Rio Chama RV Park

     


Chama, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 756-2303

Sites: 92
Recent Rate: $32 9/2014


Latitude: 36.9089395873464
Longitude: -106.57756447792

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 17
  • Good 12
  • Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1

34 Reviews

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Prewarford

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped here 3 times and enjoyed them all. Watching and photographing the train leaving arriving is fun. The staff is friendly and helpful. I left my Watts water regulator and they mailed it to me although they were very busy as they were winterizing and preparing for winter closing. We will most certainly stay here again when in the area. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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RV-Fulltimer

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid $32 a night for 4 nights so we could ride the train plus see surrounding areas. We found the sites to be close together. There are many trees to drive around and could cause a problem getting satellite. They are so close we had to close our windows at night so the neighboring campers campfire smoke didn't come in. Our site was at the back along the river which was nice so we could hear it running at night. The woman at the office told us to park our car in the site next to us. We did. The next day a VERY irate male employee came up to us YELLING RUDELY to move our car! After we moved it he did apologize and said he was yelling "over the noise of the train". That wasn't true because the train hadn't gotten there yet. The sites are too close but are level. The river is nice. The quiet hours are 10 PM to 8 AM.I have no input on showers or bathrooms. There is no laundry. It is cool to watch the train go by on the bridge just over the fence from where we parked. It only goes by twice a day at 10 AM and 4 PM. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Motorhome.

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NC Writer

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed this park, ideal for taking the train excursion. Fun when people gathered at 4 pm to wave when the train went over the bridge right past the campground just before the station. Very woodsy and pleasant in autumn. Good wifi and we got a few antenna TV channels. Negatives were minor -the dated trailers near the entrance with high wire fencing and security codes used for restrooms, and the absence of a picnic table - they already had been removed and stacked up even though the season was not over for two weeks still. Seemed a bit premature to start shutting down while guests were using the park. But we liked it overall and would recommend. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Motorhome.

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cjhernandez

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed in Chama several times, but never at this RV park, so we decided to try it out. This is a wonderful little park on the outskirts of the town. Everything is close, walking distance, but you wouldn't know it due to the tranquility of the park. Sitting between a beautiful forested area, the fall leave changes give it a true fall feel. It has about 10 sites right on the river, all full hookups. Descent fishing for the kids. Restrooms are a bit outdated, but clean and heated. Showers worked great. Very friendly staff. Don't really get why would anyone give this park less than a nine. Definitely coming back. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Motorhome.

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brewerted

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Very calm and relaxing park, and twice a day, it gets exciting when the train steams right along the edge of the park. Not fancy, but well maintained. Helpful staff, and the seasonal residents made us short term visitors feel welcome. We have stayed here before, and will return again. In our opinion, this is the nicest park in the Chama area. Fast and reliable Wi-Fi, as well as AT&T cellular service. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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John - Tx Hill Country

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We came here solely to ride the Cumbres & Toltec train since the depot is only a 10-15 minute walk from the campground, otherwise we would have never selected a campground that looked like it was randomly carved out of a cottonwood forest. We are a "big rig" and maneuvering was very, very tight in here. Many sites are very long but very close together, so close we couldn't extend our awning all the way without touching the 5th wheel next to us. For the few days we were here, I felt like a mushroom - the trees are so tall and thick it was quite the event when the sun would break through the tree canopy (sun would have felt good - it was in the 50s here every morning.) The interior gravel roads are reasonably good but there are low spots that need attention; if it rains the roads will get a little muddy and make it a bit of a mess if you have dogs to walk. The RV population here are primarily seasonal travel trailers and 5th wheels that take up about 95% of all of the available spaces. I had great high speed AT&T cell service here and in town. Don't plan on satellite TV unless you bring a portable dish. The park's WiFi signal was strong but the Internet side of the connectivity was very slow (~256kb if you were lucky.)--->> By the way, if you ride the train, go for the Parlor Car - you want to select seats on the *right* hand side on the ride to Anonito, or the *left* side if going to Chama. We just went to Osier and back by train - we didn't want a bus ride. We've ridden quite a few tourist trains and we actually we like the Durango to Silverton train better than this train - the scenery is just as good in its own right and Silverton is a great little town to shop and eat lunch - very quaint!<<-- We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Motorhome.

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User2873

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed two nights here while riding the train to Antonito. The park was preparing to close for the season, and not all services were available. Because of Chama's high elevation, it was quite cold at night, but the restrooms were warm and the showers comfortably hot. The restrooms require that you type in a code every time you enter, to keep non-guests out. There are large cottonwoods throughout the park, and they were gold during our visit. The park isn't fancy, but it's quiet, level, comfortable, and not too closely laid out. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I'd gladly return there any time. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Kevin & Liz

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was clean, well kept, and the office staff was friendly. The bathroom & shower area limited; however, this time of year it wasn't a problem. The park is very convenient for riding and viewing the Cumbres/Toltec train. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Motorhome.

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D.Hearne

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed here several times over the past 25 years. Always a pleasureable place. Big trees for shade, next door to the Cumbres and Toltec RR. Great place to stay for any amount of time. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Motorhome.

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luvstorv

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very clean and quiet. It has many shaded sites and the scenery is beautiful. The Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Train track is very close to the park, but it only runs during the day. It is fun to go over by the track and wave at the passengers as the train goes by. The staff were friendly and answered all of our questions. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Chalet 22

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stay if you are taking the Train ride. The train runs adjacent to the park and a nice trestle view is available in the park. Heavily wooded, some parking spots close together. Good WiFi and only a 2 block walk to the train station and downtown. Would stay here again, the other parks are too far away. Make reservations, it was full the nights we stayed here. No reservations needed for the train, usually 25% full. Great food on the train ride. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Motorhome.

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saavik

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is nice but we asked for a hookup with a dump and those are reserved for the summer-long stays apparently (but they didn't tell me when I called). The bathrooms are clean but a bit creepy given the constant need to have a code and not share it. There isn't much for kids to do here but lots of retired train fans are here for the summer to volunteer for the nearby Cumbres and Toltec railroad. Lots of mosquitoes so bring your bug spray and mosquito netting. The transient sites are muddy when it rains while the permanent ones have nice gravel. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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grizd

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is based on a month. Excellent, helpful staff! CG maintenance is superb. CG is set in a cottonwood grove on the bank of the Chama river. Wi-Fi was good, water, electric and sewer hook-ups were perfect. Very lovely setting with great view of the daily RR train! CG is basically for adults: no pool or playground equipment for children. Excellent birding as well! Storage for RV's as well. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RVLive

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We couldn't find anything wrong with Rio Chama. The roads are a little tight, but we had no trouble with our 33 foot 5th wheel and long bed 1 ton pick up. We were led to our site. We had a level gravel back in sight right up to the river. We had a great view of the twice a day steam train crossing the river bridge. Sewer, electric, water, cable and wi-fi worked great. There are wi-fi antennas throughout the park. Our Verizon 3G worked well, too. We did not check out the bathrooms or showers, but based on the rest of the park we bet they were clean and neat. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will stay again. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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telecommuting camper

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The best location if you're riding the train. Less than half a mile walk to the station, and the tracks cross the river on a bridge right behind the campground. Some sites look moderately roomy, but many are bunched together and are narrow for our 30 foot trailer with one slide. Site was level, well-packed gravel. Access roads are well-packed gravel, but are narrow. Women's restroom / shower was closed for renovation. Lots of shade (those trees, again) and access to the river shoreline. Great staff. Would stay here again. We camped at Rio Chama RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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