Prewitt, New Mexico

Bluewater Lake State Park

Prewitt, New Mexico



Prewitt, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 876-2391

Sites: 163
Recent Rate: $16 10/2014

Latitude: 35.2984635290172
Longitude: -108.10838162899

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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) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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
Amenities
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • 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 ?
Recreation
  • 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

25 Reviews

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elduque

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

About 7 miles South of I-40, and requires going up and then down one mountain. The road up is very gentle, the road down is steep and will require lower gears and going slowly around the numerous curves. Lightly vegetated sites with pinyon pines, not many sites are completely level. Take the upper electric loop if you want a 30 amp plug in (no water or sewer). Good cell service and very quiet. The ranger staff was very helpful and let us drive in to pick our site, and then pay for it later. Sites near the lake, which was drawn down a huge amount, are only primitive. The lake wasn't that attractive with the big bathroom ring around it, but I'm sure it's nice when filled up. You are at over 7,000 feet here and will notice the thin air. We've learned at some New Mexico parks that your tow car is free, but on the information boards, it says "$10 for extra car." We had paid the $10 at a park this summer, by mistake, but they will not make a refund, only give you a credit on your next night camping. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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pocabe

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here on 9-1-14 and 10-11-14. Bluewater Lake State Park is consistently a good place to camp. Thanks to being several miles from the freeway, there's no traffic noise. And best of all there's NO train noise. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Destinations

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very nice, we felt it is was a gem in the wilderness kind of park. Elevation is 7800 ft. Sites are easy to enter, but many are not level. Most sites have no hook-ups, but there is one area with 30 amp electric only hook-up. Water is available to fill your tank at a couple places in the park. No potable water at dump station. We were told by other campers the fishing is really good in this beautiful lake. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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morsev

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects annual senior pass. Beautiful campground but can be very windy. Open spaces are staggered to seem farther apart. Lake is currently very low, but there is still fishing and a few small boats were on the water. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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oldmac

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with a few electric sites. We are usually here in the off season so have always found a site. Quiet place with a dark sky for watching stars. Some of the sites are far from level but most require only a minor adjustment. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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stella fouche

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very pretty state park campground. I would not recommend it for big rigs. Ours is 36 feet long, and we had difficulty backing in a spot, and there are some tight curves. They need to do a better job of trimming the tree branches. If we had a smaller RV we would return. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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The Grizz

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Large state park with multiple campgrounds, yet only 15 electric sites. Community water spigots, no water hookups. Clean restrooms, but locked at night after 9pm. Vault toilets are available through the night. Beautiful canyon hike with well maintained trails along the rim and into canyon. Abundant cows wandering and piles to avoid. Lake was down due to drought but boaters and campers along the waters edge on weekend. Main gate is also locked at 9 pm, but a call to ranger station will allow late entry. Rate reflects Annual Pass. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Rusty Quilter

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in December and were the only ones other than the ranger in the park! The sites are small and mostly back in. Our rig is 35 feet and there was only 1 pull through that would be level enough for us. The park itself is nice and sitting at an altitude of 7,000 feet. Our potato chip bags expanded with air to the point they almost burst! The park was clean and it looked well maintained. The park ranger was easily available. It looked like there was lots of day fishing going on in this lake, as there was a nice boat launch. I couldn't add much else as we only spent one night, and it was out of season. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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PhoenixAirstreamer

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Gate is open 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. If closed, overnight parking outside entrance is OK (and free). Nearly all sites have beautiful lake views. Lots of open areas for family activities, and easy walking and hiking opportunities around the lake. If you fish, this lake has Big muskies! Paved roads; some sites have water and electric. Dispersed camping on shoreline, regular sites, electric, water & electric with different rates and posted on the website. Fresh water available. Dump station. Cell phone service available, Mobile broadband should be OK; however, we only stayed overnight and did not use our laptop. Not; get off t I-40 at milepost 63. Do not use park entrance via milepost 53 and NM Hwy-612. This is the old gate at the southwest end of the lake. Facilities appear to be abandoned, and campsites are remote and in poor condition. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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CMD

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We stayed two nights and will go back. After Sept 15th reservations for the electric sites are not required. Gorgeous park. Nice sites. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Hollysmommy

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park and we had the entire tenting area to ourselves. The campsites are nice and have fire pits and picnic tables. All tent sites have nice views of the lake, but the RV sites are further back, because none of the tent sites are level. The main problem was that someone was having a party all night and this ruined the quiet we want when camping. I didn't know where the campground host was or I would have complained. Also, we only found pit toilets. We only stayed one night so we didn't look for showers or flush toilets, but the web site says they have them. Very nice playground for kids. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Tent.

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NT2013

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

One of the prettiest parks in the NM state park system. However, the best sites are the non electric sites on the lake--actually a ridge above the lake--and in the canyon. Most of these sites are short and there are sharp turns. The tent sites are all very special. The electric sites are on a loop between the lake and the canyon. Not nearly as scenic but still a very big bargain at $14 for electric. Fill your fresh water tank at the shower house before pulling into you site. Sites are long and the back ins are fairly easy. Like most public parks many sites aren't level but in most cases this is easily corrected with boards. The park backs up to a Reservation. The poor little town you drive through to get to the park is on the reservation. We live in CO so the steep incline leading into the park was not an issue for us. Just slow down and and you will be OK. This was my second visit to this park. Lots of work has been done. The are signs for the electric loop. The ranger was wonderful. I would gladly camp here again. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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billie'smom

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Our GPS took us in the wrong way. Exit Prewitt NM and you can follow the signs. The road getting down to the campground area is steep. We traveled here in a 34' 5th wheel. This is a beautiful campground but the signage is almost non-existent as to exactly what roads lead where and the best way to go in a road to back in to a campsite. But, after all is said and done, this is a very nice quiet place and we would come back here again. Water is available but not at the sites. There is primitive sights (we have solar) and there are sites with electric. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Traveling man

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park on a lake a few miles from the Interstate. The stores all appear to be closed in the dirty little town just outside of the park entrance. My site was a spacious, level, pull-through site. The original site I was going to take was a back in, but it was not at all level, so I pulled out and continued looking. Sites vary, so drive through the loops before deciding. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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John and Carol

Review Count: 149
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We ended up not staying in this park. We have a 35-foot 5th wheel. Park is not clearly marked, showing which camping loops have electricity, which have water. After driving through 2 loops, one with no hookups, one with electric only, and seeing sites that were small and not level, rubbing trees on narrow roads with tight turns, we left the park and drove on to Gallup. That is only the second time we have done that in 13 years of camping. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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