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Grants, New Mexico

Grants / Cibola Sands KOA

Grants, New Mexico


Grants, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 287-4376

Sites: 49
Recent Rate: $45 5/2017

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Latitude: 35.144998676998
Longitude: -107.87409603596
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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $4.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 4.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

101 Reviews

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best receptions we have received at any campground. Great customer service and fresh cookie at check in. Free breakfast and a home cooked meal for purchase that you order in person or by phone and it is hand delivered to your site. As for the campground it is basic but well kept. We were here for 2 nights and campers filled the park each night. Wifi and cable worked very well. The trains could be a problem but we have gotten use to them traveling the southwest. We would stay again. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The long ride to El Morro National Monument is well worth the views if you take the 2 mile hike loop to the top of the mountain.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a very average/fair KOA. It was a little pricey in my opinion - for a gravel/dirt site and the bathrooms were not up to my liking. The shower stall was SMALL (I am not a huge person) and difficult to turn around in with the shower curtain right up against me as I showered. Nowhere to put shampoo, soap. The bathrooms need to be updated BAD! They were however, clean. The gentleman at check in was nice and helpful - and we got welcome cookies. There was a continental breakfast (very basic) included in the rate which was adequate. There were about 3 trains that passed by that night which might be a problem for some people. The campground was practically deserted which was nice. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 10
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

El Mapais & El Morro are nearby and must sees. Mining Museum in Grants. Highly recommend Kendalben Barbecue restaurant in nearby Milan.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy to find off I-40. Friendly staff. Small park overall but very level everywhere. All sites are pull thru. Hot meals and continental breakfast available & cookies at checkin! Only issue are the trains late at night. A bit pricey for an all gravel park. But great for an overnight or two. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 726
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 70

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here a few years ago and this park is still nice. We had a level, gravel, pull through, FHU site with 24 channel cable TV. This describes most of the sites in the park. There are also about 10 tent sites, a few W&E only sites, and 3 cabins. Most of the RV sites appear to be satellite friendly. Because of all the non-sewer sites, the bath and shower facilities are not adequate. I think the laundry was 6 machines and a bit expensive because it took 2 dryer cycles to dry a load. This KOA does not have the typical Recreational facilities. There is no pool of playground. There is a short walking path through an adjacent lava field. The WIFI worked OK until it got dark when everybody (all the RV sites were taken) in the park got on the internet. From looking at the menu, I thought the dinner items were a bit expensive. There is a free continental breakfast in the morning. I saw no sign of recycling. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful. For me, the cost was the big negative. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent KOA located convenient to I40. Staff is excellent and the friendliest staff we've encountered at a KOA all summer. Sites are mainly pull through and are very roomy and easy to maneuver. As a plus they offer free breakfast! Separate fenced dog park is in good shape and convenient (a big plus for us). Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is very open and pretty bare but a couple of sites have trees. However the staff makes up for anything lacking! There are even home baked cookies when you check in. Sites are level and easy to access. A lot of this area is in an old lava flow and the campground has a nice trail around it to see the lava. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

El Malpais National Monument is close by and worth a visit.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly hosts, clean facilities, wide pull-throughs. A good dinner was delivered to our RV for a reasonable additional charge. Close to I-40, but far enough away to be relatively quiet. Somewhat exposed to the wind. More than adequate as a brief respite from the road. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice staff. Fresh cookies on arrival. Entire place is level. Easy to maneuver big rig in park, site large. Wi-Fi worked well. Food service available - we ordered turkey dinners which were delivered to our coach hot. Would stay here again. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our best experience with a KOA. The park is easy to find and the staff that checked us in did an excellent job. They were quick, but very thorough, ensuring we were aware of all the things the park has to offer as well as what to see and do in the area. The gift shop has an extraordinary selection of quality t-shirts and other souvenirs. The park is not very big, so we were sent on our way to our site but they checked on us within 30 minutes to ensure we weren't having any difficulties setting up. Another staffer stopped by an hour or so later to ensure we were settled in well. The site was long, albeit a little narrow as seems to be the norm with a KOA. They do a very good job of trying to leave a site vacant between units if it is possible. The views of the mountains from the park are amazing, and the park, like Grants, is surrounded by lava fields. A real perk for us was seeing a covey of quail marching through the park as well as a nest of some type of bird in the tree next to our coach. The piece-de-resistance is the food. They have a nicely diverse menu of meals that are cooked at the park and delivered to your coach at the time you select. That is a first for us, and the food was wonderful. Every staff member we encountered during our stay actually made us feel welcome and wanted, which doesn't occur at all parks. The park is very clean and well-manicured - as much as you can manicure a desert environment. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

