Campground/RV Park: Sunset RV Resort
Campground/RV Park: Oasis RV Resort – TEXAS (Amarillo)
Location: 2715 Arnot Road, Amarillo, TX 79124 (888) 789-9697
Oasis RV Resort was recommended to us by another RV’er but we didn’t realize the extent of their recommendation. Its been rated as one of five top RV Destinations in Texas. We made a reservation a month prior. This RV ‘Resort’ is beautiful! Oasis RV Resort is located west of Amarillo and is easily accessible from I-40 (exit 60) and only 2 miles from Cadillac Ranch on the Service Road. Campground signs signify a mile from the exit; as well, a huge billboard showing their location (lit up at night!). Love’s Truck/Travel is right at the exit for easy fueling before you park or on your way out.
Campground/RV Park: Santa Fe Skies RV Park
Santa Fe Skies RV Park is located on the Turquoise Trail at I-25 & NM 14/599. Beautiful sunsets, close approximity to Santa Fe and eateries is right around the corner. While we were there, we visited the Miraculous Staircase at Loretto Chapel and Cathedral Basillica of St. Francis of Asisisi as well as enjoyed window shopping in the Santa Fe Plaza downtown.
We checked in approximately 4:00pm; we were the only RVers checking in at the time. The young man cashier was not very pleasant and not very helpful. He just handed us the park map, rules and was more interested in other things. He didn’t let us know about the club house and what it had to offer. The campground is terraced with approximately 90 FHU sites. The entrance is a bit tight for big rigs. Check in is at the large building on the right; there’s also a clubhouseand small souvenier shop. The laundry was small and not adequate for how many sites there are.
Each site is terraced on gravel with concrete pads equipped with a picnic table. Sites are tight and mostly not level; had to use several blocks. We had a hooking and unhooking issue because of it. Other than grills, no open fires are permitted. The roads/aisles are narrow. There are some permanent campers but they are in another area of the park. Free WiFi is located in the clubhouse and only during office hours. Propane is available for sale at the park. Groceries, shopping, restaurants and fuel is fairly close by. RV’ers are responsible for taking their own trash to the dumpster at the park entrance.
Santa Fe Skies is a dog friendly park; there is a dog park and a 3/4 mile walking trail. Do not let small dogs or cats outside; they could end up as Coyote snacks. It can get quite windy at the park, they recommend not leaving awnings out while you are away from your RV.
We rated this park at 2 stars because of the lack of hospitality, maneuverbility and leveling difficulty for big rigs, very close approximity to neighboring coaches and inadequacy of laundry facilities per amount of RVers; also because there WiFi only available in the clubhouse. If we visit New Mexico again, we may look elsewhere.
Campground/RV Park: Haggard’s RV Campground
Haggard’s RV Campground is set back from highway 50 in West Pueblo. What a wonderful and peaceful location to enjoy sunsets and Daisy, the horse in the pasture. This campground, under new management, is a diamond in the rough. You can see their progress everyday! The owners work hard daily to try to get the campground up to exceptional standards. They are very personable, kind and very accomodating. You can make a reservation and/or walk-ins are more than welcome. During working hours, the owners may be out of the office but on the campground; usually a phone number is posted on the door if you need to speak with them.
Cool places to visit: Downtown Pueblo Antique stores and Riverwalk, Bishop’s Castle, Royal Gorge, Cripple Creek, etc.
Campground/RV Park: U.S. Air Force Academy Peregrine Pines FamCamp (military only or must be military-sponsored)
U.S. Air Force Academy Peregrine Pines FamCamp is located on the Air Force base and easy to get to off of I-25 exit 156. When you get to the gate, be aware of swervy curved entrance to the base. Military ID cards are mandatory. There is another entrance after the main entrance which may or may not be manned. The campground is approximately 8 miles from the main gate. There is no diesel fuel on the base so plan accordingly for your vehicle/RV fill-ups. Base MP’s made regular security rounds.
Reservations are accepted 60 days prior (90 days for Active Duty) and are only for 30 days maximum. Only ‘per night’ fees charged; no weekly or monthly rate(s). Winter Long Term Rates available; call office for info.
The campground is located in the woods under many pine trees. Sites are sandy dirt with some grass if you’re lucky. We had to relevel twice after rain and settling because the surface is soft. Most of the sites are shady and ample spaced however, the layout of the campground is odd. Its difficult to figure out what is a road and what is a site. Maneuvering is somewhat a challenge for big rigs because of all the trees. The site map shows sites 41-105 are 50 amp and sites 1-40 are 30amp sites. The laundry and bath houses were clean and tidy.
Things to be aware of:
Do not leave ANY food out; there have been reports of bears and mountain lions in the area. Do not leave your dogs or cats out and make noise if walking the campground at night. There are dumpsters with secure closures within walking distances to sites.
Personal fire pits must be approved by the camp staff/host. They have fire pits to rent at $5/day. No clotheslines permitted. No more than 2 vehicles allowed per campsite. Quiet hours are 10:00pm-7:00am.
Pine pitch on lateral surfaces (ie. picnic tables, roof, slide roof, awnings, etc. We have sat on it from the picnic table benches and ruined two pair of nice shorts. We advise not to leave your camp chairs or valuables out where pine pitch may fall.
The TRAINS!!! It seems they love to blow their horns during sleeping hours. We were told its to alert wildlife away from the tracks. We were there for two weeks and never slept well because. The tracks are close to the northern side of the campground. We didn’t sleep very well with the windows open.
All in all, its a great family campground. The price is great compared to campgrounds in the Colorado Springs area. We love how respectful people are at military post campgrounds because of accountability. We would definitely stay again but for short stays.
In our experience and opinion, Jefferson County Fairgrounds Campground was overpriced for what it was. This is not a long-term campground’/park; only good for a couple/few overnights. This was the only place with vacancy for our 44′ big rig toyhauler 5th wheel. Though accessibility to I-25/US-6 was great, no sewer connections (except for dump station which was not big rig friendly), layout of the park, spaces between sites, maneuverability, and no sewer earned only 2 stars.
Would we stay here again? As a last resort.
geological attractions. Fort Robinson is located on Route 20 near the town of Crawford, Nebraska.