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Caballo, New Mexico

Percha Dam State Park

Caballo, New Mexico

Caballo, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 743-3942

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $4 8/2016

Latitude: 32.8698
Longitude: -107.30595

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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 ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • 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 ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • 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
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

9 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

This is another New Mexico State Park gradually showing signs of neglect. The staff, when present if at all, are getting lazy. The 15 reservation sites were empty each night and the online reservation web site clearly indicated all 15 sites to be available for one night at a time. Yet the staff fails to flip over the site's reservation marker.

Just the same we stayed over night in one of the reservation sites. This becomes a necessity because rift raft types hang out for extended periods in the south part of the loop. Campground roads are mostly dirt and become muddy following a rain. Many of the cottonwoods and pine trees have died. Plenty of trash gets littered by people who are fishing and most of the trash looks like it been in place for months.

Staff likes to hang-out in some sort of utility room at the restroom. They do this instead of opening up the visitor center and office. Despite the short comings, this is a great place to bird watch and to enjoy the sounds of the Rio Grande. There is no sewage dump station available here. We camped at Percha Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful shaded sites. Although the campground is on the Rio Grande River, this section of the river was almost dry when we were there. Lots of birds to see, though. We camped at Percha Dam State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

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

The flies were bad this year. The park is well maintained by the current camp host and crew We camped at Percha Dam State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 132
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

This is a riparian zone campground near the Rio Grande with spacious shaded pull-through sites for an RV. Access roads are gravel based and the level sites are gravel. Each site has a ramada and table. At the entrance to the park there is a bridge with a 15 ton limit. The sites on the right are reservable and the sites to the left are first come first serve sites. Sites one through six have 50 Amp and rest are 30 Amp. There is no sewage connection and there is no dump station located at the campground. Trees are present and at some sites satellite TV could be blocked by the trees. We had no problems with getting Direct TV at our site. All of the electric sites are away from the river. During our stay we could hear the river going over the dam. Some of the non-electric sites are near or adjacent to the river. I would not recommend placing a big rig at those sites. The one opened restroom is shared by all. It was clean for us on a weekday. The park seems to be neglected by the staff and they are often not present. The big plus here are the birds. This is a prime New Mexico birding site and we were not disappointed. There is a wide variety and they are plentiful. We stayed here for two nights and will return. We camped at Percha Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely campground in the fall, with the gorgeous old cottonwoods turning yellow. The sites are all pull-throughs, though, which we don't like. It feels like we are all parked right on the road. But restrooms are well-cared for, there's recycling, and of course, lots of birds to watch and listen to. We camped at Percha Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 205
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived here at the end of September and stayed for 3 weeks. It is such a beautiful State Park with lots of trees and birds. While here we saw hundreds of Sand Hill Cranes flying overhead. October 1st all of the sites became 1st come so you can take any site that’s available for up to 3 weeks during their winter season. The week days were very quiet but on the weekends it was busy. No dump station here, you’ll have to dump at Caballo State Park. Or possibly at Arrey RV Park which is on the 187 , you'll see it just before you turn off on the road to Percha Dam. We’ve never liked dumping at Caballo State Park due to the fact the dump station is hard to get into because it's so narrow. If you are heading south on the I-25, Leasburg Dam State Park has a dump station too. Verizon cell & Aircard worked very well. Water pressure was good and electricity wasn’t a problem. The town of Truth or Consequence is to the north of the park and there is now a Super Wal-Mart on the north end of town. We’ve stayed here 3 times in the last 19 months and always hate to leave. It is a great park and we will be back again next year. We camped at Percha Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 3 weeks in a 5th wheel. Park is very quiet during the week surrounded by farming. Weekends get busy with locals but not objectionable. Cell phone coverage is good, 2-3 bars. There is at least one full hook up available. The trees can be a hazard to RVs since some are in pretty bad shape. Restrooms old, pretty clean but no soap. Lots of birds. Ground fires are allowed. Occasional dairy smells. There are very beautiful walks through the woods along the Rio Grande with some good fishing spots. Fishing is poor but there are fish. A short trip west on HW152 is a must. Goes over the mountains to the west in a high curvy road so don't take an RV. The town of Truth or Consequences is okay for most essentials but gouge on gas prices. Lots of hot mineral springs there for a soak. There is a good restaurant in Arrey serving local chile. We look forward to staying again. We camped at Percha Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 205
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park. Loved the trees and the water noise coming over the spillway. All of the sites are pull thrus which are along side of the main dirt road inside the park. This park now has 15 sites that are available thru reservations ($10.00 fee). If you plan on spending at least a month in the state parks you should look into buying their annual camping pass http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/FeesPermits.htm it’s well worth the money. There’s a very nice playground away from the main section of the park. It’s located in the tent/non-electric area that runs along the river. Cell phone reception (Verizon) was lousy even with our booster but for some reason my air card was fine (using our booster). There is a laundromat at the RV park that is next door to the state park turn off and a small little grocery store south of the park in Arrey. Very quiet here at night, no trains or loud traffic noise. The water pressure was good and we had no problems with the electric. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Percha Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2006 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Percha Dam State Park is the birder's paradise. The variety of birds is amazing. There is a visitor center that has a lot of info on birding. The state park is very convenient just off I-25 yet far enough away that you do not get the freeway noise. The campground was very pretty and had some big cottonwoods along with a lot of smaller trees waiting to become big trees. The sites are pull-throughs and have picnic tables under a shelter. They mostly are a fair distance apart from each other. Some of the pull-throughs are a little short for a big rig. We had a 35 foot fifth wheel and found ourselves going over into the next site. This was not a problem because the campground only had a few other sites that were occupied. This ia nice place to stay for an overnight stop or an extended stay. We camped at Percha Dam State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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