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15 RV Parks near Los Alamos, 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
Sep 2018 - $20.00
We rate this high because it was so convenient! We spent a night and caught the first shuttle to Bandelier and spent our time there and then shuttled back to our RV for lunch and to rest from our hike. We then unhooked our electric and drove to Los Alamos to go to the Bradbury Center and walk around town. The shuttle to Bandelier runs every 20 minutes and it takes about 25 minutes to ride up the mountain. It was a great day. Dumped our tanks and refilled with water and spent a second night. Pay at kiosk with credit card. Bathrooms inside visitor center during hours. Grocery across street and a barber shop and restaurant. We were here on Friday and Saturday night and it was very quiet and only a half dozen other campers. Minimal traffic. Would definitely stop here again. - busyteach
Aug 2018 - $20.00
This campground is basically a converted parking lot. All 16 sites have 50/30/20 amp service. The electricity was excellent hovering around 125 volts. There are no picnic tables, fire rings nor Wi-Fi. Verizon air card and cell phone reception was good. All of the sites are unleveled. Water and a dump station are located on the east side of the campground (near the fire department). First come, first serve; no reservations taken. There is a self-pay machine near the small dog run enabling you to pay the nightly fee of $20. Only credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) are accepted - no cash. The self-pay machine takes payment for one night at a time; multiple night stays will need to pay each day. The official policy is that you can only stay for two weeks per month. Since there is no host we noticed that many of the people were abusing this policy. To make it even worse, most people were not paying the daily fee. There is a visitor center next to the campground and a shuttle to Bandelier National Monument. You can only drive into Bandelier before 9 AM and after 3 PM. Bathrooms are available within the visitor center during business hours. There is a new housing development near the campground that created a lot of noise. However, work stopped around 3 PM. It was pretty quiet at night. We would come back to this campground if we were in the area. We have a 30 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
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 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
Aug 2018 - $31.00
We stayed here one night on the way to Colorado and for our use it was very adequate. It is a gravel parking lot but roomy, noise was not a problem, wasn't very crowded when we were there, and we had room to leave our tote connected. We plan to stay here again this year. If all you want is a place to park it works nicely, if you want scenery you need to find another park. - Ilovemyholidayrambler
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
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
Oct 2018 - $10.00
This Corps of Engineers park is located on Cochiti Tribal lands (so, no drinking in public). Our site was level but as far away from the lake as you could get. We had electric but no water/sewer. Note, the sites with water faucets seem to be oddly dispersed but, if you have 30-50' of hose, you can reach a faucet. - Tessa & Toadee on the Road
Oct 2018 - $10.00
This is a nice clean park with some sites having views of the lake. The water and electric are placed in the proper area and worked well. There is a dump station located in the park. Most sites are fairly level but not all. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. - illini777
Oct 2018 - $10.00
We love this park. We would probably not love it in the summer though—no shade except the covered picnic tables. Free nice warm showers. Spacious sites. Some have no hookups, some have electric only and some have electric and water. Really nice park ranger. Some sites level, some a little less so. The sites higher up have such beautiful views plus we had colorful sunrises and sunsets. This park is in between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. All sites have cement picnic tables, some covered picnic tables. Swim beach. - ClayLady
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
Mar 2019 - $35.00
Love this place. Bathroom was very clean and quaint. Excellent laundry. Staff was kind, friendly and helpful. Located close to everything. Perfect place to stay. - PattiBill
Nov 2018 - $45.00
Access to the park is easy. Signage was okay. Check in was quick and informative. We were guided to our site and the attendant insisted on guiding us in. Parameter roads are paved and in good condition. Our site (22) was a back in. The base was "WASHED" gravel with a table and concrete patio. Power water and sewer were well placed but the sewer receptacle was high and the gravel next to it was low (only points lost). Even with our trestle it was not easy to dump. For an urban park it was quiet. All of the buildings maintain the correct southwestern architecture. Propane is available on site both for bottles and under-slung tanks. Rules are not too restrictive but are adhered to. This is a very pleasant park. We paid $46.99 with tax including our G S discount. We feel that we received good value and would return if in the area. - Rollin Ollens
Sep 2018 - $57.00
Enjoyed having a site with a cement pad. Reasonable close to downtown and lots of local shopping, including a Walmart very close. Why does this resort not have cable TV? - AvalonDF41