For the price this was an OK park. Very small. First site we were given we couldn't fit into. We are 40 feet with 4 slides; the second site was OK. Restroom was clean. Mostly monthlies in the few sites that they have. We wouldn't stay again but if you need just one night and have a small rig it wasn't too bad. Wi-Fi wasn't working but owner was gone for the day. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this place. It was quiet (only heard 2 trains despite other comments) and the host was friendly. Cable worked good, Wi-Fi is available, though we did not use it. Best of all was the price...at $17 a real bargain. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small funky little RV park with about the nicest, funniest park owner I have ever come across. Owner is an old broken down rodeo cowboy who alone makes your stay at Blue Spruce memorable. Single unit shower/toilet set-up was very nice and cleaner than any I have ever seen of this vintage. Ideal for an over nighter. I originally rated it 7 because of the age but bumped it up to 8 because of the friendly super nice cowpoke owner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An adequate park for a quick over night stay. The Park is old and the sites are small. But we fit into our site and for the price with cable it is a bargain. I have MiFi with Verizon so don't need Wi-Fi at Parks. We have stayed at the sister Park on the other side of Grants and thought since we were going East, we'd just pull off the Interstate here. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is located at exit 81 on Interstate 40 and is not really adequate for bigger rigs. In fact, we pulled in and were re-directed to Bar S by the manager here. Both parks are owned by the same person, offer the same amenities and charge the same rate. The manager informed us that since they had no room to expand here at Blue Spruce the owner had purchased property down the road and built Bar S to accommodate today's bigger rigs. So, save yourself a trip off the Interstate if you travel in a big rig - we are a 40 foot class A with 4 slides - and head to exit 79 and the Bar S RV Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean park with road and especially train noise. Sites are nearly level, gravel, have little or no shade, are narrow, and are close together. Roads are gravel, narrow, and in good condition. Staff are friendly and helpful. Verizon data service works but is slow. The rate is with Escapees discount and tax. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small Campground, looks like Bar S and Blue Spruce are owned by same people as they share same brochure. Gravel sites, fairly level. There was train noise but not constant, but I imagine where ever you stayed in town you would get train/road noise. Our site had no sewer hook up but some may have on other side. Power and water were fine. To pull in and stay overnight it was fine although if we planned to stay longer I might have to look around for something with a fenced pet area. For 17.00 it was fine and lots cheaper than the 50.00 quoted for the KOA which was about 500 yards down the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a good overnight site. The sites are a little narrow with slides. When we were finally parked, our door looked out at neighbor's sewer hook up. Have no idea if the Wi-Fi worked, as the clerk did not give me the security code. And I forgot to ask. There is noise from the railroad. Close to the freeway. We have stayed here in the past. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice smaller older park. Sites level, great TV, Wi-Fi a little slow but worked. Owners are a nice couple. Just off the interstate. Spaces are close like most RV parks, but I'm not living here long, just for a couple of days. If ever in the area would stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Agree with previous post. Level sites, great cable TV and wireless internet worked well. Clean, heated bathrooms. Just off interstate 40 but did not hear traffic or trains overnight. Very friendly staff, warned us of coming overnight freezing weather. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is small and older but has level sites with great WiFi and a ton of cable TV channels. It's a great place to hole up with the windy weather we had. The owners are down home and very friendly. It's really quiet at night too. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Small park with everyone packed in real tight. For late arrival, we were told to pick a spot and settle up in the morning. Located right off I-40, but our GPS led us to the wrong place, a half mile away. Could hear train and highway noise in the night, but not enough to disturb. The owners were very friendly. WiFi was good. There was one shower in each bathroom. We stayed one night. We would use this park again for a quick stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice friendly check in. Our price reflects 3 people and tax. The sites are long and level but close together. I would stay again if in the area. Its just all gravel and dusty but okay for a stop over. Without my hearing aid in I did not hear any noise. The Wi-Fi and cable worked good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good inexpensive overnight stay. It's located just off I-40 near train tracks so expect noise all night. Met manager and owner both were friendly and accommodating. Manager and owner were knowledgeable on local attractions and routes. Manager warned me that water would not work at our site ahead of time (temps were in the 20's at night). No sewer hookup at site but there is a dump station and water is available. Electric, Cable TV and Wi-Fi included in fee. Very reasonable for an overnight or couple of night stay. The bathrooms & showers were clean and the showers had hot water. My wife complained to me that the ladies room was not warm in the morning for her shower, but the Men's room was. We visited Sky City Pueblo the next day and we were allowed to leave or Pop Up parked in our space until we returned (past checkout) at no additional fee. We would use this park again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This RV park is basically a subdivided gravel lot. Pull through sites are more than adequate in size. Right next to RR tracks and trains will interfere with sleep. However, the price is right. OK for overnight stopover. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
$12.75 (not the $10 listed in the Escapees book) + tax, just over $14. The sites are close together, but we (just) had room to put our slides out. Good cable TV. We pulled in around 3:00 pm and by 4:30, the sites were full (at the end of Sept.). Not much to look at, close to the road so a bit noisy, but OK for an overnight. Train noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've stayed in this park many times over the years and are always made to feel welcome. Parking can be cramped and the scenery is not great but the price and friendliness make up for it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Twenty gravel pull-throughs, many occupied by folks who seem to have been here a while. We got the last available site at 4:20 PM. Pleasant manager. Sites are big enough for big rigs, but close together. Close to I-40, but very little road noise. Excellent 50 amp power. Full hookups for $13. What else do you want for an overnight stay? We camped here in a Motorhome.
We always stay here on way to AZ and on way back. Very friendly people who run this campground. They offer continental breakfast. Clean level sites. Will take big fifth wheels. Has a very unusual lava bubble formation on the property. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Convenient, inexpensive spot for an overnight, but not to our taste for a long-term stay. Right off Highway 40, but we heard very little road noise. Very small park with rigs parked pretty close to each other on gravel lot. But if you need to avoid a huge thunderstorm as we did, and just need a place to park overnight, you'd have to drive a ways to find a spot this convenient and this cheap! People here were extremely helpful and could not have been nicer. In fact, the people were so great that we stayed a second night so we could do some local sightseeing they'd recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Forty three dollars for a 30 amp gravel site with no picnic table is a little much even with the free cereal and doughnuts in the mornings. This seasonal park is looking rather run down and is in need of a makeover. It is far enough off the highway to eliminate road noise and only a far off train horn could be heard. Staff was friendly and helpful, bathrooms were clean yet shabby. We would probably pass them by next time we our on hwy 40. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, clean park. Easy access from highway. They have a menu you can order from and have the food delivered to your RV. Only complaint is the dryers. They were not over loaded yet I had to pay a second time to get items completely dried. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The hostess was very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The sites were level gravel and all hookups worked really great. The location is very quiet, a few blocks off the highway. The showers and bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Again, site staff were so friendly and helpful in every way. We would most definitely stay at this park again when on this route. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very accommodating and friendly staff. We loved their mascot Buddy. The campground has a beautiful view of the mountains. The only drawback was the smell of nearby horses. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We chose Grants, NM as a midway stop between Roswell & Mesa Verde CO. The park is close to I-40 but no noticeable noise. We were greeted by the owner and given a complete run-down and brochures on all of the attractions close to this location. Everyone also gets a homemade cookie at check-in. We were convenient to a host of attractions including Gallup (the Sat. flea market is excellent), Historic Route 66, Chaco Canyon NHP, El Morro & El Malpais National Monuments. The park is a gravel lot but the sites were spacious and the owners attentive. Wi-Fi was very good as was Verizon cell & data. The cost reflects the KOA Rewards discount. The owner also has a dinner & desert service and she delivers to the Motorhome (the pie ala mode looked great). We would return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The people here go above and beyond with their customer service. Food made to order, cookies for the kids upon arrival, free breakfast, and a genuine interest in their customers and in the history of the area in which they operate. It's in the middle of nowhere, and there aren't a great deal of amenities if you're just passing through, but the hosts made sure we had everything we needed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed here for 1 day. Campground elevation is 6,518 feet. Maneuvering my 40 footer towing a dinghy