17 Parks near Cimarron, New Mexico
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is an older park. Roads are dirt, some sites are paved, but mainly grass/dirt and level. Maneuvering a big rig can be a challenge, just watch for trees. Roads are wide but not well defined. Sites have shade, utility locations are adequate and up to spec. The owner is nice, lives on site and understands the park is dated. This is a no frills park as most neighbors are Philmont Staff or Boy Scouts coming to the Ranch. - duster340
Jun 2010 - $10.00
Was crowded as all State Parks are usually. The camp host was nice and showed us to our spot. We stayed 3 days and enjoyed this quiet, peaceful place, not too much noise. If you want to dry camp it is great. The phone service spotty, Wal-Mart phones won't work. In our spot we could not tune in Directv on account of the hills and trees, but some people could through the trees. Anyway a nice place to spend a couple of days. - firesafety552
Jul 2009 - $10.00
This park is best for anglers and hikers who don't mind dry camping. The scenery is majestic and the river is stocked with rainbow trout. Try to get a spot in Maverick Campground, which has shade and is next to the Gravel Pit Lakes fishing area. The other campgrounds (Ponderosa and Tolby) are just big parking lots. Wildlife is abundant: we saw skunk and a large bear which the ranger had to scare away. - amarillorvers
Jun 2016 - $35.00
$40 gets you full hookups on a dusty, gravel back-in site. There were two RV areas, one near the road and one behind a "cowboy cabin" that is more private. Sites are very close and trees prevent back-in accessing some sites. This is suitable for 1 night if necessary but seems over priced for the facilities.
Owners are very welcoming and friendly. RV park seems neglected in favor of the Inn part of the business. We stayed 1 night. Probably won't return. - SemperParatus
May 2011 - $40.00
Overpriced for what you get. They recently canceled their cable TV so you can use either your rooftop antenna or satellite dish. Wi-Fi is a household router that works if there aren't more than 2 or 3 others connected. Gravel sites with old picnic tables and little else for amenities. They are right off the highway and convenient to Philmont Scout Ranch, but other than that they don' have much going for them other than friendly owners. - TX Camper
Sep 2009 - $25.00
Good for a night or two to learn about the area. Friendly owners. Life in Cimarron moves at a slower pace than the rest of the world so relax and enjoy the culture. - wilmsd
Jul 2008 - $20.00
Roads and sites are gravel but mostly level. Pull through sites face Eagle Lake. Boondocking sites available for $10 per night. Very friendly owner who occasionally hosts wiener roasts, pot lucks etc. Laundry facility and small rec. room open during business hours only. One of the best unknown gems in Eagle Lake and the cheapest! Monthly rate only $260 + electricity. A great place to stay for touring the Enchanted Circle and surrounding areas. - luv2cruise
Jul 2014 - $15.00
Nice quiet park across the street from town. Wi-Fi worked good and good water pressure and electric was good. We stayed a month so price shows that. Not too close to other campers where we parked. Friendly owners. Lots are level. We would stay again. Have pot luck dinners once a week. Rate is based on monthly stay. - neilontheroad
Aug 2012 - $43.00
Thought this campground was overpriced. Great view of the lake, but very basic sites. Host was friendly and showed us to our site. Restrooms and laundry were very clean. - mike and laura
Jul 2009 - $34.00
What everyone else has said plus...Watch out for the bear! Don't leave anything out especially small dogs. Don't miss the Boardwalk Restaurant. White tablecloth first class dining. Great food. Closed Thursdays. One block west. I'll be back when I have more time. - Andy Asberry
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Our RV club enjoyed a 6 night rally here in June. Staff are all very friendly and accommodating. Sites are mostly level but are in some cases a bit more close than we prefer. Camp store is well equipped with necessities and gift items and campground has a weekly list of activities in which you can participate. There is an on-site chuckwagon serving breakfast and lunch items for sale. Bath and shower facilities are nice and well maintained. - G and G from ABQ
Dec 2015 - $38.00
We got to Eagle Nest after dark on Dec 30. We were headed to Angel Fire but decided not to take a chance on the road since they had received snow that day. We called ahead and the owner was waiting out front in the frigid temps to help direct us into the park. He helped us get situated in our campsite. We went inside where we met his wife. It was like meeting old friends. They were so nice and just wanted to help. They invited us to the New Year's Eve potluck social the next night. They also told us they would have pastries and coffee at 9 the next morning there in the store/common area. We went for coffee and met another nice couple that were from west of Denver. Super nice folks also.
