Homolovi State Park RV & Campground Guide
If you’re interested in Native American history, Homolovi State Park is more than a vacation — it’s a fascinating opportunity to get a peek at research into the Hopimigration from the 1200s and 1300s. Just a quick walk from your campsite, you can watch archaeologists as they unearth historic ruins and check out educational exhibits about the life of the ancient people who once walked the same paths.
Located near Winslow in northeastern Arizona, Homolovi State Park also offers a wild high desert experience. You'll hike through the rugged and rocky terrain on the park’s trail network, watch the sunset over the distant peaks, and enjoy a spectacular display of stars in the night sky. Since this park is located in the rain shadow of the San Francisco Peaks, days are mostly dry and clear. Come any time of the year, but be sure to pack for winters that can drop down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit and summers that top out in the low 90s.
Spring 63-80 F
Summer 91-94 F
Fall 59-84 F
Winter 48-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Homolovi State Park
No matter when you’re planning to visit Homolovi State Park, an RV makes a convenient home base; it keeps you warm in the winter and offers welcome shade in the height of the summer. Don’t have an RV? An RV rental from RVshare is an ideal way to try out the mobile lifestyle and enjoy a cozy visit to Homolovi.
Homolovi State Park Campground
The most convenient spot to enjoy the park is with a campsite at the Homolovi State Park Campground. Located inside the gates, this spot places the trails right at your doorstep. You'll wake up to sweeping views of the desert and watch the sunset over the mountains in the distance from your picnic table. This campground offers a variety of RV-friendly sites, each with electric and water hookups. Most spots feature 30-amp service, though several offer an option for 50-amp service. Keep in mind that during the winter months, water is only available at the on-site dump station. Are you coming in a big rig? No problem — the biggest sites at this campground can accommodate vehicles up to 83 feet long. Choose from both pull-through and back-in sites to fit your skill level and preferences. If you’re towing a passenger vehicle behind your RV, it’s allowed for free in the campground; a separate second vehicle comes with an extra fee of $15 per night. Nightly fees start at $25; booking is available online.
Looking for a free campsite near Homolovi State Park? Head to McHood Park, which lies about 20 minutes south. This remote park is run by the city of Winslow, and it offers 12 primitive dry campsites near the McHood Park Clear Creek Reservoir. If your RV is fully stocked, this park is a great option. Campsites overlook the water, so you can wake up to spectacular views. During the summer, join the locals in swimming or fishing in the reservoir. Although there are no hookups, your pets are welcome as long as they’re on a leash. Bringing a boat? A small boat launch makes it easy to get on the water. About 2.5 miles upstream, you’ll reach the beautiful Clear Creek Canyon. The campground is located northeast of the park itself, ensuring a quiet environment. There are vault toilets on-site for convenience.
Meteor Crater RV Park
Drive 27 miles west of Homolovi State Park, and you’ll discover the fantastic Meteor Crater RV Park. This RV park is located close to Arizona’s fascinating meteor crater, which is one of the most intact impact sites in the world. In fact, your site comes with a discount on tickets to see the crater. Whether you’re coming for the week or just stopping by en route to the state park, you’ll enjoy the Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, hot showers, and dump station. There’s even a gas station on-site, so you can fill up quickly before hitting the road. Each of the 71 RV sites is pull-through and can hold vehicles up to 60 feet long. Enjoy full hookups at 36 of the sites and electric and water service at the other spots. In the morning, pop over to the recreation area for free coffee. Sites with full hookups start at $50 per night in the winter and $55 per night in the summer.
Jack's Canyon Camping and Climbing Area
Hoping to combine your trip to Homolovi State Park with a bit of climbing? Plan to stay at Jack's Canyon Camping and Climbing Area in the Coconino National Forest. This spot is situated about an hour south of the park, but it’s well worth the drive. Campsites here overlook the rugged terrain of Jack’s Canyon, which is popular with rock climbers and hikers. Bring your gear and enjoy a sport climb using the well-maintained fixed anchors on more than 300 routes. You’ll also find hiking trails and plenty of room to relax. Campsites are free and open year-round. Load up on supplies in Winslow — this primitive campground doesn’t have hookups. You’ll find vault toilets on-site.
