RV Campground Review: Blue Spruce RV Park, Grants NM
|WiFi||Yes, but it didn't work for us.|
|Alcohol||must be in your RV|
There were signs for various parks in this part of New Mexico, all boasting $15 overnight stays. Tired of driving and curious as to the reality of the claims, we stopped over at the second one we found: Blue Spruce RV Park.
The claims were true, and in fact, we only had to pay $13.50 thanks to our Good Sam discount (though with taxes it got back up to $15.10). If we would’ve been two people instead of three deep, that number would’ve dropped to $12.15. Now I’ve heard claims of $10 spots before, but thus far haven’t found one anywhere near anywhere near you’d want to be.
The old couple running the place were diligently watching Fox News and had accents of thick Southern hospitality, reminding me so much of my great-grandparents that I figured they must either be distant unknown cousins or perhaps my great-grandparents didn’t die at all, but simply ran away to a life less Pennsylvania.
The park itself is small, and it’s basically an RV parking lot, however there are plenty of trees on the perimeter of the place and it’s in a fairly remote location, so it doesn’t seem thick with the stink of having just been thrown into a parking lot. My favorite feature of the whole place, however, was the tiny grass park in the corner, complete with a covered picnic table and a single frolf hole. For those unfamiliar, <em>frolf</em> stands for frisbee golf, aka disc golf, and is basically a game for hippies where you throw a special disc through the woods, eventually attempting to get it into a metal basket. This is the only time I’ve ever seen them eliminate the course and just have a putting range though, and I have to say, I liked it.
For an overnight stay, I’d definitely recommend this place. But since the town across the highway was desolate, and the park itself really has nothing to do, I can’t see much of a reason to stay here any longer than that.