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
Beautiful area. Campground host was very nice. Minimal dust considering gravel roads. Only downside was the voltage of the hookups dropped to under 100 volts one afternoon. - Hounds4ever
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 when coming from Hwy 84/Tierra Amarilla, which is the main route. It IS a problem if you try to come "the back way" along 112 from the southwest. Coming the back way is not something someone would normally do as it's a minimally maintained dirt road, but it's reasonable to assume that someone blindly following GPS might try that route and get themselves in trouble. - 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
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 - $40.00
This park is beautifully situated on the Rio Chama. We see deer daily. There are three types of site to choose from; premium river sites, canopy (under trees), and open pull-throughs that work good for satellite TV reception. We can walk to the campground/lodge next door for the restaurant. In late May, sticky buds dropped from the trees that stuck to our RV and towed. We like this campground so much we returned in July 2016. Mosquitoes are prevalent.
WiFi is typical campground WiFi; bring your own. No satellite TV; there are about 4 over-the-air English-speaking TV stations. - Dirt Biker
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
Aug 2016 - $35.00
We stayed at the park for two nights. We were there to ride the train and for Chama Days. The owners are new and very accommodating. We were welcomed warmly, guided to our site and provided all information we needed. The roads are mostly gravel. The Rec Hall is beautiful and very comfortable. We would stay here again. - NYParsels
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
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
Aug 2016 - $15.00
My wife and I stay here every summer for a month while doing volunteer work with the RR restoration group, so part of the attraction for us is being with our friends from around the country. We love it here and wouldn't stay anywhere else in town. Objectively, the spaces could be considered a bit tight, and there were occasional undervoltage problems in some spaces that the owners were trying to fix with the local electric company. Otherwise there's everything to like about it. Can't comment on the wifi as we use our own Verizon hotspot. The showers are dated, but adequate with plenty of hot water on chilly mornings. Staff is super in all respects and have helped us in too many ways to list. We'll keep coming back year after year. Our rate reflects the monthly rate for railroad restoration volunteers. - BamaRambler
Jul 2016 - $35.00
A lovely park. We spent three days and I would have stayed longer except we didn't have time. I will return and stay a full week next time.
Wifi was great and our site backed up to the river and the train bridge. The site itself was shaded, large, and the other campers were so friendly. Walking around the campground was neat as they had old train cars all along the edge. The bathrooms and showers were a little hokey, but clean and I had no issues with them. - steammaker
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