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A rather good RV Park in the Yuma area for a night or two. The RV Park is well to the south of I-8, so a lack of traffic noise. In fact, there is virtual no traffic sounds here. Military jets and helicopters will occasionally disrupt the quiet. Farm land, and a few homes borders the RV Park. I suspect strong winds may cause some blowing dust problems. There is an excellent pool here. The clubhouse is in extreme need of an update. Overall, I enjoyed my stay, and will likely return.

     

Alamo Lake

Wenden, Arizona

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Alamo Lake SP has five separate campgrounds. This review is for Campground C, which has electric and water hook-ups at developed sites. In my view, based on my stay, the Arizona State Park systems is misleading campers. Alamo Lake SP is hyped as a magnificent star gazing place to camp. This is not so for Campground C. To my surprise, on a moonless sky night, I discovered the campground has at least seven bright glowing street lights. Those lights definitely interfere with viewing the stars. The bright casting glow of Phoenix is also, present in the sky here. Sites are somewhat attractive. A combination of pull-through and back-ins. A few are not level. The loop road is very rough. Oddly, the dump station sits at the entrance and exit to the campground. If an RV is dumping, the exit can be blocked. We camped here in a motorhome and will not return during the spring break period.

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This is one of our favorite places to swim and to enjoy the migration of birds. Unfortunately, the Lea Lake campground is not one of our favorite campgrounds. Like many other New Mexico State Park campgrounds it is in need of loving care. During our stay the houseflies were horrendous. It must be a seasonal thing or poor sanitation. We have been here before during October and each time we had hundreds of flies on the Motorhome. Park staff like to indicate the restroom was clean by marking down the date and time it was clean. Doing so does not actually make the restroom clean. Restroom conditions are terrible and appear to be in need of a massive professional cleaning service. They have been neglected for months. For mysterious reasons the day use area restroom was closed on October 17. The campground restroom became the only usable restroom in the park. Simple household metal trash cans are utilized here for trash. Raccoons go through them every night and litter the surrounding area with trash. Park staff does not always pick-up the trash. There were a couple of campground host units on site. During our week stay we didn't see them doing anything, but drive around on carts. There is Wi-Fi here and it actually works well at certain times of the day.

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This is an excellent RV park for an overnight stay. It is just a vast gravel area with widely spaced meter boxes. One row of sites has a few trees. The sites are gravel just like the access roads and just like everything else. The exception is a grassy area for pets and a dying grass lawn on one side of the clubhouse. The advertised Wi-Fi is actually the network of an adjacent Quality Inn, which allows users of the RV Park to use the Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi does not extend into the RV Park. The Quality Inn allows the RV Park users access to the pool and the fitness room. The pool is not heated. After a few weeks on a journey to campgrounds and RV Parks well beyond the city life, the noise of Deming was noticeable. Train and I-10 traffic noise woke us up several times during the night. We have been here before and will likely return for overnight stay.

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We were looking forward to staying at this State Park campground for a few days. After one overnight, we were glad we only paid for one night. We should of followed our instincts the moment we drove-in, and left. There is so much open space along the lake, but the campground sites are packed into a small and congested area. The campground is situated well above the lake with excellent views. Access to the lake from the campground is difficult. Some sites are level and sufficient for moderate size RV units. Most are not level and nearly all are without spaciousness and privacy from the neighbors. The paved loop roads are narrow and could be a challenge for a big rig. What drove us away was the unexpected crowd and residential living. It was mid-week during October and only a few sites were available. By evening the place was full. Supposedly, there a 14 day limit. Many of the campers looked like they have been on site for many weeks. Many had school age kids and we wondered why they were not in school. The noise level here at night was rather bad. Needless say, we will not return to this place.

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We stayed here a couple of nights in the Blanca Campground just before the seasonal restroom closure. Perhaps because of the pending closure and the departure of the campground host, the restroom was left untouched in a poor sanitary condition. The same status prevailed in the adjacent Willow Campground. Loop roads are gravel and the spacious sites are basically a combination of dirt and loose gravel. There are an assortment of sites and most will accommodate various size RVs. Privacy at both campgrounds is at a premium with plenty of juniper trees and other native vegetation. Both campgrounds are on the edge of the Verizon zone. In the Blanca campground cell phone reception is sufficient between sites 39 and 45. At the Willow Campground, reception is best at site 21. Otherwise there is zero VZ coverage here. To find the lake one must go hiking. The lake level is extremely low and there is evidence its been low for a prolonged period of time. Actual access to the lake is difficult due to the soft quick sand like surface along the water edge. Only a few other campers during our stay on a weekend. It was very quiet with dark sky nights and secluded. We stayed here in a Motorhome.

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This is an upgraded modernized campground with a lucrative restroom. Unfortunately, the park system did not have the wisdom to produce a campground with spacious sites. Generally, the sites are unleveled, close together and most are out in the open with little privacy. The best sites and more spacious reside on the outer edge above the lake. The campground is locate well above the lake, along the edge of a very steep slope. There is little or no access to the lake. Boating, water skiing, tubing, and other water activities are permitted. For some odd reason swimming is not permitted. After paying the steep price for camping, we had to use quarters to take a shower. Sites come with electric, but there is no water at the sites. Water spigots are difficult to locate and most are not along roadway. There is not much to do at this campground. There is limited lake access, a few short trails and everyone, including day users, are crowded into a small area. At least on the weekend this arrangement results in considerable disturbing campground noise. We camped here in a Motorhome and we will not return to this State Park.

