7.8 Good
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Caballo Lake State Park

Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico


Hwy. 187
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico 87931
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Sites: 310
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.90713
Longitude: -107.31129

Elevation: 4246' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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30 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

We took our new-to-us fifth wheel trailer to this state park on a trial run. Good choice! We chose the Stallion camping loop, and will choose it again on future camping trips to Caballo Lake State Park. Our site afforded good privacy and great views of the mountains across the lake. Staff in the office were very helpful and friendly, as were the rangers. I gave the park an overall "9" rating because there is always room for improvement. However, the side of Stallion camping loop where we were was a definite "10"! We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 33
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

Truth or Consequences is about a 18-20 minute drive from the park. You'll find a Walmart Super Center there as well as grocery stores, restaurants and such. There is a sort of glorified quick stop type market about 10 minutes away, but with Imited supplies/products.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 8

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

Our Appaloosa campground site was an end pull-out, not pull-through, so we had no neighbors behind us and none even close except in front of our truck and trailer. Evergreen trees acted as a windbreak, which was handy since it was very windy at times. The campground sits on a bluff overlooking the lake, so wind is common. But it is an inexpensive way to spend a few nights with hookups while snowbirding or traveling on I-25. New Mexico State Park campgrounds are our favorites of any of the states west of the Mississippi River. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Great park over all. We camped in the downriver campground. Very quiet. Close to Truth or Consequences for Walmart. Park ranger presence is visible daily. Camp host in each campground to check you in in you have a reservation. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

A campground with trees and grass in this area is a rare thing! Nice size sites some with FH and can be reserved. Gets busy on certain weekends, but has a group area with w/e for overflow. Part of the problem is that there are a number of permanent residents (2 weeks here, 2 weeks at Percha) that take up the better sites. The state should do something about this. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Check out Shattuck winery nearby. Very good wines.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Super nice state park. Clean, well-kept, new trees planted. Sites are large and nicely spaced. Some sites are considerably longer than others, but we still were able to leave our tow car connected to a 38' Class A and didn't have to unhitch.
Nice lake and mountain views, and very relaxing. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Stallion Site 37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Nice camp with a short walk to the lake. Kid friendly and lots of family. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Palamino
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Fishing & swimming, hiking

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

A really great place for a one night stop over and possibly longer if the park is not crowded. Easy pull through sites and relatively clean throughout. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

This is a ruggedly beautiful park with views of the lake below and mountains above. We stayed in the Palamino area which is full hook up, in a site overlooking the lake. The view of the sunset was spectacular from our campsite. There were only 3 out of the 7 sites occupied so had no trouble maneuvering our motorhome in and out of the site but if the area is full, you may have to unhook your tow vehicle to make the turn to get out. We glanced at the other two camp "circles" in this park and all campsites appear to have their own covered cabana that has stone half walls, a picnic table and roof to keep the sun out. Very nice touch. There is also swimming and fishing available down at the piers and beach below the campsites. We would definitely come here again for a longer stay. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

This area has a lot to offer from swimming, hiking, fishing, bird watching. Nearby Hatch has local dining options as well as "all things pepper related" for sale - very unique.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Long, easily accessed sites

Listed as pull through but big rigs back out

30 amp

Some shady sites

Restroom & showers were OK clean

Pet friendly

Excellent Verizon. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We made reservations here based on good reviews from other campers. When we arrived, we were surprised to find that our spot was basically the size of a two-car driveway, backing to a field of weeds and having a view and noise of the freeway (I-25). All RV spots are out in the open--no privacy between spots. We also noticed and heard large groups setting up tents in the non-camping area. We decided to leave and head to another campground. We were unable to get a refund as we had already checked in for the night. I would only recommend if you need a very quick overnight stop. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Clean and quite place to stay. It was nice to wake up and fish from dawn to dusk. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Fish until you drop!

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night but would go back and stay more if we had the time. Some of the spaces were overlooking the lake (high above). It was raining when we were there, but would be very hot in summer sun. The roads in each camping area are dirt but in good condition, wide, and without overhanging trees; the main road within the park is paved. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Truth or Consequences is the nearest city; it has a Walmart, numerous restaurants, stores and gas stations. Many people go there to use the hot springs.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Site close to home. Opened up the season with a quick weekend stay. A few other rigs there and place was quiet and clean. No nonsense site with few other amenities. Area was well kept by park staff. A bit more dust and wind than we cared for, but that's the Desert Southwest. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 148
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

The time of year and the campground selected can make a big difference in the perception of this State Park. This rating is for the main campground, which is situated above the lake and has three separate loops. Two of the loops are entirely reservation sites and none of the sites have 50 Amp. They are 30 Amp and there are no shade trees. Each has a solid ramada with a concrete pad and grill. Interior roads and sites are dusty gravel. Most of the sites are pull-through. Those in the Stallion Loop are the most spacious and not parallel to the interior road. Access to the lake is via the boat ramp road and the lake level is very low. The boating and weekend crowd on a Friday in August is missing in action. Perhaps because of the low water levels. Verizon has a strong signal here and so does the 3G aspect. We will likely return here. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This review is for the Lakeside campground. This campground is just below the Caballo Dam on the Rio Grande River. This park is not as nice as our last park, South Monticello campground at Elephant Butte State Park. It is an older park and is not well maintained. The interior roads and individual sites need a new layer of gravel. Most sites are pull throughs. Each site has a grill/fire pit, water, 30 & 20 amp power, and a concrete pad that contains a picnic table covered with a shelter. The nearest civilization is Truth or Consequences. Cows are allowed to graze in the campground. There were about a dozen or more when we were here. This isn’t necessarily a bad idea except there are cow patties everywhere, even in the children’s playground. And these things attract a lot of flies. And I wonder if a cow would attack a curious child. We camped at Caballo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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