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While traveling to Colorado from Texas we decided to stop in Santa Fe as our stopover night. Booked a spot at this RV park several weeks in advance. I had read previous reviews but none of the RV parks seemed to be perfect there so we chose this one based on its location and that it had a pool. Upon arriving and checking in we were assigned to spot 75. I wasn't overly thrilled with it as the weeds were overgrowing around it and it smelled like sewer. My husband backed the camper in and went to hook up everything and noticed that there was "stuff" all over the ground; horrible smell and flies eating him alive. I went up to the front office and ask for another site explaining the smell, etc. Front office lady contacted maintenance and they came down to check things out. Come to find out last camper had dumped their grey water/black water, etc. all over the campsite due to the sewer being clogged with "food". Do they randomly check sites just to make sure everything is good and in working order BEFORE they rent it out? They moved us to another site. 103. It was a very small and crammed site. We barely had room to park our truck after dropping our travel trailer. There were other nicer sites open but for some reason we were stuck in this site - looked to be maybe for a pop up camper?? They had fire rings and picnic tables but the spaces were so close together I would not have felt comfortable having a campfire or even sitting at the picnic table. Would I stay here again....NO! It was way overpriced for what we paid for and what we actually got and this was rate was with a military discount.

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We spent several nights here while visiting Roswell. There are pros and cons to this park. PROS: The staff is very friendly. Greeted us when we arrived and made sure we knew where everything was. There were also some "locals" living there that welcomed us. The spaces are pretty tight and from what we could tell there are over 1/2 of the spaces occupied by permanent individuals. The bathrooms are clean and everything inside the store is on an honor system including the washer and dryer. There are full hookups with cable TV. CONS: Very tight spaces. If you open your blinds, your neighbors can see what you are doing in your camper and vice versa. The road noise at night is horrible. Traffic all hours of the night and you will hear every vehicle that goes by. Very dusty and prepare to constantly track loose gravel into your camper. Several residents have dogs tied up to trees and they bark at about anyone or anything they see. This is a decent place in town to stay considering we checked out the other locations and they were horrible. 10 miles down the road is the Bottomless Lakes State Park which might be a better choice if you want quiet. What makes this park score a 7 is the staff and the bathrooms.



Ponderosa Campground

Antonito, Colorado

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What a gem! We camped here with a site right on the river and it was heaven! Luckily there was a cancellation as most spaces are booked months ahead of time. We booked our site for 2014 in December of 2013. Nice friendly staff. Seems like some of the campers stay for months at a time as they know each other and have group dinners together. Camp fires are allowed when by the riverside which is nice and spaces are spaced decently apart. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained and there is a sewer wagon that comes around several times a week. Small store that has a few things; mostly fishing stuff. Couple of towns within about a 10-15 minute drive. Only complaint is we wish they had cable TV so we could keep up with the local weather, news, etc. Wi-Fi was decent if you were near the office; otherwise forget it. Lots of hiking in the area. Definitely looking forward to our trip back!