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. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very well run, well maintained park with all large pull through sites. Owners were very nice and usually present on the premises. The park has gravel drives and pad sites that are level and fairly large, especially the 50 amp sites where each had a nice grass area and picnic table. Many extended stay visitors were here for the summer. I would give it a 10 if the drives and pad sites were black top or cement. We will definitely visit again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was in a beautiful fall setting with the creek running through it. The deer wandered through the park to the creek. There were only about 5 sites occupied due to the off-season. The hookups were fine and so was the Wi-Fi. The big rig, 50 amp sites were really great but were shut down this time of year. We were in a 30amp site which was fine but if it were in the summer, it may be a little crowded. The water source was from a spring so it was terrific. It was quite a deal for $20. We were sorry that we could only stay one night. We will definitely stay again and recommend it to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a lovely park located away from the traffic and the crowds. We just happened to find it tucked away in the mountains of southern New Mexico while touring the area last year with our daughter. The park has nice long, level spaces with shade trees. Half the park has fenced "yards" that separate you from your neighbor. This half has 30 and 50 amp sites. The other half of the park is 30 amp only and the sites are slightly smaller. There is Wi-Fi but you have to pay extra for it - something we are finding more and more in parks everywhere. The park is clean and well maintained with friendly, helpful staff and owners. Many Texans "summer" here as it is peaceful, cool and quiet with lots of deer and other animals in or near the park late in the day. The folks staying in the park - including the summer folks - were very friendly. Downside is there are no major retail centers close by. There are two small food stores and a cafe in Mayhill. There is shopping in Cloudcroft but you will need to travel to Alamogordo or Artesia to find the bigger grocery stores or a Walmart. This was not an issue for us but a pleasant drive through the mountains for a weekly run to town to shop. Cell phones don't work without a truckers antenna in the park but our OnStar phone did work at the office and in Mayhill. We had a little signal on our Verizon phones in Mayhill but not much. Loved it! Stayed a month. Will go back again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a perfect peaceful night here! Park was clean, quiet, and manager and owner were both very helpful and friendly!! Had many deer and turkeys around, with a small creek behind park. Sites were spotless. We would have spent more than one night but needed food and there were no stores in Mayhill. We will go back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very attractive and well maintained park that is close to Cloudcroft. Large sites (some side by side) and some good shade trees. Very quite and off the highway. A peacefull place to stay a while! Park is a summer destination for full time campers who are getting away from the heat of surrounding areas (and states). Now for the downside - no cell phone service within about 10-15 miles of the park. No cable (bring your dish). No store at the park, and the nearest grocery store of any consequence is about an hours drive (better bring what you need). There is a small store within 2 miles that has some essentials. The full time summer guests pretty much stick together in their own little groups and take over the small recreation room at the park, so better bring your own friends with you! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park with large, level sites. Well kept - always busy in season. Good location, nice people. Can't say enough good about it. No store, and none close so shop before you come! Some of the sites are side-by-side, and I would try hard to avoid them. Otherwise - close to the top of my list of favorite places. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very friendly campground owners & hosts, extremely friendly group of campers willing to help. There is a pavilion with summer activities and music. Also a propane campfire that is legal during burn ban. Campground is open, even though the forest is closed. The restrooms are spotless, a nice laundry with almost new washers. The office has a cell phone network booster and there is cell service for Verizon. Good Wi-Fi service. The Rio Penasco River runs on the south side of the campground and there, they say some fish for trout in the small river. We saw deer and turkey near the river. This is a hidden treasure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful place in the Sacramento mountains. (It is up for sale as of this writing also.) Full hook-ups with plenty of room. Shady spots or full sun - choose for the appropriate time of year. This park is open year round while others nearby close for the winter. The restrooms are spotless. The family owners are friendly and helpful. The river beside the park can be fished. No cell phone service at this spot in the mountains, but good cable television. There is a covered pavilion, propane available, and plenty to explore nearby. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great mountain park, well run by friendly owners who are very responsive. WiFi works great and they have an excellent cable TV lineup. The folks here are religious and invite you to attend but there is no pressure at all. This place fills up in the summer mainly with senior citizen Texans escaping the summer heat. There is no pool, no meeting "room" and no cell service unless you buy a trucker's antennae and set up a special connection. Verizon signals do come through at the top of the main drive which is up on a small hill next to Highway 130. There is a small creek next to it called Rio Penasco where you can fish. There is an open air covered pavilion complete with stage and kitchen facilities where everyone congregates for the many summer activities. We went for 2 weeks and stayed a full month. Its a good central location for day trips of an hour in any direction. Would definitely return. Weekly rate is $100 and Monthly rate is $240. The Laundry Room has a game table where nightly card or domino games are played once the weather turns cooler. Propane is available at a competitive price. As others have said, there is no full fledged grocery store until you get to either Alamogordo or else Artesia. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice quiet campground. It bills itself as having a Christian atmosphere and discourages open consumption of alcohol. However, there is no overt display of religious symbols or activities that might bother some people. The owners are very friendly and always ready to help. There are some seasonal residents but there are no cluttered and messy sites seen at other parks that have annual and seasonal sites. We stayed here four nights because they have very dark and clear nightime skies; a must for my astrophotography. Unfortunately, it rained each night we were there and I did not get any photos. We would stay with them again and think that we got a lot of value for the campground fee. We camped here in a Motorhome.