We found this park to be very nice. The lady in the office and owners of this park were extremely nice and helpful. It's close to town where you can enjoy the local sites and taste all the old town Las Vegas traditions. I highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Operated by a self-storage business, this small campground is bare-bones. Dirt and gravel, grass and weeds, no amenities other than cable TV. There is no Internet at all. The place is OK for an overnight when traveling through on I-25, but I wouldn't vacation here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The lady in the office was terrific! Nice, informative, delightful. That was the best part of the park. Well, other than a decent price. And our site was fairly long, level and pull-through. The area between sites is nothing but mowed weeds. The roads are dirt/gravel. Sites are bordered by huge iron posts in the ground - watch out! Most sites are rented by the month, but not trashy. We took the wrong choice on our way out and draged under a huge willow tree as we made the corner (take the outside road next time...) It is close to Wal-Mart, fairly close to the cool old downtown (but the prices at El Rialto were way too high for mediocre food!) and convenient to the freeway. Would we stay there again? - probably not. It was too much like a seedy mobile home park. We'll try the State Park next time - and we really do want to come back and explore Las Vegas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The ladies who ran the camp were delightful and guided me to my site. There was a nice dog park along with a fair sized swimming pool. We opted to have the cook fix us dinner the night we stayed and it was delicious. There was a menu to choose from and you could also join an ice cream social. They had a large selection of movies you could borrow as well and a small gift shop. We camped in a motorhome and would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$22. a night, $110. a week, $350. a month. We stayed 8 nights. Gravel interior roads and sites. Sites are all pull throughs, 50 to 55 feet long. Plenty of room between sites. The interior roads by the office and owner's house really aren't made for "Big Rigs". Are a little tight. Is located along Highway 518 so there is road noise. Wal-Mart is a block away. If you come off of I-25 and onto Legion St., watch out for the unmarked speed bumps in front of the school. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a quiet campground, with a great staff. Sites are nice, but many are on a slope. Water pressure is low. Restrooms are cleaned on a regular basis, but need updating, mold removal, etc. The park Internet is great during the daytime, but impossible to use during evening hours. There is a strong signal, but it only seems to allow a few users to log on at a time. I thought it was funny that when I called about a reservation I was told about the grocery store. When I arrived I noticed that the selection was limited to one each of about half dozen grocery items! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pretty much the same as others have stated. Highly recommend staying in one of the 7 newer pull-thru's as they are mostly level and utilities are good, rest of sites are very iffy. BEWARE PETOWNERS; the sand burrs are everywhere and painful, we used dog shoes for our dog and were constantly picking them out of our shoes and the dogs'. There is a nice sand/dirt path that leads to sandy dog area. We are full-timers and have stayed in 100's of CG's and believe this may be our least favorite. Staff is nice but don't try to use your VKR $'s because they don't want to be bothered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the usual overpriced KOA. Very dusty roads, and to exit you have to drive the entire perimeter on a tight, rough, dusty, dirt road - ridiculous. My clean RV was a mess even driving very slowly. I'll pick another place before staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects KOA membership. The site #1 was not level. Sites are rough gravel. The staff is great but this place is way way overpriced. The laundry is $2 each for wash/dry. The road in is also rough. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy to find. Owners very friendly and helpful. There is a cafe on site where you can purchase breakfast and supper - which makes for a convenient over night stay. The downside for me is that the campsite is all rough gravel, which makes it dusty and uneven. Also there is a Wi-Fi service available, but it is very slow and kicks you off frequently. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for several days, mainly because we had to get new tires on the motorhome and it was Labor Day weekend, so we had to wait until Tuesday. Easy to get to, very nice people/staff. They had breakfast and dinner available in the picnic area, which was very nice. Good food also. Very nice spots except they were very dusty, not a lot of rock in our spot mostly dry dirt. That was the only downside. Never made it to the pool, but it looked refreshing. Nice place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Helpful, friendly staff that also provides a very good meal. The owners went above and beyond to please their guests. I would definitely return to their park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Friendly, quiet, convenient to I-25. Most spaces appeared to be level with tables, fire rings, and shade trees. Owner couple take a real pride of ownership in this park. Restrooms are clean. It is a little pricier than other parks in my travels, but it is the best option between Raton & Santa Fe. I plan to stay here in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A