Sunday, November 4, 2012

Campground Review: Crazy Horse RV Camp Park, Kanab, UT

Reviews for the various RV parks in Kanab were all over the place. We chose to stay at Crazy Horse RV Camp Park due to its proximity to Best Friends Animal Society and it seemed to have the largest RV sites compared to other parks in this town.

The sites are indeed fairly well spaced especially compared to the last two places we stayed. Full hook ups are $25 per night. Roads and sites are a mix of gravel and dirt. We have a decent patch of lawn and a picnic table. Some sites have a bit of slope or unevenness, but not excessive. Sites are not on the typical grid, but on short rows kind of haphazardly spaced. It actually makes for larger sites and easier maneuvering in and out.

The office is very old and messy and unfinished, as is the laundry room behind the front desk. The restroom and shower building is very old and run down. Luckily we have very little need for these facilities (we chose to do laundry at a nearby laundromat). The pool was closed for the season. There are a number of permanent rigs along the perimeter. Some sites have good shade trees, some are more open for good satellite reception.

Management was friendly and busy working on the park. We spoke with them at length when paying for an extra night and discovered they started managing this park only 8 weeks ago. We've seen they are busy cleaning things up so hopefully they will spruce things up a bit over time.

We had reasonable 3G signal throughout our stay. It was very quiet at night, with only slight noise from Highway 89 just outside the RV park...this two lane highway really has very little traffic at night.

Though we had a new electrical pedestal, we had brief (a couple of minutes) power outages on two evenings. (Don't know if it was the whole park, but our next door neighbors had outages at the same times.)

Would we stay here again? Well, our first choice in the area would be to try for one of the two RV spots at Best Friends Animal Society; but they close for the season on November 1st. RV Corral, in town, also closed November 1st but they and one other RV park in town had very tight sites. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park has some no-hook-up sites and is adjacent to Best Friends, it is an ATV riding area. There are also likely some good dispersed sites on BLM land for boondocking, but we've noticed the back roads around here tend to be very sandy. So, if we want full hook ups and reasonably large sites on a pretty quiet highway, we would stay here again.

Red rock towering over the campground

View of our sitting area

The office building

Looking into the park from the main road. 

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