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Date of Stay:
April, 2016 -
On the way to Meteor Crater, sitting in the very barren, high desert plateau of northern Arizona, is this tidy little park with tall, green pine trees, big, lush Cottonwoods and a picture perfect lawn inside the entry drive. The office has a little store and a gas station, which is pretty handy considering how remote the location, and the staff are really nice. All the sites are pull-through, each flanked by a big tree on both sides and you have lots of rate options within the park. Some sites are 30 amp, some 50 amp, some water & electric and some water, electric & sewer. Each extra adds a few dollars. Our rate was at the bottom, I think, since we use 30 amp and didn't need sewer since they had a very nice dump. The restrooms and showers are combined into a half dozen private, clean bathrooms with a toilet, shower and vanity with sink and mirror. I did not use the laundry but there is one. This park was so well planned out, right down to a really well done pet walking area that I would have given them a 10 except for the fact that the sites are too small to set out rv rugs, chairs and tables and the concrete picnic tables at each site are typically uncomfortable. Also our site wasn't level without blocks and I saw leveling blocks in all the sites surrounding us. All in all, this is a beautiful park. Meteor Crater is well worth seeing and I definitely recommend it. I will mention we did make reservations and that is probably necessary, due to their small size. We camped at Meteor Crater RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is obviously at the entrance to Meteor Crater, but the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert are both within range and from here the Grand Canyon should be your next stop.
Date of Stay:
June, 2015 -
The pictures on the internet were really nice and the lady on the phone when I made reservations was pleasant, answered all my questions and was very helpful. But when we arrived the park did not live up to the pictures. Yes, the sites have electric, water and sewer, not an easy thing I'm sure up in the woods. But, the sites are all jammed in together, only more or less level, no room for individual fire rings or to comfortably set out a mat and a few chairs. Very cramped. The location is so beautiful but I would only recommend this park, despite it's friendly employees, for someone who has to have electric for some reason. We left early because it was so unpleasant and of course the park refused us any refund even though as crowded as it was I am sure they got double pay for the night we didn't use. I would suggest the Forest Service Campground a mile away as a better choice even though it does not have hookups. We camped at Kaibab CampeRVillage in a Fifth Wheel.
I would suggest the Forest Service Campground a mile away as a even though it does not have hookups. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is only 40 miles away and Zion National Park is about 60 miles north. The Vermillion Cliffs where the California Condors are being reinstated is nearby and there is a viewing site where they can sometimes be seen.
Date of Stay:
May, 2015 -
We stayed in a site with electrical hookups. The sites are roomy, pretty level asphalt fingers off a paved loop. The park is beautiful, well maintained and a wonderful place to stay. The hosts are helpful and friendly and keep everything neat and tidy. Squirrels and Blue Jays visit and provide entertainment. The park is at about 8,000 feet in elevation on top of Arizona's Mogollon Rim and can be a bit chilly at night if you stay there early or late in the season. It is closed in the winter. A really cool, relaxing place to stay in the pines. We stayed in a fifth wheel. We camped at Apache-Sitgreaves Nat'l Forest / Canyon Point Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
There are rim lakes nearby for fishing. The area is great for hiking, photography and birdwatching.