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What to Do at
Homolovi State Park
Homolovi State Park sits on land that was once occupied by the Hopi tribe.
Inside Homolovi State Park
Start your trip in the visitor center, which offers fascinating exhibits about the ancient ways of life. Then, head out to the ruins to imagine how the Hopi lived and worked on the land. If you want to get up close and personal with the desert scenery, hike the 1.2-mile Nasungvö Trail through the high prairie, or look out for petroglyphs on the Tsu'vö Trail. Homolovi rangers run regular educational programs throughout the year.
Outside Homolovi State Park
The area just outside Homolovi State Park is home to several restaurants, shops, and other attractions. Many of these establishments pay tribute to famous Route 66, which ran near the area. Some shops also feature Native American jewelry and crafts.
Fill up on delicious Mexican food at this laid-back spot, which sits less than 10 minutes from the park entrance.
Location: 3 Transcon Ln, Winslow, AZ 86047
Root Beer Stand
A Winslow standby, the Root Beer Stand is a fun way to step into the past. Come for a snack and a drink, and stick around for some of the best people-watching in town.
Type: Fast Food
Location: 1001 N Williamson Ave, Winslow, AZ 86047
This award-winning restaurant, which is located at the La Posada Hotel, serves delicious Southwestern meals and refreshing martinis in an upscale environment.
Type: Southwestern, martinis
Location: 303 E 2nd St, Winslow, AZ 86047
Bojo's Grill & Sports Club
Catch the game or enjoy a beer at this relaxed joint, which is known for its hearty portions and laid-back vibe.
Location: 117 W 2nd St, Winslow, AZ 86047
Step back into the glory days of Route 66 at the Sipp Shoppe, which features a classic retro diner vibe. Don’t miss the popular milkshakes.
Type: Breakfast, diner
Location: 101 W 2nd St, Winslow, AZ 86047
Standin’ On The Corner RT66 Gift Shop
Located near the Standin’ on the Corner Park, this little shop is a great place to pick up Route 66-themed souvenirs.
Location: 108 Old Hwy 66, Winslow, AZ 86047
Arizona Indian Arts
Pick up a piece by a local Native American artist at Arizona Indian Arts. Part gallery, part shop, this is a fun place to spend an hour.
Location: 204 E 2nd St, Winslow, AZ 86047
Standin’ on the Corner Park
Don’t miss this tiny park in Winslow, which acts as a monument to the famous Eagles song “Take It Easy." Bring your camera and pose for a photo near the statue.
Location: Winslow, AZ
At nearly 1 mile in diameter, this massive crater is all that remains of a meteor that crashed into the earth more than 50,000 years ago. Hike the Crater Trail, stop in to see the exhibits in the visitor center, and pop into the gift shop.
Location: Winslow, AZ
About 1.5 hours east of Homolovi, the Petrified Forest is a fascinating spot to spend an afternoon. Hike through a forest of trees that have been turned to stone over time, and marvel at the colorful hues of the desert.
The Cracks Trail
Hike along a massive crack canyon in the desert at this trail, which is located about an hour east of the park.
Location: Rimrock, AZ
Clear Creek Reservoir
Go swimming and fishing in this large reservoir, which sits south of Winslow on Highway 99.
Location: Winslow, AZ
How to Get to
Homolovi State Park
Homolovi State Park is located just off Interstate 40 near Winslow, Arizona. To get there, take the exit for Highway 87 and drive north.
Entering Homolovi State Park
The park entrance is just off AZ State Route 87, just over a mile off of I40 exit 257.
Per Vehicle : $7
1 - 4 adults
Per Bicycle : $3