2 Parks near Gallup, New Mexico
Feb 2017 - $37.00
Good for a one night stay. Campground is fine; everything works. Airport and train noise depending on wind direction and flight pattern. Not much to Gallup other than the El Rancho Hotel and Cafe. It is an old Rte 66 standby; lots of movie star photos and storys. Worth an hour or so and the food is OK too. - Bojangles
Feb 2017 - $38.00
We stayed here in December on our way to Utah from Texas and again in February on our way back to Texas. The park is about a 1.2 miles off of I40. Friendly staff and laid out nicely. They have heat tape on their spigots and exposed water pipes as it gets cold here. The only downside are the trains and planes. The airport is basically next door so you get some noise during the landings. Train tracks run behind the park. It really wasn't bad and certainly didn't keep us from getting a good nights sleep. They do treat veterans very nice here as current military stay free and former military receive a steep discount. - OpenRoadJedi
Jan 2017 - $33.00
This was a quick overnight stay but seemed like a real nice park. Check in was quick and very professional. Almost all the sites are pull thrus, pea gravel, and ours was very level (most of the rest appeared to be as well). There were actually two sewer hookups to choose from and the water & electric were in good shape and conveniently places. There was also a small patio with a picnic table. The sites are fairly close together but not as bad as a lot of parks we've been to. The roads are paved and easy to maneuver And the free wi-fi actually worked! Didn't use the restrooms/showers but checked them out and they were very clean, very bright, and modern. Didn't get a chance to check out the laundry room, but judging from the restrooms I would expect it'd be pretty nice. Also didn't get to use the dog park, but nice that they have one. In my opinion, $32 and change (Good Sam) for a full hook up 30 amp site is a good price for such a nice clean park easily accessible off the Interstate and close to town. Would definitely stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Sep 2016 - $20.00
This is a beautiful, quiet campground. At $20 E & W, I think it's a good deal. We didn't bother going over to the museum to pay, just picked a spot and waited for the attendant to come get our payment. We understood from reading the prior reviews that that probably meant we wouldn't get a key for the restrooms, but we didn't need them. The setup is slightly confusing, but no big deal. It is all sand and since it had rained heavily the prior day there were some soft areas and some puddles but not a big deal. Plan accordingly. The utilities were well placed and worked properly. The site only required very slight leveling, and there are garbage pails about every two or three sites which I really appreciated. Verizon signal was very strong. We might even stay an extra night and would certainly stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2016 - $22.00
From what we understand, this is a "Lions-Club" sponsored City Park, on property owned by the Navajo tribe. Museum, rodeo arena, horse stalls, picnic areas, hiking trails, "main" and "west" campgrounds; we were in the main campground. Pretty much open area, with some cottonwood and mesquite trees - some sites pretty shady. All areas are dirt, some gravel, some grass, most internal roads paved; about 112-115 sites. Power and water were both good; hardware in good repair. Wish we'd had more time, as there were a couple trails we would have liked to hike. Good value - nice park, for overnite. Hookup placement caused a bit of confusion - fortunately not too full this nite. Park not designed by RV-savvy designer. Watch for gopher holes. - jtids
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