Monday, November 4, 2013

GOULDING'S CAMP PARK, Monument Valley, UT: RV Park Review

Wed. 10/23 - Sun. 11/3/13 (12 days) 
Goulding's Campground, Monument Valley, UT
Site#40   Price: $43./night (with Good Sam discount)
Our rating 4 out of 5
Sites: Mostly pull thrus. Sites are tiered up a slope, with railroad ties separating sites. Decent amount of space between sites. Sites are gravel with a firepit at some and a picnic table. Many also have a small shade tree.

Hook ups: FHU (50amp), also no hookup tent camping. 
Bathrooms: Didn't check, but they close during summer at 7pm and do not open until 8am. Nov. 1, they started closing at 5pm, closed all night until 8am.
Laundry has the same hours as the bathrooms. Nice laundry, just a little expensive.
Pets: Allowed, but beware, there are a number of loose reservation dogs & cats around. They look to be fed, but many females seem to have puppies or just finished weaning. Very sad. The dogs are very friendly. We ended up taking in loner that hung around us and just starving for attention. We will get her vaccines done and get her spayed and adopt her out. One less dog to have more puppies.
Dina, our reservation dog we are taking with us.
Sweet pitty mix only about 7-9 mths old.

Another sweet dog.
WiFi:: Free. Most times pretty good. Sometimes from around 5-10pm it slowed down or cut off.
Verizon Internet: Very slow
Sprint Internet: No service
Satellite: Plenty of open sky.
Verizon cell: Worked on Roam
AT&T cell: Worked on Roam
Book Exchange:. I think they charged for used books.
Activities: Guided tours through Monument Valley for a price.
Mail delivery accepted: ?
Area/Town/Sights: Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley, Navajo life, jewelry.
We really enjoyed our time here. The view was magnificent. The campground in late Oct/early Nov. was mostly empty. What a joy to just sit outside surrounded by huge rocks protecting our little area.
Misc: They have garbage cans conveniently located throughout. They are emptied daily. So much nicer than dumpsters. Also security drives through (too fast) quite a few times per day.
Mon. 11/4/13 (overnight)
USA RV Park, Gallup, NM
Our Rating 3.5 out of 5
Site#28   Price: $32./night
Decent park, with long sites, but piggy back (common hookups), so too close together for my taste

There is a small gravel dog enclosure mainly used for potty, not playing. There is plenty of area to walk the dogs, but be careful of goat's head thorns (or puncture vine) that get caught in dogs' paws. They are everywhere, especially along the side dirt road.
Park seems clean with garbage cans throughout instead of a dumpster.

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