5 Parks near Santa Rosa, New Mexico
May 2013 - $22.00
An overnight stop. Lots of RR noise. Sites are small. Staff was friendly, everything worked and park was clean. Would stay again but just for a night. - Brian & Corky
Mar 2011 - $22.00
Stayed at this park twice now "the first and last" time. Pulled in after dark and had to get off the road as we were tired or would not have stayed. It was even more frightening when viewed in the light of day. As the other poster stated it is basically a gravel lot with a few sites delineated by using pieces of old poles laid flat and dug into the ground. Services were OK though. It appears that some of the other sites either have stored units or "long timers" as the grass and weeds were growing up on the sites.Also there were some older decrepit automobiles on the premises. We had no noise from the adjacent business (a Restaurant) but did have barking dogs and fairly constant train noise to deal with. Fortunately the very strong winds that night drowned out some of the other distractions. The office was "staffed" by an older free spirit who needed four presses of the night bell to respond and an old cat "alive or stuffed" we know not who occupied the office couch. When we asked about the free Wi-fi advertised the office Dude said "Oh that stuff never works" - Jonesz
May 2009 - $22.00
Hours before we arrived we called this park for reservations and got a recording. Left a message but no one phoned back. We arrived about 1:00 PM. The office was closed with no note saying when they would be open and we were about to leave when a biker dude pulled up and told us to go ahead and pick out a spot and the office will open at 4:00. When I first saw him, I wondered where was his parole officer, but he was actually polite and well spoken so we did as instructed. This is basically a dirt and gravel parking lot behind a well worn motel where someone has installed 30/50 amp stations, sewer hookups, and cable TV. There is no shade and only a few struggling bushes dot the landscape. The sites were not roomy, but the park was not crowded so we did not feel badly taking up more than our space with our tow vehicle. Cable TV was provided, but there was no list of stations received. When I asked the desk clerk at the motel for a copy of channels received, he told me that they did not have any lists. "People keep stealing them." Alas, I fear I am also a thief, because I have kept many sheets of paper with TV listings on them without giving them back to the RV park. The place advertised WiFi, but there was no signal and no one to ask about it since the motel office was closed again when I discovered this. All in all, this park seems like an afterthought to the motel owners except the motel did not seem very prosperous either. My wife says the ugliest park seen so far. In Northern Arizona and New Mexico, this is a unique distinction. Furthermore, it is only a few yards from a very active railroad track, which offered train whistles every few minutes all night. To accompany this there was a loud band playing next door at Joseph's Restaurant, which thumped until 2:00 AM, followed by a cacophony of drunk people shouting at one another. In spite of all that the next morning, since it is a Route 66 landmark, we went to Joseph's for breakfast, which was under the same management as the RV park.. My wife ordered the continental breakfast. "Sorry, we are out of the ingredients for that. Wait, she didn't say she was "sorry," just out. Also out of pancakes. I ordered their "famous" biscuits and gravy, which were OK if a little bland. My wife ordered cinnamon toast, two pieces of toasted and dry wheat bread with a little butter, cinnamon, and sugar. We will not be returning to this idyllic spot. - bobbo789
Jul 2015 - $20.00
There's a constant sewer smell. A train woke me up at 3 a.m. I won't stay here again. - allen8106
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Quiet, out of the way..friendly check in...several live ins but not trashy..good for overnight stop..nothing fancy. - tbax46
May 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here a month. Very good monthly rate; the staff was great; no complaints about this park at all. - fgalend
Dec 2015 - $36.00
In some 30 years of enjoying campgrounds and parks this was surely the worst experience to date. The park has some things going for it. It's conveniently located off Route 66 and minutes from the interstate. Some sites are pull through with room to leave the tow hitched. There is an on site restaurant and small store. We came in a day after a snowstorm and I called to be sure their sites were cleared of snow. The entrance is tight for a big RV but you can get off the street. From the entrance it's down a hill to park. There was a drift with deep icy tracks on the road coming out. Manager assured us bigger rigs than ours (39 ft) had stayed the night before and gotten out easily. We walked down to look at a site and found one without much snow. By now manager was upset with us for questioning but since the highway was being closed due to accidents we really didn't have a choice. Within minutes after parking, manager came down and shut off our water before we even had time to add some to the tank. Bathrooms were closed but up the hill near the office some were open. I called and asked manager why our water was turned off. He said there was a broken pipe and a plumber was coming. He was angry and very rude. Next morning at 10, no plumber and other sites had water. There are freeze proof hydrants at each site. The path to the open restrooms was up some ice covered steps and a long walk down a thickly ice coated sidewalk. It is obvious little care is taken to clean the walks. There were only 5 other sites occupied. We would never stay here again. We should have read past the 1st two reviews. Stay at the pet friendly motel down the street where there's room to park your rig overnight. - prius10
Dec 2015 - $32.00
We stayed in this park for an overnight stay. It has easy access off of the I 40 and fairly level pull through sites which easily accommodated our truck and fifth wheel. Utilities were easy to access. Water was very brown and had particles in it so we elected to use bottled water. We had not hooked up to the sewer so we were not comfortable letting it run to see if that would clear the line. Good cable TV reception. Verizon service excellent. Small grass areas and trees between each unit. As there were a few rigs in the camp they made sure to place everyone far apart. There was a small unfenced dog area. There was some freeway and train noise but it did not bother us. We would stay here again. - bbmidwife
Dec 2015 - $36.00
Basic no frills, dirt sites. Older scruffy facility past its prime needing updating and maintenance. Okay for one night stay, but $36., even with Good Sam discount, over priced. Not much else to choose from, so if in the area we would probably stay here again just for the convenience. - marker82
Jan 2016 - $14.00
We were here in January when snow was on the ground. Roads and sites were kept clear in the Rocky Point A Loop. There was power at every site but water was at a central fill point. Camp host on site. Restrooms and showers were clean; we were one of three campers in park, including host.
Sites have covered picnic tables.
We were treated to a beautiful sunset view of the lake. Campground is about 20 minutes from town. Nice road to campground. - K and T Sauer
Jul 2015 - $14.00
We enjoyed our 2 night stay at Santa Rosa Lake State Park. The park is quite beautiful in a peaceful setting. Campsites are fairly well spaced apart, and, though the park was full following 4th of July, the other campers quieted down "on time".
Though the flush toilets in the bathhouses were clean, the showers were exceptionally dirty. Despite wearing flip-flops and taking precautions not to touch walls or floors, we still managed to picked up a nasty case of body ringworm (fungus). I am giving the cleanliness a "bad" rating for this reason. There was visible mold on the shower curtains and debris left behind by previous bathers (hair clumps on floors and walls).
FYI: The showers are communal with little privacy. One changing room serves two showers.
We arrived in the dark after a pretty good rainstorm and it was quite buggy (mosquitoes, knats and lots of June bugs). Be sure to keep your screens closed and bring bug spray!
Our site was fairly level, with water and electric hookups. It had a covered picnic table area and fire pit and there were some bushes but no shade trees. The weather during our stay was monsoonal and the skies were always changing from bits of blue to silvery gray. Just beautiful!
We didn't have any luck fishing, but completely enjoyed the peace and quiet it afforded. The pit toilets for the day camp areas were very clean.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would return again, but next time we will use our own trailer shower! - ftrrvr_684
Jul 2015 - $14.00
This is a lovely park. We didn't have a reservation but found a nice site in the "hook-up" loop. Stayed two days to relax and hiked around the lake. - SDeasy