SAYRE, Okla. — We have discovered a feature of RV travel that we didn’t expect to find.
It’s called “Public RV” camping.
We discovered it in this community that sits precisely midway between Amarillo and Oklahoma City. We camped at a city-run park that just happens to have about 60 RV campsites. Some of them are pull-through sites, which is our strongly preferred type; they have water and electricity; we get decent antenna TV reception.
And we paid all of $12 for our overnight stay. Twelve whole American dollars!
We have discovered this form of RV camping while scouring through our huge directory of campsites across the country.
My wife and I have made pact that we’re going to look for this kind of campsite as we continue our trek across North America.
We aren’t too big into those fancy-schmancy RV “resorts.” People are packed too tightly into some of them we’ve seen. We prefer a more “rustic” setting to park our fifth wheel.
We do use our Texas state park pass that gets into our state’s parks for free; sure, we pay for nightly use, but the pass waives our entry fee.
Sayre’s park is actually quite nice. It’s clean, well-manicured, well-lit, pet-friendly.
It’s also inexpensive. We fixed-income travelers appreciate that aspect of “public RV” camping most of all.