Happy Holiday RV Resort

Happy Holiday RV Resort – Rapid City, SD

Pros: super friendly staff. they were able to accommodate my last minute 2 week reservation. Shady with Full hookups, pull through site. Free WiFi and Cable (which worked great the first few days before a rain storm – then nothing) Pool finally opened but water not heated. Bathhouse had hot water with good pressure. Nice laundry facilities. Close to all the Blackhills/Badlands attractions. Close to Rapid City.

Cons: this is an older park that could use an influx of cash to fix up the old infrastructure. The bath house needs sprucing up. Need more dumpsters, garbage over flowing in a few days. The water pressure was just a trickle. The cable in my row stopped working after a rainstorm. I was in a WiFi dead zone. Verizon barely functioned despite 2 bars. First time I was camped next to someone who turned on their motor home engine at 4 in the morning and ran it for 4 hours. I assume to heat their RV. FYI- Almost impossible to make a left turn onto Highway 16 out of the park.

Worth Noting: With 3 nights left to my stay, I asked about switching sites, the cable didn’t work, there were only 4 air stations, and my Verizon service was barely there. They did let me move, and everything improved immensely. Note to self speak up earlier.

Colorado Springs KOA

Fountain, CO

Colorado Springs KOA Holiday

Pros: Right on the creek near the dam (love the rushing water sound) Close to all the local attractions and conveniences. Easy access to I-25. Heated pool and Hot Tub for adults only. Water slides. Lots of activities for the kids on the weekends. Cafe open on the weekends. Full hookups, cabins and shelters for tents. Large pull through level sites. Great Verizon coverage. Good air tv channels. Clean showers with good water pressure and hot water. Nice community center. Free WiFi

Cons: Right off highway, loud traffic noise. Shower/bath house awkwardly laid out. No bathroom/changing facility at the pool. No cable.

Worth Noting: very close to Fort Carson. You can hear artillery and tank exercises day and night.

Taos Valley RV Park

Taos, NM

Taos Valley RV Park

Pros: Charming campground just minutes from downtown Taos. Large level nicely landscaped pull through RV spots. Great view. Full hookups at an affordable price. Clean well maintained bathroom and showers with hot water and good water pressure. Walking distance to several restaurants. Free WiFi.

Cons: Electricity is metered and your credit card is charged when you leave. Verizon service weak. WiFi weak at times. No cable TV. Only a handful of air tv stations.

Worth Noting, Office, store, and sitting area were closed due to COVID

American RV Resort

Albuquerque, NM

American RV Resort

Pros: Easy access from highway. Very secure – gated. Grounds are very clean, but the grassy spots need some work. Lots of trees. Large level concrete sites. Affordable rates. Easy access to Albuquerque. Free WIFI and cable. Good air tv coverage. Lots of birds visited my feeder and bird bath.

Cons: Very. weak water pressure had to fill up my rank, and use my water pump to compensate. Verizon coverage was painfully slow to almost non existent expire have several bars. The park was not filled, but they put me right next to the children’s playground. It was locked due to COVID but that doesn’t stop kids from jumping the fence. I felt like I was intruding on their fun.

Worth Noting: Everything was shut down due to COVID. No washrooms, showers, pool, hot tub or store.

Zuni Village RV Park

Kingman, AZ

Zuni Village RV Park

Pros: Easy going shady RV Park, friendly staff, large gravel pull thru spot. Clean restrooms and showers. Super reasonable prices with Passport America. Large Laundry room. Close to dining and shopping. Great Verizon Coverage. Plenty of air TV channels to chose from.

Cons: Sketchy neighborhood, no gates, anyone can come and go. Dog park is all gravel. Pool was closed but looked clean. No Cable. Road close by a little noisy.