Great overnight stop as we traveled from Denver. I didn't read the directions and we went one stop on I-25, heading south, past it. You get off at the same exit as the weigh station. We did turn around and on the north route it's clearly marked and easy entry to the park. Well sited on a hill overlooking the area with a good pull through we were happy for the night. We'd stay there again. Didn't use any amenities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for two days while we visited the area. Great little campground. Clean and well maintained. The campground is located at the top of Raton Pass with great views of the surrounding countryside. Pay close attention to the exit instructions if you are traveling south on I-25 as the exit is shared with the truck weigh/inspection station and you can easily miss the ramp to the campground. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well maintained campground, but don't think it has 39 sites (was automatically added to review, did not count but think 25 would be more accurate). Beautiful views! No cable, since our satellite was on the fritz and no air stations w/ antenna. Good level gravel sites...ours was a pull through. Water pressure sometimes weak, but not bad, overall. Easy access to I-25 exit 460 (weigh station shares this exit). Friendly staff. Our rate reflects discount (Good Sam). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Perfect overnight stop. At the top of Raton Pass, with really nice views. No frills park. Restaurant was closed due to issues with person who runs it. Would stay here again on way to Denver. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is right on the border of NM and CO. It is at an elevation of 7800 ft. The exit (#460) shares with the weigh station heading south. GPS says to go another 8 miles so be watchful. Good gravel interior roads and sites. No grass at all, basically a big parking lot. The views are spectacular. Opt for the back in sites if you are staying longer than an overnight. Staff was friendly. Positioned well between Trinadad and Raton. Did I mention the spectacular views? We will camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small nice campground with spectacular views as others have said. Cool and windy at the top of the pass. Clean and neat with level sites. We opted for a pull through but recommend you call ahead to be sure there is a place for you. There was a bad storm, and people were pulling in looking for a place to get in out of it. Some just stopped and stayed in the campground road for the night. Price reflects a millitary discount. Staff friendly and helpful. Escort to site. Internet worked pretty well. Antenna TV worked well also. We have stayed here before and will do so again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used as an overnight spot on our way to Estes Park. As noted in other reviews, there is awesome scenery, clean bathroom, friendly staff, and sites level. While it was pet friendly, we had to hike a bit to find a place for the dogs. Elevation 7888ft so temps were cool. Wi-Fi was good during non peak hours. Verizon signal is good. Price reflects Good Sam Discount We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was intended to be an "over-nighter." It was such a nice, comfortable place, we stayed 3 days. This park is located at the very top of the Raton Pass at the border between New Mexico and Colorado. The views are spectacular!! Very nice family owned facility, if somewhat small. Lots of room between sites and good power. Water pressure is a bit low, but still adequate. Sites are gravel and level. No need to disconnect if you are just staying over-night. WIFI was good and reliable. A great place to just chill and decompress from the pressures of the road. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, quiet park. Absolutely spectacular 360 degree views. Check in was great - site was level - good water pressure. Only stayed one night, but would definitely return. Thanks for a great stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is definitely a park going on my always go to list. Easy to find and maneuver and the best part are the owners. Very friendly and helpful folks which makes you enjoy the stay before you even unhook. Whether you are looking for a one night stop in Raton or you want to explore the Raton-Trinidad area for a few days, you won't beat this park in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is at the top of Raton Pass and very easy to get to. The owners are very helpful. We stayed one night as a stop over on our way to Colorado. I would recommend this campground for a few nights, but there are no amenities that would make you want to stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of our favorite stop over parks. A nice change from the bustle in big cities. Air is clean. Views are great. All gravel, reasonably level, good power and water. Verizon wireless and satellite worked fine, as did the local Wi-Fi. Easy access, but don't go over the edge! Friendly owners. We'll be back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed two nights at this RV park at the top of Raton Pass. The owners were very nice and helpful. The weather was terrible (snowing, cold, and hard freeze) so we stayed the second night when they advised us the road north on our travels would be hazardous. We froze up so had to use their restroom facilities. They were spotless. Good pull-through spaces available. We pull a 33' travel trailer. Would definitely recommend their facility to other travelers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place for a overnight stay. Owner was super nice. Site was large pull thru with excellent utilities. Place sits up on a knoll with beautiful scenery. The restrooms were spic and span clean. This place is just for stopovers in our opinion not much to do. Otherwise it would be a ten. Easy access off and on Rt 25. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gorgeous views, clean and quiet, super nice owner and staff. Internet speed was excellent and free. Cedar Rail is located at the top of Raton Pass on I-25 north of Raton. We will camp here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price does not reflect discounts. Beautiful park on top of the pass overlooking the valley. Nice cool breeze in the evening. W/D are 1.25 ea., dryers work great. Staff is very friendly, so are their dogs. Covenient location for Trinidad and day trips around Raton (volcano, state park, NRA Whittington Ctr and Wildlife Refuge) Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I gave this campground an excellent rating. The restrooms were clean and nice, the campground is small but on the pass it is scenic, cool at night and the staff is very friendly. It is a comfortable place to stop and get a relaxing rest while traveling this great nation of ours. While here, the hummingbirds were everywhere. They were looking for food and kept approaching my wife's red hanky. We took a large bottle cap and made some sugar water and placed it on our bumper with the red hanky heaped over the cap. The birds studied it for a bit then went to feeding with us 4 foot away taking pictures. I guess that was our entertainment for the evening. People were very friendly and we enjoyed chatting with other campers here. We enjoyed our stay here very much. The staff seem to make every effort to make your stay a good one. I commend them. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great location near the top of Raton Pass, with beautiful views from the upper-level sites. Very good coarsely crushed rock sites and roads. Excellent Internet service. Very clean restrooms! Very friendly staff. Would probably rate this campground a 10 if the sites were a little wider, but we will always gladly stay here when traveling between home and Colorado. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cedar Rail is located at the top of Raton Pass on I-25 north of Raton. Owners and staff are very friendly. There is an upper and lower RV area; both areas are all gravel and very clean. One is basically on the mountain top - great views! Wi-Fi was strong and free, but campers are asked to limit up/downloading and gaming. The WiFi is connected to satellite ISP. T-Mobile cellular was strong. RV park is above the interstate, so there is very little road noise despite how near the interstate is located. We will camp here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were led to our FHU pull-through site. It’s a beautiful little CG with a nice view and super clean air at the top of Raton Pass. Many lovely hummingbirds. The water is superb. We needed a couple blocks to level in front. You need a code for each device needing WiFi, available at the office, but it’s free and had good speed. Verizon signal was a bit weak. Be careful to put your grill in at night and put your trash in the bear-safe container. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were very pleased with the RV Park. It was the perfect half-way stop between Denver, Colorado, and Albuquerque, New Mexico on I-25. Because it is located at the top of Raton Pass, it was a tad cooler. Very friendly owners. Clean sites. Will stay here in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We plan our trips to make this an overnight stop. We love the location with a great view over the valley. The owners are friendly and the laundry and restrooms are excellent. Spaces are a little tight but OK for a big rig. Perfect overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place for a one-night stay. At 7888' elevation, it is nice and cool with good views. Staff is friendly, efficient, and helpful. Restrooms and showers are clean. Wi-fi is good enough (36 mbps) and easy to access. Gravel sites are almost level, and the general appearance of the park is clean and tidy. Although not a destination park, we would definitely stay here again overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with earlier reviewers. I just wanted to mention the Verizon service. I was told, when I made the reservation that the Verizon signal would not be good, but I had no trouble getting a voice or air card to work. So maybe Verizon has improved their signal quality recently. An OK overnight stop. Great views. Great spring water. Great staff. I will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park for a couple nights. The management is great and led us right to our spot. The space was difficult to get totally level but we got it well enough. Lots of hummingbirds so we deployed a feeder. Total hookups were adequate. Well water is great here. Beautiful views in all directions. