8.8 Excellent
     
Lakewood, New Mexico

The Ranch

Lakewood, New Mexico



Lakewood, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 457-2303

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $10 4/2016

Latitude: 32.6363062724409
Longitude: -104.382053978882

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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21 Reviews

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KAP99

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $4.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

Go see the statues and mural in Artesia!

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Fixn2gocamp

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $10.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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.

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ta96silver

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $14.00
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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.

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ronboett

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $9.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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.

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oniedu

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $8.00
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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.

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rvrrat520

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $14.00
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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.

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Dave51

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $9.00
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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.

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milliganus

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $7.00
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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.

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Traveller Excel

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $15.00
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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.

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never settled

Review Count: 208
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $9.00
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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.

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Wannabees

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $11.00
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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.

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Spike in FL

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $10.00
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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.

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WayneedC

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $12.00
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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.

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John Robert

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $14.00
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Excellent park, restricted to members of the "Escapee" RV club, but accessible as a guest of a member Large sites, lots of activities, very quiet and very clean. Full hookups or boondock Rate reflects the Escapee club discount . We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.

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stella fouche

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $14.00
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Friendliest place we have stayed. Large sites, lots of activities, very quiet and very clean. They make you feel very welcome, and we will stay here again when in the area. We camped at The Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

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