in the park was no problem. Roads, sites and patio are gravel. Pull through sites hold a 40 foot motorhome towing. My site 4 offered 30/50 amp service & full hookups. Wi-Fi and cable were included in the daily rate. I was able to receive AT&T Wireless G3 Internet & Cellular service. I received Dish Network 110/119 Satellite TV from dish on roof of motorhome. Campground is pet friendly. Walmart and a grocery are 5 miles away. I am unable to comment on other amenities due to not using them. One negative is that a lot of horses are right next door and the smell is really bad when the wind blows from the horses to the KOA. I do not think I would return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a large gravel lot with double wide sites. It is centrally located to the El Morro and El Malpais parks. It is near the entrance to Zuni Canyon road, eleven miles from casino. The park has lava field adjacent, with walking trail. Propane was $4, highest in awhile. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice small KOA. We had a long and wide pull-through with plenty of room for our motorhome and car. Very friendly and helpful staff (Owners?). There is not much shade, but that's what you get in the west. It's a great place for overnight if going east or west on 1-40 There was very little traffic noise, but trains can be a bit disturbing. We were only here overnight, but enjoyed the wonderful turkey dinner delivered to our RV. We also enjoyed the walking trail through the lava fields. If traveling in this area, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Typical over priced KOA. Easy access, easy to find, but that is about it. Very tight sites, you barely enough space for the picnic table between sites, but that is it. The staff very friendly, well stock office with goodies and RV supplies. Free continental breakfast of store bought doughnuts, cold cereal , and coffee. The owners have a catering service delivered to your door if you don't want to cook dinner. There is not close places to eat at either. Most likely won't stay again. mainly over value for the money spent. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is really a good park for an overnight or short stay. It's not a resort. It offers the basic services and it is run by a friendly staff that will go out of their way to provide excellent customer service. The sites are gravel, there's no grass and there's no shade. But the sites are wide and roomy, the utilities are in good condition and and the facilities are clean and well-maintained. We stayed two nights while doing some geocaaching in the area and exploring the meteor crater and ice caves. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Expensive like all of the other KOAs which is why we prefer to not use them, but when it looks like the best place around, we will spend the money. Even though this was only an overnight stop, I thought it was worth the money since it looked like the best park in the area. Particularly appealing was the meal service which we took advantage of - dear wife *really* enjoyed a cook's night off after a long day on the road. The meal was excellent and was very reasonably priced (guys - here's how to score points - stay here and insist you get a catered meal!!) Access to the park was very easy thanks in part to excellent signs. It is a good enough distance from I-40 to where the traffic noise will be somewhat muted. Interior roads were excellent (gravel) and our site was unusually level. Owners were friendly, chatty, and helpful. Our site was plenty long enough for our 40' motorhome and Jeep Rubicon Unlimited toad. This is a great albeit expensive overnight stop for us, and I will put it on the list of future indulgences assuming the door-step meal delivery continues. We camped here in a Motorhome.
70 foot pull through sites! No grass for dogs, but plenty of sand/gravel areas. Dinner prepared on-site and delivered is a great idea for those without toads. Quiet park run by very friendly and helpful staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed one night on way to Albuquerque (wind was very strong). Host friendly and somewhat helpful. Sites gravel, but level and wide. No shade. Continental breakfast served. Dinner cooked to order (extra cost). Roaming cats. Would not stay again because of location and if not towing, no rental cars available. Nothing within walking distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is excellent. Very friendly owners. Been stopping at this park for years and stop here every year. Clean campground, level sites. Has an interesting volcanic bubble inside the park with a fence around it. A lava field surrounds the area. Nice place to stop or stay. They also will cook your meal for you at reasonable prices. Have free coffee and donuts every morning for everyone. Good place to buy T shirts! We will stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff! The opportunity to order dinner and have it delivered to our door was a welcome treat after a long day of driving. We enjoyed the walking trail that looped from the park into the desert. Far from city lights, the night sky was amazing! This was a pleasant overnight stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed here before, and our experience was just as positive this trip. Friendly owners who also prepare dinners for sale, and provide a continental breakfast. Easy access, wide, long, level sites on gravel. It stormed most of the night so it was fairly muddy - the only drawback to gravel sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites in this park are wider than many KOA sites. The climate for the area is arid, so there are only a few trees and no grass between sites. Our site was level and long enough to park the car behind the motorhome. All utilities worked well. There was a minor problem with a loose cable connection - it was repaired immediately. It is a very friendly place. They sell dinners which are delivered to your site - we didn't order, but prices seemed quite reasonable. The wi-fi worked very well while we were here. Access to I-40 very easy from this park. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice overnight stop campground. Friendly staff and a clean campground with level sites. Had a problem hooking up the water hose as they had some kind of "tube" surrounding the water spigot. Minor issue. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access from I-40. Clean, well maintained park and facilities; gravel roads and level gravel sites. Very friendly staff, and they provide a dinner menu (reasonable prices) that they deliver to your site, and a free continental breakfast. Like most KOA's, they are not inexpensive, but with the free breakfast it does somewhat offset their higher price. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was quiet, enjoyable and a very nice stop from a long day of driving. The staff are friendly and really love their jobs. The doggie fence park was fantastic for our dogs to get off the leash for a while and the upkeep of the overall facility is great. The food they have is well priced for it being delivered to your RV and in a scheduled timeframe. Made the ending of a long day of driving that much more enjoyable! Thank you for a great night We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a typical western RV park. Gravel roads and pads, open, few trees so no problem with satellite acquisition. Level sites. Good Wi-Fi and cable TV. You can order food to be prepared and brought to your site. It is a bit pricey, but beats unhooking the tow vehicle and driving out to dinner. You wouldn't return just for the food, though. The park is far enough from train tracks that the whistle and rumble is not much of a problem, rather different from most western highway RV parks. No I-40 noise at all. Staff is very helpful. Plenty of room to walk pets. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived later in the evening but Suzanne was at the office to get us checked in. Since we were relatively new to RV camping, she took the extra time to explain everything to us. She was also helpful to the point of loaning us a propane tank be cause we ran out. Since it was 13F outside we were a bit apprehensive. It was a great experience due in no small part to our wonderful hosts. A great location near some great things to see and do. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great place to spend the night! Wonderful, happy people run this place and even prepare and deliver meals to your RV. We happened upon this campground after a grueling, 578 mile day and it was nice to be greeted with a smile and a good attitude! Would stay again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Wonderful people. Would have given a 9 if I had not had so much trouble with the wi-fi (and I was not the only one to have it). Needed a pool or shade trees to be a 10. They cook a fabulous supper and deliver it to your site. Two dog areas and lots of room to roam. Humorous brochure. Lots of nearby places to visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved our stay at this park. The managers are super-friendly and helpful, there's a playground for the kids, and a fenced-in dog run complete with dog agility equipment to keep the pups engaged! Yes, the rate is higher than we'd like to pay, and there's lots of gravel (aka "no grass"), and the trees provide little shade. However, there's lots of room to spread out, great Wi-Fi reception, and complimentary continental breakfast (which we thought made up for the higher-than-expected fee). We would definitely stay here again and we highly recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, friendly park. I broke a sewer cover and walked over to the store to see what they had. There were 3 types to choose from and was reasonably priced. The host/management was very friendly and helpful. I found it a good place to stop over and spend the night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly staff, sites are fairly wide and accommodate large rigs easily. They provide an on sight dinner menu that is brought right to your RV. They serve between 5-7 pm, and they offer a free continental breakfast in the morning. The dinners were priced from $10-15, we didn't avail ourselves, but it was a nice amenity. The only negative was the trains that run through the area staring at 5am, but it wouldn't matter where you stayed in Grants, you will hear them. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Thank you fellow reviewers. We usually avoid KOA but on this trip have been to 3 KOAs because of reviews on RV Park Reviews. This one has lots of 10s and they are right. The owners are on site and "ACTIVE" in making sure your stay in their park is all that it can be. We are traveling in a 42 foot long motorhome and our site #8 is perfect. The visitors center should try to do as well as Suzanne here at the KOA. We went from 2 to 4 nights because of her efforts. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great campground! Large sites, wide roads, wonderful staff. The option of ordering dinner and having it delivered to your site is nice. The food was excellent. We also enjoyed the continental breakfast they offer. Laundry room was large and very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As previously stated this is a super RV park. Our pets got treats, and so did we. They are offering dinners during the spring and summer months. They said they'd done this for 3 years, and we've had their meals, and they're great. Free continental breakfast in the morning is offered. Free internet, and sites are spotless, and level. The cable TV is in a strange location but is workable with a long cable. We've stayed here previously and will continue to stay here when we pass through the area. Great friendly hosts, and nice long sites. The fenced pet area where Fido can play off leash is new and a great idea. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is not the first time we stayed here, and it won't be the last. The owners are as friendly as any that we've seen. Your dogs get treats as well as you on check in. They have a pet area where your pet can run off leash. This is in the middle of lava flats so not much in the way of vegetation. It has has good electricity, but the TV cable is in the wrong end of the sites from rest of utilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great KOA outside of Grants, NM and near I-40. The owners are very friendly and thorough with things at check-in. There is a nice fenced area for dogs to play. The facilities are spotless and very well kept. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the best-run KOA’s we’ve been to, ideal for our typical usage, as an overnight pull-through. Like another reviewer, we were delighted to have the option of a freshly cooked hot meal delivered to our door within a few minutes of getting set up - good food, good value and no dishes to wash! The cookies on arrival and treats for your pets are little touches which help to make you feel valued and welcome (other parks take note!) - there was also free basic breakfast and coffee when we were there. We don’t tend to use campgrounds’ facilities like restrooms and showers, and we didn’t use the wifi here so I can’t comment on those but we would definitely use this again as a stopover and maybe explore a bit more on a future visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good full service park (FHU, free cable, and WI-FI) lacking only a pool. It is a desert setting with few trees and some of those by some sites have low branches which make the sites unusable for even average size RVs. Good for just overnight or a base for the area sights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not an extended stay site, unless you want to spend a few days visiting area attractions. Returning home, along I-40 from west to east, we passed the remains of petrified forests and ancient lava fields we would have liked to explore, given the time. The campground is surrounded by one of these lava fields, in a basic 20’ X 60’ pull- thru lay out, but it’s not what gives them high marks, as we saw it. When we checked in, we were given a menu of home made dinners, delivered your door. The meal and the home made cherry pie, were delicious. Wi-Fi and cable included, and there’s an RV dealer/ parts and repair facility two blocks away, if you’re in need. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground owners could not be more friendly, and are very knowledgeable about the area. The campground is a typical KOA – a big gravel lot with hookups and sites right next to each other, right off the highway, though pleasant enough when it's not full. The best feature of the place is that it is surrounded by lava fields, so if you get a space on the back or edge, you have a pretty view of a really unique landscape, and you feel like you're a bit farther from civilization than you are. There's also a nice little walking trail through the lava field. Clean bathrooms and a huge laundry room. Free cookies when you check in, and a free cold breakfast of cereal, coffee, doughnut holes, and fruit. Free Wi-Fi is intermittent, and they don't always know when it needs to be rebooted, but when it is up, it's strong. Tenting sites look remarkably unpleasant; they're inside a little stockade separated off from the RV sites. Everyone using the bathrooms walks right through that area, and it's pure, sharp gravel. We didn't use the playground, but it's typical of what I've seen of KOAs – playable, I suppose, but not in great repair and not particularly safe. The two camp cats were a better distraction for the little ones. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This KOA was easy to access and the pull thrus were long enough for our 40 foot Motorhome with tow. The owners were very friendly, and in the morning they offered a continental breakfast, free of charge. The campground has a dog walking area thru the lava fields, next to the campground. I would highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Signage to campground good. Watch turn into road to campground. Owners friendly and efficient. Access roads wide but could have done with a little more maintenance. Very car park type campground with limited landscaping. Sites were flat and long but due to recent snow thaw muddy. Electricity solid and water pressure good. Free WiFi worked well. Some road noise but only distant train noise unlike the rest of the campgrounds in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean, well-maintained RV park. Staff was very friendly and professional. Park is about 1 mile off the freeway so it is fairly quiet at night, we were not bothered with train or traffic noise. Sites are mostly pull-thrus and are wide. All utilities worked. Management warned us to dis-connect our water hose before retiring for the night as it gets cold enough for them to freeze. Good WiFi reception here. Office gave us fresh baked cookies when we arrived. We stayed here 1 night in our 5th Wheel and would stay here again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice little campground, convenient to I-40 but far enough off the highway that you can rarely hear the traffic. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Only real complaint is that the spaces are tightly packed - I would've been hard pressed to extend my awning without encroaching into the space next door. I'd stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Another clean, well run KOA whose only real fault is that they are tremendously overpriced for what they deliver. I just don't get it. $42 for a piece of gravel and a few hookups? I guess I'm jaded because I could get a decent hotel room for that price and it disappoints me that I bring a $35K RV with me and I still have to basically pay the price that a room would cost. Friendly staff, nice area and everything worked (except bring a long cable line with you because you might have to run it from the opposite side of your RV like I did). I've seen a lot of nice comments about funny rule statements and free cookies (true), however - I'd much prefer they saved the fluff and lowered their prices to something that is reasonable. Although it is clean and well run, I'd probably look around for something a bit cheaper the next time I'm in the area. KOA is slowly losing this long-time customer to overpricing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice place for an overnight stop. Easy to get to off of I-40. Level pull-thru sites. The complimentary cookies were a nice treat at check-in. They even had a puppy-treat for our dog! The continental breakfast wasn't much--cereal, donut holes, coffee, juice. Make sure to go on the walking trail through the lava fields--an interesting, short walk. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stopped at this campground mainly because we had driven 8 hrs and had run into a thunderstorm. I was anxious to get off the road for the night, as we were traveling through to Arizona the next day. This campground was "interesting". On the north & east sides there are horses and cows in the pasture, so when the wind is right you can smell them. It is close to the lava fields so you see lots of lava rocks everywhere, which my kids just loved. The trees are struggling to live in this part of the country, but the park was clean as a whistle. My 14 year old daughter had complained for 8 hrs about how boring the trip was--and then she saw the sunset! When you see the sun set over the New Mexico mountains you will know why their picnic tables are painted fucsia. Be sure you go for the free continental breakfast the next morning. This is not your average continental--they have cereal, oatmeal, donuts, coffee, juice, milk, hot chocolate, spiced cider,& tea. The staff is nice as can be, as are their dog, Buddy, and the cat, Pumpkin. I don't know what the owners can do about the adjacent property--it's kind of a mess. I think I might have rated this CG higher if the bathrooms were a little more up-to-date. No pool is forgivable in the Southwest, but the bathrooms were old and small. They looked clean, though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our favorite KOA in New Mexico. They greet you with warm chocolate chip cookies. The spaces are long and wide, with good gravel surface roads. It sits in a lava field, and is very interesting to explore the surrounding area. The campground is quiet and off the highway enough that you don't hear any highway noise. This campground offers several varieties of meals delivered to your RV with reasonable prices. We tried the smoked brisket and pork rib dinner. It was very good. More than enough food. We would stay here again when we travel through the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is extremely close to the I-40 exit, so most of the people here are making an overnight stop. This park is fine for that purpose, as most of the sites are long pull throughs. Most people stayed hitched throughout the night and left in the morning. Wi-Fi is advertised as free, but you only get one hour for free. A 24 hour card is $3.50. It did work well, and we were parked at the very back of the park. The spaces are very narrow and close together. The biggest negative is the park layout. It is kind of a parking lot with hookups. For a long stay, I would have preferred a park with a nicer layout, along with some landscaping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff were not the friendliest ever, but the RV Campground had many large trees that helped overcome the heat and improved the appearance at first. It was a dirty, dusty, gravelled park. Our site was littered with trash, cigaret butts and dumped BBQ charcoal. There had obviously not been any attemp to tidy the site. Many sites were not close to level; we had to use several blocks in addition to our hydraulic lifts to get it level. They advertise WiFi and charge $3 for it but like many KOA parks the signal was so weak at our site (200' from the office and when I tested even right next to the office) it does not work. They did refund the $3. We will not go back there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Convenient to I-40; very little interstate noise, but, as in most places along I-40, there is some train noise. Long, level sites, and there are some double wide sites for multiple slide RV's. The regular sites are fairly narrow. Very nice people running the park, and will deliver dinner/supper to your rig in the evening hours. WIFI is available, but a daily charge is incurred. Definitely would return for an overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small park and our site was big enough for our 40' motorhome. Easy in / easy out. The best part was the friendly staff and service. Their store is one of the best we have seen. The competion down the road is cheaper but not worth what they charge. We stayed in September 2005 and will definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
