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10/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Nice campground. Easy access in a 30' motorhome to any of the pull through sites. You will have to level the coach, though. Any longer than 30' and you will want to verify with campground staff that you'll fit in the wooded pull through sites - some will only fit a 30', and some will take longer rigs. They also have non-wooded sites that any big rig will fit in just fine. Lots of amenities, and of course it's right next to Santa Fe so there's no shortage of things to do and see during your stay. Be sure to buy your firewood from the park office - they sell piƱon wood and the smell is fantastic. Bring your own tinder and lighter, though, because for some reason they don't sell fire accessories. The park has its own little nature trail, and the Sandia, Sangre de Cristo, and Jemez mountain ranges are close by for hiking at-altitude. Staff was very friendly, the dumpsite was clean, and dogs are welcomed here. Would definitely stay here again.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice park! It's quiet, especially for a state park, and the scenery is really nice, especially along the river sites as there's a very tall cliff just across the (narrow) river to look at. Fun to watch the hawks hunt and, as night falls, the bats. Good views of the stars, and there's a footbridge across the river leading to a 1km overlook trail that's nice to hike. Choose your site carefully. I saw one that was in the visitor center parking lot, on asphalt. Not nearly as nice as the regular gravel sites. Most sites have an adobe picnic shelter. GPS users: Your GPS will send you halfway up the wrong mountain and turning around will be impossible until you then go all the way up said wrong mountain. Ignore Garmin. Go to the town of Villanueva, and take the only non-highway street out of town. There will be signs, but they're small and easy to miss.
10/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
It's a pass-through campground directly off I-80 at an exit with lots of services for semis, including a truck stop right next door. Both nights we stayed there the semis had lots of fun roaring their jake brakes. Not the campground's fault, but definitely noticeable even in the sites farthest from the freeway. Easy in/out. Staff is friendly. 30amp power actually delivered 30amps, which was a plus. Sites were level. It's basically a gravel parking lot with power and water poles. Water had been shut off for the year, but no discount on the "full hookup" price, which was disappointing, especially considering that $26 ($23 with Good Sam) is rather high for a non-destination campground with no amenities. I'd stay here again if I were passing through Nebraska, but it certainly wouldn't be a destination, and I'd still be somewhat annoyed at the high cost.
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