2 Parks near Churchrock, New Mexico
May 2016 - $20.00
First, how to pay for a site here. If you go to the office inside the museum Mon-Fri. 8-4 you can pay with cash, check, or credit card and get a key to the bathrooms/ showers. After hours or weekends: a employee will come around during the evening and you can pay them with cash or check, I don't think they have the bathroom keys.
Second, picking a site. They have 2 main areas for camping. (Area 1) One is in area that has trees scattered about that offer some shade. (Area 2) The other one is a large parking lot without a lick of shade. Area 2 looks like it gets used for big events like rodeos and is mainly overflow.
Area 1 is close to an immense wall of Red Sandstone and has some shade. The thing about Area 1 is the sites are not well defined so campers tend to park their rv's any way they want, which leads to a lot of confusion as to where exactly the sites are. The sites are not all that level but should be in the range of most leveling systems.
If you get a key to the bathrooms you will find them clean and have showers with good pressure and plenty of hot water. The area is pretty quiet but you can hear the trains running up and down the main line of the BNSF all day and night long. On the plus side, they are not blowing their horns. There are a couple of nice hikes up in the red rock canyons behind the campground that are way beyond well marked and while not impossible to get lost, you'd have to work at it. Verizion MiFi works great. We spent several days here and will stop by again if in the area. - pumper9x9
Dec 2015 - $20.00
We found this city park during our trip to AZ for the winter. We usually stay overnight at Walmarts, but this park looked decent and was easy access from I40. What a great find (and WAY better than a Walmart parking lot????). We were going to just spend one night, but the hiking looked too good to pass up, so we stayed an extra day. Beautiful hiking trail amongst the red rock hills, very peaceful and quiet. Some of the trail is close to an edge with a significant drop off, so use caution if hiking with dogs (or children). The park itself used to be a state park but now is run by the city of Gallup. A city employee comes by every evening to collect the fees. Not that we wanted to use the bathrooms in the park, but they were locked and we were not given a key. Sites are decently flat, but all sand, as is the rest of the park. Not a problem during our stay, but if windy or raining, it could cause problems. Picknik table with concrete pad underneath and a grill/fire pit at most sites. Decent, quiet park if you need a place to stay in the area. - Jerry and Betsy
Oct 2015 - $15.00
50 amp site, W/E. Flat site on sand. Good Verizon and Direct TV coverage. Very nice little town park. Will stay here again. - Deniselg53
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Not many choices in the Gallup, NM area but this one is a gem. Well maintained campground that was easy to find. Staff was friendly and efficient. Camp store small but well stocked. Plenty of activities; get there before 5 pm if you want the BBQ. Site was level with good electric, water and sewage infrastructure. Definitely recommended if you are passing thru on I-40. - jl2000
Jul 2016 - $35.00
The park had a great pool and recreation area. The park was extremely clean and well taken care of. They offered a BBQ dinner with local music in the pavilion. Our site was pull-though and very level. The site was gravel with a paver patio and picnic table. - BamaGradx2
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Our 1st time. We stayed on 2 seperate nights. Very clean, great service, good food, quiet. - AZ Maximus