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Lakewood, New Mexico

The Ranch

Lakewood, New Mexico


30 Skp Ranch Rd
Lakewood, New Mexico 88254
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Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.636306272441
Longitude: -104.38205397888
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

Internet special offer, $50 for a week plus electric, was hot so used AC everyday, electric was $14.70. Everyone was very nice and park was close to several attractions, (Carlsbad Caverns and Roswell)! We joined Escapees because of the welcome we got there. Nice relaxing area to visit. We'll be back and stay longer! We camped at The Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pecos Pass 21
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice level gravel sites. Super freindly and helpful staff. Closer to Artesia than Carlsbad but that is not a bad thing. If Escapee, worth a stop. We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here to visit Carlsbad Caverns and liked The Ranch so much stayed a second night just to enjoy the peace. Very well maintained, very friendly and managed Escapee Park. Easy off/on from Hwy 82 going north and south. The Caverns are approximately 50 miles south. Both Carlsbad and Artesia have plenty of restaurants and stores. Would absolutely stay here again when in the area. We camped at The Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Henry's Barbecue in Artesia was excellent.

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Review Count: 184
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects SKP member plus electric. This is a very friendly park with lots of activities, located on a working ranch between Artesia and Carlsbad. The sites are spacious, level and all utilities (including RO water) are fine. The sky is open for dish and it is quiet and dark at night. Many nights, we could hear coyotes howl in the distance. We will return. We camped at The Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Excellent BBQ at the Red Chimney in Carlsbad.

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Thanks, we're glad you enjoyed it here and will look forward to seeing again.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 45
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pay a visit to Carlsbad Caverns and Roswell while in the area.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

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.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Go see the statues and mural in Artesia!

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Review Count: 146
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 184
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 125
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 166
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 144
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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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