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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Wild Rivers Recreation Area  (BLM), Cerro, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $4.00
Overall Rating:

This place is now Rio Grande del North National Monument. Wild Rivers is the area where the campgrounds are. Camping in Wild Rivers was so relaxing we planned on 3 days and stayed 5. It is first come first served. Once you get a site you can stay for 14 days. Because it is off the beaten path it rarely fills. Sunday thru Wednesday RVers under 30 feet should have no problems. Tenters have more options and should be able to find a site most days if they are okay with short walk ins. There is only one pull thru and it will accommodate any size rig. Most of the other sites are easy back ins 25 to 35 feet. You will need blocks to get level and don't expect to get absolutely level. The sites are large-ours was 1/2 acre. Most are very private. There are 26 sites divided into 5 campgrounds. El Aquaje has 7 sites. It fills last, has fewer trees, with less privacy and smaller sites. However, this is where the only pull thru is located. La Junta has 3 walk-in tent sites. It is next to the day use area. Montoso has 4 sites. Big Arsenic has 6 sites--The 3 on the rim are suitable for trailers. If you are longer than 20 feet take the right fork. It circles around the rim sites. Do not take the left fork it will take you to a very tight circle with a tree in the middle and 2 short tent sites. Little Arsenic has 6 sites. Five are good for RVs and one is a walk in tent site. Each site has grills, fire rings, covered table and gravel. All very clean. We camped at Wild Rivers Recreation Area  (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Little Arenic 11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Tios in Cerra has good home cooked Mexican Food. You can get a shower for $5 at Questa Lodge in Questa.. Very clean lots of hot water. Rael's Store and Coffee shop also has showers. The is a small grocery store close to the Dollar Store that has most anything you need. The Texas Red Steak House in Red River is wonderful. Lots of hiking in the area. Lots of shopping in Red River. The Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire is worth the trip especially if you or someone you loved served there.

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Tuttle Creek Campground, Lone Pine, California

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $4.00
Overall Rating:

One of the prettiest places I have ever been, as in 360 degrees of jaw dropping beauty. It is a BLM park. An RV Resort it is not. If you want large private sites, peace, quiet and lots of things to do it is a 10. If you want paved pads and hook ups stay in town. There is water and at least one of the faucets was threaded. During the winter the water is turned off. There is a host but one night he was off and a couple of jerks ran their generators all night. While the host was there generators were off at 10PM. We had site 21 and had no difficulty getting level but we had to use some blocks. Not a problem to us. There are lots of speed bumps so slow down. There are 2 loops. The one with the lower numbers fills up faster. So if you are worried about finding a place take the left turn with the higher number sites. There are very few trees. Sites are divided by sage and most are private. If you have to have a pull thru be sure to have a back up park in mind because there are not many pull thru sites. The back ins are long and have the most privacy. There are lots of composting toilets, clean and non smelly on the inside. If you have a choice of sites it is best to park several sites away from composting toilets (they have chimneys). They are sweet smelling on the inside but at certain times and if the wind is right they have an odor. Doesn't smell like sewer but still unpleasant. We arrived on a Sunday and left on Wednesday. There were plenty of empty sites. Alabama Hills was my backup camping area. Thankfully I didn't need it. Unless you know where you are going in Alabama Hill's you could get stuck on a dead end road. Even the main roads are uneven and rough. Best to drop your trailer and look for a site unless you know the area.. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is lots to do. The Western Film Museum is the big draw. The Manazar Interment Camp tells an incredible story that most of us have forgotten or never knew. The Laws Railroad Museum is a reconstructed small town circa the 1890s with a railroad and a train. Manazar is in Independence and Laws is in Bishop. You can do both plus have a good lunch in one day. Lots of eateries in Lone Pine. Alabama Hills cafe is good but crowded. We had a great dinner at Seasons on the main drag.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground), Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Much better for tents than RV. I was tent camping. However, I think I will bring my trailer next time. If you are are a hiker. which I am, you will love this place. Could be good for an overnight but it tends to fill up early. The tent area is walk in meaning park in the parking lot and haul your gear in. I got there at 3PM and got a great site but it was not close to the parking area. site. By 5 PM on a Sunday it was full. The RV area still had some spaces in the evening. The tent area is much nicer than RV area. RV area does have flush toilets. The views and the hiking are more important to me than the lack of RV amenities. This park is not for everyone. Try to arrive arrive around noon so get a good site. There is nothing there but hiking and scenery. It is 60 miles to a gas station. People who love the outdoors and don't mind roughing it will have fun. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Storrie Lake State Park, Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This park is in town. Walmart is less than a mile away. Water is turned off from Oct to April. In the winter the gate is locked at dark. In the summer the gate is locked at 9PM. There is a parking lot should you arrive late. Las Vegas is a very old and historic town that has been on the slides for decades. What a wonderful surprise to see it turning the corner. Houses are being painted. Restaurants are opening and old abandoned buildings are being remodeled. The historic La Castaneda Hotel has recently reopened after 70 years. It was one of the first Harvey Houses. It is next to the railway station. Drop in for a drink at the bar and you may get a tour of the building. Hopefully Storrie Lake will get a make over soon also. Others have mentioned the pot holes. But most things work. And the price is right. The south campground is nice and shaded with 3 sided covers over the picnic tables. Most sites are long pull thru's. They all have lake views. The north side is more worn. There are back in spaces shoulder to shoulder with water and electric right next to the group shelters. I would pass them by and settle for one of the boon dock sites OR you can just drive down to the lake and park on the grass. The biggest problem is the Storrie Lake dump has been closed for two years . Supposedly it will be totally rebuilt. There is a brand new Love's with dump right next to Air pumps mixed in with parking spaces--if that isn't enough of a problem the sewer connection is 18 inches high just 2 inches lower than my outlet. Milk it thru carefully or it will flow back into your tanks. Worse designed dump I've ever seen. I will return to Storrie Lake when they get a new dump. We camped at Storrie Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fish, kayak, no wake boating. Great hikes at Povenir 5.5 mi NW of Gallinas. Visit Fort Union up I-25 a bit . Also there is a museum I haven't seen but it should be interesting given the towns wild west heritage. It is closed Mondays.

