14 Parks near Los Alamos, New Mexico
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
Aug 2015 - $20.00
There were few other campers at this lot behind the Visitor's Center. You pay at an automated kiosk, which was a little confusing. The price was right for electric only. You can fill up with clean water and there is a dump site. It has no charm but is good for a night. No tables or fire rings. - garlina
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
Aug 2016 - $6.00
Three loops to choose from. We found a spot in the C loop big enough for our 29' trailer and truck. Drydocking only with a dump station on the way out and potable water available in select locations. Pretty area amongst the trees, canyons, and ridgelines. - Bandanna Man
Mar 2016 - $7.00
This is a great national monument campground and park. Nicely spaced sites, although many were very unlevel. No problem with our 30 ft Class A Motorhome. Typical National Park campground with flush toilets but no hookups. Dump station and water is available. Great views of surrounding area. Verizon service was fair at best.
Lot spacing was spacious with some shade. Site surface is asphalt and features a fire ring and picnic table. - Blowin-the-Wind
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
Sep 2016 - $30.00
This place must have been improved since the last reviews because I had none of the complaints that others have made. The name of the game here is convenience and value. This is a bare-bones, parking lot style RV park with no restrooms, no showers, no amenities. The sites are level, gravel, and enormous. You can easily park a big rig, a couple cars, and maybe even a utility trailer and still have room for your lawn chairs within your site. Every site is FHU and the utilities are properly situated and work well. Other reviewers complained of weeds. There is typical desert scrub, but nothing that I would complain about. Perhaps the landscape maintenance has been improved since the last reviews which were over a year ago. My dog's not fussy. He's fine with gravel and scrub. Some others may not like it. There is a gas station with a well-stocked convenience store and a Subway right next door. There is also a free shuttle bus service to the two large casinos just a mile or so away. Yes, it's right along the highway, and yes, you will get some road noise, but that also makes it very convenient to get anywhere in the area. At just short of $30 per night with Good Sam, it's a heck of a deal in my opinion. The wi-fi was often slow and sporadic, but there was a strong Verizon signal. We are making it our base to visit Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, and the surrounding area which is rich in places to go and things to see and do. Wouldn't hesitate to come back. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Gravel sites with tall weeds, goatheads, and red ants. Mostly full-timers. A few junk campers looked to be abandoned. Good location for visiting Santa Fe but they need to hire someone to landscape. Do not bring pets here because of conditions. - Bat Rider
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Park is conveniently located between Santa Fe, Bandolier and Los Alamos which are all great places to visit. The water and electricity all worked well. Spaces are wide and allow enough area to park your vehicle. There are no trees at all so your satellite TV will work. Check in staff was friendly and efficient.
The Cons: Other reviews have said it all. This is primarily a gravel lot, covered with weeds and goatheads with no ambiance at all. Weeds were up to the steps of the RV, as well as up to the bench of the picnic table. The internet, although included, was weak and inconsistent. Generally, although it would connect, nothing would load. Nothing. Thankfully, there is a McDonalds across the highway when we had business on the internet that needed to be taken care of. NO TV reception over your antenna. No cable available.
We would not stay here again. In fact, we would've left after the first night if we had not already paid for our full stay. Way overpriced for what services are provided. - themom3
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
Oct 2016 - $10.00
A nice COE campground. Roads and sites are paved with some fairly level and others not so much. The park is popular and weekends it is hard to find a spot for larger rigs. Buffalo loop has water and 50 amp. Satellite reception is good and Verizon 4G is OK. We stayed 3 nights staging for the Albuquerque Balloon Festival and it is convenient for that. The park could do a better job of marking the roads. We had trouble finding Buffalo Loop and saw many others driving around looking for their site and others trying to find the road out! I mentioned this to the folks at the visitor center and they seemed to care less. We would stay here again. - Pjoe
Sep 2016 - $10.00
The reason for the rating is most sites are unlevel either front to back or side to side. Do not come unless you have plenty of leveling blocks. Nearest town is Santa Fe. There is a convenience store outside the campground with the usual convenience prices. Probably would not stay here again because of leveling issues. - Bamagolfer
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Had reservations for 6 nights. We stayed on Buffalo Grove Loop which has water and electric. Sites are fairly level, pull-through or back-in and are large. There are other loops that are dry camping or electric only. Campground is quiet with nice views of the lake. There is no wifi but Verizon was good. A dump station is available. The hosts were very friendly and helpful with maps and things to do in the area. Even the park rangers are friendly; we watched them help a camper put his tent camper up in the rain. We would stay here again. - mohocamper
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
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 - $57.00
Everyone very helpful & friendly. Nice clean park. If you are on the backside of the park near the mobile homes section you will not get wifi or satellite service. - bonniesoo
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 - $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