13 RV Parks near White Rock, New Mexico
May 2017 - $6.00
Juniper Campground is located just inside the main entrance to Bandelier National Monument. The road from White Rock looks scary on the map, but it was actually very easy in our 39' motor home with a toad. It's better than going through an inspection in Los Alamos. All interior roads and sites are paved and easy for big rigs. The first Loop has a few sites for larger rigs. Look for sites 6, 9, 10, or 17. 9 is a pull thru but unlevel. B Loop has almost no sites for a big rig, but several for smaller RVs. C Loop has about 8 larger sites. 55 is the only level pull thru. The rest are all back-in. The campground is very clean and you self register at the kiosk. The hosts are friendly and helpful. Firewood is available by the host site. There is lots of hiking in the park, and a visit to the ruins is a must. We also really enjoyed Tsankawi, which is a small section just before White Rock. Very different from the main area and worth the effort. Lots of people Hike down the Frey Trail to the ruins and the visitor center, then take the shuttle back. Starting mid-May, you have to take the shuttle down. We had weak cellular wireless, both ATT and Verizon, about 2 bars at most, and that was only with our Weboost booster. Without a booster, we had no signal on ATT or Verizon. However, both Los Alamos and White Rick have towers and free Wifi locations. The Smiths grocery store in Los Alamos is fabulous. Huge store, like a super Walmart but with a much better grocery section. Definitely worth a stop. We did drive further up Rt 4 in our toad, and it gets a bit hairy as you climb into the Jemez mountains. Big rigs would need the entire road in sections and even then could get into trouble on the switchbacks. - CharlieS
Aug 2016 - $6.00
This is a beautiful, quiet place to stay while enjoying the trails and sights of this marvelous park. Free shuttle service to the various sites one might wish to go. Plenteous hiking trails and wonderful visitor's center. Camp sites cam be a bit sloped, requiring leveling your rig. - W Davidson
Aug 2016 - $6.00
Three loops to choose from. We found a spot in the C loop big enough for our 29' trailer and truck. Drydocking only with a dump station on the way out and potable water available in select locations. Pretty area amongst the trees, canyons, and ridgelines. - Bandanna Man
Sep 2016 - $20.00
This is about the best RV park to stay in for both Los Alamos and Bandelier National Monument. Yes, it's just a parking lot, but the sites are large and the facilities clean. There's a dog run so your pets can go off leash and play. It's easy to self pay. There is WiFi available and it works very well. The nights are quiet, so there isn't a problem sleeping. If you're going to Bandelier, the shuttle service is awesome and runs on time. Los Alamos is near by, too, so you can easily see the museums, etc. there. We stayed here twice in September and will do so again if we return to Los Alamos/Bandelier. - Bobbi1948
Sep 2015 - $20.00
There is a 14 day maximum stay. No attendant. First come first serve.
This is a large asphalt parking lot with 30/50 amp service. Standalone fresh water/ dump station. No site is level, but we did not have any problem leveling our motorhome. Bandelier National Monument requires you ride the shuttle and it stops at the RV park. There is a Smith's grocery within walking distance and Bradbury museum in Los Alamos is cool with regular activities going on. Our Verizon hotspot gave us 5 bars of 4G, and we were able to pick up all major TV networks from Albuquerque with our over-the-air antenna. - waywardwind
Aug 2015 - $20.00
There were few other campers at this lot behind the Visitor's Center. You pay at an automated kiosk, which was a little confusing. The price was right for electric only. You can fill up with clean water and there is a dump site. It has no charm but is good for a night. No tables or fire rings. - garlina
Sep 2007 - $20.00
We stayed at Oh Kay RV Park 9/24 - 9/27/07. We chose Oh Kay based on the recommendation of some members on RV.NET. It is not listed in the TL directory. We were looking for a place between Santa Fe and Taos to use as a base while we visited the area. We first felt something might be wrong when the clerk at the registration desk wrote a phone number on the receipt. She said it was the number of the police dispatcher in case we had any problems during our stay there. Then one of the long-term park residents came up to us while we were setting up and told us to make sure we parked our truck to make access to the gas tank difficult. "They like to take gas around here." This gave us a very uneasy feeling during our entire stay. The park itself is badly in need of maintenance. Some of the sites are so full of holes and ruts they are unusable. There apparently once was a playground but it is totally overgrown with weeds. There are some permanent residents and some of their units are complete eyesores. One in the next row from us has large sheets of rusted metal laying against the sides as wheel covers. Sites are supposed to be pull-through but they are only about 30 feet deep. Our TT is 29.5 ft. long and it filled the site. The only place to park the tow vehicle is next to the TT so we can't open the awning. We can't report on the bath house because they must keep it locked and require a $5 deposit for the key. We used our own facilities. To sum up, if it becomes a choice between Oh Kay and a WalMart parking lot, go for the WalMart!! - JimCathy
May 2017 - $31.00
Rate was with 10% GoodSam discount. No sales or lodging tax. Campground is simply a flat gravel/dirt parking lot with no trees or amenities, located along the access road to US 285. On the positive side, each site is easy access for big rigs and all sites are pull-thrus with FHU. I would guess all sites are approx 30'x70', so spacing is better than most parks like this and you probably won't have to disconnect it simply stopping for the night. However, since it is basically a dirt/gravel parking lot, I doubt you will be spending much time outside on your site.