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Smaller campground with great views at the top of Raton Pass. High water pressure and the quality was great,. The water source is a mountain spring. No cable, Wi-Fi worked well at first, then quit. Friendly staff, gravel roads and sites well maintained. Right next to I-25 but very little road noise. Ten miles from town so stock up before you arrive. Would use this park again for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This well cared for park is at exit 460 at the top of Raton Pass. The sites and roads are all gravel but cared for. You have views of both NM and CO from here. The staff is friendly and caring; you will be brought to your site by someone. Just a note, if your engine is hot from the steep climb, when you pull in, don't shut it down until the temp is back down in the normal range. This will be a place we visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The pull-thru's are located in the upper area. The grounds are gravel and almost level. Our Verizon air card and cell phone was very limited with only 1 bar on the phone and 1-2 on the air card so we used their Wi-Fi which worked great. Was concerned about getting the satellite since we parked next to the tree but it did hook on. The staff was very friendly and was escorted to our site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stopped in for an overnight stay and was greeted by very friendly hosts. It is not a large park but very nice and well maintained. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. The park was quiet and had very beautiful views with all the mountains. The local shop for buying things was very nice since it is located between two cities and would be inconvenient if you had to go anywhere for food or shopping. Telephone service was not very good but the Internet service was available which was very helpful. I like this park and will return. Every time I pass this location I remember the pleasure of my stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a convenient overnight stop, right off the I-25. We have stayed much farther from the interstate in other campgrounds and had a lot more noise than here. For some reason there was no interstate noise! We had a large pull-through site with FHU. Staff were very nice. There is a large book exchange. Laundry was clean, cost $1.25 wash and same for dry. Restrooms/showers were clean. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped without reservations and were greeted by friendly, efficient hosts. It was hot and this campground is cool even on the hottest day. It is small but the sites are plenty big for a 40' motorhome. The bathrooms and showers are some of the cleanest I have ever seen. The park was quiet at night despite being fairly close to the interstate and railroad. We did not hear any noise. The view is beautiful. We stayed again on our way back home and will stay again if we get the chance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came in without reservations on our way to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque and got a back-in site. They gave us the Escapees discount and were very friendly and efficient during check-in. Views are beautiful from the top level of the park. Although close to I-25, it was extremely quiet overnight. WiFi is very good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small campground right on top of the Raton Pass. If you are traveling south the exit is 460 and the sign will say “weight station”. Cross over the freeway and turn right. The campground is on the left. All sites have FHU with 20/30/50 amp electrical service. The sites and roads are on crushed gravel. All of the utilities are in the middle of the site. The electrical voltage was good. The bathroom and showers are clean. There are two washers ($1.25) and one dryer ($1.50) located in the bathroom area. Verizon air card only had one to two bars – somewhat usable. Verizon cell phone had one bar and sometimes worked. The campground had Wi-Fi but we did not use it. There is a large book exchange and an extensive DVD collection. One of the guests told us that they broke down about 70 miles from the campground. They called the campground and the owners drove back to their location, picked up the rig and towed it back to the campground. Now that was refreshing to hear! We would come back here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Cedar Rail RV Park is located at the top of Raton Pass. (Commercial Exit 460 off of I-25.) When we reached the exit, the blue campground signs enabled us to locate the CG as the fog at the top was very thick. On a clear day look for the large red metal building as this is the registration office. We were pleased to receive their military discount but they certainly offer other “specials.” The CG is a two tiered property and we were on the top tier which afforded us a great view of Raton Pass the following day. Their bath house is excellent as is their Wi-Fi. They did suggest that we keep our dogs leashed and close as they have seen bears in the area. Their water pressure was about 40 pounds, so no pressure reducer was required but we always use one. We would use this as a stop-over park if we were passing through the area. The entire park is gravel sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is on top of Raton Pass. 50 amp shore power, sewer good, water was about 40psi. Wi-Fi is Hughes Satellite and if you have your computer to automatically download updates you will be blocked until you turn it off. Verizon Air Card worked with a Freedom antenna. Sites are gravel on top of a hill and are level. Room between sites are good. No problem getting satellite signal. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here one night and were very pleased. The staff was very nice and they escorted us to our camp site. The spaces are kind of tight but are well worth it. The view is amazing. Showers were clean and had adequate water pressure. Our 43' fifth wheel fit perfectly in their spaces. We would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice overnight stay at the summit, and we welcomed the cool air. Noting spectacular about the park but a nice respite. We were parked on the gravel, and it didn't seem to be a real RV spot, but we were long and guess that was the only place we would fit. We are towing a small trailer. Very nice office staff. Get groceries before going there; as it's about 10 miles to town. The only place that my Verizon phone has not worked. I would stay here again. Nice and quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a delightful little Park. While the rest of the west was cooking, it was cool and beautiful. It's located on the boarder of Colorado & New Mexico at an altitude of 7800 ft. Very clean and helpful folks. Great place to stay and I would go back in a heart beat. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall, a very nice, clean RV park. Gorgeous views looking south over the Kiowa grasslands and other nearby mountain ranges (some still had snow). The Wi-Fi was spot on. We had no restrictions at all as to what websites we visited. We pretty much had the park to ourselves so that may explain the lack of issues with internet access. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. The access road coming from the north is a bit confusing but is clearly marked as exit 460. The weigh station is the same exit; however, it veers left while the road to the park veers right. Lots of signs to keep you on track. The main issue is the traffic noise from I-25. Also, the sites are situated in a circle with several sites in the middle so if the park was full it would probably feel a bit crowded. We left earlier than anticipated only because the wind was so severe at the pass. No fault of the CG but we kept half our slides pulled in to avoid damaging the awnings. We would stay here again at least for a night or two. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Coming from the north you must be very vigilant about watching for the exit because you have to go through the weigh station. If you miss it you have to go into Raton and then backtrack a few miles. The GPS is useless with this park. The view is breathtaking. They no longer give a Passport America discount because 'a customer was rude', a pretty sketchy reason in my opinion. Wi-fi limited to 25mb/day and you are not allowed to do anything but e-mail (no Facebook for instance). The sites are gravel and not too close to each other. We would stay here again if in the area but not a place to stay long-term I don't think. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What makes this park worthwhile are the owners and the view. The campground itself is gravel, mostly level and provides some space between RVs. If you are staying more than overnight, try to get a place where your RV is looking down the valley toward Raton, it's really breathtaking. They rarely have a problem with bears, but it does happen and they keep you informed. We stay here every time we go to CO and return and each time we seem to stay longer in order to do more sightseeing. They have all the essentials here, so I'm always happy to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some of the most friendly owners we've met. Great spot for a day or two. Clean showers. Clean park. Wi-Fi speeds are limited, but we'd definitely come back when passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a no frills park; it is not a resort type park. The restrooms and showers were very clean and usable. The laundry was in good shape, too. It is mostly gravel with a few trees and patches of grass. There is a small tent area with lots of grass. Sites were close to level and there was plenty of room to maneuver. The owner was helpful and friendly. My Verizon phone worked fine. My Verizon air card was marginal without my amplifier. With the amplifier it was a bit slow but still quite usable. