13 RV Parks near Pena Blanca, New Mexico
Nov 2017 - $10.00
Location, location, location. I'm talking site 53 with beautiful view of lake and surroundings. Electric, water no sewer or would have given it a 10. Good Verizon 3G. 40 minutes to Santa Fe but so nice here we're not going. Have been before. Would definitely come back. Grill but no fire ring. Covered picnic table. - smitty12
Oct 2017 - $10.00
Four day visit and what a great site. If there had been sewer it would be a ten. Great bike riding and hiking in park. Water and 50 amp electric good. Our site - 34 on the Juni Loop only required 25 ft water hose and 30 foot electric. Need park map to get around till you get the hang of layout. CHEAP gas just outside of park with small well stocked store. Juni restroom was closed but others nearby were newer anyhow. Site 34 was easy in first try with our 38ft motorhome - actually could take 40 footer with some room to spare. No wifi but Verizon hotspot handled web surfing and email. Actually had two picnic tables with one covered. Juni Loop is showing it's age but is still a very good choice. Just about every site in the loop has fantastic views. Plenty of toad parking space along edge of road and next to RV with careful RV spotting. - ctpres
Aug 2017 - $10.00
This park was very convenient to many activities in the area. The restrooms were fairly clean but could be better. Our site (55) was not very level and we needed our pads to bring in up quite a bit. However, the view was beautiful. The hosts and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. - Summer Minnesotan
Sep 2017 - $6.00
It's hard to rate this campground. If you are tenting or have a small rig--under 20 feet--it is definitely a 10. Clean convenient and very interesting. There are no reservations but small rigs/tents should easily find a spot. . We were there Sunday to Wednesday and the campground was less than a third full. Here's the down side, of the 60 sites only 9 are long enough for anything over 20 feet. Since I found a site I could get my 22 foot trailer and truck into I am rating it a 10. Had to park the truck crosswise, however. And getting all 4 wheels on the pad was not easy! It would be very disappointing to drive to Bandelier and not be able to find a site in a half empty cg. Be certain to have a back up plan.
And there is always the parking lot cg by the visitors center in White Rock. Tip for finding a vacant longer site--go to c ring first. It has to most RV friendly sites and most people go to A first. - NT2013
May 2017 - $6.00
Juniper Campground is located just inside the main entrance to Bandelier National Monument. The road from White Rock looks scary on the map, but it was actually very easy in our 39' motor home with a toad. It's better than going through an inspection in Los Alamos. All interior roads and sites are paved and easy for big rigs. The first Loop has a few sites for larger rigs. Look for sites 6, 9, 10, or 17. 9 is a pull thru but unlevel. B Loop has almost no sites for a big rig, but several for smaller RVs. C Loop has about 8 larger sites. 55 is the only level pull thru. The rest are all back-in. The campground is very clean and you self register at the kiosk. The hosts are friendly and helpful. Firewood is available by the host site. There is lots of hiking in the park, and a visit to the ruins is a must. We also really enjoyed Tsankawi, which is a small section just before White Rock. Very different from the main area and worth the effort. Lots of people Hike down the Frey Trail to the ruins and the visitor center, then take the shuttle back. Starting mid-May, you have to take the shuttle down. We had weak cellular wireless, both ATT and Verizon, about 2 bars at most, and that was only with our Weboost booster. Without a booster, we had no signal on ATT or Verizon. However, both Los Alamos and White Rick have towers and free Wifi locations. The Smiths grocery store in Los Alamos is fabulous. Huge store, like a super Walmart but with a much better grocery section. Definitely worth a stop. We did drive further up Rt 4 in our toad, and it gets a bit hairy as you climb into the Jemez mountains. Big rigs would need the entire road in sections and even then could get into trouble on the switchbacks. - CharlieS
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
Sep 2017 - $20.00
Just a big gravel parking lot with electrical hookups. Good 50 amp service. Dump station and water fill station. Could be very crowded if they were full. Good for an overnight stop. - StarlifterFE
Jul 2017 - $20.00
It is basically a gravel lot. Electric is very good and has very easy access to sites. There is only electric at the sites with a dump station and water station. The casino has good food and very reasonable. Great for an overnight stay. Only problem that I saw was people have not picked up after their pets. Pet owners fault not the casinos fault. - gadawg
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
Nov 2017 - $75.00
Very expensive with sites very close together. The sculptures created by one of the owners are nice but the rest of park is just blah. Nothing special except a place to stay if you have to while you visit Santa Fe. Won't stay here again. - Gina A
Nov 2017 - $48.00