This park is convenient as a base to Sante Fe, Bandelier, National Forest trails, casinos, etc. If you can, get a site in row 6 (600 series site numbers), at least the front windows of your motorcoach will have desert views and you will be furthest from Highway 285. The on site manager is friendly and helpful. I would stay here again if passing thru the area, as the price is fine for 50 amp FHU. - Selectively Unemployed
Apr 2017 - $33.00
We found the park to suit our needs as a convenient base for visiting the parks and historic sites in the area. The sites are larger than we've ever come across. Very clean and neat. Quiet at night. Easy access. There is a service station next to the park that offers diesel. There are restaurants, hardware, and groceries just across the road. - grammadon
Nov 2016 - $30.00
RV Park is very large. Like mentioned in other reviews, it has no restrooms, shower facalities, etc. Electricity, water and sewer are well located. Sites are very large. Good areas for pets but desert plants may have sharp spines. Very low key with friendly management. Great value as all other Santa Fe RV parks with electricity are almost twice the money. Good Roadrunner cafe located withing walking distance. Excellent breakfast burrito. Diesel at the next ramp towards Santa Fe is inexpensive compared to the rest. Diesel pumps are in the rear of the station. Highway noise not bad if you take a spot at the back of the park. Some residents may be long term and go to work early in the morning. OAT TV is OK, nothing special. - Pierce
Jun 2014 - $1.00
This campground seems to be closed. - exceltraveler
Sep 2012 - $27.00
Upon arrival I produced my Good Sam card and the three woman on duty at the day spa didn't know what to do with it, therefore we did not get the discount. No cable, and no stations available with antenna. Verizon data and phone worked fine. 50% long term old trailers, dirt roads on upper and lower levels are rutted from previous rains. Address is incorrect on their website: correct address is 1318 Riverside Road. Run down, but not much else close by. We'd stay again, but just overnight. - DEBandVINCE
Apr 2012 - $25.00
Park is narrow and slopes downward from the highway which makes this park quieter than most that close to a highway. Good wifi, modern showers with plenty of hot water and average pressure. Pathways are dirt/gravel mix which can be dusty. Overall a nice place to stay as long as you are not looking for a resort. - hmthomas1
Jun 2017 - $20.00
Good COE park between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. About 13 miles from I-25 and another 20 miles to get to Santa Fe. 18 miles from I-25 and another 32 miles into Albuquerque. There is an older camping section called the Juniper loop with water and electric and a newer section with water and electric called Buffalo Grove. There are also 2 new sections with no water or electric called Elk Run and Ringtail Cat. We stayed in Buffalo Grove. The spaces in all of the new sections have nice paved pads that are fairly level. A number of the spaces in the old Juniper loop seem to have been dug out of the side of the hill so the area around the paved parking pad is not flat. Water pressure was good and required a pressure reducer. - GA Bob
May 2017 - $10.00
Another very nice COE park. Beautiful southwest setting on lake. Well maintained. 2nd time here. Site W&E, concrete level site with covered picnic table. Beautiful sunsets. - rvgirl54
Mar 2017 - $14.00
The lake is very beautiful and the stay was great! The only complaint I have about this campground is that they do not allow primitive camping for tents and no campfires are allowed either. - Panthermom
Jul 2016 - $5.00
No hookups or dump station. Pit toilets only. There are 4 loops and the weekends are busy, especially in the summer. It's a popular location for hiking and fishing. The falls are a moderate hike over a mile from the campground. McCauley Warm Springs are over 2 miles away via hiking trails only. Several fishing accesses within driving distance, but not at the campground. Lots of space between sites and plenty of shade. Camp hosts really keep this campground CLEAN. There are faucets that provide drinking water, but they are not threaded. - Terry P
Jun 2016 - $10.00
This is a big-rig-friendly campground. Plenty of spots for our 32' triple-slideout travel trailer. The area is fairly heavily forested so solar power requires a lot of moving the panels throughout the day.
My only complaints are lack of threaded water spigots and no dump station. You'll need to fill up your tank before arrival. But there is water available for filling jugs, etc. Trash dumpsters are severely spilling over for some reason but otherwise it's clean and well maintained.
The sites are well laid out and for the most part are nicely spread out from one another. Sunday through Wednesday there's been no sound other than birds, thunder, and the breeze.
