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Raton, New Mexico

NRA Whittington Center Campground

Raton, New Mexico



34025 US-64
Raton, New Mexico 87740
Phone: (575) 445-3615

Sites: 175
Recent Rate: $35 1/2017

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Latitude: 36.771225958515
Longitude: -104.48239967725
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • 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) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • 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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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) yes
  • 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

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32 Reviews

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow. Others have said nice things about this place, but we were still impressed. Quiet, hardly anyone else there except a few trailers on the other side of the West campground and a couple in the East that looked like employee's homes. The loop site we stayed in was a bit downhill into the site, so we scraped a little going in with our 45' fifth wheel. I would recommend one of the pull-through sites on the level portion of the campground for larger rigs, but we were happy with ours. The site itself was very level, and we felt secluded. Gorgeous view of the valley, saw deer and an eagle. We liked it so much we stayed a second night. Nothing open except the shooting ranges and the museum in the winter, but the museum was free and interesting. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
West 64
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There's a trail head for part of the Santa Fe trail, which runs through the property. The museum was interesting and had several beautiful firearms along with a collection of historical ones.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an incredible campground. The sites are long and very spacious. The views are amazing. The wildlife is incredible. There are lots of places to walk. The facility itself is immense. You do not need to be an NRA member to go to the campground. You do not need to enjoy shooting to enjoy the campground but if you do enjoy shooting, the ranges they have there are amazing - see their web site for more information. The RV park is very easy in and out. This is our favorite park. However, it does have its shortcomings. There is no WiFi in the park - you need to go a short distance down the road to the shotgun/cafeteria building to get WiFi but the WiFi there is very good. Some of the sites are not very level - make sure you ask for a level one. The west campground is all 50 amps and the east campground is 30 amps. The east campground has a couple of cabins. You will see deer and antelope. We have also had turkeys going through the campground and heard elk bulging in the morning. It is a magical place. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a very nice museum at the Whittington Center.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground. Friendly workers. Great gift shop and museum. Great views all around. Great hiking trails and wildlife viewing. I will go back whenever possible. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Raton is only 10 miles away to get anything you might have forgotten.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome country side setting, the smell of the plants and spotting occasional wildlife. The caveat for me were the shooting ranges open from dawn to dusk. You do not have to be an NRA member to stay, but being a life member it was a very cool experience. The drive from the entrance to my site was about a mile of dirt and a bit rough in spots but not an issue. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We found NRA Whittington Center through the AllStays app while looking for an overnight stop during travel through New Mexico. What a great find! A huge complex featuring a gun museum and very nice gift shop. The staff is all very friendly and helpful. As previous reviewers mentioned, there are two different campgrounds and they are located quite a way from the main road via a dirt road. No issues. The campground features some shade trees at sites. We stayed in a very nice pull through that was long enough to include our 34 foot rig and tow truck. Although ours was a one night stop, NRA Whittington is on our list for a future longer stay. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The NRA Whittington Center has two campgrounds - one with just 30amp and where the bathroom/laundry room is located. The other one is the 30/50amp (and where they charge $3 more per site) and no bathroom facility. They both have full hookup, pull through sites, fairly good size yard and beautiful scenery. Our electric was good and the water quality good as well. There is no Wifi or cable, no pool, play area, or dog park. Of course the main reason for coming here is to shoot - that's your recreation. There were some shooting facilities that were closed and that is where I took my dogs to walk and run (watch out for skunks and cougars (I was warned about them but did not see any), but did see skunks.) We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Raton, NM is the closest city however there is no grocery store or Walmart there; we had to drive into Trinidad, CO for shopping. Raton is close to Cimarron State Park and Angel Fire, NM. Also close is the Highway of Legends Loop and Cuchara Pass in Colorado.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here several times with our family. It has the most beautiful view of the mountains around Raton and the spaces are plenty big. It is a little bit dirty and in the summer it rains nearly everyday. Other than that, it is a picturesque, peaceful place. It is quiet and there are no street lights! We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We come here every year and love it. The sites are spacious and there is a lot of room between sites. All the sites in the west campground have 50 amps now but we stayed in one of the few 50 amp sites in the east campground.
There is no WiFi or cable TV. WiFi is available in a building a few miles away. We used our satellite dish and you have a clear view of the southern sky.
This is simply a beautiful place to camp. There are always lots of deer and antelope. We have had flocks of wild turkeys go through the campground. I heard elk bulging this trip and saw a couple of female elk. There are lots of places to walk and hike. If you want to go shooting, there is not better facility but you can enjoy this wonderful place without using any of the shooting facilities. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

In the summer, check to see if there are plays at the Shuler theater. Go to the volcano (a national monument east of Raton).