Unfortunately, this is not one of our favorite parks. It is in Santa Fe and it is expensive but it doesn't live up to the price tag. The main advantage is the park is close to Santa Fe. There is also the Rail Runner train station nearby. It is an inexpensive and convenient method of transportation to downtown. The entrance leading into the park is concrete but the interior roads are gravel and dust - you will get dirty! Many fellow rv'ers drove too fast kicking up even more dust. Other than at check-in, we never saw any staff members. Out site was gravel, narrow and unlevel. The laundry facilities are very expensive so save that task for another park. There is little to no landscaping except for a few trees and some modern art. Use of a weed eater would make a definite improvement! For the most part, other than the odd siren or two, it was pretty quiet at night. Directv satellite is good. Verizon 4g 4 bars but not reliable. Don't rely on the Wi-Fi - it's passable when you can get on, which isn't often, and even then it will kick you off after a bit. We were warned by fellow RVer that bikes have been stolen so we tucked ours in the back of our toad. One curiosity - when we checked in of course they asked if we had pets which we don't. Yet they put us in a site right across from the dog park. There were plenty of other empty sites so it makes no sense. - Free
Nov 2017 - $48.00
Dusty, dirty, dog poop. Not very attractive and yet expensive. - Mleeder
Sep 2017 - $8.00
Basically this is a parking lot behind the city's visitor center, with electric hook ups & dump site. But -- the location is great for visiting Bandelier (v near the site of the shuttle bus pick up) and Valle Caldera and Los Alamos. About 80% filled (est) but we saw only a few people out & about. Visitor center was helpful, and Bandelier & Valle Caldera were great. - Lwilsn
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
Oct 2017 - $51.00
We stayed here during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. So we start with a warning: Even in Santa Fe, make your reservations well in advance at this time of year. This park is located in the city, albeit out in the suburban area. The sites were very tight. The roads were navigable. There was a small park/ play area at the back of the park with a short trail for walking the dog. Wifi was very good, which was great because cell phone signals were very weak. It's not a pretty campground, just functional. We would stay here again only if other options were not available. - FifthWheel Travelers
Sep 2017 - $38.00
This park has been here quite a while and it shows. Run down neighborhood w/an upscale condo development next door. Five empty retail spaces out front. Poor signage; were told to look for the sign for the condo development. 50 amp power on some sites but ours at least, had no way to shut off power while plugging in/ unplugging.
Median in street requires a u-turn if coming from East and another if leaving going West. On plus side, mgmt was friendly and helpful; kept grounds clean although lots of dog poop not picked up in dog-walk area. Would probably stay here again. - Bojangles
Sep 2017 - $38.00
September 24 &25- Campground provided what we needed as a place to stay. But...to start it has no sign on the road to let you know where to turn. As others have mentioned you need to watch for a sign to the business next to it. Shower stalls are small. Very small. TP was of the narrow width variety. Washer and dryers were in the bathrooms. The power outlet at our site had no breaker and was within one foot of the ground and right next to the water hookup. The playground equipment is something out of the early 1960's and needs to be replaced. It was hard to tell where the tent camping ended and the so called dog walk began. Wifi worked for us but spoke with another RVer who walking around with her laptop looking for reception. Watch for tree overhang if you are using the pull through site with a bigger rig. On the plus side the bus stop to downtown Santa Fe is right next to the camp and ran every 15 minutes. Site was reasonably level. We had a new picnic table. - ForestWalker
Feb 2018 - $42.00
We stayed in a site up front, very close to the entrance, which was ok but not excellent. There was a camera pointed right at our rig, which was a little unnerving. The campground was very nice though and quite spacious. The gravel was a lot nicer than you'd typically see. The staff was very helpful in helping us into the spot. The location is close enough to town, and there's a shuttle that we didn't use. I thought it was a bit pricey for what was offered, but it was a good park. - Anthony D
Nov 2017 - $36.00
Price was for a week, 6 days for the price of 7. Not much grass but the place is immaculate with doggie bags and containers all over. There is a 1/2 acre dog run to the far end of the park. They took mail and packages in the office for us. It's not located in the middle of town but it is close. You can take the bus downtown from here for $1 for all day. Do not show up after 5:oo because you can't stay. There is a Walmart about 1 half mile from here. The only suggestion I have is that they could put a chair in the showers somewhere. - Bjensen
Oct 2017 - $52.00
We stayed here twice in the last 10 days. More expensive than usual due to Balloon Fiesta. Very efficient check-in. Bus stop right outside the RV Park gate to downtown. Some sites have patios and concrete pads. Neither of ours did. - Kiwijo
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