8 Parks near Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico
Sep 2015 - $35.00
The pics on the website must be really old. Didnt look like the same place. Might have been a great place at one time, but very run down. Cabins/apartments not cleaned, spider webs in the corners, window that won't open or close, old run down mobile homes next to us, trees need to be trimmed as the top of our motorhome was scraped coming in and out of the one 50 amp site on location. Also, a $10 upcharge from the rack rate of $25 for 50 amp. Give this one a miss. - TXTread
Aug 2013 - $14.00
New Mexico state parks always offer such great value. For $14, you get hookups, a dump station, tons of elbow room around your rig, a nice ramada fire ring/table, and as much nature as you'd like. Our site was right by some nesting osprey. The lake is severely low right now, but we really enjoyed watching the daily monsoons build over the mountains and then let loose with a very beautiful lightning show every night we were there. Be sure you stock up on all your supplies. This place is a drive to anywhere over some pretty bumpy/poorly maintained roads. Once you get here, relax and stay a while. Very nice, on-top-of-things camp host, too. - JCLC
Jun 2011 - $10.00
With our 40' motorhome we stayed in Pinon Beach Campground on Site #64 which was a beauty. Was all by itself on a peninsula with lots of room to park. The only downside was the narrow, dusty road coming to it and the very dusty site. It needs some gravel. We mentioned the narrow road for big rigs and immediately there was tree-trimming in progress. There were other nice sites in Pinon Beach for $10.00 with no hookups in this campground. Grassy Point Campground has the electric and water sites for $14.00. Elk Run Campground has no hookups and is $10.00.There is a boat ramp and the only place to keep your boat in the water is at Pinon Beach Campground. There is a dump station but no potable water there. You will need to drive to one of the hookup sites to get water. The road getting to the campgrounds is all paved and good traveling. This was a more "modern" campground than the nearby "Heron Lake State Park and the lake was much higher and prettier. It was not crowded while we were here, but this was during the week. We had excellent Verizon signal using our Air Card. - nbi600
Oct 2010 - $14.00
Most of the facilities were closed for the winter but being in a self-contained motor home, it did not matter. We did try to get some information on a road but the ranger station was closed. This is a nice park with varying rates depending on the services at the site. The dogs frolicked in the lake and enjoyed it. The site was level and we enjoyed our stay here. At night a big storm came in with high winds and heavy rain. The "flashing" lights were activated and I think they mean "get off of the water" but the sign was confusing. We would stay here again. - Nicrisgirl
Jul 2016 - $14.00
The sites are huge and well layed out. Some have quite a bit more privacy than others. The biggest rigs in the world would have no problem navigating the Blanco loop.
Verizon signal was patchy. We had a perfectly usable 4G at our site 45, but there were a lot of other sites with no signal at all, as we discovered on our walks.
There are a couple sites with sewer available on the other loop but they have less privacy.
We were a little disappointed that most of the sites offer no real view other than the pines, juniper and sage in this flat area. A few had some view of distant mountains and mesas. You wouldn't even know the lake was there if you didn't hike the short trail.
Nearest grocery store is in Chama, which is about a 45 minute round trip.
We did drive over to El Vado State Park and will definitely stay there next time. All of the sites at El Vado are right on the lake (some just feet from the dropoff down to the lake) with GORGEOUS views. The warning signs about trailer size on the road to El Vado are not applicable if you're going to the state park. - Brad & Angela
May 2016 - $14.00
Heron Lake State Park is a great place to camp when you want to get away from it all. We had a pull-through site with 30 amp electrical service and water hookup. There is a dump station at the front of the campground. Sites are large and private with well-placed pine and juniper trees between. Our site was mostly level. Campground roads are dirt/gravel, and well-maintained. Camp host was friendly and accessible. Hiking trail passes through the campground. Lots of wildlife to see. - WGlengrl
Oct 2015 - $14.00
Stayed in Blanco loop. Big clean sites. Many pull-through sites. Visitor center closed. Park was nearly empty. One way road through campground except many of the pull-through sites are accessed by going the opposite way. Sign at entrance to loop tells you which sites are accessed going the "wrong way." Spacious. Willow Creek sites are not as spacious or as easy to access. - fander
Jul 2007 - $10.00
Located 32 miles east of Tierra Amarilla, Hopewell Lake cg sits at 9,800 ft. in the Carson Natl. Forest and is a great place to escape the summer heat. It’s located just off hwy 64 which isn’t a very busy road. We came in from Taos which is not as steep a climb as it is coming in from the town of Tierra Amarilla. Very nice campground with threaded water spigots outside of each restroom. There are also trash receptacles located throughout the cg loop. When you first enter the cg you'll notice there’s lots of sites in the trees, but as you continue around the loop it will open up and you’ll find meadow areas with campsites. Very nice and open, beautiful in July with wildflowers everywhere. Continue on and you’ll find more sites that are in the trees again. There are a number of sites that can accommodate 40+ motor homes plus a toad. The sites are pretty level, dirt & gravel, mostly back ins. A picnic table and fire ring with grate is provided. It’s so quiet and away from it all. Plenty of room for slide outs and awnings. No bear sightings in the area. We could hear birds but never saw to many. Only spotted a Flicker. Lots of fishing in the lake going on. You can get to the lake by trail, located in the campground or by car in the picnic area. No cell phone service here. We noticed that there was lots of dispersed camping going on up a little further from the campground turnoff (on hwy 64) and just past the campground loop entrance. It’s free, just don’t go trail blazing. This is truly some of the most spectacular country we've been through in a long time.If you need propane, the Chevron Station in Tierra Amarilla fills bottles and motor home tanks. We will stay here again when traveling through New Mexico. - jannie5
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is an awesome park. Good size spaces, fire pits, Chama River right there for fly fishing. People are extremely nice. - Kwanyen
May 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here over the Memorial Day week-end. It is 400 miles from our home, but it is always nice to be in the Chama, NM area. The sites are level, big and shady. We spent a lot of time under the trees. There was a rowdy bunch around us...no knowledge about camping etiquette, but there isn't much you can do about that. We stayed through Memorial Day so most all the campers had gone by then. The grounds are immaculate as are the restrooms. Again, we enjoyed our visit. - Marilynintexas
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Check in was easy. Our first site did not work out . Change for another site was easy, no problem. Verizon and Mifi work great. Over the air TV is good.
