We drove by this KOA today, and it does not appear that it is there anymore. There are new hotels being built on the site. We do not know if it is operational in another location, but there is currently no listing for it on the KOA website. Just be sure to check before trying to stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is basically a graveled parking lot: great for one night with the basics. The pet areas are sorely lacking: all large gravel, hot in the day for dog's paws. Fine for a night if you don't want to boondock. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Grounds loosely managed (as in someone may not take personal interest in the care of the park and it's appearance?). Price quotes do not remain consistent throughout price inquiry conversation [excessive hidden monthly rate fees are added on in later in conversation of $50 (winter "tax") and $78 (summer "tax") after initial price quote, making summer rates nearly exactly the same as winter...when asked to clarify, it was restated to a second time as I have placed it was here...so there is some confusion encountered]. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I know every KOA in the country is by a railroad track, freeway or both but this is ridiculous!!! Who put together the plot plan for this mess??? None of the fixtures are even close to convenient or even traditional locations. The slabs and tables are clear on the other side of where they should be and surrounding by the other sites fixtures, to hook up electric I had to run my cord further than I have ever had to before and stay centered in a slot that was suppose to fit a 38' M/H. The front and rear are sticking out on either side. I did not even try to hook up sewer and water. We came in here without our leveling jacks working and asked for a level pad. I am leaning at least 5 degrees to the driver's side. I thought Rock Springs, WY KOA was bad, unbelievable! And charged $40 for this sorry parking space to boot! The whole place is dirt and gravel and the road between the spaces is a mud trucker's dream! Very, Very Poor! Denny's is close as stated by others, but considering the quality of the food, so what. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has gone steadily downhill since we first stayed here 4 years ago. It is a relatively new park, but the owners appear to have done little or nothing to keep up the park. When we arrived, we were greeted by a sandwich bag of dog waste on the concrete picnic table pad, with a small pile of trash also on the pad which had clearly been here awhile. There was loose garbage around the dumpster, the adjacent site had a bag of garbage sitting out, and no attempt had been made to clean up the small, fenced-in dog walk areas. When we spoke with staff, the response was, "Well, the customers made the mess." However, one staff member did walk out and pick up the garbage in our site and the adjacent one. Sites are gravel and level, and a little small in length, but acceptable. With a minimal amount of effort and expense, this could be a nice overnight spot or a place to stay for a few days while in the area. However, in its present state, we will definitely not return. We should add that after we returned home, we reported the situation to the corporate KOA office. Shortly thereafter, the owner of the park did contact us by email and said that he would make more of an effort to keep the place clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great KOA. Good cable and Wi-Fi. Others stated problems with the road and railway noise; we didn't hear a thing. A Denny's is a few steps away for breakfast, and we were ready for the road once again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gallup New Mexico, on historic, while Route 66 is surrounded by spectacular scenery. This campground is snuggled in between a busy railroad track and a busy interstate. Don't count on getting much sleep if you stay here, We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This KOA is being developed on the same grounds as a new LaQuinta Inn - a Sleep Inn and Denny's were nearby and of the same style architecture. All sites are rock but that's expected in the Southwest. We keep being reminded that what we think of as a level site isn't what's available - flat doesn't mean level for making sure refrigerators, etc. run correctly. The bathrooms and shower stalls were individualized and nice, but rather far from most campsites. We did not notice much road noise, but were right off I-40. They supposedly had 2 dog runs, but the longer of the two wasn't totally fenced. The young man who took my phone reservation and checked me in was less than enthusiastic about his job and was hard to understand. We camped here in a Motorhome.
