American Icon: Route 66 RV Parks
Route 66 is the quintessential American highway. While it’s not the oldest, there is no doubt it is the most iconic. Stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, the “Mother Road” was officially designated in 1926, and in 1928 became the first roadway to be completely paved. The road brought commerce to countless small towns that it passed through during the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s, and is even credited for the rise of the “mom-and-pop business”, constantly birthing service stations, motels, and restaurants. This route is an all-time road trip destination, and Passport America has you covered along the way with several great RV parks. Some big, some small, some with a lot of amenities, some catered to just plugging in and resting your eyes after a long day of travel – I’ll cover some notable ones from east to west.
Like I just mentioned, plug in and rest your eyes. At Double D, you’ll have access to full hookups, laundry, and a bath house for just $14 per night. Every site is pull-thru, and yes, it’s big-rig friendly and will accommodate RVs of all sizes. Nearby in Erick, you can visit Sandhill Curiosity Shop, the 100th Meridian Museum, and get some good grub at Simple Simon’s pizza.
Further west along R66 is AOK Camper Park with 37 spots, full hookups, dump station, wifi, tent sites, RV storage, and apparently if you have a horse, they’re welcome too. Nearby you can visit the beautiful Palo Duro Canyon, grab a steak at the Big Texan Steak Ranch, and see a 1974 art installation called Cadillac Ranch. AOK is a great overnight stay at just $20 a night.
$17 will get you one of 51 spots at this park full hookups, laundry, ice, and wifi. To make sure your Passport America discount is honored, call ahead to book no less than 8 hours prior to arrival. If you need to refuel, there is a Pilot Flying J station just down the road. In Tucumcari you can find all kinds of delicious Mexican food, such as Del’s Restaurant, a long standing establishment known for its Mexican and American comfort food. La Cita and Loretta’s Burrito Hut are also great options.
If you like golf, this could be your oasis. 14 golf courses and several casinos are within reasonable distance from this park. The clubhouse features a pool table and flat screen TV. Full hookups are available, but your rig must be under 40ft. Leisure Mountain has 35 sites at $19.25 a night, both pull-thru and back-in, and plenty of shade-providing trees.
Take It Easy has some beautiful views of the giant skies of Arizona, and one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll see in the US. This park is very close to the town of Winslow which has quite a few relaxing restaurants and genuine Mexican cuisine. There are 44 sites on the property which are all equipped with full hookups and big-rig friendly (up to 70ft). You’ll have access to dump stations, wifi, bathrooms, and propane.
This park has it all. I won’t list everything for sake of redundancy, but the fact that they have a heated pool should tell you all you need to know – all for $27 a night! What’s special about this place is that it’s located right next to, you guessed it, the Grand Canyon Railway. This train will take you to the Grand Canyon National Park so you don’t have to navigate your rig all the way there.
If you have any questions about these parks, other parks, or anything else about Passport America, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (800)-681-6810 and one of our dedicated customer service representatives will be glad to assist you.