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Raton KOA

Raton, New Mexico

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We decided to stay here overnight before heading up the mountain to Colorado Springs. Our GPS took us to the exit on I-25 south of the park and it was closed due to construction. So we drove almost 3 miles to the next exit, not sure if we u-turned, the northbound exit would be open. Not being familiar with the area, I called the office. They weren't aware the exit was closed. I got good directions, but thought it odd that they didn't know their exit was closed. Staff was friendly and helpful and guided us to our spot. It was easy to navigate the park with a big rig. The spot, however, was very muddy with deep ruts from previous rigs. The rest of the park was in adequate shape and I appreciated the KOA dog park and the grass on the perimeter to walk my dog. Restaurants are nearby and close to I-25 but far enough away to be quiet. Verizon cell, data and air card worked well. Not a fancy park but it worked for overnight.

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This campground is a little bit west of the city but a good location no matter what direction you are headed through Amarillo. The park is back off the freeway and quiet, which we appreciate. Although the sites are concrete and gravel between the sites with some plants, there is a grass area to walk your dog and also a leash free dog area, which we greatly appreciate. Sites are long and wide enough, so you don't feel you are on top of your neighbors. Good Verizon cell, data and air card service. Sites are very neat and clean. We will definitely come back here when we are in Amarillo.

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We have stayed here several times for an overnight. The park is not fancy but it serves it's purpose. Good hookups, long, level spaces and an efficient staff to name a few things. The roads and sites are gravel. I looked into the laundry this time and it was clean. The office is very frequently not open when we arrive but since I make my reservations online and am pre-paid, our name is on the map posted at the office door with our space. Without reservations just pay when you come in and pick an open spot. I like this park because it is only a short way off I-40 and it's quiet. Other parks are right on the freeway. Good Verizon cell and data services including my air card. A short drive to shopping and other amenities. It's easy to drive through the park in our big rig and I can walk the dog around the perimeter. We will continue to come back here when we come through Abilene. I rated it as I did because there are no extra amenities like a pool etc.

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Checks-ins are at the gift shop if it is open, otherwise, the hotel. If you have a big rig, you can park across the street while registering and it's easy to get in and out. In previous reviews, others said they tell you to pick a spot and then let them know. It's not that way any longer. You register in the shop and they assign a site. The gentleman was very helpful telling me where to unhook (although we had done that already in the parking lot) and how to locate the site. The place is NOT good looking though. Part of this is just the desert terrain but basically, it's a giant gravel parking lot with a few amenities. We were in the 50 amp section, which is a little better and toward the back. Sites are close together but we could get our 40 ft in as there is enough turning space. The picnic table is under a roofed shelter and I had to watch to be sure our 1 slide didn't hit it. But.... the location is great for Carlsbad Caverns and that's really all we needed. We stayed 2 nights and it was fine. Full hookups and good internet was all I needed. We did need to use our portable satellite dish due to 1 badly placed tree. It's one of those make do parks. Not the best but once you're in your rig, you don't care that much because the location is good.

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We just stayed overnight but it was a great spot. Close to town for all the sightseeing we wanted to do. It's a VERY small park...13 sites, per the owner. So make a reservation. She knew we had a big rig and parked us in one of the pull throughs. You pull up to a gate and when it's time to leave, you open the gate and pull out onto the road. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful and even came out as we were leaving to tend the gate for us. However, you can pull across the street, if necessary. Pretty quiet location although it is on a main road. The dog walking trail is outside the park. You exit through the back and walk along the dirt road next to the farm field. My dog loved it. Couldn't get satellite here due to the trees, but no big deal for 1 nite. And they do have cable. We'd definitely stay here again. Very comfortable.

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This RV park seems to be in Ruidoso Downs, as it is beyond the race track, but close to everything you want to visit. We really appreciated the paved roads. The sites are gravel but well maintained. Sites were extremely wide, so we could park our car next to the RV under a small tree. A little tighter for driving through than some parks but we were able to get our 40 ft and tow through without a problem. Best Verizon cell,data and air card service that we've ever had. Must have been right under a tower. Compared to what we've seen in the area, this is the nicest park. Some trees but we could still get satellite. A little dog walk trail at the front of the park that my dog enjoyed. We were toward the back of the park so the road noise was less. Quiet overnight but you do hear it a little in the morning. We'd definitely stay here again.

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We stayed in the newer section of the park in the 200's. Really liked being in that section as it was very neat and clean. The back of the park is older with some long term residents, but sites are acceptable. Staff was helpful and friendly. We did not have trouble leveling our rig, as was mentioned in a previous review. Nice space between the rigs too. Easy access from the Interstate and easy to drive through the park. There is freeway noise but it wasn't bad overnight and every park has this issue in this area. Although a little west of the main part of the city, it's a quick drive to just about anywhere you want to go. Nice little dog park and my dog appreciated the few little spots of grass throughout the park too. Pool was nice and refreshing on a hot day after sightseeing.

