19 Parks near Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Jun 2016 - $41.00
Clean park, easily accommodates bjg rigs. All sites pullthru. Park very close to shopping. Quiet despite being close to highways. Staff friendly. Pool too cool to swim. Nice lounge. Most units are occupied by construction type workers who leave for work between 5-6 a.m. in loud diesel pickup trucks. Didn't bother me because I am usually up by then. - venice
Oct 2015 - $44.00
Has turned into more of a seasonal park than itinerant. It is kept clean, but many rigs are in poor shape, taped up windows, drooping ripped awnings, stuff all around and under the units even though against said rules. It's okay and convenient location, but each time we come it seems a bit more "permanent". There are only 8 premium sites, and it appears that even those are primarily permanent residents, the RV's don't even have license plates! - Willie777
Oct 2015 - $44.00
Interesting location. As you enter the park, you think that you're seeing grass at some of the sites, but a closer look reveals that it's artificial turf. Have not encountered that before, but it does add to the ambiance. Sites were level and the cable was extensive, including HBO. Had a fenced off-leash area for the dog. Not a bad choice if you're in the area. - frmOregon
Oct 2015 - $10.00
Why did I list this? If you are coming to the Balloon Fiesta and like me like to leave a little time before I have to be somewhere that has a deadline this is a good place to stop. I planned on showing up the day before I was to check into my spot at the Balloon Fiesta. If you are an Elk, you almost always can find a spot to do this. This just happens to be a great place to stop as it is close to the Balloon Fiesta park. I called them and told them I just needed a place to park and they told me there was no issue even though they do not have RV facilities. As it turned out I could see the balloons go up in the distance and drove down to the river to see them even better. We dry camped in their lot for 2 nights. I ran the generator for AC power I need for my bi-pap machine. Had a few drinks and tacos as it was taco night at the Elks. The next day did a dry run to see the best way to get into the RV President's Compound and relaxed. Checking out how to get into the Balloon Fiesta was a good idea as the signage was not all that good. Left about 9 AM to go to the Presidents Compound and arrived about 10 AM. They let us park our rig shortly thereafter even though the published check-in time was noon. - Gilbert & Gail
Jul 2016 - $20.00
This was a one night stay on our way south on I-25. Very convenient, not too far from the highway. We needed the electric hookup for air conditioning, it was very hot. As we were only staying one night, we didn't use the dump station or the water hookup. The sites have some spacing because of adobe shelters over the picnic tables. It was really too hot to sit outside. Overall the place is showing it's age, but it is a good value and a nice location by the river. - jem11
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Clean showers and rest rooms. The view of the river and mountains are fantastic. No Wi-Fi or cable. Site 12 was long and level. The shelter at each site is a great touch. There was some road noise but we were aware where the park is located. Since I grew up in Jersey City NJ, the road noise put me to sleep. A little dusty for the lack of rain but that is OK. It is in the desert, you know. We would definitely come back here again. - rvenneman
Apr 2016 - $20.00
Busy campground; call ahead; we were able to extend a day. Camp fee makes this a great location to commute between Albuquerque and Santa Fee. Not a resort, but provided us a great dog walking campground, over the air TV channels numerous, no wifi. Water and electric hookups are on either side of traveled RV site; that long hose is a must; Home Depot west of campground. Hot water shower is push button and plentiful. Quiet, well spaced with indoor-outdoor carpet "Grass" at your door. Great views and an easy walk to historic area on site. Only negative is the business of Hwy 550 and need to turn right to exit then get over onto left lanes to do a turn around to head east. - Pogie
Jun 2016 - $45.00
Excellent KOA. The park is meticulously maintained. The sites are long and wide and utilities are in excellent working order. Friendly staff and lots of activities for families. It's a busy place so I'd recommend reservations. We'll definitely stay here again on our next trip to the Albuquerque area. - steben6
May 2016 - $36.00
