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08/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
We spent 21 nights here, with Golden Age Pass at $8 a night. 50 amp electric and water were excellent. Dump station located on back of loop, easy to get to and use. A variation of sites, shady or sunny, long or short. Just watch for a few to have a slope. Much to see and do, like a mile walk from campground to visitor center. Trails, and an observation deck to the alligator pond. A resident blue heron, lots of egrets, and raccoons. This is definitely worth a stay!
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Easy to get in and out. We were given a nice pull through, full hook-ups. Very level paved, with a brick patio off the steps. Staff was very nice, and laundry was reasonable at $1.25 for wash and $1.00 for dry. Very clean. I would definitely stop here again if coming through.
08/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
When we arrived, there had been a water main break, so there was no water. When it came back on later in the day, we went to do laundry. The machines were not getting water because they forgot to turn the water back on for that area. We got our coin money back, but were out the detergent and clorox in 4 machines, as they could not get them to reset so we could do our laundry. Though it was fairly quiet, there seemed to be a few long term residents. Some barking dogs, and a couple strays that startled us on the trail. After the condition of the trail, we decided to skip the tour and only stayed one night. Although park help was friendly and helpful, they were young, and we left after one night. I probably would not stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pull through site with water and electric. Decent view, close to the gift shop and tours of the caverns. Good for an overnight stay, and a chance to see the caverns.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Full hookup. Plain Jane campground. Laundry facilities, but did not use them. PPA cash price of $12 is great for an overnight stay.
08/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
Sign at entrance says: "RV park is open." It is totally overgrown with deadly nightshade. We pulled into the one spot that we could exit rig without stepping into the nightshade. Electric did not work. There is a drop box for money. Restaurant is closed down. Inquired at gas station across street and they said the park has been closed for awhile. Need to remove the sign. Keep on going down the road!
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is difficult to rate. Self check-in, as there is never anyone at the office. We chose a site in the rear, back-in, facing the desert and mountains. The sites are level, and very wide. All utilities worked fine. Within 1/2 hour of set-up, a Bobcat walked past our site. That was the highlight of the two days there. We were unable to hear coyotes at night, for all the neighborhood dogs barking. Someone close has geese, chickens and various livestock. We were woke up in the morning by a rooster. So much for a high desert atmosphere. Never found the vast library. All the amenities are next door at Desert Trails campground. While there are pretty paths leading into their park, signs state not to enter if you are not camping there. The park was a disappointment. Next time we will stay at Desert Trails.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had planned to stay one night, but after arriving, and seeing the wonderful vista, we stayed three nights. Would have stayed longer if possible. Nestled beside the mountains, the campground is raised and has a beautiful view of the lights of Deming at night. The sites are beautifully landscaped, and there are different size sites, to suit your needs. The visitor center is a must see, and offers insight into some of the rocks you may find if you are a rock hound. There is a Desert Botanical Garden, and a Native Plant Garden. The showers and bathrooms were clean. Hook-ups, w/e, worked fine. We had some high wind, but only after the perfect first day. There are two geocache located in the park. We found one, but were unable to find the other. This is a wonderful park and you should plan to stop here at least once. We will definitely return.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is one of those must do once campgrounds. We spent a week here and loved every minute of it! The Wi-Fi worked very well, only cut off for 1/2 an hour each day. The pull-throughs are a substantial size. Since the wind can be a problem at certain times of the day, it would be a bother to put out the awning. The clubhouse has a vast library of books, videos and DVDs. There are numerous things to do, bongo and game nights, puzzles, pool table and much more. The office is only open 10 to noon, but the clubhouse is open all the time. Nice laundry facilities, with option to hang clothes on their outside line, and they dried in no time. Full hook-ups all work fine. Metered electric. Originally pulled into #E-5, but there is a large cactus that hangs into the drive, we were unable to reach utilities and put the slide out, so moved to E-4. Facing the mountains and desert, it is a wonderful view. Roadrunners, jackrabbits and quail are abundant. The coyotes are plentiful at night, along with some other creatures I could not identify. The only downside to this park, is the 7 miles of dirt road into the ranch. We were only able to drive our motorhome about 10 miles per hour due to the washboard effect, and could not go to the side as it was very soft. The lady in the office admitted that the grader had done a poor job on the dirt road. As a conclusion, although we loved the ranch very much, I would not come back due to the road.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed at Monticello South. This is without a doubt, our favorite state park in New Mexico. Nice sized sites. We stayed closer to the lake, so only had 30 amp, but, no problems there, or with water hookups. The hosts at this campground, are very friendly, and keep each site immaculate. While the lake was very low, it made for a very quiet campground with few visitors. We stayed two nights, and were able to listen to the owls and the coyotes in the morning. Will always stay here, when passing through.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our 2nd trip to Santa Rosa State Park. And like the first time, we enjoyed it very much. We chose a site at the far end, had only 30 amp and no water, but that was fine. Walked a couple trails and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Several pull throughs, and the back-ins are easy to negotiate as well, spacious and with a covered picnic table. We will stay again when in the area.
