Sumner Lake State Park

     


Fort Sumner, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 355-2541

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $16 10/2014


Latitude: 34.6112415305247
Longitude: -104.396123886108

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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
  • 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 6
  • Good 17
  • Average 1
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

24 Reviews

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elduque

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice surprise about 15 miles North of the town of Ft. Sumner. Travelling along the high desert plateau, you have no idea this beautiful lake is down in the valley. The lake was brim full when we stopped there and leaves changing color with just a few RVs there over the weekend. They do shut down the more convenient Eastern campground on Oct. 1st, requiring you to cross the dam and go to the Pecos Campground. They have 30 amp and water and a convenient dump station to use when leaving. The information board is confusing when it gives the rates. It says extra vehicles are $10 and then it says there is a $225 fine for not paying the correct amount, so we paid for our tow car, only to learn the next day, the tow car is free, but No Refunds are given, so be advised. Nice and quiet except one couple who just didn't get it about peace and quiet, and had to have music playing from their small camper up until about 7 pm. (get headsets or play it softer please) The music was heard by all sites in the camp. One other point we had never experienced. There were lots of wasps around the camp but they didn't seem to bother you. When we left, we started seeing wasps coming into our rig. No matter how quickly we got them, there were more. This lasted for many days, and even back in the Phoenix area, we were still getting wasps coming out. Apparently, they build nests VERY fast! We were only there 2 days at the campground. A very enjoyable place, however, in the quieter times of the year, and brilliant stars outside. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Red Wolf

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

What a nice park! We've been driving out west right past this for a dozen years and always stayed an hour up the road at Santa Rosa. Not any more! From now on, we'll stop here on our way. The RV sites are huge, and level. The pull thrus have quite a bit of space between them and the next site, the back-in's are in pairs, but still have a nice distance between them. The back in sites (we stayed in #7) have plenty of space for your trailer and truck. We stayed for three nights. We'll be back! We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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nazpaz

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is about 6 miles east of highway 84. You travel over some hills and then, as you approach the park there are some twists and turns that take you up and over the dam and spillway to the entrance of the park. The route in had my attention but it was doable and I wouldn’t let it keep me from returning. Pecos Campground is the campground with water and 30 amp electric hookups. Just about every site has a view of the lake. There’s good Verizon cell service in the park, yielding a good 4G data flow. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 298
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located to the north of Fort Sumner, six miles off of route 84. Driving down the flat grasslands of New Mexico’s eastern plains, all of a sudden you come to a dam and a huge lake. The hillsides of juniper and the blue waters of the lake with a rocky shoreline contrast with the dry, desert like drive to the campground. It costs $14 for electric and they do take reservations for some sites. The main Pecos campground where we stayed, sits up on a hill. There is a visitor center there and at the Mesquite campground which has water only. Primitive sites are available right around the lake. There are also two other areas for camping: the Pecos River campground with no hookups and the Eastside Campground that has electric but it is a first come first serve. The Pecos Campground was nice looking down on the lake with shelters for the picnic tables. The Eastside campsites are closer to the water but no showers. The bath house was clean and there was one shower. There is a trail to look down on the huge dam but the lake is dry because of the drought. The lake has 2,700 acres and there are a couple of boat docks in the park. Fishing is popular for walleye, crappie, bass and catfish. This was a one night stopover for us as we are heading back east. Fort Sumner is where Billy the Kid was killed. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Destinations

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed the quiet. Our site had water, elec, and a nice lake view. Our site and several others had 3 sided adobe shelter always with shade. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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stella fouche

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park, very clean & very quiet. We stayed in the Eastside Campground & had it to ourselves for 2 nights. Sites are large & lots of space between sites. Saw lots of deer. Park staff is very friendly & helpful. We would stay here again. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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CYAVIA

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Showers were clean. Shower water only gets warm not hot. Sites level with great view of lake. The lake level is low . Park is very clean, dump station was nicely set up on the way out of camp site. Park is ten mile from Ft Sumner. No TV or Internet service a great get away for the mad rush. We would stay again. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Traveling man

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want a VERY quiet place to relax, this is worth considering. I had a nice big wide electric site with a great view of the lake in the East Side campground. The only sounds were birds, and leaves rustling in the wind. Rest rooms and were showers were very clean, and individual trash cans are emptied daily. Sprint cell phone service is good, but over the air television is limited to 4-5 channels. The park is "off the beaten path" so usually not too crowded, but be sure to stock up on supplies. The little store/restaurant next to the park was not open the weekend I was here in the off season. The water is very hard, and the ranger recommended we use bottled water for drinking or coffee. The water in the East Side campground is chlorinated, but not the water in the main campground. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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bsnmobs

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park with lake view from all sites. We enjoyed the wildlife viewing and quite nights away from the town lights and noises. We had an extended stay and would return again when in the area. The rangers are a great bunch of guys and go out of their way to assist. We did not boat on the lake but many do. Go enjoy the desert oasis at it's best. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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jalexanderj

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

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Another well maintained New Mexico state park. It's a little off the beaten path, but a nice set up with lake, river, and fabulous mountain biking trail. Although the showers were clean, the water never gets better than luke warm, and the "misting spray" shower heads mean that the luke warm water feels even colder than that. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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James Barr

Review Count: 117
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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We were disappointed and not impressed by the campground of this New Mexico State Park. The entire park seems to be disorganized and bit mixed in with the private community of Sumner Lake. The main campground, which has the hook-ups, is poorly designed, mid-slope location between the lake and a mesa, and on the edge of not being acceptable for big rigs. Use caution when entering the RV site access road. There is no turn-around, the road is rough, dirt and with tight turns around obstacles. There are three sites appearing to be level and they were occupied. The others offer some challenges to get a big rig parked and level. The three pull throughs are actually not pull throughs, for we had to disconnect to maneuver our motorhome into a suitable position. It takes forever to reach the RV Sites. The park has a odd loop around road probably designed to burn-off your expensive diesel fuel. There is little or no view of the lake, which is not close to the campground. Some of the sites like ours had the electric and water on the wrong side. Some of the sites share the 30 Amp electrical box and the water. We were planning to stay here for week. Due to the reservation system of New Mexico, and the first come first served sites being of such poor value, we stayed only one night. We will not return to this NM State Park. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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bgbassman

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

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a decent park but well off the beaten path and not much to do unless you have a boat and fish. It was clean and quiet and a good stop over for one night. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bill&Kath

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice place with super wide sites and quiet nights. It isn't the northwest, it's the southwest, so the terrain is dry, the trees short and the lake small. But the campground has nice shelters (adobe at the reserved sites, tin roof at the first come-first-served sites) with benches and water hook-ups (must share with neighbor at some sites) and electricity. No sewer, but nice dump station on exit road. We walked to the lake, watched the sun set, and resisted feeding the too-tame deer. At night, something marauded our trash can; probably raccoons. Would definitely stay here again; great deal for the money compared to private campgrounds. It's far out, away from everything, but we like that. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rstaffordjr

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park. We stayed in the Pecos loop. The sites were large and level with a covered picnic table and nice view of the lake. Verizon cell phone worked well and AT&T air card had five bars with 2G service. We would stay here again. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Magpie

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

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

There was no one at the registration center so we had to self-check in. But the sites were large and flat with plenty of room between sites. Our site overlooked the lake. Each site had a pleasant covered picnic table and its own trash can. There were tame deer that came right up to us to be petted. Camping here is an excellent value for the cost. Our biggest complaint was a long walk to the restrooms. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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