6 Parks near Mexican Hat, Utah
May 2014 - $29.00
The manager was friendly and helpful at first but turned sullen later over a safety issue. He told us about Muley point which turned out to be a panoramic vista of Monument Valley and the San Juan river. He also told us about other sites (Valley of the Gods). restaurants (mostly cafe types) and groceries some 24 miles away. The park is definitely bare bones; it is all gravel with bush-type trees. It is bounded by a single wide trailer on one side, a run down trailer court in the back, and a dirt parking lot for river rafters on the other side. If you walk toward the river you may find some small oil wells and some roaming neighborhood dogs. I think it is overpriced for what you get. The manager has a dingo type dog that he lets loose in the morning and it charged at me both mornings we were there growling and snarling! The manager made excuses, minimized the incident, never apologized, and never leashed it! - mountainmanmike
Apr 2014 - $29.00
Not much more than a stopping off point for Monument Valley and Goosenecks. Good antenna TV reception. Stayed one night and that was enough to do the Valley visit and State Park, then moved on. First place on the north side of town next to a small church - park is out back of an old convenience store. - SailorGolf
Sep 2012 - $25.00
We thought this was a really weird place. Mexican Hat is a community of approximately 85 people. The fellow running the park seemed a bit off and strange. He told us right off jump that he made no money off the park, only off the beer he sold tons of to the locals. Later, we noticed several quite young teen-aged girls getting off the school bus and trekking upstairs to the living quarters above the store/office and leaving after about an hour (??) We only stayed one night here--we were too creeper out. Just a place to stop and catch some sleep if you really have to. - Rizzles LaRue
Aug 2016 - $10.00
The road to this park is paved and easily driven. Entrance is $5 if you just want to see the view or camping fee is $10/night. The gate attendant was there until 6:30pm and returned the next morning at 7:30ish. There are about 8 sites with fire rings and picnic tables, but you can drive further on a a rocky unpaved road to other undeveloped sites. This is dry camping, no water spigot and a vault toilet which smelled when you got close to it. The view of the canyon is spectacular especially when you are camped a few feet away. You can hike along the edge, but not much else to do. It did get a bit windy (tents might be difficult) and there is no shade. At sunset, the canyon colors change, at night the stars are magnificent. We camped here for one night and are glad we did. - mohocamper
Aug 2016 - $10.00
This is a very remote park. It is all about the views here. No power, water, or amenities (there is a bathroom).
There are not very many campsites, so they are roomy, and there are times when you may have most of the park to yourself.
You can choose to park/camp right on the edge of the canyon.
This is a true treasure - and if you are a sucker for canyon views, this is a great place to spend a few days just taking them in. Also - there are some other interesting geological features nearby. - AngelaS
Nov 2014 - $10.00
Sadly, Goosenecks is no longer free. It is now $2 entry fee and $10 to camp. The "park" is basically a scenic overlook. There are vault toilets. Closer in sites have fire rings and picnic tables. You can follow the road out further on the point and access other sites with no amenities but the road has big rocks and is rough. I gave 7 stars for the amazing view. I camped 10' from the edge on a full moon night and it was magical. However, I think $10 is a bit much as I've stayed at BLM CGs with similar amenities, and more things to do like hiking etc., and they were free. Like I said, this is a scenic overlook, there's nothing to do but look over the edge and go Wow! I guess the fee sure has thinned the herd, though, as there were only 2 other RVs. Oh, surprisingly good AT&T 3G data here. That was unexpected. - Gail K
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This dry campground is located within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. We choice this campground over others near the area because of this location. We arrived later in the day, were able to unhook, and then drive the loop through the Valley at our leisure. The sunset view from our RV was stunning. What a beautiful setting. The hotel is adjacent but far enough away so you don't get traffic through the campground. We had the breakfast buffet up at the hotel and shopped at the gift shop. I thought the jewelry selection offered here was one of the best I'd seen. - AspenTrailmama