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The 30 year old plus campground restrooms are shameful. They can only be used by one person at a time. So if someone has actually paid for a shower, the toilet is not available. Overlooking the restroom situation, this is an excellent park and an excellent place for RV camping. There are three campground loops with an assortment of sites. Most are level, some are pull through, and nearly all are very spacious with attractive juniper and pinyon trees. Verizon works great here and we had no problem getting Dish Network. Water is not included at the sites, but at some sites the spigots are rather close for a temporary connection. Sites have a view of the Spanish Peaks and the lakes.

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We stayed here a couple of times during the month of September including the final night of the 2016 season. We really liked this Colorado State Park due to spacious sites, which have tremendous views of the dunes and the massive mountain range. The showers are coin operated and the overnight price is steep when the day pass is figured into the cost. Yet, these drawbacks appear to be the norm for Colorado State Parks. The campground loop roads are paved and narrow. The entrance road to the park is gravel. The electric hook-up is on the wrong side, but this can be corrected by going the "wrong way" on the loop road. The campground is isolated and beneath a dark sky zone. At least during September the majority of the sites are unoccupied. The San Luis Valley gets really cold at night. Colorado ought to be embarrassed charging campers for a shower after collecting $31 for the night. We may return on future visit to GSDNP.

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An excellent NPS campground situated miles beyond civilization in a true dark sky location of the southwest. Most of the campground sites are spacious and especially so for the RV designated sites. There are about seven level back-in sites, (one paved), to the right and left of the pay station and near the restroom. These sites may accommodate an RV up to 40 feet. There was plenty of room for my 24 foot motorhome. Additionally, there are a few pull-over sites, some level, which have the potential to accommodate an RV. Sites come with a table and a shade wind protection Ramada. There is only one water spigot, which is located at the restroom. The typical 1960 style NPS restroom is equipped with one or two toilets depending on gender. Best to plan on getting up early in order to use the restroom. Also, plan on arriving prior to noon in order to acquire one those RV sites. The view is spectacular and the canyon ruins are nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome and would stay here again.

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This is the one and only RV park near Capulin Volcano National Monument. It is good for a quiet overnight stay either before or after visiting the national monument, which is three miles to the north of town. The listed amenities are sufficient and the sites are wide enough. The WiFi is extremely poor, minimal range, and I suspect there is just a simple WiFi extender. We found the highway noise to be minimal at night, and the town is rather quiet except for a few distant barking dogs. Verizon 4g works well here. We were not able to connect with Dish due to a row of trees. During our stay the owners were present, most of the time, and they take considerable pride in the upkeep of their RV Park. We stayed here in Motorhome.

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This NPS campground has two loops and each has an assortment of spacious sites suitable for an RV. Motorhomes or trailers over 32 feet have fewer potential sites to select. The key to a good site is to arrive early. We stayed here for five nights. At 4 o'clock each afternoon the swarm arrives and most sites are taken by sunset. Weekends fill up by noon. The only available water is located at the restrooms. Nearly all sites are shaded by pinyon pines and the loop roads are paved. We stayed here in a Motorhome and will likely return some day.

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The pool is the main attraction and the RV sites are a sideshow. Both were a disappointment for us. If you come here for the pool expect to be joined by the local population from morning to closing time. The pool water is hot, 98 F or higher, which made any prolong stay in the water somewhat dangerous and uncomfortable. Loud music is played over multiple speakers, which can be heard at the RV sites. Sounds of people screaming, yelling, and splashing can be heard at the RV sites till closing time. The most disturbing aspect of the RV sites are the overhead stadium bright lights. One was directly over our Motorhome. The sites are tight, dirt base, and dusty. It rained during the night and what a mess. The Wi-Fi is terrible. VZ 4G does not work well here. There are a total of two toilets and two shower stalls. The RV crowd, tent campers, cabin and lodge users all compete for those two toilets. Safety and security here was a concern for us. Rift raft pool users wander around the RV sites. Perhaps that is the reason for those bright lights at night. We had planned to stay two nights, but rejected any thought of another night. We stayed here in a Motorhome and we will never be back.

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This is a rather good place to stay, adjacent to a lake, during the week days. The campgrounds tend to be noisy and crowded on the weekends by boaters and family groups. RV campers tend to occupy the non-reservation sites and the reservation sites are primarily unoccupied and available for one night at a time. Supposedly, one night at a time. The office staff becomes highly irritated when a camper wants to stay in a reservation site without a reservation. The staff fails to indicate, which sites are available. So much easier to stay in the air conditioned office and fool arrivals the reservation sites are occupied. Still, overall, an enjoyable place to stay with excellent views of the mountains, and quiet sounds of an isolated location off I-25.

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This is another New Mexico State Park gradually showing signs of neglect. The staff, when present if at all, are getting lazy. The 15 reservation sites were empty each night and the online reservation web site clearly indicated all 15 sites to be available for one night at a time. Yet the staff fails to flip over the site's reservation marker. Just the same we stayed over night in one of the reservation sites. This becomes a necessity because rift raft types hang out for extended periods in the south part of the loop. Campground roads are mostly dirt and become muddy following a rain. Many of the cottonwoods and pine trees have died. Plenty of trash gets littered by people who are fishing and most of the trash looks like it been in place for months. Staff likes to hang-out in some sort of utility room at the restroom. They do this instead of opening up the visitor center and office. Despite the short comings, this is a great place to bird watch and to enjoy the sounds of the Rio Grande. There is no sewage dump station available here.