12 Parks near Canyon, Texas
Apr 2015 - $1.00
We pulled through this place because it's on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon. Only one RV was there in a Huge flat, level lot on the canyon rim. Office was locked with no way to contact anyone even though it was a Wednesday afternoon. As I said, no one was camped there either. Access to bathrooms/showers was blocked by litter and garbage, and some sort of tower under construction, probably for a zip-line. This place appears to be out of business as a campground. - Lost
Mar 2014 - $15.00
We wound up at this campground after being evacuated from Palo Duro Canyon State Park because of an uncontained grass fire. The owners were very friendly and helpful and kept the office open late to accommodate us refugees from the State Park. It was nine at night but a young man offered to guide us to our site and make sure we got hooked up all right. I did not find the park to be the horror the previous poster claimed. I did not use the restrooms, and I did not see garbage piled up. We did see some broken sewer caps. The office building is run down, but we felt it more important that we were treated kindly and were not taken advantage of in a difficult situation. Bottom line is that the place is in need of some upgrades and maintenance, but it was quiet, and we would not hesitate to stay here again. The grounds were easy to maneuver in our 37' fifth wheel, and we had a great Verizon cell signal. We got a discounted fee I assume because of the late arrival and short stay. - bgbassman
Sep 2013 - $25.00
We ended up here for one night after heavy rain closed campground access at Palo Duro State Park. This place is next door to the park. The sites are behind a dilapidated building housing an across-the-canyon zip line. The camping area is a grassy field, with old electric pedestals, some of which appeared broken. Many sewer covers were broken. The bathrooms were filthy. There are no shower facilities. Garbage is piled next to two small containers at the corner of the main building. We were glad to leave for our park campsite the next morning when the road was finally accessible. Avoid this place for camping. - leorah
Jul 2016 - $24.00
We had a good stay, but it was sticker shock about the per person per night extra fee that got to us. We saw a road runner. Campground is down in canyon with 10% down grade but manageable. Lots of hiking and such here. - Firebuster
May 2016 - $33.00
We stayed in the Mesquite area. IMHO this park should be on everyone's visit list. It's just a beautiful place! Entrance road is steep (10%), but easily managed by our 40 ft motorhome, although we did undo the toad first. Our site (83) had a fine view of the canyon, reasonable distance from neighbors, good water and electric, and AT&T phone coverage. It was reasonably level. It did look like it could get muddy in the rain. There were some pretty deep ruts in the dirt. - Just Dave
Apr 2016 - $24.00
Advertised as the "Grand Canyon" of Texas and the Number One rated State Park of the U.S. I cannot comment on the first claim as this was our first stay at a TX state park. As for the second claim, I suspect that polling was done in Texas, by Texans. Very pretty area with great views and topography with some gorgeous hiking trails, but not close to being in our list of the best state parks. An older park that really isn't well maintained, but they are working on it. The sections of the road that get flooded are being worked on, but there is a long way to go. Gravel narrow tight roads, gravel/asphalt sites which are mostly level from what we saw, but most are not big rig friendly. After checking out the area, we stayed at the Sagebrush campground which we liked best. Great views and not as dusty as the other areas. While our site was pretty narrow on the passenger side, the driver's side had no nearby campsites. Most of the sitting areas were on the side of the sites, but ours was right behind the RV, so we had no views of neighbors and it was like we the entire area to ourselves. Park Rangers were mostly rude and almost dangerous when driving on the narrow campsite road (we were almost hit TWICE when walking on roads by the SAME ranger). Showers where scary, smelly, and disgusting. Zero Verizon coverage in the canyon which sucked, but a short drive up to the top once a day to check email was no problem. Again, a very pretty area, and we will be back, but maybe you should lower your expectations if based on other reviews. - Jerry and Betsy
May 2016 - $25.00
Not a vacation destination, but a perfectly adequate overnight stop or a headquarters to explore the Palo Duro State Park. The north end is permanent trailers, the overnighters stay in the south end. Yes, it's near the freeway, but what RV park isn't? Freeway noise was not bothersome, but it was cool and our windows were closed. Site was level and long enough for the biggest RV not to unhook the toad. Park was clean, staff friendly. Price quoted is with Good Sam discount. We'd overnight there again. - renodick
Apr 2016 - $25.00
The Park is renovating the only women's room and therefore the single bathroom had to be shared by both men and women with a card outside describing which gender was currently using the facility. Apparently on Sunday nobody is home since there was no toilet paper in one of the two stalls in the only bathroom. This is a big park so you ended up having to wait to use the facility.
