Wednesday, September 27, 2023


RV stop passing through Vegas

There are some long stretches of dry country in Nevada, nevertheless, Vegas is one of those spots that you always wind up passing through on the way. Red Canyon is a great RVing spot, but when summer rolls around the oppressive heat rules it out. Where you gonna overnight? Sam’s Town.

We’re not great fans of RV parks, but we’ll make an exception of Sam’s Town. It’s a clean park, and despite the fact that’s it’s smack on the edge of the busy Boulder Highway, it’s relatively quiet from an in-city RV park. Management keeps the grounds clean and trim, and there are a lot of choices in terms of spots, a variety of lengths in back-ins, and some h-u-g-e pull throughs for the motorcoach set.

Pool and sauna are strategically set in the middle of the park. On our most recent summer visit we found the pool guy could have paid a bit more attention to keeping the tree needles skimmed, but it was a refreshing to get a dip in the midst of the Vegas humidity. The shower rooms are clean, with private booths. Run your laundry for a buck and a quarter a top-load.

Rates? A great summer spot, we found overnights with fullhookups as low as $17 a night.

Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña went from childhood tent camping to RVing in the 1980s when the ground got too hard. They've been tutored in the ways of RVing (and RV repair) by a series of rigs, from truck campers, to a fifth-wheel, and several travel trailers. In addition to writing scores of articles on RVing topics, they've also taught college classes for folks new to RVing. They authored the book, RV Boondocking Basics.



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