9.2 Excellent
     
Rodeo, New Mexico

Rusty's RV Ranch

Rodeo, New Mexico



854 State Hwy 80
Rodeo, New Mexico 88056
Phone: (575) 557-2526

Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $20 2/2017

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Latitude: 31.92794878799
Longitude: -109.038169384
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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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61 Reviews

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Review Count: 222
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall a nice little resort. Spaces are long and level for our 40' coach. This park is known for very dark skies to observe the stars. Utilities worked well and were placed in the proper place. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Dark skies for observing the stars.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a fun time watching the Superbowl with fellow campers and the folks that run the place. Management provided nice snacks and a good TV and lounge area. There are many beautiful places to hike nearby, particularly the Cave Creek Canyon. The small town of Rodeo is straight out of a Clint Eastwood western. There is a small restaurant in nearby Portal, AZ, that served us a very good omelet and latte for breakfast. The WiFi was spotty at our site, which wouldn't have been so bothersome, but our Verizon cellular coverage was poor, too. (We have decided to install a cell phone signal booster on our rig.) But if you don't care about Wifi, this park is 100% wonderful. And BTW, there is only one shower and one toilet, so if you aren't self-contained, that may be a problem, though it didn't impact us. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Some sites have an adjacent fire ring, some do not. Management requests that shades be closed at night to accomodate the dark skies needed by the astronomy buffs who set up their equipment in the park. There is a 1-mile walking trail around the property perimeter. And be sure to check out the newly-acquired pair of black swans in the pond.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The lovely view of the stars is dizzying - in a good way. The nearby canyon/National Forest is absolutely magical. I highly recommend taking a day or more to enjoy this canyon in any season. Also, the reptile museum is a must see. The staff is friendly. We will be returning for sure! We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
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
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 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: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We live 2 hours away so booked a 3-night stay toward the end of January just to get away. Unfortunately we hit a short spell of bad weather. It was cold, cloudy, rainy and very windy. The wind was so bad the second night we were concerned it would rip equipment off of our RV. We asked and were granted permission to move our coach to face away from the brunt of the wind. That helped, but we still rocked most of the day and night. We attended the Friday night potluck and enjoyed the meal. The owner and her staff are all very friendly, helpful and eager to please. The RV grounds are clean and tidy. Spaces all seem to be dirt, but smooth and relatively even. Our assigned spot had amazing views of the Chiricahua Mountains whose tops were covered in snow. There is a duck/goose pond near the end of the park where we stayed. The geese could get a bit loud, but they didn't keep it up. They are kind of like watchdogs. If someone approaches they make noise, but then they quiet down. There is free wifi, but no cable. The wifi could be quite slow at times, but we managed to do what we needed. We would stay again in better weather. We had looked forward to the night skies, but the weather was not cooperating. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

This place is quite remote. There is very little in the way of groceries in Rodeo - 6 miles south, and the closest gas station is 20+ miles away in Animas. Be prepared.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, clean park in a beautiful, remote setting, gracious staff and spacious sites. I loved the jagged mountains rising out of the rolling desert. Small, but functional clubhouse has satellite television, kitchen with coffee, a bathroom, a pond and aviary. Good internet met my requirement nicely. The park would have been great for stargazing except for the Christmas lights, temporary Border Patrol checkpoint and a full moon perfectly haloing a rounded peak before rising to erase a gazillion stars. My only concern in a dry rig was the single bathroom, but will make it a point to come back again. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The park store can help with items you forgot.

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a dark sky, solitude, quiet RV park. Those annoying battery power lights and lights strings are not allowed here. Without a major city or a residential area within 50 miles, the night skies are dark here. The place is absolutely quiet. There are no trains, buses, trucks, planes or boat traffic to disturb the natural sounds blessing this place. A number of improvements have enhanced the grounds including a new gravel, gated entry off the main road. The clubhouse now has an enhanced outdoor patio area, excellent Wi-Fi is available through-out the RV Park. During our stay the pond was being renovated. Panoramic views of the surrounding area is outstanding. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful park. The spaces are 100 feet long pull through so there is no problem parking. There is lots of space. There is an aviary and park that is very relaxing. Rusty herself is a hoot.

There are two unique characteristics of this park that I love. It is a dark sky park. You may not have any exterior lights or unshaded windows after dark. That is so that one can go out and enjoy the stars. It is truly amazing.

Second is the birding. Not only on the park, but just west is a large reserve. Wonderful. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Rodeo is small. There is a combined restaurant-grocery that has just the minimum. The food was good, but not much in supplies. There is no gas in town.

The reptile museum is amazing. You must visit it.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Rusty's RV Ranch is a nice little oasis in the desert. We stayed 3 nights. Sites were okay, but spartan. Seemed to have a lot of wasted space, but plenty of room for our RV and Truck. The Laundry/Clubhouse has a small pond with some caged birds, there is also another pond in the park. We were invited to a talapia dinner on the patio of the clubhouse one of the nights we were there, pot luck. Everyone was very friendly.

This is a "Dark Sky" park, and the stargazing was spectacular. Tons of birding opportunities in the surrounding area: we were even given hand-drawn birding map at check in. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Close to the Chihuahua national forest. Closest fuel is 19 miles away.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground. A truly great place to stay. Very long parking sites for the RV, good hookups. Spacious sites add to the experience. Very nice dog run on the west side of the park. Outstanding skies for astronomers, lots of rockhound locations nearby, bird watchers delight. Also great for ham radio!

