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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $10.00
This was our first escapes park and we loved it. Everyone was so friendly and included us in all activities. Some of the nicest people you will meet on the road. They placed us on a nice lot which had plenty of room for our 5th wheel and lots of room to park the truck beside. We camped at The Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
Pay a visit to Carlsbad Caverns and Roswell while in the area.
Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $10.00
The rate reflects a monthly stay. The weekly rate is $80 with a discount for the first week's stay. This RV Park is an SKP Co-op park. You must be a member of Escapees or a guest of a member to stay. It is conveniently located between Carlsbad and Artesia, New Mexico. It is a short drive from Roswell. The sites are spacious and level and most include concrete pads to park on. The water is the cleanest of any park we've been to. The full-time residents and guests were very friendly and welcoming. There were plenty of events including a daily "happy hour" and movies on Saturdays. There was a lot of wildlife including bunnies, jackrabbits, road runners, doves, and more. We heard coyotes at night. There was plenty of space inside and right outside of the park to walk and exercise the dogs. Brantley Lake is four miles away with areas to walk, swim, fish, and launch boats. Sitting Bull Falls is about 40 miles away with beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls. We camped at The Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
Artesia is the closest town to the north. Carlsbad is about 20 miles to the south. Both towns have shopping, grocery stores, Walmart, restaurants, hospitals and medical clinics, propane, and auto repair.
Review Count: 81
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 14
Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $4.00
Rate reflects dry camping at $5/night with first night free. The camp is immaculate and has the friendliest service and residents that I've encountered anywhere in my travels. There are lots of activities, although geared to an older set. The location is a little far for the Carlsbad area attractions, but Artesia, a must-see town, is just up the road. We camped at The Ranch in a Travel Trailer.
Go see the statues and mural in Artesia!
Review Count: 129
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15
Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $10.00
The is an Escapee Co-op park, you must be a member to stay here, but they will be happy to sign you up. Park is kept very clean, electric is steady, water pressure is 45PSI, but the water quality is excellent due to an reverse osmosis system. Sites are full hook up, they do offer a boondock area without hookups if you prefer. Location is remote, 18 miles to the nearest milk/bread, however very quiet. Located in the middle of a working cattle ranch but park is fenced and the few cows you might see do not enter the park. Nice clubhouse, friendly people and well planned events and activities. Office staff is very knowledgeable about the area. Park is kept very clean. Lots to do in the area, just need to drive a bit to get to them. No train noise, extremely good star gazing. We would stay here again. We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.
Roswell UFO museum is fun. Eat at Henry's BBQ in Artesia. Visit the Living Desert State Park and Zoo in Carlsbad, beautiful park. Fort Sumner is worth a visit, Billy the Kid Museum is awesome, his gravesite is just a few mile up the road. Eat at Fred's there. If you're inclined, a visit to Alamagordo is worth the trip. Visit the Space Museum in Alamagordo.
Review Count: 96
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 18
Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $14.00
First time in an Escapees park....had a great experience. Might end up joining. Folks are friendly, park is clean and well organized. Has a great book exchange. Good wifi. No cable, but the antenna reception is great. We camped at The Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 142
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 24
Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $9.00
We stayed here on the $50.00 per week special and the next week at the reduced rate, $80.00 less 20%($67.00). You must be an Escapees member to stay here. Our site was very large and the back in easily accommodated our 39 ft fiver and truck. All utilities where very good, and worked properly, with a clear sky for dish. The park has a RO water system, therefore, great water! It is very quiet with dark night skies here, owing to its rural location between Carlsbad and Artesia. All services in both cities are available, including Wal Mart, restaurants, and a Chevy dealer that we needed. The SKP's could not have been more friendly and welcoming, a very nice community here, with many activities and get-togethers. This is a co-op park, so there are lots for long term lease, should you want to stay year around or for several months. We camped at The Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
The new Artesia Public Library, with its' Peter Hurd mural and the public art along Main Street are simply outstanding! Lunch at the Adobe Rose in Artesia was delicious. Carlsbad Caverns NP, the bat flight and Guadalupe Mountains NP, were well worth the drive.
Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $8.00
This is a very friendly well kept park. There is a lot of wildlife such as quail, doves, rabbits, roadrunners, and other birds. Wow! I loved that! The laundry facility is very nice as is the library. You are close to Carlsbad and Artesia. There aren't any restaurants any closer than those towns. There were get togethers every evening at 4 pm. We loved our stay there and would recommend this park to anyone!
