1 Park near Pena Blanca, New Mexico
Jun 2015 - $12.00
We just stopped for an overnight from Carlsbad to Mesa Verde, CO, and we were pleasantly surprised with the park. We drove around to look for an available site and settled on a nice pull-through, but didn't realize that 3 of the 4 loops are dry camping only, no electric, so we had to conserve power that evening. We really loved this area, it's quiet and peaceful with pretty views. The bathroom showers were clean and had a solid door that locks in each stall for privacy. I noticed overhead there was also a large heating lamp, so they must use that in cooler weather. We work online, so Verizon coverage is important to us, and we got strong LTE data signal here. Just up the road, there is a gas station with competitive gas prices (with diesel too), a mini-mart inside, and a laundromat next door. You are on a native reservation, so the people in the community seem to know each other and are very friendly to visitors. If we are through this area again, we will make it a point to stay for at least a week next time, in the loop with electric hook-up. - Sara C.
May 2015 - $10.00
We really enjoy this campground. We had a level site with a great view. The only issue was web site information that said we needed 100 ft of hose because there are shared water hook-ups. What we found was a water hookup 100 ft across the road. We had to fill our tank, rather than be hooked up to water. That should have been made clear.
This is a strange campground. There were 3 tables and grills for 2 camp sites in some places. The restrooms are clean, but the one in our loop, Juniper, was closed and the next one had metal toilet bowls with no toilet seat. The newer loops are nicer but the sites are closer together. We will stay here again. - John and Carol
May 2015 - $10.00
This fairly remote location in the high desert provides great views of nearby mountains, quiet nights, and access to a large lake. Interior roads and sites are all paved; however, some sites (ours was one) are badly sloped to the point of being impossible to level even with a number of leveling blocks. The campground hosts were not particularly friendly, and our site required a cleanup of trash and gravel that was piled on the table. Be prepared for wind here, as you're on a bluff above the lake. Services and dining are about 30 miles, but Verizon cell and data worked well. An OK park for a short visit, but for us the remote location and mediocre facilities didn't outweigh the low rate and we'll stay elsewhere. - Meanderman