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here over the Labor Day weekend and found it to be a very nice family operated small park. Everything worked well and was well maintained. The restrooms, showers, and laundry were very clean and well lighted. The owners are very dog friendly, pleasant, and helpful. The sites were on the small size but had a great view of the surrounding mountains as the park is located at the top of Raton Pass @ 7900'. AT&T worked fine, Verizon was marginal. The park has Wi-Fi but limits your use to a certain amount per day. No recreation available there but all in all, a comfortable stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Singularly one of the worst parks around. We expected a half price space but were informed they didn't honor any discount clubs. As other reviewers have noted the lack of TV or cell connectivity, the clerk checking us in was more interested in eating her sandwich than answering questions. No where for the dogs to walk or do their business. Gravel, brown grass, and mountains are the major characteristics of this park. Stop in Raton overnight or Trinidad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We won't be staying here again. Gravel parking beside the park road so we couldn't even put our awning out. Good hookups. No Verizon phone reception and the WiFi provided by the park is so limited it might as well be non existent. Owners are not very friendly. Overpriced and under delivered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV Park is really nothing more than a gravel parking area with, great hook-ups, and a terrific scenic view. The pull-through sites are undefined and off to the side on gravel. Some are directly beneath electrical power lines. The back-in sites appeared rather tight and most are of short length. There is not much value provided for the price. Except for the value of the long distant views of both New Mexico and Colorado. The owners or operators of this RV Park have a number of dogs. They have a tendency, especially the small one, to run loose and bother the dogs of guest. This caused a considerable amount of barking during the afternoon hours. Do as I say not as I do would be a good motto for the RV Park. We made this place an overnight stop and will likely avoid doing so in the future. It is over rated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff that were helpful and escorted us to site. We had 29' 5th wheel and had one of the 3 pull throughs but we were very close to our neighbors. Even though one is above Interstate, it didn't bother us because of distance. Nice location to view stars and enjoy the cool nights in the summertime. They did have a swing set for children but it was not easy to get to and location right under a cliff would necessitate parents watching their children regardless of the age. We would stay again since it was just an overnight stop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, convenient little campground. It's pushing it to say they have WiFi; yes, they do have it, but they don't want you using it. Upon checking in, we were told we could use the WiFi to check mail, but no downloading, etc., or they would cut us off. Sure enough, I had used about an hour of WiFi late at night, no downloading, and the next day I was cut off. So, if WiFi isn't a big deal to you, this is a great place to stay. Some of the spots had spectacular views, others were so-so. We have Verizon phone service and there was absolutely NO service whatsoever here. Owners were not overly nice, but nice enough, and even cooked a BBQ dinner for guests staying over 4th of July, which was very nice. We would stay here again as a stop-over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spectacular location - On the NM-CO border with breathtaking views. Family-run park, very friendly. Level sites, full hook-ups. Near I-25 but minimal road noise. Not in or near Raton NM or Trinidad CO, but that is a plus in my book. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Level pull through and back in sites. No walking trails, no activities, no pool, but if you are on back in site #11 you have a gorgeous view over the valley. Mountain spring water, good electricity, friendly owners, nice library and free movie usage. We stayed here a week which is why the rate is cheaper than the daily rate. The only downside is to us was that the owners' dogs were allowed to run free at times, since I walk my cat on a leash. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Website was very kind to this place. Not what we expected. Small place sits up on a cliff at the top of Raton Pass. It's overpriced. The morning of our departure we started to drain a bit of water from our fresh water tank and were immediately accosted by either the owner or workamper and told in a very nasty manner that we couldn't do that. We won't be back here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is at the top of Raton Pass, between Raton, NM and Trinidad, CO: a difficult point 250 years ago on the Santa Fe Trail. The surrounding area is beautiful, and the terrific and unusual location is the reason, I am giving this park a rating of 10. That said, there are a couple of negatives. The sites are close together, and you have to turn your RV at just the right time to get into the site without backing. It is not too difficult, but one has to be patient, and drive thoughtfully. Due, I supposed to the remote location, the WiFi connection was somewhat sporadic. The staff was very pleasant, and made every effort to make our stay a pleasant one. I would stay here again , and in fact, would make an extra effort to stay here: the location is just that nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very sweet, well kept park. Don't believe we would use for a long-term stay but great for an overnight. Sitting at the top of the pass it can be quite windy, which is was the night we were there, but the view of the valley below is lovely. Easy access off I-25. Would recommend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We always try to stay here when we move from Dallas to Denver. People are friendly, spaces are a reasonable size, and reasonable rates. Great location, take a walk to get used to the altitude! In short, a great place for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful location, disappointing second experience at this park. Didn't reserve a promised site, they jammed us into tiny site after husband directed the truck into a fender ripping rock. Will not return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One night is not enough here! Magnificent views, as already mentioned. Small, quiet. I'm not sure families would enjoy it, as there is no pool, playground, etc. But I'd like to reply to the poster who said the W-iFi was a rip-off and only allowed 10 minutes, not so! Wi-Fi is free and we got a good signal the night we were there. They do charge $19.95 if you rent a site by the month. We would definitely stay here again -- in fact, I don't want to leave now. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This CG is a classic case that less is more. It has everything I needed plus added a drop dead gorgeous view of the surrounding area from almost 7,800' elevation. The sites were on gravel, but level and fairly close together, but not uncomfortably so. Several folks choose to spend their summers here, so sites can be at a premium at various times. The owner is very accommodating and takes care of "his" campers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A handy park at the top of Raton Pass. The staff is very friendly. The downside here is the high priced, rip-off Wi-Fi service which is for 10 minutes, then $19.95 a month!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access from I-25, but watch your exit (closer to CO-NM border/top of pass than to Raton itself). We were escorted to our very clean pull-through gravel site #19. Needed a couple blocks in front to level. Owners/managers extremely pleasant. Beautiful view of mountains, fabulous smelling air. Tons of beautiful hummingbirds. Water very good tasting and good pressure. No problems with steady electric voltage. Dog friendly. Small playground (swing set). Quiet park, no trouble with traffic, but noted some road noise from I-25, not bad. Free good Wi-Fi (need code from office) and cell phone connection (cell tower right up the hill), Kindle worked, too. Didn't try TV. Very nice modern and extremely clean tile bathrooms/showers with lots of hot water. Put grill inside at night due to bear warnings and use the bear proof trash container down the drive. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I really liked this campground. Its perched on top of a cliff, was small, with easy access off Hwy. 25 and most spots had good views. The owners were extremely nice and helpful in parking the motorhome. Free Wi-Fi, however, awful TV. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This small park more then compensates by having an amazing view, and owners that are committed to to making your stay a great memory! We would go out of our way to stay at this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small campground right at summit of Raton Pass, 7 miles north of the town of Raton. Great views, very quiet, but no shade and not really big-rig friendly. Call ahead if you have a big-rig towing because there are only 2 or 3 pull-throughs that you will fit in. Owners are quite nice and everything was in good condition. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great view! Nice small campground at the top of Raton Pass. We stayed just one night and only a handful of other rigs here. Quiet place but we didn't get to do or see much as it rained all night and was foggy in the morning. But a good place to stop along I-25, especially since reviews for most other campgrounds in Raton are not as good. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Small campground with fairly large sites and a GREAT VIEW!! On top of Raton Pass north of Raton. If you want to watch TV you will need your dish. Only one English channel that I could get on digital. The office closes at 4pm so call ahead first to get a pull through. Free Wi-Fi with instructions and coupon code from office. Wi-Fi is very slooooow. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow, what a view! Even my cat loved it, he wouldn't budge from the windows! But one caveat, chock your tires, as you will be backed up at the edge of a very steep embankment! Also, this park is 8 miles north of Raton (about 6300 feet elevation), but those 8 miles are a very steep grade up to about 7,888 feet in elevation. If you don't get a "running start" when you drive through Raton on I-25, you will drive the 8 miles chugging at 45 mph while the RV's with Colorado plates just speed past you (probably laughing!). The price I am showing is the base price before discounts and taxes. The other reviews are right, this is a great overnight stop on your way up or down I-25. Sites are all on gravel. Laundry room was clean, women's rest room was clean, except only one shower was in use. The other showers had "stuff" stored in them. Wi-Fi was a bit slow, but it operates from a satellite. To use the Wi-Fi, you have to register, and you get a "coupon" code good for one day. TV reception via antenna was OK, some channels good, some spotty. Cell phone service was spotty, had to walk around to find a signal. My Verizon air card wouldn't even connect. The water here is great! The only negative I would say about this park is that I would try to avoid spots 1 & 2 and spots 22-24 as those spots, although they are "pull through," are located parallel along the driving area. Lastly, if you are one of those people who bought the expensive surge protector from Camping World, you can use it here. The electric poles are long enough to allow you to plug in the surge protector. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here on Passport America. Very nice folks; they escorted us to our site. Just far enough off the road so there's little road noise. Pretty. All gravel sites. They allowed us to use a bucket and brush to wipe down the RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good little stop over. Nothing fancy and provides a good view. Owner guided us to the site just up the hill. Its at almost the top of the summit. Bathroom/Showers were clean and water hot. Nice. Not sure if this is a place to stay for very long. I was here for just one night. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
