Sunday, June 10, 2012

Terrible's RV Resort in Pahrump, NV -- What a Surprise!

We drove from Williams, AZ to Pahrump, NV and were very impressed with the desert landscapes that we saw. This is very challenging country and we tried to imagine how it was for the early settlers who came by horse and wagon (and very glad to be in our motorhome!)

We arrived in Pahrump and made our way to Terrible's RV Resort, located on the west side of town. We expected more desert, but were very pleasantly surprised when we saw a green oasis and lake seen above. 

 We were delighted to get a beautiful site right across from the lake among the trees and grass. Apparently, there is a sizable spring here that feeds the several acre lake and makes for a very nice RV park. 

The park featured not only the lake, paved sites and great hookups, but also had a very nice restaurant on site. We enjoyed walking around the lake in the evening and meeting the other campers.

 This is the view across from our site and Rick learned that fishing is allowed in the lake. He gave it a good try on our first day in the park, but was not successful in catching any bass. After this, a radio control boat race event was held (more on this in a later post) that kind of churned up the lake and discouraged further fishing.

 On one end of the lake was this waterfall that helped aerate the lake. The lake and amenities make this a great place to set up camp to explore the Death Valley vicinity and well worth a stop if you are in the area.


Ron Howes said...

I'm enjoying your travels, and check the blog often. "Terrible's" RV Park sounds "Terrific"! You are in pretty hot territory now, and I'm wondering how your air conditioners are performing. We've been in the 90's here in Minnesota for several days, and my main unit really has to work to keep the living area in the 80's. Maybe I need a new one, how are your temperatures? Ron

Rick and Orinda said...

We have been in some very warm temps (over 100) several times. Our current coach (Winnebago Tour 42AD) has 3 roof airs and does a fabulous job cooling the coach. Even in the warmest weather, we can cool it right down.

Our prior coach, a Tour 40TD, had the basement A/C and it worked OK, but in extreme heat, did not quite keep up. We like our current arrangement much better.