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
Nov 2015 - $27.00
Stopped overnight without a reservation. Had no trouble snagging a spot for the night. Pull thru was pretty flat. Not too many trees - and man, was the wind blowing that night! Not much to write home about, but it's also not a bad spot in a pinch. Wi-fi was sketchy, but it didn't really matter to us that night. - Somersault
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Have camped here for several years and always have a good experience. We camp overnight only. Easy to get in and out. Staff is helpful and have a restaurant onsite which has good food. - bella127
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Dirt/pea gravel site, fairly level. Utilities worked well. Cable was good. Pull thru site. Did not use park WiFi so cannot comment. Decent Verizon signal. Pet area was unfenced and not everyone picked up after their dog. Park was quiet. This was a decent overnight park with a BBQ restaurant on the premises. Rib dinner was very meaty and tender but kind of bland. We ordered out so maybe if you dine in you have sauces to choose from. Plenty of food for the price. - Nevadatripin
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
May 2015 - $10.00
Several of the sites are very short and unlevel, so be careful picking your site. Most sites have no water, a small select few grouped close at the entrance have water. - lolasmom