The site itself was level. The hookups worked well. The RV Park is close to Canyon TX with restaurants and grocery stores nearby. There are a number of newly planted trees and some existing mature trees. - PBR
May 2015 - $25.00
This is a private park right off I-27, very convenient for visiting Palo Duro Canyon but not in the state park. If it weren't for the convenience and not wanting to take our big 5th wheel down the steep road into the canyon we wouldn't have been there. Office person was very nice but the whole place is a dump. Overgrown with weeds, permanent rigs in varying states of decay, spaces too close together, area further down the street looked like a slum. It looked so bad we were really nervous about staying there but no one bothered us during our two days there. Would absolutely not stay again, but we'll never go to Palo Duro Canyon again either. Once was enough. Right after going to the major national parks out west it was definitely underwhelming. - all4pets
Aug 2013 - $33.00
Website price said $29 actual was $33. They say pull through sites which is true; however, only if your about 25 ft. You have to unhook your tow vehicle as it will hang out in the road. Most modern pull throughs will accommodate 38~40ft rigs with tow vehicles or trailers. Bottom line way to short. Sites are gravel and fairly level. Internet was very slow and would lose connect every 15 minutes. If you're in a 5th wheel you will have to unhook. We where not the only disappointed customers. Will look at other options when in the area. - Sharjeep
Oct 2012 - $26.00
A great little park when passing through Amarillo. The manager is extremely pleasant and helpful. We stumbled upon this park and were pleasantly surprised. The sites are level, the noise level from the Interstate is minimal, the water is well water and wonderful. Two wells on the property! We drained our city water and refilled there. Would definitely stop on our way through again. - cookie s
May 2012 - $26.00
It's an OK place, spots are CLOSE together, but the place is reasonable, mostly permanent campers here but we found everyone to be friendly. For an overnight say, it's acceptable. I had to laugh to myself when I read the sign that has word 'resort' in the name. Hardly. Close to I-40 but not too noisy. I would avoid the east end of town. My son is in the area here and he says that the west side of town is better. - Jim Tadlock
Apr 2016 - $25.00
What the others said about this campground is still true almost a year later, same sweet old man, same price, gravel, sites close together, quiet, convenient. Laundry facilities ($1 per wash and dry, 2 sets) and bathroom facilities are in good condition. Some loose dogs, but not a single issue with my dogs. It is about 1/2 mile walk down the access road to the Cadillac Ranch. - MichelleKry
May 2015 - $25.00
Very neat entrance and easy to access. Right off the freeway.
It was past office hours, but the elderly gentleman who managed the place came right over in his golf cart and checked us in. Nicest guy you could ever meet...could've been my grandpa. Price was fair.
Park was fairly full mostly permanents or monthlies (some need cleaned out, but overall not bad). Roads were gravel. Sights were gravel. Our sight was NOT level. Utilities were perfectly located. Very easy to get situated. Gentleman helped me get straight and even in the back. Barely fit and had to unhook (although he said staying hooked up wasn't an issue if I was comfortable with it).
We are actually in West Amarillo which may be an issue for 'walkers'. You will have to drive to town, but not far. Freeway noise is there, but not bad. Nice privacy fence along frontage road. Some trees and some shade.
I felt the value was good.
