This is my second visit to this RV park. I paid the PA rate. It is right on route 66 in town. The owners are very friendly and helpful--true hosts. The park is clean, tidy and well maintained. Sites are easy to get through and level. All the hookups are handy and in good condition. I am amused by the quirky motel that is around it--it is no longer being used and it is apparent that the RV park was built in what was the courtyard. Of course all along 66 in town there are restaurants--check Yelp for helpful reviews. There is a grocery store at the west end of town and you can get propane at the Conoco on the east end of town. Between the park and the Conoco is a Kmart. Down the street a few blocks on the north side of the street is a nice laundromat. You will know it by the washer woman sign above it. I like the quirkiness of Tucumcari and I really like this park and look forward to staying here again.
Second visit to this park. It is OK for a night or two. Spots are level and easy to get in and out of. Sewer hook-up was too far back for me to use but I did not need it. This visit there were a few permanent residents which was fine, they were quiet--but there were two dogs running around loose at different times. They did not appear aggressive but it still made me worried for my dog while I was walking him. He is a little guy so I wound up carrying him back to my rig. Because you do self check in, there was no one I was aware of that I could say something to about the loose dogs. While the planes do not fly over often, the park is under the flight pattern of the airport. This park is cheap and easy access from I-40 --and as they say, they are set up for a place to stop for the night--but if I can't walk my dog . .. I may just pay extra and find another park in Amarillo-so not sure if I will come back again.
This is my second visit to this RV park. It is located between I-40 and 66. Easy to get to either route. The spots are level and easy to get in and out of. My only complaint is the sewer hook-up was too far back to use. So I saved it for my next stop. You check in at the convenience store which is in front of the park. There is also a restaurant next door. I went to the restaurant at my last visit but did not this time. The restaurant is fine but I am a vegetarian so my options were limited-- I passed this visit. Even though the park is near I-40 there is barely any noise coming from it. I could stand outside and watch the trucks go by and barely hear them--and no sound when inside. Texola is very nearly a ghost town--but not quite. If you are fascinated by decaying structures and taking photos of them, this is the place. I drove up the road closer to the town proper and just walked around with my dog and my camera. Hours of fascinating images. A fifteen minute drive down 66 back into Erick OK will take you to a fascinating building in the middle of town that is covered with historic signs. It turned out on both trips I went there on a Sunday so if one can get inside the building to see if it is also as delightful, I do not know. It used to be a butcher shop. There is a bank. And a cafe--also closed on Sunday. I think the grocery is open on Sunday though--it is right by the aforementioned building. About twenty minutes or so the other way, going into Texas is Shamrock. There is lots there for eating and shopping and the art deco building that is now the chamber of commerce is a delight to see. I think this is a great place to stop if you are traveling between Oklahoma City and Amarillo. I am a woman traveling alone and I like to keep my drives short and my RV parks quiet and clean. I will come back here again and again.
I wanted to stay somewhere close to El Paso so I could deal with getting through there early in the day. Vado is very close. This park charges $38 a night, so one would expect something nice for the money. $38 is not in my budget, but I got in on the Passport America rate. I still expected something nice for my $19 as I often find nice, clean, tidy ones for half that. This park is run down, dusty, and surrounded by a hodgepodge of inaccessible buildings that may have one time been part of the park. My guess is that most of the people there are employed nearby. The pluses: The park is easy and close to get to from the freeway and easy to get back on the freeway. The site was level and hookups were easy to access. There are shade trees but being there late winter and the trees being bare, they were not something I could experience and comment on. In fairness to the managers/owners, my guess is that this is an old run down park they have taken over and may in time spruce up. It looked like construction materials had been brought in (or perhaps being removed? I don't know.) That being said, there is one thing they cannot fix and that is the odor coming from the feedlots down the road. This is not the place you will be sitting outside in the evening; though I noticed the odor was less pungent than earlier in the day. If you are like me, looking for a place west of El Paso to stop before braving the congestion --and don't mind paying more than your money's worth, this is an OK stop for one night--just keep your doors and windows closed.
