13 RV Parks near La Mesilla, New Mexico
We did however find 13 campgrounds within 25 miles of La Mesilla. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near La Mesilla in the left hand column.
Jun 2014 - $1.00
This campground seems to be closed. - exceltraveler
Sep 2012 - $27.00
Upon arrival I produced my Good Sam card and the three woman on duty at the day spa didn't know what to do with it, therefore we did not get the discount. No cable, and no stations available with antenna. Verizon data and phone worked fine. 50% long term old trailers, dirt roads on upper and lower levels are rutted from previous rains. Address is incorrect on their website: correct address is 1318 Riverside Road. Run down, but not much else close by. We'd stay again, but just overnight. - DEBandVINCE
Apr 2012 - $25.00
Park is narrow and slopes downward from the highway which makes this park quieter than most that close to a highway. Good wifi, modern showers with plenty of hot water and average pressure. Pathways are dirt/gravel mix which can be dusty. Overall a nice place to stay as long as you are not looking for a resort. - hmthomas1
Sep 2007 - $20.00
We stayed at Oh Kay RV Park 9/24 - 9/27/07. We chose Oh Kay based on the recommendation of some members on RV.NET. It is not listed in the TL directory. We were looking for a place between Santa Fe and Taos to use as a base while we visited the area. We first felt something might be wrong when the clerk at the registration desk wrote a phone number on the receipt. She said it was the number of the police dispatcher in case we had any problems during our stay there. Then one of the long-term park residents came up to us while we were setting up and told us to make sure we parked our truck to make access to the gas tank difficult. "They like to take gas around here." This gave us a very uneasy feeling during our entire stay. The park itself is badly in need of maintenance. Some of the sites are so full of holes and ruts they are unusable. There apparently once was a playground but it is totally overgrown with weeds. There are some permanent residents and some of their units are complete eyesores. One in the next row from us has large sheets of rusted metal laying against the sides as wheel covers. Sites are supposed to be pull-through but they are only about 30 feet deep. Our TT is 29.5 ft. long and it filled the site. The only place to park the tow vehicle is next to the TT so we can't open the awning. We can't report on the bath house because they must keep it locked and require a $5 deposit for the key. We used our own facilities. To sum up, if it becomes a choice between Oh Kay and a WalMart parking lot, go for the WalMart!! - JimCathy
May 2017 - $31.00
Rate was with 10% GoodSam discount. No sales or lodging tax. Campground is simply a flat gravel/dirt parking lot with no trees or amenities, located along the access road to US 285. On the positive side, each site is easy access for big rigs and all sites are pull-thrus with FHU. I would guess all sites are approx 30'x70', so spacing is better than most parks like this and you probably won't have to disconnect it simply stopping for the night. However, since it is basically a dirt/gravel parking lot, I doubt you will be spending much time outside on your site.
This park is convenient as a base to Sante Fe, Bandelier, National Forest trails, casinos, etc. If you can, get a site in row 6 (600 series site numbers), at least the front windows of your motorcoach will have desert views and you will be furthest from Highway 285. The on site manager is friendly and helpful. I would stay here again if passing thru the area, as the price is fine for 50 amp FHU. - Selectively Unemployed
Apr 2017 - $33.00
We found the park to suit our needs as a convenient base for visiting the parks and historic sites in the area. The sites are larger than we've ever come across. Very clean and neat. Quiet at night. Easy access. There is a service station next to the park that offers diesel. There are restaurants, hardware, and groceries just across the road. - grammadon
Nov 2016 - $30.00
RV Park is very large. Like mentioned in other reviews, it has no restrooms, shower facalities, etc. Electricity, water and sewer are well located. Sites are very large. Good areas for pets but desert plants may have sharp spines. Very low key with friendly management. Great value as all other Santa Fe RV parks with electricity are almost twice the money. Good Roadrunner cafe located withing walking distance. Excellent breakfast burrito. Diesel at the next ramp towards Santa Fe is inexpensive compared to the rest. Diesel pumps are in the rear of the station. Highway noise not bad if you take a spot at the back of the park. Some residents may be long term and go to work early in the morning. OAT TV is OK, nothing special. - Pierce
Sep 2017 - $8.00
Basically this is a parking lot behind the city's visitor center, with electric hook ups & dump site. But -- the location is great for visiting Bandelier (v near the site of the shuttle bus pick up) and Valle Caldera and Los Alamos. About 80% filled (est) but we saw only a few people out & about. Visitor center was helpful, and Bandelier & Valle Caldera were great. - Lwilsn
Sep 2016 - $20.00
This is about the best RV park to stay in for both Los Alamos and Bandelier National Monument. Yes, it's just a parking lot, but the sites are large and the facilities clean. There's a dog run so your pets can go off leash and play. It's easy to self pay. There is WiFi available and it works very well. The nights are quiet, so there isn't a problem sleeping. If you're going to Bandelier, the shuttle service is awesome and runs on time. Los Alamos is near by, too, so you can easily see the museums, etc. there. We stayed here twice in September and will do so again if we return to Los Alamos/Bandelier. - Bobbi1948
Sep 2015 - $20.00
There is a 14 day maximum stay. No attendant. First come first serve.