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Stopped at this state park on my way back from Texas. Was a little hesitant due to recent reviews but found no problems. I pulled in a little before 5PM on a Tuesday and got the next to last available first come site. There is a host. Bathrooms are old and worn but clean. What a great deal water, electric and a covered picnic table for $14. For tenters there is an equally nice camp ground with out hook ups but with covered table and restrooms for $8 less than half a mile past pass the RV campground. The park is a little off the beaten path but close enough to both Carlsbad and Artesia to check both towns and Sitting Bull Falls. Rangers made their rounds several times and I was there less than 24 hours. I would recommend making reservations. I was very lucky to find a place and the last site was taken before I got set up. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad Caverns, Living Desert State Park, check out boating and fishing hiking trail down to the lake

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Mountain View RV Park, Monticello, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We spent one night here while visiting the Needles portion of Canyonlands NP and leaving early the next morning for Moab. The owners were very helpful getting us into our back in site and showing us a scenic route thru the national forest to Needles. Restrooms and showers were spotless. Laundry was nice. Everything worked. There was some road noise during the day but we didn't notice it at night. The little town is cute but we didn't stay long enough to visit any of its shops or cafes. We camped at Mountain View RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Canyonlands. Hovenweep, Moab. Some hiking trails in the national forrest.

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Sand Island Recreation Area (BLM), Bluff, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

This is a wonderful place for a base camp while visiting the monument valley area--Hovenweep, Monument Valley, Natural Bridge, Bear Ears, Bluff Fort, Gooseneck and Edge of Cedars State Park. The single sites are first come. Only the group sites can be reserved. If you value privacy, large sites, scenery and economy you will like this place. If hook ups and flush toilets are really important to you then pass it by. There are only 21 sites. A loop is for tents, small vans and pickup campers. There are some wonderful sites in A loop. There are even a few sites on the river. B loop does not have river front sites. It does have large medium to long back ins with some shade. The B loop fills up every day by mid afternoon. Tenters may have an easier time finding a site but by 6PM in peak season all sites are gone. There are 2 group sites mostly used by rafters. If the group sites are not reserved, late comers can park for one night in the group site. Most of the campers are overnighters so arrive before noon to score the best sites. We camped here twice in May and would do it again if we were in the area. The only thing that keeps me from giving this wonderful little campground a 10 and all 5 stars is the absence of a host. Rangers drive thru and workers clean the composting toilets daily but it is not like having someone on site 24/7. That said-the park was quiet as a mouse the 6 nights we were there. There were rafters every night and they were very quiet and early to bed. We camped at Sand Island Recreation Area (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You can get showers in Bluff at the RV parks. We paid $9. Don't miss the free Ft Bluff exhibit. Be sure to visit their store/information center. The hosts have wonderful tales about the Fort and settlement of Bluff. There is a nice grocery store in Blanding.

