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Grants / Cibola Sands KOA

Grants, New Mexico


26 Cibola Sands Loop
Grants, New Mexico 87020
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Sites: 49
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.14500
Longitude: -107.87410

Elevation: 6503' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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125 Reviews

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Called us immediately when there was a problem with our reservation. Worked with us to resolve it. Very nice, clean park typical of KOA Journey. Had a good restaurant on site and provided free continental breakfast. Next to El Malpais National Monument. Cable was good but free internet was slow. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

The welcome from the staff was wonderful when we checked in. The park is far enough off I40 to minimize the noise. The interior roads are fine for big rigs and we had a site that was plenty long for a 42' Class A pulling a full size pick up. The sites are oriented to the northeast which is a big benefit during the afternoon hours. The hidden secret is the lava rock beds adjacent to the park and there is a nice walk around them. There is plenty to do in the area and the park is really a sweet little place. We will be back. 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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Wonderful little spot, super nice people. Enjoy Chaco Canyon, the adjacent Lava fields and the park.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

I'd have to say that this is a fairly unique KOA. From the moment we checked in it felt very homey, friendly and familiar. The employee checking us in was especially accommodating and outgoing thoroughly describing the local area, the campground, etc. He also checked in when we were setting up and made suggestions which proved helpful. The store/gift shop had some really nice quality stuff, not junk. We were only staying for one night, but wish we had booked longer, and after a very long drive we really appreciated the home cooked meals delivered to the motorhome. It was surprisingly delicious! We had two Roast Turkey Dinners and one Smoked Meat Plate and although initially it appeared a bit pricey, when you consider the quality and the convenience it was well worth it. It was the first time our 4 yr old grand daughter actually ate and enjoyed turkey, green beans and cranberry sauce! Needless to say, the dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes and ribs were equally good. If there were any downside to this KOA it might be that the sites are a bit close together (but plenty long enough) and our small dogs had a bit of trouble walking on the large sized gravel. You won't find any nicer, more accommodating folks than the owners and employee! We will definitely be back next year and will plan to stay longer. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
124
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
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Grants KOA is a journey location and is smaller than a resort KOA. In my opinion that is what made Grants special. The campground has fewer sites but each was large enough that you didn't feel crowded. The other campers seemed more friendly and hospitable than in large parks. The owners are amazing. Mntioned she has had the camp for over 15 years and it shows. She is very personable and outgoing and makes sure you have everything you need. We were traveling in a small Airstream B-190 with five small dogs which makes their needs a priority when selecting campgrounds. The Kamp K9 dog run was perfect. Showers were small but I thought the bench that is ingeniously incorporated in the stall was so handy. The entire camp was very clean, everything worked well and the stunning setting with surrounding mountains and lava rock make Grants KOA a great choice. Take the half mile walk through the volcanic rock. Be sure to take advantage of the wonderful home cooked meals, for a reasonable fee - and delivered to your camp site. And don't forget the very pleasant, complimentary continental breakfast before you hit the road. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 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: 89
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Typical no frills campground that could use some cleaning up. Management was very friendly and helpful which is a plus. On site delivery of home cooked meals as well as continental breakfast. Long pull thru sites that are very close together. Excellent Wi-Fi and cable. Best campground in neighborhood. Would Stay again. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Kaz

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

I have to echo what others have said. True, this is just a KOA "Journey" and most people who stop here will only spend a night. But, for that purpose, it's hard to imagine a better stopover. The staff is as attentive as I've ever seen, the sites are long and sensibly utilized, the facilities are clean and well-maintained, access is easy, WiFi is excellent (6+Mbps at peak hour), and so on. As just one example of owners who go the extra mile, it was a total delight to wander along the gravel walking path out through the lava fields with signs every so often explaining the local geology and history. I see that others suggest that there are local sights worth a visit so next time I'm traversing along I-40, I'm added this stop for a couple days. 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
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

After two months on the road coast to coast and many interactions with various RV park staff, I have to say our check in with the owner was the best ever. The park is in hot dry New Mexico so there's not much to look at, but the owner's enthusiasm, efficiency and caring for her campers well being was awesome! It really set the tone for enjoying this park even though it was just a pass thru journey KOA. This owner should teach customer service classes at KOA school. Or at least get a special recognition from KOA as journey owners. It is amazing what a persons attitude can do! So now I'll take off my rose colored glasses of enthusiasm and say, yes, This KOA is pretty basic. No pool, showers small but very clean! (How about take out the vanity and enlarge the two shower stalls?) Sites gravel and level. We had a small tree. Old wooden picnic table, but painted and very usable. I appreciate that she places everyone sites apart spread all over the park rather than clump all of us in one area. Those are the little things that tell me she is thinking about our experience. She personally comes by and makes sure everything is working and OK. I like that there is staff on site 24/7. If ever full, the sites would be typical KOA close. WiFi was exceptional. Cable TV lots of channels. Complimentary continental breakfast and she'll make dinner for a small price and even deliver. Good pies with dinner. Train whistle if you're sitting outside. No highway noise. Stop there just to get to read the "best KOA rules." They are the best! Very creative and entertaining. 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
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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: 59
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