09/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
This park is fine for an overnight. Trains run by constantly across the road, most do not blow their horns. Don't come here to do laundry, unless you have a towed and can go to town. They have one washer and one dryer, and it seemed to be the construction workers day to do laundry. We needed to do one load and it took us all day to get a spot. The lady at the office is very nice, but the three barking dogs that greet you were a little overwhelming. We were able to pick our 30 amp spot, but it was difficult with the set-ups. Water hoses from unoccupied sites ran to neighboring RV's. Some looked like they didn't have water spigots. Supposed to be full-hookup but not sure where the sewer was located. Gratefully didn't need it. Would probably use again for one night only, if in area.
09/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
We opted for 2 nights here after a long drive. That was mistake #1. Upon entering office, was greeted by a large Pit Bull and no one came from out back for 5 minutes. Very unnerving. No cable TV as listed, drive-in and pizzaria are only open June to August. One dumpster located at entrance/exit. Rained all day yesterday, made walking a dog a mess, and ruining my entrance steps. The mud will suck your shoes off. No view of anything except ancient car shells, and just miscellaneous junk. And for all this ambience, they raised the price for PA to $14 a night. Would not recommend, and will not return.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Shady spots with FHU. Sewers are iffy, pull the lever too fast, it will overflow at the start (may explain the whiffs of sewage every once in a while). Water pressure weak. Did look in restrooms when in that area. Shower curtains for stall doors. Seemed clean though. Management nice and helpful, worked to get us into a site that would get us Wi-Fi for the 2 week stay. Wi-Fi will put you in misery, loading anything more than e-mail. Previous reviewer stated a lot of old RV's on site. Not really. A couple at most, but the place is large and you have to go out of your way to find them. A lot of seasonal, but, you can tell their sites by the flowers and upkeep. Area was very noisy late into the night with fireworks, for the week-end of the Fourth. You can hear the freeway noise at night, but the campground is usually quiet. The spaces are doable, not overly big. There is a 5 mph speed limit and we were given a big lecture about it, although we have no toad and once parked would not go until time to leave. However, parked in first row by entrance, the cars fly by, even when you are standing there with your dog. Rule does not seem to be enforced with the ones that really need it: the long-timers that know better. The mosquitos are ridiculous! Sat out one night, and that was it! Haven't sat out since, they will eat you alive. And campfires: forget leaving a window open at night. I love a nice wood fire, but, that is not what these people burn, smells like rubber for the most part. Other than that, easy to get to, lots of nice people and quiet. I would stay again if in the area.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects PPA discount. Lady at counter was very nice and helpful. All pull-through sites and shady. Cable TV had limited channels, internet was fine and we were at the back of the lot. Water and electric were fine. There is a small store, and a nice clean laundry. Very accessible to Wal-Mart, Cabelas, and a Whiskey Creek restaurant. Right next to I-90, but surprisingly, not that noisy. A train track right behind the grounds, but only one train ran late afternoon and it did not blow a horn. Great for a night or two, not much more. I would stay again if in area.
06/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Easy to find, just south of White River, near fairgrounds, and baseball field. Free. There is a circle, with about 10-12 designated spots, all back-in, and level. We stayed three days, a fifth wheel stayed one night and another motorhome, one night. Otherwise we had it to ourselves. There is a water spigot in the center, but not for hook-up. All sites are private with plenty of shrubs. Walkable to Main St for stores. Plenty of cars drive the circle, for what reason it became evident our last night. We planned to stay a week, but 3rd night, someone stole our dog stake out post, actually unhooking the tether and just taking the post. Did not feel comfortable to stay any longer. Probably would be okay if you lock everything up. But not for 2 women.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
What a gem. About a block and a half past Main St. on the right, pull into city park and drive to the back, where you will see a welcome RV's sign. See electric boxes and water spigots. Grassy, plenty of trees, quiet and serene. A short walk to a grocery store on Main St. Price is 3 days free, 4th day-$4. Donations accepted. There is a pay box near the sign. This was one of the nicest parks we have found. Continuous rain forced us out, as not sure how the ground would hold up my coach. Would definitely go back!
