15 Parks near Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Aug 2013 - $25.00
The VIEW!!!! Small park with a few monthlies that are very friendly. Sites are gravel with easy hookups. Spotless large restrooms and showers, nice laundry room and a large salt water swimming pool. Spa wiring got struck by lightning earlier this year, but pool is great. Staying for a month and may extend. Not a mega resort, just a clean and friendly campground. - horsefolk
Mar 2011 - $21.00
This park is a great place to stay if you like a no rule enforcement park. And lots of dust accompanied by inconsiderate proprietors. Loud racket can be heard at anytime in the early A.M and that does not include the barking dogs that live on the premises. The clubhouse has been renovated with no thought of a fire escape door. Just a few things to consider. My wife and I stayed here for a few weeks and glad it was no longer. - Howdee
Nov 2010 - $20.00
We went looking around at different RV parks in the area, and came across this one. Our first thought was "Parking Lot" The sites are very close together, with little to no room to move around, much less park a motor home. When we visited, there was a pit bull running loose without a leash or human in sight, and a lot of the sites looked to not have been picked up in a very long time. The views others describe do not make up for an unkempt and cramped RV park. We decided after seeing that, that we would not stay at Agua Vista. - nutron42
Oct 2015 - $45.00
We stayed almost a month here, as prices are reasonable. It is kept very clean, has showers, a "clubroom/kitchen", laundry, but that's about it. The office area does smell of sewer & cigarettes as the hosts smoke alot right outside the door pretty much non stop if their boss isn't there. The sewer smell is only in the building area of the office, and a couple nearby sites. All the sites are roomy, wifi works well in most areas, its quiet in here, but no "real" activities. They just started a birthday cake & ice cream once a month, to celebrate anyone's birthday who wants to be let it known they have a birthday (feels like something nursing homes would do). They are now starting up card nights, coffee or donut mornings once a week, craps, and other games to gather and play. Not much in the activity department. Staff is nice though, and its a good place to relax, and unwind. Different sites are diff prices depending on what you want to have on your site. - happy2013camper
Sep 2015 - $28.00
One of the nicer parks...pull through sites for even the longest rigs, good FHUs, wonderful office staff that makes you feel welcome to their community. No pool or other amenities but not a drawback. Washrooms, showers and laundry meticulously clean...full kitchen and clubroom available for group activities. Would definitely stay here again. - loneranger
Nov 2014 - $38.00
We just stopped for one night on our way to Ariz. We have stayed here before and really enjoy this CG. The check in was easy and friendly. We were escorted to our nice large and level pull through. Utilities all worked well. I thought the water pressure was high which is easily adjusted. They had a little cook out the day we were there. We attended and enjoyed it. This would be a great place to stay for a while but there is not much to do in the area. We would definitely stop again - usa rv12344848
Sep 2011 - $14.00
We stayed at Monticello South. This is without a doubt, our favorite state park in New Mexico. Nice sized sites. We stayed closer to the lake, so only had 30 amp, but, no problems there, or with water hookups. The hosts at this campground, are very friendly, and keep each site immaculate. While the lake was very low, it made for a very quiet campground with few visitors. We stayed two nights, and were able to listen to the owls and the coyotes in the morning. Will always stay here, when passing through. - mytime2b1
Jul 2010 - $25.00
This campground is the only campground with full hook up located IN the state park. Most sights seem to be taken up by permanent residents so reservations are suggested. There was one large rig site we had to back into, which wasn't the easiest. The woman who runs this campground is very friendly and helpful...even met us out on the road and directed us in since the signage to the sites is lacking. Mostly well kept and monitored with no noise issues. Most convenient to the Dam Site Marina where we rented a boat. No water access except by boat so unless you plan on boating it's not the campsite for you. I would stay here again, if planning to rent a boat otherwise not much else to do. - DLWood
Mar 2009 - $25.00
Camping area was dirty and some of the sites were permanent occupant and their campsites were not very well kept. Checked the area out for one night and moved on to another campground - Younger Campers
Jan 2017 - $14.00
This review is for Lions Beach, Loop A. Long, mostly level, roomy sites; plenty of room for our 38-ft. 5th wheel with 4 slides. Would have been nice lake view, if the lake had more water. Park was clean, quiet (in Winter), with plenty of room to walk my dogs. Good paved interior roads and sites. We stay here when visiting family in T or C, and will stay again. - FranM
Oct 2016 - $14.00
