Rodeo, New Mexico
April 5, 2004
It’s basically dry camping here and it’s not fancy. The campground is formed of two concentric circles with designated sites for different types of RVs, tents, group tenting areas, and day-use picnic sites. There is a central restroom with pay showers that is adequate, and a water spigot next to the restrooms. The dump station is at the northwest side. There are a few handicapped and pull-through sites. Every site has a covered ramada, table, grill, and trash barrel.
Tenters need to be aware of the wind, which can come up suddenly and blow your tent away unless it’s well staked down. The tent we saw that had blown away had been set up on the edge of the cliff, and blew quite a ways down, but was eventually retrieved by the surprised campers when they returned.
There is an entrance fee of $5 per person for entry to the Tribal Park, plus the camping fee of $10 per night. Once the camping fee is paid, you are issued a pass that waives subsequent entry fees. We thought that by mid-October the half-price camping fees would be in effect already, but we were informed that this doesn’t begin until November.
From journal Walking in Beauty -- Monument Valley