04 Oct

Campground Review #101 Albuquerque Central KOA in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico is a must-visit destination in the southwest with its unique blend of urban and outdoor adventure, plus an amazing local food culture.

On this episode of the Campground of the Week podcast, we review a great urban camping destination in the heart of the city, the Albuquerque Central KOA.

This campground offers the perfect urban camping experience in our opinion, combining a great location with a relaxing environment for unwinding at the end of a busy day.

Campground Details

The Albuquerque Central KOA is a small gated campground just minutes from Route 40. It has plenty of good-sized, pull thru sites well-suited for big rigs. The landscape is unabashedly southwestern, with few trees and crushed red rock as ground cover. The sites farther away from Route 40 will give visitors a better view of the nearby Sandia Mountains.

Amenities

The Albuquerque Central KOA is a simple basecamp, but it does offer some nice amenities for guests including a pool, hot tub, playground, and well-stocked camp store. There is also a small miniature golf course and a group fire pit/picnic area. We experienced excellent customer service during our stay.

Regional Activities

We enjoyed our visit to Albuquerque so much that we had to do an entire RV Family Travel Atlas podcast about it! Check out episode #162 of the RVFTA podcast to hear all our recommendations for exploring and EATING in the area.

The RVFTA Podcast Network also has some other great content about this beautiful area of the country. If you are visiting New Mexico or traveling along Route 66, check out RVFTA episode #140: Kate Gets Her Kicks on Route 66 and Campground of the Week episode #81: Enchanted Trails RV Park and Trading Post, another great option for camping near Albuquerque.

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See you at the campground!

Stephanie + Jeremy

27 Sep

Top 10 Campground Reviews from the Campground of the Week Podcast

For the 100th episode of the Campground of the Week Podcast, we decided to look back and share the 10 most popular campground reviews from the show. When we looked back at the download numbers, the top reviews were a great mix of resort, national parks, and state parks from locations all around the country.

You can listen to us chat about the top 10 most popular campgrounds on episode #100 of Campground of the Week.

A huge thank you to all our campground correspondents for bringing such great RV and camping content to the RVFTA community!

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Here’s to another 100 campground reviews!

We’ll see you at the campground,

Stephanie + Jeremy

05 Jul

Campground Review #89 Amarillo Ranch RV Park in Amarillo, Texas

On this week’s episode of Campground of the Week, Kate Dunbar reviews Amarillo Ranch RV Park in Amarillo, Texas. This campground is located along the historic Route 66, and Kate talked about her epic journey on the Mother Road over on Episode #140 of the RV Family Travel Atlas podcast. You can listen to that episode to hear more of her recommendations for the area.

Campground Details

Amarillo Ranch RV Park embraces all the traditional kitsch of Route 66 and offers a great atmosphere to talk in this region. The campground has 151 full hookup, pull thru and back in sites, and many are big-rig friendly. It also has plenty of other amenities including…

  • Indoor heated pool with jacuzzi
  • enclosed dog parks
  • playground
  • daily complimentary coffee and donuts
  • Pavilion and pool patio with grills
  • clubhouse
  • updated, clean restrooms and laundry facilities

Perhaps the most enjoyable amenity of all is the onsite restaurant, The Big Texan Steak Ranch. You have to listen to Kate describe the ridiculously amazing 72 ounce free steak challenge at this famous joint.

Area Attractions

On of the most famous Route 66 attractions of all time, the Cadillac Ranch,  is located right near the Amarillo Ranch RV Park. Other great regional attractions include…

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17 May

Campground Review #81: Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post in Albuquerque, New Mexico off Historic Route 66

Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post is a privately-owned campground located just minutes off of Historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Our correspondent Kate Dunbar from KatesCuriousKitchen.com stayed here on her epic solo adventure traveling the Mother Road. To hear Kate’s complete review of Enchanted Trails, listen to Campground of the Week episode #81, and to hear more about her entire Route 66 journey, check out RVFTA episode #140: Kate Gets Her Kicks on Route 66.

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15 Feb

Campground Review #68 Grand Canyon Trailer Village RV Park, Grand Canyon National Park

On this episode of Campground of the Week, Kerri Cox of TravelswithBirdy.com reviews Grand Canyon Trailer Village RV Park. We are calling this a Campground Smackdown, because Kate Dunbar reviewed the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park back on Episode #28. Listen to both episodes to get a complete picture of your camping options when visiting Grand Canyon National Park.


Kerri Cox was happy that her family decided to stay at the Grand Canyon Trailer Village RV Park, mostly because of the location. The Grand Canyon is notoriously difficult to navigate during peak season because of the crowd congestion, and Kerri felt that camping in the park made it easier to get in and out.

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14 Jan

Campground #10 Rancho Sedona in Sedona, Arizona

On this week’s episode of Campground of the Week, Kerri Cox gives a complete review of Rancho Sedona RV Park in Sedona, Arizona. Her family stayed here on their “Birdy Goes West” tour last summer, and it was the absolute favorite campground out of 12 different stops!

Rancho Sedona RV ParkSedona, Arizona

Kerri calls the Rancho Sedona RV Park “cool, clean, convenient, with a creek”, and explains why it was an oasis in the middle of the gorgeous Arizona desert. Her description of the natural beauty that surrounds this campground and all of the outdoor activities will encourage you to schedule a stop in the near future!

Kerri wrote some great blog posts about her time at the Rancho Sedona RV Park, and about exploring the area.

Read her complete campground review here and check out her recommendations for hiking, off-roading, and shopping here.

If you have any questions about the Sedona area, leave a comment below! Or you can head on over to the RVFTA Forum and join in on the RV and travel conversation.

See you at the campground!

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