Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Campground reviews - Meteor RV Park/Canyon Gateway RV Park

The next two RV parks are in Northern Arizona. It has been a bit cold and barren here, so perhaps our impression of these two parks is eschewed because of the weather. Still for just finding a cheap place with hook-ups, these parks worked for us.

First on is Meteor Crater RV Park near Winslow, Arizona.

Nearby attractions - 8 - Extremely close to the Meteor Crater and Flagstaff. Lots of Route 66 sites close by and several national parks within an hour away.

Staff - 7 - Professional, but not personable.

Natural surroundings - 7 - Great view of the San Francisco Mountain peaks, a few trees on the sites. Interstate 40 close by but we could not hear anything.

Value - 8 - We paid $24 a night for two nights for electric and water only, pull-through site.

Bathrooms - 8 - Nice bathrooms. Had to let the hot water run for quite awhile, but it does eventually turn hot.

Roominess - 7 - Sites were a little short and a picnic table at each site. Had to squeeze the van in.

Facility fun - 4 - Very small playground. Clubhouse with large TV and foosball table.

Cleanliness - 8 - Decently maintained.

Facility usefulness - 8 - Expensive laundry facilities, no library, wifi was OK.

Overall - 7 - This park worked well for us because it was decent, moderately priced and close to the Meteor Crater and the Petrified Forest National Park. It was too cold to play outside. We did see an amazing sunset here.

Next we stayed at Canyon Gateway RV Park in Williams, Arizona. Very nicely priced and less than an hour from the Grand Canyon.

Nearby attractions - 8 - Grand Canyon and Flagstaff both pretty close. Grand Canyon Railway is in Williams if you are so inclined.

Staff - 8 - Didn't charge me extra for our kids and manager helped me get the cable set up to watch the Bears get clobbered.

Natural surroundings - 6 - A few trees and some decent views of mountains. Interstate and train are nearby but not overly loud.

Value - 8 - We paid $22 a night for three nights with Passport America.

Bathrooms - 7 - They were warm, a little on the downslide.

Roominess - 8 - Park was not crowded at all, but during summer I am thinking it will be. Still our pull-through site was plenty long.

Facility fun - 1 - Nutin to do here!

Cleanliness - 7 - Seven is slightly above average.

Facility usefulness - 7 - Nice and affordable laundry facilities, smokin' wifi was very good.

Overall - 6 - With Passport America the only cheaper place to stay nearby would be the national park, with no hook-ups. Plus we didn't have to take the RV off of Interstate 40, saving some gas.

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