IN A NUTSHELL: GO TO THE COMPETITOR Read THIS bizarre story: The 50 AMP service was not working properly. My husband went to the office to report the problem and he was told that he was lying. Yes, that’s right. No offer of a different site in the half empty park, and no willingness to even go to the power station and look at the problem. Why? Because, he said, “There are no problems with any of the electrical boxes”. I called the office the following morning, hoping to find some competence. Telling the young man who answered about the problem, (errantly thinking that someone would at least want to know about the problem in order to fix it), I asked for a refund of the difference between the price of the 30 AMP and the 50 AMP. I was told “No”. Yes, that’s right. I was told that I couldn’t have a refund of the money paid for services that they did not provide. The reason? Because, we were told, the previous day, the manager said that we couldn’t have a refund. Curious. We never asked for a refund the previous day, and we doubt that the teenager that we told about the problem was the manager of a LaQuinta property. Were they anticipating a request? Were they knowingly selling 50 AMP sites that only provide a maximum of 30 AMPS? I asked the teen in charge for his boss’ name. He said that he didn’t know his boss’ name. “You want me to believe that you don’t know your boss’ name”, I queried. “I’m a new employee”, he responded. This KOA is owned by LaQuinta Hotels, and the KOA is behind the Hotel. I asked for the number of the hotel. He laughed at me, apparently not being bright enough to think that I would walk the 100 yards it would take to make an in-person complaint. I did call the hotel, but was unsuccessful at obtaining the names of campground management or even of LaQuinta Home Office customer service operations, though I was given the name of the Hotel’s General Manager who is not associated with the KOA. The hotel eventually did get a teenager to come out and open the cover to our electrical panel, but he only stood there staring at it. He didn’t approach us to ask about the problem. He didn’t have a tester with him – the tester that is apparently used every day to test connections. He just stood there staring. We left. We will not return. I tried to inform LaQuinta Hotels Home Offices using their on-line form (the only way to reach them) but I was continually booted off their system. There is apparently no way to voice a complaint and the next sucker to be assigned site C-5 will probably have the same problem. I will keep trying though. If I can’t reach them, I will reach New Mexico’s Attorney General. We will associate different feelings to the name “LaQuinta” in the future and will tell anyone who mentions the need for a hotel to avoid LaQuinta. PS: The on-site WIFI signal wasn’t strong enough to reach our coach – 5 rows away from the hotel in this shadeless gravel parking lot. The hotel said that it was experiencing problems and that the problem was being investigated. Was the hotel telling the truth? Given our experience, I must ask: Who knows! I deserve at least 10,000 KOA points for enduring this mistreatment from them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park itself is nice enough for one night. It has easy access, hook ups, amenities etc. But it is obviously not cared for. There were tall weeds everywhere, they were especially out-of-control around the sites for long-termers. Also, there was a lot of old trash along the fence line and in the culverts. Wouldn't take my dog into their two dog runs because they were full of waste. This park is obviously not a destination location and appears to be a cash cow for these KOA owners. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a very clean, modern campground, with nice, clean restrooms. There is a huge laundromat on site. There are gravel camping spots. There is free coffee. The only real problem was that the campgrounds is right on the interstate, and the road noise was really loud. Also, there was no shade from the sun or privacy from being seen by interstate traffic. I wasn't given the camp site requested, even though there was no one at the site when we registered. (But, it may be that someone had reserved that particular site ahead of time - I don't know.) All you have to do is show your KOA receipt to get discounts a the Denny's next door. Overall, we would be willing to camp there again. We camped here in a Tent.
The park is similar to what we have previously described for past visits, BUT the maintenance seems to be much less of a priority. There are a lot of weeds growing in the parking area, with some litter here and there. Overall, it was satisfactory and the staff is friendly and helpful (accommodating our request for a larger site so we could park without disconnecting our travel trailer). The bathrooms and shower areas are clean – and we will continue to stay here as an overnight stop. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It is a gravel parking lot in back of Motel. It is very clean. There is easy access to the Interstate off and on. There are no trees. We would stay here again when passing through for the night. The price is with our discounts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