Prior to staying at New Horizons I stayed at two other parks in Fresno. Both were very nice. This trip I decided to stay at a park that was convenient for my needs while in Fresno, competitively priced, close to highway 99, and had gotten at least one favorable review somewhere. I planned on staying a week, but because of obligations in Fresno I wound up staying nearly three. I enjoyed every day at this park. It is old and in some disrepair as old parks can be, but don't let that scare you away. The grounds are clean and the landscaping is well maintained. It was also very quiet no matter the time of day. While the park is mostly full time residents (some are there to work temporary jobs), almost all the units are newer or with "good skin" and in good repair. Some people had their area landscaped in lovely and creative ways. The laundry room is convenient and always clean-- but bring your own quarters--cannot get change there. You can walk your dog through the park--there are plenty of grassy areas if that is what your dog prefers. I was parked in the very front across from the manager. The spot has a concrete patio right outside the door and as the units "parallel park" my door faced away from the road so my spot was very private--across from me was a hedge that separated that spot from a house outside the park. The park is not in the best part of town -- none of them are--but the manager is friendly, takes pride in the park and makes sure it is a pleasant place to stay. As a single woman traveling alone, that alone speaks for the positive review I give this park. I plan to go back through Fresno in a few months and will definitely stay here again.
This is one of the loveliest parks I have stayed in and I have stayed in many. It is a large county park with many old trees and a small lake. I stayed at the Lakeview section that with a Passport America discount was only $12.50 a night for water and electric plus a dollar a day for my dog. There is an easy access dump station. It would have been $17.50 for full hookup. There is a view of the lake from this campground as well as snow capped mountains and dozens of little black ducks that came into the RV area to peck around for food. The restrooms and laundry room (and only a dollar each to wash and dry!) were spotless and the laundry room has new front-loading washers. It is a short drive to downtown Riverside --and the historic Mission Inn which is a must see while you visit here. The time for the Passport America rate is limited so if you plan on using it, check availability. My one complaint is that the PA site says the park has propane and I planned on filling up while here. However, the only propane is the Blue Rhino trade in tanks that they keep in the store. There is a Shell station several miles away that has propane but getting there from the park you need to make an easy left turn and pull into the parking lot next door which has an easy turn around and then turn to the right and into the station facing the right way for the propane. I would definitely stay here again; I wish I could stay all winter long.
The park is in a great location if you are planning to visit Santa Rosa. Pretty easy access from the freeway. The park is a short drive to downtown and practically around the corner is a shopping center that includes a Trader Joe's and Target. This park is not gravel; it is rocks everywhere and not smooth ones. There is no place to walk your pet except on rocks. If you plan to stay there, I recommend a spot by the gate so you can easily walk your pet outside the grounds. The host put me at the far end near the residential area telling me it was a quiet spot. It was not the neighbor had hens and a rooster that crowed at 4 in the morning. I would go back but park near the front gate and as far from the far end as possible in case that rooster is still there.
Stayed here in January for three days at the Passport America rate. There was never more than four units besides my own--therefore it was quiet and pleasant. It is off a residential area so little road noise. Most of the spaces are pull throughs with easy in and out, level and easy access to the utilities. It is also a good place for dog walking--a very short walk to the track/field, provides a great place for dog walking--even allowing the dog off the leash to run. The host is friendly and helpful, directing me to a mechanic to have my "towed" checked when I had mechanical problems. Very close and easy access to downtown with things to do like the Sheerstein museum and coffee shops, grocery and restaurants. I definitely will go back again.
This was a very pleasant place to stay. It is upgraded with nicely landscaped spots with level, concrete spaces. Each space also has its own "yard light" and picnic table. The views are stunning with pasture land all around except for the cliffs behind. Attached to the park is a cozy cafe that is less than a minute's walk from the RV sites. Management was very friendly and helpful. I look forward to staying here again next time I travel on 395 in the eastern sierras. The rate for the stay was Passport America.
