February 16 to February 22, 2009
February 20, 2009 - Parked at Oaxaca Trailer Park, Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Oaxaca City is a fantastic destination. There's enough to see and do here to keep you busy for weeks, if not months. The problem is that RV parks are limited. Far above town is the San Felipe Trailer Park. In our book Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping, 3rd Edition, we say it's suitable for smaller rigs. After taking another look recently we still think so, say coaches to about 30 feet or very small trailers pulled by seasoned drivers. Drivers of coaches over 25 feet or pulling trailers should make the drive first in something smaller to learn the route and its problems. There will be a lot more about the route in the upcoming fourth edition of our book.
That leaves the Oaxaca Trailer Park. Facilities here are poorly maintained and the park size keeps decreasing as modern office buildings replace camping slots.
At this time there are two office buildings on the south edge of the park. The second is just being completed and it's a beautiful building - from the front. Eight long slots with full hookups remain for RVers as well as three long slots with no electricity and about 10 short slots, some with partial hookups.
For those of you who know the park: the access road to the right of the entrance still has the short slots along the eastern wall open. The farthest north access road is still in use with the long slots on the right all available and also most of the short slots on the left. Once construction debris is cleared there may be quite a few more slots available as well. It depends upon how much of the RV park is given up for parking slots for the office building.
Those of you who have visited the Oaxaca Trailer Park will probably find the pictures below to be quite nostalgic. Those who have not visited might find them appalling. Despite all of its problems this contunues to be one of our favorite Mexican campgrounds.
No word on how long this park will remain open. With the current financial crisis building has really slowed in Mexico so we hope the park makes it through until our fifth edition in 2012.