I was somewhat less enamored with this place than a lot of the previous posters. You have to pay the attendant on the way in without getting to see the place. I chose an E & W site and was told to take "any open site" in the Desert Cove or Quail Run areas. In October, these sites are first come first served as opposed to Lion's Beach which were apparently all reserved. After we paid and drove to the sites, we found only two sites available at 2:30 p.m. on a Friday in October. There was a reason these two were available too...they were terrible sites. It took us five tries to position our truck camper on the site we chose so that the driver's side slide could open without hitting either the bushes or the utility hookups and the camper door on the other side could swing open without hitting the roof of the picnic table shelter. Also, the site was very unlevel. The sites here vary widely. Some are huge and others, like ours, are so narrow as to be almost unusable if you have anything more than a van or small camper without slides. Also, almost all of the sites look very unlevel. If I had known this coming in, I would've saved $4 a day and gotten one of the wonderful no hookup sites overlooking the lake. Still, for $14/day, the place is a bargain especially if you can get there when there is a good choice of sites. The camping area itself is attractive with lots of quail running around. The wi-fi was down and wouldn't be fixed for three weeks per the reader board at the entrance. Verizon signal was strong, though. Didn't use the restrooms/shower, but they looked clean and bright and nice enough. If I came back here, I would look first at the other camping area at Monticello Point. Sounds a lot better from the reviews. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2016 - $14.00
We stay at Lions Beach, loop C. It was a wonderful site, paved, water & 30amp electric. The site was large, clean, with a great view of the water and beach area. The picnic table was covered, Also there was a firepit. We enjoyed sitting outside and watching the birds and rabbits. We took a walk down to the water, the lake appeared clean and many were utilizing the water, it made us wishing for a boat. Our dogs loved snooping the area, taking in the sites. We will return. - donbar
Nov 2016 - $1.00
We called the recording to find out when the office closed which said 5:00pm. We decided we didn't need to call ahead for a reservation but when we arrived at 4:30, the office was closed! We called the number on the door, nobody answered. Late arrival info told us to take a spot right behind the office. As we were staying for three nights, not just overnight, we decided to call the 2nd number in hopes of getting a spot. A man answered and told us that 5:00 was summer hours and they forgot to change the recording. This is November right? He came to help but said he had "No authorization to give us a spot". What? We came directly to the park before picking up our rig because we wanted to make it before closing so we were asked some strange questions about the shape of our rig and that he would have to inspect it before we could stay there. What? Not snobbish much are we? When he finally decided we were good enough to stay there, he told us to take one of the spots behind the office, and could move to another spot in the morning. That's not inconvenient at all! He then said we could stay there all 3 nights. We're not being difficult but we have a young dog in training and there is way too much commotion by the office, we didn't want her to bother everyone if she barked too much. When he refused to call someone to the office who could help and we realized we were getting no where, we decided to go to the other nice place and were checked-in, in less than 5 mins. Again, we're not being difficult, these spots are costly, you should be happy where you're at. We've been to Lakeside many many times, used to store our rig there too. I just hope management/ ownership hasn't changed for the worse. This used to be such a well managed and organized, friendly place. Not sure if we'll be back unless things improve. I sure hope so!
If you are going to have someone answering calls, please provide contact information for someone who has authorization to rent out the sites. He was very nice and tried to help as much as possible. I don't place any blame on him, this was a very poor MANAGEMENT decision, he just lacked the required customer service skills. - Younger Campers
Oct 2016 - $51.00
Lovely, clean park with roomy spots available would like to stay longer but thought pricey for overnight. Large variety of parking spaces, be sure what size you reserve for long term. - Old Oregonian
Apr 2016 - $10.00
We stayed here a month, and attended a FMCA rally while we were here. The rate reflects the monthly rate. There was an added charge for electricity used (about $135 in our case.
This is a beautiful park, with very nice level sites and up-to-date hookups, which all work. Some sites are a little tight for our 40-foot rig, but we were assigned initially to our site, when the park was sold out due to the rally. Later we moved a a spacious site with more than enough room for our rig, car, and space for a dining area.
