When the wife called she was told the campground was across from Arby's. It's not. Would have been better to have said turn left before Arbys on Highway 1 when coming off exit 147 of I-25. The office is also a hair salon. Gravel roads and gravel sites. The site we were on had no sewer, no cable TV. The Wi-Fi was worthless. Ear plug park. Road noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not much to choose from in the Socorro area if you want hookups. Basic gravel campground with a scattering of trees. Wide access lanes, but can still be challenging in places with a larger rig. Most of the transient spots (row B & C) are 30A, water, no sewer. The only 50A and sewer that we could find for transients was in row D where a few (perhaps 4 or 5) have 50A service. While they supposedly take reservations, they appear to have a first come, first serve policy (that’s what is posted on the door if you get there before 4pm). So if you need 50A service or you have a large rig, it may be problematic. We ended up in row B and hung out both ends of the space (37’ plus toad) enough that we felt it necessary to deploy our safety triangles on both ends. Only the coach was relatively level, the toad was on a definite slope. 30A power seemed OK, but no need to run the A/C the night we were there. Did not use the water. Wifi is pretty much useless - most people could not get a signal except at the office and the far end of the campground. We got a signal in row B, but we have really good antennae. And it did us no good as the WAP wasn’t handing out IP addresses. Verizon data signal was moderate (3 bars) on LTE with decent data transfer speeds. The office staff was very friendly, but completely clueless about even such fundamentals as “Do you have 50A hookups?”. Cash or check only. We would stay here again only if we needed an overnight in the area and not if it was hot (thus needing the A/C). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is probably your best bet in Socorro for a short stay. We saw a few other parks in town that were very full and difficult to get in, or to reach by phone. If you have a big rig, this is the only place I'd consider. Located right in town, and right off the highway. Although there are many permanents here, it was fine. We got a pull-thru site. Utilities are very low to the ground, not the best but ok. Pool was closed this time of year. This is the first RV park I've been to with a hair salon onsite. Best attraction is San Larenzo Canyon, and the bird refuge. El Camino restaurant was great, as was the local brewery restaurant. We unexpectedly loved our stay in Socorro! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff is friendly and the park seems to be kept up well. The restrooms were very clean. It was an enjoyable stay. I think the RV Park is one of the nicest things this town as to offer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Interesting story. We were looking for a place and saw the reviews that were a year old. Looked at some other major RV sites and there was no mention. Called the phone number, no answer. Since we were in the neighborhood, we drove to it and, lo and behold, here it was. Although it is a very basic park and has mostly long term residents, it turned out to be a pleasant stay. The sites are gravel, ours was semi level and the electricity and water worked. For you ladies, the front office also hosts "Coco's Beauty Salon". My wife didn't have her hair done so I can't comment on the quality. In summary, I would say it is a basic one-night-stand. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here twice. First time (2009) for 3 months. Second time (2010-2011) for 17 months. The "permanent" residents are mostly working folks and students attending NM Tech. They are quiet and tend to turn in shortly after 10PM as they tend to leave out early in the morning to go to work/school. It is a safe park. We had no problem leaving our daughter (a 25 year working full time RVer) alone in this park. Pet walk is along the wall outside the park entrance. At the time of this posting, there was a nice level vacant lot across the street that is a nice place to walk your pet. This is a skoolie (school bus conversion) friendly park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in a 50amp site which is in section D. These sites are what I call Side by Side. We pull in facing one direction and someone else beside us pulls in going in the opposite direction. This is due to how the services are installed. The 50amp power plug was in a box about 4 inches off the ground. The Services are installed close to one end which if you pull forward to unhook you almost run off a 4ft drop off. I had to back out to get out of the site with out hitting the shore services. When we arrived a woman was walking here pit bull dog. She went back to her RV and pickup another pit bull dog and walked it around the park. I would stay here again if I have to because it is the only game in town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for an overnight stop off I-25. There were no sites available with sewer or 50 amp. We got water and 30 amp in row 'B'. Lots of permanent sites but it was quiet and well kept. Owner was nice and helpful. Would be a OK place to duck into off the interstate for an overnight stay. Restrooms and showers were closed. There was a little shade and gravel semi level sites. Easy access to I-25 and there were a couple of grocery stores and a Wal-Mart a few miles away. Wi-Fi worked well as did AT&T and Verizon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was a welcome site after traveling all day in the heat and wind. My GPS, however put me down on the other end of town, so keep that in mind. The lady in the office was friendly and helpful and the WiFi was outstanding. There were mostly permanent/seasonal folks at the time I was here, but overall the park was quiet and appeared safe. I would stop here again if I needed a place to cool off and rest up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here a week ago on the first night of our trip and then again tonight on our return trip. This is a good campground for an overnight stay. The sites are gravel and our site was level. We had a pull-through site but it wasn't long enough to keep our toad hooked up to our 28' RV. However, there is parking at the site for the towed vehicle. On our first visit a week ago, the staff was friendly and helpful. On today's visit, the