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Old 11-21-2021, 09:47 PM   #1
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Palo Duro Canyon RV park recommendations?

We're heading to Palo Duro Canyon in April. I'm trying to plan ahead now and make reservations. We're a 43' DP pulling a Jeep Liberty. We can't stay in the park itself, as the wife is 100% NOT going to stay anywhere that has no full hookups, and it's not negotiable with her. That rules out the park itself. Does anyone have a recommendation on a full hookup RV park in the area that will fit our rig? What else to do in the area? Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:00 PM   #2
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Oasis RV Park on the west side of Amarillo. beautiful, clean, quiet,FHU, sat friendly.
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:07 PM   #3
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The town of Canyon is closest to Palo Duro, and has 4 RV parks in/near. I haven't been to any of them myself.
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We stayed one night in Palo Duro Canyon Rim RV Park in Canyon, TX; just outside the entrance to the state park. This was in June 2020 and it was 106 degrees (that's why we only stayed one night). I was not impressed with it, but it was convenient to the park and we did have a good view.
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I would imagine your coach has it's own full hookups. What's her hesitation? The place is beautiful, leave her at the Holiday Inn in Amarillo.
I second Oasis RV park. Don't miss Cadillac Ranch, the Big Texan, or the RV museum.

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We were only in the area for a couple of days before heading south to Lubbock. We stayed at the Big Texan RV Ranch, convenient pull through lots.

I am okay for a few days with no hookups, but would prefer to not stay longer. Problem for us, our holding tanks are not that large.
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We just got back from a 5 day stay @ Oasis and also recommend the park. It is wide open and can be windy. The hookups were fine and the pads were large and level. Very little freeway noise.

You're about 30 min from Palo Dura (don't forget to get reservations to enter the park online) and 15 minutes from pet stores, groceries, food, Wally world, etc.
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Wow, she is missing out. You have a fully self contained MH. April weather should be good. We go to Amarillo several times a year and always stay at Oasis on the west side of town.

They probably have several sites w/50AMP and water in the park.
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FWIWÖ.we stayed at the RV park closest to the park entrance, sorry I donít recall the name.
Only park we ever stayed at that had a sign warning you to watch for rattlesnakes.
Didnít see any, put did have a couple of little deer walk thru.
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We stayed at Palo Duro SP (Juniper CG) this past October, heading home from attending the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. We had 50A service plus water. The park has two dump locations. We have 70 gal. fresh and 66/50 gal. grey/black tank capacities. You have more than that I imagine. Unless you plan to be there for a week or more, there's really no reason to not stay at the park. I wouldn't stay outside the park unless you only plan a day trip there. It's a great park to immerse yourself in. There's really no service/livability benefits you gain at a FHU CG somewhere else.
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Unbelievable Park

I agree with Toby Dog leave her home. Reservations are a must, watch the heat many times people must be air lifted out for being stupid.


I agree with Oasis with concrete pads, Big Texan dirt and gravel and with all the big windmills in the area is a clue to lots of wind and dust.


For a true local experience Buckles Bar across I-40 from Big Texan. Smoke filled, beer drinking, pool playing with lots of locals telling wild stories.
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We can't stay in the park itself, as the wife is 100% NOT going to stay anywhere that has no full hookups, and it's not negotiable with her.
I don't know what's led you to actually respect your wife's wishes, but she's a lucky woman.

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We stayed one night in Palo Duro Canyon Rim RV Park in Canyon, TX; just outside the entrance to the state park. This was in June 2020 and it was 106 degrees (that's why we only stayed one night). I was not impressed with it, but it was convenient to the park and we did have a good view.
About 5 years ago, we went to Palo Duro Canyon to do some mountainbiking. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision during spring break (March), so the campgrounds in the canyon were full.

We stayed at Canyon Rim RV Park for three nights--the one just outside the entrance to the state park--and drove in to do our biking. It's a lot closer than anything in Amarillo, and is about what you'd expect for that part of the country--dirt, a tree here and there. It's in the middle of nowhere so it's super quiet at night, and has a nice view.

I'd stay there again if I wanted to do stuff in the canyon but also wanted full hookups.
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If you're there to explore the park - stay there. I don't understand this demand for full hookups when you're have it all onboard anyway.
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Wow, she is missing out. You have a fully self contained MH. April weather should be good. We go to Amarillo several times a year and always stay at Oasis on the west side of town.

They probably have several sites w/50AMP and water in the park.
the sites at Oasis are 100% 50-amp.
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