This is a nice clean park. The spaces are very tight and it was full to near full. It was convenient to do some sightseeing and visit with some family in the area. - Chalkie
Mar 2016 - $46.00
This is a smaller KOA campground just off of I-25. As is true of most KOAs, it is ridiculously overpriced. The interior roads are narrow and it's a challenge to leave some sites. We barely missed hitting another RV with our outside mirrors. Some of the sites on the south side are more suited for larger RVs. Not all sites offer 50 amp so be sure to ask if that is important. We were on the north side and the sites slope down in the back. We were able to put the motorhome on the flat top but had to park the car on the slope. We were not able to put the car in neutral for towing due to the slope. So we had to find another spot to hookup the toad. There is noise from the plant across the street and I-25. - Free
May 2016 - $40.00
We have been here about 2 1/2 months and are leaving now, but we enjoyed our stay here very much and will surely return if we are in the area. Spacious lots with pristine hookups and excellent condition concrete patio at each and every space. The water pressure was great, internet mostly worked; however, there are times that it does not due to weather issues I would say. This facility has an indoor and an outdoor pool, exercise room, laundry room, showers. I mean, what more could you need? Our pets were readily accepted. We leave Albuquerque with fond memories and were grateful for our time here at this campground. Thank you! - hap
May 2016 - $40.00
Very nice park, we stayed in the newer section and it is worth the extra money. The sites are large with cement pads and nice rock between the sites. The driveways are wide and the utilities where well placed. They include a continental breakfast which was a nice touch. The only down side is there is a lot of freeway noise and that may bother some people. Would stay here again. - sjones
Oct 2015 - $150.00
The $150 a night rate gets you a spot in the temporary "Presidential" campground with water, 30 amp electric, and a few visits from the honey wagon depending on how long you stay. The site is on a bluff overlooking the entire 55-football-field-large launching area for 500+ hot air balloons during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, but you will be a few rows back from the front rank as sponsors and VIPs get the first row. Don't miss the early-morning flight preparations with balloons lit up by their propane burners as they prepare for flight. Suggest watching one mass launch from the restricted-access bluff (bring folding chairs), then going down on the field the next day to mingle with the crowd of spectators and balloonists as the craft are prepared for launch. Amazingly, some balloons are able to use winds in different directions at different heights to return to the launch site after a few hours in the air. There are mid-week contests best seen from on the field as balloonists try to throw weighted bags at targets, etc. Weather permitting, hundreds of balloons launch around 7 a.m. each morning, with the biggest mass ascensions on weekends and Wednesday of Fiesta Week. If the Balloon Fiesta is on your Bucket List, staying at the Presidential Campground is the way to see it. Other cites near the Fiesta are all dry camping. - Mtmoi
Oct 2015 - $75.00
We arrived during balloon festival, pricey but worth it. We were 1 mile as crow flies from balloon festival. We were able to get a site with 1 day notice! This is a mobile home park, which made for spacious lots, and family activities. Great club house, nice pool table, pool, volleyball, play ground, and basketball court. We had full access to all the park had to offer. WiFi was purchase so we opted out of that. Could see balloons and fireworks from site. 9 miles from Old town but all highway. If staying here during festival be prepared for high delays on highway and arguing with cops about needing to go onto Pan American Highway when balloon festival is trying to park. You get a traffic permit but still have to argue with cops. Only way into park is through their detours. Awake at 6:00 AM because of helicopters above balloon festival. I would stay again, staff very helpful and friendly. - Cynthia Gowin
Aug 2015 - $31.00