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Easy to get in and out. Lots of room, with shade. Very friendly management. We walked to grocery store, and she showed up with golf cart and carried our excess groceries to rig. Cable TV, Wi-Fi (4 bars!) water, sewer and electric, no issues whatsoever. Close to I-90, but we were so tired, slept well with no interference. We will make a point to stop on way back west. (Even got a coupon for .04 cents off a gallon of gasoline across street.)
06/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
CCUSA rate not available, trees were nice and small grassy area. Packed them in like sardines though. Very crowded, could have been noisy at night, but a thunderstorm took care of that. Fort Cody, and a great Whiskey Creek restaurant close by. Lots of noise from I-80, which is right next to CG. Might stay again if in area.
06/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Camp is 18 1/2 miles from the highway; last 4 1/2 miles are a roller coaster on a washboard. "Doable" (I think management said it was "doable") if you don't care about your rig. Gravel, dirt, VERY bumpy, ridiculous road. Starts out okay then turns into a mess until you reach the campground. The campground is nice, not many trees. Cabins all over and in the rear of your coach, and people walking through your site to the restroom. Permanent campers (next to us, 4 adults, 4 large unleashed dogs and 15+ kids of varying ages in a fifth wheel) start going good when you go to bed. They break out the guitar and sing at ten-thirty, and by midnight are telling their 15+ kids to play hide and seek, they have the place to themselves. Screaming and yelling kids after midnight. The permanents own the store and the pool, so don't even try to enjoy yourself. First night beside them, they lit a fire right next to our slide. We asked to be moved the next day. Management was very accommodating, then came the loud remarks and staring. Just would not go back again Number 1 for road, #2 for who they cater to.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pleasant enough, paved pad w/step off on a carpet. Casitas are a cool place to set out of the sun. Pull throughs in the front row are best. Back units look to have been there awhile. Host very nice.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price is Passport America for 5 nites. Large campground. Put us in the loop with long timers. Sites are close together, but you have full hook-ups. Pines and aspens galore, very cool. The Wi-Fi is awesome, 4 & 5 bars most of the time. Everyone is very nice and helpful. 18 miles west of I-25, very big climb to get here, but it is worth it in the long run. Would stay again if in the area.
06/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Surprised at the price per nite, most I have paid anywhere. They include a day use fee of $7. Never paid a day use before. Put us in A loop in a pull-thru. Very tight, and you exit into the bushes. Ranger came just before we went to bed to tell us they had made an error, and the site was reserved. Asked us to pick any site of our choice in the morning and move. We went to D loop and got a wonderful site with a gorgeous view of the snow-capped Sangre De Cristo Mountains in the distance. Rangers and hosts were nice. Would not stay again because of the price.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
New loop was fully booked, stayed 2 weeks in the Juniper loop. Actually nicer, as the view is fabulous, coyotes at night and road runners in the day. Other than some people letting their dogs run off the leash, it was a very pleasant experience. The electric and water are a distance from where you park, so make sure you bring extra hose and cord. Would stay again, if in the area.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We started on the upper loop, steep hill up and down, no hook-ups, beautiful view. After the Memorial week-end people left, we moved to lower level, to a site that backed up to the river, with electric. Very pleasant. The hosts and rangers were especially nice. Restroom and shower were kept very clean. A drive from I-25, but well worth it. It is a very busy park, so you may want to make reservations. We would definitely stop again, if in the area.
05/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
Price reflects PPA. Came in and was told they were "capping" sites. Not sure what that meant. She gave me a site at the top of the hill, it was between two other rigs. I had to maneuver between two trees, and once I got in, I could not let out the slide. We requested another site, and she asked if we could back in, (you shouldn't be driving a big rig if you can't back) we moved down a tier to a back in. Weeds and grass are overgrown, when hooking up, there were snakes in the grass. They only let out a select few sites while we were there for a week. We saw a couple rigs leave when they couldn't get a spot, although there were plenty of them available. Situated right next to a mobile home park, plenty of traffic. The manager does about fifty in her car around the premises. The dumpsters are kept locked, so we had to put trash in front of them, and someone with a key would put it in later. Laundry was clean. No one manning the office over the week-end. Units came in stayed and left next morning, not sure if they paid. Would not stay again.
