Cochiti Lake COE

     


Pena Blanca, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 465-0307

Sites: 80
Recent Rate: $10 5/2015


Latitude: 35.6415205828393
Longitude: -106.328913465112

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

44 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Meanderman

Review Count: 272
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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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. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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RJourney

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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On the website there were only walk-up sites available in newly renovated Buffalo Grove Loop, so we arrived early and was able to secure one of two walk up sites. You go to site and then at 4 o'clock you go to office to pay. Office only open 2 hours in am and 3 hours in pm and pay box is not usable as sealed. Most back-in sites appear level but pull thru sites aren't level which is surprising for COE park.

Sites in Juniper Loop are smaller and older. No campground sign at entrance on highway. Turn at recreation area, pass visitor center and turn at campground building as going straight leads to very steep boat ramp. All sites have covered cement picnic table, paved driveway, with views. Overall, a great campground and we experienced wind daily, which is probably why there are wind socks and wind alert lights on lake. Will return! We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Tent Rocks is amazing and very close. Laundromat, gas and diesel, convenience store, golf and fishing within a mile. Santa Fe is half hour.

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Chucknviv

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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This park is beautiful. The park sits above the lake with incredible views of the mountains from every site. Great sunrise and sunsets over the mountains. The restrooms are old, but very clean. Our site, 58, was a pull-through. Concrete pad with gravel around. The picnic table is on a concrete pad with a metal cover, with a grill near by. We had water and electric. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Motorhome.

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User2477

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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This facility is wonderful. We camped in a 39 ft Motorhome. Entry road, and sites are paved. Sites are mostly level with shade built over each picnic table. Cement patios in main loops. Some loops have 50 amp power and water, other loops have 50 amp elec with random water spigots, and some loops are for dry camping. Dump sites are in two locations. Bathrooms with showers are spotless. Tent Rock's "Slot Canyon Trail" is spectacular and free with golden age pass. Fee is $20 per night but $10 with Golden Age Pass. Public laundromat and small market are less than one mile away. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Visit Tent Rocks National Monument.

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judy_online

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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This is indeed a jewel! All of the sites I looked at in the upper loop had both electric and water. There was a water line break while I was here, but they worked fast to fix it, and that is a small interruption. Best part are the great views of the lake and mountains in the distance. Sites are mostly level, paved, and well-spaced apart. No activities, but a lot of peace and quiet, which is just what I like. Excellent Verizon service. Price is for seniors and water and electric site. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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The rate reflects a 50% federal Senior Pass discount. This COE campground has a lot of things going for it, but some downsides. The campground is an easy drive from Interstate 25. The surrounding area is spectacular high desert. The signage to the campground could be better, but you will find it without too much difficulty. The modern loop with electric hook-ups is Buffalo Grove loop. Juniper Loop also has sites with hook-ups. There are no sewer hook-ups, but there are convenient dump stations. Some sites have views of the lake and some have views of the beautiful surrounding area. It is quite and fairly dark. A very strange thing is that in the Buffalo Grove loop the sites have a pole with a light. When we first arrived, we were very concerned that we would have a bright light shining in our RV, but it turns out that the light is very, very dim. We do not understand why the COE would spend the money to put in something like these lights. Regardless, they turned out to not be an issue. It is a great base for visiting Tent Rock National Monument, a must-see attraction. The negatives are that there is a loud pump and noisy valve near the restrooms in Buffalo Loop. You can likely hear it from other loops as well. There is also something very strange going on with the reservation system. When we were there the sites were supposed to all be first-come, first-served, but some of the best sites had reservation tags. We asked a ranger that was driving through and he also indicated that there should be no reserved sites. We went on-line and some of the premier sites were shown as reserved even during non-reservation periods. We had a very strong Verizon signal for both voice and data. Satellite was not a problem as there are no trees. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Motorhome.

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Fecampbe

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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This RV park is close to home and a real jewel in the desert. We were in site #57 which has a really outstanding view of both sunrise over the lake and beautiful sunsets. Our site was clean, level, and set off from the nearest site. The park hosts are friendly and check-in was relatively quick. Each site has water and electric. A covered picnic table and BBQ grill. My wife and I are seniors and camped here with our grandchildren. There is also a playground for the kids right in the middle of the park. We really enjoy camping here. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Motorhome.

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palamine

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
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The rating would be higher but the gatehouse staff, although very helpful, did not tell us that most of the power sites do not have water. We were all set up before we discovered that. So $20.00 a night for just power is high. The area is beautiful and interesting. The roads in the park are quite narrow. The sites are not in great shape. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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hhendrix

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
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Beautiful park with paved sites, great views, quiet, and friendly staff. Verizon cell signal strong and with wifi card service was good. TV channels good over the air. Picnic tables are very nice and covered. BBQ on a stand in very good condition. Park is well maintained. Not all sites have water. Dump stations are available. We would stay here again and for more than one day. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Travel Trailer.

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twestover

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $20.00
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First, I can't speak to the restroom issues - didn't use them. But the views cannot be beat. And our site had water and electric. I wouldn't think this would be as great in the summer, although you could use the electricity for air conditioning, I supposed. The picnic tables have nice covers over them for shade, there are nice concrete paths from the camping spot to the table area, it was wonderfully breezy. Our spot is quite private. The check in lady was so nice. If I wasn't worried about snakes for us and our dogs, I would give this a 10, no question, but I do worry about that here. But we would most definitely return here in the future. And a little tip: spot 57 in the Buffalo loop is Amazing. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Travel Trailer.

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retiredfields

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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Nice location and views. Not the nicest COE park. Most loops are old and the facilities were built in the 60's. Restrooms dirty and in disrepair. There are two loops with newer sites and facilities, and they are in better shape. Here's one for you: All of the entrance roads and campground roads are paved, but there is a 200 yard section, at the entrance booth to the campground, and a 50 yard section, between loops, that are dusty dirt and appear to have never been paved. Everyone who drives through creates a ball of blowing dust. I don't get it. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dave51

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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Rate is with Senior Discount. Stayed four nights while visiting the Santa Fe area including Tent Rocks and Bandelier National Monuments. There are two campgrounds, we stayed on the west side of the lake in the Buffalo Grove loop at site 65. This site is not level and 50 amp connection does not work. Other than that, Cochiti Lake is a pleasant place to park for several days and relax. Good Verizon cell/MiFi coverage. Good OTA television. Sites are spacious. We would stay again. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Motorhome.

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Nicrisgirl

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

A lovely, clean, easy to maneuver campground overlooking Cochiti Lake. The dogs enjoyed the lake and there is a launch site for sailing and kayaking. There is also a swimming area for "people". There is a grocery store within a couple of miles. We stayed here on the National Park Senior Rate. Normally it would cost $20 a night which is still very reasonable for such a great park. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bobbi1948

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good campground for the non-summer months. There isn't much shade in the campground, so it could be rather hot there in June, July and August. There are 2 areas with electrical sites. In the newer area, the sites have cement pads and are good sized. In the older area, the pads are gravel and some of the sites are rather cramped. We would stay here again if we were passing through the area. Our rate reflects the Senior Pass discount. We camped here in a 5th will. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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linnemj

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $20.00
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This park is in a great location to explore central New Mexico. The Buffalo Grove section of the park has cement pads, a covered picnic table, and many pull thru sites. It sits on a hillside overlooking the lake. All of the facilities were clean. Special thanks to the NM Core of Engineers who kept the park open during the federal shutdown. You will want to bring needed supplies since the closest supermarket is a 30 minute drive away. We camped at Cochiti Lake COE in a Travel Trailer.

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