Crystal Forest Gift Shop & Campground

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6493 Petrified Forest Rd.
Holbrook, AZ 86025
928-524-3500

GPS: 34.7925, -109.8909

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 15
Pad Type: gravel with concrete patio
Elevation: 5399 ft

22 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T 3G
4bars
T-Mobile 3G
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FourFeetFourPaws
CA 38' Keystone Fuzion Dodge Ram
66 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!

FourFeetFourPaws would stay here again

“You must be self contained to stay here, no restrooms!”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2019

Overall Rating

For a free area, you can’t really beat it!

7 actual sites had a cement pad, ramada and picnic table. At one time it looks like there used to be power. To the left there are 11 cement pads and room to park several more rigs. In the late afternoon it got pretty full.

No restrooms or water, but there was a dumpster.

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 0
“Access to the Park is the only thing going for this place.”

Reviewed Feb 04, 2019

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Free site is a semi-level dirt lot. Not picky and this site would normally warrant at least 3 stars just for the access to the park and the generosity of the owner for offering free camping options, but the grumpy caretaker/owner/whatever of the pay area next to it was very rude and unprofessional to us "freeloaders" and "asswipes". No... more

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mnp_traveler
24' Gulf Stream Conquest
13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

mnp_traveler would stay here again

“Easy access to Petrified Forest NP”

Reviewed Nov 03, 2018

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This was a super easy overnight right outside the gates to the Petrified Forest NP. There is no rv camping in the park, so this was the perfect alternative. Free and convenient! The sites were fairly level for a quick overnight and it was quiet. Checked-in inside to make sure I was parked on the correct side (there are two areas for rv... more

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3bars
AT&T 3G

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

I Think We're Lost would stay here again

“Super quiet, and desolate. ”

Reviewed Jul 12, 2018

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Awesome place. 1st, in response to the mean old lady running everybody off... she just doesn’t want to pick up your poop. If you have a self contained RV, you’ll be fine. Once I spoke to her and assured her she would NEVER be cleaning up after me, she was completely welcoming. And if she’s reads this, thanks so much. Now the spot... ye... more

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0bars
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85 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Vicaribus would stay here again

“Great free spot for a night”

Reviewed May 03, 2018

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Stopped here for the night on our way from New Mexico to Sedona. Super convenient right off the road we were already traveling on. It is also right at the entrance to the petrified forest which we were told is awesome but we didn’t have time to check out as we got in late and left early. There were a few other rigs there but plenty ... more

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glasgows_onthego
28' Ford Four Winds Five Thousand 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
104 reviews
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Days stayed: 2

glasgows_onthego would stay here again

“Friendly gift shop camping, great location to explore Petrified Forest”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2018

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There are 2 camping areas here. The gift shop on the North side has power hook ups that work and they charge $10 for power. The gift shop on the South side of Petrified Forest Road is the free stay area. The RV's are packed in pretty tight if you take a spot with a picnic table. There is a back lot if you want some more privacy. The pe... more

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2bars
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2bars
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10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 0
“Basic Free campground. This is the only place to stay near the Petrified Forest. ”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2018

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We stayed at the Crystal Forest store, on the south side of the entrance highway. I saw a few back-in sites in use at the store across the street, but didn't get info on that one. Lady running the store where we were was very nice and friendly, when I walked in and asked about complimentary RV parking, she said "They've been waiting... more

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4bars
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TheGalavan
OR 22' Frieghtliner Sprinter
34 reviews
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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

TheGalavan would stay here again

“So convenient - makes the most of Petrified Forest Visit”

Reviewed Nov 15, 2017

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Petrified Forest NP is one that is easy to get to a bit late in the day and then you miss most of the park. It closes at 5pm, so you really need to get there early in the day to see it and get out, get close, and hike into the "off the beaten path" areas. Crystal Forest is just outside the south entrance to the park, making it the p... more

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0bars
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2bars
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Spirit Gypsy
35' Class A
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Spirit Gypsy would stay here again

“A GEM of a place!”

Reviewed Nov 02, 2017

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FREE RV Camping both sides of the road. #No Electric or any hook ups. Drive through sites on the parking lot to the right and back in sites on the other side of road. Each side has picnic tables on cement slab. Sites are pretty level. The closest grocery store is 17 miles away. I had no problems with my Verizon service here. Perf... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

SuZen would stay here again

“Loved the quiet solitude”

Reviewed Oct 29, 2017

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fyi, the electricity is not working... was told by the nice woman at the counter that it got over loaded one night when they were full and the whole system blew out. Didn't sound like they were eager to do anything about it, but for free I was thrilled to be able to spend a night there after my lengthy tour of the Petrified Forest. I w... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
“Got chased off property and flipped the bird ”

Reviewed Jun 06, 2018

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Found this campsite on Campendium, several reviews of people who stayed with no problem. We drove up. Billboard right next to the camping spot literally says “RV parking, Free camping.” So we pull in and start scoping it to see where to camp. Some lady walks out yelling at us (not kind AT ALL) tells us to get out of here, this is priva... more

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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • playground
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • general store
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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