13 Parks near La Cueva, New Mexico
Jul 2016 - $5.00
No hookups or dump station. Pit toilets only. There are 4 loops and the weekends are busy, especially in the summer. It's a popular location for hiking and fishing. The falls are a moderate hike over a mile from the campground. McCauley Warm Springs are over 2 miles away via hiking trails only. Several fishing accesses within driving distance, but not at the campground. Lots of space between sites and plenty of shade. Camp hosts really keep this campground CLEAN. There are faucets that provide drinking water, but they are not threaded. - Terry P
Jun 2016 - $10.00
This is a big-rig-friendly campground. Plenty of spots for our 32' triple-slideout travel trailer. The area is fairly heavily forested so solar power requires a lot of moving the panels throughout the day.
My only complaints are lack of threaded water spigots and no dump station. You'll need to fill up your tank before arrival. But there is water available for filling jugs, etc. Trash dumpsters are severely spilling over for some reason but otherwise it's clean and well maintained.
The sites are well laid out and for the most part are nicely spread out from one another. Sunday through Wednesday there's been no sound other than birds, thunder, and the breeze.
Some sites have a weak but usable Verizon 3G signal, others have a good 4G signal. Fellow campers with AT&T have no signal. Two years ago we had no T-Mobile signal (can't speak for present day but it's likely the same).
There is one special spot that has sewer, electric, and water. It appears to be a secondary host spot, but is currently not used by a host and is available if you're the lucky contestant. - Brad & Angela
Sep 2012 - $8.00
This a wonderful place for camping while you enjoy the activities in the Jemez Mountains, such as fishing, hiking, and enjoying the hot springs. It's an easy hike to the waterfalls from here. The campground is large, with several loops of campsites. There is plenty of room to maneuver your rig. They are planning to upgrade some of the sites in 2013. Reserved sites are available.
Adminstrtor Note: This USFS area is temporarily closed. Check with the Ranger Office for updates. - Mojo goes
Sep 2015 - $33.00
While this campground is tucked into a lovely Ponderosa pine forest, the mountain view and meadow views as advertised are lacking. The mountain view is the side of the mountain the site is set on and the meadow overlook includes a church, parking lot, trucks and farm equipment. The campground property has large storage containers, garage and more vehicles & equipment. Its located close to highway, so some traffic noise but not too distracting - surprisingly quiet. We had a few site choices when we arrived - we chose the front section near the highway it was a better location than the views of the storage container and garage. Water pressure was weak. Wifi was non-existent. Electric surged quite often at all hours of day & night. We were happy that we had a surge protector. A bit of a challenge maneuvering our truck when another trailer parked in next spot down hill from us. Full hook up and views for $33 was pricey especially since we did not receive what was advertised - campground website makes this place out to be more than what you get.
Will stay at national forest campgrounds when we are in the area again. - SlurLanceALot
Aug 2010 - $30.00
Small privately owned (owner lives on property) RV campground that has full hookups and free wi-fi. Park is situated in the ponderosa pines of the Jemez mountains at an elevation of 7600 ft. Unable to acquire satellite due to pine trees and no over the air channels could be found but we didn't care with so much to do and explore in this area. - Gary Sanders
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Sweet little park with lots of trees. Pretty quiet, even with the interstate nearby. Not at all close to town. The dog park was very nice, all gravel so it kept down the dust. Would stay here again. - thecampbells
Sep 2016 - $48.00
Staff was very helpful and professional. Gravel sites (grass is rare in this part of the world!). There are many junipers that take away that parking lot feel that many of the campgrounds around here have. We stayed two nights as we visited the Santa Fe area and were very happy. Good Sprint coverage and we had excellent wifi. They give individual codes for your devices (we had 3) and bandwidth hogs get automatically limited so everyone gets service. - 4redwings
Aug 2016 - $57.00
This park is your typical desert terrain of rocks and dirt. A park employee threw a rock while mowing which shattered a large window in our 5th wheel. The park's response was sarcastic with no apology, no offer to help us get rig road worthy, no adjustment to our bill. Park sites are small. Big rigs had trouble negotiating turns. Some of park landscaping is in the way of putting out slides and awnings.Wifi was inoperable and we had no cell phone service. This park is not central to Santa Fe activities. It is about 30 minutes from most city attractions.I would not recommend park. - unifan
Oct 2016 - $50.00
Pros: Really good wifi, clean park, nice shady hiking trail around the back of the park, quiet, staff was friendly and helpful
Cons: The space we were in was barely wide enough for our three slides. Bushes touched the windows on both sides.
