6.4 Average
Navajo Lake, New Mexico

Cottonwood Campground

Navajo Lake, New Mexico

County Road 4280
Navajo Lake, New Mexico 87419
Phone: (505) 632-2278

Sites: 47
Recent Rate: $14 6/2016

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Latitude: 36.810762146138
Longitude: -107.6771736145
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 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 no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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
  • 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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • 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

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 36

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

I really made a mistake in scheduling this campground. I meant to reserve in one of the campgrounds on the mesa, but I ended up in this campground below the dam along the river. The worst part was that I had not noticed that this campground is two miles down a very dusty and bumpy dirt road. In addition, it is a dead end and none of the rest of the state part is accessible unless you go back, cross the river, and drive another few dozen miles.

There is no view of the lake at all and you have to fight your way through brush to even get to the river. I assume people who like to fish would be happier than I was. Roads and sites were asphalt, but the whole place looked unkempt. I also was only able to get 3G Verizon service. I may come back to this state park again, but absolutely not to this specific campground. We camped at Cottonwood Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Unless you want to fish the San Juan River, try one of the other campgrounds. Also, you need to bring whatever you need due to the difficult dirt road coming in and out.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here for 3 nights, nice clean campground; has two restrooms, one on each side of the campground. Clean but has no showers. You have to drive to Navajo lake campground to use their showers. Some sites have electric and others do not; as well as shelter over the tables. The tables could use a little more maintenance, as in being power washed. There is no water at the sites. Water spigots are located throughout the campground so you will need either water jugs to haul to your trailer or a very long hose. The price we paid reflects the New Mexico State Park camping pass. We camped at Cottonwood Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Been coming to this campsite for years. Love it, pretty private, paved spots with shelters, grill and fire pits. Some sites have electricity, and others are primitive. The sites do not have water at them. The water spigots are in the middle, and a will need a container or a very long hose to fill up your trailer. The park is pretty well clean, restrooms were clean. The only downside I have with it, is that the concrete tables under the shelters need to be power washed. They are grease spots on them from previous campers. We camped at Cottonwood Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice campground used mainly by those fishing the nearby San Juan River. There isn't anything nearby to do. However, if you drive 15 miles to Aztec we would highly recommend touring Aztec Nat'l Monument. This campground has a two mile dirt road to it which would be very slippery if raining. The campground itself has paved roads and sites. There are some electric sites but only water spigots placed here and there. There is a dump station and flush toilets. The sites are reasonably spaced but because of the tree overhangs there aren't many for big rigs. However, Site #4 would accommodate you. We camped at Cottonwood Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fun family campground on the San Juan River in northern New Mexico. There is a short (1 + mile) dirt road into the campground, which gets bad if it has been raining. The sites are large enough for our 35" 5th wheel plus pickup, and we saw a couple of 40 footers in neighboring sites. There is ample room between sites. Note that you have to share water with several sites, so you have to fill your tank and disconnect. The birdwatching was amazing. We had several dozen hummingbirds at our feeders. There were finches, siskins and grossbeaks as well as numerous other birds. There is good fishing on the San Juan river, which is a very short walk from the campground. All sites have picnic tables; many are covered. Every site has a grill. There are fire rings, but it is a good idea to bring your own firewood. There is also a dump station at the campground. Be sure to use the state reservation system as this campground fills up quickly, and you cannot count on space being available, especially on the weekends. We camped at Cottonwood Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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