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Old 02-20-2015, 12:14 PM   #15
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Blue Water State Park (I-40, 30 miles east of Gallop, NM)

If you plan on staying near Gallup, there's a real nice NM State Park campground about 30 miles east of there. It's 5 miles south of I-40, but worth the drive. If you arrive after the gate is closed, you can park overnight just outside the entrance for free. If you have time, there are HUGE tiger muskies in the lake. A few years ago, the NM state record came out of there.

Note: Info below is a couple of years old, so rates may be a little higher.

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Blue Water State Park, NM
30 Bluewater State Park Road, Prewitt, NM 87045
Phone: 505-876-2391

GPS: 35 18.333'N 108 6.340'W

Website: Bluewater Lake State Park, New Mexico

Tiger Muskies at Bluewater Lake State Park - YouTube

Gate open 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. OK to park overnight outside entrance, if gate is closed.

Paved roads, some sites have water and electric. Dispersed camping on shoreline $8, regular sites $10, electric $14, water & electric $18. Dump station.

Note: Exit I-40 at milepost 63. Do NOT use park entrance via milepost 53, and NM Hwy 612. That is the old park and is abandoned; a real dump.
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:28 PM   #16
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My plan is to head west from Amarillo, TX from the Oasis RV resort on the west side of Amarillo. Holbrook is about 500 miles and Flagstaff another 90 miles. I would prefer Flagstaff but don't know if I can do 600 miles solo. If I can get out of Armarillo by 5am maybe I could but I only drive 60mph towing.

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Old 02-20-2015, 04:16 PM   #17
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Amarillo to Flagstaff is all straight Interstate highway. There are no white knuckle grades; and it's an easy drive, if you can stay awake.

A convenient stop about an hour west of Holbrook with easy access and hookups is at Meteor Crater:

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Meteor Crater RV Park
Interstate 40, Exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
(about 1/2-way between Flagstaff & Winslow)

GPS: 35 6.338'N 111 1.897'W

Visitor Center is interesting, but grossly overpriced.

RV Park is fairly new and has excellent reviews. We have not stayed there, but would seriously consider it for an overnight stop.

Website: Meteor Crater Visitor Center & RV Park
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:32 PM   #18
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Thanks, I'll keep Blue Water and Meteor Crater parks as alternatives if my itinerary changes.

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Old 02-26-2015, 10:35 PM   #19
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We towed the Bambi in the fall on 191 south from Chinle/Canyon de Chelly (which, by the way, I highly recommend if you can fit it in...there is a nice dry camping campground there, run by the Navajo Nation) to pick up 264 west bound and on up to Tuba City in the fall. It is a remote route, but interesting, but as mentioned there are not a lot of places to get gas ... and no campgrounds until you get to Cameron on 89...but the road (at that time) was fine with no issues for us.
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Thanks Greg. I've got a tight schedule so can't spare the time. I'll get there one of these days when we retire in the next few years.

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Going to North Rim Right?

Are you sure the North Rim is Open? I would check first. The South Rim RV Park is open most of the time, I think. Seems that I have been there during Feb-March. Didn't need reservations. Park at that time was only about 1/3 full during those times. Need a electrically heated hose for water though, unless your are dry camping.
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I'll be going in June. Already made reservations at North Rim campground for a site. The most scenic site is supposed to be #14 but it was taken. I took another site on the outside loop a little further along.

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