04/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was one of the nicest state parks. We stayed one week at North Monticello Point. Very clean, as the sites are cleaned and raked on a weekly basis by the camp hosts. Camp hosts were exceptionally helpful and friendly. We had a very nice view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Easter week-end was busy, but it was still quiet and peaceful. I would most definitely make an effort to come back here!
04/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
Don't waste time or money coming here. $14 a night PPA, with $3 day upgrade to 50amp. Good: the management was very nice. Bad: the site we got was large stones on the door side, and did not make for comfortable walking. Easy to turn an ankle. The other three sides had some sort of stickers that stuck to the bottom on your shoes and pantlegs and came in the motorhome with us. Everytime the dog went out, she got at least one in her paw. Very painful! No shade, and beside the main drag for all the residents. Posted speed is 5mph, residents did about 40mph, which made for dust constantly. Do not waste $2 a day for Wi-Fi. It is totally useless. It takes hours just to get my e-mail to load. Do not see how they are justified in charging for it. And I was right next to the office. When we arrived, there were beer cans hanging in the small pine tree near our site. They blew out to join all the other soda and beer cans on the ground. Mostly permanent residents, and their dogs are allowed to do their business without being picked up. No dog run or designated area. The lake is a drive from the grounds, not a walk. And finally, I was not impressed with the dead carcass adorning the site next to us. I will not be back.
04/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Awesome! Rusty and her folks are Cream of the Crop. They always had time to chat, and even taught us a new dice game!! If you want peace and quiet, this is it. Huge sites w/all hook-ups. A safe penned area for your dog, even has a tire course, which our pup mastered the second time thru, and enjoyed each time we went there. The night sky is absolutely brilliant! We saw all sorts of different birds, from our travels. The Koi pond is a wonderful oasis, in the desert! The duck pond is great too. They have built a wonderful campground, and the pride shows! If you are looking for a pool, or a couple trips a day to Wal-Mart, don't come here! Leave it for the people who truly enjoy nature. I will definitely drive the distance to come back here!
03/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
We came here because it was a Recreation USA park. When we arrived we were told it wasn't. We were invited to look elsewhere, but after a long journey, we wanted to settle in. The manager will tell you she doesn't care if you stay or not, and we saw a lot of people turn around and drive away. The price reflects a month long stay, although we are leaving after 20 days. The restrooms gets lots of visitors, people just pulling off the road and using them. However, when we used the shower we were told there would be a $15 charge. The wi-fi is off more than on. Electric is metered. Sewer and water are acceptable, sewer being right under the water faucet. The lot is fine gravel, and the dust flies when the wind blows. Being a good distance from the highway, we expected peace and quiet, but, everyone in the neighborhood, has a least two outdoor dogs, and they bark constantly all night. As is the norm, there are lots of permanent residents, some friendly, some not so much. I only stayed this long since I had business in the area. I would look elsewhere if in the area again.
03/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
I had already read the reviews, and did not plan to stop here. Unfortunately, severe high winds made me change my mind. The place is a defunct motel, with sites behind and in front of motel. We chose behind the motel in hopes of cutting some of the buffeting winds. Wi-Fi is useless, off more than on, with extremely weak signal. Road sounds are loud all night, and absolutely no view. Only stay as a last resort. Would not stay again, and certainly not worth the $15.50 paid.
11/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
After our alternator belt repair, we decided to take the nearest campground. Rocky Ridge turned out to be a gem. A short drive off the highway, and a greeting from an emu, lead us into the campground. The gentleman at the desk was extremely helpful with getting us hooked up in the dark, to our water and sewer. We were able to use our computer with free Wi-Fi. We had to leave early before the sun to get home, but the park was very quiet and I would definitely go back for a longer visit.
11/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We had a blowout in the A.M., and after repairs, pushed on to make it to the campground. We arrived after dark. This was our first night in our motorhome. The gentleman in the office was very obliging and came out to help us get set up in the dark. The campground is very nicely situated and has lots of trees, which present no problem with parking. I would definitely go back when I could spend more time and enjoy the peacefulness of the park.
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