Shame on me for not reading the reviews herein before visiting this campground. I would have spent more time in the area. Excellent power and water with a sewer dump at every site. Grass needed mowing, but I was told it had been nearly a year since their last substantial rain, so maybe they didn't want to lose what the green they had. We were here on a Monday and the restaurant was closed. Note that all 16 sites were in use by dark! Suggest you call ahead. Not a destination, or resort by any means, but with Passport America, one of the best values around.
This park really needs some TLC. Grass hadn't been cut, maybe for weeks, and the trees and weeds were growing in the "change houses" on the destroyed swim beach. Open air bathrooms were totally unusable. It would appear that the $$$ have been cut dramatically here, with downed trees and serious erosion. Excellent electric and water. Sites and fire pits were cleaned and ready. Note that we were only exposed to the west loop. The other 2 loops may be a different story. We intended to stay a second night, but an electrical storm overnight knocked out the power and with temps in the mid 90's, it didn't seem too inviting without the promise of AC.
Don't know how previous reviewer gave a 10 here. Park is in transition, yes. Apparently it was a KOA. Bathrooms are showing age/misuse. Gameroom and laundry need finishing. Semi-permanent workers living here, but all seemed pleasant. Very nice resident managers. OK for an overnight off the interstate, but not a $28 stop.
Excellent experience. Beautiful park, off the beaten path, but worth the drive. Restroom near our site appears new, and was spotless. Grass had just been cut and the place looked like a golf course, without the greens. Lots of deer in the area. Apparently a destination for locals on weekends.
Overall, a typical COE park. Bathrooms could use some updating, and the fire pits haven't been cleaned recently. Park seems to be having a problem with locals using facilities without $$$. No "pass" needed to cruise or use the park. Appears that some funds have been cut off for this park. The grass was in serious need of mowing.
Off season, but still enjoyable. Lake was a little low. Met here to deliver a 5er. All employees cordial. Can't say much for their rental trailers...Complete, but the bed was sorely lacking. Should you need RV work while in the area, there's a big dealer at the Appling exit off I-20, but STRONGLY suggest you get service price in writing beforehand. We made a $200+ mistake on a hitch installation by accepting an oral quote.
While trying to make a reservation, by calling the park direct, I was advised that the office/visitor's center here was closing "permanently" on 10/31/2010. I was told a camp-host and one maintenance person would be the only people here. We had been advised earlier that visitation was way down this year. Admin note:
"NEW CHANGES AT HAMBURG: Beginning November 1, 2010, Hamburg's campground will be open seasonally (March 1 - November 1). A Campground Host, electrical hook-ups, hot showers and dump station will still be provided. The park's office will be permanently closed, and camping will be self-registration on a first-come, first-served basis. The park's lake, boat ramp, trails and picnic area will remain open year-round, and the mill will still be used for special events and corn grindings."
Drove thru this park with the notion of spending a couple of nights here. Honor system for payment. Gravel sites and driveways. No office on site. Very rural, but clean and nice appearing. Not much rhyme or reason to the layout. Suggest you do not pull in here after dark with a big rig for the first time. Don't miss the turn off the paved road, small sign. Right on Rocky Comfort Creek. We declined to return with our 5er this time, but would return.
Spent a long weekend here while waiting for a replacement tire for our rig. Campsites very clean. Some trimming of greenery wouldn't hurt. Good 50 amp service. Some pull-thru sites require skill to navigate, but that's SOP of COE parks. Will certainly return! Rate shown is Golden Age Passport @ 50%
We were scouting out a location for an October trip. There are no rangers on site. The office is closed. There was one camper on site. The CG appears to have not been used much lately. This park won't work for us. Would be fine for a small TT or pickup camper, but our 5'er probably wouldn't clear most of the vegetation on the camping loop. It is very shady, private and quiet.
Previous reviews are correct except that the park does not have cable. I understand the cable provider hit them with a heavy dollar figure for year around service that they weren't able to stomach during the lean summer months. And provider has stuck to their high $$ guns. "Dead" cable connections are in place at each power post. This is a P/A park.
Beautiful park...not much to add to above post. We also like the "Hillside" area due to the deer & antelope. Park manager is a fanatic about keeping park clean & presentable. Also good place to volunteer...very nice staff!
Spent 3+ months here volunteering. Largest SP in New Mexico, with unlimited "primitive" camping in the desert, more/less waterfront...$8. Rate shown ($14) is for water/electric & a covered picnic table. Pull thrus @ Quail Run loop will handle 98% of big rigs. Back-ins @ Lion's Beach are quite scenic. Two dump stations. Quiet town, limited groceries, coupla good family restaurants. Secondary location @ Monticello is new & nice, BUT, about last mile + is dirt road.