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Fort Sumner, New Mexico

Sumner Lake State Park

Fort Sumner, New Mexico


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

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $14 5/2017

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Latitude: 34.611241530525
Longitude: -104.39612388611
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park campground in a beautiful high desert grassland area with great views. Sites are very well spaced. Few trees, but all sites have a shelter over the picnic table. Mesquite Campground on the east side has views of the lake. At $14 for a site with water and electric, this is a real bargain. The rate includes a day park permit. Note that only a few sites have 50 amp. Dump station available. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pecos Loop 1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Santa Rosa, about 16 miles north, has most services, including some good restaurants.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Most sites have a nice view of Sumner Lake. Main road is paved but campground roads are gravel. Nice dump station. There are 5 or 6 different campgrounds. Some primitive and some with water and electric. Appears to be only 30 amp sites. Great sunrises and sunsets. Lake would probably be good fishing if one has a boat. All sites have a covered patio... some are three sided adobe structures. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pecos Loop Site 1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fort Sumner has the remains of old Fort Sumner, the grave of Billy the Kid and a Billy the Kid museum.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice little RV Park, nearly empty at the last week of it's season. Utility hookups were at the opposite end of where they should have been. We initially chose a site that was next to ours, but some campers, apparently part of the later mentioned crew noted below, had stowed their gear in the patio enclosure.

Very nice patio enclosure over the picnic table. It was our bad luck to be across from a multi generational family with a pricey motor home with small continually yapping small dogs, millennials with profanity laden vocabularies, and a gal who shrieked at me for walking to the restroom at 6AM - past their site, "who are you?!" NM plates, for those that wondered. On their fancy rig and blue SUV.

I only had a flashlight, so I was displeased to find no light switch in the vault toilet. Vault toilets being what they are, night darkened toilets are ever so much worse. Too bad that NM can't summon up the necessary funds to capitalize on their state's tourism attractions. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Great little park in the middle of seemingly nowhere. Good stop off as we were heading to Santa Fe. Only 30 amp but sufficient this time of year. The host was very nice and came by to ask if we had everything we needed. I gave the site a 3 due to hookups of some sites were on the opposite side of the coach otherwise would have been higher. Would definitely stop again should we pass through the area. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We reserved ahead with Reserve America, paying the extra fee of $8, however there were campsites available with hookups with no reservations needed. We had a large level graveled site that was big enough for 2 vehicles, a tent, a boat and our trailer. Down a few steps was a covered picnic area. I didn't check out the bathrooms as they were a pretty good walk up the hill. We stayed in the Pecos loop but next time would probably try for the East loop which was completely empty during our visit. The only down-side is that if you have a boat, the ramp on that side of the lake is closed. But the Campsites there are more scenic than many in the Pecos loop, however no reserved sites on that side. Beautiful lake, close to historic Fort Sumner. Would go back again! We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8 Pecos
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 2 nights in a back-in spot overlooking (but high above) the lake. The restrooms were a long walk uphill, and we drove there to use the showers. There were some pull-through spots, but most appeared that they would be very tight access for our trailer/SUV combo. Fishing (not catching) from the banks of the lake was peaceful. We camped at Sumner Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Easy drive to the town of Fort Sumner and the Bosque Redondo Memorial.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 346
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 68

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $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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