This is an empty lot in the middle of town with several run down trailers/motor homes. The sites are so narrow that the unit next to mine would very nearly hit my tow vehicle when they open their door. The only 30 amp spot has me partly in the driveway. I was welcomed with the "f" word coming out of one trailer and then another out of the other next to them. Oh joy! I had planned on staying two nights in hopes of getting my oil changed while in Alturas. I will wait and get out of here first thing in the morning and try at my next stop. I frankly do not know what possessed me to stay, except for the reservation I had made and I wished to honor; otherwise I would have driven off and gone back to a park I had seen as I came into town. Unless you are in Alturas to visit someone in the jail--which is across the street; or have business in the courthouse--which is also across the street, do not stay at this place. I have traveled all over California and the southwest and this is the ugliest, saddest "park" I have ever seen. Calling it "High Desert Resort" is a misnomer if there ever was one. I give it a two rather than a one because the "manager" was friendly and helpful.
The park has easy access from either Interstate 40 or Route 66. The spaces are spacious and shaded, and was sparsely occupied while I was here. While it is close to the Interstate there could be nothing heard from where I was parked. In fact there was hardly a sound. The park is next to pasture land on one side and a section of abandoned Texola on the other. The point being, it is peaceful and the views are wide, open and often stunning. There is a store at the park: really liked their carbonated ice tea. There is also a restaurant next door that has the usual meat based fare but they made me a vegetable plate that was pretty good. It has restrooms of course, and I would assume you could use them when the place is open. It has limited hours and is closed Sunday and Monday. They do not serve breakfast, but was told they will prepare a breakfast if you ask and they have time. The decor and the atmosphere in the restaurant is pleasant, like sitting in someone's dining room, only with lots of tables. The best part for me was exploring the ghost town of Texola that has about 32 residents I was told. It is a short (about seven miles if I recall correctly) drive down Route 66 to Erik to the east. The store front with the old sign collection is a delight to see. You can also pick up groceries (closed on Sunday), do your banking. There is also a cafe on the main street around the corner from 66. (Its claim to fame: it is the home of Roger Miller and Sheb Wooley which they announce on street signs). In the other direction on Route 66, and about twenty miles, is Shamrock Texas. There you can see the old art deco U Drop Inn as you come into town. There are stores, banks, service stations, fast food, etc. I was curious about much of Texola and the lady who works in the store answered a lot of my questions. She also does kitchy steer skull art you can purchase if that is your thing. While in Texola, be sure to see the old jail. It is just off the road that runs along the RV park. If you like photographing old, abandoned and crumbling structures like some of us do, this is the place to visit. And it is a great place to take walks: eerie quiet, but it has street lights! I stayed at the Passport America rate and while the limit is two days, they allowed me an extra day. I would have stayed longer if I could have. It is nothing fancy, but it was a pleasant place to stay. I do hope to return next year.
I stayed here for about three months while working in Eureka. This is a fairly new park in an excellent location if you are visiting or working. The place is well maintained and has a very clean laundry room with three washer and three dryers; toilet/shower facilities are spotless. Do not let the Harley Davidson place next door scare you off--they are quiet. The park is on the slough near the bay and frequently gets some fierce winds, but if you are in the right location, you will get some great views of the slough and the hills to the east. There is a gas station and convenience store right as you enter the park off 101 on the north end of town. Target is across the highway and up the road also within walking distance are eateries, pharmacy, Radio Shack and Starbucks among other businesses that are helpful for the traveler. The highway runs by--not having parked in one of the spots close to the highway, I cannot comment on traffic noise coming from there. My complaints: They run the sprinklers in the grass and it left water spots on my truck. Office staff was very friendly and helpful but the owner I had an issue with; he ran over my sewer hose and cut it when he was mowing the lawn. When I brought it to his attention, he denied it saying it must have been a worn out hose (it was new) and drove off on his mower as he waved me off. I went to the office person who said he did not want to be bothered with things like that and I should come to her. Maybe so, but being the owner,he should have treated his paying customer with more courtesy. That being said, this is the nicest park in Eureka by far.I have stayed in RV parks all over CA and the southwest and for location, cleanliness and eye appeal, this rates up there with the better ones.