What a great little RV park. Staff super friendly and helpful. Placed us in a very nice spot even though we used Passport America. Showers were great. Will plan to spend more time there the next time we go through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We appreciated most the courteous welcome of the owners and staff at Cedar Rail. We were led to our site (which we appreciated). The view is wonderful and everyone there was so friendly and helpful. We stayed two weeks and now wonder why we didn't stay a month. This park is right up on Raton Pass, was cool and the view is awesome. We look forward to being able to go back again!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to stop when you are tired! Views are nice, owners are very helpful. We were having mechanical problems with our truck, he recommended a repair shop and even offered to come pick us up if we couldn't get the repair done that afternoon. We would stop again if we are in the area!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent park for an overnight stay. We had a pull through site with 50 amp service. The site was very level and all utilities were in working order. The sites are close together, but this was not bad considering this was for a one night stay. The bathrooms and showers were spotless. The employees were very friendly and helpful. The RV park is about 7 miles from town right at the top of Raton Pass. Nice views. No pool or entertainment for kids. We'll definitely stay here again for an overnighter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an oasis for us with wonderful views and cool weather. The owners were super-friendly and keep the cleanest restrooms I have seen. This is a small but first class campground. Don't pass it up! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fantastic views, level sites, all hard gravel. We were backed up and had a beautiful view out our back window. Great place to stay a few days or just overnight. Close to I-25 but road noise is not bad. Easy on, easy off. All facilities work great and park staff is very helpful and friendly. Cg is at 7,888 feet at the top of Raton Pass so when you leave either way you can coast for miles. Take exit 460 off of I-25 and follow the signs. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park!!! Friendly owners on site, very helpful, knowledgeable and social. Sites are large with plenty of room to get in and out. We had a pull-thru but would have had no problem with a back-in. Sites are level and clean. Hookups are very handy and well located. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great people, excellent park, beautiful views. This park is at a higher elevation (7000+) so it can get cold at night. We stayed overnight and it was a great stopover. We did see the Manager picking up dog waste and there was some on our site next to the utilities but that is not the fault of the owners of the park, but the owners of the dogs. Rate reflects passport discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Close to interstate highway, but very quiet. Beautiful views in all directions. We had a pull-thru and didn't have to unhook the tow vehicle for our overnight stay. Our site was so level when we lowered the jacks, we were done. Owners are great and very helpful and friendly. It's a perfect overnight stop. We would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is located on frontage road but with very little highway noise. Easy access for big rigs with level sites and a beautiful view. WiFi works good and is free. The park is owned and operated by a very friendly family. Our coffee pot went out and they made sure we had fresh coffee early the next morning. If you are in this area give them a try. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park to overnight. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Views are outstanding. All sites are level and restrooms, etc. are excellent. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is located atop Raton Pass at an altitude of almost 8000 ft. There isn’t much to add that hasn’t been said in previous reviews. There is a nice view on back-in sites, but I preferred the pull thrus with more room. All sites are level. Cell reception, water and voltage were all good. No cable, but you can pick up several TV stations and satellite reception from any site. There aren’t any trees so access in and out and parking is easy. Shade isn’t needed at this altitude. Nice cool evenings. Bring a blanket. Rate reflects a Passport America discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
High in the mountains with lots of wildlife around, this park is a great stop for overnight or a short stay. Fifth-wheels with a view out the back will especially appreciate the sweeping views from many of the back-in sites. Management clearly cares about their park and their guests and guides each to their location. Cedar Rail RV Park is about 8 miles from town, so don’t plan to walk in for groceries. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A gem of a park. Very small, clean and a view to die for. The owners want only to please their guests and they do a fine job. The facilities are neat and well thought out. If they had a pool, I would have given a 10 We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, extremely clean, well-maintained campground. Cleanest bathrooms/showers that we've seen in a long time! Spectacular views. Friendly office staff. We were escorted to our site. Wi-fi worked great. Campground is close to I-25, exit #460, but we didn't hear any road noise. We will stay here again the next time we are passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful, small campground at the top of Raton Pass (watch closely for Exit 460 when travelling south on Interstate 25 - it's a long way to the next one if you miss it). It has a super nice staff, clean buildings, very nice restrooms, not much road noise, and fabulous views. Go up the dirt drive from the office to gravel and nice level sites. We stayed only one night but are looking forward to staying longer in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very very clean campground. Excellent views at campground since it is at the Raton pass at nearly 8000 feet. Friendly staff with escort to site. Most of the campers were overnighters...shame since there is several days worth of activity in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent campground, well maintained. The owner/managers put their hearts into the campground and it shows. Beautiful new restrooms and showers. Great views from the campground since it is at the top of Raton Pass. Very quiet even though I-25 is not far away. That is always a big deal for us. Plan to return and to set up our telescope because of the dark skies. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campsites are very close to each other, but are level and clean. The view is fantastic, escort to your site, still building, looks like this campground will have a great future. I would like to stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV Park has been undergoing a major facelift--no-make that a full makeover--in the last couple years. When we arrived, renovation of the park office reception area was in high gear, and we were escorted to our site and assisted to park. The owner has upgraded and transformed the previously-neglected property with care and attention to detail. Sites are large, level and gravel; many have 50 amps. The immaculate laundry/restroom, located in the center of the small park, has new appliances. The water supply arises from a mountain spring and tastes incredible. (There is talk of bottling it!) In-coach free WIFI is a welcome treat for the internet-deprived! The busy owner stopped what she was doing to assist me with a special request. And the view of the valley from this mountain summit is spectacular, as is the sunset. I couldn't want more in an overnight RV park! By the time I return next year, I expect to rate the "finished" park a "10" and stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park has a beautiful view from the upper back-in sites. You'll see wildlife! It is at the top of Raton Pass, just off I-25, so you can hear trucks climbing the hill from some sites. Also, it's a bit winding up there. However, the new owners (three years) are making this a very nice, well-maintained park, and they are very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basic RV Park right next to I-25 with normal traffic noise. Park does have 50 Amp power, but does not allow electric heaters. There were signs saying "NO ELECTRIC HEATERS" and the owner repeated the prohibition. The night we were here, the low was 33 so heat was definitely needed. Sites were narrow but adequate to extend slides on both sides. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived later than usual for us, about 6:00pm, and the park was nearly empty. The manager was out so we parked ourselves in a level pull through and our 38' motorhome and truck in tow just fit. The gravel sites all appear very level. The free Wi-Fi was excellent. This park is fine for a one or two night stop. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites were unlevel, unimproved, campground was unkempt. Site dimensions were to center of driveway, very, very small. Definitely a Woodall rated three star. A lot of permanent residents which added to the unkempt conditions of park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Boy, is this the best kept secret or what? If peace and quiet are for you, this is the place. Only gave it an 8 because of the roads and gravel sites. 44,000 acres here. Can hear some gunfire during the day but night is dead silent except for wildlife. Stayed here 3 days just because it is so peaceful and beautiful. About 8 TV channels over the air. Only six spots have 50 Amp. Maybe 15 other rigs here in addition to us. No highway noise whatever. Big rigs no problem. Our 5th wheel is 40 ft. $30 I posted is for 50 Amp site. The rest are $27. Also have cabins. If you like to shoot guns, you could spend weeks here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
