For beauty, peace, and quiet, this is the park. Dry camping, community water supply (no hook-ups). Camp host very friendly and helpful. Wi-fi access at the visitors center. Lovely hiking trails. Very clean vault toilets. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $5.00
This is a nice campground but the BLM has posted a large sign at the entrance that describes how due to budget constraints they have reduced services. The main effect is there IS NO WATER. This is a big issue as it is one site where the BLM website states they have water. There is no WIFI as other reviewers have stated, no firewood and there was no staff onsite. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Truck Camper.
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $5.00
Nothing to do here except walk around and look at the pit toilets. There is nothing to do in the surrounding area, other than the VLA. It was extremely cold at night 19 degrees in January due to the elevation. Our RV had trouble starting in the AM. No utilities, but for the price it can't be beat. We were the only camper here, and it is dark and lonely at night. Upon leaving, noticed there is WiFi reachable from the little cabin where you register. It is self registration. Our 40 ft actually fit just fine in a pull thru site. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $5.00
Nice spot at 7,400 ft elevation, just off Rt 60. Quiet, partly shaded. Sites are not level but OK with some leveling blocks. Cell signals are weak but usable with a booster if you have one, and unbelievably (considering the location) there is free WiFi in the little "visitor center"cabin at the entrance. This place is quite a bargain if you are traveling along Rt 60 through northern New Mexico, and enjoy quiet, less popular spots in natural settings. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.
Very good BLM campground. Sites are a little tight, gravel, and not very level. Nice, helpful camp host. Nice trails. Due for major renovation next year. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $5.00
Dry camping that cannot be beat! There is a darling, new, little "visitor's center" cabin at the entrance that offers travel literature and strong, free Wi-Fi (how often does one get THAT while boondocking in the mountains?). We were just passing through on our favorite road, US 60, and had planned to stay in Pie Town, but locals recommended this place and we were very grateful. Very quiet, large sites. We stayed at the top of the loop, right by the hiking trail access, and enjoyed a 2-mile hike in the afternoon we arrived and then a different 2-mile hike in the morning. Spectacular views of the Plains of St. Augustin. Very well-marked trails on which we encountered elk a few times. And the water from the springs is delicious. Best $5 we've ever spent. We will be back. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Motorhome.
Great campground at an amazing price. Half of the sites are pull-through. It's dry camping, but that's what an RV is for. No channels available on the antennae. Incredibly clean restroom. Loved the hiking trail with plenty of signs. Easy trail with a gorgeous sunrise view. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. The camp hosts are very helpful and inviting. The stars are absolutely amazing and the hiking is great during the day. Sure worth the stop. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Fifth Wheel.
Yes: it's worth $5 but that's all. The scenery is spectacular, but there is no dump or electricity and few water spigots. Host is a typical smart-alect. Stay overnight and don't talk to anyone. It's a long drive for any supplies. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Motorhome.
This is a BLM campground, about a quarter mile of excellent gravel road off US Hwy 60 a mile west of Datil. 12 Pull-through sites and 10 back-ins. Only three of the pull-throughs are large enough for a big rig, and even these are too sharply curved to allow a big rig to drive completely through. The pull-through sites do not have large level areas, so a large RV has difficulty getting level in them. Most of the back-ins are large enough for any rig and are quite level. Interior roads are good gravel, as are the sites themselves. Each site has a ramada with picnic bench, a fire ring, a barbecue, and a 32-gallon trash can. The sites are mostly hidden from one another by trees. The vault toilets are sparkling clean and have hand sanitizer dispensers. There are several water hydrants. There is a seven day limit on stays. There is a wonderful hiking trail near the campground. It has a couple two-mile loops, or you can take the outer three-mile loop. There are interpretive signs along the trail, describing the different kinds of trees and shrubs and providing some history. The $5 daily rate is eligible for the federal Senior Pass, so it only cost us $2.50/night. It's at 7,400' elevation. They provide free fire wood. With an external antenna I was able to get a weak Verizon signal; without the antenna, nothing. We will definitely stay here again next time through. We camped at Datil Well Campground (BLM) in a Motorhome.