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM), Carrizozo, New Mexico

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

We spent 3 nights here to visit the Trinity Site and Lincoln County. This is a BLM camp ground that has WE hookups, showers and flush toilets, paved parking and a private area for tents only. Only downside is the wind--RV area is on top with 360 degree views but it can be rough if the winds come up. The tent area has some protection from wind. You can't beat the price. The host and Ranger were readily available. The visitors center is open 9 to 5. There are no reservations. We got there on Thursday at noon and had no problem getting a site with hook ups. It was filled every night over the weekend. Sites are large and most all are pull thru. Some are little strange in design as if they added water and electric as an after thought. There are paved paths thru the lava flow area. Don't miss walking it. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 6
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Trinity Site. It is only open two days a year-- the First Saturday in April and October. Drive up to Lincoln and see the Billy the Kid stuff. Great museum and good places to eat.

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Villanueva State Park, Villanueva, New Mexico

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This is the 3rd time I have camped here. It is very popular with the Albuquerque crowd so fills up all summer and on the weekends, fall and spring. On my previous visits, campers were allowed to camp in reserved sites with green tags for an overnight. Sites that were reserved for that date had red tags. This was a great idea but it is no longer true. You CAN NOT camp in any of the reserved sites without a reservation. And all the best sites are "reserved." We ended up having to take a site without hookups while half of the reserved sites sat empty. That is the main reason for my 7 instead of a 9 rating. We were here on a Tuesday. We never saw the host and other campers who had been there several days said they had not seen him either.

The campground is lovely. Many of the sites are wonderful: shaded, near the river and large. However it doesn't matter which way you drive to the park, from the north or south: Rt 3 is narrow, winding and has absolutely no shoulder. So if your wife or dog falls out, or you have a flat or clip a guard rail you just have to drive on until you reach the post office. It is more than I am willing to deal with. Been there done that. We camped at Villanueva State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Hike, read, listen to the river. Bring what you need. There is a small store in the village. Don't plan on eating out unless you go to Santa Fe.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Bandelier National Monument, Juniper Campground, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Bandelier National Monument, Juniper Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A 6
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hike down to the ruins and take the shuttle back. Pack a lunch. There is one small snack shop but it has a lovely shaded patio so bring your sandwich and buy a drink. You get refills for free. Visit the science/history museum in Los Alamos. And most of all visit the Smith's grocery store in Los Alamos. It is something to behold and their sweet rolls are out of this world.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Navajo Lake State Park, Cottonwood Campground, Navajo Dam, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Having read the reviews I was really worried about the dirt road leading to the camp ground. Yes it is dirt and but it is only 2 miles. It is wide and on coming traffic, if any, stops or gets overs for rigs. It is rough as all dirt roads are so don't think about driving more than 20 mph--10 to 15 MPH will be easier on your rig. We went in and out several times a day. In summer try to reserve sites #5 to #39 as they have the most shade. The back ins have more privacy than the pull thru sites. There is no problem with water, simply stop at one of the threaded sites and fill your tank. When you enter the campground loop if your site is on the outside of the loop go right otherwise take the left fork. If you screw up you can turn around in the dump/restroom area but it is best to take the correct approach in case the dump is in use. The hosts were right across from us and were pretty invisible. I prefer friendly host but the place was clean and there was no noise. I would certainly camp here again but not in the summer. Nights were wonderfully but mid day was miserable. You definitely need reservations weekends. There are some first come/first served sites but these are the shorter/or less shady. We were there mid week and the park was 75% full every night. Cottonwood is not on the lake. It is below the dam near the river. It is a short walk to the river but there are no riverside sites or views. We drove thru the 4 other campgrounds that are on the bluff over looking the lake. Only Pine has hookups. Sites are short, worn , and crowded. Very few have views of the water. The roads are mazes with no directions. I took a shower at Pine since Cottonwood doesn't have showers. Showers were fine but it is 10 miles from Cottonwood. I would never camp at any of the 4 lakeside camp grounds even in my tent. They were loud crowded and noisy waiting for a place to happen. We camped at Navajo Lake State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Number 46
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the Durango & Silverton train ride. Visit the Aztec National Monument in Aztec, NM. Fishing is the main draw for Cottonwood CG. There is a nice hiking trail that runs pass the day use areas but it lacks shade in summer. Some of the day use areas are wheel chair accessible for fishing. Cottonwood CG has 3 nice handicap campsite.

