7.6 Good
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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: 35.03210
Longitude: -104.69233

Elevation: 4858' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Great park by a reservoir. The spots are close together and navigation in the park with a big rig will be tight in spots. We have a 40' 5th wheel. Power and water pressure were great. It is a 20 to 30 minute drive to the nearest town and they had all of the usual services. It is very quiet at the park because it is away from the beaten path and the night sky was beautiful. Good hiking trails around the park. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
A16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Very quiet, a few miles off I-40. Friendly host welcomed us. All sites have electrical in first loop, but some lack water. Check before parking. Nice hiking trail around lake. Very reasonable, like all of NM parks. Perfect for an overnight stop while traveling I-40. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
A7
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

All services available in Santa Rosa.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

The campground was almost empty our entire visit. We pulled into a site that required a reservation for more that one night. Since we were set up & leveled I asked the Camp Host & Ranger if we could stay another night - but we were told by both that we would have to move & make the reservation online to stay in a reserved spot for more than one night! DUMB rule when the place was deserted during off-season. Other than that, the park was awesome and the facilities were immaculate. 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
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice walk down to the lake.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

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: 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: 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: 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: 121
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 22

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: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This was our 2nd trip to Santa Rosa State Park. And like the first time, we enjoyed it very much. We chose a site at the far end, had only 30 amp and no water, but that was fine. Walked a couple trails and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Several pull throughs, and the back-ins are easy to negotiate as well, spacious and with a covered picnic table. We will stay again when in the area. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Arriving here was complicated by nearly every campsite being available for reservations. Thankfully a campground volunteer simplified everything by telling us to take the campsite we had. Even though the bathrooms were unheated, they were nice and clean. It was an excellent place to walk. We'd most definitely stay here again. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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