Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $14.00
In late October this park was quiet, and its lake offered the best trout fishing I have seen in years. The hiking trails were easy, and beautiful fall colors were everywhere. It would be an ideal park for someone with a truck camper. If you are visiting with a travel trailer or motorhome it might not be a pleasant experience. Roads are quite bad with many potholes. If you are going up the "RV loop," be careful, as there are a couple spots where you could easily bottom out if too low off the ground. If the only pull through spot, at the end of the loop, is occupied you may have to back up to negotiate the curve to exit the camping loop. There are no showers or dump station. There is no internet, over the air television or telephone service. A map on the bulletin board shows the nearest cell phone service, 5 miles down the highway (which does work!). If you want a peaceful getaway without technology this is a great place to find it. One bonus surprise was that the 6 electric sites all had generous stacks of nice burning free firewood at the grills! We camped at Fenton Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $14.00
The campground is quite pretty, although there is more dirt and pine needles than grass. The sites are unlevel, and only five have electricity. There is very little privacy between them. The non-electric sites have more separation and privacy. There are no facilities other than pit toilets; the one in the electrical section was very smelly, but the one in the non-electric was nicer; those sites are only $10. Excellent hiking, and fishing for those who are interested. We would have preferred to stay in the San Antonio Creek Campground, but it was closed for maintenance. We camped at Fenton Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $10.00
We are here in late spring, and it's anything but quiet on the weekends. Weekdays are silent, but weekends are wild here. The best sites are the no-hookup sites at the end of the campground. We have #11 and it's the best! We camped at Fenton Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $4.00
We found some of the cheapest diesel we have seen in quite a while at a Gas Station next to the Tribal Welcome Center on Hwy 4 coming in from Santa Ynez, it was $3.81 and regular was $3.31 a gal. Quiet State Park about 8 miles north of Jemez Springs to the turnoff (126) for Fenton Lake State Park. The road coming into the park is dirt with some pot holes. It’s about ¾ of a mile to the campground and you will pass the lakes day use area with parking and restrooms. Situated in a pine forest at an elevation of 7,900 ft. there are 6 electric/water sites in a wagon wheel configuration all facing towards the hub. It’s hello neighbor!!! with no privacy. The sites are fairly level in the hookup sites. No problems with the power and very good water pressure. This park is not big rig friendly but we were able to get in with our 38’…. but we did have to leave going back out the entrance to the campground. It’s a tight turn otherwise if you try to leave out the exit. It wasn’t a problem for us to get out. No cell or aircard signal here! We were able to get a satellite signal with our dome satellite which surprised us since we were in the trees. There’s a small lake (37 acres) for watching the wildlife, fishing/boating, picnics or just hanging out with a good book. There are more developed sites (37) without hookups down the road past the turn off for the hookup sites. Not all of the sites are level so bring blocks. We did see some nice campsites that were away from the rest giving you very good privacy. All of the sites have BBQ rings and tables with Loop C having water. There are NO shower facilities here... We enjoyed our stay and found the surrounding area to be very interesting with lots of things to explore. The town of Jemez Springs has a couple of restaurant/bars with outside dining. Numerous galleries with pottery, jewelry, Indian dolls etc. Side roads take you through some very beautiful areas. Great stay at the park and had fun exploring the area. Will probably be back again since we love New Mexico and spend lots of time traveling their roads. The normal rate for an electric site is $14.00 or $4.00 if you hold an annual camping pass. We camped at Fenton Lake State Park in a Motorhome.