Pleasant stay and would come again. - phillipakelley
Jun 2014 - $25.00
Believe this park has recently changed owners/name - no web site but phone number was good. Called ahead same day and was able to get site with late arrival (manager even came around to see that we found the site). The sites are close together and looked to be older. No problem leveling our rig and hooking up. There were several long-term residents. The car display and large cowboy statue are a nice touch. This park just east of the Cadillac ranch outside of Amarillo. Easy access to I-40 and there was some road noise (didn't keep us up at night though). A good choice for our overnight stay. - Dave Hole
Jun 2016 - $33.00
We camped here three nights on site 151. The site was near the indoor pool. The hot tub has been removed and does not look like it will be replaced. Our site was very long and ample room for our truck, 5th wheel toyhauler and our motorcycles. 50 amp service, water and sewer hookups. Cable TV was OK, some channels did not come in good. WiFi was excellent. Gander Mt right behind us and Sam's Club just on the other side of interstate 40. Diesel at Sam's Club was 1.99 which made our fill up great. We would stay here again. - New yorker
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Rate is based on old weekly rate of $175 (250 now). Park is on the west side of Amarillo, by far the best park in town, but not perfect. The good: staff is friendly, reservations and check-in is efficient. Grounds are clean, nice ponds with ducks. Enough trees for some shade. Sights are level, gravel; mostly pull thru with fences separating each site, nice touch but close. Concrete patio with table. Full hook up. Very unique gift store attached to park. There is an indoor pool, no hot tub, a couple of rooms with washer/dryers and restroom/showers, a fitness room, all of which looked cleaned. The dryer we used didn't work and we had to take our items back to the RV to dry them. There is a basketball court, fenced dog run and plenty of room to walk. The bad: rates have gone up to $42 a night, but they do offer some discounts. Roads are dirt, if driving slowly no problem. The long term residents know when the office closes there is no one around to monitor the park. Speed goes up though the park after hours, raising the dirt and dust. There are a lot of full time worker/residents here. Some are neat and tidy, others are junky. Also after hours, the dogs come off leash and the pickup rule for waste is ignored. When the office is open, this doesn't occur. This park has great potential to be a destination in itself, but we felt the permanent worker population here is ruining the atmosphere. - Fixn2gocamp
Jun 2016 - $38.00
I stayed here a couple of years ago and they had some things under construction and were supposed to be improving, so I gave them a second shot.
The old guy at the desk seemed angry when I asked to use my Good Sam
discount. I also let him know I was a repeat customer. Of course he could not find me in their computer system.
I was given a spot in what was obviously a transient area. The light on my pedestal was busted and the cable was so grainy and snowy it was unusable. So I walked about 5 rows back to the office, to let them know.
Old man claimed they were ordering parts. That was the same line I heard two years ago.
The WIFI is working so far and so is the electric. Their sewer connections are tiny. I could not use it if I wanted to. Almost $40 is a rip off for this place. Luckily I can pick up over the air channels. Their cable selection is a joke anyway, even if I could see it through all the snow.
One of their maintenance guys came over and was working on the spot next to me. He told me the cable parts were for a different section, not where I was. He checked the connection in my Pedestal and it was tight.
Yes, the cable connection is under the pedestal lid, about four inches from the electric plugs. Stupid design.
