This is a little piece of Heaven!!!! By far the nicest forest service campground we've ever encountered. Wide access roads - all blacktop as well as blacktop parking aprons. The campsites in the lower section, around the circle to the left as you enter, have beautiful concrete patios on which are a picnic table, grill, and fire pit. It was peaceful and the noise of the gurgling stream was louder than that of the road. The vaulted toilets were spotlessly clean and the camp host set out fabric softener sheets in the vents to keep it smelling nice and cut down on the flies. We stayed here four nights and although there were no hookups, potable water is available to fill up your containers of any sort including the motor home water tank. Also, you are able to drain your gray water into the treed area alongside the site. The campsites were large and private. Our AT&T 3G service worked great. Fire wood is available at $6 a bunch; kindling is free. We did not experience the problems with flies as one other reviewer detailed. We would love to stay here again and may make it a destination some time in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is located approx. 7 miles west of Red River and 5 miles east of Questa. It’s located in the Carson National Forest and sits at 7,900 ft. There’s a creek that flows through the campground with campsites on either side. Some sites are closer to the creek then others. There are 4 threaded water spigots located along the campground loop. All of the bathrooms are vault toilets, they were always clean!! No showers here…At the top of the loop is the trail head parking with a restroom and a threaded water spigot. There’s plenty of room to fill your water tanks without blocking the road. This is a very pretty campground with nice campsites. Our site (#20) was big enough for our 35’ MH and our tow car. Behind the MH was a little meadow where we were able to get tv satellite reception. We also had cell phone reception here too but no computer reception. The apron’s are asphalt and so is the interior road. The sites were level and very clean. Trash dumpsters are located near the beginning of the campground. The camp host is a real character, if you need information on the area she’s been there for 13 years. The only thing that was a drag was the fly population. There were 3 sizes to pick from and they never left you alone. Bug spray was their drink of choice. After battling them for 6 days we put up our screened room, we were there a total of 14 days which is the stay limit. The town of Red River has a nice market, Der Market. There’s lots to see and do. We would see the llamas being trucked into our campground around 9:00 am and the guide would load provisions on them for day hikes up the trail. Red River also has a visitor center where you can get lots of info on the area. The Carson National Forest Ranger’s Station is located just before entering Questa from the east. There are a few places where you can dump your black water. One being Red River Sewage which is between Red River and Columbine CG. (505) 754-6671, the charge is $8.00. It’s the closest one to the campground. You're allowed to run your gray water next to the trees. We used this campground as home base to explore the “enchanted circle” and would love to return again some day. We were here a little after the middle of June to early July. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice Campground in the Kit Carson National Forest. Located on New Mexico State Highway 38 about 3 miles west of Red River NM at an elevation of nearly 8,600 on the GPS. With paved interior roads, it has four sites with level concrete pads. The remaining 16 sites have paved asphalt parking areas for RV's with their tables and fire rings adjacent in the dirt. About 3/4's of the sites can accommodate big rigs and long fifth wheels. Each site has a campfire grill and a picnic table. Water is available at several locations. Most of the camp sites are 50 to 80 feet from the other sites and masked by trees. Sites are nestled amidst large Ponderosa pines and Aspens. With our Golden Age Pass we paid $7.50 per night. Definitely a campground to come back to. Full on weekends with space usually available during the weekdays: at least that's what the camp host said. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great national forest campground with level concrete pads at each site. It has campfire grill and a picnic table on a paved patio at each site. Water is available at several locations. Each site is 70-80 feet from the other and masked by trees. The campground was spotless and the air was clean and fresh. Sites are nestled amidst large Ponderosa pines and Aspens. Why anyone would camp in a side by side RV park in Red River when this is available is beyond reason. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Tuesday, June 4 – Fawn Lakes – Carson National Forest, Red River, New Mexico. This is one of five National Forest campgrounds near Red River, New Mexico, on the Scenic Byway, the Enchanted Circle. Most of the campsites are along the river, and there are sites big enough for 30ft RV’s. The best sites are for tenters or those with vans right on the river, but all sites are close to the river. No hookups, but water is available, and the pit toilets were very clean. It is a beautiful campground located under the Ponderosa Pines with some fir and spruce trees. Everyone can hear the river running southwest, and there are some paths along the river for walking to the lake. Fawn Lake (3 acres- four little lakes) is here for fishing which is also opened up to day trippers. Beautiful lake stocked with fish. The night we were there two young women were fishing at the lake and a bear came down the other side looking for food. It is bear country so beware. They now take reservations here since last fall, and the rest are first come. The cost was $17 and half with a pass. Beautiful and peaceful stop for a night or more. The four season town of Red River is less than two miles east on Route 38 which is also on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. This is the most popular byway and the one that is heavily promoted in the state of New Mexico. My husband wanted to stay a week here, it was so enjoyable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is a gravel parking lot with hookups on the edges. There is a nice stream the runs by it. The internet never worked and when the camp hosts were told they did not seem to care. The trash bins are not within the RV park. You have to walk out of the park to throw away trash. Red River the town is really nice. It is in a beautiful valley. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Office/management staff is very friendly and helpful. The park is very small and camp sights are fairly narrow with very little shading. The park is next to the main road through town, and is very noisy during the daytime, however, it does quite down overnight. Our cable box didn't work during our stay and the WiFi was adequate. We did not use the restrooms or showers. There is a $2 per person charge for showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is for the Motorcycle Rally weekend. As stated in other posts, it is a gravel parking lot with spaces marked for RVs. The owners bought the park in Oct 11. Nice Folks, helped with parking, which was a bonus. The park doesn't have a lot of room to turn a 40' 5er. We were backed up to the river, and enjoyed hearing it gurgle. Humming birds all over the place, a big baseball field across the river to let the dog run. Not much in amenities, but a great place to stay. We will be back next year for the rally. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good enough park with no amenities to speak of. it is a gravel parking lot as has [previously been stated, but the owners are nice and helpful. it is adjacent to the river and is at the west end of town. Wi-Fi worked great from my site, but I was almost right across from the office. All of the sites are back ins and several sites will accommodate big rigs. We would stay here again. The rate shown is for a holiday weekend and required a 3 night minimum stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is a large gravel parking lot with one side bordered by the river and the other, the highway. This is one of only 3 private RV parks in Red River (to the best of my knowledge). The hookup worked well. Wi-Fi was only in the office/game room. We backed up to the river which was a pretty nice spot. I would camp here again. The manager was very nice. Fires are only allowed in a container provided by the camper. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is in dire need of interior road and infrastructure maintenance. We were moved from one site due to a water pipeline failure and one of our party suffered a blowout due to a sharp rock in one of the interior roads. The owner's violate their own rules and allow tent camping on RV sites. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Still really like this park and the staff. The 8 comes from what the weather left. Had rain all week and the drainage around the site was almost nonexistent. Mud everywhere. I feel certain that when I come back next year for the Motorcycle Rally, the staff will have fixed that problem. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Called on a Thursday for a 3 day weekend during the local Oktoberfest. Owner was very friendly on the phone and was able to accommodate. Previous reviews are spot on. Campground is a large gravel lot with 30 RV spots. All spots are back in. We were put into #30. Spot was fairly level side-to-side but it was up hill backing in resulting in the nose being lower than the tail of the rig even after disconnecting from the truck. Price was for a 50 amp connection, only needed 30 amps but the 30 amp plug had burned up and not been repaired so "had" to use and pay for the 50 amps at $4 more per night. We traveled with 3 four legged kids, but there was little to no area for them to go do their business. Water hookups are shared. Apparently, even numbers spots have to use a spigot on either the other side of your rig or one on the other side of the rig to the left of you. Fortunately, I had extra hoses. When temps drop below freezing they shut off and padlock the spigots. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has nice hosts and nice pond and the Red River running thru it. However, the park is very run down and needs updating. The owner put several new sites on the hwy side of the pond and the roads to them were pot holed and muddy. The site we stayed in was rocky and very unlevel. All that said, we will probably come back because we love Red River. This park has everything going for it but maintenance and updating. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice location. We had a site by the river with a great view. The site was the most unlevel site we have ever stayed at. There were big rocks in the gravel site, and there was no way to exit the site without backing up all the way out. The staff seemed tired and overworked, but were friendly. The park has great potential but needs some work. We enjoyed the cool weather and the wild animals. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful RV Park. Enjoyed our stay at this park. We stayed at the park during the motorcycle rally. Despite their RV Park being full, the owners always made you feel like you where their most important client. Great Service, Great Owners! A must stay location. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a wonderful campground. We came up for the Red River Motorcycle Rally, and stayed for an extra three days. The campground opened an additional 15 back-in sites, some of them backing up to the lake. The staff are wonderful folks. They couldn't do enough for you. Monda and Bill, the owners are just wonderful. I caught two good sized trout from the lake, and saw several others catch as well. We will be staying there again next year, for the Rally. The only reason I didn't give a 10 was the wi-fi. For most of the week, it was non-existent. Bill and the office staff told me that it was spotty, and that they were having trouble with their provider, so I didn't expect much. The rate for the Rally is $50/night. This is a holiday rate, the usual rate is $37. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here last summer for one week and it wasn't long enough. We returned this summer for 3 weeks and loved the entire stay. The people and and staff are very friendly. There is a pond in front of our motorhome, stocked with trout and the Red River is behind our RV. The ducks are precious and the deer come into the camp at night. I would recommend this park to anyone wanting cool weather in the summer and a fun place to stay. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because the wifi is iffy at best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our pull through site was door to door with the site next to it. There was not enough space between rigs for both awnings to be extended. Conditions were cramped. Our dog and the adjoining neighbor's dogs did not get along and there was limited space to keep them apart. Men's restroom and shower includes individual shower units in a new building. Women's shower and restroom is a shared facility with no hot water in an ancient building. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is in a wonderful location; however, it is in need of some improvements. It does provide a trout fishing lake and Red River runs through the park. We were able to get a secluded site along the river making our stay wonderful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
River Ranch RV park is in a great location with an excellent fishing pond and a river running through the park. The staff was friendly and helpful, but park is pretty neglected and run down and that is sad, because it has the potential to be a "10+" if they would spend some money on it. Having said that I still plan on coming back because of the location and the good on site fishing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice camp hosts, but park is not in good repair other than the newer restrooms and showers, which were quite clean and modern. It was being worked on while we were there, but there is a long way to go before we'd decide to return. For example, the entrance drive has its share of potholes, the sites contained large rocks and the dust gets pretty bad from other vehicles that drive through. A couple of dumpsters of junk could easily be removed from the premises. One leg of our 50A power went out, so we had to plug into the site next to us because maintenance never came to fix it (3 days). The TV cable has only a handful of stations and they were affected with static so plan on using your satellite dish. Otherwise, the river runs right through the middle and there is nice pond where we could fish. Bait and some supplies are available at the camp store. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this park. The kids had a great time fishing. If you use Streets and trips it is mapped near Eagles' Nest Lake instead of Red River. We also had to pay an extra $5 a night to run our heater or AC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly management. Sites are near trout stocked river and pond. Nice campground and it would be my first choice for Red River. However, sites are rather close together. My RV slide was only about 3 feet from my neighbor's slide. I was nervous about the limited space for maneuvering my large rig, but I managed to get in and out without incident. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were very pleased with this park. The staff were extremely friendly and courteous. The restrooms and showers were kept clean. Our site was on the bank of the Red River, and the kids enjoyed fishing in the river and pond. Overall, an enjoyable stay, and highly recommended! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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Beautiful campground! We love to stay at River Ranch. RV Park is nestled up in the mountains, just outside Red River. Campground has river running thru it & also a fishing lake. Fishing license is not required for fishing in the campground lake. The lake is routinely stocked with trout. Tall towering pine trees grow throughout the campground. River Ranch has a laundry room now & a game room. Owners & staff are helpful & very nice. Park even oftens free tokens to ride the town shuttle which makes trips out to River Ranch. Cabins are also available. We will definitely plan to stay there again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in July 2002. We had a great time. We were parked by the stocked pond. Many people caught fish and my kids loved trying. The restrooms were very nice and clean. There was a game room and store with very limited items. No laundry at that time. No pool but kids kept busy with other activities. We enjoyed our stay and I would recommend this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped in site 33 which was considered a river site. Overall the park is very nice. However, it appears that tree trimming is needed - too many low branches and trees in the way. We also found that one of the desk help was a bit on the crabby side. Sadly we learned that the park is being changed to long term rentals next year, and it is doubtful that we would stay here for the 1-4 month periods that are being offered. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really like this RV park. We had 3 sites on the river and had a great trip. Unfortunately we found out when we arrived that this is our last time to be able to stay here because the 2012 season starts seasonal (4 months) or monthly rentals only (and no monthly sites are on the river! This information really put a damper on our stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great RV Park!! The park is very well maintained and the staff/camp hosts were awesome and very helpful! We definitely recommend this park and would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very unfriendly park. First of all, you have to make reservations by check, by mail. When we got to the park we had to shorten our stay by a few days but we still had to pay for the "reserved" dates. You cannot call in to change your dates because they must be done by mail. So, make sure you know them carved in stone before you send in your check. You cannot ride bikes in this park. I was threatened that they would call the police if I did not get off my bike and walk to my trailer. They are very rude. We will never stay here again! Buyer beware! There are other really nice parks in this area. This is a shame because this could be a really nice park: but the people make it terrible! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here for four nights and enjoyed the Red River running by our camp site. I had read some reviews about the staff being rude, but found the office staff friendly and that the attendants cared about their resort. I would have rated the park higher except for the bears. They would raid the dumpsters every night at 1:00am and then roam the camp sites. I know this is camping but being in tent trailer with bears walking under your bunk is a little scary. They need to move their dumpsters away from the camp sites to the back of the park. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The staff was very helpful and polite. The campground was very beautiful, very clean and well run. They have an adult section that does not allow bikes, which makes for a very quiet and enjoyable time. The campground has a security gate for added security. I plan on returning and highly recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a gated RV resort and they do have strict rules that they expect you to follow. You have to put up a $10.00 deposit for a gate key and a $10.00 deposit for a bathroom key that is refundable. They charge $1.00 per day per pet and we travel with two dogs, so that was added in. All said and done, the total for two nights was $124.00, $20.00 of which was refunded at checkout, so it is a rather pricey place to stay. That said, this is the quietest park we have stayed at in a long time. We were in a site parallel to the Red River that we caught trout from. There are lots of trees and lots of chipmunks. The showers were super large and very clean. If you are hauling four wheelers or off road vehicles, you have to park them in a separate area, for a charge of course, and they are very strict on not letting them be ridden in the park. We will return if in the Red River area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our family LOVES Red River, unfortunately this visit left us feeling like we had the screws put to us at Roadrunner. Roadrunner RV is a beautiful RV park that has fallen victim to the owners greed. We are a family of 3, we stayed in my in-laws fifth wheel, along with our niece. We were charged per person per day, charged for our dog per day, and for our truck per day. Our daughter is 5 and we paid the same for her as we did ourselves, they say "If it walks, it pays"! The attendants of the park are very rude and unfriendly. We don't feel like we should be waited on but do like it when people act as if they are glad to see you and happy to help you. They have found every way to charge you extra as they possibly can. At one point I asked to get a key for the restroom while looking around the park and was told that I needed to leave a $10 deposit! If you like being overcharged and treated poorly then you will enjoy your stay at Roadrunner, now for the other 98% of people who like being treated fairly, I recommend finding somewhere else to stay. We will return to Red River but not Roadrunner RV "Resort". We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very lovely, well maintained park. Campsite backed up to the river where my husband fished. There is a gate and gate keeper but we didn't mind that because it keeps traffic down. There were plenty of tall trees so it doesn't feel like a parking lot at all. Loved the showers! They are so clean. You get a key, plus the door locks behind you, so it is totally private. We really liked the place but thought it was pricey since it was just the two of us and our dog: the bill was over $100 for two nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was my second visit and I was not disappointed. Sites are big. All the electrical hookups/water connections are in the right spot at the right height. Bathrooms are kept squeaky clean. Would recommend this to all travelers - young or old. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love this park! We parked in a drive through site with our fifth-wheel on the upper level in the park. Nice trees, grass, views. Altitude is high so weather is great, cool even in August. Rules are very strict but keep them, and the camp host are very nice. Be aware they also do not give refunds so don't expect it. Still, a wonderful RV campground and can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Many of the sites in this campground have space around them. Maintenance is very good and the campground is kept quite clean. There are quite a few rules, such as "no stakes in the ground" and the owner is sullen. But if you follow the rules it is a great place to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been here several times before and it doesn't disappoint. Our site backed up to the stream was great. Park is well maintained and everything was great. We'll be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful park with a very nice and friendly staff. We wished we could have stayed all summer. There is plenty of room between sites for awnings and slide outs. The site we had was level and from looking at other campers it looked like most were. We will definitely stay here again in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful park with excellent upkeep and a very strict staff! I think you will either love it or hate it. They charge for everything but they are reasonable. $1 per day per dog; $10 refundable deposit for key to park security gate (refundable, so reasonable); $5 per day for extra vehicle(s); $10 deposit for key to public bathroom/showers (refundable, so reasonable). The staff is friendly but a stickler for the rules. You basically have to register everything. Your motorhome/travel trailer/vehicle/car hauler/pets/guests/use of public toilets. I called via cell phone for WiFi access code & they told me to walk to the office to get it?? Couldn't they have asked for license or other verification? Be ready for a helpful guide to meet you at the gate to take you via golf cart to your site. Be ready to verify and tag every dog, cat, car, trailer, axle, friend you come in with. And, be ready for a beautiful and serene park that is beautifully maintained with spaces that back up to the river if you choose. Each site has trees, picnic table, fire pit, BBQ grill, cable, full hook-ups. The park has tennis courts, bridges across river, playground, putting course, gift shop, cabins for rent, laundry, gated security and amazing views of mountain and river. I hope this helps! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is the newest in Red River but by far the most expensive. Price includes $6/day for car although we never moved our MDT and $1/day for our dog. I was not informed about the extra car charge until checking in. It was then too late to back out as there is a $75 non-refundable deposit already paid. They also charge $3/day for showers. We stayed in space 208 which is in the "Adult Area" but there is an ATV trail directly behind it that is used by a rental company so it isn't quiet here when the weather is nice. Most of the noise was on the weekend. It is a gated park and you must stop and use a card reader to open the gate. It was raining on several occasions and consequently got rain into the car while trying to get gate to open. Some sort of shelter would have been nice. They added a second WiFi antenna in the upper area of park and signal was good but installer said that 768k was as fast as system would work. Got slowed down at times. We will not stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I love this park. I've been there several times and always enjoy my stay. Yes, there is a non-refundable deposit and no allowances for changes but they are the best in Red River and I do not have a problem with that. Hosts are helpful and management was great. I love being backed up to the river and hearing the water go by. We'll be back again ASAP. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Best place in Red River. The river runs though the park. If you are old and cranky like me, ask for the 200+ sites in the Summer and you won't be near the kids, yelling, and ATV noise. Excellent place to stay and near 8,000 feet, extremely nice place to spend the hot weather months. Nice store, wifi in the store, friendly staff and they keep the park clean, neat, and enjoyable. First Class operation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a relatively nice park with the worst management I have ever encountered. The owners are rude and the camp hosts are very nasty. They charged me $3/day/guest over two and a $5/day parking fee for guest's car. I witnessed them shouting at other guests. They refused my request to change me to a different site although others were open. On the day my guests were to leave (catching a 7:30 pm flight) a camp host showed up at my site at 10:59am and informed my guest that he had to be out by 11:00am or pay for another day! I will never, never go there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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The sites we had on the river were very nice, but there are only a few spots on the water or with shade, so make sure you reserve the spot you want in advance. I recommend sites 92-96, if you do go there. The bathrooms were just "ok". There were no paper towels or soap, and the floors were usually muddy from other bathers. Also, only people in pop-up campers are supposed to get a key. Other members of our group who were in RV's were able get a bathroom key after begging. Why the poor rating and why we will never go back? The owners and staff were rude and stingy! Once you've paid your deposit they refuse to change your reservations. Members in our group tried to change reservations from 6 nights to 5 nights (they were in a cabin at $110 per night!) but were denied, even though they called a month before the check-in date. So they paid for 6 nights, but were only allowed to use the cabin for 5 nights! A staff member actually came over to our site and started yelling at us because we still had the cabin key (a cabin that was still paid for for one more day!) She upset my children very much. This is a pretty place (only if you get a waterfront site), but the staff is horrible! We found a much prettier place at Carson National Forest: Fawn Lakes Camp Grounds, in Red River, NM. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
There is no comparison between this park and any of the others in Red River. This is by far the best! We camped beside the river under large shade trees. It was delightful. Spaces were roomy. There is also a separate "adults only" area away from the river (no campfires allowed there) and a section of mobile homes that are kept very neat. The camp office/store is very attractive and the staff was most helpful and pleasant. They do require a non-refundable deposit, but we have found this in other RV parks as well. We'll definitely stay here again whenever we're in Red River. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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We visited some friends that were staying there and they had warned us about the owner, but then we meet a bunch of new friends while there, so each year we would just go back to see our good friends we had met, and each year, we would just put up with the Jerk that owned it. Now this year our friends have finally had it with him, and thank goodness we will not ever be going back. We are going to keep our friends we met up there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had stayed here in 2002 and really didn't have any complaints but when we went back in 2003 for a week, we couldn't do anything right. One of the Camp Hosts' was parked close to our site and we didn't get our trailer back in before they were out quoting the rules to us (We were there for almost the full week and never saw either of them smile). It wasn't just us either, they were on everyone in that part of the campground. We will never go back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Will have to agree with the other ratings: the owners of the campground are so indifferent. Sort of, "If you don't like it, go somewhere else." You have to send money to reserve a spot. The campground is overpriced and the people running the campground are unfriendly. They want to charge you for everything. I have stayed here for the first and last time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Most unfriendly ownership I have ever encountered.On a recent visit owner tried to charge me for a
repair on his electrical hookup. Threatened to call the Town Marshal.Charged $50 for cancellation even though the reservations were reconfirmed the next day. Charged a
visitor $20 for parking her car for 3 days. Charged $3 per night for a child and $2 each for two dogs per night. We will never stay at this campground again.
We camped here in a camper.