Date of Stay: January, 2015
This is a nice park, with super friendly managers. It's in a good location, easy to get to yet far enough off the highway to be very quiet. Our site was brand new, as they continue to add new sites. The high speed Internet is about the best I have seen, with many access points throughout the park. Verizon and sprint Internet also work well here. Over the air English-language television is limited to ABC, Fox and a weather channel. The park has a security gate and a laundry room.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
This is a county owned park behind the visitor center that offers all pull-through spaces. It has 50 amp power and free Internet but no other hookups. There is a dump station and shared water hookup in the park. Restrooms are clean and free shuttle buses are offered from the park to the national monument. Fees are paid at a vending machine that accepts credit and debit cards only. There is a very small pet area. A major supermarket is across the street and a propane filling station at the Mobil a block away. This is a good stopover for those wanting to visit Bandelier but needing an electric site, as none are available at the monument.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
This is a nice little park just outside of Taos. Management is very friendly, and keep everything very clean. Sites are pull through and have lots of room. Landscaping includes native plants, and lots of flowers. There is a nice view of the mountains, and relaxing hiking trails. The new WiFI system is very fast. 12 channels are available over the air. Security is good with on site managers, and a combination secured entry gate.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
A decent park, mostly filled with oil workers, but keeping a few spots open for daily ranters. My first impression was negative as a fairly pushy lady taking the reservation kept trying to convince me to take a cable site, a few dollars per night more. I was told "you won't get a single channel without cable". The rest of the staff were friendly and more professional, and as it turned out I had good reception on 15 channels without cable,including some favorites. The park is clean and offers nice shower rooms and an inexpensive laundry room. Internet is strong. I was pleased that highway noise was not a problem, but discovered around midnight that some sort of railway loading yard was nearby and quite noisy for about an hour.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
This is a quiet campground, with a great staff. Sites are nice, but many are on a slope. Water pressure is low. Restrooms are cleaned on a regular basis, but need updating, mold removal, etc. The park Internet is great during the daytime, but impossible to use during evening hours. There is a strong signal, but it only seems to allow a few users to log on at a time. I thought it was funny that when I called about a reservation I was told about the grocery store. When I arrived I noticed that the selection was limited to one each of about half dozen grocery items!
Date of Stay: September, 2013
If you are camping here for the lake you should be aware that it is dry as of late Sept. 2013. There is a lot of info on the web and in the brochure about swimming, fishing etc. but there is no water in the lake. The boat ramp is overgrown with trees. Otherwise it's a quiet park with a number of hiking trails. Sites are very spacious and have covered shelters.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
This is a former state park, now a B.L.M. recreation area. We had a roomy pull-through site with a great view. Sites look recently paved. Although on a slight incline, they are level enough to not cause concern. There is a drop box for payments at the entrance, however the host seemed to keep an eye out for new arrivals, and headed down to the entrance in his golf cart to collect the fees and welcome campers. Showers and rest rooms were very clean. Sprint cell and internet service worked well. Although the park is off by itself, you can easily spend several days here, using it as a base for seeing the many attractions within an hours drive .
Date of Stay: August, 2013
This is a quiet older park in a good location. Sites all differ with back in sites offering the most privacy. Sites have tables, and the tent sites offer shelters. The office staff is friendly and helpful, although the office closes at 5:00. There were a lot of large motorhomes in the park which seemed to take up the full width of the pull-through spots. The restrooms look 1950's in style, but are clean and functional. Showers are hot, and have good water pressure. The sites are landscaped in desert shrubs with small divider fences. Lots of red bark is used so it doesn't get muddy during rainstorms. There is no cable, but over the air reception is good, including the major networks and a movie channel. The internet is fine during the week, but not adequate when the park is full on weekends. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
A decent park located just south of Harrison. I generally bypass parks on main highways, but found it was fairly quiet. Very friendly owner greeted me by name, escorted me to the site, and introduced me to the neighbors. Park was very clean. Sites have shade trees but high enough so no worry of hitting your RV, although I prefer sites a little further apart. There is a grassy area in the back for tent camping as well. The park does not allow month to month residents, and majority of visitors are overnight stays by seniors traveling without children. Despite it being the end of June the pool had not opened for the season yet, and not sure if it will.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
This is a nice peaceful campground, a few steps from the river. It has a combination of short and long term residents. The staff is friendly and go out of their way to make you comfortable. Internet is fast, and available from several towers. Rest rooms and showers are very clean. The office is open till at least 6pm and includes a well stocked tackle shop. Sites have shade, and many are pull through.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
What a great campground! I've been to dozens of state parks and this is the first one I've rated a 10. Pulling in right after a holiday weekend, I didn't know what to expect. It was spotlessly clean without even a gum wrapper on the ground. Sites were easy to get in to, private, and offered lots of room for any size rig. The park is in a peaceful location with trails offering fantastic views.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
This is a huge park with campgrounds in a number of areas. I was the only one camped in my area, which was on a little hill with a great view of the lake below. The rangers in the office that took my payment were friendly and helpful. The park was not overly crowded, so it was like having my own property on the lake. Although there are near empty dumpsters a very short distance from most campsites I had to clean up after prior campers who thought the fire pit was their trash can. Otherwise grounds were clean, and the sunset over the lake terrific!
Date of Stay: March, 2013
This was a peaceful camping experience, offering fairly large pull through sites. My site was a level, gravel site in the electric area. The sewer sites seem to be concentrated closer together so a bit smaller, but offer concrete pads. I found the rangers hospitable, and the family who took over as hosts this year absolutely delightful. Showers were nice and hot, and restrooms kept very clean. There are nice walking trails, although in the early spring some cleanup still needed to be done from fallen trees, etc. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount.
Date of Stay: January, 2013
This is the newest park in the Hobbs area, and has additional sites planned. There are a number of monthly residents, but sites are kept clean. Some residents are even adding nice decks and small lawns. There is a large clubhouse, and good size inexpensive laundry. The bathhouse has lots of clean hot showers. Free premium cable and high speed Internet is included. Internet modems are offered or several wifi towers are available. Managers are very friendly and live in the park. I came in late at night and they met me to guide me in to my site. Roads are wide and paved but sites are dirt. However soil is not muddy despite lots of rain on my visit.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
In late October this park was quiet, and its lake offered the best trout fishing I have seen in years. The hiking trails were easy, and beautiful fall colors were everywhere. It would be an ideal park for someone with a truck camper. If you are visiting with a travel trailer or motorhome it might not be a pleasant experience. Roads are quite bad with many potholes. If you are going up the "RV loop," be careful, as there are a couple spots where you could easily bottom out if too low off the ground. If the only pull through spot, at the end of the loop, is occupied you may have to back up to negotiate the curve to exit the camping loop. There are no showers or dump station. There is no internet, over the air television or telephone service. A map on the bulletin board shows the nearest cell phone service, 5 miles down the highway (which does work!). If you want a peaceful getaway without technology this is a great place to find it. One bonus surprise was that the 6 electric sites all had generous stacks of nice burning free firewood at the grills!