2 Parks near Gallup, New Mexico
Oct 2016 - $35.00
We have been here several times in the past and have found this to be a good stop on I-40 in western NM. There are a variety (as to amperage and hook ups (FHU or just W&E). I believe all sites are pull through with 60+ channel cable. Many sites are also satellite friendly. There are 4 cabins near the office. There is a second bath/shower/laundry facility (besides the one in the main building) along the back row of the park. As usual on this trip, the WIFI was fine until dark. The pool was closed for the season. There is also a large playground area. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful. I saw no signs of recycling. - Jerry S
Oct 2016 - $37.00
Stayed here as a stop over after leaving the Balloon Festa. Very nice park with friendly staff. Had a pull thru in back of park with plenty of room for coach and toad. Cable TV worked great with lots of channels. Sites where gravel and were level. - roaming around
Oct 2016 - $34.00
We've been on a 5-week cross-country trip and this was one of the nicest campgrounds we stayed at. There's a nice store and the campground has fresh gravel and is level. The management plans various activities for the guests. While we didn't care much for the town of Gallup, the campground is close to the downtown area. Very good cable reception and Wi-Fi. - jconnally
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