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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08 Sep

Campground #45 Balmorhea State Park in Toyahvale, Texas

Balmorhea State ParkToyahvale, Texas

On this week’s episode of Campground of the Week, we are so excited to welcome Kate Dunbar with our very first review of a Texas campground. Kate takes us to Balmorhea State Park in Toyahvale, Texas.

This unique state park was first constructed during the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The crew of unemployed young men built the San Solomon Springs pool, which covers over two acres of land and is home to a variety of aquatic species. Over 26 million gallons of pure artesian water flows through the pool every day, and the water is a constant 74 to 76 degrees. This is truly an oasis of a state park during the hot Texas summers.

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Kate provides all the details you need to know about camping at this State Park, including her pick of sites and how much you can expect to pay. In addition to swimming, expect your activity’s calendar to be scheduled with star gazing, hiking, and photography. Oh, and you could also get scuba certified during your visit!

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