The picnic table was placed in a space in the bushes between campsites, not at all usable. We checked out the laundry machines but they are very old and a wash is $3 per load.
Roads in most of the park are not at all flat or smooth. This park reminds me more of backwoods forest service campground. The sites are good for tents, but it would be difficult to park RVs in any of the spots without a lot of leveling.
We felt the daily rate for this park was pretty stiff for what we got. True, it is rather close to Santa Fe, and we know the lack of parks and demand in the area determines the price, but it was still pricey. The one redeeming factor was the speed and reliability of the internet which made up for the lack of outdoor space. - Tracy Barnett
Oct 2016 - $35.00
This was actually a nice but very old CG in need of some TLC. The water and electricity were fine and stable. The sites were wooded and gave some sence of privacy although not particularly spacious. Do not have any expectation of level sites, but they are OK. There is a great walking trail that goes above the property for about a half mile. Our dogs loved it. All in all, we would stay here again when visiting Santa Fe. - SchnoodleCamp
Sep 2016 - $34.00
I have been staying at this park almost yearly for the past 20 years. Have always been able to pick and reserve my site and arrive to find it ready. They have changed their policy and now no longer reserve sites. When you make a reservation, you effectively get in line (first-come-first-serve) for a site with the amenities you needed. Their Wi-Fi was totally non-usable, though they claimed it was working fine. The site I originally reserved was full hookup and cable. The site they gave me had those amenities but was so un-level that the step for our trailer was 2 feet off the ground. We arrived late in the afternoon, so we were the ones who got the "junk" site. The site they moved us to had no sewer or cable. (they refunded the difference in site cost) Considering their new policy, we won't be staying at Rancheros de Santa Fe again. - Chris C
Jun 2015 - $5.00
Despite what Reserve America site says, rigs over 40' are going to be tight on roads and in sites. We scratched the coach a couple of times. The tree trimming on the turns could really use some attention.
That said, the campground is worth the effort. Deep in a forest with lots of hiking and areas to explore. The dogs loved it. The patio, table and fire ring setup was great.
Water to fill a tank is available near camp ground entrance, but the camp host has to turn it on. No dump station in the campground, but one is nearby.
Do not follow Google Maps, there are turns you just can't make. Only turn onto Artist Road from Bishops Lodge Road/NM590. - bobcovey
Sep 2016 - $19.00
We cannot recommend this park as a place to stay over one night. It is better suited to people wanting to hike trails. There were only 8 RV sites with hookups. Three were vacant. Two of these did not have acceptable working electric outlets. The one we found was not level and positioned one's sleepy head 20 feet from a busy noisy road. It is difficult to find with poor directions. No staff available after 4:30 pm. - W Davidson
Jul 2015 - $10.00
Reserved Site 49. Web site indicates site 49 is an RV site with no hookups. Actually is tent only and can not get RV in. No one on site during the week due to Labor Shortage and no refund available. Lost $52 due to in accurate information on the web site. Not happy. - Coleywhite
Jul 2014 - $10.00
Campground has about 10 spaces with lights and water. The night we stayed Saturday night, half of those spaces were empty but reserved. The people never showed up. We stayed in overflow spot at bottom of the hill. We could smell the cars coming down the hill brakes overheating. New Mexico reservation system is confusing to out of staters. There was a wedding reception at the pavilion. Tthey had a lot of fun well into the night. If we were in lights and water spot it would be OK, but othe wise, I think we'll pass. Nice view up the hill of Santa Fe. - Jim Lee
Oct 2013 - $20.00
Park is now closed to RVs. We tried to stay and were told by the on-site property that the Rodeo is no longer able to accept RVs. Apparently the Rodeo does not have the proper licensing/permitting to operate an RV park. The manager was nice enough to let us park for the night with no services since it was getting dark. - my12by60
Apr 2013 - $20.00
We moved to this location after reading about it. You get what you pay for. We got full hookups close to the center of town. It was no frills, but the price was right. The location was quiet and secure. There are enough channels to get some decent television with your antenna. The only complaint was the need for a long sewer hose. Luckily I had that. Other than that, this place was great for the price. - Ugly SAM
Jul 2011 - $20.00
In town location, great price. Not busy. Sandy sites, a bit unlevel with bonus horse droppings in your site. Gated entry, safe area and very quiet at night. Would stay again instead of paying twice as much or more at the other campgrounds. 30 amp only, back-in only. - sysadmin
Nov 2016 - $40.00
Smaller park in front of a 55+ mobile home park.
