Bluewater Lake State Park

     


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent 8
  • Good 11
  • Average 4
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 1

25 Reviews

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

elduque

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 25
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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The Grizz

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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stella fouche

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

Date of Stay: - $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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PhoenixAirstreamer

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Rusty Quilter

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

Date of Stay: - $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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CMD

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 89
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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lou0224

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is about 7 miles off of the highway with tight curves and steep grades coming out of the mountain; but more than manageable. There is 20/30 amp service at our site, water is a good distance from our site but we filled the tank before parking using one of the spigots available. There is a dump station at the entrance to the park. Not too many level sites and is probably best to make reservations online, because they have a few first come first serve sites and the rest are reservation only or available for one night only. Nice campground and beautiful scenery, we would stay here again. Just make sure you purchase any groceries (including ice) before coming into the campground, because it is a good distance to purchase supplies. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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pocabe

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

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We called ahead about whether reservations would be necessary and were assured we'd have no problem getting a camp site with hook-ups. Finding this park was a task coming from the west as there's no sign for Bluewater Lake State Park on I-40. So we followed the map and nearly missed the road into the campground because once again there was no sign on the road. The campground was trashed; no hook-ups were evident. The only park building had graffiti all over it. The road around the campground was in horrible shape; ruts were so deep that we thought our 24 foot trailer would flip over. The place was a complete mess. Naturally we wondered who we'd talked to a couple days earlier. We left and ended up camping at a horrible campground in Grants, NM. Since coming home, it's become evident that we were at the Las Tusas Campground which is the only campground you can access from the East. There was no map of Bluewater Lake State Park at Las Tusas Campground, so we didn't realize there were more campgrounds elsewhere. If there are two sections to a park, New Mexico should provide appropriate signage. Also, we suspect Las Tusas Campground is never used so it's been trashed. New Mexico is apparently unknowingly getting a bad reputation for Bluewater Lake State Park due to Las Tusas Campground. We camped at Bluewater Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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