4 Parks near Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico
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
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
Oct 2015 - $14.00
Visited early October 2015, stayed in Cottonwood campground, spot #17. Very few people here, maybe 5 other RV's in all campgrounds. Great level pull through site with view of the lake. Covered cabana over picnic table. 30 amp power was a little low on voltage, but we didn;t need A/C at this time of year. Blanco campground was open, but restroom and showers were already winterized and closed. Lake water level was low, but a few boats were out during the day. Nice gravel hiking trails to view mule deer and bunnies. - don_church
Sep 2015 - $14.00
The review of this campground is probably skewed because the water level was extremely low and boating was restricted. The park was only about 1/3 filled during our stay.
Only Blanco and Willow loops have water, electric, flushed toilets and showers. All of the other loops were dry camping with vault toilets. There was a dump station at the entrance to both Blanco and Willow loops. Blanco and Willow loops also have camp hosts.
The bathrooms and showers were clean. The showers were on a push button timer and the water temperature could not be regulated. We did not use the showers.
All of the interior roads and sites were on crushed rock and dirt. It rained quite a bit during our stay but the interior roads were not muddy. There was a combination of pull-thru sites and back-ins. All sites had a picnic table and a fire ring. Sites 52 thru 60 are non-reserveable. You can stay at these sites for a maximum of 14 days.
The Blanco loop appears to have more privacy and is not as squeezed in as the Willow loop. The electrical box contained 15/30 amp service. The voltage was low - hovering around 116 volts.
Verizon cell phone was on "extended" network but the reception was good. The Verizon air card reception was good. It was extremely quiet at night and during most of the day.
We would definitely come back to this state park is we were in the area. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
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
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