bit more than we wanted to spend but this is a KOA which I find a bit more exp than most. However, was nice and we got a clean, level site. Not all sites are level though so ask. Good scenery, out in the country a bit. Decent road in but it is not Hwy quality, rough but nothing bad at all. We got a pull through with 50 amp, you can pay less than we did w/o 50 and the pull through. Nice people at check in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good place. Only comments I would have is that there is no TV. (Not that we care that much: just watch news and now kind of wonder why we do that!) The road coming in is rough, and the hookups are located way to the front on the 50a pull through sites. We said we wanted a site for an overnight and would not be unhooking and had to pull way to the front so electric cable would reach. We kind of hung out the front a little on the road with the truck, but there was room for people to pass. Well, we think the 45' DP that just came in one "upstream" from us will be able to go by if he has to: but we will be out early in the morning! They have other FHU PT's they could have put us in that would not have been an issue. We made the reservation a long time ago and have a KOA Kard. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place with a great staff. Stopped here because it was late and they gave us the primo spot in the campground. They offer a great pancake breakfast and free coffee. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice little park, owners were very friendly and helpful. Had a free pancake breakfast in the morning. Slow season so office is only open at 5 PM for arriving guests, but they have a self serve check-in before 5. Had a nice pull-through site, utilities and Wi-Fi worked well. Good place to stay for a couple of days to tour the town and area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped in Feb so didn't get to use all amenities. Very clean campground with friendly, helpful owners. In a rolling, wooded location and convenient to I-25. Pet friendly with nice walk path and also a fenced run. Would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Worst KOA we have stayed at. No one to check us in despite being there before 5. Trash was a disaster--no dumpster and cans overflowing. Poorly maintained. Decent WI-FI only after paying an additional $10. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Owners/managers very friendly and helpful. The park is fairly quiet although there is some highway noise as the park is below I-25. The road leading into the park and leading up to the office is a little rough and could use some improvement. The best sites are the Deluxe sites (since they have a small metal swing seat) as they are long and relatively flat pull-throughs. Note that there are only about 6 of these sites, so it is best to reserve ahead to be assured of getting one. The other sites almost all had a rise to get onto the site and were not very level. Location of park is fairly convenient to the historic district. The only grocery shopping is Wal-Mart which is probably 20 minutes away. The swimming pool was closed for the season despite the temperatures being in the 80's! It would be nice if they could leave it open when the weather is this hot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We hosted a Carriage rally at this park and found the staff to be the friendliest and most cooperative we have ever encountered. The park is located in a nice pinon/Juniper setting southwest of Las Vegas. We will certainly return here in the future. The only negatives were low water pressure and lack of cable TV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Convenient, yes. Owners friendly and helpful, yes. But park is pretty rustic, all dirt and dusty. 50 amp sites are the least desirable sites. Pretty basic park for much more than basic price. We paid $45, with tax, and with AAA discount. Way too much for this park. Will not stay here again unless price were to be drastically reduced. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is convenient to I-25 and the owners are helpful and friendly. We were able to get Verizon service and many local TV stations via the antenna. The Wi-Fi was marginal. The sites are gravel and not particularly roomy. The dump station is not in a level area so getting ones tanks completely emptied is not possible. So, it is important to reserve a full hookup site. When we were there the sites were rather muddy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground with a great little nature trail dog walk. Great staff and they gave us a ARRP discount since we don't have a KOA card. The campground needs to invest in a cable system. We just did a over-night stop on the way home. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park before. The last time we got 7 inches of snow and 17 degree temps. Not the fault of the campground but not much fun. Management is very helpful. They offer breakfast and dinner: take out or eat in. The pancakes are excellent. We didn't try their dinners. The dog walk is good and there is a dog free exercise area also. We prefer public campgrounds with larger sites but this KOA is ok. It is a little tight. We are used to rough roads and considered the one to this campground no problem. It is paved but has some potholds. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice RV park. I had site 4, which provided plenty of room for my rig and tow car. The site was extremely beautiful, and it provided an excellent view of the nearby mountain views and valley. The only reason for rating it a 9 is that the main access road entering the park is rutted in spots and needs repair. I will definitely stay here in the future when traveling to this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rough, rough road leading into the park. Lady at desk was quite helpful, gave us a choice of sites and an escort. The sites were pull-throughs but very tight. We were lucky to get a spot as the park filled up later. Good area to walk dog. Pool was cold but clean. Laundry facilities could use an update, but were serviceable. There's a nice store with essentials and gift items. Television reception with our antenna was poor. Adequate Wi-Fi. We would stay here again, especially since there's not much else to chose from in this area. However, the entrance road really needs attention. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As others have stated, access road is very rough but OK if you go very slow. Pull-throughs #1-7 are long, level and no trees in the way. Other sites are terraced into hill above. Some are level with trees not a problem but others are unlevel with tree interference. Bathrooms/showers/laundry are older but clean and neat. Staff is friendly, park is quiet with a nice view. Nice store. Pool looked nice. Wireless is free and a little slow but OK. No cable TV and we were unable to get anything on antenna. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the worst KOA campground that we’ve ever stayed in. It has nothing to offer. It’s an older park and needs a lot of maintenance. The roads and sites are nothing but dirt with minimal gravel. They have no cable TV and their Wi-Fi is so slow that it’s not worth logging on. Water pressure is low since they have a well. Entrance road is filled with pot holes. The owners and staff are very friendly and very accommodating. They escort you to the site and ensure all is well before they leave. Sites are level and long; 50 amp; shade trees which are welcome when temps are in the high 90s. The closest Wal-Mart is 15 minutes away. We stayed here while visiting Pecos National Historical Park, Fort Union National Monument and hiking the Santa Fe National Forest. Unfortunately, there are not too many campgrounds to choose from in this area. Campground is okay for a short stay. As typical of all KOA campgrounds, it’s pricey for what you get. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice mountainside campground for a stopover on the way to the next stop. Nice layout of park, level sites, quiet with marvelous view of sunsets. Store is well stocked for travelers with gifts, postcards, etc. They had a cookout dinner for campers at a reasonable price, but we did not partake. Although the road between highway and the entrance to park is rough with lots of potholes, so had to slow way down when turning off highway. This is just a "heads up" to others, not the RV park's detractor. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Cute park in the pines of New Mexico. Very friendly owners who want your stay to be pleasant. We had been experiencing high winds for 2 days, and elected to stay another night and just relax. I would recommend this park, and gave it a 9 because of no cable TV, and reception with an antenna is poor. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Seemed to be a pretty nice campground with natural landscaping but 7" of snow due to bad luck and poor planning on our part. Most of the park amenities were closed for the winter. Close to I-25 but we heard no traffic noise. All hookups worked through fairly extreme temperatures. Wi-Fi was fast and reliable. The staff was friendly and helpful with local travel and restaurant advice. The bathrooms were clean but cold, understandable given the winter storm. The movie loaning program helped us get through a snowed in day in Las Vegas. We'll come back to stay again if we are stopping in Las Vegas for a night or more. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is gravel including sites. Nice store on site. Very friendly personnel. Road to park is paved but narrow and had a lot of holes. RV parks are sparse between here and Colorado Springs so would definitely stay here again for a one night stop over. We've stayed in a lot worse parks than this one and we're full timers. A real negative is KOA's prices. We have the KOA discount but their prices are still too high for the amenities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Maybe it's the time of year but you could not walk outside without stepping on so many stickers (goatheads) that you couldn't wear your shoes or sandals back into your rig. Otherwise a nice setting and in space #1 we didn't hear any freeway noise. Might stay here again but not at this time of year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well, it's a KOA. As expected the owners are really friendly, the staff very helpful, well stocked store, etc. However, this KOA is off the beaten path. To get to this park, you have to drive about a half mile down a very dilapidated road that will basically rattle and shake your coach to pieces. It's a very narrow road and any oncoming traffic has to pull off into the ditch to let you by. The park itself is dirt roads and from what we saw, most of the sites were dirt. This is Northern New Mexico and this park actually looks like you're camping out in the pinon covered hills. It's a very aesthetically pleasing park but a real bear maneuvering a 40' coach through pine tree lined, tight roads. In fact, without much choice, we had to drag our coach along some pines as we left our site in the morning, which did a fair amount of damage to the paint on our unit. There also seemed to be a lot of full time residents living here and several dogs running to and fro in spite of the park's dog leash