I loved this park. It is 12 miles from town but the paved road is in good condition. The roads into the 2 developed campground loops are good but the road to the primitive camping areas is badly washed out. Of the 2 loops the one with electric and water is the least attractive but the sites all have a lake view and most are pull through. There is not much privacy between sites. There is plenty of room for big rigs. Reservations should be made for W&E sites. I found one of my best ever tent sites on the undeveloped loop. It was lakeside and very private. There was a large picnic table on a paved pad with a cover. The parking area was badly washed but I had no trouble getting in and out. The loop without W&E has a few sites suitable for RVs if you don't mind a little leveling in exchange for larger private sites. Clayton SP is known for its fishing, birding and its 500 dinosaur tracks. It's an easy hike to the dinosaur tracks. Don't miss them. I would definitely stay here again. Be advised that there are many areas in NM, even along major highways, where cell service is unavailable including this park. If you can't live without it stay close to towns. We camped here in a Tent.
Stayed in site E4 (electric and water). Site is your basic average state park. Did not use it but there is a shower house, condition unknown. It rained 3 of the 4 nights we stayed here. All the sights are on the side of a hill leading down to the lake. During the rains all sorts of debris and gravel was washed down hill. The road out of the campground was almost washed out. Park ranger was very friendly and helpful. His assistant, however, was anything but. In fact, rude and inconsiderate come to mind. Entrance to the park is down a steep switchback road. The road between Clayton and the park is narrow, winding and prone to flooding and washout. During one night of rain we were prevented from going into town because the road was flooded and closed. Be advised, there is absolutely no cell phone service available at the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good for an overnight. Utilities were not super as we had to run water heater on gas. Sites pretty level. Would stay here again if passing through the area. Not real great for a final destination. Not much for the kids to do except putt-putt, which is not free. Also, you can sometimes smell the goat farm across the street. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park but only has 7 electric sites. It was off season and they weren’t taking reservations so we had 3 sites to pick from. Good water pressure, no problems with the power, 50 amp in site E1, the rest are 30 amp. This park does not have a dump station but for $8.00 you can dump in town at the KOA campground. No cell or aircard service even with a booster. People were catching good sized trout while we were there. Days were windy but warm and all and all a good little park. There are other areas to dry camp but the roads are a little rough. This park does not have a gate that they lock at night like some of the other state parks in New Mexico. This park could use one since there was a lot of traffic late at night on the weekend. People coming and going at all hours and we think they were kids coming in to party. As we left and were driving into Clayton we couldn’t believe how many beer bottles we saw lying on the side of the road that had been tossed out car windows. We would stay here again midweek during their off season. Price reflects our annual park pass rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped there twice over Thanksgiving week, which is off-season for this campground, and we were the only ones there both times. If you want seclusion and privacy, this is the time and place to go. I am not sure how crowded or hot it is during the summer season, and we didn't use the bathrooms so we can't comment on them either. However, we had deer, rabbits and geese in the place, and the kids got a big kick out of the (real) dinosaur footprints up on the dam. There are seven electric sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a real surprise. You wouldn’t believe that this canyon is hidden on rolling plains and volcanic lava flows. Prime attraction are dinosaur tracks and the lure of record sized walleye. Upside: Extremely friendly and helpful staff, quiet remote location but close enough to town and necessities, interesting nature trails, RV spots are close to water, space 1 has 50A service, bald eagle resident in the winter. Downside: no cell phone service, no black water dump, only one flush toilet in men’s room, bathrooms not very clean, lake is closed to fishing in winter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a lovely state park with terrific staff. It is very pretty and peaceful. We had a pull-through site with 30amp and water. There is no dump station. There is a lovely nature trail and a world reknown dinosaur trackway along with a great visitor center. There is a mini observatory/telescope and we had a great night sky program. This is a significant birding area recognized by Audubon so we saw all kinds of birds (raptors, water fowl, turkeys, song birds) along with deer, porcupine, etc. Cell phone service is iffy unless you go to higher ground. The park is about 10 or 12 miles from the cute historic town of Clayton where you can get supplies, have a good meal, and visit a terrific museum. The price reflects our annual camping pass with the $4 electric fee. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived late, after dark, but easily found a campsite, with hookups. When we awoke we were pleasantly supressed to find we were camped near a cliff at the edge of a pretty little quarry-looking lake. This was just an overnight stop for us; so we didn't stay long, but we would go back again. The place was clean and looked like it had just been remodeled. Each site had a covered metal picnic table. Most sites are on or overlook the lake. Nice views! We didn't use the toilet/shower facilities, but did make a stop at a very clean pit toilet. The State park is down a small two lane road, 10 miles from Clayton, which makes it just a bit remote. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A beautiful location with views of the lake. There is a boat ramp onsite. The down side is that there are only 7 electric & water sites and only 3 are first come first serve, the other four are on the reservation system which costs another $9 for each reservation. