We did not stay here but we tried. In the past couple months I called the park asking about big rig sites. I was assured they had them. This morning I called for availability and was told there are no big sites but we could use the overflow area until one opened up. We planned to spend five nights. We had a long day of driving, including down the very narrow SR131 and then gravel to the campground. We drove the loop and perhaps there were two sites that a 40' RV "could" fit into - the rest were for 32' maximum. We then inquired about the overflow area. The host shook his head and said, "wow, it's awfully tight back there" - which was the tent group area. To enter the narrow one-lane drive we would have had to gone between two metal posts complete with a tree overhanging the entrance. We left and drove another 100 miles to Cochita Corps of Engineers park - very disappointed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Agree with all previous comments--a real jewel. Only thing we can add is that we (humans and dog) loved the trails and the 3-sided shelters. Practically had the place to ourselves off-season. Camp host did come to greet us and alert us to the "camp kitty," which we were glad to have a heads up about given our cat-hating dog. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another great New Mexico state park. Eight sites with electricity, table, pedestal, and fire ring. Some of the sites had a shade Ramada but our site didn’t, it did have the table sitting on a cement pad. After Labor Day the sites are first come first served only. We drove straight into site # 9 so that we were facing in towards the trees and we opened up away from the road. We were able to get all three slides out but not the awning which didn’t matter since the site was shaded by the trees. You will need an extension cord to reach the box if you pull in as we did. Our site had 20, 30 and 50 amp service. A water faucet was located near the site which was nice and the dump station with potable water is located at the entrance to the campground. The site wasn’t perfectly level but that didn’t prove to be a problem. Gravel interior road but dirt sites. We had to use our portable dish to get a satellite signal and we did have good reception on our cellphone and Aircard (Verizon). We enjoyed the peace and quiet during the day and at night. The park was busy on the weekend but returned to “normal” by Sunday afternoon. If you like peace and quiet you’ll love this park. I would have given the park a 10 if they supplied water to each site. Rate is what we paid with our New Mexico annual park pass. Otherwise it’s $14.00 a night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a jewel of a camp ground. Very private, shady, small and peaceful. There is a host on site and the park office is right in the camp ground. Restrooms are clean. There are no showers and no water hookups. Water is available near the dump site and near the restrooms. The grounds are clean. There are no pull thru sites so I did my first ever back into a site. It really wasn't that difficult. If hiking is your thing there are lots of opportunities. The campground has several short and easy hiking trails. The trailheads for Red Canyon and Box Canyon are near by. We didn't have time to take the longer hikes. The park was not crowded--only 5 campers the night I was there. There are no sewer or water hookup and no showers so this park would not be for everyone. We plan to go back and hike the longer trails. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a tranquil campground. The state park is 15 miles east of Mountainair NM. The turn onto the road to the park is a very sharp left turn. Big Rigs can make it if they prepare for it. We are a 40 foot motor home towing a Silverado pick-up truck. Once you get closer to the park, the road is very dusty and both the motor home and the pickup were covered in dirt. However, within the park there is sufficient turning room, wide roads, and no low hanging trees with sites available to accommodate our motor home. There are 37 RV/tent sites - eight sites with electricity, a fixed dump station, and potable water available at various locations. No shower facilities. While we were here, the trees are alive with newly “hatched” locusts, and I could clearly hear them clicking away all around me. The park has 65 acres at 7,340’ elevation. There is access to Cibola National Forest. Hiking trails, horseback trails, picnic tables, horseshoes, wildlife viewing. The ranger leads occasional walks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Manzano State Park is a small, quite, very well kept State Park. Most sites are large and
level with shade provided by pine and alligator juniper trees. Even though only electricity is provided, this is one of the best parks I have ever stayed in. Wildlife abounds, and many Indian and Spanish ruins are nearby for history and wildlife lovers. The rest rooms are wihout showers, but are very neat, clean, and well maintained by an excellent and friendly staff. I will return many times to this unique and quite park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.