rule. The upper part of the park sits fairly close to I-25 so the road noise can be bothersome. The park is clean and well maintained. We didn't use any of the facilities but the people we camped next to did and they said everything was very clean and in good order. We probably would not stay here again just because of the access issues with a 40' coach. But for smaller rigs and considering the setting, and the friendliness of the owners, I wouldn't hesitate recommending this park to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great family campground! KOA staff very helpful and friendly. Escort to site. An old firetruck gives the kids rides around the campground in the evenings. Cafe serves breakfast and dinner. Pool was clean but chilly! Campground has maintained Pinon Pines around the park. We would stay here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a bice little campground, enjoyed our overnight stay. The roads around the park need a little work but of course this is not an in town type of campground so it is to be expected. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
High marks for this KOA. We had a pull thru for a 42 foot motorhome. Great View of the valley and we hit them when they were having a 2 for 1 promotion. Lots of interesting birds came to our feeder and our lab appreciated the dog run. People make the park and these folks get a 10. We liked being away from the trains that seem to be right next to all RV parks. If you are going to Angel Fire this is a great place to stop and get used to altitude. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with lots of trees, level sites and clean bathrooms. WiFi was good once I got connected. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. It was a bit windy but that kept the highway noise down. We stayed one night and would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had just a quick overnight stay on-route. First impression is that this is a very pleasant site where owners are trying hard to make you feel welcome. We were here very much "out of season" so we didn't get to enjoy the full benefit of what this place without a doubt has to offer, but we would definitely stop here some other time. We enjoyed a nice pull-through site with a great view out our front window. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is more rustic than most, but we liked the trees and shade! Wi-Fi did not work for me; they have problems with only a small percentage of people (they say). There was no TV. They were very nice people, but I felt it was overpriced for what was there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This KOA was a pleasant surprise from other typical KOAs. The RV sites were generally well spaced with gravel pads. It is built on the side of a hill so some sites were not completely level. WIFI signal was good; there was no cable TV. The park was clean and improvements were being made. The managers were polite and very helpful. We definitely would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with the first review that this is just another overpriced KOA with little to offer at this time of year, April. While we did buy a new KOA card here, the $60 bill for one night at this campground was too high. We could have stayed in a motel for less than that. The campground wasn't all that bad but we probably won't go back there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Another overpriced KOA. Probably OK for a summer destination with children (playground and pool), but nothing special otherwise. Gravel, reasonably level sites, strong free WiFi, but poor water pressure. Close to the interstate but quiet; a good distance from town. Nice lady at the office. Only RV park close to the Interstate in the area or else we would have stayed elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Signage to campground good. Limited place to park and register. Owners friendly and efficient. New pull-thru gravel based sites not very level but long enough for big rigs. However rest of site not big rig friendly. One way road around site had a number of tight curves, trees, etc. added to by snow on ground that had not been cleared. We backed out. Isolated country location, little road noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are all gravel as are the roads. Still, the facilities were very good. We stayed in a large pull-through, but some of the other sites might have been a bit tight for our 36 foot fifth wheel. It seems like a typical KOA with lots of other amenities offered, and a fairly high price. Unfortunately, we were here in the very late season and they were not doing their apparently excellent burgers. The owners went out of their way to welcome us. We would probably stay here again, but not in the peak season when the prices really rise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park seems a little pricey. Currently under new management and they are great. Friday is cookout night and their hamburgers 6.96 - 7.50) are some of the best I have ever had. You can purchase breakfast as well. Lots of little bunnies and birds. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Typical KOA - gravel roads, gravel pads with gravel patio. Our premium pad site #3 was not all that level, but offered a nice view of the surrounding hills that included a picnic table, swing and fire pit on concrete pad. If entire patio had been concrete our stay would have been more enjoyable. They offer great a breakfast and dinner for extra $$. Owners Deb and Dennis are friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice park with friendly and helpful staff. Right off the interstate but highway noise is minimal. Built on a hillside and all the roads and sites are gravel. This makes for some un-level sites. Free wifi was excellent. Also has a cookout patio were food is served. Nice playground and pool. Free VHS/DVD lending library. Very friendly and helpful staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent three nights here with out-of-town guests. It's hard for us to give a "ten" to a campground, but we had to for this one. These t wo were fantastic hosts, our site was great, the food was great, and the scenery was great. Try one of his green chile cheeseburgers and you won't need to eat for a week, they are about the size of a trailer tire. Our out-of-town family members camp regularly in New England, they have for years, and commented that this was the cleanest campground they had ever seen. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Road from I-25 to campground was blacktop. All roads and sites inside park were good gravel/rock and level. Owners were very helpful at check in. They have made a lot of great updates in park. View was great from our site. WiFi was free. Little road noise from I-25. Railroad track 1/4 mile away but very low noise from train. Lots of new sites have been added. Nice playground equipment for kids. All new sites on front row with fire rings plus Bar-Q grills, and swings to sit in. City of Las Vegas is full of history and has numbers of great places to eat. Super Wal-Mart now in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We checked into this park and just after unhooking, the electric went off. We learned later there was a 200 square mile power failure and the electric company was trying to restore power. Somehow the WalMart in town had power though! The owners kept calling and the first night we had no power and roughed it. The second morning we heard they were going to get in on soon so we headed out. The power came back on about 9:15 a.m. The owners are really great people. The second morning they brought coffee and donuts for everyone. They did not charge us for the first night and everything was clean. I would recommend if it looks like rain, try to get a site higher up on the terrace. On the weekends they also have food available for a fee cooked on a grill in their covered area. The campground is a few miles south of the actual town of Las Vegas but is easy to get to. Would we stay there again, yes. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We stayed here for three nights. Unfortunately a substation transformer blew up north of Las Vegas (this is south) and a 200 square mile area was without power all night and part of the next morning. The owners did everything they could to find out why it happened at first and everyone seemed to be pleased with their efforts. The second morning they went and bought coffee and doughnuts for everyone. The last night it rained and the site next to ours, empty site 52 (we were in 53) started to accumulate a lot of mud from the terraced sites. The owners went and brought stones in on a tractor to cover the mud. We enjoyed staying here in a quiet campground and it was about 6 miles into Las Vegas to the north. Good place to stay and also visit Fort Union. Would I stay here again, yes. Almost forgot to mention the owners cook dinners (for a charge) and have a ice cream social during the end of the week and weekend under a pavilion behind the office and it's a good place to meet and chat with other people. Also, the owners did not charge anyone for that first night with no power that were there short term. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The office staff was very friendly and accommodating. We came in just as the office was about to close at 7:00pm. The weather was very blustery and chilly but we were escorted to our site and directed in. The campground was very wooded and would be pleasant in the summer. It was well cared for and very attractive. The sites were well spaced but I think the roads might be a little tight for very large rigs, however manuverable. We had a 35 foot fifth wheel. The amperage was only 30 amps. The pool was seasonal. They had propane on site for sale. We wanted to explore the area so the office staff let us stay at our site way past the checkout time of 11:00am. There was a nice playground for the kids and a dog walk. Our satellite dish did not work because of the trees but there were other sites that this would not be the case. This place would be ideal for using as a base for exploring the area or for overnight since it is conveniently located right off from I-40. We would definitely recommend this campground and intend on returning in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park…super value. Spent two nights here with an electric and water hook-up. Waste dump is easy on the way out. It is not crowded here in early October, but the dogs across the highway were just as loud as when we visited one year ago. Verizon coverage was 3 of 5 bars. Did not use restroom showers, as they locked the buildings at night, when we intended to use them. Ranger was very helpful in allowing us to stay until 9pm on check-out day, due to significant winds on the highways that afternoon. Would definite recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wednesday, June 5 - Storrie Lake State Park, Las Vegas, New Mexico. The park has 25 sites with electricity and water hookups. Primitive camping is also available. There were pit toilets near us, but the park does have hot showers, a dump station and potable water. We arrived during a rain and hail storm just for a stopover so we weren’t able to see everything the park offers. The park is on 82 acres and the lake is huge and great for rainbow and german brown trout fishing. I thought the lake looked dry and I was told that water is sent to Las Vegas, NV and NM due to a three year drought. Our site had a covered picnic table and looked out towards the mountains. The park has fields, boat docks, horseshoes, swimming, volleyball, windsurfing and sailboarding. It was a good stop for one night, especially since it started to rain and hail two miles before we arrived. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Since the lake dried up, this park is not as popular as it was at one time. The night we were there the temperature went below freezing, so the water was cut off. The composing toilets at the end of the electric loop were clean. I use this park strictly as an overnight. For the money you can't beat it. This year as I was dumping, a panhandler appeared. I told him to beat it and he left, but it bothered me. The park is very close to town. There was no host and we didn't see a park ranger. I will give it another chance, but security is very important to me. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great park. Loved the cook shelters most sites had. Staff friendly and helpful. Sites are big. Only negative was the city of Las Vegas had not yet turned on the water even though the Rangers had requested the water be turned on in that section of the park. Stayed four days. Would stay again no question. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice state park. The lake is down so not much access. The entry into the park is a little tight if you are a big rig w/ toad. Can't beat the price for electric and water. Dump station on site. The sites are huge and accommodate big rigs very easily. Every electric site has its own picnic table shelter as well. We would stay here again when passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Best overnight stop in Las Vegas for the money but not one of the best NM state parks. The electric/water loop backs up to private housing. The sites in the that loop are about a quarter acre. Definitely not crowded! Each site has a 3 sided adobe picnic cover. The lake used to be pretty but the drought has turned it into a small pond. From Nov to April the gate closes at 6PM.If you arrive later than that you can park in the parking lot. Most sites in NM state parks are not on the reservation system. The ones that are have green or red signs. Green means you can park in the site one night only. Red means it is reserved for that night and you can't use it. You are generally better off during the week not to make a reservation. Many of the non reserveable sites are nicer. Storrie Lake used to be full every weekend but with the lake so low this may not be true any more. We were there off season. There were only 3 RV's in the electric area. From Nov to April the water is cut off at the campsites and the shower houses are closed. Lake side camping is available. Drive down to the lake and park where you please. There is another area with pads, covers and picnic tables but no hookups. These sites are close together and that area can get a little rowdy on weekends. I have camped here before and would do it again but only as a overnight. It is about a mile north of Walmart and within 5 miles of I25. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For the price, a good place. Like others, I did sense a 'locals' preference. Oddly, the check in staff required no registration or filling out forms. They just wanted the fee. Said they couldn't reserve my site, that I had to set up immediately. Good museum at park entrance. Lake very low, very high wind. Nearby highway was not noisy. Avoid using the state park reservation system. They don't tell you that there are walk in sites available. We camped here in a Tent.
We pulled into this park expecting the usual state park standard. What a disappointment! The water and power sites are extremely close. Almost slide to slide. The park is generally in a run down condition. It is very much a 'locals' park where people occupy sites for the max allowable time then leave long enough to reset the clock. A self pay system was in place when we arrived but the pay box was stuffed full. We paid the next day. If there is a next time stopping in Las Vegas it won't happen at Storrie Lake. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Even though we did not get an electrical site, the sites are large not close to each other. The view of the lake was nice and the stars at night were nice. The park seemed like it was dominate-occupied by local residents. It was well patrolled and was surprisingly quiet at night. For right now, we don't have a compelling reason to come back but you never say never. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a quick overnight stay as we passed through New Mexico on our way to Texas. We pulled in before the campground/state park closed for the evening and because it was on a weeknight after Memorial Day weekend there were some spots open. Looked as if there were a couple resident spots. The park was quiet, very clean, couple speed bumps, we were next to a road that became small town work traffic busy once 6 AM rolled around. Easy access. We had beautiful views of the lake and ample space for walking the dogs. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Storrie Lake isn’t much to look at on the surface but is quiet pretty close to the water. It is popular with the local community but spaces are far enough apart on the south end to be comfortable. The north end has more action. There is a small area for rigs under 26 feet on the south west side which attracts longer term campers. Upside: Close to town and stores but far enough to feel country. Well maintained. Lots of things to see including National Forest, historic Las Vegas and mountains. Cell phone coverage is good. Downside. The staff is efficient but we found them unfriendly to outsiders. The park is close to houses. Probably because of proximity to town, the gates are closed at sunset and unlike other parks, the combination will not be shared with residents and the walk can be long at night. We didn't attend evening activities in the area because of this. Main showers are closed at night and all are closed for winter months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Storrie Lake is a great base camp for touring the Las Vegas, NM area. The park is very close to town. It is clean and well managed. There are pull thru sites. If you want to forgo hookups, shelters and picnic table you can park right next to the lake. The developed sites back right up to a housing area. To avoid being near someone's backyard pick an inner loop site or opt for the sites at either end. All sites have wonderful 3 sided adobe shelters. It is a great value for the money. The gate is locked at night. If you do get locked out there is parking by the gate and you can walk in. This park is heavily used so reservations are a good idea is you want a developed site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is well maintained with good views of the lake from most campsites. Plenty of dry camping available along edge of lake if that is your cup of tea. Minutes away from historic Las Vegas, NM. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Located 4 miles north of Las Vegas off of Hwy 518 this park is a great pit stop for sightseeing. The lake is rather small but was very busy during our stay with day visitors who were fishing. Upon entry we could only make a right turn in our 40 foot motorhome because of the angle of the roadway. There are 10 sites at the far north end of the park which offer 30 amp/water and no picnic table or shelter - they are very close together. These sites are located right across from the boat launch and back up to Hwy 518. To the left (south ) after entering the park are the dump station and 15 sites located along a one way roadway. These sites are all pull thrus and offer water, picnic tables & shelters. Some of these sites offer 30 amp electric. They are all positioned in such a way that you have a view of the Hwy & some crummy looking houses from you patio - rather than the lake. A short distance past these sites are 5 more electric/water sites which were closed during our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Oddly boring state park. Not much in the way of trees or charm. Very quiet in off season. Each picnic table has its own adobe shelter. The campground map is absolutely dreadful, and bears little resemblance to what is there, so be sure to drive around, and ascertain that your site actually has the hookups that you want – our site, clearly labeled electric, had no electric that we were ever able to find. Plenty of room for big RVs, and sites pretty level. Water was off on March 29th. Pit toilets that were quite clean, but the doors were coated with some odd spiky asphalt surface, guaranteed to take the skin off your knuckles if you're not careful – all three of us had scabs by the time we left. The saving grace for us was the big, new playground, right next to the so-called-electric site we chose. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice clean park, regular camping fee is $10 (no park pass required), electricity site is $4 more. Some road noise as this is near Hwy 518. Water is free at each site. Near local shops as noted in previous post. Can pick up Alb. TV stations on antenna. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very spread out State Park with numerous camping sites. The lake is at an elevation of 6,400 ft. There’s a total of 72 sites with 25 having electric and water and they all appeared to be level. The sites have 3 sided shelters on a cement pad with a picnic table and a fire ring close by. There is also primitive camping along the lake with no amenities. The park has a centrally located restroom with showers, and spread around the park are vault toilets. Some of the sites offer shade while others are out in the sun. The lake offers fishing and boating/water skiing with no restrictions on motors. There’s a playground for the kids and lots of grass around the lake, this is a great place for kids. There’s one section of the park that is first come first serve, it is located to the right when you pass the park office. The electric/water sites there (all back ins) are close to the highway and are crammed together. Ask if there are any other sites available and try and avoid that area if possible. There’s another section around the lake that has some first come electric/water sites with a length restriction of 26’. There are also pull-thrus available that are first come and on a reservation system. You can reserve a site 1 day prior to arrival and the charge is $9.95. Located about 1 ½ mi. south of the park is a Super Wal-Mart. We finally found a location where we could fill our motor home propane tank, (Ferrellgas) it’s located at 209 Grand St.,(505) 425-7503. There’s lots of fast food restaurants in the area along with places to dine. Cell phone signal was great, no dropped calls. I imagine it can get very hot here in the summer, we were here in early June and it wasn‘t hot, just windy.. This is the visitors guide (pdf file) that you can download. We found it to be very informative. http://www.lasvegasnm.org/Tourist/visitor_guide.pdf With our annual camping pass this only costs $4.00 for elec/water. Otherwise it would have been $14.00... We camped here in a Motorhome.