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Posted On 01/03/2019 17:30:36
Trip Date 10/30/2018
Camping | Arizona | Winslow | Where to Stay in RV in Northern Arizona | RVing in Arizona | Where to Stay in RV near Meteor Crater | RV Camping near Flagstaff | Flatbed Ford in Winslow Arizona
Our fall westbound RV adventure brought us to northern Arizona in search of the famous Meteor Crater. A two
night stay in the nearby RV park, also owned by Meteor Crater Enterprises, worked perfectly for seeing both the
crater as well as the town made famous by the song Take it Easy recorded by the Eagles.
If you are an RVer and plan on traveling along Interstate 40 in northern Arizona, take a look at this post for our
review following a two night stay at Meteor Crater RV Park. The spacious sites and park amenities make it worth
consideration for stays as short as one night or much longer for those with time to explore the many nearby attractions.
Campground Amenities at Meteor Crater RV Park
With a 10% AAA discount, the cost for our two night stay at Meteor Crater RV Park totaled $71.20 including taxes. With plans to visit the nearby Meteor Crater, we
intended to use the promoted discount coupon that guests of the RV park receive. Unfortunately, the discount was only
$2.00 per party (not per person). While the $2.00 price reduction was better than no discount, with the coupon
prominently displayed as the first advantage of staying at the RV park, we did have higher expectations.
Meteor Crater RV Park has a total of 71 spacious pull-through RV sites plus three sites for tent camping. While the main
gate (open from 7:00 AM - 7:15 PM) automatically opens for those exiting the park, entrance into the gated facility is
through an electronic gate requiring a passcode. After hours entrance / exit is through manually operated gates.
During our short stay, only a small percentage of the RV sites were occupied. In addition to the onsite convenience
store / gift shop which doubles as a check-in office, Mobil brand gas and diesel fuel are for sale (discount offered to
guests staying in the RV park).
Guest Services Guide Received at Meteor Crater RV Park Check-in
The entire park was very clean upon our arrival and throughout our two night stay. Dumpsters are located near the main
entrance / exit for guest use. For guests like us who choose a site with water and electric only, the park also has a
central dump station.
Dump Station at Meteor Crater RV Park
Of the two restroom facilities, we only saw the "lower restrooms". The six private unisex restrooms / bathhouses
(including one accessible room) each have a modern toilet, sink and shower.
Private Bathhouse at Meteor Crater RV Park
Of the two onsite laundry rooms, we only saw the small 24 hour facility located in the same building as the "lower
restrooms". The two coin operated washers and two dryers were each priced at $1.75 per load. With more limited hours
of 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, the second laundry facility is located on the RV park side of the store. (Complimentary coffee is
advertised between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM at the same facility.)
On the recreational front, Meteor Crater RV Park has a dog park, a small jungle gym and a green area with some park
benches and picnic tables. The park also advertises a recreation room open from 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM which we did not
take the time to visit.
Jungle Gym at Meteor Crater RV Park
Green Area at Meteor Crater RV Park
Located within an easy days drive are a number of northern Arizona attractions. On the first partial day of our two night
stay we drove 20 minutes so that we could "stand on a corner in Winslow Arizona" near the "flatbed Ford". We spent the
better part of our second day touring the Meteor Crater just six miles away and the primary justification for our choice in
With easy access to I-40, those staying at the RV park can also visit Flagstaff, Sedona, Petrified
Forest National Park, the Painted Desert and much more which are all within a days drive. During our stay,
we also learned that some guests hike along Old Route 66 which borders one side of the park.
Campsite Amenities at Meteor Crater RV Park
While sites are assigned at check-in, reservation requests are accepted online for stays at Meteor Crater RV Park. Once confirmed, guests will
receive an email with details of their stay. Nightly rates for 2 adults at the 71 RV sites vary based on onsite amenities
and are currently:
$37.00 plus tax for sites with 30-amp electric and water;
$39.00 plus tax for sites with 50-amp electric and water; or
$42.00 plus tax for one of the 26 full hook-up sites (water, sewer and 50-amp electric).
