Calderescapes Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
October 15th, 2021 The Grandstand on the playa

this is where the "moving" rocks are in Death Valley NP. super cool. Day use only.

October 12th, 2021 Katherine Landing

Still open and had potable water. Free with parks pass.

October 12th, 2021 Orchid Laundry in front of motel 6

Not a huge place but fair number of older machines. $2 wash $.75 (for 20 minutes) and .25 dryers (for 10 minutes). No wifi but we got 5g TMobile signal.

October 12th, 2021 BLM south of searchlight

We were coming north from Bullhead City. told us to turn at these coordinates: 35.381569, -114.898233 but when we got here we saw a closer access road that is reachable going north or south at 35.402084, -114.903137 and it's more than a mile less gravel road driving. The coordinates for this spot are next to a small hill and although there is a fire ring and the hill blocked some wind, the TMobile signal was only 1 bar of LTE. When we moved more into the open area and better still the other side of that hill, we got 3-4 bars of 5G. There is highway noise of course, but nothing unbearable or that can't be blocked by earplugs. We did hear a couple of planes take off from the airport too. Overall a good spot and there are also lots more in same area.

October 12th, 2021 Kings River Mart

hydroxy studying dinner self seen Mari in woodruff CK

October 11th, 2021 Old Kingman Hwy

We are pulling a trailer and opted not to go too far down the road. We walked it later and yes asphalt is rough but doable going slow. We heard some shooting on our walk and maybe some dynamite blasting too nearer the mine. We had 1-4 bars of TMobile on and off. Was pretty windy here too.

October 8th, 2021 At Kaibab Forest near Grand Canyon

Lots of spots on this road. this one had a circle to drive around so easy in and out with a trailer. 5G TMobile! What a nice spot.

October 7th, 2021 NICE Shell Station + Laundrymat

We decided to ask inside and they said park anywhere in the dirt lot. There are lots of potholes so you have to maneuver to get level but we did it. Open fast WiFi reached us from station. A said above, okay for a night.

October 5th, 2021 Walmart Gallup New Mexico

We saw a few others parked on the grocery side and joined them. For some reason a lot of big trucks park here, so go to the other side. 5G TMobile signal.

October 5th, 2021 Gallup OHV/ATV facility

There are no signs saying no camping but they do say no dumping. There are a few picnic tables and pit toilets but nothing else. Quite large. Could be busy on weekends with ATVs. 5G TMobile. Dirt roads so not sure about conditions if it's wet.

October 4th, 2021 Free Dump Station. Los Lunas.

It is still open and all good. Be aware there is no hose.

September 26th, 2021 Capulina Volcano National Park

Entrance fee now $20 but a worthwhile stop. 1 mile loop trail on rim; 1/4 mile trail down into crater. spectacular views.

September 26th, 2021 Walmart

We are in side lot of the garden center and there are a few others. 5g TMobile. Not super quiet but nothing ear plugs won't s solve. good for an overnight.

September 25th, 2021 Walmart - Trinidad

Good for a one night stay. Signs say 24 hours only for RV's but there are a few on the sides that look like they've been here longer....1 bar of TMobile. Walmart can reach parking lot depending what you park it can be inconsistent.

September 23rd, 2021 South Republican State Wildlife Area

This is not actually in the Bonny State rec area but just outside the republican State rec area but it's obviously serviced. Huge area to park in and large enough to turn around. Concrete maintained out house will TP. We got 2 bars of LTE. Super quiet. There's a fire or here too. There a a few not to severe ruts in the road to get here but beyond here there are two deeper sets.

September 22nd, 2021 Empty dirt lot

The clerk at the nearby Cenex station told us RVs park here and just down the road at another dirt lot at the end of the row of silos. The latter is right beside the train tracks so we chose this one. Very good cell signal. Mexican Restaurant across the side street and in the residential section of town there's a library with very good wifi. It's located at 539 Baxter, just a few blocks away in an historical home. There is even outside seating if you'd rather sit inside! The road noise dies down over night and we were lucky no trucks came to park with us during the night.

September 22nd, 2021 Bayard public free RV dump

Still operating and still free. There is from to go around the building to position yourself on line.

September 21st, 2021 Residential parking

You cannot stay here the night! Neighbours told us police will kick you out. There have been too many boondockers that have done "bad things" (like defecate) that have spoiled it for others. Come on people!

September 21st, 2021 Bayard Parking

There were 4 RVs here take up all the space as a few had extra cars and parked them beside they rig (?). As it was late afternoon, we just parked on the dirt road beside the park next to the grass for the night. There is a water standpipe in the park next to the road across from the porta potty. We had no TMobile service but 4 bars of Google Fi.

September 19th, 2021 Parking Lot

A local suggested we could park here since the Walmart had no overnight parking signs and the manager at Menards said no RV overnights allowed. Maybe a van could get away with it but we're in a trailer. We parked in back and stayed 4 nights, some days we left the trailer alone with no issues. There is I90 traffic noise but nothing eat plugs won't solve. No amenities. 5G TMobile. There's a Wendy's at front of the parking lot.

September 17th, 2021 CBH Co op

Propane filling station. We had a tank filled and they was an RV getting its fixed tank filled too.

September 17th, 2021 Menards

We couldn't see where to park so we called and were told no overnight parking but maybe if you're just a van you might get away with it.

September 16th, 2021 Walmart

There ARE lots of no overnight parking signs here!

September 15th, 2021 Steer Pasture Overlook Dispersed Camping

As mentioned lots and lots of spots along the "wall". We got 2 bars TMobile 5G, others says they had 4 bars Verizon. Wasn't too windy until morning when we were here. Great spot.

September 14th, 2021 Rest Area (West Bound)

Still open and still had fresh Oracle water. Dump is on the left just before entering parking area. Signs say no overnighting.

September 14th, 2021 Oacoma Flats

As stated beautiful spot, dirt roads that yes, can be muddy and difficult in the rain so even watch the grass it could be tough to park on but four bars of LTE service and lots of grass areas for tents; not so many pull-outs for RVs but if the ground is hard it'd be good. The end of the road is the best but only one or two rigs are going to fit in there and hard to get around them especially if there's two in there. Very dark at night.

September 12th, 2021 Cracker Barrel

okay for a night a the freeway is right beside the place. 5G cell signal.

September 9th, 2021 Boat Ramp

We got here early afternoon and spent the night too. Quite a large "loop" to park around. Only one boater and the odd car stopping to use the outhouse which is very clean and has TP. Definitely some road noise but slowed down in the evening. Fair TMobile signal.

September 8th, 2021 Kewadin Casino - St Ignace

We took a spot along the outside edge with no services as we were only staying over night. We checked at front desk and no need to register in this case. We used dump station next morning.

September 7th, 2021 I 75 rest area, Northbound

We parked on the right hand lot as we are pulling a trailer. Quite large and wasn't too busy that night. 5G cell signal.