We camp here all the time at the Roadrunner campground. We take the boat and dogs for a weekend (or more) of fun. You have stunning views of the lake, mountains, and absolutely beautiful sunsets. The evenings are generally 10 degrees cooler than in Phoenix, and you get a breeze most nights. The park is very well maintained, and Dick, the camp host, is always helpful, keeps the place clean, and is always driving around on his cart to see if there is anything he can do to make your stay better. We can walk down to the lake in 5 minutes to let our dogs swim in the morning before taking them on the boat in the afternoon. We only have 3 reasons this place won't get a 10. There are no sewer hookups anywhere in the park, although there is a dump station on the way out. Second reason is there are many sites that can be difficult to get into, even so much as bottoming out with your rear jacks. Third is, for a state park, many of the sites are really close to your neighbors. If you get a pull through, this is not an issue, as your patio/awning faces lakefront, but in some of the back in sites, you are looking right at your neighbor. None of these things will stop us from coming back to this park. It just stops us from giving it a 10.
This RV park is on a bluff overlooking, to the east, the city of Las Cruces and the beautiful mountains behind it. We stayed at the 40'x90' Super Site. It was very nice in that we had our own gas grille and a patio table and rocker type chairs. We thought the site was overpriced in that we paid for the most expensive site in the park, and had a lesser view than the next two price levels below us, a total of 15 sites total that had much better views. This should be made clearer on the site. We also had the "dog walk" directly behind us, so that we had people walking their dogs behind us all day. We have dogs, so we did not dislike it, but again, should this not be removed from the "best lot in the park"? The staff and owners were nice and very helpful. The park was very well maintained.
What a gorgeous resort! We were unable to get a waterfront spot as we picked this place the day before we arrived, but even in the second row we had a stunning view of the Guadalupe River. They escort you to your site, and offer any help you may need with directions, hookups, etc. The park has deer feeders on each side of it between the parking and the river, so there were deer walking not 50 feet from us all evening. They even told us at check-in that our pets could walk without a leash once they were by the river if they were well socialized and would not cause a problem. There was an abundance of shade trees. We don't have children, but the children's areas were clean and much nicer than at other sites. We can't wait to come back to this resort and spend more time there on our next trip. By far the nicest park we have seen.
This place is on the inter coastal waterway, not the beach. There were only about 10 sites that were not full timers. However, they are the 10 best sites in the park, directly on the water, and are apart from the full time spots. We were able to catch enough crab to eat dinner two nights. We also caught many small fish, and a nearby fellow camper caught a very large Red fish. The owner/operator was very nice and helpful. The additional fees per day are as follows - $1 cable, $2 for 50 Amp Service. Could have just added this to their rate instead of listed out. We will camp here when we return to Crystal Beach.