The sites were level gravel. No grass, a few trees. The staff was very friendly and attentive. They now serve cafe-style food, burgers and such, and will deliver it to your site, if you wish. They also have a small store with some groceries, gifts and rv necessities. The women's bathroom was really nice. Tile floor, wall paneling that kinda looks like marble (but isn't, of course) and a window with lace curtains and flowers. We downgraded the cleanliness rating because my husband told me the men's bathroom needs a serious face-lift. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

I am giving this KOA a ten for overnight stops. It is just off the highway and very easy to find. The sites are easy to get into and are a little narrow but really long (we had no problem with leaving our truck hooked up. Some sites have matured trees (something hard to find in NM). All utilities and very good and WiFi is great in entire park even when full. Bathrooms are old but clean. Showers are SMALL, fiberglass stalls but the pressure is good with a TON of hot water and they are clean. Everyone here from office personal to maintenance are supper nice. All utilities and very good, and WiFi is great in entire park even when full They have meals available, delivered directly to your site from 5 to 7. They are a bit pricey but after a long day of diving are worth it. The park is quite at night, no highway noise, but a train does pass near (try to find a campground in NM where it doesn't). Small playground, no pool.The dog run is fenced, gravel and well maintained (no mud). They have a basic, free continental breakfast in the morning. A well maintained walking path through the rejoining lava field is nice. We won't stay anywhere else when passing through Grants. 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
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is a smaller KOA with 36 pull through FHU sites, about half of which are 30 amp and the remainder are 50 amp. They also have a few back-in W/E sites, tent sites and camping cabins. All sites have a picnic table and 24 cable channels included in the price. Interior roads and sites are all gravel (and very dusty when the winds are blowing) but are easy to navigate for a big rig. We stayed in site 8, which was a level double site with a tree in the middle. The tree would have prevented us from putting out our awning, but with the winds we couldn't put it out even if we wanted to. Sites are long, but very close together. There weren't many rigs there during the day but at night it filled up quickly. The KOA is about a mile from the highway and easy to find which makes it a very convenient stop when traveling through. They also offer homecooked meals which is a nice touch. We had the roast turkey dinner which was good, but $13.50 per plate (not including tax) was a bit pricey in my opinion. The staff here are probably the friendliest folks around and are very helpful and informative. The bathroom/shower area consisted of three toilets and two showers which were clean, but very small. There is also a laundry area and they offer Wifi but we didn't use either. No pool, but they do have a small playground for the kids. Verizon service was very good. The KOA also has a campground store as well as a free basic continental breakfast daily which was appreciated. There was noise from a nearby train, but it didn't bother us. We would stay here again. The nightly rate reflects KOA Value card discount and additional $25 in KOA points used. 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
Long enough 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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Grants is just on the other side of the highway with fast food places, gas/diesel and other necessities. Walmart is 3-4 miles away. Didn't get to see the sights due to the high winds.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Because we were staying for a week, we were given one of the 2 double sites in the campground which was appreciated. Having that extra room made us feel less crowded than many other places we have stayed. Hook ups were good and the sites were level. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The walking trail loop behind the park is a nice introduction to the area with signs telling about some of the different landmarks. We stayed here to visit the Very Large Array but because of the road layouts it was 2 1/2 hours one way. Worthwhile trip but if planning again, I would probably use a different city for a base. The drive through El Malpais to get there was enjoyable however. El Morro was a good place to spend some time.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here to visit a number of the attractions in the area. The park was clean and organized, staff helpful and friendly. No pool or other amenities but a very nice park in the Grants area. Walking trail for the dog. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit the Mining Museum in town. El Malpais Nat'l Park was OK, ranger talk was not very good. El Morro Nat'l Park is amazing, do not miss this one. El Calder0n hiking to the volcano was a nice leg stretch. OK to take dogs on most hikes.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Wide open park - all gravel. Long level pull-thru sites. All utilities worked well (water pressure, electric stable, sewer connection easy to use). They offered free continental breakfast. There is a walking path through some of the lava flow rocks that was enjoyable. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 249
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The roads and sites are all gravel, the sites are defined. The roads are good and easy for big rigs. The site length is good. There are some trees. It is easy on and off the I-40. The staff is very friendly and helpful.The one nice extra the park had a food service and will deliver to your RV. They have a menu and you can call in your order. The food is good and they also have pie available for dessert, the price is very reasonable. It is a nice option when coming in after a day on the road. 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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

We arrived after 8PM so it was pitch black outside. The owners live onsite and were watching for us. We were led to our site and helped to get set up. Very accommodating. Easy on/off I-40. This was just an overnight for us so didn't experience any of the amenities. We had a wonderful view of the mountains in the morning. Typical of New Mexico, the area was quite dusty. We camped at Grants / Cibola Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

This was just an overnight, in late, out fairly early.

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