Manager was friendly and helpful. Park was clean and well maintained.
We stayed 3 nights and we were at the back of the park away from the busy main road out front. We stayed in a 50amp with concrete pad and grass lawn behind us. All back in sites. Many spots were not premium with gravel and smaller but were still good spots. We would stay again. - Shane&Kathleen
Oct 2016 - $47.00
BEAUTIFUL!! Top-of-the-line park! Convenient to shopping, restaurants, easy drive to the Plaza or take the bus. Lots of gorgeous trees, exceptionally clean park, level sites. We spent the extra $5 for a premium site with a concrete pad, what a deal! Only downside to the trees is that we couldn't get satellite TV service, but used the over-the-air channels and did fine. Extremely quiet, being a 55+ only park. Didn't use their wifi but my AT&T mifi worked fine. I really can't say enough about this location - will definitely be back! - pnation53
Oct 2016 - $42.00
Right off a very busy and very, very noisy main road. We were so close to the neighbors, ridiculous. Signs for what not to do all around. Park manager was very nasty when we had difficulty accessing their non-existing WiFi. Terrible. Note at the end of our stay thanking us, but disguised as don't forget this is your last day, DUH.
We would not stay here again, sites way, way too close picnic table 5 feet from neighbor's sewer, YUCK... - Georgiajan
Oct 2016 - $32.00
This park is older and has lots of long termers. The sites in the middle are pull through. Some like ours, have the power hook up on the wrong side side of the RV making it more difficult. The staff is friendly but not very well informed. The redeeming factor id Santa Fe is so nice, and this is about as close as you can get to all the activities. - rwalsh
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Sites are gravel with a paved patio. We were at the back end of the park, furthest from the office. We valued the shade we had. We were right next to the dog walking area so met some dogs and their owners. Used the laundry - odd set up - you can access 2 washers & dryers in the ladies washroom and one in the men's. I had three loads so husband put one in the men's washroom. Had great wifi on day one and day five but none in between as it was broken. It was known prior to the weekend that it wasn't working but it wasn't fixed until the Tuesday. My "Service" assessment of only being satisfactory has only to do with this aspect. If the IT guy was "too busy" maybe you need another IT guy. We are pretty dependent on wifi to stay connected so this was a disappointment. Staff in the office are exemplary - very friendly and helpful. The maintenance fellow also very nice - he did what he could on the wifi. Loved the garbage pick up system - each site has its own garbage can. I would stay again but the park needs to understand how travellers these days depend on their internet! - Northern Sue
Oct 2016 - $51.00
Like other reviews, can be difficult to locate. Watch for sign that says LOFT, located behind a Penske Truck Rental, shared driveway. Staff very friendly. Facility is all gravel with some tight spots to get into. Old park but served well for over night. Each spot had a concrete patio with picnic table. Rate was based on Balloon Fiesta. Departure from the park is a right hand turn only. Would consider staying again if in area. - ECM1
Jan 2017 - $42.00
This is a great park on the outskirts of town. 20 minutes to downtown and museum hill and sites. This is very quiet and has a nice dog park. They have great art scattered about. This is owner operated and the sites have gorgeous views of the Mountains. A perfect way to wake up and spend the night. - Adventuress
Dec 2016 - $46.00
The place is just generally run down. Nasty washers and dryers. They were working on the water several times while we were there. They had originally blocked off our spot with a backhoe so took forever to get parked and then we BARELY fit. Wifi was nada and it was just overall underwhelming. Can do better. - Candalee
Dec 2016 - $40.00
Spacious sites on top of a hill overlooking Santa Fe. Can't wait for evenings with the magnificent sunsets and the lights of the city in the distance. The patio was decorated with luminarias and extremely inviting. Of course we were here in the cold (yes, it does get quite cold in the winter here.) Top condition of everything and a dance floor with Tango at least once a week. Don't miss this one as it is the best ever. - DustyBob