Las Vegas Strip
Have you traveled to Las Vegas in your RV yet? Driving around Las Vegas, we saw a lot of RV parks, however, if you want to stay on the Las Vegas Strip in your RV, then you’ll need to go to Circus Circus RV Park. This RV park used to be a KOA park, several years ago. We stayed there about 7 years ago, when it was Circus Circus KOA, and we just revisited the RV park this past holiday season. This time, we stayed for a month and a half, arriving for Thanksgiving, 2015 and leaving shortly after New Year’s, 2016.
The RV Park
Circus Circus RV Park does have a monthly rate and we were pleasantly surprised that they do NOT charge for monthly utilities. Sites range from a 20 ft. space with electric hook up only, up to an 80 ft. space with full hook ups. Amenities include: office store which has Circus Circus / Vegas souvenirs, some basic RV essentials (hoses, kitchen supplies, outdoor mats, etc.), some groceries (snack foods, refrigerated foods like milk, beverages, ice cream), arcade, dog park, pool & hot tub, playground, laundry, showers & restrooms, propane and dump station.
The premier sites included a little paved patio with a table and chairs and lighted lamp post. Seemed nice for sitting outside. We noticed that the park appeared to be improving their park layout and adding more sites. Some of the new sites had a lighted lamp post as well.
Overall, the RV park is an all paved lot with some grassy “islands” at the front /end of the site rows. Each site is clearly marked and the full hook up sites have a red rock gravel area where the hook ups are placed.
The Dog Park
The RV park was a bit different from when it was a KOA, especially the dog run area. The dog run area used to be separate caged gravel runs (several in a row) near the outskirt/back section of the park. Today, there is a fenced dog park that has a few dog agility obstacles with a sand/dirt ground. It’s a nice little area and seems like an improvement to me, especially if your dog likes it and if people keep it nice and clean. The dog park is now located at the front of the park, near the RV park office, laundry and restrooms area. We also noticed a dog bathing station next to the dog park (a large standing tub which could probably hold two large dogs at once). Nice amenity for dog owners.
The Office Staff
The office staff were very nice and helpful. The office is open until 7 p.m. and you can receive mail, although it was NOT without difficulty. The office is GREAT with securing your mail and helping in any way… but the mail seems to disappear in limbo for several days until it arrives to you. We didn’t receive our Christmas cards (mailed a week before Christmas) until January 4-9th! We learned that USPS mail is delivered to the Circus Circus Hotel first and then sent over to the RV Park, but the time factor is still crazy LONG! UPS delivery with Amazon Prime was better, but we would not recommend receiving mail if you’re only staying a week.
Circus Circus RV park has its own security that patrols. We noticed that the Las Vegas police on bicycles, patrol as well. Throughout our stay, we felt comfortable and we enjoyed being on the strip. The park seemed to fill up on Wednesdays or Thursdays, remain full throughout the weekend, and typically clear out on Sundays.
Walk or Drive
We walked only once down to the Bellagio and Paris. Afterward, we realized that the round trip of 6-7 miles was a bit much for our legs! For the rest of our visit, we drove down the strip and had no problem parking (for free) in a few different hotel casino parking garages. The busiest parking garage seemed to be the Fashion Show Mall parking garage, although it was Christmas time.
Of course, Circus Circus Casino is one of the older casinos on the strip and as such it’s not as fancy and shiny as the Bellagio. However, Circus Circus RV Park was just fine for us… Full Hook Ups and a stay on the Vegas Strip. Location is the plus for this RV destination.