staff to be rude and not very helpful. The campground is basically a parking lot with connections. Needs lots of TLC and I'm surprised they are still a KOA. - User2398
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Our site was clean and level. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. This park is very convenient to Petrified Forest N.P. Easy to get into and park. - OB4123
Oct 2015 - $29.00
Spent two weeks here visiting family in AZ. This is an unique park with an interesting history. In the '70's a big coal fired power plant was being built, a multi-year project. A mobile home park was created to house the workers. This is what it became. One end still has manufactured homes, the other end is the rv park. What is odd is that the streets and alleys are dedicated to the city, so they are wide, asphalt, with lighting, and named with street signs. These streets dissect the park into three distinct sections. Normal town traffic traverses the park. This is a big park.
This is an exceptionally friendly park, check in was easy with very nice folks in the office who explain the parking scheme.
The sites are very long (think double-wides) with a pad left from the past.
Rv's enter from alternating sides then pull through to the other end.
It is hard to explain, but if done correctly there is an empty space on either side of each unit. You sure don't have to unhook anything. Utilities are easy if you follow the parking instructions, there are many sewer hookups at each site. Sites are level. Wi-Fi was good with four hot spots. Cable tv was very good with many clear channels.
This is the "High Country" it is sand and gravel and little rain. The park is Arizona attractive, no grass or flowers but they work very hard to have trees. All the trees have automatic irrigation. A grounds crew tends the trees and keeps the property looking neat as a pin. Had time to talk to the owners. They continue to plan improvements and are very proud of this well managed park.
Bathrooms are old and could maybe use updating of fixtures, but are very clean and functional. Much of the wear is probably from scrubbing and simply years of traffic. Showers were also nice and clean tile with lots of pressure and hot water. All very comfortable. Laundry is very big with many machines at 1.50. Well lit at night with police patrol.
This is a great old park and worth the stop. - Jack B
Oct 2015 - $35.00
The park is gravel with paved roads. The sites are long and narrow buddy sites, they have you pull to the end of the site and that gives you plenty of room for slides and more space. The sites are level and the hookups are close. Good over night or exploring the area. we will stay again. - JDR
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Good overnight campground in a desert setting. Sites are very narrow and long. The host requests that you park at alternating ends which work out fine. I was able to open my three slides with no problem. Level gravel sites and paved entry roads. I stayed here overnight and would return. - RetiredVagabond