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Review Count: 128
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful views in all directions. Easy access to and in the park with our larger sized 40'+ Big Rig RV although roads and sites are gravel and can be very rough in places. Great Verizon LTE service and good AT&T 4G service. Quiet at night. Very friendly and helpful staff. We would certainly return. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Wind is unpredictable - not a park to leave your awning out.

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Review Count: 279
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with a best kept secret. The CG is operated separately from the NRA Center but is on the property. From the gate to the West and East Campgrounds is two miles on a well maintained gravel road that appears to be treated. It was graded during our stay. This is the off season so there wasn't much in the way of firearms noise but that isn't a bad thing, anyway. Many of the sites are slightly unlevel but nothing dramatic. Utilities are in the middle of the site, easy to reach. West Campground is 50A and costs $3 more a night, plus the staff indicates there is more wildlife likely to be in West and than East, Pronghorn and Mule Deer, and an occasional Jack Rabbit. Staff is most helpful and friendly. There is propane on site and quite a bit cheaper than in Raton. Our Wi-Fi was 4G 3Bar and our phones worked well. Not much in the way of over the air HDTV but that isn't a big deal either. There are many places to visit not far distance. The Santa Fe Trail goes through Whittington and on through to Cimarron and Philmont BSA High Adventure and Training Center (4 miles from Cimarron). We found the stay here at Whittington relaxing and our visit to the visitor center and museum was fantastic. Winter is just letting go in this part of New Mexico and soon this will be a busy place but the CG has many sites and each with more than enough room for big rigs. We will certainly return when through the area. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Raton is the nearest little city but they do have a choice of services and amenities. Fuel was fairly priced but we found cheaper in Cimarron when we drove down there. Capulin Volcano National Monument is not far away and there are other places to see and enjoy, including a visit to the Whittington Museum and Gift Shop. Visit the Historic St. James Hotel, open year round. As you drive watch for Bison, Mule Deer and Pronghorn.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is very basic with full hookups. Staff is great. The first site we were assigned was very unlevel, so the staff told us to pick another and let them know. We picked another somewhat more level. If we had looked a little further, may have found one more level. Wonderful gift shop and museum at the entrance. There is noise from the ranges, but not bad. We were there four days and enjoyed it all, including the morning and evening visits of a doe and her two fawns. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 180
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to stay, like a remote site but with full hookups. We love it. However, many sites are not very level. There are great views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful northern New Mexico scenery. The west campground has better sites and 50-amp but no restroom facilities. The east campground has 30-amp service and numerous side-by-side hookups. It does have a restroom facility and laundry. There is no wifi in the campground. We had good Verizon broadband and cell signals. We would stay here again. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Large, mostly level gravel sites. Clean bathhouse in the East Campground. Wifi is available at the shotgun range close by. ATT coverage was excellent. We were able to pick up several over the air TV stations. Mining ghost town on the property worth exploring. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Boy, is this the best kept secret or what? If peace and quiet are for you, this is the place. Only gave it an 8 because of the roads and gravel sites. 44,000 acres here. Can hear some gunfire during the day but night is dead silent except for wildlife. Stayed here 3 days just because it is so peaceful and beautiful. About 8 TV channels over the air. Only six spots have 50 Amp. Maybe 15 other rigs here in addition to us. No highway noise whatever. Big rigs no problem. Our 5th wheel is 40 ft. $30 I posted is for 50 Amp site. The rest are $27. Also have cabins. If you like to shoot guns, you could spend weeks here! We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

$30 rate included tax. This is what I call a 'specialty' RV facility, meaning you pretty much would stay here if you were using the shooting facility. GREAT shooting facility, look them up at their website. There are actually two RV campgrounds and this is the west one and only the west one currently has 50 amp service and only one that really has trees: lots of them. Spaces are carved out of the pinion and pine trees so if you want satellite TV be sure to tell them when you make reservations, or trees might block your line of sight. NO good AT&T service (E instead of 3g), and no WiFi unless you go to the Shotgun center. Verizon service was much better than AT&T. RV sites are a few miles back into the property on gravel/dirt roads so if you have a diesel pusher, be aware of dust situation. Since there are no street lights, evenings were 'dark skys' and very peaceful. Close proximity to Raton for places to eat, get groceries, etc. Staff was EXTREMELY nice. Would stay here again as they have plans to expand and offer other than shooting: like hiking and mountain biking. We camped at NRA Whittington Center Campground in a Motorhome.

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