7.6 Good
     
Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Santa Rosa Lake State Park

Santa Rosa, New Mexico


NM Highway 91
Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435
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Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.032104819842
Longitude: -104.69232559204
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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52 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was fine for a day or two, but I was not overly impressed. I saw the park ranger go through the campground only once. Lots are spacious and offer some shade. Site surface is gravel and features a fire ring and picnic table. Skunks are around. I saw one getting into an another camper's outside trash that was not put away. I don't intend on coming back to this campground. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

No host on duty, but park and facilities were clean. There is construction throughout the loop A with electrical, but it's to upgrade to 50 amp, so great. Most sites back in, currently no reservations due to construction so right now ( June 2017) it's first come first serve basis. That will change I'm sure when they get project done ( looks like 1/2 approx. To me). Nice, quiet,. Convenient for motorhome with tow. Had to unhook of course. Would stay again. Good rate, but no water/ sewer at sites. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go see the " blue hole" and route 66 car museum if you're into cars at all. I'm a gearhead so.....$ 5.00 was good deal.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful clean park. We stayed one night passing through. Bathrooms were clean for the most part (kids went in later and trashed them out), but they were clean when we arrived. Sites were spacious, and one thing we love about NM state parks are the roofs over the picnic tables. It helps when its 103 out. We would definitely stop here again. I would have given it a 10, but they have ants all over the place. We sprayed the bottom of our tent to keep them from crawling all over it. Within seconds they were all over our dog's food dish. We would stay here again, ants and all, as its a beautiful place with the lake off in the distance from our site. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24B
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Only one grocery store in town--its a Mom & Pop and on the expensive side. The Blue Hole is not far away and worth going to see. There is also an antique auto museum, and some Route 66 things to see.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a clean and quiet park, but as is typical of NM state parks, the layout and sites are a bit outdated. It took us a solid hour to get our triple-slideout 32ft travel trailer backed into A5 with leveling blocks because of the tree, rear charcoal grill, and wooden sideposts to maintain a dinette view of something other than the tree while having enough width for our opposing slideouts. One slideout is 1 inch from a side pole and the other is slightly touching the juniper on the other side.

Many sites are on the short side and many have front-to-back slope issues for longer trailers.

The host was very kind and helpful and I always saw him out picking up dog poop from empty sites. Verizon signal varies from site to site. In A5 we had a somewhat useable 3G signal which was a good 4G signal on our booster.

Sites A2, A4, A5, and A7 in the Rocky Point Electric loop have 50 amps, the rest in the loop have 30. The sites tending towards the southeastern half of the loop have water, the others do not, though there is a pullover in the loop to fill your tank. Only a few sites in this loop have a lake view. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Groceries and restaurants are available in Santa Rosa, about 15 minutes from the campground.

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Review Count: 173
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

There are several camping loops in this park, but only a few have electricity. About half of those also have water. Sites are well-spaced and good sized for the most part. A couple of the sites are a bit on the short side, however. Dish TV worked well here as did AT&T cell phone and Verizon MiFi. Most sites have covered picnic tables and grills. We will consider staying here again if we are in the area. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We booked this online for one night while traveling through the area and were pleased with the park. We booked a pull through site that was easy to get into and was long enough for our 5th wheel and our truck to park. They had a covered picnic table and BBQ grill available, but it was too hot to even consider going outside! There were also a lot of flies around. We thought the site would be 30 amp but discovered that it had adequate 50 amp service. There is water, but there was no sewer. There was a nice view of the lake from the site, but we did not drive down to it. The park is approx eight miles from town and was very quiet. We stayed in loop Rocky Point Electric, space A7. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Rocky Point A7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We visited The Blue Hole and found it interesting. It is small and was very crowded. There were a line of kids waiting their turn to jump in and having a great time. The water is very blue and pretty! Glad we only planned to go and see it and not stay. It still cost us to park, but it was for charity so I can't complain!

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a wonderful State Park. I would go back late in the fall or in the spring. It was too hot for us when we visited. The lake is beautiful. The campground was full but almost everyone left in the morning.

This campground is well worth the cost an excellent value. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A Rocky Point
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the COE office for information on the lake and area.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A7
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Blue Hole is worth a visit. Located in the town of Santa Rosa, it is a tourist attraction for which they do charge a parking fee. Bring a bathing suit and towel to take a dip from walk in stairs or jump in from the rocks above. Arrive early to beat the crowds!

Otherwise the small town of Santa Rosa is quiet with a lot of businesses boarded up and closed. You'll find more activity the closer you are to Interstate 40.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Some sites have covered picnic tables (they do not stop the rain though, they leak bad), and others do not have them.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We didn't make a reservation, but there were a handful of 1st-come sites. Unfortunately, the one we grabbed didn't have water, but there's a roadside spigot -- don't forget to fill up your tank before parking! (oops!)

We stayed here Wed-Sat. All our neighbors were very quiet and kept to themselves. We had one noisy neighbor Friday night, but they quieted down around 9pm. It was a little windy Wed/Thurs, but the weather was great. The sunrises were beautiful. Our kids enjoyed the visitor centers (2 of them) and we found a few geocaches nearby.

Santa Rosa itself was fun for a day trip -- Blue Hole was cool and there's a nearby "water park" (some slides into a lake) that I bet would be fun in summertime.

Overall, the value here was awesome. $14 a night for electric (and water if you reserve a site!) is a killer deal and we will definitely be back! We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

A lot of room between sites, 30A, water, dump station. No hot water at showers. About 8 miles off I-40, worth the drive to a very nice setting. Hiking trails. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 2 nights in a pull-through spot. The park is high above Santa Rosa Lake, with no lake view from the campground that we used (but possibly from the primitive campground). We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking trails to (and along) the lakeside. Fishing.

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