We would certainly stay here again. This is a very nice place to come and stay for an extended period. - hoppytoad
Nov 2009 - $18.00
All sand and gravel, hard to find, crowded but fairly priced. List as an Escapee's park but did not offer any discount to Escapee members. - taoshum
Jul 2016 - $14.00
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. - ziaptrn
Jun 2016 - $14.00
Nice camp with a short walk to the lake. Kid friendly and lots of family. - Edd505
Jun 2016 - $14.00
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. - gadabout80
Dec 2016 - $55.00
The RV area is nothing special, a small dirt lot with 6 spaces, mostly filled with work campers. It is well worth not having a fancy RV area for their other accomodations. Great clean bathroom with nice shower, huge variety of hot spring tubs with different temperatures, sana, hanmocks, grill area, private hot tubs for are an are additional fee. The staff was friendly and we'll trained. I will definetly be back if I am ever in the area again. - BrittanyFenn
May 2016 - $50.00
It has been 5 years since we last visited this terrific soaking spot along the Rio Grande. Much improved as the owner continues to add amenities to the site. The RV park is directly across the road with convenient access to brand-new bathrooms for men, women, family.
The owner is preparing for the Hot Springs Festival this coming weekend; three newly added soaking pools, including a larger one that's ADA compliant for wheelchairs access, plus a sauna. All the designs are southwestern and quite beautiful. A resident artist is adding paintings and murals that fit nicely in the setting. Other artwork and fountains add value.
And the ambiance is peaceful, with a 'whisper-only' zone around the pools, while the evening lighting is subdued.
Fast WiFi at the site, too.
What's not to like?! - SouthYubaBill
Dec 2013 - $55.00
If you're looking for a break from state park or standard RV park camping, this is a place to go. For $55/night, you get all of the "public" hot springs soaking you can stand and a full-service hookup. The Wi-Fi is fast enough for movie watching, TorC is a great little town and almost everything in town is walking distance from Riverbend. You can even get breakfast delivered to the campground if you order early enough. This is one of the most beautiful places in southern New Mexico. The campsites are small and a little crowded, but you do have a picnic table in each site and you'll be spending most of your time in the resort anyway. The resort provides a nice gas barbecue for residents' use, a wonderful patio area with an awning, gas fireplace, and outdoor heaters in the winter, and the Rio Grande views from the public, private, and deck are amazing. Check in is 3 PM and they do not take reservations for the campsites; first come, first serve. Check out is "11-ish." - TW Day
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Nice park setting on a hillside overlooking city. Nice staff. Tight turns getting into park and if you are on upper level, there is a steep hill. Showers are on the lower level so if you don't want to walk back up the steep hill, you will need to drive. Would stay here again if in the area. - Diplomat 07
Sep 2016 - $27.00
I stayed on the top tier (of three) in a 45 foot motor home with a beautiful view of the city and plenty of room to spare. My site was a pull-thru. Staff was wonderful. I would not hesitate to stay here again - WGeorge
Jul 2016 - $15.00
This is a very good RV park to stay at. The owners are very nice people. I really enjoyed my stay. Restrooms are very clean. Wash room was very clean and washers are up to date washers. Nice little office and rest area inside. Very nice view at night time. Great for a relaxing night with your honey. Overall I would definitely recommend this RV park to anyone who is just looking for a one night, one week stay or even a month. - christina31
Jun 2016 - $27.00
Stayed overnight. We were lead to a level site in the back of the park. Good hook-ups. WiFi was OK. Very friendly and helpful staff. - DickO
Apr 2016 - $29.00
This is our second time staying here for one night. We guided to a pull through that is level with 50 amp electric, water, and sewer
We want a level, easy to hook up, quiet, and where we feel safe when we are staying one night while travelling. This place has all of those things. - skigramp
Apr 2015 - $27.00
Pros: This park is sparse but very clean. Even the permanent resident's sites are spotless. The clubhouse and laundry are also very nice. Office staff was super.
Cons: Water hookups are sunken and difficult to access. Cable was weak. Wifi was fair but usable. My biggest complaint is the site we were given, same as a previous reviewer. The pull through sites are "nose to tail". My door opened to the road, so I had to look before opening the door or stepping out. There are two "lanes" of these sites, so vehicles were driving on both sides of us and rigs parked in front and behind, so that there is no way to put out an awning, chairs, or bbq. I would not come here again, driving through TorC, there are better choices. - leo96150