Some sites have a weak but usable Verizon 3G signal, others have a good 4G signal. Fellow campers with AT&T have no signal. Two years ago we had no T-Mobile signal (can't speak for present day but it's likely the same).
There is one special spot that has sewer, electric, and water. It appears to be a secondary host spot, but is currently not used by a host and is available if you're the lucky contestant. - Brad & Angela
Sep 2012 - $8.00
This a wonderful place for camping while you enjoy the activities in the Jemez Mountains, such as fishing, hiking, and enjoying the hot springs. It's an easy hike to the waterfalls from here. The campground is large, with several loops of campsites. There is plenty of room to maneuver your rig. They are planning to upgrade some of the sites in 2013. Reserved sites are available.
Adminstrtor Note: This USFS area is temporarily closed. Check with the Ranger Office for updates. - Mojo goes
Aug 2017 - $42.00
We have stayed here before and my biggest complaint would be that the restrooms are cleaned during a period in the morning before checkout, when most people are trying to shower so they can leave on time. My only other complaint would be that they are sticklers for no late arrivals (we stayed there before and knew the drill, so there should have been some slack for circumstances beyond control). The bus system into downtown is VERY convenient and inexpensive which saves you the hassle of parking. - Cinzia
Jul 2017 - $41.00
Camped 2 nights. Nice large level site. For first timers the turn in can be tricky, as noted in other reviews. Agree with all other positive reviews. We take the city bus to the downtown plaza, $1.00 for senior day pass or $2.00 for others. The bus stop is directly in front of the park. - PLitzel
Jun 2017 - $50.00
Wifi unuseable,no cable,limited over the air tv.man,many signs stating NO dogs on the grass, really! Many sights no chance of satelite due to trees, many sights looked ok but ours was between two house trailers, not what i expect. Hookups were good, most sights were level, the grass was very green!! - travel3333
Sep 2015 - $33.00
While this campground is tucked into a lovely Ponderosa pine forest, the mountain view and meadow views as advertised are lacking. The mountain view is the side of the mountain the site is set on and the meadow overlook includes a church, parking lot, trucks and farm equipment. The campground property has large storage containers, garage and more vehicles & equipment. Its located close to highway, so some traffic noise but not too distracting - surprisingly quiet. We had a few site choices when we arrived - we chose the front section near the highway it was a better location than the views of the storage container and garage. Water pressure was weak. Wifi was non-existent. Electric surged quite often at all hours of day & night. We were happy that we had a surge protector. A bit of a challenge maneuvering our truck when another trailer parked in next spot down hill from us. Full hook up and views for $33 was pricey especially since we did not receive what was advertised - campground website makes this place out to be more than what you get.
Will stay at national forest campgrounds when we are in the area again. - SlurLanceALot
Aug 2010 - $30.00
Small privately owned (owner lives on property) RV campground that has full hookups and free wi-fi. Park is situated in the ponderosa pines of the Jemez mountains at an elevation of 7600 ft. Unable to acquire satellite due to pine trees and no over the air channels could be found but we didn't care with so much to do and explore in this area. - Gary Sanders
Jul 2017 - $38.00
Given what is in the area, this is the best value. There is more expensive ones that are nicer if you want but given the location and price we go for this one. Good Verizon and ok tv signal. We were in the back by the small dirt park area so only got NBC true broadcast channel but might have gotten better if we tried harder. Sat worked well everywhere. Just a gravel parking lot but great friendly service. Pool perminately closed. Location location location. Take a right out of the park and go right into town. Horsemans haven best hot green chili hamburger in the world to the left and many many more all around u. You can go out the back gate for a walk in the dirt. - FrancisandRenee
May 2017 - $32.00
We stayed here the last week of May. This is our second time staying here in the Santa Fe area. The site we had was a back-in site and was relatively level. We had to use blocks on the back wheels for a 3" rise. The park has paved interior roads. The sites are graveled with patio pads and tables. We tried to use the park Wi-Fi, but it was marginal. TV is over-the-air and you get the 3 major networks and PBS. The restrooms were cleaned daily and we used the showers. The laundry was $1.75 for wash and $1.00 for drying. They were replacing washers and dryers the week we were there. They are also replacing picnic tables as needed. There is a very nice dog/pet walk in the back of the park that accesses the walking trail along Arroyo Chamiso directly behind the park. The big plus to this park is the closeness to the central part of Santa Fe. There's a Walmart within a mile and lots of other shopping along Cerrillos Rd. Our nightly rate was a prorated weekly rate. We extended an extra day the day before we left and they gave us the same discounted daily rate, which I didn't expect. We will stay here again on return trips to the area. - MikeandDixie
Apr 2017 - $43.00
We asked for 50 amp service and lady at desk put us in a site that her key said was either 30 or 50 amp. But it was definitely only 30 amp. We checked several others in same row and all were 30. Also the park was only a gravel parking lot with lots of full timers there so it felt a little junky. Would not stay here again. - mikesylvia