RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > REGIONAL CHAPTERS, CAMPOUTS & RALLIES > South Central Region
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
Member
 
Between Trips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Denton, Texas
Posts: 76
The plan is to go the weekend over either Memorial Day or Independence Day. Primitive or hookups, doesn't matter. Any site numbers to recommend? TIA
__________________

__________________
2007 K-Z Spree 320BHS
2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD
Photo Gallery
Between Trips is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-08-2006, 10:28 PM   #2
Member
 
Between Trips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Denton, Texas
Posts: 76
The plan is to go the weekend over either Memorial Day or Independence Day. Primitive or hookups, doesn't matter. Any site numbers to recommend? TIA
__________________

__________________
2007 K-Z Spree 320BHS
2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD
Photo Gallery
Between Trips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2006, 02:11 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
jperry29's Avatar
 
New Horizons Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Livingston, TX
Posts: 239
JiffyPop,

Sorry nobody has replied with a specific recommendation for you.

I have never camped in PD but I have day-visited countless times. I went to college in Canyon, the closest town to PDSP, and popped over to the park every chance I got.

I did not start RVing until I got to Georgia so I never paid much attention to the RV part of the campground. However, I very distinctly remember that Palo Duro was prone to flash floods. The local news would always show a bunch of RV's bunched up together where the flood had shoved them into a canyon wall gap too small for them to get through.

So it is good that you are trying to get recommendations on which is the best site.
__________________
'06 F-550 PSD Tow Boss
2012 37' Majestic by New Horizons
BLOG: www.CuRVWander.blogspot.com
jperry29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2006, 06:05 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fulltiming Around the USA
Posts: 110
We stayed there for a few days in Spring, 2005. Can't recall site numbers, but if you go during the week it's not usually very full and they'll let you drive around and pick out a site.

We checked in at the gate and told them our preference to look around, and they told us to pick a site and let them know, or to check with a camp host if we saw one.

Watch that grade going down. It's 8-10% for about 1.5 miles

Here's a link to our blog where we wrote about it. Photos too.

Mac

Oh, regarding the flash floods. They are worse down into the canyon. We camped in the first circle you come to. Ask the hosts, they'll know.

Mac
__________________
Mac & Chris McClellan www.MacAndChris.com
2001 National Islander, 330 Cummins
Mac and Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2006, 07:59 AM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,548
Blog Entries: 21
JiffyPop, it has been years since we stayed at palo Duro canyo. Our favorite are was the one fartherest from the enterance. It was rocky and looked like a moon-scape. This is fine for early summer or spring. If it is hot, go for the first section with trees.

The climb out of the canyon is pretty steep, but should not be a problem, just slow and easy.

Another nice SP to vist in the area is Cap Rock Canyon. It is about an 1-1/2 hours south of Palo Duro. The campground is up on top, but the hiks in the canyon are great.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2006, 11:52 AM   #6
Member
 
Between Trips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Denton, Texas
Posts: 76
Thanks for the responses. I've read about possible flash floods, so this would be a concern since I prefer to set up down into the canyon.

Caprock was recommended to me on another forum also. Might be better as it is closer to home and my vacation time is limited. Any flood issues there?

Mac - nice blog. That Big Texan Steak House looks interesting. Ever tried that 72 oz steak?!
__________________
2007 K-Z Spree 320BHS
2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD
Photo Gallery
Between Trips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2006, 02:03 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,548
Blog Entries: 21
Cap Rock is a totally different place than Palo Duro. It is more up close and much smaller. Near by in Turkey, Texas is the Bobb Wills memorial.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2006, 03:52 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
OkieCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 235
We spent three nights at Caprock in October 2004 instead of our planned one night because Palo Duro had closed due to floods. Caprock does have one campground that is closed sometimes during heavy rains. The road to it had been damaged during some flooding the week before, so that part was closed. We enjoyed our stay at Caprock. We ride bicycles so the nearby Trailway was a lot of fun for us. Hiking into to canyon area was also a great way to spend the day even if we got pretty muddy. That red clay is mighty sticky after some good rain. There are a couple of cute little towns around that area. We liked eating lunch at a local diner and checking out Turkey as well.

We were able to drive into Palo Duro SP the last day in the area and found it to be very scenic. Ken is right, they are two very different canyons. We were sad that we weren't in the area during the season to see the play at Palo Duro. I hear it is VERY good.

Whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy your trip!!
__________________

__________________
Happy trails!
Cat (& Jimmy)
New to us: 2003 Damon Ultrasport 3873
OkieCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Info on Palo Verde Cafe Quartzsite, AZ rvgrandma Workkamping & Volunteering 3 10-29-2008 06:47 AM
Toad Recommendations Aggiepilot Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 23 07-25-2007 08:22 PM
Duro-Therm ( Not One, but two ) crudeman Monaco Owner's Forum 8 06-27-2007 07:28 AM
Battery recommendations please auntsis Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 05-14-2007 03:13 PM
Insurance Recommendations SandyFeet 5th Wheel Discussion 11 07-20-2005 06:17 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×