Fort Bliss RV Park, TX
Despite the rather plain-jane sign, the Fort Bliss RV Park is a real gem. It's quite new with well-designed sites, two modern bathhouses and a recreation and laundry building. Since our last visit in 2008, the park has been doubled in size, now offering 133 sites.
Ft Bliss operates on the first-come/first-served principle. We arrived before lunch and there were two sites available. Trent, in the office, quickly had us registered and on our way to our assigned site, #45. We got lucky this year, as we were several rows back from the highway, and thus a bit quieter.
Although we intended to stay only 2-3 weeks through the holiday season, we ended up here for 9 weeks, thanks to great weather here and pretty miserable weather just east of us.
Date of visit: Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
When we visited El Paso two years ago, we were on site 120, down front near the highway. The Franklin Mountains provide a nice backdrop.
|We were last here in 2008 in the spring. With the front row sites quite close to the highway, they're the last to be taken....and that's where we ended up.|
|Here is a view of the new portion of the park, located to the south of the original campground.|
|As you can see, the trees aren't very big yet in this area, but give them a few years.|
|All the sites are pull-throughs, each angled the same way. Each has a full cement pad and patio, with metal picnic table. It's a very sunny spot, but they have planted some trees which will eventually offer some shade.|
|Easy to forget which row you're on.|
|The modern recreation and laundry building, with the bathhouse just beyond. The open structure to the left is one of several pavilions throughout the CG.|
|In the background are the Franklin Mountains. Just across the street from the office is a small PX mart and Class 6 store, along with a Subway shop.|
|There's a small playground for the young ones.|
|The entrance to the RV park, with the office in the middle.|
|About the only disadvantage to this place is its proximity to a major highway. And we were in the row closest to it.|
|A convenient addition since our visit in 2008 is a shoppette - gas station just scross the road from the entrance to the campground.|
Dump station available
Verizon Broadband Access service
Rates: $18 ($2 off with Golden Age Pass)
133 sites, all with W/E(30/50A)/S
Coord: 31.841164 N, 106.441345 W
Fort Bliss post amenities
Wyler Aerial Tramway
The Franklin Mountains
El Paso Zoo
War Eagles Museum