High price, during check in process attendant was not knowledgeable of surrounding area. Their claimed swimming pool is not their property, only to find it is the motels next door. In order to use the pool you have to check in and out with the front lobby of the motel, making it very awkward. Bath rooms were not clean and campsites were a parking lot. Forget this campground, overpriced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great for a one night stop. Between I-40 and Route 66 but noise level was not bad. Even the train wasn't awful. WiFi worked great. Shuttle to casino and discount ticket for Denny's next door. All gravel sights and a bit short. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Situated in between Interstate 40 and the railroad tracks, this is not a quiet location. However, the sites are huge, have nice cement slabs with picnic tables & BBQ, and being able to use an indoor pool and spa were nice features (it was snowing when we were there). Great Wi-Fi and cable. Friendly office staff, too. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The last three reviews hit the nail on the head. Gravel, big sites, very big rig friendly, nice picnic tables on concrete pads, surrounded by new hotels on three sides, with a feeling of being in an RV storage lot. The office is in the laundry building on the right as you enter off the street. Internet is industrial strength. Gallup is an interesting town. We are staying here four days to walk the streets and tour the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel, gravel and more gravel. Even the tent sites are gravel! The pull through sites are not all level and of course are gravel. Even the dog runs are gravel!! The park is clean and well laid out. It has an almost sterile feel as it is completely void of grass or shade. But it does have lots of gravel. We won't be staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here before - easy on/off while driving the Interstate. It's got the noisy traffic, but all gravel and level spots with picnic tables on concrete slabs & BBQ grill for each site. Indoor swimming pool for use next door and Denny's next door with a discount for staying at the KOA. Cable and free wifi - excellent connect! Pet walk area and huge laundromat if needed. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
All gravel, long and superwide sites. Good cable TV and Wi-Fi. No shade. Denny's next door with discount. MUCH highway noise. We would stay here again for an overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good KOA for an onvernight stay. Close to the highway, and there is the obvious noise, but it was quiet enough in the RV. Indoor pool at the La Quinta is open to park residents, and is a nice clean facility. The park also provides a discount at the Denny's next door. Nice level sites, and probably the widest sites we have ever seen. Very clean park. We shall stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was very clean and convenient but extremely close to Highway 40 so there is a lot of traffic noise. You are within walking distance to a restaurant which is nice for those who are just there for a stopover. There are fenced dog walk areas which is nice. I probably wouldn't stay here again only because the traffic noise prevented me from sleeping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our third stay (we were here in June and September, 2007), and the park is as described by other reviewers – no trees and covered with crushed rock. This is a typical landscape for the desert southwest, though. There is easy access to the sites, and they are very level. We did notice that the nearby trains didn't seem to be as loud this time, but maybe we're just used to it. The restrooms are very clean, and as mentioned in our other review, there is a common shower entry area, which is very humid (we didn't use the showers here). One change is the new wifi this year, and the reception is very good; we had no problem. The water pressure is about 100 psi, so a reducer is important. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground looks like a big gravel parking lot when entering. Upon looking a little closer, there are individual campsites and a few very small trees. Each site has a concrete pad for picnic table and the gravel was level for our motorhome. The amenities are the attraction: indoor pool at next door LaQuinta, good Wi-Fi, Denny's next door (10% discount), and nice, large clean laundromat next door. There is also a fenced pet area. There is a train on the north side and the highway on the south side of the campground. If you're a light sleeper, bring a noisemaker. We would stay here again as it's clean and convenient. Our biggest complaint is that it's expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a smaller but very clean park with the amenities for swimming to use at the LaQuinta next door and a 10% discount on your food bill at the Denny's also next door. As I stated the toilet areas are separate from the showers which was nice, and all very clean! Fenced exercise area for your pets if you are traveling with them. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at this KOA several times before. It is rather plain, but it meets our needs just fine. Since the last time we were there they have added tables and grills at the sites, and they now have free Wi-Fi. I can’t remember if they had cable TV last time, but they do now. You can still use the indoor pool at the adjacent La Quinta Motel, and you get 10% off at the nearby Denny’s. It also looked like they had added a layer of gravel over the whole lot. (We remembered more red dirt the last time.) This should help keep down the blowing dirt when it is windy. We think this makes a great overnight stop, and we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New park with odd layout of sites. Picnic table and grill were near the next site hookup. Large laundry next to office. Good base for Red Rock SP and Gallup area. Motel, gas/diesel station, laundry and restaurants part of complex. Walmart and major restaurants are five miles west on I-40. Big negative is cost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean new looking place. Completely gravel w/ no marking on ground indicating the site width. Sites were very large/wide. Picnic table on concrete slab within just a couple of feet of your neighbor's hook-ups, sewer included. Highway a very short stone's throw to one side and double railroad a couple hundred feet to other. Not worth the high price paid for quick in and out while heading west. Too many others for much less to warrant returning here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean, relatively new, typical KOA with no surprises – and as described by other reviewers. Virtually no trees (no shade), covered with crushed rock (“like a parking lot”); typical Southwest landscaping. A good place to stop for a night or two. Nearby freeway was not that noisy, but trains were very noisy and you could actually feel them at times. Not really a problem for us – seemed to lull us to sleep. Shower arrangement not very good – common entry hall for men and women, with private/locked, windowless shower rooms. We didn’t use it, but looked around; it appeared there was one light switch for all shower rooms (perhaps one could be left in the dark, if someone turned the switch off?). Restrooms were very clean. Wifi arrangement with the adjacent La Quinta was great, but only if you took your laptop and could connect to their DSL. Otherwise, their two PCs were very, very slow. We camped 2 nights with no pets. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground was clean and well-run. BUT campground is within 100 yards of I-40 freeway on one side, and within 100 yards of a busy railroad line on the other. No discount was offered for lack of pool and jacuzzi, which were advertised. Entire park is crushed rock surfaced with one 8-ft tree per lot. Grill and picnic tables provided on 35 ft wide lots. Playground and laundry were nice; Denny's restaurant is next door. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only positive things about this campground were the super clean restrooms and a very nice office employee. This is a gravel parking lot with hookups. That would be okay for an overnight stop just to sleep, but that leads me to the biggest negative. The NOISE! Trains run by the campground constantly. They are so close our entire trailer shook. When there is a welcome break between trains, trucks on I-40 roar by. I might have been able to live with that for $10-15 a night, but $39! Next time we stop in Gallup, we'll try the local Walmart. There won't be any hookups, but it's not next to the train tracks either. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Interesting park!!! It’s actually nothing but a gravel parking lot sandwiched between two motels, a Denny’s restaurant, Interstate 40, Route 66 and the ever present railroad tracks. All that said, it is noisy but we found it to be quite nice for a three day stay. The laundry is huge and superb. The staff are nice. The restaurant is very convenient, as is everything in town - just pull out on the highway and turn left! Very handy spot and kept up reasonable well. I will stop there again for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a new campground but already very nice, large pull through sites. The on site modem hookups were not functional yet but were at the office. 60 channel cable tv, 50 amp. Pet friendly with a nice dog walk. Walking distance to Denny's. Heated pool, playground. We rarely stay at KOA's so I do not have a card but they gave me a discount with my Good Sam card! We ended up here due to a very bad experience at USA RV Park( please see review on this site). We will be going back in the future as we have family there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fenced, gravel parking lot style camping stuffed between two motels and a restaurant. Tight gravel spaces with 20 feet between campers. No cable, modem, or phone at campsites. No WIFI. Dennys within walking distance. Close to interstate and somewhat noisy. Walmart five miles way would be a much better overnight stop. Several RV's where staying there when we passed soon after daylight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good for an overnight. We usually avoid KOA's but given the reviews on the other alternative's reviews...we stayed here. It is a large gravel parking lot but good cable and easy in-out. Large commercial size laundry. Right off of I-40 next to La Quinta. Good signage. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this KOA three times in the past nine months, and we really like it. It is pretty short on landscaping, but this is a desert area after all. I can see that it would have blowing dust if it was windy, but that was not a problem when we were there. There is highway and train noise, but it was not loud enough to keep us awake at night. The first time we stayed in October 2005 the sites were unlevel, and we tried 3 sites before we found one that was level enough to use. The manager was very accommodating and apologized for the sites. He said the sewer had caused all the humps and said they were completely redoing the campground the next week. Sure enough on our return trip two weeks later the entire lot had been graded and was very level. The sites are gravel, long enough not to have to unhook, and wide enough to park your tow vehicle beside your RV if you do. Their individual bathrooms were spotless. You could also use the indoor pool and computer center at the adjacent La Quinta Motel. There was also a 24 hr. laundromat beside the office. This was a good base for seeing sites in western New Mexico and eastern Arizona. Gallup is a fun little town to explore also. Be sure to drive the old Route 66 through town. We definitely recommend this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite the fact it looks like a parking lot from I-40, the spaces are wide and long enough for our 40 ft. 5th Wheel. The site was wide enough to fit my tow vehicle next to our rig. This is a new park, so their trees will take a few years to grow and provide any shade. We liked the ability to use the heated pool and spa in the hotel adjacent to the park, and the 24 hr. huge laundry facilities, so you never have to wait for a washer or dryer. The only other amenity that would be nice is if they offered reliable Wi-Fi. The office is open 24/7 and they were very nice to us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Strong gusty winds and lots of sand/gravel flying around because of lack of trees. Very noisy, campground is right between I-40 and railroad tracks. Campground looks like a parkinglot, unattractive. Ok for a one night stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park opened in spring 2005--very clean, new facilities, extra wide pull through sites, friendly staff, 24-hour commercial laundry, business center and pool at adjacent La Quinta Inn are available to KOA guests. Campground is pretty noisy due to proximity to I-40 and railroad. Gravel sites, absolutely no shade until the trees grow up in about 20 years. Good for a night or two if touring in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.