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03/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
A great spot for an overnight stay on your way somewhere else. A bit noisy with being so close to the freeway. You are parked close to other campers and there are quite a few permanents there. Nice dog run areas and very clean and well kept. I stop here to and from quite often. Laundry facilities looked new and clean.
03/2014
rating [ 1/10 ]
If you don't mind camping cheek by jowl alongside the freeway go here. I thought it was scary looking and they gave us two sites that we couldn't fit In with our 34' fifth wheel. I thought it looked like a homeless camp. You can tell they are trying to make it look nice, but between the small sites, freeway noise and the look of some of the "campers" we left and did not stay the night. The lady at the front desk was very nice and gave us our money back. Small lawn area in front of check in had nice fresh dog poop scattered around. Yikes!
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park. Easy access to the freeway, clean, and had a nice hot tub and pool. There is a laundry facility with a lot of clean washers and dryers. Well taken care of and very pretty. The casino had better than average food and was a short walk from the RV park. I would definitely stay here again. The only downside was that there was a bit of freeway noise and of course a train. Why are all the RV parks near a train?
11/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
A great place to stay! Quiet and beautiful. A few miles from the interstate, well worth the drive. One of favorite state parks and we have stayed in state parks all over the country. Great price and lots of places to walk and just enjoy the beauty of the mountains and the "over-view" of Deming.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful park. Clean and spacious. The only reason I didn't give them a 10 is because some (one) of the people giving out the sites is a dunderhead! I asked if they had any camp sites, and he replied, "I don't think so". Then he looked and found 4 for us to look at for one night. OK, we drive through the campground, and there are only about 10 total sites taken. We go back and ask about another site and ask if we can stay four days. "Well, I guess". The campground was never full the whole time we were there, and yet other campers gave the same report. Almost didn't stay because the check-in guy said he didn't think any sites were empty. I think he just didn't want to be bothered. Bother him, it's well worth the stay!
11/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice campground, quiet and clean. The "pool" is amazing although it was too cold and windy for us to use it. Why are Texas state parks so expensive? This one charges 14.00 to camp, but then charges an additional 7 dollars PER PERSON. Again, why not just charge 21 dollars and then a "per person" charge. Obviously you have to have at least one person to get in the campground...I guess that just bugs me. We'd definitely camp here again if we visit Texas.
11/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
First let me saw that hurricanes have wiped this place out. Except for garbage and few garbage cans and a paved partial lot or 2 there is nothing here. We decided to check it out since we boondock a lot. I couldn't believe Texas considers this an active park and actually charges you to stay here. We had some somewhat rude rangers come by and tell us we couldn't have our dog off leash. Really? There is nothing and no one here and it's a garbage pit. At least we pick up after our dog. And I have never seen a worse infestation of mosquitoes. Never. Don't stay here, it's not worth it even if it were free.
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
If you are here for social hour, this is the place to be. Betty is great and is a great source of information. The campground is another matter. I rate campgrounds according to quiet and ambience. That's where they lost me. You are on a 55 mph road, cars and trucks going by all night. Gravel driveway and not much room in between. Since I'm not a big drinker or socializer this park was not for me.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a nice campground. Paved hiking area to the river. Nice space between sites. Full hook-ups.
10/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is our kind of camping! Beautiful, lots of trees, lots of space between sites. Quiet, paved, electric and water. Dump station available. Camp hosts came by and told us all about the place. Very helpful. Beautiful views of the lake.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We are in Area 5. Roads are new with large paved spaces. Fairly full but quiet. No sewer but there is water and electric. The lake is beautiful. Mostly retired folk this time of year. My experience with Oklahoma campgrounds are that they are hard to find. The roads aren't well marked. Very nice here. I would definitely stay here again.
10/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful area, nice hikes. Privacy between campsites and quiet. Bison herd allowed to roam but not near campsites. Lot's of wildlife in area. Lake is down but pretty to look at and I saw people catching fish. We are in a 34' fifth wheel, no problem getting in to a site. The only complaint I have would be the three dollar entry fee per day for camping. Why not just say the camping per day is 18 bucks? I guess if you pay 70 dollars for a Texas pass it will go back down to 15 dollars. Seems like a long way around to me. Just charge "out of state" people 18 and Texas 15...I'm from out of state and I don't mind paying a little extra since I don't pay state tax here. I just don't like feeling tricked.
10/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
We were here for the Balloon Fiesta. We stayed in a non electric dirt field. It was quite close to the Balloon field, and we enjoyed the location of the field. That is where the fun ends. Some people ran their generators all night and partied. No one every drove through these areas after quiet time to check it out or enforce the rules. Dog waste everywhere. These are all retired folk (most) our age and yet they don't seem at all aware of the mess or amount of noise they make! We didn't sleep one entire evening for more than 20 minutes at a time. Also, during the week everything closes at Balloon Fiesta after 12:30. While it's not a problem to drive into Albuquerque, you'd think with thousands as a captive audience with money in their pockets they would provide SOMETHING to do. New Mexico is really wasting a lot of potential here. It's too bad because I would never ever stay here again. I only gave it 2 stars because it is a wonderful spot to watch the balloons go overhead. Oh and no water or dump station. If you want that it's 25 dollars extra for EACH!
