9 Parks near Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jun 2015 - $5.00
Despite what Reserve America site says, rigs over 40' are going to be tight on roads and in sites. We scratched the coach a couple of times. The tree trimming on the turns could really use some attention.
That said, the campground is worth the effort. Deep in a forest with lots of hiking and areas to explore. The dogs loved it. The patio, table and fire ring setup was great.
Water to fill a tank is available near camp ground entrance, but the camp host has to turn it on. No dump station in the campground, but one is nearby.
Do not follow Google Maps, there are turns you just can't make. Only turn onto Artist Road from Bishops Lodge Road/NM590. - bobcovey
Jul 2015 - $10.00
Reserved Site 49. Web site indicates site 49 is an RV site with no hookups. Actually is tent only and can not get RV in. No one on site during the week due to Labor Shortage and no refund available. Lost $52 due to in accurate information on the web site. Not happy. - Coleywhite
Jul 2014 - $10.00
Campground has about 10 spaces with lights and water. The night we stayed Saturday night, half of those spaces were empty but reserved. The people never showed up. We stayed in overflow spot at bottom of the hill. We could smell the cars coming down the hill brakes overheating. New Mexico reservation system is confusing to out of staters. There was a wedding reception at the pavilion. Tthey had a lot of fun well into the night. If we were in lights and water spot it would be OK, but othe wise, I think we'll pass. Nice view up the hill of Santa Fe. - Jim Lee
May 2013 - $4.00
Camped in the electric hookup area and there are only 7 available. Vault toilets nearby that had not been maintained. Water spigot was locked due to recent main break but ranger came by to unlock during the day. Wonderful scenery, great hikes and bike trails. Nearby Santa Fe was a bonus for day trips. Busy road up to park created noise during the day. Dump station available but also locked, rangers friendly and unlocked for us. Visitor Center empty, no trail maps, etc. No phone service on Verizon but got signal up at Aspen Vista parking and down the mountain near Santa Fe. - The Grizz
Oct 2015 - $42.00
Location of the park to downtown is the best thing here. Bring a long sewer hose! Tower, water and sewer at very back of your site. Staff cordial, we had an online reservation and arrived just after closing. They did not leave anything for us as to what site to park in, we just chose an open one. Sites were very close and the park was clean. Dump station not working. We will return here. - Newadventurers
Sep 2015 - $37.00
We were pleasantly surprised by this park. When driving in through town I thought we had made a mistake, but once in the park, it's quiet and everyone was very nice. Plenty of room for big rigs to maneuver. We had not problem at all with backing our 43ft. MH into the site. We loved having a trash can right at our site and not having to haul trash to the dumpster! That is a perk. Walking dogs means going to the end of the park where there is some green area, wouldn't really call it grass. There is a problem with some stickers (goats head) down there, but not horrible. There is a back gate you can go out and cross the arroyo to some paths to walk your dogs. We only tried that once, because of the stickers in their feet, so we kept to the park. - scubajoe
Jul 2015 - $37.00
The greatest thing about this park is that it is right in the city and close to everything. It is about what you would expect from a park tucked behind a truck rental store. But it is very clean and nicely kept up. So there is nothing really negative, just don't expect a "resort". We stay here when we visit our son and will continue to use this park in a great location. - Trek Across America
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Worst parking, unhooking and access to utilities experience ever. We have stayed in over 50 parks across U.S. and have never seen such an un-level and downsloped (front to back) sites. Access to your site is met with terrible ruts, about 1 ft deep. Utility hookups are at non-standard locations. To reach pedestal, I had to pull forward, but then my hitch was about 1 ft below the TT. So I had to backup and borrow an extension 30 amp cable. When I un-hooked, my truck was at such a severe negative grade below my TT, I wasn't sure I could hook-up again. I didn't have enough blocks to raise my hitch to level the TT. If I had pulled forward to level, the rig next to me would be blocked as two sites share a single exit. To make our stay worse, we were about 4 ft from next rig, and no room for us to use the picnic table, and it had to be positioned directly over their sewer hookups. Rig next to us had hard packed gravel while ours was sand with 2-3 gravel rocks spread across the site. Bathhouse and restrooms okay. Park recycled which was a plus, along with their walking trail. Bottom Line: worst laid out, arranged and accessible park I've ever seen. Lesson learned: read other reviews before making reservations. We would not stay here again nor recommend to others. - texasgal54
Sep 2015 - $45.00
Stay here most every year when we go through Santa Fe. Always a welcome place to stay. - Chris C
Aug 2015 - $45.00
We were forced to make some drastic changes to our trip schedule and booked a reservation for 2 nights at this park. In making our changes we had some personal confusion as to what reservations we booked and as a result made a second reservation at another Santa Fe park for a Saturday and Sunday night.
On the Sunday morning we received a phone call from Rancheros asking why we "left early" as their maintenance told them we had. We were embarrassed at our error and told the young lady on the phone we hadn't left early, we had never checked in! She told us we would have to pay for the first night and we replied that we had no problem with them charging our card. She then said we would also have to pay for the second night. At 10:00 AM in the morning, this seemed a little over the top as we had not used any of their services, water, electricity, etc. She said she would speak to the manager and call us back. Several hours later she called and said management said we have to pay the full amount of the 2 nights stay and our card was charged $87.91.
We accept the fact that we made a mistake and should pay for the first night, but not the second. Other cancellations we were forced to make, either charged nothing or a minimum $10.