We stayed the week for $50 plus electricity. We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 80
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 20
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $14.00
Rate is before electric use. Nice SKP park,way friendly folks and staff, good sized clubhouse with the usual myriad of SKP activities (morning coffee and bagels/donuts, happy hour, special meals, root beer float days, outdoor air gun shooting range, pool table, etc.), sites are large backins, some gravel some concrete. All sites with reverse-osmosis water. The only downfall for the park is there are no bathrooms/showers for guest use, no pool (we are in the desert), and no hiking type trails in or around the park. This is a definite stay again park. We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 136
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 30
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $9.00
Special weekly Escapee rate of $50 for a week plus metered electric. Escapees members only. This is a mixed review. The cost was very low, the site was large, but the park is not well maintained; full hookups but no cable; some train noise, but not at night; many flying insects that found their way into the RV; 15 miles to the nearest town and shopping; 45 minutes from Carlsbad Caverns. No one at the office to check us out on Sunday morning at 9:00 am; no one answered the after hours number (even two weeks later); we left $10 to cover the electric expense and our phone number, but never heard back. It is doubtful we would stay here again. We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 50
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $7.00
Great Escapee park. Very quiet with large owner-rental sites. Wi-Fi super fast, reverse osmosis water, and good power, not to mention VERY friendly people. Clubhouse is very nice with good library, kitchen, and a few pieces of exercise equipment. This is a wonderful park for Escapee members (not sure if you have to be a Escapee member to stay here, check first). I would have given it a 10 if it had a pool. Will definitely stay here again! We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 123
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $15.00
What a great Escapees park, you have - if you are an Escapees member - to go here. Free very good Wi-Fi, good reception on the antenna. Very good drinking water. Nice big sites, easy back-ins - some gravel some with concrete patios. They are all owned by someone who let you stay on their lot. The people living here are so cool, they help you with everything. In the middle of the desert, so it can get HOT but this is a gem!. Very pretty clubhouse, The Ranch, with all facilities. We will sure be back. We camped at The Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 212
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 24
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $9.00
The Ranch is friendly and welcoming with paved interior roads leading to large sites, some of which are paved. Utilities were reliable and included softened water, cheap electric rates and reliable Wi-Fi. AT&T phone and data worked well. The area is fairly far from town and off the road so it is quiet. The rate is an introductory special for Escapees members. We would stay here again. We camped at The Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 83
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $11.00
Rate reflects $50 weekly rate + electricity which is a special right now for SKP members. As others have said, this park is something special with the friendliness of the people, the welcome they give everyone and the activities available. This park is definitely 'in the middle of nowhere' and that's what everyone likes. Artesia is 15 miles away and Carlsbad is about 20 miles away, so if you truly want peace and quiet and beautiful skies this is the place. You do have to be a SKP member, or the guest of a SKP member, to stay here and if you're not a leaseholder, you'll be staying on someone's lot. All lots are over sized with plenty of room for a big rig and vehicle. We will definitely be back.......loved it here, especially the people. We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $10.00
This is the friendliest, nicest campground I've ever stayed in. Most of the residents are outgoing, kind, and considerate. They all really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I only stayed for 10 days, but saying goodbye choked me up, and I don't normally get involved with communities like this. The Escapees RV Club has a REAL gem in this park and its residents. I would join Escapees, just so I could come back to this park! We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $12.00
Our first time here and rate reflects a deal for first time SKP's. This place is great. They rang that bell like you see in old westerns which is a signal to others that new guests are checking in. From the time we arrived to the happy hours and socials. including serenading of "Happy Trails". we had nothing but praise. Even found a few full-timers to attend church with in nearby Artesia. Location is great for Carlsbad and Roswell trips; to name a few. We loved the night time coyote singing and we even saw a road runner. The spaces were huge and utilities placed correctly. We'll get back some day. We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.
The new Artesia Public Library, with its' Peter Hurd mural and the public art along Main Street are simply outstanding! Lunch at the Adobe Rose in Artesia was delicious. Carlsbad Caverns NP, the bat flight and Guadalupe Mountains NP, were well worth the drive.ronboett • October 2015
Go see the statues and mural in Artesia!KAP99 • April 2016
Roswell UFO museum is fun. Eat at Henry's BBQ in Artesia. Visit the Living Desert State Park and Zoo in Carlsbad, beautiful park. Fort Sumner is worth a visit, Billy the Kid Museum is awesome, his gravesite is just a few mile up the road. Eat at Fred's there. If you're inclined, a visit to Alamagordo is worth the trip. Visit the Space Museum in Alamagordo.Fixn2gocamp • April 2016
Artesia is the closest town to the north. Carlsbad is about 20 miles to the south. Both towns have shopping, grocery stores, Walmart, restaurants, hospitals and medical clinics, propane, and auto repair.Lori and Larry • May 2016
Pay a visit to Carlsbad Caverns and Roswell while in the area.richdoreen • July 2016
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