1 Park near Churchrock, New Mexico
Oct 2015 - $20.00
We enjoyed this park. We arrived on a Wednesday after the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta so there were about 15 RV's in the park. The sites are all dirt but level with a picnic table (pretty old and used), a cement pad and 50/30/20 amp electric service with water. There are 2 dumps - and we used the one closest to the campground. It was a huge cement pad with 2 dumps.
We got there about 4:00, after the office was closed so found a spot under some trees, hooked up and waited for the camp ranger to roll around and we paid then. She gave us some maps of the area, a nice park brochure and a nice booklet about Gallup itself.
We were extremely lucky when 2 balloons took off one of the mornings we were there. We volunteered to help them launch and they told us to hop in. Wow. We got an hour long ride over the Red Rocks. What a thrill and so unexpected.
We got a key to the restroom from the ranger. They were clean but old.
A nice park and I'll agree with others that it was a hidden gem but it could be dusty in the wind. Verizon worked but there was no over-the-air TV. - swike
Oct 2015 - $20.00
A former NM state park, now operated by city of Gallup. We used the RV campground Sunday, Oct 11, 2015, and this was a problem.
The park campground has locked restrooms, and you can only get a key when you pay. You can't make phone-only reservations or pay on weekends, phones aren't answered, no staff on site during entire weekend. No porta potty as backup for day visitors. We were in a Coleman tent trailer, and the campers in next site let us use their RV toilet.
No campground map is available, no entry information describing where office is located, no information where primitive sites are located, no host site. No senior, military or long-term discounts.
Roads are paved and fairly easy to navigate. My site had a new steel picnic table. The firebox was turned upside down and unusable. Electric pole was convenient, but water spigot had no pressure, had to use another site's water. Sites are mixed in size, shape and level. No cable or phone connections. Cell phone reception is good with Verizon. No dump station.
Landscaping is minimal, no ground cover on the bare sand, occasional low-grade deciduous trees drip sap on vehicles. Any wind may produce a sandstorm in campground. Rainstorms may wash out some campsites. Drivepads are crumbling asphalt.
Nearby BNSF railroad is a major freight line and runs large, noisy mile-long loads all night long with multiple engines.
The nearby Red Rocks are absolutely spectacular, a photographer's dream. Fairly easy to climb, but not handicap accessible. Endless natural beauty. Unmarked, unmaintained trails. Elevation about 6,500'.
Overall Value unknown - wasn't able to pay.
Overall Cleanliness unknown - couldn't get into locked bathrooms, so marked as None available. - dave3114
Aug 2015 - $20.00
This is a beautiful park several minutes North of I-40 and is a City of Gallup, NM park. The attendant was very courteous and pointed us to one of the longest pull thru spaces that would accommodate our Motorhome without detaching our tow. I had read that the park was very dusty when windy and that was a fact. We arrived right before a thunderstorm and there was red dust blowing around. But when the rains came, the dust was settled. But we did have to take our shoes off before entering the coach as they were caked with red dirt. It is a very beautiful and stunning location and some nice trails to take. Very good value for an overnight stop as well. The busy train line to the south has frequent trains all nightlong and you can hear the rumble of the trains but there were no whistles blowing which was a plus. With the windows up, you wouldn't hear very much of the trains. - elduque