“the place of the little hills”
“Homolovi” is Hopi for “Place of the Little Hills” — the traditional name for Winslow, Arizona.
Homolovi State Park now serves as a center of research for the late migration period of the Hopi from the 1200s to the late 1300s. While archaeologists study the sites and confer with the Hopi to unravel the history of Homolovi, Arizona State Parks provides the opportunity for visitors to visit the sites and use park facilities including a visitor center and museum, various trails and a campground. Several covered picnic tables are located throughout the park. Pullouts provide the opportunity to observe wildlife in this park of over 4,000 acres at an elevation of 4,900 feet.
I really enjoyed staying overnight here. For me, being part of the open range seemed to spark the imagination of "yester-years". The park has two areas of Hopi Indian ruins to see. There are some walking trails perhaps a bit too soft sandy for trail bikes but they are allowed if you want. There is a park office where staff was very informative and helpful. Don't expect a lot of amenities other than electric, water, a clean campground with clean showers and restrooms. My wife would have preferred more of a traditional RV Park. I felt this was a worthwhile stop, especially if you enjoy learning or expanding Indian history.
Loved my stay here! Was a very peaceful, restful stop! It was not over crowded and the rangers were very friendly. I could not get the shower to lock, but I felt safe, which was important being a female traveling alone. Pet friendly and loved the open range. Made for great sunsets and awesome view of the stars!
Price was $7.00 per carload, but included in the camping fee if you stay at the park. Two ruins, each had over 1,000 rooms. Sounds incredible, because it is. I have never, ever seen so much pottery just laying around. Not much is left of the house, but plenty of pottery. Check their website for a great MP3 audio self tour for the Homolovi II site. Rangers were incredibly nice.
Entrance to the state park is included in the campground fee, so we found it very inexpensive to stay here. Sites had water and electricity or nothing. Rangers and camp host were very nice and helpful. Bathrooms appeared very nice. Not any other amenities in campground.
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Homolovi State Park
- Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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