A variety of discounts are offered including AAA, Good Sam and Escapees, and based on capacity, weekly rates might
also be available.
With pull-through parking and many sites large enough to accommodate big rigs, all of the sites were clean and well
maintained during our stay. Sites are relatively level and are covered with gravel and all electric and water connections
are positioned on the driver's side. Although there are no grills, fire pits or hammock trees, each site does have a
minimum of one tree on a slightly raised crushed granite "patio" with a picnic table placed so it is located outside the
front door of the parked RV. (Picnic tables were uncovered and constructed of a variety of materials, however all were
nice and in good condition.)
We were happy with site 26 which we were assigned at check-in. In addition to our neighbor's utility connections, our
xeriscaped pad had a large decorative rock, a tall tree providing afternoon shade and an uncovered wooden picnic table.
Although it did not prevent either of us from sleeping, some road noise can be heard due to the proximity of the
campground to the interstate.
Sites 25 - 30 at Meteor Crater RV Park
Site 26 at Meteor Crater RV Park
Crushed Gravel Patio with Picnic Table at Site 26 at Meteor Crater RV Park
Electric and Water Connections for Site 26 at Meteor Crater RV Park
Both Scott and I had good cell phone and data service through Verizon and T-Mobile, our two service providers. The
consistency and speed of the complimentary wi-fi provided by the RV park was good, as was the reception for the
generous assortment of available broadcast television stations.
Favorite Campsites at Meteor Crater RV Park
Other than the differences in on-site utilities, all sites at the campground have similar amenities. Many of the sites near
the "lower restrooms" had large propane tanks during our stay, presumably home to long term residents. Although the
rate is $2.00 additional per night, if staying at Meteor Crate RV Park during the heat of the summer, we would prefer one
of the sites with 50-amp electric.
Sites 39 - 47 at Meteor Crater RV Park
A twenty minute drive in each direction plus just a couple of hours in Winslow, Arizona is plenty of time to see a
few of the attractions for which the city is known.
"Standin' on the Corner" Park
Once we realized how close we were to the city of Winslow, we knew that we wanted to try to see the "corner"
made famous in the lyrics recorded by the Eagles:
Well, I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see.
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me.
Sure, it's touristy, but if you are close by, why wouldn't you want to join the crowd of visitors to get your photo taken at
the "Standin' on the Corner" Park. Billed as the most famous "corner" of Historic Route 66, you can't
miss the mural, bronzes and, of course, the flatbed Ford.
"Standin' on the Corner" Park in Winslow, Arizona
Flatbed Ford at "Standin' on the Corner" Park in Winslow, Arizona
La Posada Hotel
One of the many hotels built along the United States trans-continental railroad connecting the east and west coasts, the
La Posada Hotel opened in 1930. The "railroad hotel", which is actually a part of today's Amtrak station, was
originally spearheaded by Fred Harvey. Nearly demolished in the 1990's, the La Posada was instead restored and is now
listed on both the Arizona and National Register of Historic Places.
La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona
Just across the street from the hotel, we also stumbled upon the World's Smallest Church located in a gated
open air courtyard.
World's Smallest Church in Winslow, Arizona
9-11 Remembrance Garden
Located on the corner of East 3rd Street and Transcon Lane, two original beams from the World Trade Center and a flag
flown at the Pentagon are the centerpieces of the 9-11 Memorial. The actual wreckage from the tragedy are
reportedly the largest pieces given from the City of New York to any community in the nation.
Remembrance Garden in Winslow, Arizona
Check back in the coming weeks for our post titled Visiting the Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona. In addition
to an overview of our visit, you'll also find suggestions for how to make the most of your visit to the big hole created
50,000 years ago.
Tourism in Northern Arizona
With so many places to visit in northern Arizona, which one or two are your favorites, and why?
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Location Meteor Crater RV Park, Winslow, AZ, United States