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Sandia Casino

by Deena

I'm SO enjoying your books, that I just downloaded today. I live in New Mexico, and we boondock a lot, so these will be a wonderful resource.

Most recently we were in Albuquerque on business -- We had a DELIGHTFUL experience parking at the Sandia Casino, north end of town on Tramway Blvd, not too far off I-10. We were greeted upon arrival by a shuttle driver, welcoming us, and offering to take us back and forth to the casino. While we didn't partake of casino activity we did enjoy an expansive and well prepared buffet meal. The recommended parking overlooked a gorgeous golf course, with view of the Sandia mountains in the background. Lots of places to wander and hike nearby, during our spare time.

Thought you'd like to know about this for future editions of the New Mexico book.

Even though we arrived the day after the huge Good Sam National Rally in Albuquerque, there were not an unreasonable amount of RV's parked at the Casino, and as the week went on, there were even fewer. We'll definitely park there again when we need to be in Albuquerque.

Keep up the good work!

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Jun 14, 2017
by: Arizona

Crazy!! We have stayed at Sandia parking lot at least 20 times in the past. We spend a lot of money at the casino!! Will now stay at new Route 66 RV park!! How can they charge for a hilly piece of asphalt?

Apr 04, 2017
No longer free at Sandia
by: Anonymous

No longer allow free overnight RV parking. $33 with no hookup. Stay at the other casinos or a wall Mart.

Oct 01, 2016
Not free during Fiesta
by: Gail Kapusnick

Starting this year, 2016, the casino is charging some ridiculous rates to park there, $55-$69 per night. For dry camping in a crowded parking lot. If you're going to Fiesta, do yourself a favor and save $20-$30 per night and stay on the Fiesta grounds. While sites with services sell out early, they almost always have dry camping spots available for drive-ups at $35/night. It is so much more convenient along with being cheaper.

Jul 06, 2014
Balloon fest view
by: William

I have stayed here a few times and watched the yearly balloon launches from here. I went down to the festival a couple of times and watched the launches from just below the parking lot on a pedestrian bridge.
I have boondocked all over Texas, New Mexico and Colorado and used the shunpikers guide when it was available. They need to make one for Colorado.
Colorado has a lot of National Forest as well great for boondocking.

May 28, 2009
Casino Parking
by: Deena

No charge to park in the casino lot at Sandia. I do know many others have so-called RV parks. Like San Carlos , near Globe, yuk!

Thanks again for your good books.


May 28, 2009
Parking Still Free?
by: Marianne

Thanks so much Deena for the great feedback on the ebooks and also for the tip about the Sandia Casino. I'm presuming it was still free parking. We found some casinos have added campground areas where they now charge (campground rates) for RV parking.

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