We would never ever consider this park for a return visit. - Carol & Ray
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Gravel sites with tall weeds, goatheads, and red ants. Mostly full-timers. A few junk campers looked to be abandoned. Good location for visiting Santa Fe but they need to hire someone to landscape. Do not bring pets here because of conditions. - Bat Rider
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Park is conveniently located between Santa Fe, Bandolier and Los Alamos which are all great places to visit. The water and electricity all worked well. Spaces are wide and allow enough area to park your vehicle. There are no trees at all so your satellite TV will work. Check in staff was friendly and efficient.
The Cons: Other reviews have said it all. This is primarily a gravel lot, covered with weeds and goatheads with no ambiance at all. Weeds were up to the steps of the RV, as well as up to the bench of the picnic table. The internet, although included, was weak and inconsistent. Generally, although it would connect, nothing would load. Nothing. Thankfully, there is a McDonalds across the highway when we had business on the internet that needed to be taken care of. NO TV reception over your antenna. No cable available.
We would not stay here again. In fact, we would've left after the first night if we had not already paid for our full stay. Way overpriced for what services are provided. - themom3
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Stopped overnight on the way to Colorado. Nothing but a gravel parking lot with full hookups. Grass and weeds were high all around the area. The wi fi was nonexistant.
The folks who checked us in were very nice. That was the only positive thing about this park. Pricey for what you get unless you are just interested in being close to the casinos. - lpyand
Oct 2013 - $20.00
Park is now closed to RVs. We tried to stay and were told by the on-site property that the Rodeo is no longer able to accept RVs. Apparently the Rodeo does not have the proper licensing/permitting to operate an RV park. The manager was nice enough to let us park for the night with no services since it was getting dark. - my12by60
Apr 2013 - $20.00
We moved to this location after reading about it. You get what you pay for. We got full hookups close to the center of town. It was no frills, but the price was right. The location was quiet and secure. There are enough channels to get some decent television with your antenna. The only complaint was the need for a long sewer hose. Luckily I had that. Other than that, this place was great for the price. - Ugly SAM
Jul 2011 - $20.00
In town location, great price. Not busy. Sandy sites, a bit unlevel with bonus horse droppings in your site. Gated entry, safe area and very quiet at night. Would stay again instead of paying twice as much or more at the other campgrounds. 30 amp only, back-in only. - sysadmin
Aug 2015 - $48.00
The park is advertised as being in Santa Fe, which it is not. It is several miles away, yet still noisy being very near a freeway.
The park also advertises WiFi service; on arrival, one learns that the WiFi is *not* high-speed, and is suitable only for email (if that). This is *NOT* what one expects from a high-dollar, known RV park; for those who rely on quality connections while traveling, this is an enormous problem. Some travelers, like myself, conduct business online, and rely on known sources for quality connections. When learning on arrival that the connection would be useless, this was *most* disappointing.
Otherwise, the park is impeccably clean, well-managed, and the staff accommodating while not overtly friendly.
We would probably choose a different location for future travels to Santa Fe, mostly for improved location but also WiFi service. - ziaptrn
Jul 2015 - $43.00
The spaces are pretty close together with low hanging branches. My Verizon cell phone and hot spot did not work. I was told you had to go to a specific corner of the patio to get it to work. The park was well lit which was helpful for our very late arrival due to a closure of the interstate. Really nice dog area. - HB Taxlady
Jul 2015 - $41.00
This KOA was the nicest campground we have been in so far in our travels. I felt the need to post and let everyone know how nice it is. The people that work the campground are very helpful and friendly. The shower house was immaculate! I usually will not use a campground facility since I am very peculiar but this was an exception. I highly recommend this to anyone traveling in the Santa Fe area. - LA-TRAVELING
Oct 2015 - $55.00
Price reflected Balloon Fiesta increase. Sites are level, water pressure good and power good. Verizon and Mifi work great. Over the air reception is good. Campground is about 12 miles south of Santa Fe. Staff was helpful. - margeandbob
Oct 2015 - $50.00
We stayed in a very long and spacious back-in site. They have a very big dog park as well as trails around the puside of the park. Very convenient to shopping and easy to get to old town from here. - jjs1
Oct 2015 - $42.00
Great park. Good sized sites with good hook-ups. Staff friendly & helpful. Many pull-through as well as back-in sites available. Situated on edge of town, so is quite, yet close enough to all of Santa Fe. Would stay here again. - Gerry H
Sep 2015 - $42.00
We have stayed here before and returned for the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair. There were nice shade trees some grass throughout the park. The spaces were pretty level. The shower house was older, but clean. They have a very nice community of permanent residents in nice mobile homes. Their dog run is wonderful to run your pets. Would return again. - LTC & MS
Sep 2015 - $50.00
Please do not be fooled. This is not a resort by any stretch. It is an older mobile home park that has been modified to accommodate RVs. The road noise is deafening and although they try, the facilities are very limited due to the age. On the positive side, the park is maintained well and most of the staff is friendly. Return? Probably not. Some what expensive for the amentities. - The DnD Adventure
Sep 2015 - $37.00
By far, the best park in Santa Fe, however...we were right against the adobe wall and Cerillos was on the other side. Sirens all night, 18-wheelers engine braking, kids with the heavy bass in their cars and best of all...a 4:30am dumpster pickup next door. Wifi is weak at best. You can't let your doggy tinkle on the grass. Will most likely stay somewhere else further out of town next time. - TXTread