$30 rate included tax. This is what I call a 'specialty' RV facility, meaning you pretty much would stay here if you were using the shooting facility. GREAT shooting facility, look them up at their website. There are actually two RV campgrounds and this is the west one and only the west one currently has 50 amp service and only one that really has trees: lots of them. Spaces are carved out of the pinion and pine trees so if you want satellite TV be sure to tell them when you make reservations, or trees might block your line of sight. NO good AT&T service (E instead of 3g), and no WiFi unless you go to the Shotgun center. Verizon service was much better than AT&T. RV sites are a few miles back into the property on gravel/dirt roads so if you have a diesel pusher, be aware of dust situation. Since there are no street lights, evenings were 'dark skys' and very peaceful. Close proximity to Raton for places to eat, get groceries, etc. Staff was EXTREMELY nice. Would stay here again as they have plans to expand and offer other than shooting: like hiking and mountain biking. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the first RV park I have ever visited, which offers a 360 degree panorama view, right from the campground. And it is a stunning view indeed, with nearby mountains to the west and north, and vistas over a huge plain to the east and south to more distant mountains. I could see Capulin Volcano, which is about 25 miles to the east. Campground elevation is 6500 feet. There are 117 full hookup RV sites total, in two campgrounds, and even the largest of rigs can easily be accommodated, but only 30 amp service, no 50 amp. Bathrooms were very spacious and clean, and each shower had an attached changing area. I don't know how big the entire NRA area is (there are many firing ranges as part of the center, but they are quite some distance from the two RV campgrounds), but I would estimate the total area to be hundreds of acres, perhaps thousands. Cellphone reception was excellent, and I was able to get 9 over-air channels on the TV in my rig. The host at the check-in said the campground never fills, but they do take reservations if one has a particular site they like. The Center is 10 miles south of Raton, on Highway 64, but the campground is maybe 1 mile in from the highway, so it is very quiet. You do not have to be an NRA member to camp here. I rarely give 10 star ratings, but this place earned it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the West Campground. Long, full-hookup, pull-through sites. Some fairly level, others unlevel. All campground roads and sites are sparsely graveled; facility roads are in better shape. Beautiful views from the West Campground. Took a peak at the nearby East Campground and much of it is just a large open area. The East Campground does have restrooms though while there are no restrooms in the West Campground. There is a guardhouse at facility entrance that is manned 24/7. Staff there are very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Excellent place to stay. Wake up in morning with deer within a rock's throw from your camper. Sites are all pull throughs. Phone works, not Wi-Fi except at the gun shoot center and you can use the computer in the main building. We got two TV channels. Will stay here again when in the area. They have two full hook up campgrounds: East and West. West is the best but East has bathrooms, shower and a laundry We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a gem in the Raton area, off highway 64 about 6 miles from town. Spaces are well separated and although gravel, are fairly level. Area has Pinon Pine and Juniper for a bit of shade. Site had 30 Amp and excellent water pressure. There is a well maintained dirt road from the entrance station to the campground, but well worth the drive! This feels like a state park! We would definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Remote and rustic park, but worth the drive. Two campgrounds. The east has showers and bathhouse. The west does not. But the west campground has beautiful scenery. We opted for that. The campground host was very friendly and accommodating. The roads and campsites are well maintained hardpacked dirt and rock. The west sites are generous and pull through. Good overnight or longer if you are interested in taking advantage of the multiple shooting ranges or just want a quiet place to kick back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful RV park. The views are amazing and the deer walk through the park. You can see deer and antelope. Level sites with lots of room between the sites. The rest rooms are clean. The Wi-Fi is not available at the RV park but are short drive down the road on the grounds of the Whittington Center. We love coming here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The positive: Has beautiful surroundings, very quiet, site fairly level and long though not necessarily wide, hookups fine, lots of wildlife (pronghorns wandered right near the motorhome), friendly staff, lots of stars at night. The negative: A 2 mile dirt road so you will get dusty (although it's well packed and better than some paved roads we've been on; absolutely fine if you drive slow); CG itself is dirt and gravel; no Wi-Fi at site but you can drive to it (our Verizon cell strength was very strong so we could connect to the internet through that service). Note: This CG is designed around a shooting range not as a resort. Not much to do other than shoot guns and visit the museum and gift shop. Nice place to unwind. We would stay here again. Oh: ask to drive through the road that is gated by the entrance. Has no speed bumps or overhang. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a treasure, quiet and peaceful. The roads within this vast property are fairly rough and dirt. The pull thru sites are HUGE with deer and other wildlife roaming about. There isn't much around here in fact the closest grocery store is 10 or so miles away. We would certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As has been noted in earlier posts this campground is on a 30,000-acre spread owned and operated by the NRA, but open to the public. Some previous reviews have been critical of the entrance road but we had no issue with it. It is unpaved but well maintained, with no ruts or washboard and minimal dust. Pronghorn antelope grazed on the roadside as we drove in. There are two RV campgrounds, East and West. Both have full hookups. The smaller East campground has a bathhouse and laundry but we liked West better. It has 72 full hookup pull-through sites on a hill with grass and 20-foot trees: rustic and beautiful. Sites are graded and graveled. The first one we tried was not level but the second one was great. It had trees on both sides but plenty of room for slides and awnings. Views of the surrounding countryside were awesome. Water pressure was around 80 psi so bring a regulator. There are several firing ranges on the property, some distance from the campground. There is some noise during the day but it is very quiet and peaceful at night. The public is welcome to observe shooting events but hearing protection may be required. Our Verizon cell phone and Air Card both worked but Internet access was slow. They advertise a free Wi-Fi hotspot but we did not try it. This place was much more enjoyable to us than the standard KOA-style RV park. We enjoyed our stay and will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you decide to camp here and are towing a vehicle behind your motorhome, disconnect your towed vehicle just after you enter the gate. The 2 mile drive on a gravel/dirt road got our hitch and car very dirty. Campsites are not level as previously stated and trees on either side prevented us from being able to use our awning. We also had to park very far forward on the site to be able to put out our slides. We did enjoy seeing the deer, antelope and jackrabbits very close to the roadway. There are warnings about keeping the trash bins closed due to bears. So be careful about walking pets after dark. If you like to do sport shooting there are many venues for that here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the West park and there are no amenities here. The other park does have amenities, but they could not accommodate our 39' RV towing. We were a last minute check in. The park is very nice and I would come back again. This park does have wild animals, bears, etc, so be careful at night. I was running in the late evening and later found out a bear came by. The views are spectacular. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's not a park for everyone. Most sites are 30 amp. Only a very few are 50 amp and seem to be "reserved" by people who work or volunteer here for the summer. Full hookups but "rustic" sites, i.e. no concrete. Beautiful setting and lots of history in the area. Not an overnight type place. Come here and stay awhile and see the sights, even if you don't shoot. If you do shoot it's got every kind of range there is. You don't need to be an NRA or WC member to stay here. But NRA or WC membership will allow free use of all ranges with nominal fees for shotgun events. It's about 5 miles from W. of Raton and the RV sites are about 2 miles of well maintained gravel road from the entrance to the RV sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an excellent experience, large gravel sites, very peaceful, spectacular views, laundry facilities were very adequate and restrooms very clean, all pull thru sites. Just beautiful, hated to leave. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice stop for a night or a week. As stated previously, this facility is open to the public and easy to get to from I-25. Far better than other parks we've stayed at in the Raton area. Great views and really nice friendly staff are a mark of this camp. Campsites are roomy, level and composed of gravel. The bathhouse was being painted so it was of limited use to us, although it is maintained. Deer frequent the campground so be ready with your camera. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice place with plenty of room. We had full hookups and everything worked well. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is in the country and very enjoyable. Yes: there is some TV available. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