This place won't see another dime from me and hopefully not from you. - RVWriter
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Easy in and out! A bit windy so no awning out. Utilities worked well. - DR Rogers
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Very well maintained except someone broke off the screw top to the sewer connection, so we just used it as a drop in. Price was for 50/30 amp, water, and sewer. Cable TV had 41 channels. Water pressure was 40 PSI. Lots of pull-through sites. There were no picnic tables, no pool, playground, or fire rings. There were many small trees and bushes, but really none big enough for shade. Driveways were asphalt. Sites were all concrete slabs with patios and gravel in between the sites. There is a grassy area at one end for walking the dog. The wind was out of the south so we didn't have the cattle feed lot smell we had in the past. AT&T phone service was 5 out of 5 bars; Verizon was 4 out of 5 bars. There was no trash pickup at the sites. The Wi-Fi strength was excellent, but the response was slow (5 to 20 seconds) and we were disconnected several times. Lots and lots of flies; maybe from the feedlots. - RVTravelerToo
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Stayed at the recommendations of friends. Park was very clean, spacious pull through sites and staff was very helpful. Restrooms were clean. - Traveler100
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is one of the most well maintained campgrounds we've seen. The graveled sites were dragged flat, the grass trimmed & the laundry was clean. Coffee & donuts in the morning at the office..................... Couldn't be better. - tejas two
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Only after we signed in did we find out the wifi is only good in the clubhouse areas, not from your rig. The guide directed us to our site, made sure everything was working and explained the park has 80 psi water pressure and to use a reducer for the pressure, otherwise we could have issues. - weighit
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Stayed here on a Saturday night en route to Colorado. Just north of the interstate. The facilities were clean - did not use the pool or showers. No cable TV available; also, the WiFi is only available in the clubhouse area when they are open. We did go in the clubhouse to use the WiFi. There were coffee and donuts in the clubhouse in the morning.
If I was to stay in Amarillo again I would probably try a different RV park which offers more amenities for a comparable price. - Gtown
Jul 2016 - $33.00
Staff was nice and the park was clean however, the place is a little run down. We stayed in a pull though for one night just passing through. Would stay here again. - MovinOnDownTheRoad
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Very convenient, friendly, clean, and accommodating. We arrived after hours, followed the clear instructions for selecting a site, and pulled in with no problem. All sites were pull-throughs, and the space between sites was wider than most rv parks. Plenty of trees and shade. LARGE dog walking area and separate dog 'park'. Some sites even have private gated areas in the site for your pet, at NO extra cost. There were some permanent residents scattered here and there, but it was not obvious. We will definitely stay here again. - BranTaylor
Jul 2016 - $33.00
We stayed one night as we were passing through the panhandle. It is not a destination but if you need somewhere to stay for one night - it is good enough. The price is good as well. There are issues at this park. First, roads are narrow and navigation requires some skill if you are over 30 feet long. Second, there is no WiFi at the park. However, it is right off of Loop 335 on the east side of town with plenty of restaurants and fuel stations just minutes away. The family that owns this place are super nice. - cgaskins
Jul 2016 - $27.00
This is a handy RV park for an overnight stay. Most of the residents are permanent, but the owner lives onsite and we have stayed here several times with no issues. The interior roads are a patchwork of asphalt and more patches are needed. This used to be a drive-in theater and the office was obviously the concession stand and projection booth and the reason for the unusual contours of the park. Shorter rigs may not have much to level but longer ones may depending on the site. The folks who own and run this place make up for the shortcomings. - Trailbuddy
May 2016 - $35.00
Older park that looks like it used to be a drive in theater. lots of long term people. Reasonable clean. Hard to level up. - wchape
Apr 2016 - $26.00
The lady that answered the phone and greeted is a sweet as can be. Many RV items in office/store. Good directions to campground and good advice about routes given. Campground is built on the side of a hill, so the roads inside have at least a 6 degree tilt. Roads are paved with many patches to ruts and there is actual grass trying to grow in between the sites. Significant ruts plus the slope will pop items out (drawers, closet doors) if you go too fast. Leveling was done manually, resulting in a big drop off the step out the passenger door. I wanted to like this place, but the continuous din of dogs (multiple, big and small) barking past midnight, trucks with no mufflers tearing up and down the highway below the park, and people yelling (10:30pm) just didn't make for a restful night. Walking my dogs was not pleasant (uphill/downhill/slope/ruts). I am thankful they had a spot easy to get in and out of towing a car, but the noise factor (dogs and people) would put me off staying again, unless a storm was blowing that would drown out the other noise. - GoldSeeker