13 Parks near Pena Blanca, New Mexico
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
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
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Gravel lot with power only, somewhat level. Good for an overnight stay. Casino was decent and food in restaurant (not the buffet) was good. Large travel center for fueling is attached. Very windy here FYI. Price does include a code for the dump/water station. Spacious gravel pull through site. - mlg2919
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Meet friends there that were traveling through NM. Took the RV for a place to stay. This was an overnight visit. It was a somewhat level gravel pad. LOTS of room. 30/50 amp elec. service only. Two working Dump locations with water were avail. The Casino, w/ Buffet, (med/small in size) was convenient, quiet, clean and entertaining. The entire Casino Staff was AWESOME!!! Will definitely visit again. - Ron n Sharma
Apr 2015 - $20.00
This is a basic stop over while traveling. Our site was flat and level. 50 amp. Dump station with water available. The campground is an easy walk to the casino. Good WiFi. Good Verizon cellular. - Deniselg53
Jan 2017 - $42.00
This is a great park on the outskirts of town. 20 minutes to downtown and museum hill and sites. This is very quiet and has a nice dog park. They have great art scattered about. This is owner operated and the sites have gorgeous views of the Mountains. A perfect way to wake up and spend the night. - Adventuress
Dec 2016 - $46.00
The place is just generally run down. Nasty washers and dryers. They were working on the water several times while we were there. They had originally blocked off our spot with a backhoe so took forever to get parked and then we BARELY fit. Wifi was nada and it was just overall underwhelming. Can do better. - Candalee
Dec 2016 - $40.00
Spacious sites on top of a hill overlooking Santa Fe. Can't wait for evenings with the magnificent sunsets and the lights of the city in the distance. The patio was decorated with luminarias and extremely inviting. Of course we were here in the cold (yes, it does get quite cold in the winter here.) Top condition of everything and a dance floor with Tango at least once a week. Don't miss this one as it is the best ever. - DustyBob
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
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
Nov 2016 - $40.00
Smaller park in front of a 55+ mobile home park.
Manager was friendly and helpful. Park was clean and well maintained.
We stayed 3 nights and we were at the back of the park away from the busy main road out front. We stayed in a 50amp with concrete pad and grass lawn behind us. All back in sites. Many spots were not premium with gravel and smaller but were still good spots. We would stay again. - Shane&Kathleen
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 2013 - $20.00
Park is now closed to RVs. We tried to stay and were told by the on-site property that the Rodeo is no longer able to accept RVs. Apparently the Rodeo does not have the proper licensing/permitting to operate an RV park. The manager was nice enough to let us park for the night with no services since it was getting dark. - my12by60
Apr 2013 - $20.00
We moved to this location after reading about it. You get what you pay for. We got full hookups close to the center of town. It was no frills, but the price was right. The location was quiet and secure. There are enough channels to get some decent television with your antenna. The only complaint was the need for a long sewer hose. Luckily I had that. Other than that, this place was great for the price. - Ugly SAM
Jul 2011 - $20.00
In town location, great price. Not busy. Sandy sites, a bit unlevel with bonus horse droppings in your site. Gated entry, safe area and very quiet at night. Would stay again instead of paying twice as much or more at the other campgrounds. 30 amp only, back-in only. - sysadmin
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
Jun 2011 - $5.00
Redondo CG has deteriorated over the years, and could use a complete rebuild. The water system hasn't worked in years, so make sure your water tank is FULL. Vault toilets are very old and smelly. Many sites won't fit an RV. East side of CG okay for tents, not RVs. When I was here, there was no host, and pit toilets hadn't been serviced (no TP) in a while, fire pits were full of trash. CG is densely wooded, and really needs to be thinned out to be safer from wildfire. Usually very quiet during week, somewhat busy weekends, rarely full. No cell phone service, but is available across Hwy. NOTE - CG is temporarily closed due to extreme drought. Call Jemez Ranger Station (575-829-3535) for latest conditions. - dave3114