6.7 Good
     
San Antonio, New Mexico

Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park

San Antonio, New Mexico


1481 Hwy 1
San Antonio, New Mexico 87832
Phone: (575) 835-1366

Sites: 38
Recent Rate: $25 3/2017

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Latitude: 33.87381
Longitude: -106.87399
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 no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • 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 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 no
  • 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 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 no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • 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 no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • 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 no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

43 Reviews

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Besides being a mostly open dirt/gravel parking lot, we got a warm welcome from the other campers, a very friendly chatty group. I think the owner fosters this environment, he was a card. It was quiet. Hook ups worked as expected. No picnic tables, but a few cable spools that you could roll over to your site. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Right outside the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Dogs are not allowed in the refuge, but we noticed a trailhead prior to the refuge sign. There was no sign saying no-dogs so we were able to do a nice hike in the area.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is OPEN. No one will answer the telephone. It's about a 3 acre gravel lot. You just pull into an empty spot and the owner will come to you.All spots are pretty level. Bare minimum amenities with full hookups. It is right next door to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. We have stayed here many times. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
No numbers on sites
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Numerous 50 gallon trash cans around park were full. But we used dumpster on way out. Thunder storm hit us at night but good drainage and no prblem in morning. Small campground so get reservations especially during crane festival. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

Bosque del Apache NWR for birds during winter migration. Not birders but love to visit to see them.

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

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

Convenient park for going to the wildlife reserve...it's the only park! Basic full hookups of electric, water, and sewer. No TV or wifi. Didn't use the restrooms, so can't comment or rate them. The owner was great, though he may be selling the place soon. Could be a good investment for someone looking for one! We would stay there again. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
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

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

As others have mentioned, try the green chile burgers at The Buckhead and The Owl restaurants in San Antonio. We liked the grilled taste of the burger at The Owl best.

Bosque del Apache NWR is not to be missed! If the 3hour park tour is offered, take it! The volunteers there are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Park is straight gravel, no trees, no picnic tables, no fire pits, no amenities other than a bath house. Owner is friendly, but other than at check in out of sight.

Try to park facing north, then the afternoon shade is on your door side. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

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

This bare-bones park's claims to fame are the nearby Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and in-town restaurants featuring green chile cheeseburgers. Its also a couple hours' drive to the Very Large Array of radio telescopes in the New Mexico desert. The Refuge is a birdwatcher's winter paradise with a Festival of the Cranes annually the week before Thanksgiving. The RV Park has full hookups and little else; the sites aren't even numbered. The picnic tables are old cable spools. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
none
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

The Buckhorn Tavern advertises itself as "#7 in America". Its very spicy green chile cheesburger once beat Bobby Flay's version in a Food Channel throwdown. The Owl Bar & Cafe across the street has a similar product it claims was a favorite of "prospectors" during World War II (actually scientists and engineers working on the world's first atomic bomb at the nearby Trinity Site). Beers have names such as "Isotope" and "Alien". The timid may order the green chile on the side.

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

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

This is a great little park to stay while you visit the Basque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. It's basically a gravel lot with big spaces and 30 amp service. We had two 30 amp plugs on our pedestal and one kept dying on us so we switched to other and everything was fine. Bathrooms adequate. Shower's $2.00. Owner very friendly and aims to please. Located on the edge of the refuge. Would definitely stay here again if visiting the refuge. The picnic table was a cable spool. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

If here don't forget to have a chili hamburger from Buckhorn's and the Owl Cafe. Buckhorn's had a burger throw down with Bobby Flay. The Owl has a lot of history of it's own. We thought both great.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 14

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

A short distance from the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, this campground may seem a little funky, but it is convenient, and the owner is great. If you need help, he's your guy. The area is gravel with adjacent sites but plenty of room. We stay there whenever we're in the area. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Just down the rode from Bosque Del Apache NWR. Pretty much by gravel lot. Sites spaced apart okay. 30 amp service only. Price reflects type of park - low end. Would stay again. Train horns up into nighttime. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 300
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 63

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

There are three great things about this park: Location, Location, Location. Actually, I should add that the owner is also very nice. The only reason that I can come up with to stay at this park is the proximity to Basque del Apache Wildlife Refuge - a wonderful refuge. This park is as close as you can can get to the refuge without being inside, and it is pretty much the only game in town. The park is basic with the only amenity being bathrooms. We had originally planned on visiting during the Crane Festival, but it was full, as was everything else in the area, so we visited immediately after the Festival. The park has only 30 amp service and it is very weak. Apparently during the festival folks had issue with the power when the park was full. When we hooked up our voltage was very low, but acceptable. We had very good Verizon signal and data. No problem with satellite since there are few trees. The park is gravel and when we visited there were high winds with dust - not the parks fault but a reality. This is not a destination park but an OK place to stay for a few days while visiting the refuge. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

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

Shopping with Walmart and Smiths grocery is an easy 15 miles away in Socorro.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 14

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

We have stayed here several times because it is convenient to the wildlife refuge and is often on our traveling route. It's a funky place, behind a family home; an open, gravel area with hookups but no frills. The refuge has great hiking, and the burgers in San Antonio are hard to beat. We will stay there again when in the area. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

No frills park very close to the Bosque del Apache, where we were attending the Festival of Cranes. No Internet, but our MiFi worked very well. Manager was very helpful and friendly. Restroom was clean and had a portable heater (much needed, as it snowed while we were there). No picnic tables, but large manufacturing spools for tables; it was too cold to sit outside anyway. Railroad very close with train whistles day and night, though not every night. Nice views of rural area, but rigs very close together so essentially no view to either side. We stayed a week and would return when we want to visit the Bosque again. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 322
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Really just a gravel lot in back of a home. They have 30 and 50 amp sites, but they are not marked and we set up at a 30 before we discovered the mistake. Friendly, but large, intrusive dog from neighbors stalked our dog and made walking difficult. Closest park to Bosque. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Very close to Bosque de Apache. Cheap place to park. No trees. No tables. No cable. No Wi-Fi. Basically a gravel lot with electric, water and sewer hook up. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean park, level, gravel parking, spacious sites, full hook-ups, owners very helpful and nice. Wi-Fi Verizon card excellent! Good location to see the Bosque Reserve, El Camino Royal, and Fort Craig. The park is located across the street from a train track with loud, long, horn-blowing trains during the day and night. We camped at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park in a Motorhome.

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