close together we considered the possibility of not being able to deploy our slides. Our site, however, was fantastic: spacious, scenic, and serene. All primitive sites have long site pads and plenty of space to set up camp and enjoy the surroundings. Primitive sites also have tent pads, shade ramadas, and picnic tables. Hookup sites have tables and shade ramadas, but be prepared to get to know your neighbor's habits well. A handful of sites, sites 15-18 (18 is very close to the dump station, however), provide the best of both worlds in that they have big site pads, spacious sites, AND have an electric hookup. Sites 15 and 16 are labeled as A/B sites since they share a driveway entrance. These would be especially nice for those traveling with another family who want a little space, but want to also spend time together. All sites have beautiful views of the area and easy access to hiking and bike paths.
The park itself prides itself on being a haven away from the city. Here you will find petrified sand dunes, sheer sandstone cliffs, stone volcanic flows, an abundance of hiking trails, and a variety of plant and wildlife. Horseback riding is allowed on some trails. Some trails take you to canyons, while others travel across petrified dunes or to the mouth of a lava flow. Pioneers used this area as a pass through and Pioneer Rock is a neat place to see names recorded with axle grease. Climbing on rocks is allowed in all areas except the campground, where rock climbing is strictly prohibited. Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit, and reservations are highly recommended during these times. During our stay over Spring Break, we found the park filled up quickly by midday.
Best Sites: 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 25
Poor Sites: 1-14
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer sites 1-14, Electric only at 15-18 and Quail Group Site
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes
By the way, your cousin Molly told me you and your family were doing this full time and I think it's fabulous! Hope you're well, Michelle!
Linda De Los Santos (Aparicio)