A smaller KOA amid the lava beds. Nice staff and very clean restrooms, but typical KOA
sardine can-style campsites. Convenient to the interstate and a good base from which to see the local sites. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Grants is located in a high desert and there is plenty to see conveniently close to the Cibola Sands
KOA. We spent 2 days there and plan to return on our springtime trip. The managers are friendly and helpful and the store is one of the best stocked we've
seen. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Campground is entirely gravel and level, with lots of room at every site. All sites are pull-through. Cable TV outlets are available but may require a 50' cable (the staff has some that they will loan to campers). The staff was extremely helpful and very knowledgable about the sights that are within driving distance of the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Smokers in office/store, dirt and gravel sites, upkeep lacking, nothing special, just a place to stop if you need to for the night. We camped here in a camper.
A free BLM campground about 10.8 miles S from I-40 exit# 89. Once you pass the well marked "Sandstone Bluffs Overlook" look for the yellow cattle guard on the left and turn in there. There is a small sign marking the CG. Nice new concrete vault toilets and newly upgraded picnic tables with very nice shade covers. Some sites have good view to the west over the lava beds. There is a steep dip about 50 yards from the entrance which long rigs (40') or rigs with long overhangs (12' or more) behind the rear wheels may scrape entering & leaving. No water, elect or sewer. Good quiet place to stop overnight or camp while exploring "El Malpais Nat. Conservation Area". We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 2 nights. The park is easy to get to and from Interstate 40. Although the park was located near the Interstate, it was pretty quiet. The interior roads and sites were gravel, fairly level but narrow. The pull through sites were not long enough to accommodate our motor home and toad. We had to park in an adjacent empty space as there was no nearby overflow parking. They have full hook ups – water, electricity, & sewer connections – and an outside table. The connections were at one end of the site so you might need a lot of hose. Only 6 of the 40 sites had 50 amp. There were trees between the sites but they had been trimmed up so they didn’t encroach on the sites and road. There was sufficient room to open slides. There could be some obstruction to the southern sky which could affect satellite reception. WiFi reception was good. There seem to be a lot of long term residents which were located in the back in portion of the park. Their vehicles were parked along the road. The pet area was along the outside edge of the park. There wasn’t a fenced area. There weren’t bag dispensers around the park to pick up waste. We didn’t use the restrooms or showers. They were controlled with a combination. The park was undergoing upgrades. The office wasn’t open very much. It was self register when the office was closed. Had to wait until the office opened to get the access codes for the WiFi and restrooms/showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I looked at the other RV parks in this area and Lavaland is by far a better, safer feeling place to stay whether overnight or for long term. Not a lot of I40 noise, ample size for big rigs, slide outs -awnings. Don't use restroom/showers, have own wifi/hotspot, and satellite,but, note that they are available. The new owner was friendly and helpful. Will stay for a month ($200 + elec) before heading to Colorado for the summer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Run down old campground. They advertise cable and Wi-Fi but they no longer have them. Price of $19 reflects what is available. 40% old trailers occupied by full time residents. I filled out the envelope, include payment via credit card and dropped it in the box, later we got a knock on the door and was asked to come to the office to pay, which I did. I was given the envelope and info back. No groceries or RV parts, just a run down dirt campground. Okay for overnight. Water, Electric & Sewer worked fine. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I called the park asking if they had wifi. The old guy on the phone said yes, in some spots. So I said, well, do you have a spot open where the wifi works? He told me he did, so I said I would take it. I was there in about 20 minutes, paid, hooked up water and electric, popped out the slide-out and sure enough, no wifi. The signal was far too weak. I would call bait and switch, but I am not sure the old geezer really understands the system in the park, himself. Anyway, do not count on getting wifi here. Otherwise, park was okay, for a no frills gravel sort of arrangement. I will not return, however. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy off and on the highway, very close to Wal-Mart and Visitor Center and convenient to El Malpais and El Morro. Price very reasonable. Unattractive (dirt and very little gravel, what looked like a junkyard in the back) but sufficient. Our site was level. No one in office until about 3:00 p.m. Friendly personnel. There was only one site that we felt we could fit in with our big rig but it only had 30 amp, and we couldn't keep the plug in without holding it in with tape. Bathrooms/showers were adequate and clean. No paper towels in ladies' bathroom and hand dryer didn't work. Nice water pressure and lots of hot water in the showers. Laundry had one working washer and two dryers, and the carpeting was soggy. Noise from highway was bearable. A few permanent campers but everyone was quiet. Overall, it was adequate for a few days but probably wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great protection from the wind which is why we stayed as long as we did. Quiet park with mostly permanent residents. Internet not secure but worked. Cable with a few channels. When we pulled in we kind of questioned staying but glad we did. Office staff is scarce with an envelope and drop outside of the office. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an old, run down park that needs an upgrade. Most of the sites are occupied by long term residents in run down trailers. However, it is ok for an overnight stay. The park has shade trees and is quiet at night with not much highway noise, even though it is near the interstate. We didn't see many of the residents. Cable TV works and the water is chlorinated. Apparently they are on city water. The WiFi connected but it was slow. The water, sewer and electric were located at the back of the pull-through site, so we had to unhook our toad and drive it around to the front so it wouldn't block the road. Not a great place, but we would probably stop overnight here if we came this way again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camp in a Motorhome so we didn't see the bathrooms. When we arrived the office was closed so we just filled out the form added a check and dropped it in the slot. There were lots of nice shaded spots that were nice and long. The slots were not quite double wide but more than enough to extend slides on both sides without infringing on the neighbors space. Just before we left I spoke with the office staff who was very helpful. Not exactly a resort but more than adequate for a few nights. While we were there we checked out the locations of the other parks in Grants and I think this is probably the quietest and certainly the furthest from the train tracks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Being Labor Day weekend, I called a week in advance to make a reservation. The reservation was very lax, all they wanted was my name. I was camping here with several friends so I asked to be grouped together, they said no problem. When we showed up, there were 3 men in the office, very friendly. I was able to park next to one of my friends, but there was already someone else on the other side, so the last to arrive was not right next to us. We based here to go Jeeping in the area and the park staff as well as the full time residents were very friendly and visited with us about the local area. The park is rather old and could use a little work to make it nice. It is right next to I-40, so there was some road noise, but not enough to keep us from sleeping. The restrooms needed to be stocked with toilet paper. As stated in other reviews, the spots are a little tight, but my class C fit under the branches just fine. No trouble connecting to the WiFi, but it is unsecured with no password protection. For the price, I'd stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is an old park and not well maintained. The roads are horrible sites just barely big enough for a 37 ft with small toad. The tree limbs need to be trimmed up higher as I hit the limbs going in and coming out. The staff is friendly. It is a good place for just a overnight stay. They say they have cable but couldn't find it and wifi is only at the office and laundry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only review for this park is from 2004, but we decided to stop here anyway. We pulled in and found the dirt roads and spaces to be too narrow for our 5-wheel with slides on both sides. The trees were also right in the way of getting satellite TV off the roof. Unfortunately we could not find a space to accommodate our trailer so we left. We did stay long enough to try to find a space that would work for us, but were not able to find one. This park would be fine for smaller RV's under 30' who don't have a roof mounted satellite dish. Larger RV's need to look elsewhere. Even though we did not spend the night, I felt an updated review of this park would be helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sand/Dirt sites. Trees are ill placed and may interfere with slides and movement. Hookups
are old and need some work but functional. It just off I45 so there is some road noise. The owners are very nice and accommodating. Lavaland is not a resort or upscale RV park. If you need more then the basics you won't find it here but you will find a place you can get a site for the night or day or two at a reasonable rate and be close to museums, restaurants, and gas stations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.