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Sunday, April 27, 2008


Our Opinion: This is our second visit to J & H RV Park. Pricey, but we recommend it if you are looking for a FHU park in close proximity to Flagstaff. A small park, visually appealing.

Date of Stay: April 26th through 30th, 2008

Weather During Stay: Arrived in breezy sunshine with the temperature in the upper 60’s. Lows were in the lower 30‘s. Windy conditions forecast for a couple of days, so we extended our stay, and the high winds arrived as forecast.

Sites: 52 FHU (30 and 50 amp, no cable TV) sites, back-ins around the perimeter, pull-throughs in two rows down the middle. Sites vary in size, but most are sufficient for a big rig and towed. Roads are graveled, sites are covered with crushed red volcanic rock. Sites are level; site width is slightly better than most commercial parks. Trees are well trimmed, but may interfere with roof-mounted satellites in some of the sites. No picnic tables at sites. Some shade from the trees. Good water pressure and voltage.

Rate: With taxes and Good Sam discount, we paid $36/night, a typical rate for a commercial park with similar amenities in a resort area.

Phone/radio/TV: Strong Verizon phones signal; aircard on Broadband, 5 bars. Surprisingly, NO CABLE TV at sites. Several TV stations on antenna, including a strong PBS signal on 14. Local NPR on 88.7 and 91.7. WiFi available at your site for a fee; free in the park’s TV room (which has cable TV)/lounge.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: This is a slightly sloping park on Hwy 89 north of Flagstaff at 6,920 feet. Views are of the other rigs, tall pines, and Flagstaff‘s mountains. Above is the view out our front window in site 17.

Lighting/Noise: Lighting is excellent for a commercial park; very low lighting. Traffic noise on Hwy 89 (the road to the Grand Canyon) somewhat annoying at night and in the morning.

Favorite Sites: Any of the long pull-throughs, especially in the center row - but most of the sites here are nice. On this visit, we are in site 17 (right, and top photo).

Hiking/Walking: Very limited in this small park. Fortunately, Flagstaff has hikes of all lengths and difficulties nearby.

Special Features: J & H has been slightly reworked since we were last here, and it looks great. Very nice common areas, both indoors and out. The owner of this park are keeps a close eye on everything, with lots of rules and little signs around, which seems to work in keeping the park quiet and in beautiful condition, but we find his constant eagle eye and dour expression annoying. Library has a 2-for-1 book exchange (two of YOUR books for one of their’s - and your trades need to be approved!) and movies are rented, not loaned. Small hot tub. Laundry room. Nice dog walk and off-leash dog area in a far corner of the park. Close to Safeway. New Frontiers Natural Foods at 100 S. Milton for natural foods (will have moved to their new store on Butler by the time we return to Flagstaff). Great recreational opportunity in all directions, along with Indian ruins, the Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater. Fun downtown area.

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