This is actually a mobile home village with some empty spaces used for RVs. The spaces are all pea gravel and fairly level. We needed a place to park while we attended a function at a nearby hotel and this park fulfilled that need. However, the large speed bumps every block were bone jarring, even at our lowest speed and re-arranged contents severely. Each space was equipped with water, electricity and sewer but the water was buried under pea gravel and required the use of needle-nose pliers to remove gravel from the water pipe to let us "plug in" the water key provided at check in. Each space had a glass curb side light globe but ours and our friends were broken and the incandescent bulb at our friends had its filaments exposed presenting a possible shock hazard. The showers at the club house don't open until 8:00am. No receipt was provided automatically and we forgot to ask for one. Be sure to arrive before 5:00pm since the office closes then and there is no provision for a late check in such as a bulletin board with space information. - Mark & Dawn
Sep 2007 - $16.00
This a mobile home community with some sites available to RVs. LONG (apx 1 hr) check-in procedure w/14-page legal-size 30 day lease, over 30 would require credit report so we did 30 & then "renewed" for second 30 & the for additional 11 days. Utilities not configured for RV, water & sewer poorly located, natural gas connection in way of back-in (we parked on concrete patio instead of on dirt beside it). Water hydrant in hole in ground (would have been under RV). 3" sewer pipe non-standard for RV connection (would have been behind RV). Large round hole where electric used to be underground would have been under RV. Sloped 2ft or more to rear. Lots of red ants. Mail via USPS, but took nearly 3 weeks to get mail box key. Most rules are commonly broken: 1 pet limit, barking dogs, dogs running loose, firecrackers, 2 car limit but up to 7 cars at some sites. Free WIFI available only in clubhouse. Observed police action in park 3 times plus private security 2 times during 10 week stay. On checkout were told est 4-6 weeks to get remaining portion of deposit back after final electric reading. In midst of all their RV-unfriendly "stuff," they had a very supportive staff. - AFChap
Apr 2016 - $19.00
This RV park is centrally located. There is a section of permanent mobile homes surrounding the office. The RV section is 50% occupied by long term residents, some have been there for years. Management does not enforce their rules. My neighbor had an old car with visible damage and no license plate in their space. Some people allow their dogs to run around without a leash. Pull thru sites are positioned head-to-toe with little space between your neighbor. Wi-fi gets overloaded due to number of users. Rate is based on monthly rate and there was an additional charge to use a credit card. Train noise is noticeable but is 3 blocks away. There is more noise from people driving by with loud exhausts and music. - jnateg
Jan 2016 - $17.00
Rate I gave based on monthly rate of $495 which includes electric. There are more long term residents than travelers coming and going but we don't see that as a problem, not a lot of visiting between residents. We have lived in Albuquerque many years before becoming full timers and return here for 1 to 2 months at a time staying in this park. While traveling we select a different type of park, this is a basic urban park. Park is approximately 5 - 10 minutes from Osuna exit off I-25. Not sure why people have a problem with the office and manager, I never have. I find him easy to get along with. We've never needed reservations unless it's balloon fiesta and then rates and availability are much different. It is all gravel w/ cement pad but pretty level. Noise is minimal, some distant train noise occasionally. I've used the pools, indoor and out, a number of times with grandkids and always been happy with them. Centrally located if your seeing the sites. - abqnm
Jun 2015 - $33.00
Our site was clean and level. Park was quiet after I reported loud music. It was taken care of promptly.
In the month of June and the only pool open is indoor, warm and had 2 cockroacches floating on top. Outdoor pool not open until July due to inspection problems is what I was told. I'd much rather be swimming outdoors.
Cable Comcast isn't always reliable. Internet is the same especially if you work while you travel. - Kristen Sorge
Mar 2016 - $27.00
The staff was helpful and pleasant. The NEW owner even stopped by visit the first evening. He said that he is working hard to remodel and asked what we felt he should work on next.
I would certainly stay here again. It is near some shopping and things to see.
The best thing about this park is that it is QUIET. A couple of dogs were around us, but they did not misbehaved or become troublesome.
The first visual impression as you drive in could be better. The site was spacious. All the hookups worked and our personal internet and DirecTV reception were good.
