Date of Stay: September, 2016
We had reserved a 50 amp site. Upon arrival, they said they had only three 50 amp sites: one was occupied, one wouldn't fit our 34 foot class A, and one had a wiring problem and was only 30 amp. The wiring problem didn't sound new. The office area was a dump. We drove around the campground and were not impressed. I figure if they can't honor our reservation they deserve one star. We left to stay at another campground in Green River.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
I am downgrading my review of this campground for one reason: false advertising. They have been advertising "free wifi" on their website for years. Two months ago we stayed there and there was NO wifi. In July there was wifi, but I asked about it at the office and they admitted it was bad and blamed it on comcast. It was unusable almost all of the time. Other than that, this is a very nice campground with lots of shade in the older part. We will continue to stay there because it is very convenient to where we need to go in Albuquerque, and the Verizon signal is strong. But, they need to fix the wifi or stop advertising it.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
Class A only allowed. At $60/night plus tax, we had one of the "cheap" sites. This was the most beautifully landscaped RV park we've seen in our 5+ years of RVing. The sites are very wide, with covered patio with table and chairs, and even a storage shed. The fountain area in the middle has to be seen to be believed. The office/club house area was first class. The great majority of coaches were newer 40 footers and many were there for the season. There is a small dog run. The only negative was that WiFi on my iPad and android phone barely worked the first two days, but was strong on the third day. WiFi worked great on our PC the whole time. I don't know what was going on, as I didn't report it. Unfortunately, Verizon was only a weak 3G and hotspot didn't work. I had to drive into town to make a phone call. If you're not on a budget, this is a great place to stay.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
This park is now owned by Silverton Lakes Campground so you have to register there. I called ahead to confirm my site so I could go to A & B, unhitch the toad, and drive it to Silverton Lakes Campground to register. There is no one manning the office at A & B but we didn't need help. The nine sites facing southeast (toward Kendall Mountain) are far superior to the eight facing southwest. In addition to the views, the campground was adequate except for the WiFi, which cannot be counted on (Verizon signal was good). Cement Creek (the site of the infamous EPA spill) flows along the edge of the campground, but didn't look any different than when we stayed there a year ago. After checking out all the RV parks in Silverton, this one was the least crowded, quietest, and very close to the restaurants.
Date of Stay: March, 2016
This is a nice little RV park with level sites and fast wifi. There's no TV unless you have your own satellite dish or buy their DirecTV connection. Our pull through site was very level with grass. Hookups were fine. There is an orchard next door with a gate and walking path to take the dog. The park was very quiet and pleasant. There was nothing to complain about. Nearby Patagonia Lake State Park was packed while this RV park was less than half full.
Date of Stay: February, 2016
This was our second stay at Rusty's and the news must be getting around because it was much more crowded with snowbirds and other semi-permanent residents than four years ago. The sites are huge and the setting is spectacular (if you like high desert and mountains). Wifi was mostly good but slowed down at busy times. This is the perfect spot to stay while visiting the nearby Chiricahua mountains. They have a new clubhouse and koi pond, and resident geese and ducks in another small pond. This park is a gem for desert lovers and night sky watchers (they have a dark skies policy).
Date of Stay: February, 2016
The best feature of this park is the location among the large rocks and boulders of the area, which makes for very interesting walks (that's why I give four stars). The campground itself is dusty dirt and some sites are very unlevel. Fortunately, we checked out our site before going to the office, and asked to change because it was so unlevel. The person said take any site you want. The patio consisted of a very weathered picnic table. Hookups were fine and the wifi was fast. The saloon is only open on Saturday, so on other days there is no place to eat in Dragoon. The RV park was almost empty and the whole ranch seemed "dead". If you like to ride horses, though, this is a place for you.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
As others have stated, this park is clean and well maintained. If you are here for the season you may get one of the fairly wide sites with plenty of shade. If you're here for only a few days in high season they put you in the center aisle of pull thrus. These sites are very narrow, so narrow that on the "patio" is a bench that folds into a half table. You sit on it staring into the hookups on the side of your neighbor's RV a few feet away. You are in a sardine can with close neighbors to the sides and out the front. For $48 I expect something more. We checked out the KOA a little down the road and that'll be where we go next time. At least there you have some room and some forest to look at.
