El Vado Lake State Park


Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 588-7247

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $14 8/2013

Latitude: 36.6
Longitude: -106.74167

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

4 Reviews

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Review Count: 194
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at El Vado Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at El Vado Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at El Vado Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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NM Full Timer

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for 3 weeks. Located down stream from Heron Lake, this is less used and smaller park. High country is green and cool. Positives: Absolutely beautiful, close to lake, extreme stars, friendly staff, good fishing and boating, not crowded, quiet, nice trails. Negatives: no cell phone coverage, no full hookups, somewhat noisy on the weekends at night, Chama grocery is closed for reconstruction, only basic supplies are available. Closest full service store is about 50 miles away at Dulce, Espanola or Alamosa. We camped at El Vado Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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