Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016

Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016
Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

RV Park Review: Fort Amarillo RV Resort - Monday, Oct.12, 2015

Fort Amarillo RV Resort entrance
For our long weekend in Amarillo, we perused RV park reviews and listened to what other bloggers said about camping in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. We also factored in where we would like to spend the most time while we were in the Amarillo area. Colleen of TravelingwiththeLongDogs mentioned how steep and narrow the road in and out of the canyon is. Another RV park is located in Canyon, Texas, but it's mostly a grassy field with some trees.

We opted for Fort Amarillo RV Resort west of downtown Amarillo and a block north of I-40. The reviews were good and we liked the photos. Our other choice would have been Oasis RV Resort, which I mentioned in my post two days ago, but it was too stark.

Upon arriving at the resort, check-in went smoothly and we were given a map to our site with very good directions on how to navigate through the park to find our empty space. The rigs are packed in pretty tight, but we had enough room to put out our slides and awnings. Short fences separate the sites. Each site has its own concrete pad with picnic table. What I didn't care for was our dining room window looked right into the living room window of the rig next to us.

Site #168
Site #167 and #168
Amenities include indoor swimming pool, exercise room, laundry room, a large fenced playground area, pond with ducks, walking path, off-leash dog area, large indoor hot tub (currently under repair so not open), and Lizzy Mae's, a very fun gift shop.

Horse art on the property
Rec hall with indoor pool, exercise room, shower/bathrooms,
hot tub (closed for repairs), and laundry room
Indoor swimming pool
Exercise room
A nice porch rocker
Fort Amarillo RV Resort sites
Walkway and flags along the entryway
(flags need to be replaced)
Overview of more sites
The pond
Resident ducks in the pond

Another area of the park
We liked the park even though it was close quarters. We were there to sleep as we would be out and about sightseeing or walking every day. The RV resort is very convenient to: Cadillac Ranch, Jack Sisemore's RV Museum, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, lots of restaurants, a movie theater, hospital, and about 25 minutes from Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Ambulances went by intermittently on the way to the hospital, so there were sirens.

The internet connection was good, no problems there; but the cable TV they provided had only seven channels. We weren't able to watch our shows.

Overall, we would go back to this park.


4 comments:

  1. We stayed in Palo Duro when we were there in 2011 and had a wonderful time. The road wasn't too bad. Winnona got up and back with no trouble. There was something about holding traffic but I forget what it was. Really liked being in the park. It was beautiful there.

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    1. Both mornings we hiked we heard lots of coyotes yipping and yapping, sounded like they were having a conversation. Bob saw a deer, but I missed it.

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  2. We're headed that way next week. It will be our choice too.

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    1. Enjoy. I wish I had spent more time in Lizzy Mae's gift shop at the RV resort.

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