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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Sites along the entrance road face west Our Opinion: Recommend, if you have Passport America or CCUSA.  At the discounted price, it is a real bargain for this area.

Date of Stay: October 7 through 14 , 2010.

Weather During Stay:  Perfect!  Sunny, with highs between 70 and 75 degrees; lows in the upper 40’s.

Site Description:  The 76 sites in this mellow park come in a huge variety of configurations, including many suitable for big rigs (and many NOT).  Fifty-five of the sites are pull-throughs.  The section of sites in front is comprised of two long rows running parallel to the entrance drive, facing west; past the office halfway back, the rows run east and west, with most of the sites facing north.  It appears that all sites are FHU (30/50 amps), with cable TV included. 

Cute little office areaRoads are dirt/gravel (and dust), as are sites.  Many sites have trees that provide some shade, and most have grass and a picnic table.  Sites are reasonably roomy for a commercial park; we had plenty of space for slides and our awning, with a grassy side yard for our chairs and picnic table.  Though our site was level, others in our row were not - we saw at least a couple long MH’s with their front wheels off the ground.

The little office complex is cute, with an appealing shaded outdoor seating area and restrooms.  Friendly, helpful, mellow staff offer plenty of brochures and advice to make your visit to Moab a good one. 

Rate:  This park participates in both Passport America and CampClubUSA.  We stayed for 8 nights at PA rates ($19.06, which included a $2/night surcharge for 50 amps and tax).  I don’t know if there are restrictions on length of stay at discounted rates.

Pullthrough Site 17Phone/radio/TV:  Excellent Verizon signal here for both phones and aircard (blazing fast).  WiFi is included, but we didn’t use it.  Our site had no obstacles for our roof-mounted satellite TV dish, and the included cable TV had dozens of channels.  NPR on 91.7.

Elevation/landscape/terrain: Located at around 4,200 ft., this is one of very few commercial RV parks in Moab that is not located on the main road, Hwy 191.  Local views are of neighboring rigs or the adjacent horse stables and arena.  Distant views are of red rock cliffs.

Lighting/noise:  Our site was comfortably dark at night.  Even though the park is not on Hwy 191, road noise was still noticeable at night with the windows open… but the noise level was acceptable to us.

Favorite Sites:  Though the large sites along the entrance driveway looked appealing, they face west, right into the setting sun.  For us, that means the front curtains have to be closed much of the time - I don’t like that!  We preferred the area in the rear, where our site faced north.

Looking down our row Hiking/Walking:  No trails take off from here, but this area is FULL of great hikes.

Comments:  Though there is a lot of boondocking in this area, and BLM campgrounds in nice spots with low prices, if you want hookups, you will be at a commercial park - most of which charge between $35 and $40/night.  This park is a great deal for the (discounted) price!  The only (minor) drawback is its location 5 miles south of downtown Moab, which meant we were frequently driving through busy downtown Moab to reach Arches National Park and the Colorado River.  Just a mile or two from Moab Golf Course, though, so Odel was happy.  We will stay here when we return, thanks to the reasonable cost and mellow management.

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