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Moore's RV Park (formerly Desert Rose Resort), Bloomfield, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $33.00
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Bloomfield KOA has to be the worst campground we have ever used. We are really angry at Trailer Life right now because we passed up at least four acceptable campgrounds looking for this 8/10*/8 campground. Granted, we were in New Mexico, so didn't expect lush green grass and trees. What we did expect is that somebody would trim, mow and water what little grass and trees that were visible. The only trees we saw were those that scraped the top of our 5th wheel trailer. We got there at 2 pm, and found the office closed until 4 pm. Go find your own campsite and come back and register. We drove around and found one that was acceptable, i.e., the electricity worked, the water worked, and we could reach the sewer connection. I went up to the office, and found that site was already taken. We drove around some more and found another one - right next to Paw Paw Park. That was the only place in the campground that had any grass. The main problem is that 2/3 of the campsites taken were with permanent or long-term trailers. One of the requirements seems to be that you have a diesel truck (and leave at 5:30 am) and one or two large dogs. Why can't they put all those long-term in two or three rows, rather than having them placed with the overnighters. Our campsite had two 30 amp plugs, and one worked, so we pulled in. The water leaked. The man next door started his diesel at 5:30 the next morning, and let it warm up for 15 minutes. We have seen just as good bathrooms at other campgrounds, and I really think that a "10" would have locks on the shower doors rather than a latch that doesn't reach. They also charged $31.95 (with our KOA card), so it is grossly over priced. As you have guessed, we will NEVER go there again. It is hard to find anything acceptable in New Mexico, but we stayed at Santa Rosa Campground (Good Sam) the next night, and it was very nice. Trailer Life needs to audit their ratings more closely, and not just take somebody's word because they also bought an ad. We camped at Moore's RV Park (formerly Desert Rose Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.