This is a large asphalt parking lot with 30/50 amp service. Standalone fresh water/ dump station. No site is level, but we did not have any problem leveling our motorhome. Bandelier National Monument requires you ride the shuttle and it stops at the RV park. There is a Smith's grocery within walking distance and Bradbury museum in Los Alamos is cool with regular activities going on. Our Verizon hotspot gave us 5 bars of 4G, and we were able to pick up all major TV networks from Albuquerque with our over-the-air antenna. - waywardwind
Sep 2017 - $6.00
It's hard to rate this campground. If you are tenting or have a small rig--under 20 feet--it is definitely a 10. Clean convenient and very interesting. There are no reservations but small rigs/tents should easily find a spot. . We were there Sunday to Wednesday and the campground was less than a third full. Here's the down side, of the 60 sites only 9 are long enough for anything over 20 feet. Since I found a site I could get my 22 foot trailer and truck into I am rating it a 10. Had to park the truck crosswise, however. And getting all 4 wheels on the pad was not easy! It would be very disappointing to drive to Bandelier and not be able to find a site in a half empty cg. Be certain to have a back up plan.
And there is always the parking lot cg by the visitors center in White Rock. Tip for finding a vacant longer site--go to c ring first. It has to most RV friendly sites and most people go to A first. - NT2013
May 2017 - $6.00
Juniper Campground is located just inside the main entrance to Bandelier National Monument. The road from White Rock looks scary on the map, but it was actually very easy in our 39' motor home with a toad. It's better than going through an inspection in Los Alamos. All interior roads and sites are paved and easy for big rigs. The first Loop has a few sites for larger rigs. Look for sites 6, 9, 10, or 17. 9 is a pull thru but unlevel. B Loop has almost no sites for a big rig, but several for smaller RVs. C Loop has about 8 larger sites. 55 is the only level pull thru. The rest are all back-in. The campground is very clean and you self register at the kiosk. The hosts are friendly and helpful. Firewood is available by the host site. There is lots of hiking in the park, and a visit to the ruins is a must. We also really enjoyed Tsankawi, which is a small section just before White Rock. Very different from the main area and worth the effort. Lots of people Hike down the Frey Trail to the ruins and the visitor center, then take the shuttle back. Starting mid-May, you have to take the shuttle down. We had weak cellular wireless, both ATT and Verizon, about 2 bars at most, and that was only with our Weboost booster. Without a booster, we had no signal on ATT or Verizon. However, both Los Alamos and White Rick have towers and free Wifi locations. The Smiths grocery store in Los Alamos is fabulous. Huge store, like a super Walmart but with a much better grocery section. Definitely worth a stop. We did drive further up Rt 4 in our toad, and it gets a bit hairy as you climb into the Jemez mountains. Big rigs would need the entire road in sections and even then could get into trouble on the switchbacks. - CharlieS
Aug 2016 - $6.00
This is a beautiful, quiet place to stay while enjoying the trails and sights of this marvelous park. Free shuttle service to the various sites one might wish to go. Plenteous hiking trails and wonderful visitor's center. Camp sites cam be a bit sloped, requiring leveling your rig. - W Davidson
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
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
Nov 2017 - $36.00
Price was for a week, 6 days for the price of 7. Not much grass but the place is immaculate with doggie bags and containers all over. There is a 1/2 acre dog run to the far end of the park. They took mail and packages in the office for us. It's not located in the middle of town but it is close. You can take the bus downtown from here for $1 for all day. Do not show up after 5:oo because you can't stay. There is a Walmart about 1 half mile from here. The only suggestion I have is that they could put a chair in the showers somewhere. - Bjensen
Oct 2017 - $52.00
We stayed here twice in the last 10 days. More expensive than usual due to Balloon Fiesta. Very efficient check-in. Bus stop right outside the RV Park gate to downtown. Some sites have patios and concrete pads. Neither of ours did. - Kiwijo
Sep 2017 - $36.00
Very clean, well-run campground. We had a back-in site with good satellite RV signal. Very weak Verizon cell service (kept dropping calls), weak Verizon data. Park wifi was pretty good most of the time. Staff was friendly. Laundry was clean and machines worked well. - John and Carol
Oct 2017 - $51.00
We stayed here during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. So we start with a warning: Even in Santa Fe, make your reservations well in advance at this time of year. This park is located in the city, albeit out in the suburban area. The sites were very tight. The roads were navigable. There was a small park/ play area at the back of the park with a short trail for walking the dog. Wifi was very good, which was great because cell phone signals were very weak. It's not a pretty campground, just functional. We would stay here again only if other options were not available. - FifthWheel Travelers
Sep 2017 - $38.00
This park has been here quite a while and it shows. Run down neighborhood w/an upscale condo development next door. Five empty retail spaces out front. Poor signage; were told to look for the sign for the condo development. 50 amp power on some sites but ours at least, had no way to shut off power while plugging in/ unplugging.
Median in street requires a u-turn if coming from East and another if leaving going West. On plus side, mgmt was friendly and helpful; kept grounds clean although lots of dog poop not picked up in dog-walk area. Would probably stay here again. - Bojangles
Sep 2017 - $38.00
September 24 &25- Campground provided what we needed as a place to stay. But...to start it has no sign on the road to let you know where to turn. As others have mentioned you need to watch for a sign to the business next to it. Shower stalls are small. Very small. TP was of the narrow width variety. Washer and dryers were in the bathrooms. The power outlet at our site had no breaker and was within one foot of the ground and right next to the water hookup. The playground equipment is something out of the early 1960's and needs to be replaced. It was hard to tell where the tent camping ended and the so called dog walk began. Wifi worked for us but spoke with another RVer who walking around with her laptop looking for reception. Watch for tree overhang if you are using the pull through site with a bigger rig. On the plus side the bus stop to downtown Santa Fe is right next to the camp and ran every 15 minutes. Site was reasonably level. We had a new picnic table. - ForestWalker
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