Gallup, New Mexico

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October, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the
money, quality amenities and utilities, site suitability
and what we think other RV’ers in our situation would
be looking for) = 5 out of 10 stars

Early mornings and evenings – busy place
Late mornings – not so busy

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
Noise?  This place brings to mind the movie “Planes, Trains
and Automobiles,” at least all of the sounds were here!  The
park is directly in the arrival/departure path of the local
municipal airport, and they flew over at all hours.  Even I
can’t sleep through that!  There was some fairly loud train
noise, and vehicle traffic on nearby highway 40.  But this
isn’t a “destination” park, it’s more for passing through or
as a home base for area attractions and working on your RV
(as I had to do).   The staff was professional and helpful.

Road and site access/type?
Interior roads were paved and the sites gravel.  Most sites
were pull-throughs and access into them was easy.
Unfortunately, they were also the “back-to-back” type with
very close spacing to the neighbor.  I hate that, and the
spacing problem pretty much makes this a park I cannot

Sites spacious and/or level?  Comments?
Site length was good, plenty of room for a large RV and a
car.  Spacing on both sides was lousy, with picnic tables for
facing rigs close together and little space behind when slides
and awnings were out.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The full hookup 50-amp power and water were strong.  The
sewer in my site (#104) briefly backed up and ran waste out
onto the ground, but the office was quick to send someone
over to resolve the problem.  The Verizon signal to my cell
phone and boosted hotspot worked well.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Picnic table only.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
Bathrooms were modern and clean, showers were small
but clean with benches and hooks.  The laundry room was
tiny, I preferred to use the laundromat in town.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
There was an exercise area for dogs, gravel with block walls
around it.  I think the block walls was a mistake – wow, did
that area smell like doggie urine!  Better than nothing, I
suppose.  There was a small “gym” setup for kids near the
office, a pool (closed for the season) and an outdoor
BBQ/party area that looked like it would be a great
community party place during the summer months.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
I didn’t see any trails or paths directly out of the park or in
the nearby area.  My motorhome issues and treks to area
attractions kept me from investigating further.

Groceries & other services nearby?
A Walmart was just a few minutes away by car.  I didn’t go
there, but I did visit a Safeway store just up the road.
There were no large RV services here, Albuquerque had
everything needed for major repairs but was at least a
2-hour drive.

This was another “near the freeway” stopover park.
Good utilities, but site spacing was terrible and there was
a lot of traffic in and out every day.  Unfortunately, there
wasn’t much else available in the area.  The staff was
helpful and friendly.  This was my home base between
Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest and the Albuquerque
Balloon Fiesta – although there were substantial drives to
each one.