Date of Stay: August, 2014
Very nice RV park with friendly staff. Good for overnighter or tour of Amarillo. All gravel roads and sites. Roads could stand some repair but sites are level and easy access. Short fence and some grass between pull-through sites. Much needed repairs/upgrades being made. Easy access to I-40 but far enough away that the noise is not bothersome. Well stocked gift/collectible shop may cost you more than your site fee! Shopping and numerous restaurants in the area. We will stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Nothing great, but certainly nothing bad. Good place to stay overnight or to tour Raton area. All gravel. Sites are level. Very friendly staff. Easy access a little off of I-25. Evening ice cream social and morning pancake breakfast (in season). We will stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Another great trip to Fun Valley, our 11th. Can’t imagine why anyone thinks the work campers are unfriendly unless they assume all retirees are old grouches. Most all have worked there for years and are very friendly and helpful. Roads are paved, sites are grass and/or native soil covered with spruce needles. Many on site activities including stocked trout ponds, miniature golf, paddle boats, float on the river, bike rental, nighttime entertainment, C&W dancing some nights, grocery, large clean staffed laundry. Some things to be aware: The name is Fun Valley Family Resort. They rent to families only. And it is a "gated" park. Only registered guest may enter. There is an even mix of families and retirees, with many of the retirees bringing their grandchildren. The park is large, about 3/4 mile end to end and on both sides of the river. It is an old park (1959) with 400+ RV sites laid out when RVs were much smaller. Sites range from quite large to tight. Some sites in the trees seem somewhat haphazard but that is because they simply put them where the trees were not. No reservations taken and no sites preassigned. You check in, drive thru until you see a site you like, and park there. During very busy times you may not be able to get a site you would prefer. Last week of June to end of July can be very busy. If there is a lot of rain, some of the sites can be somewhat muddy for 2-3 days. Sites in the trees are mostly 30 amp, sites in the “meadow” are mostly 20 amp. WiFi is weak, but available. Unlike most RV parks, there are always people out walking, biking, jogging, fishing, visiting, etc through out the day. So it always appears busy. We will stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Very nice RV park. Nice staff. Sites are wide with lots of room between you and your neighbors. Everything worked well. Only used the wi-fi a minimum, but it worked when I did. Barbeque served on site was good, and price reasonable considering you would have to drive nearly 20 miles to the nearest town to eat otherwise. Two separate fenced dog areas, and we always found at least one empty to let our dog in without having to worry about other dogs. Kids would be entertained by the rabbits roaming through the sites. Only downsides: 1. it is nearly 20 miles to the town of Carlsbad and another 25+ to the caverns. 2. There are burrs in some parts of the grass in the sites. Our dog got them in her feet and could barely walk when we unknowingly let her walk there. Barefoot kids could have a problem also. We would stay there again when in the area.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Great park, great owner. Very friendly and helpful. Very good paved roads, level gravel sites. Very clean and well kept park. One side, about 1/3 of park, was full time/long time residents. Apparently they are held to a high standard as all sites and rigs were clean, neat, and well kept. Everything worked well including laundry. WiFi was about the best I have found in an RV park. Day to day side of park was less than half full and the owner kept at least one empty site between everyone. If the park were full some sites could be a little problem. A number of them were "buddy" type sites where rigs would be parked door side to door side sharing a common area and single table. But it would have to be near full for that to happen. Our daughter, a friend, and our grandson met us there. They rented a "cabin" that was more like a luxury apartment. A king BR, a queen BR, large living room, full kitchen, dining area, plus outside covered deck with another dining table. All for $35/nt! Heck of a lot better than a hotel room. Will definitely return when in the area.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Very nice RV park. Very friendly staff. They have different levels of sites labeled "basic", "deluxe", "premium", and "luxury". Also have some back-in sites. Level of satisfaction would depend on your location. Some sites were quite small. But the park was about half full when we were here and the smaller sites were not occupied. Appeared those may be used only when the park is near full. Most sites were fairly close, but premium and luxury sites had most room. We were in a premium site. Had plenty of room for slides and awning. Had table and grill. Rate reflects KOA card rate. Luxury sites had nice patios with fireplace, nicer table and chairs, and glider type "love seats". But were a little pricey. Roads are paved, sites are gravel, with upper level sites having concrete runners to park on. Lots of trees in most sections, but less so on the eastern edge. Full breakfast served daily (seasonal), but we did not try it. Good cable TV and strong Wi-Fi signal. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Nice clean well kept park. Lots of trees, but well trimmed so little danger of hitting one. Paved roads, gravel sites. Most appeared to be level, but may need a little leveling on some. Adequate room for slides and awning. Nice playground and pool. Very friendly staff. Served all you can eat barbeque on Friday night (very good) and all you can eat hamburgers/hot dogs Saturday night (did not try). Hay ride afterward (did not go). Convenient to I-40 but far enough away there was no road noise. I would stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Nice clean well kept RV park, not a campground. Located out of the way behind the expo center. No on-site office, just a drop box for fee. There is an on-site host who was very friendly and helpful. All paved roads and all pull through concrete sites. Sites are arranged in pairs with hookups in the center between the sites. If the rigs in paired sites both have street side slides, they could end up being very close together on the hookup side. Sites were also a little short, in my case having to park the truck partly in the drive. Not a particular problem as there was almost no traffic and the drive was adequately wide. On the door side, a common area is shared with the rig in the next site over. Table, grill, and tree at each site with the tree being a divider between the two common areas. Very near Will Rogers Museum and Davis Gun and Historical Museum. Small playground. Laundry machines available. Some could have an issue with the following; 1. Closeness of the sites on the hookup side. It was less than half full when we were there (on labor day weekend) and there was no one next to us on either side so room was not a problem. 2. Very brightly lit at night. No problem for us but some like it dark. 3. Rail line several blocks away with train horns blowing frequently. But at night they must ease off as I barely heard one or two at night. 4.Out of the way across town from the interstate and not well marked. Check a map carefully so you know how the get there. Host said they were trying to get them to put up more signs. I would stay there again.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