As stated above - take advantage of the fantastic meal that will be delivered to your RV at your specified time. Eat in the comfort of your rig without having to clean up afterwards. We didn't have time to stay an extra day or two, but there is much to do and see in the area and this is the place to R.O.N.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

I have a small a-frame and asked to use a pull-through since I've just started rv'ing. Not a problem. Sites were gravel and level. Not far off I-40, but quiet, however railroad tracks are close by and about three trains came through during the night. Bathrooms were nice and clean. There is no pool. I would stay here again, but ask for a spot a little farther back to cut down on the train noise. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Only stayed one night. Arrived just before 5, with rain and sleet, 30 degrees. Site was easy to access, level, and long enough we did not have to unhook. Park and sites were gravel but even with rain, no drainage issues. Came to our site to make sure no issues with hookup. Management had previous restaurant experience and provided and onsite home cooking delivered to your camper door! What a treat especially during our arrival time. Provided a free continental breakfast in the office the next morning. Would stay here again if passing through the area. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice enough KOA with very friendly staff. Just a flat gravel lot with 2 or 3 small trees. Level pull through full hook up 50 amp gravel sites. Pretty dusty. Picnic Tables but no fires allowed. Well stocked store and free continental breakfast. Also will delivered home cooked meals to your RV. Wifi and cable good. Would stay again. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

National Monuments very near.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Too expensive for what you get. I keep coming back because I like the people. Grounds are clean & well-maintained but small trees = no shade. Wifi/Internet are fast & clean until the place fills up, then it lags a bit. Don't try to find it at night: both the sign and the intersection where you're supposed to turn off the state highway are unlit: very difficult to find after dark in a car when you know where it is; probably impossible in an RV if it's your first time there. They offer supper cooked onsite and delivered to your door at prices comparable to restaurants; valuable for weary travellers. Large, ample pet areas with rabbits running around to tempt your dog. No highway/freeway noise. I would stay here again if I could afford it, but probably won't be able to. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
P37
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The main attraction is the El Malpais National Monument. Lava beds, lava caves, lava hikes, a natural arch, 4WD back roads, 3 visitor centers.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Forget all the standard KOA Komplaints, this park is so different we have changed our travel plans to come back through after visiting family in AZ.
This is not a A-Frame KOA, don't know if that makes it old or new, but it is fresh and pleasant starting at check-in. Staff was very nice, couldn't do enough for us. Even a treat for our dog and free cookies for us. The camp store was well equipped with rv supplies as well as some groceries and souvenirs. Very attractive and interesting store.
All sites are pull-through of varying length, they will try to match you.
Utilities were good and easy hook-up. All roads and sites were gravel well packed and level. The sites are near but not terribly close. Wi-Fi was good, but slowed when the park filled. Cable tv was great. This is a small park with some trees and many plantings among rock landscaping. This area is literally high-and-dry. The park is attractive in a desert way, as is the area around it. The views of the hills surrounding Grants is really breathtaking.
There is an off leash dog enclosure, a long and very interesting walking path out away from the park, also tent sites, kabins, and a playground.
Well lit at night and coffee and donuts in the morning.
Bathrooms are dated but very adequate. They were small but clean and comfortable. All facilities in this park are neat as a pin cared for by a doting staff.
We liked this KOA very much maybe our favorite. We don't usually look for KOA's but this one is different. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Tips for other Campers:

Did you know that there were volcanoes in New Mexico? Grants is built on lava flows. Huge flows of black lava surround the KOA. The park staff will point out the dead volcanoes and caldera in the distance. This is all very cool bring your camera.

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Review Count: 202
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a gravel park typical of Southwest. the sites are long somewhat close but no problem with slides. Easy in and out for big rigs. They will deliver dinner to your site, we did and it was excellent and very reasonable. It is a good park for overnight and viewing the area. We would stay again. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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