3 Parks near Villanueva, New Mexico
Nov 2016 - $10.00
Previous reviews are right about this CG being a lovely little spot for peace and quiet with the only sound is the Pecos River running though it. The restroom were clean and well taken care of. The roads in the park are paved but the sites are not. This CG is on their reservation system and I would recommend reserving and paying the extra fee because in the off season there is no one around to take care of the on site system and all the electric sites, whether reserved or not say they are reserved, so all that you can camp at are the non electric site, and there is no cell service to call anyone either. We came in from Hwy 40 and "what a ride" for the last few miles, down a narrow switchback cliff and then back up thru the little town with narrow sharp turns. I would recommend you come in from the north to avoid the cliff, but it is still a narrow and windy road. The dump station was easy to get into but make sure you are disconnected because the turnaround at the end in very tight. The upper loop which was closed when we were there but it is on such a steep road going up and down 1 way that I would not want to take our big rig up there, but the sites, once you get there are big and fairly level with a spectacular view of the valley. Make sure you bring all the supplies you need because the closest town is an hour and half on those windy roads and hwy 25 all the way to Santa Fe. - rhianna
Oct 2015 - $14.00
This is a gem of a state park. It is well off the beaten path, down in a valley surrounded by limestone cliffs and adjoins the Pecos river.
The sites are generously sized and easy to access. The dump station was neat and well organized.
The road fro I25 down to the park is a bit of a challenge but our 31' TT did just fine. - n2916s
Apr 2015 - $14.00
Almost a hidden gem, this campsite. Friendly & helpful ranger. Quiet and spacious campsite with marvellous views along the Pecos River. We did enjoy a few small hikes (not too difficult) and certainly the dolce far niente atmosphere here.
Travelling through we camped here for two nights. - Eisenga
Jun 2007 - $17.00
The park looks like a big gravel oblong driveway but when you pull in you notice there are hook-ups under the bushes on either side of the drive. The owner came out and helped us get turned around which for a 30ft 5th Wheel was a bit of a tight fit. The park is across the street from the National Forest Ranger Station and just south of the highway junction that is Pecos, NM. The park was very quiet. The town does not have a leash law so all the dogs in town wander over to see what is going on and see if they can get a ear scratch. Fishing in the Pecos is the main attraction and the weather, even in summer, is cool. We would stay again and, while not a premier RV park, it was a great visit for us. - AGBAT
Dec 2016 - $34.00
Pulled in after calling, got no response back. Self-serve outside the office, but not enough maps/payment envelopes for those after us. We picked site 7, since it looked long enough for our rig and had 50-amp. Bathrooms were old, but clean. Office was staffed in the morning when we left shortly after 9. Site 7 was a very tight left turn to get out of, and had enough of a slope at the exit end that our bumper scraped quite a bit of dirt on the way out. The bumper also scraped on the hill leading down toward the office to exit the park. The park is built on a hill, as others have said, and we don't recommend arriving at this one after dark - there are too many hazards/trees/etc. You'll want to be able to see everything. - Denise and Glenn
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Road from I-25 to park extremely rough. Interior roads in park rough and not well maintained. Park does not give a good first impression. We pulled in at 2 pm and office was closed, although our packet was on the door. Sites are leveled out on hills and difficult to access. Overall park maintenance needs work with lots of peeling paint and rotten wood. Ok for an overnight. Small rocked, fenced area as dog area which our dog would not use. Very low water pressure. - unifan
Jul 2016 - $33.00
Although we made confirmed reservations almost a month in advance, and arrived at the campground mid-afternoon, we were not able to get the 50amp full hook-up pull thru that we reserved. We were told that we were switched out because we were only staying one night. In order to get a 50 amp site we had to take a back-in site on a hill that was not level. We had to put blocks under the front wheels to make ground contact after the levelers lifted the coach front to level it. The site was also too short causing our coach to stick out into the road, making it almost impassable. We did get free dinner tickets to make up for it, but I would have preferred our reservation be honored or told that it only secured a site and not a particular one. To add insult to injury, the roads were dirt, narrow, and rutted. The layout of the park was such that it was difficult to discern between a site driveway and a thru road. This is not a park I would return to. - Brenda D