visit the office was closed and a sign directed us to do a self-service registration. We found an empty site and then filled out the registration form and put the required money in the envelope and deposited it in a mail slot for the office. When registering this way, the only real drawback is that cash is required so you have to have the proper change. Wi-Fi worked well without any lapse in service and the speed was acceptable. Although this is a "no-frills" type of RV park, I think it is the best in Socorro and is worth the stay if you need to stop in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It has an A frame office building and appears to be a former KOA. Located on the south side of Socorro, it is far enough from the Interstate that highway noise is not a problem. The bathrooms and laundry were closed for remodeling when we arrived. The park is a gravel/sand parking lot typical for the area. Sites are level. There are about 3 dozen medium size shade trees throughout the park. The utilities are obviously older. Our water and sewer worked fine. We had a "50amp site" that to my eye looked like a 50amp plug-in wired to a 30 amp circuit. Fortunately, temperatures were moderate and we didn't need either air conditioning or heat during our stay. This park would be OK to spend a few days exploring the area. It's nicer than an overnight stop, but not much. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night on our way East. The restrooms are still under construction, but we always use our own. Office was very pleasant but didn't offer cable hook-ups (which are available on the back row). We have a small doxie and the Park wants you to walk pets outside their wall. This is the ditch to NM Hwy 1 and not acceptable. Their long term residents let their pets run loose and don't pick up after them. This is a pet peeve of mine. Not a bad park for a one night stop over. We'd use it again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ok park for the area. Not too many choices. All gravel sites. Near I-25 so some road noise. Pull thru w/e sites make it easy to get into site. Friendly staff in office. Good water and electric. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For Socorro, this is a good park, average for a stop over or for a couple days in the grand scheme of things. The staff was very nice. Lots of drawbacks, dusty narrow sites, but if you need full hookups it's worth a stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My family and I enjoyed four nights at this RV park and had no problems. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, we were told when we checked in that the bathrooms had been closed for remodeling and should be reopened soon. I do not see the need of using the park facilities if you have your own rig with a bathroom and shower, so this did not pose a problem. They do have a beauty shop located in the office so I took advantage of some pampering that you do not often get when you are on the road. I would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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In all the years my wife and I have camped, I have never been in restrooms as filthy as at this park. A complaint to management fell on deaf ears. Also, after we had set up at our site I noticed there was not a handle on the water valve. All we got for our money here was electricity. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only good thing about this park was the sites were fairly level and the staff was friendly. It is in need of some serious repair and updating and the rest rooms were worse than most outhouses. They claimed to be updating them soon but they looked like they were condemned long ago. Not worth the stop until some improvements have been made. Several nicer looking spots up I-25 towards Albuquerque. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not a bad place for a night or two. Very nice people working here, so I question the previous comments about the bathrooms. We stayed two nights so we could play the golf course over at New Mexico Tech. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for a week because we were attending the Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache. Sorry to say that this campground was terrible. The bathrooms and showers were disgusting. They were filthy when we arrived and were not cleaned at all the entire time we were there—I found the same used band aids, tissues, etc. in the women's restroom for an entire week. There was only one women's shower working, and it quit in the middle of my shower—I ended up going into the men's shower to get the shampoo out of my hair! I would never camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is good for an overnight stay. The pad was a little short for our rig with tow but we made it work. They do have WiFi but no cable and poor TV reception. I doubt we will stay here again, but only because their hook-ups were very awkward for our rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is conveniently located off of I-25 in Socorro. Sites are level with some trees. However, the trees do not block the satellite dish. It's a good stop for a night or two. It is not the kind of park you want to "hang out" during the day. But if you have business in the area or are intent on exploring, it works great. They do accept discounts for Good Sam and AAA. We camped here for one night. We'd stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
County park maintains eight power/water/sewer sites, not all in good repair. Our water spigot sprayed continuously from the packing nut (tried tightening it and failed). Half the spots have wonderful shade trees. Two one-holer restrooms, no showers or other facilities. Soap and paper towels both empty, neither toilet bowl has been cleaned since their ADA retrofit. Large kiddie playground. Concrete table at each site. I would have rated this park as quiet and relaxing if it weren't for the train horns that blow loud and long every 60-90 minutes along the tracks one lot over (happily, not between 11 PM and 7 AM). Hungry mosquitoes. TV reception poor, channels are few (no cable, of course). Park has a "campground host" on site, but he doesn't do maintenance. The three commercial "parks" in town are more like parking lots, adjacent to busy highways. And still this is our choice for the best of a bad selection in Socorro. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.