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Caballo, New Mexico

Caballo Lake State Park

Caballo, New Mexico



Caballo, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 743-3942

Sites: 310
Recent Rate: $14 7/2016

Latitude: 32.894506840595
Longitude: -107.29342460632

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Super nice state park. Clean, well-kept, new trees planted. Sites are large and nicely spaced. Some sites are considerably longer than others, but we still were able to leave our tow car connected to a 38' Class A and didn't have to unhitch.
Nice lake and mountain views, and very relaxing. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Stallion Site 37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

A really great place for a one night stop over and possibly longer if the park is not crowded. Easy pull through sites and relatively clean throughout. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a ruggedly beautiful park with views of the lake below and mountains above. We stayed in the Palamino area which is full hook up, in a site overlooking the lake. The view of the sunset was spectacular from our campsite. There were only 3 out of the 7 sites occupied so had no trouble maneuvering our motorhome in and out of the site but if the area is full, you may have to unhook your tow vehicle to make the turn to get out. We glanced at the other two camp "circles" in this park and all campsites appear to have their own covered cabana that has stone half walls, a picnic table and roof to keep the sun out. Very nice touch. There is also swimming and fishing available down at the piers and beach below the campsites. We would definitely come here again for a longer stay. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

This area has a lot to offer from swimming, hiking, fishing, bird watching. Nearby Hatch has local dining options as well as "all things pepper related" for sale - very unique.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Long, easily accessed sites

Listed as pull through but big rigs back out

30 amp

Some shady sites

Restroom & showers were OK clean

Pet friendly

Excellent Verizon. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We made reservations here based on good reviews from other campers. When we arrived, we were surprised to find that our spot was basically the size of a two-car driveway, backing to a field of weeds and having a view and noise of the freeway (I-25). All RV spots are out in the open--no privacy between spots. We also noticed and heard large groups setting up tents in the non-camping area. We decided to leave and head to another campground. We were unable to get a refund as we had already checked in for the night. I would only recommend if you need a very quick overnight stop. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean and quite place to stay. It was nice to wake up and fish from dawn to dusk. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Fish until you drop!

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night but would go back and stay more if we had the time. Some of the spaces were overlooking the lake (high above). It was raining when we were there, but would be very hot in summer sun. The roads in each camping area are dirt but in good condition, wide, and without overhanging trees; the main road within the park is paved. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Truth or Consequences is the nearest city; it has a Walmart, numerous restaurants, stores and gas stations. Many people go there to use the hot springs.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Site close to home. Opened up the season with a quick weekend stay. A few other rigs there and place was quiet and clean. No nonsense site with few other amenities. Area was well kept by park staff. A bit more dust and wind than we cared for, but that's the Desert Southwest. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

The time of year and the campground selected can make a big difference in the perception of this State Park. This rating is for the main campground, which is situated above the lake and has three separate loops. Two of the loops are entirely reservation sites and none of the sites have 50 Amp. They are 30 Amp and there are no shade trees. Each has a solid ramada with a concrete pad and grill. Interior roads and sites are dusty gravel. Most of the sites are pull-through. Those in the Stallion Loop are the most spacious and not parallel to the interior road. Access to the lake is via the boat ramp road and the lake level is very low. The boating and weekend crowd on a Friday in August is missing in action. Perhaps because of the low water levels. Verizon has a strong signal here and so does the 3G aspect. We will likely return here. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, quiet park. It has pull throughs and some back ins. A few FHU's. One would never know the place was there; just a few hundred yards from I-25 We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This review is for the Lakeside campground. This campground is just below the Caballo Dam on the Rio Grande River. This park is not as nice as our last park, South Monticello campground at Elephant Butte State Park. It is an older park and is not well maintained. The interior roads and individual sites need a new layer of gravel. Most sites are pull throughs. Each site has a grill/fire pit, water, 30 & 20 amp power, and a concrete pad that contains a picnic table covered with a shelter. The nearest civilization is Truth or Consequences. Cows are allowed to graze in the campground. There were about a dozen or more when we were here. This isn’t necessarily a bad idea except there are cow patties everywhere, even in the children’s playground. And these things attract a lot of flies. And I wonder if a cow would attack a curious child. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

For us this is a quiet and convenient overnight stop, close to I25, but no road noise. Seemed, this year that a lot of the campers were NM residents, most likely using the annual pass and paying $4.00 night. Even at $14 for electric and water it is a bargain. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Without reservations we were directed to the Appaloosa Loop with our 40' motorhome which is all non-reservations. We had 30Amp and water hookups. All sites in this loop are pull-throughs with a picnic table shelter and grill. There is a dump station. There are water view sites but you cannot go down to the lake from the campground. There is a boat launch nearby. When it's windy, there is no protection from this and the other two camping loops on the lake. There is another camping area about one mile away called the Riverside Loop. There the pull-throughs are very good for large RVs and there are large trees and wind protection. There are reservable sites at Riverside. The bath houses were very clean in all loops. There are many dry camping sites and a huge group area and playground at the Riverside area. There are 54 electric sites overall. The loops and sites are gravel. There are no hiking trails and there is nothing to do in the immediate area if you don't boat or fish. For that reason we would try nearby Elephant Butte when in the area again where one would be closer to groceries and restaurants and a Wal-Mart in Truth or Consequences. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice stopover on I-25. Water and electric only at the overnight sites. The full hookup sites had signs saying "reserved" but nobody was using them. Next time we'll probably stay at the RV Park just past the state park. Water pressure was very low so we just used our pump in the rig. Sign says this is a good "Birding" park. We did see a hummingbird and some quail. Lots of doves, of course. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well-kept campground in a desert area, hence it is well-used by the locals. There are actually two campgrounds; one above the dam, the other below the dam on the river. We stayed at the one below the dam, which has much more shade. Pull thru's were long and level. Easy access to the river. This was spring break for the schools, so all sites were full, but the sites are far enough apart so the noise level wasn't bad. Camp host was helpful, as were the park rangers. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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