Just outside of Benson on the way to Tombstone, this is a pleasant, very quiet park. It has a nice pool and spa with very clean restrooms and shower/changing rooms--(heads up! in the ladies shower, the stall on the far right has an overhead heat lamp). There are many birds here, perhaps partly due to the bird feeders and bird bath that happen to be close to my site (making it especially pleasant). It is close enough to town to make it convenient but if you don't feel like driving into town for what might be available at a mini mart, there is one near the park office at the Texaco station. In town there are cafes, restaurants, Safeway, Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and a Subway and Quiznos. Farther down the road are the other usual fast food chains and a Denny's. Tucson is about a forty to forty five minute drive. The site I am parked on is very uneven, as my neighbor's--even the levelers are not enough to keep it level. This is annoying when doors don't stay open. Another guest complained their site was in need of gravel and after the rain she stepped into mud outside her motorhome. I on the other hand, had to lay out my mat to keep from tracking in gravel. The laundry room has too few washers and dryers for the number of sites here. You may have to take your laundry back and try again--and again. These are all minor (to me) inconveniences. My only real complaint is when I called to ask for a specific site--if no one else had requested it--so I could be in the empty space next to friends I was meeting up with, the woman who answered the phone cut me off twice with "we don't do that". It would have been nice of her to at least let me finish my request and apologize that they have a policy of no specific site requests (which I find odd regardless). (I did get the spot as no one had been put there before I arrived.) Since being here, however, I have found everyone pleasant and accommodating.
This is overall a very nice, well maintained park that seems to appeal to people who are looking for an extended stay and can afford the moderately high rates (I paid $265 for one week's stay to spend a week taking advantage of the pool and exercise room after a couple weeks on the road with little physical activity). The pool and spa area is very attractive and pleasant but I was surprised that the (women's) showers/changing rooms did not "match" the attractiveness. I discovered the exercise room to be a joke with cheap, ineffective equipment (as a regular gym goer, I am familiar with proper, effective equipment.) I decided to forgo the "exercise equipment" and use the pool table in there--it was missing one of the balls! The park is loaded with trees, mostly citrus and if you are there in the right time of year, there is fruit galore for the picking. If you are looking for a place to relax outside during the day, be forewarned --there are continual flights of jets from Luke AFB flying overhead during the day. If you plan on spending a good part of your day in Phoenix--central Phoenix is about twenty miles away--this might not be a problem. This is a resort--an upscale park with upscale visitors. If you don't mind the noise from jets, it is a lovely place to stay.
I wish to warn anyone to make sure you speak to someone before you stay here-you may wind up with an unsatisfactory site. I wound up leaving early the next morning and going to the other RV park. I called two times to make a reservation and was not called back. I chose to go anyway due to its close proximity to the entrance to the the Joshua Tree National Monument. I thought if there was nothing available I would go to the other park. I pulled up to the office and asked if a space was available. She asked if I had an adapter as she only had a fifty amp space available at an empty mobile home lot. She told me I would need to unhook my truck as the road to the site was behind me and there was no place to turn around. I unhooked my truck and drove to the site and went back for my motor home. There were two very old trailers (not mobile homes) on either side of me with one having a lot of clutter around it. Turned out the sewer hookup would not fit my RV sewer hose and I was nervous about the electric hookup voltage since it was a mobile home hookup so I dry docked for the night at a bit more than dry dock price. One of the "neighbors" was noisy at night. I did see some nice RV sites at the front of the park; so my advice is to make sure you get a reservation for what you want before you go. On the other hand if you want stunning views and real quiet (this is in January) go to the other park.