Date of Stay: October, 2014
Simply put, this park is shabby and neglected. All sites are back ins. It's a rectangular parking lot with different kinds of gravel or dirt. There are two 50 amp sites in the central area; both were occupied. The other four 50 amp sites were at the end. Of these, one turned out to be 30 amp and another had a "pedestal" three inches off the ground, which made it unusable. The remaining available spot did have a slightly higher pedestal we could plug into, but had no circuit breaker, and I couldn't use my surge protector (no room to plug in). Clearly, these pedestals were not complying with code. Water and sewer worked, although I could see the water level in the sewer pipe just 8 inches below the top. I knocked on wood when I dumped, but it worked. Wifi was good. There is no security; you are next to the main road with no fencing. As others said, there are trains going by across the road frequently, but ear plugs took care of the problem. If you are 30 amp, there are more sites to pick from. This was the first RV park we've stayed in for a long time where I was unsure about whether the hookups would fail or cause damage.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
The problem with this park is not the facilities, although we did not check out the bathrooms. Sites are level with a tree and 2 tables for the back-to-front RVs on their patio sides. The hook ups worked fine and were well placed. Wifi was excellent. The problem with this park is that it is 90% long term residents, and that part of the park is at near capacity. It appears they have 6-8 spaces near the office for transients. It feels like you are living in a bad neighborhood. Our second night a smelly, decrepit trailer pulled in next to us (it had plywood covering broken windows). The owner partied outside with his friends at the adjacent space until 11:30 pm, despite the 10:00 pm quiet rule. We were ready to get out of there after two nights.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
This is a large, well maintained RV park about 4 miles east of Ruidoso. The pull through sites were level, but somewhat narrow in the 30 amp section. Although there are trees throughout the park, our site had none. The TV was a little fuzzy, but the Wi-Fi was good. This park is less crowded than others in Ruidoso, which is a very good thing in the summer, when Ruidoso is packed with visitors. If you're into horse racing and casinos, Ruidoso Downs and the Billy the Kid Casino are only a couple of miles up the road.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
I hesitated to write this review because I feel like I should keep this RV park a secret for us locals. The residents are almost all seniors from Texas or nearby Artesia, NM, who spend the warmer months here (the park closes in the colder months). The park is clean and very well run, in a beautiful setting, has huge sites by most RV park standards, and has no long-term residents. Wi-Fi was good, but if you want TV, bring a dish. There are only two bathrooms (1 toilet each) and two showers. Mayhill is way off the beaten path but the beauty of this park and the $25/night cost will bring us back.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
This is the only game in town. It is small, with gravel roads and sites. We had a pick of pull-through sites that were level and had shade trees. There are no patios, just old tables with peeling paint. Wi-Fi was weak. Although it's next to the highway, it was quiet with a view of the Abajo Mountains. One of the better places to eat (K & A Chuckwagon) is only a couple of blocks up the highway. It took 3 days for someone to return my call to make a reservation. All in all, this was an OK place to spend a couple of nights.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We used to live in Cedar Crest. We were hoping for a site with pinyon and juniper trees. What we got was a small, unlevel patch of dirt and gravel with no patio, no table, no trees, no nothing. Although there appeared to be a lot of empty spaces, they said they had none with sewer. The place appears run down with a full time staff of 1 and lots of long-timers in old RVs in the center. Some sites had hose bibs on the ends of hoses, laying on the ground not far from the sewage connection. We had no Wi-Fi the first day and next morning; they blamed it on the ISP. We booked 2 nights but only stayed 1.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
$40 is the weekday rate; it's $43 on weekends. If you want a very shady park in town, this is the one. It was very hot, but the canopy of shade trees kept us cool. We had a problem with the electric hookup but they had that fixed in 30 minutes. The park was 90% full and was very crowded, with lots of vehicles parked in the (thankfully) wide streets. All sites had good, level concrete pads and tables. Next time we'll go when it's not so hot and stay in one of the parks south of town with tremendous views.