The dog walk area needs improvement. - LMF
Oct 2014 - $48.00
This park is very poorly maintained with many permanent residents living there. The pull thru sites are not level and my coach strained to get level. Stepping outside your coach you will encounter a field of thorns which will stick to your shoes until you return to your coach where they will transfer to your carpet. I made the mistake of passing through during balloon week, hence the outrageous $48.00 charge. Next time I will drive another hour and skip this place altogether. - Beaver 43
Jul 2010 - $23.00
Save your money and go elsewhere. Checkin person was very helpful but the overall condition of the place is deplorable. - jc2
Mar 2015 - $30.00
We stayed at El Rancho RV & Mobile Home Park for 4 nights while we were in Albuquerque visiting friends & family. NOTE--the entrance is on Zuni.
We had a nice site with water, sewer & 30 amp power & we did not have a problem getting our 27' trailer backed in. The park itself was quiet, clean & the residents were cordial. Wyoming is a main street that had a lot of traffic on Friday & Saturday nights but was otherwise fine.
We found the location to be very convenient for restaurants, the downtown RailRunner station & a nearby dog park that was really nice. We felt that we received good value and convenience & will return to El Rancho on our next visit to Albuquerque. - dawnbmoore
May 2014 - $30.00
We picked this park due to its location close to town and the mountains. The neighborhood isn't the best; we knew that going in, but were disappointed when the manager suggested that we not walk our dogs in the neighborhood. He reassured us that the park was safe with one entrance/exit that is monitored. As a prior military guy who lives on site with his wife and family, I believed him. We felt very safe, and after investigating moving, we decided that the dogs could sacrifice their usual long morning walks since this place was so convenient and the price was reasonable. The manager was super nice. He asked us to call when we were close so that he could greet us and guide us right to our spot. He gave us recommendations for restaurants, laundry and sights based on our interest. He gave us a business card so that we could call him if we needed advice. The park was very quiet and other residents were friendly. We walked our dogs around the park in the mornings and several residents came out to say hi...to our dogs and one even gave them treats. Note: the address is Wyoming, but the entrance is on Zuni! There are no laundry, bathrooms or showers on site. I would recommend this place and if ever back in ABQ would stay here again. - MichelleKry
Oct 2013 - $35.00
This park is located just outside Kirtland Air Force Base. Looks like it is not in the best part of town, but that may be misleading. The owner of the park is just great. He will greet you as you enter the park and stand by your window, guiding you very effortlessly into your site. There are mostly permanent residents and you will find a mixture of older and newer RV's. We did not find the sites to be as cramped as another reviewer stated but they are not spacious either. Entirely adequate for a short term visit. We are keeping this park as one of our preferred "spots" in our AZ-OH travels. - KPsunshine
Jun 2016 - $54.00
A large KOA facility. Paved, spacious level sites. Clean restrooms. The park is right in town, convenient to the interstate and easy to get to Old Town Albuquerque. We stayed here 2 nights in a motorhome. We would camp here again. - 76Gator
Jun 2016 - $69.00
Reserved a deluxe site with no trees. When we were escorted to our site it was set between two tall trees. Site was so out of level that it was impossible to get the coach level - even with cribbing. When we requested another site we were told there were no other sites available and we could have a full refund and they would try to find us a spot at another campground. They kept telling us we were in the most popular site. They did send someone to help us get the coach level. When we couldn't, he started looking for another site in the park and finally they relocated us to what is supposed to be the least popular site. It was a end site, completely level with full hook-ups, a swing, a fire pit and a BBQ. The park is well maintained and they pick up your trash all day. All the internal roads are paved and easy to get around. The biggest con is the wi-fi service - totally useless. - Rd yacht
Jun 2016 - $48.00
Nice for downtown Albuquerque, but it was a little too noisy for us. We stayed for one night. The sites were close, but we were able to get in OK. It was nice that it was close to everything. The road was paved. We did not unhook to travel downtown since it was a short stay. They had full amenities and full hookups. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The grounds were kept up and clean. - lougreene67