Electric, water good. Laundry very nice. It you want river sites 1-8 they are mostly for drive in not for back in as connections are backwards as we found out. Nice location and very quiet. - margeandbob
Aug 2015 - $33.00
Nice quite park. Helpful staff. Could use some mowing but all New Mexico rv parks seem that way this year. - Bat Rider
Aug 2015 - $27.00
This was just an overnight stay and served our purpose. The CG was convenient to our route and easy enough to get in and out of. The pull-thru site was level gravel. Water pressure was adequate. We had some shade, but we were still able to receive satellite signal. Wifi was sketchy, but phone signal was good. This however is definitely not a "Resort". It is an older CG in need of some maintainance and upkeep- grass needed to be mowed, picnic tables are old and dilapidated. - jacksup1212
Aug 2015 - $28.00
I spent two nights at this park while visiting Chama to take the Cumbres & Toltec vintage train. Park manager was very friendly and found a site that would both accommodate my 40-ft motorhome and provide enough sky for my satellite TV. He also provided me with a code that got me a discount on the train ticket. The park is old and not particularly fancy, but it served my needs. - Phaeton40AH
Jun 2016 - $16.00
Excellent free WiFi. Spotless laundry and shower facilities. Owners live on property and are perfect hosts, always available but not intrusive. - chck
Sep 2012 - $23.00
Despite earlier reviews, we decided to try this campground. We found it to be very clean and quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is just a basic campground, with gravel sites and roads. Wi-Fi is available at no charge. We would stay again if in the area. - poudrewayne
Jun 2008 - $23.00
We made reservations two months ahead but arrived at the campground, toured it, and moved on to another. It had permanent trailers parked and sites looked unkempt. It just gave an overall appearence of being rundown. Would not make reservations again. - jlawson34
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We came for three days and signed up for 5 more. Beautiful huge cottonwoods LOTS of shade and right on a creek with trout. Not much TV and nightlife but a great place to just unwind. We will come back to this park for sure. - notsofastdave
Jul 2016 - $39.00
A super-nice park...perhaps our favorite rv park ever :-) Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The park is alongside the Chama River and adjacent to the train depot (as others have noted). Can see the train come and go easily and is quite a sight! Everything was clean and the sites are under a huge canopy of cottonwood trees; cool and shady. We absolutely plan to return! - ziaptrn
Jun 2016 - $26.00
We have already booked reservations for this park for next year. The perfect site for narrow gauge train enthusiasts. This park is nestled under huge cottonwood trees along the Rio Chama river. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad runs directly behind the RV park. There is a gate near the train trestle where you can watch working 1880's trains haul passengers to and from Antonito Colorado twice a day. The sites were partially graveled and fairly level. Power was solid, water pressure was adequate. I would recommend a water filter as there are lots of minerals in the natural water source. Wifi was iffy most of the time. Very early and very late were the best times to access wifi. Spaces were pretty tight but adequate and the park was full all the time. The cottonwood trees were shedding their seeds and it looked like it had snowed about 3 inches. This was the only negative part about the park. The seeds made it difficult to run any AC, which you don't normally need to do in Chama, but we had a real heat wave while we were there. The cottonwood seed got in to everything. We had to sweep and rinse off the slides before departing. However, the trees made for great shade which helped reduce the need for the AC. They said four TV channels were available but all we could get was English and Spanish PBS. AT&T phone service was good in and around Chama. However, data availability was reduced to H+/3G most of the time. All-in-all, we loved this place and will be back again and again. - Sigohigo