Good RV park. Nothing great, nothing bad. Convenient to I-25 and downtown Raton and local dining and shopping. Gravel roads and sites. Ours was level and others appeared to be. Very quiet. Would stay here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
What a great park. Formerly state park, now city operated. Very large park (500+ acres) with a comparatively few RV and tent sites making for a very quiet park. Coded gate only allows registered users in. River side has only 10, 50-amp sites with few trees. 10 more 30-amp FHU sites with more trees. Hill side has 20, 30-amp FHU sites with lots of trees, plus 20 or so 30-amp water/elec only sites with nearby dump station. Not your traditional RV park. No side by side sites. All FHU sites are pull through and all on the hill side are spaced along each side of the road so that your curb side faces a large well kept open area and beyond that an unkempt "wild" area. Deer roam in and out of the "wild" area into the camp sites. Cabin and tent sites are in different areas. Several miles of quiet roadway for walking/biking and several more miles of off road developed hiking/biking trails thru dense woods. Very dark at night as only lights are at the scattered restroom and other buildings. No WiFi or cable TV. Not a problem for us, but may be for some. Did not use park restrooms/showers, but a peek inside they appeared clean and well kept. Will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
Nice park. Lots of trees, lots of shade. Paved roads, gravel sites. Sites generally appeared level, but some appeared as if they tended to slope to the downhill side. Sites well spaced with tables and firepits in most. Cable TV was fuzzy. WiFi had strong signal, but was slow. Fine for checking e-mail and casual browsing, but not for sites with heavy download content. Breakfast and dinner available in clubhouse (for purchase) on weekends. However we did not try them so can't comment on quality. Special activities including hayrides also on weekends. Nice pool and playground. Separate tent camping area. Very friendly and helpful staff. Convenient to I-40 but about a mile away through trees and hills so road noise was not a problem. Would stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Nice but very basic park, and your level of satisfaction may vary greatly depending on your site location. Paved road to office, gravel interior roads and sites. Sites fairly level, but park is on a hillside and some sites tend to slope downhill. A number of rigs (including ours) had blocks under the downhill side to get level. Located in a very barren area southwest of Santa Fe. Lots of trees have been planted, but are many years from being shade trees. Some sites had tables, many did not. No fire pits. And even charcoal grills are not allowed during high fire danger periods. Site size varies from fairly large to typical close side by side. Many sites have concrete patios (for extra dollars), but even those vary considerably. Some have nice large patios with tables, some have narrow strips of concrete not large enough for a table. Landscape maintenance was somewhat odd. It appeared to be left to grow to the natural state of the native vegetation. On some sites the vegetation was only a few inches tall. Others, like the open site next to ours, it was nearly waist deep. An Airstream two sites over, had vegetation about knee high just outside their door! If they had had a table (which they did not), the vegetation would have been over the seats. Wi-fi was unusable. Their info sheet said you could get high speed connection in the office area. I did not try it. No cable TV. Easy access off I-25. Fairly convenient to restaurants/shopping (3-4 miles) and downtown (7-8 miles). Very friendly staff. Lady stayed well past normal office closing time (7 PM) as she had 2 late arrivals (including us). OK for an overnight stop. But I would probably look elsewhere for an extended stay.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
Very nice RV park. Has clean, well kept grounds. Paved roads throughout. Sites are very roomy, especially the pull throughs. Very easy access to downtown as the street in front runs straight to downtown area and convenient parking, about 3 miles. Bus stop is directly in front of park if you choose to ride the bus. Office provides bus information. High water pressure at 140 psi, but office warned of the fact and had regulators for purchase if you do not have your own. No firepits. No problem for us, but may be for some. Cable TV great, WiFi had a good signal but a little slow. Not a great area of town, but never felt there was any reason to be concerned in the RV park, or going to/from it.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
Very nice campground convenient to downtown Hot Springs. Sites were shady and roomy, some more than others. Sites are built into a hillside and tiered so that each site is a little higher than the neighbor so that you are not looking directly into your neighbors window. Clean well kept grounds. Paved roads, gravel sites. Our site was very level and most others appeared to be also. Very nice hosts. Some premium sites available (at higher cost) with more room, concrete patios, nicer tables, hammocks, etc. Only downside (if it could be called that) was somewhat low water pressure. But not a real problem. Would stay there again.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
Very nice RV park. Clean and very well kept grounds and nice landscaping. Several small ponds to add to the view. Most sites are long pull thru with good grassy areas, picnic table, and fire ring/grill. Very nice & friendly staff. Free shuttle to First Monday Trades Day grounds. New park that will only get better as it matures a little. New trees planted at most sites will add much more beauty to the park as they grow.