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Socorro, New Mexico

Escondida Lake Park

Socorro, New Mexico

Chaparral Loop and Staton Road
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
Phone: 575-835-0589

Sites: 8
Recent Rate: $18 3/2017

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Latitude: 34.0583
Longitude: -106.8908
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 no
  • $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 no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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) no
  • 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
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • 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 ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • 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 ?
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

3 Reviews

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Self-serve campground. Arrived to find most of the utility sites boxes padlocked and marked "reserved". But the morning we left someone was taking the signs down and removing the locks. Sites are dirt/gravel, relatively flat and shorter rigs could use them as pull throughs. The sites were not well kept up, a lot of trash around. Railroad tracks nearby, large play area for kids and the fishing lake. Nice overnight stop. We camped at Escondida Lake Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

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

Not a lot of grocery store options. The Smith's chain store was abandoned.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 11

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

This a very basic county park with 16 sites but it has full hookups (good 30 amp). Other than no WiFi or cable, it was similar to private parks except it charges about 1/2 as much. All are pull through sites, gravel and trees at most sites. No staff at site, but county manager was very accessible and accepted calls off-hours. He was also over every morning to clean bathrooms, etc. Nice playground for kids and fish in little lake. Trouble finding on our GPS, but website directions, include "turn at bed in road" worked perfectly! Train is close and does blow whistle, one night we heard about 4 times, the other only once. We camped at Escondida Lake Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Nice little town square/plaza in Socorro and beautiful mission church. My scientific husband said the mineral/gem museum at the college was one of the best in the country.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

County park maintains eight power/water/sewer sites, not all in good repair. Our water spigot sprayed continuously from the packing nut (tried tightening it and failed). Half the spots have wonderful shade trees. Two one-holer restrooms, no showers or other facilities. Soap and paper towels both empty, neither toilet bowl has been cleaned since their ADA retrofit. Large kiddie playground. Concrete table at each site. I would have rated this park as quiet and relaxing if it weren't for the train horns that blow loud and long every 60-90 minutes along the tracks one lot over (happily, not between 11 PM and 7 AM). Hungry mosquitoes. TV reception poor, channels are few (no cable, of course). Park has a "campground host" on site, but he doesn't do maintenance. The three commercial "parks" in town are more like parking lots, adjacent to busy highways. And still this is our choice for the best of a bad selection in Socorro. We camped at Escondida Lake Park in a Travel Trailer.

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