While the NRA Whittington Center is owned by the National Rifle Association, it is open to the general public. You don't need to be an NRA member to camp in this unique campground. Situated on 30,000 acres bisected by the historic Santa Fe Trail, the Center is home to a protected herd of Pronghorns which frequently visit the camp area. Located just three miles Southwest of Raton on US 64 the campsites boast splendid mountain views and prime facilities for any adult interested in shooting sports. Restrooms and showers are large and clean. Level gravel sites. A small cafeteria is located on the property. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice clean KOA that was not near the Interstate. The location was great for us. You can walk to a really nice Chinese Restaurant opposite the park as well as a nice grocery store and a gas station that has a Redbox for dvd rental. The owner was friendly as well as the rest of the staff. Bathrooms were clean, but had painted plywood between the stalls so could use an upgrade. This is pretty much a stop over park for a night or two. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This a nice stopover on our drive from Albuquerque to Denver. The staff was very friendly. The pull thru sites had plenty of room. The water/electric only sites aren't as spacious and they don't have cable or Wi-Fi. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground with large gravel level sites. Utilities well placed. Hosts are very nice and helpful. No trees and no dog park. Our second stay here and would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well organized for large motor homes with pull throughs. Gravel, no shade. Dog run was outer perimeter, not fenced. Available for purchase. Was pancakes and sausage for breakfast in the club house. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a fairly typical , small, KOA. It is an older facility that is easily accessible from the Interstate. The park looks old, with a permanent camper at the entrance with a tarp on the roof and a car next to it with the hood open. It is far enough away from the highway so traffic noise is not that apparent. The roads and sites are crushed gravel and are flat. Both are just a bit on the narrow side. Wires criss-cross the park. We had barely a foot of clearance under the wires at our site. Sites, mostly pull-through, had picnic tables on gravel, but you couldn't tell which table went with which camper as we were parked "nose to tail" with another camper and shared the open space. Tent sites have some grass. I could not examine the laundry or restrooms because they were still closed for the winter. There is a grassy dog walk area along the perimeter, but they do not have an enclosed run. However, there is one "deluxe" site enclosed by a chain link fence. They would not let us use it as a dog run, so I am not certain if someone camping there could have a loose pet in the area. There is a nice playground for children and horseshoe pits, but no swimming pool. Cable TV and free WiFi were adequate. Our satellite TV did get reception. This is not a top pick for us and we would probably try another park in the area the next time we visit. I am marking it down for closed restrooms, no dog park, low overhead wires and the run-down first impression. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park, gravel sites, basically a large flat area with hook ups and picnic tables. Friendly staff. No designated/enclosed pet area but used an open large fence enclosed RV space at the back of the park - worked great and the owners had no issues with us using it. This park was perfect for what we needed, a nice, comfortable place to overnight on our trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK for an overnight. Basically a parking lot with hookups with very little greenery. Some small trees. Some perks like ice cream in the afternoon and breakfast offered in the morning. Friendly staff with escort to site. Level gravel sites with good length. Good water pressure, and we had no problem with electric. Very close to neighbor but with picnic table. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice hosts who gave us escort to our site. Sites were wide, level, and long so we didn't have to unhook. Trees, grass, and shade were sparse, but this is an arid part of the world. Ice cream offered in the evening, pancakes in the morning. Minimal road noise at night. Water pressure and quality was good, but power fell below safe levels when everyone pulled in and turned on the a/c in the 90 plus temperature. Nice nearby restaurants and refueling opportunities. We would certainly come back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are in a large gravel area, very spacious and mostly level, plenty long enough not to have to unhook. A few trees, but not much shade. Good hookups. Hosts were very friendly and escorted us to site. 24 Cable TV channels. They use Tengo Internet for Wi-Fi, and I was surprised, but it worked excellent. Nice restrooms, showers, laundry room. All well maintained. No complaints, easy access. Super Saver Grocery store across the street, and can walk to a few restaurants. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Typical KOA with gravel roads and site, but it is all level. Good hookups and long pull throughs so that you do not have to disconnect the toad. Owners are very friendly and take you to the site and then come back later to make sure everything is OK. Nice burger/bbq/steak restaurant a few minutes walk from the park, with a 10% discount for KOA residents. Far enough off the highway so there is no road noise. This is a regular stop off for us on our way back to Denver. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff at check in. We were led to our site and asked if they could help us with anything. Site was level and hookups were good. Not much road noise. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a good basic KOA located about half way between Denver and Albuquerque on I-25. The facilities are clean, the Wi-Fi very good, and you're near everything in Raton. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Restrooms and showers were clean. The site was level, gravel surface and hard. The site was long and wide with ease of access throughout with park road gravel. The internet was good. It was in town but quiet and had sufficient light. The staff was friendly and the park well maintained. We were just passing through to Eagle Nest and only stayed overnight but could leave the car hooked up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Convenient to highway - good over nighter. Nice owners who care about condition and environment of their park. They offer ice cream at night and pancakes in the morning! Sites are close to each other. I stayed two nights, but 90% were over nighters. It got full each night. Clean bathrooms and showers were convenient to sites. Not too pet friendly, but dog walk was okay. Good utilities and close to stores. Recommend visiting nearby Capulin Volcano - nice scenic road and interesting national monument. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is in the heart of the small city of Raton. As KOA's go, it is fine but not exceptional. All hookups work fine and our site was just a bit off level. Wifi was good and free and there is cable but we did not use it since we have our own satellite system. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The friendly staff sold ice cream ($.50) in the evening and pancakes & coffee ($2)in the morning. Trees are still short so little shade. Wi-Fi worked. Enjoyed our stay and would visit again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good RV park. Nothing great, nothing bad. Convenient to I-25 and downtown Raton and local dining and shopping. Gravel roads and sites. Ours was level and others appeared to be. Very quiet. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The gravel roads are in good shape. The sites were easy-in, easy-out. The cable quality was excellent. The site was level. The water pressure was excellent. It was a bit pricey, as all KOA's are, but if I can just pull in, set up easily, and pull out, it's worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay here every year first few years in our fifth wheel and the last year in our truck camper on our way south for the winter and going back to Co. in the spring. As you can see we are "snowbirds". The people here are very friendly and will do whatever they can to insure you a pleasant stay. We have been staying here since they have started and look forward to seeing them each time and their improvements. Would recommend them to anyone passing thru Raton. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We had a very enjoyable stay at the Raton KOA and felt welcome right away. The hosts were kind and helpful and the campground was very clean. My daughter especially enjoyed their charming playground with wooden fort and stagecoach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Got a warm welcome when we arrived. We had called ahead to make a reservation. The office was clean, with some modest supplies for sale. We were shown to our site, which was right next to the bathhouse. Since it was so convenient, I did try out the bath house and found everything clean and comfortable. There was a very small grass spot beside the site for our dog, and a longer walk area along the back road. We saw deer in the field behind the park. Pleasant for a one-nighter. A couple of good restaurants nearby, as well as a grocery store. Wi-Fi and cable worked easily. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