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just finished a 2 week trip to Texas in our 5th wheel, and on our way back home we stayed in this park. We really just need a place for the evening to hook up, eat dinner, and get ready to leave again in the morning. Centrally located in Clayton, easy to find from the highway, Wi-Fi and electric worked well, bathrooms were clean, easy to navigate park, staff was friendly and made the check-in quick and fast. For a quick overnight stay it was perfect. If we needed to stay in the area again for a night, we would stay here again. Everything in the park looked a little worn, it looked like not much maintenance had been done for awhile. No cable TV. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an older KOA that I have stayed at several times the last decade. It continues to become more and more run down. The gravel has washed away and many are dirt sites. Old construction equipment (tracthoe or something and construction materials abandoned on the property). Many trees have died from lack of water. The dog park is just an enclosed weed patch, as was the entire property. A little broadleaf killer would work wonders. Loose dogs were common and there was never a staff member outside the office one time. My wife and I both visited the office and the 2 ladies there must have been having very bad days. I did notice that small cups of coffee is available for $1.50 and old video rentals for $11.00. Seems kind of high since they are less to purchase ar Walmart. I thought the park had cable TV available, but did not see any sites with it. The train is quite loud and will wake the soundest sleeper. Not much other choice if you need a place to stay, but a little paint, a little gravel and a smile from the staff would sure help this old place. Also noticed that they packed all the campers in close to each other and left big sections empty. Would have been nice to be spread among all the vacant space, especially since there were loose dogs. Really cannot recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was a great overnight site, but the amenities were lacking. Sites were wide and long with very east access. I have rated the park a 6 because the amenities were lacking in the area and the look of the region was unappealing. Coming from Texas, access to the park was not great if one follows the GPS because of a deep dip in the road. Once were heard from the person at the campground that the other street is easier, exit was not a problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one dusty place. The sites are gravel and long but the one we were in was not level. The TV cable was not working, but the WiFi was good, most of the time. Probably would not stay here again, unless just too tired to continue our trip. I had enough points for a free night, but they only gave us $10.00 off, and that is reason for the rate of $19.00. Otherwise would have been more. The two ladies in the office are friendly and nice. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Staff was friendly. VERY easy in and out which is great for an overnight place. That really seems to be all this campground is about. Not much at the park or in town, but it served it's purpose as a place to stay for one night. Lots of room to walk the dog, as the park is very open. Sites were level and no problem with the hookups. We'd stay here again if we were passing through this area. Not much other choice in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is OK for an overnight stop. Sites are not well kept and some are not very level. We had a 50 amp pull through and had to jack up so high that I was not able to get out of the coach, since I have a disability. Staff was nice and helpful. Wi-Fi was out due to storm; when it came on the next morning, it wasn't very good; the limited cable TV was very fuzzy. We stayed at this park in 2009, and I stepped in a hole outside the coach and broke my ankle, so I didn't mind not getting out this time. If you are traveling between Texas and Raton, this is the only game in town. We would stay again if we needed to, but it's not a first choice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a great place for the money! Rate reflects AAA discount. It is not a resort but not priced as one. The miniature golf was not open, but that was OK with us. Saw kids playing in the playground. The restrooms were very clean. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects AAA discount. Park is gravel spaces that are level. Some train and truck noise at night. My low score is for staff. The "boss" (name tag actually said that)...was not helpful, was unfriendly, and not service minded in anyway w/ questions about finding someone to service my vehicle. The staff person who checked me in was lovely and helpful. I would not stay in this park again. Caution, be careful driving into Clayton, as there is a HUGE dip on main street that if you do not approach it at an angle, could (did) damage your tow system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's not easy to find a decent campground in this part of the world, but the Clayton KOA is great for an overnight stop. Very long drive through sites. Friendly staff and quiet camping. We've stayed here before and will stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Easy pull through sites with some trees, a dog run however the pick up bag holder was empty. Spotless bathrooms but the soap dispensers were empty. We selected a site with only electric and water only. Wi-Fi worked well. It is okay for one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a real friendly park. True, there's not as many amenities as a lot of places but the bathrooms and laundry were immaculate and they gave us a late checkout so we could attend church. The spots are pull through and more than adequate to let out slides. There are waste bags available for the dogs and a good book trading area. We found this place in northeastern New Mexico by chance but it's a very nice park and if we're back this way, would plan to stay here again. Don't miss the Capulin dormant volcano about 30 miles from here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a rural old-style KOA, with not much to offer. Ok for an overnight. Train noise is loud at night, and after two trains within 10 minutes, we turned on the AC on high cool to help us sleep. Like most KOAs, it's on the pricey side. The WiFi was strong and fast. We'd return if we needed to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was pleasant enough and had all of the necessary hook ups. The staff was friendly and helpful. The prices were reasonable too. We would use this facility again if we were in the neighborhood. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park in a small town. The grounds are neat and clean. Gravel sites are large and level. All utilities work well. Sewer ports which are the older cast iron type are a little awkward to attach to as they are on their sides. If the occasional sound of a train passing in the night bothers you, you might wish to try somewhere else. Good luck! There isn't a lot around here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Easy pull through sites with some trees, a dog run with pick up bags. Spotless bathrooms, quiet, you can hear the train sometimes. It is okay for one night, there is nothing to do in the area. The town is not doing well, and places are closing down. The two restaurants are really bad, and as per usual KOA seem to have the highest prices, we would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had reservations and arrived late. Owners forgot or neglected to put confirmation with site number outside. Grounds not well maintained and grass not green. Appeared to have some permanents throughout the park. OK for an overnight stop, but would not have stayed here longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not exactly a wilderness location, but that means everything is close by as far as shopping. Friendly staff, nice place. Some of the tent sites have nice shade, so if you're tenting this would be excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is clean and well groomed. We simply needed an overnight stop. Close access to highway 87 but far enough away so that there is no road noise. Level site, good electric and helpful staff. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very neat and clean campground with long pull-thru sites. Much better than the typical KOA. Sites are well-stoned and level. Wi-fi is good, electric and water are good. An excellent park to which we shall return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, easy in and out, park. Excellent for a night or two. The sites were large and long with plenty of room between sites. The utilities were up to par, meaning good water pressure, good elec, and sewer was placed so as not to need long hose. Friendly management and the manager even offered to help unhook the toad. Have stayed here before and will stop again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites in this KOA are larger than your typical KOA, but the park overall was not as clean. The laundry facilities left a little to be desired. Some dryers were located in a different room. The office staff was friendly and cooperative. This park is very adequate for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice RV park with big sites for a KOA. New owners are making upgrades. 50 amp worked correctly and cable was great. It is an old town with lots to see (it's also the county seat). Where we were at the pole had a switch, so we had good lighting to set up and hook up and then turn it off. There is a nice store on site, and the owners are nice. This is a good place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here during the off season and it was very nice. Everything was clean and in good working condition. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overpriced for what you get, but if it is the only campground in the area. They can charge what they want. Would not stay here, but as stated above, it is the only campground in the area. Would only stay again if necessary. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is in a very welcome place out in the high nowhere between Texas and Colorado. The staff is very nice. They found the last bag of ice for us, which was much appreciated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Adequate overnight campground. As is typical of most KOAs, was way overpriced for what we got. Paid $32.50 for a site that had very old 30 amp service. The campground circuit breaker popped twice, and we were using one roof AC, and nothing else, not even the TV. Wi-Fi was spotty, and we kept getting booted. Office staff was extremely friendly. We found this campground to be OK for an overnight stay, but at a price of $33.00 a night we'll go somewhere else next time. There are better campgrounds to be found for less money. (By way of example, the very next night we stayed at the Cedar Rail campground in Raton, NM, and paid $25.00 for a beautiful 50 amp site.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
A good place to stop, cutting across New Mexico. Management was very nice and pleasant. Site more than adequate for a short (two day) stay. The campground had a breakfast tent set up, and that was great! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed here a number of times and it is in the worst condition we have seen. The gravel pads were overgrown and the grass badly needed mowing. It looked like a campground about to close. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent, smaller KOA that is a good overnighter. Not much to do in Clayton, but an excellent place to spend the night. Neat, clean park that is big rig friendly. Free wi-fi, and good cable television. One of the better KOAs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The entrance road is very rough. The campground is well kept and clean. Trains could be heard in the background (tracks about 1 mile away). All in all a nice place to spend a night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, off the highway and a little less noise than many (most) KOA's. Owners seem nice. They are working on upgrading the park and it's coming along nicely. Not really a "destination", but a good stop over. A little over priced. We came for one night and stayed for three. better than 90% of the KOA's I have stayed at. I would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good, clean park for over nighting. Not much else to say about park. The new owner is very enthusiastic and restrooms and showers clean with lots of hot water. A little over priced I think but fit the bill for us perfectly as an overnight stop off. We camped here in a camper.