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Ruidoso, New Mexico

Rainbow Lake RV & Resort

Ruidoso, New Mexico


806 Carrizo Canyon Rd
Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345
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Sites: 76
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.3106927
Longitude: -105.6693528

Elevation: 6724' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 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
  • $6.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 6.00
  • 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 yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • 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 no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • 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 yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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19 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was nice, and the campground location was very convenient to downtown - just minutes from restaurants and shopping, but customer service was lacking. When we made our reservation, no one told us there was a Good Sam discount (we're new RVers and don't always remember to ask), so we missed out on that. We arrived in the afternoon to find a note saying the office was closed due to illness, and no instructions for incoming campers was provided (for example, an envelope with directions to our site, bathroom lock combination, etc.). We tried 3 posted contact numbers (several times), all of which went to voice mail. Eventually a park host responded with the bathroom combination, but he didn't mention that it was different from the laundry room combination, so we were locked out of there. There are only 2 bathroom/shower rooms, so if 2 people are showering, no one else can use the restrooms or showers. The restrooms were clean, though, and showers had great hot water. Hookups were solid, but wifi was weak - often wouldn't work. And over-the-air TV reception was weak. When we checked out, staff was friendly, but check-in situation was less than professional, so we're unlikely to stay here again. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

We had our family get together and some brought the campers and we were lucky to get the large cabin. They let us use the Party Room to celebrate a 30th Anniversary which we had not planned to do. New owners are making some great changes. The manager was so helpful with all our questions. Had to get help with setting up some of the cable boxes. We're not used to having free wifi. Loved the friendly atmosphere. Clean both rooms. The pond was a little murky since its coming out of the winter, but the fish ate us out of quarters. This was my kids favorite thing to do us feed the fish. We are planning on making it a yearly event. Quiet place to stay. Have already booked next year stay. And will be going back in the summer just me and my husband for our anniversary. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️This place. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Bunk house cabin
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Rustic campground. Gravel mix road and sites. None are really level. Most are sloped gently. There are bears in the area, so keep food and pets protected. We have stayed here twice. Only issue is cell service is not good regardless which provider you use. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Pros: It's good bang for the buck. The scenery is beautiful. The park host was amazingly friendly and never failed to give a friendly wave and a smile.

Cons: There is nothing here for kids. They have a ton of patios for grilling. A playground would have helped a lot. The office hours are terribly inconsistent. Even during advertised hours, the office was closed. The wifi is extremely spotty and unreliable. They advertise free cable, but all I could get was local channels. I will probably stay somewhere else on our next visit. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Only went into town once. I hope they will increase amenities here. If they did, the negatives would seem much smaller.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

They really pack them in here, side by side in most sites, 5 feet to neighbor. At check in clerk failed to tell us about the $5 refundable deposit for a bathroom key, so I didn't get a shower. Park has poor grounds maintenance. Most sites not level. Stayed here because casino is 3 min away. Pretty setting next to forest. Has potential but needs work. No picnic table or cooking grill. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

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

Close to downtown and casino.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

I have stayed here in everything from a 35' motorhome, a truck camper to my current travel trailer. The staff is excellent, spaces are fine and the facilities are always clean and neat. Park host can assist parking anything in the chosen space. This is a destination type park. You go here to stay here and do lots of sightseeing. Rules are enforced against loud music and inappropriate behavior. I would be completely at ease bringing any age camper here. Nestled in against the forest with plenty of hiking, still only a few minutes from town or the casinos. Best place to spend the Texas summers! We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

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

Just check in with the day or night staff for shopping and casino suggestions. Directions to RUIDOSO off road choices

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very tight spaces. We were there in October2014, so off season. Not very busy, so it was ok. Road to get to from town was awful. If we were going back I would look at other options. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 3 nights but had to pay for 4 as they said it was a 4 night minimum. However the park was not half full. The sites are very close together and not very long. Wi-Fi was terrible and the cable TV did not work at our site. The sites are not very level. The best thing about the place was it is close to the casino and not far from downtown. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
inside back section
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

I have stayed here before and again enjoyed my stay. Only time I wasn't happy was one weekend when some of the cabins stayed noisy till near midnight. I stayed in the rear of the park which most of the time was very quiet. Trash truck does come very early twice a week. Limited laundry to use but you can pass the time upstairs playing pool. Lots of wildlife wanders through the park. It is very close to the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino which is handy. Stayed 3 months and will stay here again. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The park has cabins and RV sites. It is very crowded. We were there in the off season so we didn't have any problems, but, it if was full, I don't know where you would park. It would also make it very difficult to move the rig in and out of your space without having other people move their vehicles. Spots by the front were very noisy with traffic. The good part is that they were very friendly. We also moved to the back of the park the second night. Those sites back up to the National Forest which is awesome. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV park is in a beautiful location right next to a National Forest. I mean, you walk out the door of your RV, and in a few yards, you are in a National Forest. The spaces are too close together and most are not level. There are only 2 bathroom/showers, but they are nice and very clean. The staff is great. The WiFi was better than what I would expect and there was a huge selection of cable TV channels. Yes, it is a bit run down, but I would stay here again just for the access to the beautiful forest, the very friendly staff and lots of great folks who come every year. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful place to stay and get away from the desert heat. We stay here regularly. There are great activities nearby and a beautiful park about 3 miles up the road. They keep everything clean and well kept. Family friendly and pet friendly atmosphere. We will be going back! The staff is always helpful and nice. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first trip to Ruidoso, and had small children thinking that the trout pond would be something a little more special than it was. It is basically a big concrete pond with large fish you can feed. As for the sites, we were at the back of the park right up against the national forest. This part was great as we would just go straight out the door and head into the forest for hikes. The sites however, were really close together. Could not even extend our awning all the way. The views are great, though. We spent more time behind the trailer than out the door as we had more room there. The staff was great and extremely kind and friendly. Great place to ride mountain bikes (in the forest) and hike. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

My husband and I have been staying at this RV park for several years. We love the park because of it's location on Carrizo Canyon Road. The park itself backs up to the Lincoln National Forest. Great hiking & ATV trails. The surroundings are just beautiful you truly do feel like your way up in the mountains. Close to the downtown area and the Inn Of The Mountain Gods. The park itself is in great need of maintenance. We have watched this park over the past few years deteriorate. RV sites are very close together and they advertise pull throughs and I only see two sites that might be considered a pull through. I don't know if I would call this park Big Rig friendly due to the fact I have seen some motorhomes have difficulty getting their slides out. Be prepared, sites will require some leveling. Never seen inside the cabins, but they look nice from the outside. The Wi-Fi is a joke: must be right in front of the office for it to work. The trout pond used to be a neat place well maintained and stocked with fish. It is still stocked with trout, but the pond itself is falling apart. The cement sides are cracking & buckling. Sad Site! During the summer months the park is always full I think that is due to the great location. We camp here is a 38 foot rig and I give the location a 10 but the park itself I can only give a 4. I hope the owners realize what a true treasure they have and take action and make the necessary repairs. The owner's and staff are very friendly. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is clean and in a nice setting, but it is very small and too many spaces crammed into it. I was told in the check in we had a pull through spot, but it was back in and with 36 footer, we barely made it after have neighbors move their vehicles. If the spot across from ours had been occupied we would not have got in. We were about 18" from each of our neighbors. Too close for our taste. Staff was friendly and helpful. We camped at Rainbow Lake RV & Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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