Santa Rosa Lake State Park

     


Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 472-3110

Sites: 75
Avg. Rate: $15

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Latitude: 35.0321048198421
Longitude: -104.692325592041

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 12
  • Good 18
  • Average 3
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 1

37 Reviews

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NT2013

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

For $14 we got water, electricity, a large private site, clean but old bath house, nice host, hiking trails, playground, covered table, no traffic sounds and a lake view campsite all just a few miles off of I-40. If that doesn't rate a 10 I don't know what does! I think some people who have posted negative reviews mixed this NM State Park with the private Santa Rosa RV park. This is high dessert country in a poor state. Those "weeds" are what grows here. Cut them down and the topsoil blows away CO AZ and CA have fancier state parks but they charge a lot more. With the lake back up this park is once more popular with locals. Reservations are recommended if you want W&E. BTW the lake was down because of a severe drought in the SW. Drought is an act of God folks. The state park has no control over the rainfall. This is one of my favorite stopovers. We will be back. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Ocotillo

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Good value for the price, bathrooms were very clean and had hot water. Not all sites had a water hookup. Late September I was surprised to see the number of campers, not crowded but the water hookup sites were pretty full. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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TEXASBOY

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We were surprised that we enjoyed this park.Landscape much different than we are used to.All the sites at Rocky Point have electricity but not all have water. Its a nice quiet park. Not much in the area except a car museum in Santa Rosa. We would stay here again. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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HercMaster

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Distant views of the lake. Most sites are reasonably level and spacious. Very sturdy stone shelter at each site, with a large cement picnic table underneath. About a 7 mile drive north of I-40, but your reward is a quiet campground at the very fair rate of only $14 for a level water and electric hookup. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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YOLO13

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

No frills, nice, clean, economical and relatively close to Hwy. We had pull thru site A4, and it was not level and we had electrical issues after dark. Not crowded, no problem finding a walk up site. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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FamRVing

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place camp host friendly and helped out!! Spaces were nice, level and clean. We stayed for one night in an RV and did some mountain biking on trials. Thought it a bit rocky but better than nothing. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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9295

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a neat find for an overnight stay. It is out of the way a little, but worth the short drive. All sites are spacious giving plenty of room for your outdoor space and privacy with some neat views as well. Each site in the loop we were on, has electric and some had water (ours didn't). The other loop has no hookups. The only issue we had was that someone was in our reserved site (marked Reserved on the electric) when we arrived. Upon questioning them, they said that when we didn't arrive by 6pm, they thought it was then fair game. (We arrived at 6:15 and they were already eating dinner. Been there a while.) We traveled over 300 miles and had made reservations weeks before so that we could get a site large enough for our 37' fifth wheel and tow vehicle. (Didn't want to unhook for just a one night stay.) The only remaining sites in the park were too short, so we had no choice but to kindly ask them to move. They had a 15' single axle travel trailer and could fit easily in any of the available walk up sites in the park. This is my only reason for not giving a perfect 10 rating. I realize it is not the park's fault, but it took a lot of time waiting on them to pack up and move that we could have been using relaxing and enjoying the space. I think they just need a better system to verify no one is in a reserved space without a reservation. Will I camp here again? Absolutely! We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Airstreamers

Review Count: 76
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here a couple of years ago, and we still love the place. If you enjoy seclusion, this park is for you. The park is several miles north of I-40, and the route through the town of Santa Rosa is a bit disconcerting until you've done it once or twice. Just stay on Rt 91 and eventually you will get there. Gravel sites are reasonably level. Water and electric service is good. Cellular service in the area is marginal but usable. The lake level seems to have receded even further, however. If you crane your neck when you drive across the dam, you can see the "lake" way down there. It's pretty sad, and I guess it speaks to the drought situation that continues in the area. The last time we were here, the dump station was a mess. It was a little better this time, however, somebody needs to put up signs advising folks to use a sewer hose to connect to the sewer ground port, rather than simply opening their tanks into the gutter leading to the ports. Kinda makes a mess that way. We'll probably be back. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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NT2013

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

I love this little campground. Price includes electric and water (only a few sites have water but tanks can be filled across from the restrooms). The dump is free. The campground has 2 loops but only one has hookups. The loop without hookups has the largest sites but both offer plenty of privacy and space. This state park is very convenient to I-40. The electric loop fills up every night. You need to arrive before 5 PM or make reservations. Because the lake is less than one fourth its original size this state park no longer attracts crowds. It is very quiet. I highly recommend this as an over night stop. Please keep in mind it is a state park in a poor state not a KOA. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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WinnieViews

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park that is a reasonably easy overnight stop from the Interstate. Very quiet with great sweeping vista views. Each site has a brick shelter over the picnic table. The town of Santa Rosa has seen better days, but still has a few interesting attractions including a few deep water swimming "holes" that some even go scuba diving in! We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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ustractorsales

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical State Park. Friendly staff(rangers). Campground was clean. Nice trails to walk on. Will return. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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lanceley

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park with shaded picnic tables on many sites. We saw a water outlet with in a few yards of our site. We pulled in and unhooked only to find our the water had been turned off - bummer! Fortunately with our hoses and two more borrowed from a neighbor we were able to reach water at the campground host location. Strange that the host was never there. Others told us the season hadn't started yet. Convenient if you are touring old Route 66. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Cheese Queen

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Enjoyed our stay here. Spacious, private, level sites, excellent picnic shelters. Very quiet and pleasant scenery. The campground is not near the lake, so don't expect water views. Our site did not have fresh water available, but this was not an issue since we came in with a full tank. A slow but adequate internet signal on both Verizon and ATT without use of antenna or booster. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Alice Drinkwater

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed in this park for three weeks in December of 2011. The park itself is remote and actually quite beautiful. Unfortunately it was spoiled by the lack of maintenance. All the garbage cans there were overflowing and never emptied during the entire three weeks I was there. There was no camp host. The showers were ice cold, the park employee who was supposed to clean and restock the bathroom didn’t do his job. He simply would open the bathroom door and write his initials down on a board that showed he cleaned it. Actually now that I think about it, he did do something. Since he never filled the soap containers there was never any soap available for hand washing. So I left a bar a soap on the sink for other campers to use. For four days straight he would open the bathroom door, take the soap I left on the sink and throw it away, and then mark his initials down showing that he cleaned and stocked the bathroom. I’ve been to many state parks and this was the very worse in terms of management and lazy incompetent employees. Hopefully this issue has been addressed since last I stayed there. I still recommend this park if you can don't need to use the bathrooms/showers and the site and stench of garbage doesn't bother you. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Airstreamers

Review Count: 76
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This park might not be in the exact middle of nowhere, but you can sure see it from here! Personally I like remote areas, and this little park sure fits the bill. Got a nice level pull through with 30amp and electric for $14. Can't beat that! The reservation and check-in process was a little disjointed, but we muddled our way through. Beautiful high desert scenery abounds, although the lake itself was rather low due to drought. Camp host was very nice, but oddly he seemed unconcerned with a badly leaking spigot within sight of his own trailer. Also upon leaving we noticed that the dump station was totally backed up. Someone before us had dumped anyway and made a nasty mess. In spite of all that, the park was very nice. We will probably stay here again when we are seeking solitude. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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