Easy to get here, take exit 5 south off I-10, go 25 miles and enter on the right. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping centers in Douglas south (Walmart) and Lordsburg north. Gas and convenience store and mercantile in Animas (about 9 miles east).

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects one week at weekly and two days at daily. This is a very comfortable place to stay. Two hundred foot long spaces, hook-ups conviently placed. Owners the best, friendly, knowledgable, and considerate. Dirt/gravel roads and spots. Level. There is a clubhouse with shower, and the owners host a pot-luck Fridays, supplying main course, and campers providing side-dishes. Very tasty and you get to meet other campers. There is a swim/spa which is nice to soak in after a hard day of hiking or bird watching or sitting in the sun. This is a 'dark sky' park, meaning no lights emiting from your RV after dark. The sky out here is amazing. Each space has a table and a fire pit. We will be back here for sure. It is about 50 miles to a large grocery store and about 40 miles to the nearest gas station, so plan ahead. WiFi was great (and free) and water pressure was good. No pool or kid's play area, but there is so much to do in the area that it will not be missed. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Be sure and visit the surounding mountains. Hiking and birdding is in abundence.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second stay at Rusty's and the news must be getting around because it was much more crowded with snowbirds and other semi-permanent residents than four years ago. The sites are huge and the setting is spectacular (if you like high desert and mountains). Wifi was mostly good but slowed down at busy times. This is the perfect spot to stay while visiting the nearby Chiricahua mountains. They have a new clubhouse and koi pond, and resident geese and ducks in another small pond. This park is a gem for desert lovers and night sky watchers (they have a dark skies policy). We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch 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

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate shown is for a month's stay. This is our third visit to this park. The owners are in residence, and pride of ownership shows. They work very hard to make their guests feel at home. Sites are very large and in pairs, but the hookups are staggered so that you are not close to your neighbor. Roads and sites are dirt - it is the desert, after all. There are many ornamental trees on the property, but there is no shade. There is a swim/spa available for use. The owners host a social on Friday evening - they provide an entree and visitors provide side dishes and desserts. It is a good opportunity to meet other travelers. Shades in your RV must be closed in the evening and outside lights are not allowed - the area attracts a lot of visitors who are interested in astronomy. These rules allow for magnificent views of the night sky. It is about 50 miles to a large grocery, so meal planning is advised. This is a perfect place for solitude. The only problem is the wi-fi, which was not very reliable during our stay. The owners are working to find a solution to the problem, and expect to have improvements shortly. We love this park and will always choose to stay here when we visit southern New Mexico. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Bisbee AZ and Tombstone AZ are easy drives and well worth the time. Bisbee has some nice antique stores and it is very picturesque. Tombstone lets you step back in time - walk on board sidewalks, watch a gunfight, take a ride in a stagecoach, and shop.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Our first stay at Rusty's RV Ranch! And I have to say, this is a great park that should be busier. Right on the edge of the Coronado National Forest, close to Chiricahua National Monument. Just a great location.

The spaces are very large, and they're all pull through. Great water pressure (sometimes you don't see that) Wi-Fi throughout the park, and fantastic views. If you're into star photography this is the place too.

The owner was very informative when we arrived. She gave us a map of the area, told us about all the birding here, and gave us a few day trip ideas. She was beyond super friendly, and her attitude toward guests set the tone for our stay. Excellent! We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

The area is fantastic for outdoor enthusiasts. Mountain biking, hiking, bird watching. The town has little to offer, but if you're visiting you're here for the outdoor recreation. Fantastic getaway!

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Love love love this park! Yes, it is in the middle of nowhere and you have to drive an hour to get to the nearest store, but that's part of the charm. Perfect spot to explore the eastern side of the Chiricahua mountains (drive up to Portal and on in towards the forest - you won't regret it). Huge, long spots and even though you are close to your neighbor on one side. There's so much space on the other three sides, you won't care. Beautiful clubhouse area with Koi pond and plants, and cages of parrots. Sky so dark at night you can see the Milky Way.

My 9 year old and 11 year old city kids proclaimed that they would happily live at Rusty's forever. Be aware of the geese, though. They are very aggressive and will chase after you (or your kids). And if you don't like parrots and their squawking, don't get a site next to the clubhouse! We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio

Campground Details

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

The Desert Museum down the road is very interesting and fun!

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Review Count: 300
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 55

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

You have to love the owner. She is energetic and and enthusiastic. She will give you a map that will take you on a great trip into the Chiricahua mountains. The campground is spacious. The only issue is that the sites are laid-out so that you will have another RV close to you facing the opposite direction, but, in most cases, it will not be an issue unless you have noisy neighbors. The setting is nice with views of the surrounding mountains. The owner has declared that the park is a dark skies park and that you are requested to keep outdoor lighting off and your shades drawn at night. We think that is great and the way all parks should be; thank you! The laundry is clean and very inexpensive. There are only two washers and driers, so plan accordingly. Apparently there are plans to add more. The WiFi is strong and fast. We had good Verizon voice but no data. Satellite was not a problem since there are no trees. This is a great base for visiting the surrounding mountains. We will likely stay here again. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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