Bruce suggested a scenic drive for the day. We decided to stay here instead of going to the Angel Fire campground.
We attended the social on New Year's Eve and met some nice people from the town. By the time we left, we felt like we were leaving family. If you need anything, all you have to do is ask. They will do their best to help.
We definitely plan to go back to see our friends.
patriciabmc. - patriciabmc
Oct 2014 - $26.00
Basic park. Right on highway so easy on/off access. Hookups were convenient. Very few trees so good line of sight for roof mounted satellite dish. Site was fairly level. - Bob & Jo
Jun 2015 - $27.00
After boondocking for a week at the Eagle Nest Lake State Park (just across the fence from here) we needed a place to put our 36' MH & toad while we did wash, cleaned up, etc. The other commercial parks in the area were extremely expensive and one, you will pass it as you enter the State Park, is darn right dismal! West Lake is managed and priced as a 'hobby park' as the owner puts it...no restrooms or other stuff to clean-up. Some weeds, nothing special, your neighbor is close...but it is quiet, clean and functional. We spent 2 nights to get done what we had to and moved on. Many of the campers seemed to be fishermen who left early to drive the 1/4 mile to the lake and returned in the evening. Campsites are in a loop, many are not too level but you make your best pick; easy entrance and movement. - RVFRab
Jul 2016 - $14.00
Beautiful scenery every direction. Good spacing between sites. Nice picnic table shelter providing much needed shade as there are no trees. Water fill station provided. No electric or sewer. Lake looked nice for boating and fishing. Our cellphones had no service (cricket/att). Had to go to Angel Fire to get free wi-fi at visitor center (10 miles). - molytung
Jun 2016 - $10.00
Very quiet campground, and all sites have a good view of lake or mountains. This is dry camping -- no hookups. However, water is available on site and a dump station ($15) is available at a nearby RV park.
Eagle Nest Lake is a clean lake that attracts mainly fishermen. However, the lake is very cold -- too cold for swimming or water skiing. - AspenTrailmama
Aug 2015 - $14.00
This is a great boondocking state park. Good views of the lake and surrounding mountains. All sites have a covered table and fire pit. Generally always a breeze blowing. If this park had a rv dump station i would rate it a 10. - TEXASBOY
Jul 2016 - $24.00
It's a pretty small park, owned by a nice couple. There are only two bathroom/shower combos, which are kept clean. It has a cabin attached to it. There is no club house or other amenities, but they do have Wifi. The sites are mostly back in, with some pull throughs without sewer. The couples we met there come for a few months or the summer. They have good 30amp and 50amp service; good water quality. Pets are welcome although there is no dog park. Like I said, it's a very small park.
There was vacant land all around the park and behind the storage facility there was a dirt road going up into the hills where I was able to let the dogs loose. There are a ton of prairie dogs all over and they loved to chase them. The sites were fairly close together but level with a little grassy area and behind the sites a common ground with picnic tables where the guests met to talk. - Kerch Family
Jul 2016 - $40.00
WiFi never worked and shower is coin operated which is very inconvenient. 1 toilet, 1 shower for men in entire campground. No fires allowed. Nice enough people but I paid $40 to camp for amenities which were not satisfactory. - adamant
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Nice owners. This park is for sale due to ill health. Small park. Poor WiFi. Low water pressure. Gravel roads and sites somewhat level. We stayed here a week and paid $236.50 with escapees discount. - milodog