We stayed here on our return trip from Arizona. We had stayed here on our trip out to Arizona also. This is a nice (HOT) family rv park. Your price for camping includes your admission into the ghost town. The ghost town is a fun family activity. The sites are dirt and somewhat level. The gate is manned until 4:00 p.m. After that time, the ranger spots people coming in. The rangers will register the guest and if the site is reserved, they will make sure that the correct person is in it. The sites have wooden posts that they put the name and date of the reservation. When calling for a reservation, the people are nice and helpful. This time through, the campground hardly had anyone in it. Maybe because of the heat. We will stay here again.
Wow! This is the best way to describe the Railside Ranch. The volunteers are fabulous. They all go out of their way to make you feel at home! The sites are pull-through or back-in and they can accommodate big rigs. There is gravel down throughout the park with just a little red dirt showing on the sides of the sites. Arizona and New Mexico has such pretty coloring throughout the state because of the red dirt. The volunteers live at the Railside and help with many duties at the park. They also keep an eye out at the park. When someone’s awning goes down, the volunteers are the first to spot it and help out. They pull it back in and fix it up as best as they can. The Railside has a free deluxe continental breakfast every morning! On Friday nights, they show a free outdoor movie with free popcorn, lemonade and water. Saturday nights they have a free cookout, movie, popcorn, lemonade and water! Sometimes on Saturday afternoons before the cookout, there are outdoor music shows. This might be a band or a single person playing and singing. One time it was Kenny Rogers! The office has a small gift shop and rv supplies. The restrooms are very clean! They are cleaned twice a day. The laundry room is clean with 4 washers, 4 dryers and a deep sink. There is a game room next to the office. It has a tv for watching or video games. There is also a ping pong table, two computers, and a phone for local or 800 number use. Our boys had so much fun at the Railside that they did not want to leave! When it came time to leave for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Their oldest son warned us of the fire up there. We called and checked on the fire and decided not to go to the North Rim to be safe. They had NO problem what-so-ever with us staying another week! They will make reservations for the Grand Canyon Railway for you. They will even drive you over to the train station in the morning and pick you up in the evening when it comes in. The Railside is a great, family run rv park. They have done their homework and it shows! We will ALWAYS stay at the Railside.
We were to stay here June 24th (Saturday), but the Warm Fire was going on at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We stayed another week in Williams, AZ. I called and spoke to really nice people at the rv park, but the people in charge of the rv park are in Flagstaff, AZ. I was calling to cancel because of the fire. On Monday, I finally was able to reach the people in Flagstaff to find out if I was going to get my first nights stay refunded. They were nice, but told me I need to be patient for about a week. Well I've been patient for 4 weeks and still have not heard anything! I guess I will need to call them back again. When we finally do get to visit the North Rim, I think we will stay in the National Park.
This is a favorite lake somewhat close by to go to. It is hot in the summer months and can be crowded on weekends. The rangers try, but there can be noisy and/or drunk people. The lake is big and fun to play on. Even if you don't have a boat, San Antonio has a swimming area set aside. There is camping right on the beach at North Shore, but South Shore you can just camp near the water, not on the beach. There is fishing for those that like that sort of thing. South Shore has "cabins" (really mobile homes) that you can rent. We did this one year. It was ok, but too pricey for what you get. Stay in your tent, trailer, or motorhome instead.
We were to stay here June 28th, but because of the fire at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we just stayed in Williams, AZ. I called this park to explain that we would not be coming. We were not going that way because of the fire and road closers at the North Rim and the drive from Williams, AZ to the rv park would be hundreds of miles longer. This did NOT matter to them! I was told that I needed to give a weeks notice to get my money back. I was calling with 5 days notice!! I also explained that I was on their web site and saw that they were NOT taking any more reservations. The gal seemed to understand, but I still was NOT getting my money back. On a future trip to Zion, we will NOT stay here. I think we will stay in Zion National Park instead!
We stayed here for two nights on our trip out to Arizona. Your price for camping includes your admission into the ghost town. The ghost town is a fun thing for families or anyone to do. Our site had two trees, one on each side. This really doesn't matter, because it is HOT at Calico. The site was a pull-through and not real level. I phoned them and asked about the sites before hand. They were nice to deal with and gave us a good site. The sites are dirt, with either pull-through or back-in. There is a restroom and showers, but we didn't use them, so I couldn't tell you what they are like. The gate is unmanned after 4:00 p.m. After that time, the ranger spots people coming in and gets over to your site to register you. We arrived about 6:00 p.m. and had no problem with our site being taken as said in a previous post. When you call ahead and make reservations your name and dates are already posted on the board at the site. The ranger makes sure that it is the correct person and proceeds with the registration. All of the full hook-up sites were not taken and there were plenty of partial hook-up and tent sites available. The other people staying here were quiet and we had no problems. We will stay here again.