Sep 2015 - $41.00
We chose this campground based on previous reviews. Did not work out like prior reviewers. Our view was great until the group tent campers moved in and parked directly in front of us. And the one end of the campground is like a freeway, with a gravel road, and lots of dust from all the traffic driving by to check out the views. The end with minimal dust is located behind all the little cabins. On another note, we went to check out the guided trips thru the park and was told that the cost for a 2 1/2 hour trip was $130 per person. We said," OK, thanks" and walked away. The guide said, "wait............if that is too much money (which it was in our minds) we can drop the price for you". We kept walking, as it felt like we were being taken advantage of. This is a beautiful part of the world, and we are hoping that the sunsets and sun rises will be worth it, and drive thru the park on our own. - Scotter
Apr 2015 - $40.00
For your $41.95 you do not get any hook up, no water, no electricity - which is outrageous. The campground is on top of a hill, so if it's blowing, it is very unpleasant. On the plus side you have a great view of the Mittens. The fee to come into Monument Valley is $20 per car, so it's better to stay in the park if you want to do multiple trips to see the sights. The free wifi is really only available in the office. The restrooms are excellent. There is a family toilet with change table, a single women, a single mens. Then mens and women combined multiple showers and toilets. Then a disabled bathroom with toilet, shower and basin in a large room. The water is hot and strong. There are bins for your rubbish. A dump station is at the end of the campground. - Pilbara
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Simi-level, back-in dirt site with electric and water. No sewer. Friendly staff. Access to restrooms and showers. Staff provides Monument Valley Tours. Quiet. Added bonus: wild mule roams free. - starrview
Nov 2016 - $35.00
We stayed at the campground two nights. Despite freezing temperatures, the stay was enjoyable. Helpful friendly staff, nice campsites. I found it odd that they sell firewood at the campground store but there's no fire rings. Beautiful scenery. - ArmandV
Oct 2016 - $56.00
Stayed 4 nights, full hookups, nice laundry, pretty good view of monument valley at a few of the sites, there is a local 10-20 minute hiking trail from the campground. Sites 34 and 45 are ideal. - RET CWO4 USCG
Oct 2016 - $55.00
Despite being a tad overpriced, Gouldings RV park is on my list to stay if I return to that area. The staff is friendly, the park is very clean, and the RV spaces are easy in and out. Very clean, trash containers close to the sites. Utilities functioning, though water pressure was a bit low. The facilities (bath, laundry, pool) are not centrally located, though, so if you're parked on the far edge, it's a trek. On the whole, it is very clean. The resort shows John Wayne movies for free in it's tiny theatre - each night rotating through a few movies that were filmed there - Stagecoach (BW) being the most popular as it was John Wayne's breakout role and showcased Monument Valley, initiating the public to its wonders.
The grocery store is not really walking distance because the RV park section of the resort is up a steep hill from it. The on-site laundry facilities are clean but overpriced. The laundry facilities near the store were even more expensive. - Oregon5er
Sep 2016 - $8.00
Brief, one night stay. The campground is perfect for pre-launch river trip stay or a quiet night just travelling through. Beautiful petroglyphs. Some shade and the beautiful San Juan River. Beautiful Country. - Canyon Wren
Sep 2016 - $8.00
An adequate, basic place to stay with no hook-ups. Next to San Juan river, so expect mosquitoes. No access to water here, but there is a boat launch nearby. Pit toilets and a water spicket at entrance. Road noise. It beats staying in a commercial RV park. - Camden12
Aug 2016 - $15.00
Stayed here two nights. Loop A is for tents, Loop B has RV sites, about 3 can fit very big rigs. Sites are fairly level, some near the San Juan River, some near the petroglyphs. There are no hook-ups but there is a water spigot and pit toilets. There is a boat launch area for accsess to the river.
The mosquitoes can get bad, especially closer to the river so make sure you have bug spray. We found it quiet and we used it as a base to explore Bluff, Monument Valley, Hovenweep and Goosenecks. The closest grocery store is 30 minutes away in Blanding, UT but there is a small convenience store in Bluff. - mohocamper