First of all, this park is in a mosquito infested field. Bring LOTS of bug spray. We could not enjoy the cool evenings because in the infestation. There were a lot of unsavory looking characters living in the permanent trailers to the point where I felt unsafe using the showers. We only had Wi-Fi for one day which was very inconvenient. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is ok if you just need a place to park for a couple of days. It's quiet, all the hook ups are good and Wi Fi was OK. It's also convenient to a grocery store and fuel stations. On the down side, it turns into a mud hole when it rains. The gravel has sunk into the soil in many places and you end up with mud puddles. We have a white dog and it was impossible to keep him clean and stop him from tracking dirt into the rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Conveniently located to I-25 on BL-25 just south of the city's visitor center in a commercial shopping/restaurant district. Staff is exceptionally friendly. Park is almost entirely gravel (exception: tent, play, and dog walk areas where there is grass). We were placed on the northwest corner of the park near an intersection (hog wire fence separates the park from the outside world). Teens drove up and down the road outside the park with boom speakers on so loud our camper actually trembled. Hookups were fine. We had to use the dump station, which was placed in a way where you had to loop around through other campsites to situate the camper for the drop. Poor planning. If we came to Raton again, we would choose another location for a better-than-a-camp-lot experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent one night in the campground while traveling. Sites were gravel and level. Site accommodated our coach and vehicle in tow. Hosts were cordial, led us to the site, and helped us park in the right spot for hookups. Electric and sewer were well placed and in good condition. Water hookup required a second hose to reach for our site and vehicle. Pet walk is ample grass area near the back fence of the park. We have stayed there twice and would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This KOA is well kept. We parked in our 45 ft Motorhome, pulling pickup behind , and did not have to unhook for an overnight stop.The staff were helpful and friendly. Park is close to shopping and downtown. All roads in and out of town were easily accessible. We were here on a weekend and park was very busy but still quiet. Would stop again and recommend this KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed one night on July 3. The pull-through sites are plenty long (pickup, fifth-wheel and cargo trailer.) Some grass was green but most was brown buffalo grass which just needed water to perk up and be green. Campground is fairly quiet and seems to be safe. Ice cream social on Friday night was almost cancelled due to rain, but the owner persisted and even went to get additional flavors. Pancakes on Saturday morning were hot and delicious. Owners are courteous and work to make your stay pleasant. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is older but it's really clean. The people in the office are extremely friendly and helpful. We felt safe at this campground. We stayed one night as we were passing through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here because the weather was too bad to go to our favorite boondock site topside at Sugarite State Park. This is an older KOA. The staff was very friendly. The park and the site were very easy to get into. There was no road noise. All the hook ups worked, as did WiFi. We spent 2 nights. Dogs were all kept on leashes. Everything was clean. I would stay here again if I couldn't get in to Sugarite. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is not your basic KOA, nothing special about it but it works for us when we travel through the area. We used it twice this trip, coming and going. Our sites where long and very wide, mostly dirt and gravel. The power lines to the site are overhead which seems odd but they work fine. Wi-Fi was good. The host/owners are very nice and helpful. One of them was out in the pouring rain helping people so they didn't have to get wet. This park seems to be mostly over nighters. We will use the park again. The price was good for a KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here two nights: one going to Colorado and the other coming back, about 11 days later. We find it to be reasonably sufficient for a one night stay. Staff were friendly to us and we were escorted to our site by one of the staff. Our sites were easy to pull into and get out of, as they had plenty of room. We were able to get wifi and cable tv ok at our site. If we need to stay here again as a waypoint on one of our trips, would do so. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with the previous poster on the basic facilities. I wanted to add that the advertised free WiFi was essentially unusable. It was so weak in the middle of the campground I could not make an Internet connection. I called the office and they were no help and seemed not to care. If you advertise you have free WiFi it should work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I hate to give this KOA such a low rating because the owners/staff were so nice when we checked in, but it really is not very attractive. The whole place is dusty gravel. Sites are narrow, and ours was side-by-side putting us very close to our neighbor. The restrooms were old and worn but looked clean. Cable TV had good reception and lots of channels, but the free Wi-Fi was very weak. One area (possibly for tents) did have some large trees, and there was a descent looking playground, but this did not make up for the overall look of the park. We would choose somewhere else next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camp ground was clean. Bath house and laundry room was clean. Friendly staff. Plenty of room for big rigs. Nice little town to visit. Would stay again but not eat at K Bob's again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very basic campground. Ok for overnight stay. Staff friendly but not very helpful. Our truck broke down and we needed a dealership for parts and repairs. Staff couldn't even tell us if a dealership was in town nor did they offer any assistance to us during our 3 day stranded/stuck here stay. Office closes for hours during the day. Cable connection didn't work at our site. (800) 562-9033 We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice older park. Family owned and very friendly and helpful. Escort to our site stayed to make sure hook up went smoothly. No real amenities, but excellent park for "passing through" overnight. Easy to maneuver our 40 foot motorhome with toad into pull through site. At one dollar to wash and fifty cents to dry, this is the least expensive laundry we've ever seen in an RV park. Our rate was with the KOA "Value Card". We camped here in a Motorhome.
The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The park is an older park but has taken out every other site so that there is plenty of room between sites. We had a wonderful experience here and would recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Neat and clean RV park with gravel roads and driveways; some grass between the water and electric sites. All sites are quite narrow and would feel cramped when they are all in use. WiFi at the edge of the park was weak and intermittent. Stores are near by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The park is good for a overnight site. It rained very hard most the day & night, so we didn't wander around the park to check it out. We were parked near some long term sites and there was a lot of noise with them coming and going. The WiFi didn't work in the park, they told us it only works in the laundry room. The staff wished a happy trip on our way out, nice staff. We would stay here again if we need too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground manager was exceptionally helpful in assuring that our hookup went smoothly as well as suggesting sites of local interest. This park is in town and convenient to stores and restaurants. The sites are gravel, somewhat close together but far enough from the highway to be quiet. Raton has a small but very interesting store-front museum across from the Amtrak station. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent service, friendly staff. The hookups in the area we stayed were side-by-side, which I don't like, but these were staggered and had a wide space between curbside of RVs. WiFi had the speed of dialup but did work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground had the nicest people running it I have come across in a while. However, as are most KOA"s, this one is simply worn out. The showers were clean, but it took 20 minutes to get any hot water, and when it came it was a mist instead of a spray, due to the worn out shower heads. The whole place was clean, but no pool, no pavement, worn out electrical boxes. The poor old campground is just plain worn out. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The park is not much to look at, but it is a really nice place to stay. The husband & wife team, are a lot of fun and very knowledgable about the area. There are a lot of things to see in the Raton area and the owners can point you in any direction you want for sightseeing. The sites are VERY easy to get into and level. The park pretty much fills up every night so during the season if you want a spot, either get there early or have a reservation. When they install their swimming pool &/or hot tub, things will be very nice. The voltage was very good and the only argument we have at all is that we could never get the WiFi to work. My computer could see it, but was never able to hook up to it. That is something that needs to be addressed since they advertise "free WiFi"! We will stay here anytime we are passing through the area! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owners were the friendliest and most helpful I have ever seen. Within walking distance to restaurants. I would have given it a 10 if the wifi had not been so bad. Had to sit outside of the rig to be able to stay connected. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spacious campground. Friendly staff. RV park offers basketball court, playground, arcade game room with pool table & horseshoes. Pancake breakfasts & ice cream socials are available in season & on holiday weekends. Also, cabins are available as is a laundry room & gift shop. We were passing thru Raton & the campground provided a quiet & satisfactory place to stop & spend the evening. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice, quiet place to stay. It is far enough from the Interstate that there is minimal traffic noice. The owners are a husband and wife team that go the extra mile to ensure everything is perfect. We enjoyed our stay and will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Raton RV Park – Raton, NM. Don’t know where to start with this campground. We stayed here on January 23, 2007. The park is located south of mid-town with entry off the main drag. Sites are small. The park is VERY tired looking and in need of maintenance. Watch for overhead obstructions from trees. No bathhouse. However…we only paid $15 for one night with full hook-ups. Before, we stayed here we went to another park in town, Summerland next to I-25 - no go. Raton is not a town where you’ll find outstanding campgrounds. We returned and spent the night at this park. Don’t expect much from this park, however, it’s okay for a night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sugarite Canyon is beautiful, though very hot in summer. Lake Maloya is stocked with trout and bass, and no motorboats are allowed except small electric motors. There is a self-guided walking trail through the remains of the old mining community just above the visitor center- very interesting. Lots of birds to see. The showers are probably more than a mile from the campground, so we didn't bother to go down there. Restrooms are pit toilets. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I stayed in the first campground (Alice Lake?) which could be an issue with rigs longer than my 24' View. Tight turns. I believe the next camp further into the canyon is more suited for the longer set-ups, but not sure. Few if any of the spots are spot on level. Pit toilets only. The showers are inconveniently located a mile and a half back down the road across from the visitor center. Camp host lady was friendly and came up with clip board in hand. Easy check in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No showers and pit toilets. This is a decent state park and though the sites are not totally level, it did not take a lot to get level. Sites were big and with bushes all around very private. It would be hard to find a place where it is quieter than this. Beautiful scenery too. There are only a few sites with sewer and we took one which cost us $18 instead of $14 for sites with just water and sewer. Good fire pits and clean tables too. If you like to stay in the outdoors and enjoy yourself, this is a very good stopping spot. I don't happen to enjoy camping cheek to cheek with everyone and this fit my bill perfectly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small, cozy campground with nice and helpful hosts. We stayed in site #4 which in our view was the best in the park. Very private and spacious for our 36ft. The scenery is lovely this time of year and gets better with the changing fall colors. Some sites have sewer, but there is also a dump station. The water spigot at the site leaked when on so we just filled up the tank and disconnected. Not a big deal. Watch out for the high elevation (7000 ft) which can be hard on those with heart conditions. We got caught up in a cattle drive on NM-72 just outside the park which was a treat. Amazing area. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really super place, make sure you get to the Cauplin Volcano Monument via the byway. Make sure you get there early enough. Don't forget to hike the Sugarite Coal camp. That is a real eyeopener. We did spot a Big Horn on our way out. We would recommend this to all under 32 foot 5vers. Near the end of April, we woke up to some snow and temperatures below freezing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are big fans of NM state parks, but this one is, unfortunately, suffering from lack of maintenance. Terrible roads and sites (off level and very rutted), very poorly laid out sites that would be very crowded if the park was full (which we understand does get in the summertime. There is even an overflow parking lot with numbered sites for boondocking). There are nice, new toilets and showers down by the ranger station, but up at the campground, only a pit toilet and not terribly efficient dump station. (Nice note: there is aluminum can recycling.) Don't miss the trails up to the coal mine town, very interesting history. We won't stay here again, though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful spot, very inexpensive for a wooded campsite with electric and water. There are 2 campgrounds - the one down by the main road is Lake Alice and it offers electric and some spots with water. The ones up on the hill are reached by a somewhat rough dirt road. They are nice open spaces with views but I did not notice any hookups. No cell phone service (Yay!) but the park is close enough to Raton that we ran into town most mornings for breakfast and to check phone messages and e-mail. A perfect combination of wilderness and civilization! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed the view from our campground site. The hummingbirds were awesome! We dry docked up in the canyon. The host was very nice, and the park was clean! We camped here in a Motorhome.
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We had a full hookup site. The only down size for us was no 50 amp but thank goodness it was cool and we didn't even have to use our AC. The park hosts are very friendly. My sister's family and two other families stayed at Gamble Oak Group site and it was very nice too. We would definably recommend this place...lots of birds, chipmunks, turkey, and other wildlife. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Confirming this is a fine park. Great fishing, hiking, quiet, beautiful, 2 sites with full hookups when the hosts are gone. Downside: No cell coverage except one spot by the showers. Showers are a mile down the road. Only vault type restrooms at the Alice Campground but they are clean. Upside: fishing, quiet, friendly staff and hosts, mail service at the visitor center. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is in beautiful mountain setting (elevation 7000') with a clear running stream, wildflowers and July nights getting down to 55 degrees. There are two fishing lakes full of trout. Many hiking trails are available from easy level to strenuous. Don't miss the guided hike on the Coal Camp Trail, where you will learn the fascinating history of the coal mining town (now a ghost town) that occupied this site during the first half of the 20th century. Few traces of the coal mining operation remain and none of them mar the beauty of this park. Sugarite is only 5 miles east of I-25, but seems a world away. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
They have very friendly staff members. The park is near an I-25 exit which makes it easy to find, but also being that close to the highway meant that the noise level was rather high. They have rather narrow pull-thru sites. All things considered I doubt if we would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stuck here with a friend who was broken down and felt fortunate that this park was as nice as it was. Very nice and helpful owners/host. Sites are close, but held a 45' with towed while we were there. Very nice restrooms and showers. While there - go to the old Sugarite ghost town State Park, and take the north road to Capulin. Rate reflects a GS discount and is based on a weekly rate of $180. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came in on a Sunday morning and the office was closed and did not open. We self-registered so we may be missing some information that would have been available if we had talked to park staff. The cable reception was unacceptable; it was fuzzy and we did not get any of the major networks. A neighbor told us that the cable system had been hit by lightning and there was a dispute with the insurance company. As mentioned by another reviewer, we were expected to disconnect our water overnight. The park definitely needs a little TLC. We were in a site by the Interstate, but inside the RV the noise was not noticeable. We would stay here again if the timing required a stop in Raton. Wi-Fi worked great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is next to freeway, luckily not too much traffic noise. Roads are paved/gravel and sites are gravel. The sites are not long so we were given two sites, one for our 37 ft motorhome, the other for our towed. Power, water, and cell strength (AT&T) were very good. Park could use TLC, grass needed mowing and was covered by small branches from the trees. No recycling. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We hoped to stay at the Cedar Rail RV park at Raton Pass, but they had closed for the season just 2 days earlier. The facilities are adequate, but tight for big rigs. The metal posts intended to prevent damage to the sewer connections made it difficult to place our rig so that the slides could be utilized. Internet and cable services worked fine. The noise from nearby highways was not noticeable inside the RV. We did not check the laundry since we only stayed overnight. The owner instructed us to disconnect our water connection during the night as temperatures were predicted to be in the 30s. We have a well insulated water system that has worked for us in temperatures as low as 10F. The park's water line is not protected for low temperatures. While the mandate was not a huge inconvenience, we think parks that advertise themselves to be open year round should make adequate provisions to do so - especially with the rate charged. The park is overpriced for the very basic amenities offered. We would only stay here again in a pinch. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice small RV park near I-25. Friendly management and staff, and not too much road noise. The sites are close, but enough room to put out slides on both sides of the RV. We would stay here again. If you are interested, there is a Bible study in the meeting room on Tuesday nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is just off I-25 exit 451, but the road noise was not bad. The sites are close together, but our 40 foot motor home with three slides fit nicely, in a pull through with our tow attached. This is fine little park for an overnight stop. Raton is a very historic town for an afternoon visit. We also investigated a couple of other parks in this quaint little town. One that I can say to avoid is Kickback RV park. Also, if you are into guns, the NRA has a large conference center 4 miles west of Raton and then 4 miles west on U.S. Hwy 64 at the I-25 and US Hwy 64 intersection. There is a very nice information center in the middle of town with RV parking space. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is operated by super friendly people who really take care of their customers. They also have people who can repair RV's. The owner came and fixed my electrical system very late on a cold night when I arrived and couldn't operate electricity. His pricing was very reasonable for such high quality work. The views of the mountains around are beautiful. In the 3 months I stayed here, I saw antelope in the nearby field regularly. Easy access to town and the Interstate. Many beautiful places to see within a 45 minute drive! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
OK park. Earlier reviewer mentioned a restaurant across the street from the campground, however, the restaurant is now closed down. Park owners & staff are very nice & helpful! Park doesn't have a lot of amenities but it's still an ok place to stay. They do have WIFI but it wasn't working correctly when we stayed due to lightning... we were advised that we could bring our laptop up to the office porch & get WIFI but that it probably wasn't sending a signal out to the park, however, we were able to pick up the WIFI signal from our RV. Lots of trees, park is quiet & clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.