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I think we are rather picky about noise. Although this is fairly close to a highway, it was quiet enough to sleep. The sites are very close and the place is a bit run down. It is the closest to Carlsbad Caverns, just minutes away. And it's safe enough. There is a little store and a post office and a clean enough but no taste restaurant across the street. Overall, we would stay here again. They had the power switched to campsites, just had to plug in on the other side of the pole as did our neighbor.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great place if you are looking for peace and quiet. Only about 17 miles from Santa Fe and about 40 miles from Albuquerque. Paved large sights, almost all have view of the water or canyon. Large covered picnic tables and BBQ. 12.00 with water available, 20 if you want power and water. No sewer hook-ups, dump station available. I would definitely come here again. Great for star gazing! Love this place.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our GPS took us in the wrong way. Exit Prewitt NM and you can follow the signs. The road getting down to the campground area is steep. We traveled here in a 34' 5th wheel. This is a beautiful campground but the signage is almost non-existent as to exactly what roads lead where and the best way to go in a road to back in to a campsite. But, after all is said and done, this is a very nice quiet place and we would come back here again. Water is available but not at the sites. There is primitive sights (we have solar) and there are sites with electric.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Almost empty campground. Beautiful and clean. Pink spires and canyons and caves everywhere. I don't know why this campground isn't full! Quiet and serene. 34' fifth wheel, we had no trouble backing in. Great hikes and biking in the area.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
It is a beautiful place. We parked here for 2 nights. There is one pull-through, we had to back in to another site and it was tight. I think this park stays fairly full, although the camping sites are fairly private. The lake is stunning. There is water available and biking and hiking. Everyone we saw fishing were catching their limits. We would definitely come here again. It is wild looking. We heard elk the first night.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were looking for a clean,safe place to stay off Hwy 50 and that's what we got. It was quieter than the other RV parks looked because it was a few more feet off the highway. Checking in was quick and easy, parking was the same. We also got a coupon for 2 free drinks at their casino bar for the 15.00 charge! Full hook-ups, a/c killed all the road noise. Not bad for a night or two. It is nothing pretty or inviting, but good and safe.
03/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a very nice park, great restaurant and the employees were great. My problem with the park is that it's very nosey! There is a car dealership across the street and they use a loud speaker to call their employees from 7 am to 9:30 pm! And of course there is a train that goes through at 2 a.m. There is traffic noise, but it's do-able. This was one of the nicer RV parks, but the noise was enough to drive us out after one night.
03/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I would have given them a 10, but they have gravel roads. I personally don't like gravel roads because they are so noisy. They have a pool and hot tub, wood working room, jewelry making and great laundry room. This is a very nice park. It is centrally located between Tucson and Phoenix. There are some really good restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay here again, although, again, don't like the gravel roads. Clean and upscale.
03/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
They are putting electric and water in so half of the campground is closed. That's the good part! I don't know how many people are allowed in one site, but it seems to be unlimited. This was the worst campground I have ever stayed in. There were multiple tents and campers in one space. On the Friday night we stayed, seems the "ranger" was gone that night. People were up all night partying, my husband finally asked people to quiet down at 5:30 A.M. and the people threatened to beat him up. There were people partying everywhere. Saturday, the ranger returned but was still unable to keep things quiet until almost 11 pm that night. Music was played so loud that things were vibrating in our camper. Garbage was over flowing and people were yelling and screaming until all hours. We went to the camp store and that was nice. I did not feel safe here and will obviously not return. I have camped in state parks all over this state and all over this country and this is one of the worst when it comes to controlling other campers that I have ever seen. So if you are 16-25 years old and want to party, come here, if you come here to relax and have a nice time, don't bother. Either they are under-staffed when it comes to rangers, or the rangers are under-qualified.
02/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful setting, quite remote. If you enjoy walking and quiet star filled nights, this is the place. Our favorite place to stay in Arizona, wild burros and coyotes and saguaros. The rangers are always around and quite helpful. We stayed during a big storm and I could tell they were watching out for us. I sure hope AZ doesn't close this one.
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We really enjoy this campground. Quiet is important to us and this place is pretty quiet at night. The hiking and scenery is great. Shopping is available right across the street and yet you feel you are out in the middle of no-where! The coyotes howl at night and the stars are beautiful. It is hard to get in during the month of February, probably because of the gem show.
01/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
We paid for 4 nights but had to leave after 3. The noise was unbearable for us. The train ran all night and there must have been a crossing nearby because it's horn was heard far and wide! The highway is visible and you can hear an on-going drone, but it wasn't terrible. We went and asked for a night to be refunded but they declined. They said no one had ever complained about the noise before. I find this hard to believe. On the positive side it is beautiful and the hiking is great. I would never ever stay here again. Hike yes, sleep, no!
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