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Old 03-16-2019, 10:04 AM   #1
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Any favorite campgrounds in the Flagstagg area?


I am so excited I could just spit!!!I got reservations for the nicest river spot at Watchman in September ...so stressful trying to book that. We want to stay a night or two in the Flagstaff area on the trip home.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:11 AM   #2
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Freight trains still rumble through town. I really like staying out at Wapatki NM near Sunset Crater. It is quiet and in the woods and not too far to come into town for dinner or look around.
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I stayed at Black Bart's last summer...

Nice place, but kind of cramped.

They have a nice store, a great laundry room and their own steakhouse on the grounds.

Plus, great location right near the intersection of I-40 and I-17.
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Black Bart's right near the train tracks. I have stayed there but never will again.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:39 PM   #5
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:29 PM   #6
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Black Bart's right near the train tracks. I have stayed there but never will again.
I only stayed there for one night...

But I had a very pleasant stay.

Even used the laundry mat...those dryers are HUGE!

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Old 03-17-2019, 10:39 AM   #7
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The Flagstaff KOA really packs em in tight. Sites are not always level. Has all the KOA amenities but it's like pack em in tight and make all the money you can.
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The Flagstaff KOA really packs em in tight. Sites are not always level. Has all the KOA amenities but it's like pack em in tight and make all the money you can.
That is what happens with any campground that is in or around the biggest cities near any destination spot like the Grand Canyon!
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:36 AM   #9
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Down the hill west of Flagg (about 30 mi) is Grand Canyon Railway RV Park in Williams (excellent). Black Bart in Flagg is not all that bad.
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J&H, just past the KOA. Great place family owned
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:25 PM   #11
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If you are in mind of an overnight freebie- don’t try Walmart unless you want the police running you off during the night! There are a variety of camp ground south on I17 that are nice!
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:46 PM   #12
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The Flagstaff KOA really packs em in tight. Sites are not always level. Has all the KOA amenities but it's like pack em in tight and make all the money you can.
I stayed there once overnight - last minute for a RV repair - and was put into a spot near long term camper. Next day - during my repair - police showed up at a nearby campsite - note sure what the issue was but they had the road blocked for several hours. I would not recommend this KOA at all.
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I stayed there once overnight - last minute for a RV repair - and was put into a spot near long term camper. Next day - during my repair - police showed up at a nearby campsite - note sure what the issue was but they had the road blocked for several hours. I would not recommend this KOA at all.
Yeah, don't want to be at a campground where real trouble happens and the those pesky cops show up.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:08 PM   #14
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It is one of the best campgrounds we have stayed at several times. Also, take
the train to the Grand Canyon and visit BearAzone Bear park.
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:39 PM   #15
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J&H Family or Flagstaff KOA Campgrounds are both nice. We've stayed there before and they were both good. Be sure to catch Grand Canyon if you can then Meteor Crater.
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Stopped at the crater three years ago, but at $18 per person...we passed!
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:06 PM   #17
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There are no nice campgrounds in Flagstaff. Go to Williams instead.
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:34 PM   #18
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not koa

we stayed at the koa for two nights so we could see the grand canyon. very unlevel sites from front to back and they pack you in like sardines. we couldn't use our awning because a tree was about two feet from the side of the trailer. we had to use cement blocks that were left on the site to level the back of the trailer and put our orange level blocks on top of them so our back jacks wouldn't be extended all the way out.
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Haven't stayed in the area but have friends who have and the recommendations from many on how cramped the Flag KOA is was also mentioned as the main complaint from them. Passing a cup of sugar between RV's easily accomplished. They also stated Williams would be better. Military does have a couple of RV parks in area if you qualify for those which have fairly good rates and spacing between RVs.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:30 PM   #20
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We have enjoyed staying at Meteor Crater RV Park just a few miles East of Flagstaff on I-40. Nice big, level RV sites, but not much to do except visit the crater.

If you stay in Flagstaff and are headed East on I-40, you can visit the Crater quite easily. There is a large parking lot there built especially for RV's, and they will take care of your pets while you tour the Crater site, as long as you have a travel crate to leave inside the Air Conditioned Visitor Center.
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