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2 RV Parks near Villanueva, New Mexico
Nov 2017 - $14.00
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. - NT2013
May 2017 - $10.00
We stayed here on our way to Santa Fe. The road up from Rt 40 is very tight for a big rig just before you get to the park. Go slow, gear down, and use the entire road. The park is definitely secluded. It is right on the Pecos river and has some neat hiking. The interior roads are mostly paved. There are electric sites, but all must be reserved. Most are not pull thru. Our site 20B, is reservable, but has no power. However, it was one of the only pull thrus. All sites have a wind shelter. The wind is pretty strong in the canyon and the tent campers were setting up inside the shelters. We prefer non commercial parks. This fit our needs wonderfully. - CharlieS
Nov 2016 - $10.00
Previous reviews are right about this CG being a lovely little spot for peace and quiet with the only sound is the Pecos River running though it. The restroom were clean and well taken care of. The roads in the park are paved but the sites are not. This CG is on their reservation system and I would recommend reserving and paying the extra fee because in the off season there is no one around to take care of the on site system and all the electric sites, whether reserved or not say they are reserved, so all that you can camp at are the non electric site, and there is no cell service to call anyone either. We came in from Hwy 40 and "what a ride" for the last few miles, down a narrow switchback cliff and then back up thru the little town with narrow sharp turns. I would recommend you come in from the north to avoid the cliff, but it is still a narrow and windy road. The dump station was easy to get into but make sure you are disconnected because the turnaround at the end in very tight. The upper loop which was closed when we were there but it is on such a steep road going up and down 1 way that I would not want to take our big rig up there, but the sites, once you get there are big and fairly level with a spectacular view of the valley. Make sure you bring all the supplies you need because the closest town is an hour and half on those windy roads and hwy 25 all the way to Santa Fe. - rhianna
Oct 2018 - $40.00
Stay here only if you have no other options. Sites not level, just horrible. I'm used to having to level, but this place obviously does not care enough to work on the sites. Water pressure is gravity fed so it is very low pressure. You may need to use bottled water to flush your toilet properly. The park provides OK WiFi but not cable. The park also has a dog that is allowed to run loose and is unattended by the owners. The dog can be seen going from camper to camper peeing on them. We will never come back here. - ewew
Oct 2018 - $46.00
Not a good RV park and way below KOA standards. Sites were not level and even with blocks we were unable to level. Very very low water pressure. Horrible sharp stickers everywhere. Our poor dog was covered every time he went out and we stayed on the road. Owners had excuses for everything but did nothing to remedy the problems. - Rollin Gypsy
Sep 2018 - $46.00
Lovely area off 25. New owner trying very hard to America's improvements. Most sites Not level. Most rigs had to use blocks, 2x6 wood to place under jacks. No cable. Laundry excellent. Staff very friendly. Sand spurs everywhere around sites and on way to dog park. Owner filled in dog park with soft, white, cedar shavings like that used in hamster cage. The dog park was large, fenced area down a hill with steps. No handrail for safety. Lots of nasty sand spurs in area from steps to dog park gate also. Bring dog boots to protect paws, socks and tweezers if you have a dog. Low rating is for the terrain. Hoping new owners just puts gravel everywhere with paved sites to minimize the sand spurs. - Andrea W