Campgrounds on or near US Rt 66

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10 years 2 months ago #6371 by retiredarmy
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We are planning a trip after Labor Day to Rt 66. We plan on going up the west coast of FL into LA then north to MS and into AR. From there to Ft Smith and US Rt 66 in OK. Anyone know of any campgrounds on or near Rt 66? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. The CG's can be commercial or FamCamps.
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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #6375 by DoggyDaddy
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Visit www.legendsofamerica.com/66-Mainpage.html and identify the towns you want to stay over at. Then check this List @ rwarn17588.wordpress.com/campgrounds/ of campgrounds. If you don't find a campground near the town on R66, then google the town's website to identify parks.

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10 years 2 months ago #6377 by retiredarmy
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Thanx.


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10 years 2 months ago #6398 by oldchief46
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retiredarmy wrote:

We are planning a trip after Labor Day to Rt 66. We plan on going up the west coast of FL into LA then north to MS and into AR. From there to Ft Smith and US Rt 66 in OK. Anyone know of any campgrounds on or near Rt 66? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. The CG's can be commercial or FamCamps.
Thanks.

Larry G.


Larry, where do you plan to access Rt 66 from Ft Smith? Ft Smith is not anywhere near Rt 66. Oklahoma has more of the original roadway of Rt 66 than any other state. From the west Oklahoma/Texas stateline it either overlays or parallels Interstate 40 to Oklahoma City. From there it angles northeast to Tulsa and then works it's way north-northeast into Kansas and over to Missouri. Between Oklahoma City to Tulsa it pararllels I-44 (Turner Turnpike) but does not overlay the interstate. That entire 120 miles is the "old road", is mostly two lanes and goes through all those little towns. It is a neat drive.

I live in the Oklahoma City area. There are several campgrounds here in town. Only sure of one that is actually on Rt 66 and it is the Twin Fountains RV Park in northeast OKC. Since I always take the Interstate/Turnpike when I go to Tulsa I don't know of any parks actually on Rt 66. BTW, the actual road designation in Oklahoma is State Highway 66 since the Feds did away with the U.S. 66 designation some years ago.

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10 years 2 months ago #6414 by retiredarmy
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Rick: I made an error when I said Ft Smith. We will continue north in AR until we can cross the state line near Miami. I have info about the Miami area. I still have to finalize my route. Thanks for the info around OKC.

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10 years 2 months ago #6425 by DoggyDaddy
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Near the end of your travels following Route 66, you will come along the fun
town of Oatman. A great place to visit! :woohoo:
Oatman is not far from Bullhead City AZ and that is only a few miles from
the Casinos B) of Laughlin NV.

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10 years 2 months ago #6457 by oldchief46
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DoggyDaddy wrote:

Near the end of your travels following Route 66, you will come along the fun
town of Oatman. A great place to visit! :woohoo:
Oatman is not far from Bullhead City AZ and that is only a few miles from
the Casinos B) of Laughlin NV.


We were in Oatman earlier this year while staying in Laughlin. It is a nice little place to visit, especially with the wild burros that wander the streets. I don't recommend that you go there in your RV. One, there is not much of a place to park an RV there. Two, the road in and out is a narrow, two lane road. Nice drive in the car.

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10 years 2 months ago #6482 by retiredarmy
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I've changed my routing at least 4 times in the past week or so. Now we will enter AR from MS and go across AR to Texarkana into TX. Then across TX to Childress and then up to Texola and Rt 66 in OK. Then across OK into either KS or MO and back down to FL. Is there a way to go around OKC?

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10 years 1 month ago #6519 by oldchief46
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retiredarmy wrote:

I've changed my routing at least 4 times in the past week or so. Now we will enter AR from MS and go across AR to Texarkana into TX. Then across TX to Childress and then up to Texola and Rt 66 in OK. Then across OK into either KS or MO and back down to FL. Is there a way to go around OKC?

Larry G


Larry,

Now why would you want to go around OKC? This is one of the best parts of the state. When you approach OKC from the west, either on I-40 or St Hwy 66 you'll come to the Kilpatrick Turnpike. This is the bypass around the north side of OKC from west to east. On the east side of town it connects to I-35 and I-44 just a bit north of St Hwy 66. (I-35 goes north to Kansas and I-44 goes NE to Tulsa and parralels St Hwy 66.) If you do take the Kilpatrick besure to have a bunch of quarters because most of the toll booths are unmanned and require exact change.

The best way to come through OKC is to go straight east on I-40. You can then either take I-44 north and east and hit I-35/I-44/Kilpatrick junction on east side of town or you can go all the way through on I-40 to I-35 then north to the St Hwy 66 junction, north of town.

If it was me and I had never been here I'd schedule a couple of nights at the Rockwell RV Park at I-40 and Rockwell Ave on the west side of town. Then I'd do some exploring of the area. The OKC Bombing Memorial is an unbelievable place to visit. Also, Brick Town, on the east side of downtown has become a tremendous place. It is the old warehouse district that has become an entertainment area complete with street level canal, great baseball park, an NBA arean (where the NBA OKC Thunder play) and many other sights.

Plan to spend a couple of days in our fair city and you'll want to come back. Another RV friend, from Maine, came through Oklahoma for the first time last month. Due to an accident he wound up spending six weeks here and fell in love with the place.

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10 years 1 month ago #6531 by retiredarmy
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Rick: Thanks for all the info. Unfortunately we had to change our plans after we entered OK. The weather turned ugly. We are going to plan another trip out west sometime in the not to far future and go into NM, AZ, and possibly up north to SD. OKC will probably be a part of the trip. Thanx again.

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10 years 1 month ago #6542 by retiredarmy
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Rick: We stayed at Rockwell. Very nice and not expensive. Unfortunately the weather was bad so we couldn't explore. Again, thanks for your info.


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10 years 1 month ago #6555 by oldchief46
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retiredarmy wrote:

Rick: We stayed at Rockwell. Very nice and not expensive. Unfortunately the weather was bad so we couldn't explore. Again, thanks for your info.


Larry G.


Larry, wish we'd been in town, we'd have given you the tour of our fair city. We left town last Sunday and are now in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Apparently the weather really turned sour after we pulled out. Sun was shining Sunday morning. B)

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