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Mogote Campground USFS, Antonito, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Mogote is a hidden gem for those who like the outdoors. The campground has 3 loops. The upper loop rarely fills up even on weekends. It can accommodate large RVs. The glorious things about the upper loop are its large sites, peace and quiet, and lack of mosquitoes. It is close to the road but 50 feet below the road with lots of trees so there is very little road noise. The other 2 loops are near/on the river. Sites are very private. These loops are more popular than than the upper loop but they d0 have mosquitoes. Because Mogote rarely fills and is just off Hwy 17 it is great for overnighters and last minute camping trips. We camped at Mogote Campground USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fishing, hiking--try Duck Lake and Elk Creek trails near Elk Creek CG. There are no restaurants in the area. Take the train to Charma from Antonito. Kick back and do nothings.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Heron Lake State Park, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of NM best state parks. The restrooms/showers were clean but worn. But you won't find many camp grounds with with W & E for $14. Heron Lake State Park actually has eight campgrounds. Blanca and Willow are the only CG's with hookups. They also are the only CG's not on the lake. However the lakeside campgrounds are better suited for tents, vans and small trailers. Blanca has the largest sites. Willow is tighter but it does have more shade. Blanca is big rig friendly. We had 4gs for our phone. The hosts were nice. Heron is a no wake lake so it is quiet. Big rigs and folks who need pull thru sites should make reservations even for weekdays. Others should be able to find a spot in either Blanca or Willow on weekdays. Weekends tend to fill up by Friday. Keep in mind that this is state park not a resort. It is in the country. Folks who love the outdoors will love it here. There are 2 great hiking trails. Fishing is a major draw for the park. We camped at Heron Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Chama is famous for its train. Ride the train!!!!! Hike. Fish canoe/kayak/sail. Relax. Ice is available at the visitors center. Gas, several good restaurants and groceries are available in the small town of Charma. If you can't ride the train drive north from Charma to CO. Beautiful scenery follows the train tracks.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Meadow Ridge, Woodland Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

I can't believe I am the only one who reviews this lovely NFS park. The 3 mile gravel road to the park is now in very good condition. The drive is beautiful and not at all scary. All the roads in the Ramparts Recreation Area are paved. Sites are gravel. There are 3 pull thru sites that will take rigs up to 40 feet. There is shade and privacy especially on the outside loop. Reservations are available and recommended as the park fills up Thursday to Monday. This is a place for people who love the great outdoors with hiking, kayaking, fishing and biking. Hosts are visible and helpful. Showers and dumping are available in Woodlawn Park. We camped at Meadow Ridge in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fishing, kayaking, hiking and biking are big with campers who use this park. Park is very quiet. The Swiss Chalet is a top restaurant in Woodlawn Park. It isn't cheat but the food is worth it. Expect rain in the afternoon in July.

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 26

Apache Campground (Lincoln National Forest), Cloudcroft, New Mexico

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Cloudcroft NM and Lincoln National Forest is a little piece of heaven for those who love the outdoors. There are 3 campgrounds in a row--Silver, Saddle and Apache with a total of approximately 75 campsites plus an overflow area at the entrance. There are no hookups but each campground has a threaded water faucet for fill ups. There is a dump-$5 and hot showers-$5 at the entrance to the recreational area. The park is at 8900 feet and a wonderful getaway from the summer heat. It is open from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day. Sites are large. Silver CG has the longest sites and is best for 30' to 40' but it has smaller sites and less privacy than Saddle and Apache. All roads and site pads are paved. It is heavily forested so some sites may be tricky for slide outs. The park is close to Cloudcroft. Travel east on 82 from Cloudcroft. Take a left on NM 244. The signed entrance is about 4 miles on your right. There are no reservations. On weekdays vacant sites are readily available. For weekends you plan to arrive before noon on Friday. For 3 day weekends arrive on Thursday is a good idea. We camped at Apache Campground (Lincoln National Forest) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Apache 6
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the shops in Cloudcroft. Dave's and Big Daddy's are great places to eat. For luxury try The Lodge. It has a golf course and fine dining. Ruidoso is a short drive to the casinos. There are 77 trails in the Cloudcroft area for hiking. The Cloudcroft Musuem, next to the school, is really fun with lots to see.

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