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Very southwestern looking RV park. Love the art throughout the park as it helps dress up the high desert landscaping. Office staff was extremely helpful. We had a site with a patio. Sites are not spacious but adequate with concrete pads and patio. Our dog LOVED the dog park inside the RV park plus the walking trail around the RV park. It was nice to have a dedicated area to walk. The RV park is away from downtown Santa Fe but within a short drive. Lots of amenities nearby (Walmart, mall, restaurants, movies). We thought it was a good location. Very quiet park with beautiful evening views. We've been here twice and will come back again.

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Extremely friendly and helpful staff. We were offered welcome cookies and were told if we wanted a ride to the restaurant up the street, they would drive us, so we didn't have to unhook. Just stayed overnight and it was a good location, however, it is not that close to Pueblo as you might think by the name. Very well kept property. Open enough for satellite but trees too. Our dog loved the grass dog park. There are 2 but one had dogs the other was empty. Thought it was a little overpriced for the location and amenities but that's KOA. Would stay here again overnight.

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First of all, you should know I am not a fan of KOA but would come back here in a flash and think many campgrounds should use this place as an example for amenities. Our site was a pull thru and long enough (many times they aren't) for our 40 ft RV plus tow. Staff was courteous and helpful at check in and when we had packages mailed to us here. Verizon service was not the best here for either cell or data, but it did work. This is NOT an overnight spot, as it takes a while to get here from I-25. However, it is easy to get into town for groceries and other amenities. Entry into the park and around the park is easy with a big rig. Now for the amenities...yes, you are paying a higher price in your fee for them but I have never been to a park that has so much available. And not just for kids but for adults too. Paddle boats, miniature golf, fantastic playground, walking trail (my dog loved this!) around the lake, dog park, basketball, pickle ball, jumpy houses, pool, train rides around the park and probably other things I can't remember. All of this is included in the price and although the price is a little higher than some KOA's I can understand why. They also have breakfast on the weekends and pizza and wings available every night for purchase. This place is in demand and that's why the weekend rates are higher. We were here a week and loved the park and the area. I wouldn't hesitate to come back. It was a peaceful park even with all the activities going on.

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Check in was very quick. They had our Coast to Coast reservation and were off to our site in a just a couple minutes. We had a back in spot and luckily, there was open space in front of us to maneuver our 40 ft RV. RV park is very well kept even though it was extremely full. LOVED having a grass area to let the dog off leash. He loved it after being cooped up while we were on the road. Good Verizon cell and air card. We didn't realize the park was so far up the mountain. Quite a climb but it was worth it. Easy in and out of the park. Lots of room to walk the dog. We didn't use any of the amenities, like the pool, but it looked good. We'd stay here again.

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This park is in a great location for an overnight as there isn't much else around. Park is an easy in and out and the sites were easy pull thrus. Road and sites were gravel. There was a small grass dog park which was a nice surprise and also horse corrals. Plenty of room to walk the dog. Verizon cell and data were good. Thought it was odd to charge $2 to play miniature golf but guess I'd prefer that than a higher rate. Good overnight stop but nothing much in the area. But very glad it was here and that it was as clean as it was and not too far from the freeway.

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We stayed 3 nites. Owners are very friendly and even offered us veggies from the garden. Site was level with gravel roads/site. We had a pull through but it was so tight with the other sites, we had to back out. Not a big deal but as others have said the sites are pretty tight. I appreciated the small fenced dog park and areas to walk the dog. Quiet park but close to the freeway exit. Good Verizon cell and data but had faster in other places. Close to town. We've stayed here before and will come again. Adequate for a few days and the owner really tries hard to take of the place a good place. Definite pride of ownership.

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We stayed 4 nights to visit Mitchell. The campground is west of town but within reasonable driving distance. Lots of trees but they were accommodating to put us in a spot where we could get satellite. We were on the northern part of the campground and there was a little bit of freeway noise but not bad. We did not use the pool, but it looked nice. Lots of room to walk the dogs and it was a pretty setting with all the trees. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Within an exit for restaurants and other amenities. We'd stay here again for a few days, as it was a peaceful setting even though it was a busy weekend.

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The campground is part of the fairgrounds. There are grass areas for parking. We called ahead of time to confirm there were no events as they do not take reservation. The park was fairly empty. The host was not at home when we got there but another camper said to just pick a spot. We found one with full hook ups and 50amp service. Aside from the rest rooms, there are no other amenities but it was worth $25. Easy in and out of the fairgrounds with access to I-29. Staff on the phone and the host was friendly. The host told us about the shelters if there was severe weather. It's a good location for visiting the Sioux Falls area with lots of shopping close by. Great for walking the dog as there's lots of room to roam. Our dog wasn't crazy about the prairie dogs, though, who were digging holes all over. Good Verizon cell and internet service. We'd definitely stay here again. We only needed a few nights and didn't need a pool or other amenities. Good price for what it is.