Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
Nice big lighted sign, nice newer office and lounge building as yet unfinished leads you into a dump of a campground. Advertise cable but I was told I would have to share the connection with a neighbor. With only one plug to connect to I wondered how. Take turns for an hour at a time? Several really old small travel trailers parked there with junk all around them. Crowded sites. Many permanent rigs. Not a place I would return to. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
We used this as a one night stop on our way across New Mexico. This is a small basic RV park located right off an exit of I-40 in Grants. Park has gravel sites which were fairly level and provide ample room. Sites are close together with no privacy. Restrooms are newly remodeled and clean. Park looks tidy and the long term campers maintain their trailer and sites. The price is for an upgraded pull through site with full hookups and basic cable. Wi-Fi service was good. Price and location were good. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $1.00
We tried to contact this park for two days. No one answered the phone or returned our calls. The phone number is answered by a generic voice mail that does not even confirm that you are contacting the RV park. We pulled into the campground a little after 1PM in the afternoon. Office was closed, self checkin box empty, sign in the window to call the same number we had been calling for two days. There were two other RVs in front of the office waiting for return calls. We left and moved on down the road to a park that answered their phone. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $17.00
About five months ago this park was purchased by a local businessman and he has made some nice upgrades to the clubhouse and laundry area. It is close to the off ramp of I-40 but far enough away from the interstate that noise was not an issue unless you are in a tent. The back in sites seem to be long term tenants but the pull thru sites are easy in-out for over nighters. We felt safe, spend two nights and would return if in the area again. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $22.00
Older campground purchased 6 months ago by a local contractor. He is making some repairs but these seem to be moving along at a slow pace probably because this is a "back burner" project that gets done when more profitable or time sensitive work is not available. When he completes the work it will considerably improve the appearance of the bathrooms as well as the other facilities. The sites were level and easy to maneuver around. Not all sites have 50 amp and CATV. Our rate reflects the rate for one of these "elite" 50 amp sites. About half the sites were occupied by long-term individuals who seemed to be working in construction. Camp was quiet at night with very little noise from I-40. We stayed two nights and noted the office was only occasionally staffed leaving us and others to use the night drop for payment. We had trouble with the CATV but could never find anyone to talk to about the issue. This will probably turn into a better campground when the repairs are completed. We would definitely stay here again overnight or longer if visiting the area. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $10.00
Rate reflects a monthly stay. Overall, a quiet, no-nonsense spot. Lots of renovations occurring. Very nice, new, shower/restroom facilities. Laundry available, but limited by open office hours. Expect no staff on arrival and to pay in the box. Be aware that some sites are not as expected (missing sewer hookups, broken lines, malfunctioning elect.) so expect a shift of site, even if given one via reservation. Limited 50A sites--and not clearly indicated for a self-service (mostly) RV park. Rough roads throughout--go very slow. Very high water pressure--use a regulator. Park WiFi spotty, but Verizon worked well here. Very easy on/off highway, and town has an off-leash dog park (3 miles away). Full-time residents are present, but nothing like previous reviews, as the place is under new management. It may be quite lovely in upcoming months. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
This is a small, basic old RV park located right off an exit of I-40 in Grants. Park has gravel sites which were fairly level and provide ample room. Sites are close together with no privacy. Restrooms are newly remodeled and clean, and the office/laundry area should be nice when completed. Park looks tidy and the long term campers maintain their trailers and sites. Wi-Fi service was good. Location right off the highway and across from a Walmart were good. The office was empty when we arrived, and the site we had been assigned on the reservation was occupied, so we just took another empty site. The park was adequate for our needs, and the new owner is trying to upgrade the park, but it has a long way to go. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $14.00
A nice park overall. We stayed a week so our daily rate was really low. In need of a little fixing up. No laundry on site. Most residents seem permanent but mostly tidy. Gravel sites mostly level. Close to I-40 so there's a little noise but not objectionable. Nice trees for some shade. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
I understand that campground is under new management and improvements are in progress. The office was closed when we arrived at 4 PM. Selected our site. Filled out the available forms and enclosed a check in the envelop provided. Did not see a bathhouse. A few campers were overnighters but most were permanent residents. Close to I-40 but did not notice any highway noise. OK for an overnight stop. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is great for a layover with convenient highway access. It is nicer than the nearby KOA and half the price. Sites are wide with mature pine trees, but maybe too short for big rigs. We're 52' with toad hooked up and had enough room to stay hooked up, but I think a 42 footer with a toad will have to unhook for the night. As I write this I'm sitting with my windows open and can barely hear the freeway, so no issue there. Office and bathrooms are currently being remodeled with some very nice tile work and look like they will be very nice when complete. This location is a great first/last stop for our travels and we will certainly stay here again. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Motorhome.
This park is everything you could want. It has level and gravel filled spacious sites. We had to go to a different site than assigned only because of some very low hanging tree limbs, but it was not an issue at all. New owners are in process of fixing up and reviving this park, but it is the nicer of the ones in the area. Management was very helpful. Some road noise from I-40 but not enough to keep you up at night. We would most likely stay here again if we come back this way and the price is reasonable as well. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $21.00
We stayed here for 2 nights. The park is easy to get to and from Interstate 40. Although the park was located near the Interstate, it was pretty quiet. The interior roads and sites were gravel, fairly level but narrow. The pull through sites were not long enough to accommodate our motor home and toad. We had to park in an adjacent empty space as there was no nearby overflow parking. They have full hook ups – water, electricity, & sewer connections – and an outside table. The connections were at one end of the site so you might need a lot of hose. Only 6 of the 40 sites had 50 amp. There were trees between the sites but they had been trimmed up so they didn’t encroach on the sites and road. There was sufficient room to open slides. There could be some obstruction to the southern sky which could affect satellite reception. WiFi reception was good. There seem to be a lot of long term residents which were located in the back in portion of the park. Their vehicles were parked along the road. The pet area was along the outside edge of the park. There wasn’t a fenced area. There weren’t bag dispensers around the park to pick up waste. We didn’t use the restrooms or showers. They were controlled with a combination. The park was undergoing upgrades. The office wasn’t open very much. It was self register when the office was closed. Had to wait until the office opened to get the access codes for the WiFi and restrooms/showers. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $17.00
I looked at the other RV parks in this area and Lavaland is by far a better, safer feeling place to stay whether overnight or for long term. Not a lot of I40 noise, ample size for big rigs, slide outs -awnings. Don't use restroom/showers, have own wifi/hotspot, and satellite,but, note that they are available. The new owner was friendly and helpful. Will stay for a month ($200 + elec) before heading to Colorado for the summer. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $19.00
Run down old campground. They advertise cable and Wi-Fi but they no longer have them. Price of $19 reflects what is available. 40% old trailers occupied by full time residents. I filled out the envelope, include payment via credit card and dropped it in the box, later we got a knock on the door and was asked to come to the office to pay, which I did. I was given the envelope and info back. No groceries or RV parts, just a run down dirt campground. Okay for overnight. Water, Electric & Sewer worked fine. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $20.00
I called the park asking if they had wifi. The old guy on the phone said yes, in some spots. So I said, well, do you have a spot open where the wifi works? He told me he did, so I said I would take it. I was there in about 20 minutes, paid, hooked up water and electric, popped out the slide-out and sure enough, no wifi. The signal was far too weak. I would call bait and switch, but I am not sure the old geezer really understands the system in the park, himself. Anyway, do not count on getting wifi here. Otherwise, park was okay, for a no frills gravel sort of arrangement. I will not return, however. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Motorhome.