14 RV Parks near White Rock, New Mexico
Sep 2017 - $6.00
It's hard to rate this campground. If you are tenting or have a small rig--under 20 feet--it is definitely a 10. Clean convenient and very interesting. There are no reservations but small rigs/tents should easily find a spot. . We were there Sunday to Wednesday and the campground was less than a third full. Here's the down side, of the 60 sites only 9 are long enough for anything over 20 feet. Since I found a site I could get my 22 foot trailer and truck into I am rating it a 10. Had to park the truck crosswise, however. And getting all 4 wheels on the pad was not easy! It would be very disappointing to drive to Bandelier and not be able to find a site in a half empty cg. Be certain to have a back up plan.
And there is always the parking lot cg by the visitors center in White Rock. Tip for finding a vacant longer site--go to c ring first. It has to most RV friendly sites and most people go to A first. - NT2013
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
Feb 2018 - $56.00
Another great park for our trip. We used a pull thru for convenience. It was just the right size, good situation for elec sewer water. We liked this property and will return. - Ginger56
Sep 2017 - $8.00
Basically this is a parking lot behind the city's visitor center, with electric hook ups & dump site. But -- the location is great for visiting Bandelier (v near the site of the shuttle bus pick up) and Valle Caldera and Los Alamos. About 80% filled (est) but we saw only a few people out & about. Visitor center was helpful, and Bandelier & Valle Caldera were great. - Lwilsn
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 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
Jun 2018 - $30.00
The park is located about 15 miles north of Santa Fe, but is the most reasonably priced in the area. It's located where the road to Los Alamos goes west. As others have suggested, try to get in rows 5 or 6 which are the farthest away from the highway. There's a stop light right at the park entrance and a hill to the south. The acceleration noise is significant. The park has no amenities - it's just a park. - wow
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
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
May 2018 - $10.00
I am not very good about booking campgrounds far in advance, and sometimes that's a problem around holidays. I was looking for spaces available near Santa Fe, and found that there were two COE parks on two sides of Cochiti Lake, south of Santa Fe. I could get a site in the one that is east of the lake, Tetilla Peak Campground, for the weekend that included Memorial Day. The good news: the campground is good, sites are well spaced away from each other, 30A electric and water with a dump station. There are also some non-electric sites (35 electric, 9 non-electric). There are a lot of lake access locations (and boat launch) just down from the campground if you want to kayak or stand-up paddleboard, canoe, or even put a motorboat or sailboat into the lake. The sites are not completely level, but we were able to get our bus leveled with jacks. The bad news: There is about a 10 mile drive off the highway that takes you to I-25, and this road has a number of potholes, some pretty severe. I have found that it is easiest to drive straddling the center line and that gives me the best flexibility to avoid the potholes. There isn't a lot of traffic on the road, so you don't have to worry about being on your side of the road much of the time. The roads inside the campground and sites are gravel. When we got here, we missed the turn that would take us to the entrance to the campground and drove down to the end of the road and around the loop there (thankfully large enough that we could turn around in it). There appears to be a place where a sign used to be that would mark the turn into the recreation area. If you have the option, I think Cochiti Lake COE Campground on the other side of the lake is easier to access and looks like a nicer campground - pattic777
May 2018 - $10.00
This is an older COE on the opposite side of Cochiti Lake from the main Cochiti Lake campground. The view is beautiful but this campground needs some long required TLC. In addition, the long ride into the campground has many huge potholes on both sides of the road. The town of Cochiti Lake has a golf course but only a convenience store, gas station and laundromat so the only shopping is in Santa Fe, some 35 miles plus away. The roads in the campground are all gravel as are all the sites. This could be a really nice quiet place if some clean up was done and the road repaired. - Budmobile
Jul 2018 - $10.00
Beautiful and well maintained COE park. Only regret was that it was 25 miles from downtown Santa Fe and other points of interest, but very close to Tent Rock National Park which is amazing. We had a beautiful view of the lake. Very quiet area. - GrandpaDan
Jun 2018 - $20.00
What a deal! $20 for electric and water. We have a 35 foot 5th wheel and had more than enough room. Each site has a pretty covered patio and grill, but right now no fires, including charcoal. Sites are spaced well apart. Very quiet. There is a boat ramp. We went 20 minutes away to hike the slot canyon at Tent Rocks National Monument. About 40 minutes away is Santa Fe. Will come back of in the area again. - Uthagan
May 2018 - $10.00
Wonderful! We stayed here a few years ago and loved it. Since we were headed West again we put this CG in the schedule first. Great views, clean/functional facilities, good OAT and a price that can't be beat. Of course... you have to reserve well in advance. The COE is one of the few government programs I like having my taxes support. - JC Penny
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
Jun 2018 - $47.00
TRAILER RANCH The first real stop on our adventure touring the US! Although we overnighted in the Walmart parking lot in Amarillo, TX the evening before just to break up the drive time and distance. We were booked into the Trailer Ranch RV park located on Cerrillos Drive, a main drag, in Santa Fe. The park is a long established, 55+ RV park located in what is now a thriving, recently developed commercial district with all the shops and conveniences you could ask for within a few miles up or down the avenue. The park is clean, well kept and well organized, if not overly picturesque. It has older, but well maintained, showers, toilets, laundry, community center and small pool with a very nice and modern community gas grill. A major plus for Angie was it had a ping pong table so she could continue to humiliate me at that game. The park was small and you are close to your neighbors (we were so close we could hear the water running through our neighbor's sewer lines), but had adequate and very nice green spaces so we could do our morning yoga and workouts. I even found it large enough to do morning runs around all the interior roads in the mornings. The park is quite and the employees are friendly and efficient. The rate for a pull through, full hook-up (30 and 50 amp) with sewer connection was $47.00 per day. Spaces are very close to each other. - Quintastics Adventures
Jun 2018 - $45.00
We stayed 2 nights here and were quite satisfied with the park. We had a level pull thru with a decent amount of shade. Some sites have more shade than others, but most have some. The park has some of that Santa Fe charm and feel to it. Sites are fairly close together, but sitting out at night was nice and not many bugs at all. Laundry was $1.50 for both washer and dryer and all worked well. Wi-fi was good. No dogs are allowed on the grass, so their grassy areas look really nice. There is a huge leash free park down at the end of the road that we walked to once. A hose for the dogs is there if they get too hot. $1 senior fare for the bus that stops out front of the park that takes you into the middle of downtown Santa Fe. It's about a 20 minute ride, but I thought it was worth it. Would stay again and can recommend this park without reservations. - villager04
Jun 2018 - $52.00
We arrived today to a sparkling RV park, knowing full-time residents were present. I was optimistic, but was greeted upon arrival well, after traveling 250 miles. I made our reservation far in advance, and received a follow-up call the day before. We arrived to beautiful trees, and a very nice park. We were ushered to a wonderful site, which backed up to a grass site. We immediately enjoyed our campsite, and after a walk around the park with our poodle, we found it to be a favorite amongst the campgrounds on the trip. Bathrooms are clean, sites are clean, and they would like you to pick up after yourself when you leave: a bonus, as one campground we left, I noticed upon leaving a floss container. I highly recommend the Santa Fe Rv Park Campground! - vikktennis
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