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Lavaland RV Park

Grants, New Mexico


Grants, New Mexico
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Sites: 59
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.12284
Longitude: -107.83296

Elevation: 6448' (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+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Phone 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 ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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26 Reviews

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Fine for a quick overnight next to I40 (noise not a problem) or visiting the area for a few days, typical 'pack' park with mostly level gravel sites, some shade, good wifi, several pull-thrus - JUST long enough for us (40' +toad). I should've asked few more questions (like cost & 50 vs 30 amp) upfront, THEN asked which discounts they offer. No veteran discount, & several parks in area are a bit less expensive when I researched via 'net . We were given just 30; OK because temps were only 75. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This park has both pull through and back in sites; can accommodate big rigs as well; has tent camping. There are some full time residents, who probably work in the area. The bathrooms are coded and cleaned daily. They have both 30amp and 50amp with good voltage; water quality is good, with FHU. They also have Wifi and cable. Allow pets and have VERY small dog park (about useless), no playground or pool. Small meeting room by office with couch and TV. Laundry room with one washer and one dryer: all closed at 8 when office closes. The park is kind of trashy, I think because the owners do not live on site, nor is there a manager on site to oversee things. Nice and quiet but watch out for the rattlesnakes. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are a couple of National Monuments in the area: El Malpais and El Morro. There is also a senior citizen center next door to the campground. Visit the New Mexico Mining Museum; Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary; and the Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano. There is also a large Route 66 Arch in town for pictures. Has a Walmart & Smith's for shopping.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Looking for park for electric to use ac. Full hookups here with pull through sites where slides can be used even though small sites with trees. Two of 3 rows have fresh gravel and picnic tables. 3rd row of permanent rigs are clean and neat. Did not feel road noise a problem. Starting to put in small store in office along with TV lounge. Nice place for over night. Would stop here again. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We knew this would be a very basic park, but just wanted a one-night stay near El Malpais NM - didn't care about amenities, cable, wifi, bathrooms, etc. BUT after we got settled in the spot that we were told to take when we made the reservation....discovered NO water coming from our spigot. Nobody in the office when we arrived at 4 pm - called the number and someone answered who was completely unhelpful. They had no idea why there was no water and had nobody who could come and diagnose the problem. Also dog poop everywhere. Only positive is easy on-off I-40, but that also means lots of road noise. We camped at Lavaland RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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