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
Nov 2015 - $20.00
Basically a striped parking lot with a few patio tables. Sites are very close together. Location is great right in the city; but it's the other end of the city from old town what all the action is. Goos Verizon and AT&T 4G signals. - eWindsor
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
Apr 2016 - $35.00
We stopped at Rancheros de Santa Fe for two nights and ended up staying 8 nights. This park is very quiet with trees between the sites. We were in site 110. The site was level and plenty of room for my 3 slideouts and 35 ft rig. Had no problem getting to the site. The park definitely has the camping atmosphere and not the "parking lot" scene. The owner and staff are very friendly and offer their knowledge of the area. There is a nice hike about a quarter mile long in the back of the park great for walking dogs. The laundry room is clean with plenty of machines. Washer was $3.00 and dryer $1.25. Santa Fe is about 25 minutes away, and the National Parks are about 30 and 45 minutes away. Old Santa Fe and Parks are a must see. The RV park is real easy to access from I-25. They sell propane on site at a reasonable price. If we are ever back in the area we will stay here again. - Jeff Schleter
Apr 2016 - $28.00
Stayed for one night and although we didn't need to unhitch we did and took campground staff recommendation to tour Santa Fe. Sites are level and quiet. Easy to get to location. If you are coming from the East and need fuel I would suggest you stop and fill up before campground exit as there are no services. Will definitely put this campground on top of my list if we are ever in the area again. - camp4evr
Apr 2016 - $22.00
High altitude 7200ft. Un level dirt sites. Hiking trails around the park. Great for dogs. Office staff very friendly, informing & flexible with pricing. Dry camped. Good for smaller rigs. - zzzya
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 - $35.00
This is a large gravel parking lot that's great for overnight or a few days stay to rest and visit the casinos. Easy on/of the highway and fuel is right near the entrance to the park. There are 2 large casinos within a couple of miles and plenty of shops and restaurants. We will stay here again when in the area. - dok
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
I cannot remember if the rate is excluding tax, but felt like the rate had increase since our last stay. I did notice that it seemed as though the park had made some improvements to a some of the sites compared to our previous stay at the park. The park is a good ways out from Santa Fe, but there are nearby restaurants. - MelindaK
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
Apr 2016 - $41.00
Nice park, convenient for visiting Santa Fe. Great location and views. Very quiet with the exception of a couple airplanes but considering we were there 8 days. They have nice long patios so there is no problem getting your door to open on to it in the terraced sights. There is some wind but given the location sitting up on a small hill it wasn't too bad while we were there.
The sites and roads are gravel, the front entry is a bit narrow so you must pay attention going through it. Do-able but you can't be sloppy. We very much enjoyed the views we were afforded by the placing of the sites. WiFi worked pretty well but had it's moments. Verizon & AT&T worked well there. They sell propane on site. The art work scattered through the park was a nice touch. Yes, we'll be back. - Francie L
Apr 2016 - $46.00
One of the best parks we've stayed in. Sits on a little hill just south of Santa Fe so you get a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains. The park has its own short hiking trail with numerous metal art sculptures and old machinery on display. The clubhouse is big with a covered patio. The bathroom and shower facilities are country clubish. Amazing! The lobby is full of brochures of local attractions and the park has their own binders for reference of things to do. Staff is extremely friendly, this is a family owned and run business; wonderful people. Free wifi throughout the park! If they had a pool I'd never leave. - Jimmytheshoe
Apr 2016 - $46.00
Rate is $42/nite w/Good Sam. Stay 6 nites and 7th nite is free works out to $37.70/night for a week. Drive past a residential section to the park which sits on a hill top giving awesome views of a valley and the mountains. RV spaces are very nice in size - level, long and wide . Full hookups w/50 amp. Power and water pressure are good. Laneways and sites are gravel with large concrete patios at each site and a brick lined flower bed. This park has beautiful landscaping with tall trees and very large mountain cedars. Note, these are not shade trees for your RV. Table and chairs or picnic table provided at each site. There is sculpture all over this park which is a delight to the eye. There is a walking path all around the outside perimeter of the park (inside the fence). Office building offers beautiful spaces inside and outside to sit, visit, read, use your computer. No Cable but many TV over the air channels. Wifi is typical RV park wifi. Park is close on the outskirts of Santa Fe so very quiet. And easy to get in to town. This RV park is owned and operated by 3 generations of the Brown family. - JanneC
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Great location in Santa Fe with bus service at street. Quiet. Great staff. Site was gravel, some shade, nearby spacing, and featured a picnic table. Safe. Great management. Very organized & clean. Has everything a camper with an RV needs. Would stay here again. - Pepe La Maison
Apr 2016 - $47.00
This is a very nice RV park with huge mature trees. We were in the back of the park so furthest away from Cerrillos but there is still significant road noise. That said - you are VERY close to downtown, restaurants, and stores. This is a great place to stay if you plan on going into town a lot for eating or shopping - literally 4 miles into downtown. The staff is incredibly nice and gave great suggestions for places to eat. The Wi-Fi is unbearably slow on your cellphone but laptops do OK - was able to stream TV shows on the laptop with only a few pauses here and there. - Team Lobster
Apr 2016 - $39.00
Okay park inside the city. Drives are very tight, but they provide a person to guide you into your back-in site. Full hookup 50 amp level concrete sites. They have cable. Wi-Fi is iffy. Cell service is good. People are not very friendly and act as if you are imposing on them for some reason. Overpriced for amenities offered. Will stay someplace else next time. - teepee51