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06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed 1 night and it was very nice. 50 amp, water, sewer for $20. Everything was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Our site was a gravel back in with a concrete pad for the picnic table. There were trees and we did not try to put out our dish. Our only problem was finding the entrance. No Wi-Fi at the park but our Verizon 3G worked well. We were in a 33 foot rig and would stay again for sure.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed our 2 night stay here. It was over one of their busiest weekends of the year. We had a reservation, but when we arrived a few hours early, and our site was still occupied, they let us park in a shaded site, and helped expedite the previous campers' exit, (they had "forgotten" check out time). We had a beautiful spot right on the lake. It was a little tight getting in and out of for a 33 foot 5th wheel. The sewer was in the middle and the water and electric were at the rear, but the orientation and view were perfect. The entire park was tidy and the bathrooms, showers and laundry were extremely clean. The camp hosts were great. The only reason we didn't give it a 10 is because the Wi-Fi worked ok at first, but by the 2nd day was unusable. Our Verizon 3g worked well. We would stay again.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed one night in a 33 foot rig. It was a good KOA campground in a nice rural setting. Close to the interstate but noise was not a problem. Lots of kids having a great time. Everything worked fine and the showers, rest rooms, and laundry were extremely clean! It has a nice store (beer and local wine) and fresh pizza that they deliver to your site. The Wi-Fi was Tengo and it was fair. Our Verizon 3G data service worked well. Our only complaint was how close the sites were together. It got pretty full and we felt like the coach next to us was on top of us. We would stay again.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed one night and found this to be a great campground. Everything worked fine except the Wi-Fi. It worked great at first but by evening it was unusable. A lot of campers came after we did. Cable was good, and our satellite dish worked great. Our site was level gravel. The laundry room was immaculate, as were the rest rooms and showers. They are doing some improvements, like adding a pool. The putt putt looks like fun and a free game is included. We would enthusiastically stay again.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
We couldn't find anything wrong with Rio Chama. The roads are a little tight, but we had no trouble with our 33 foot 5th wheel and long bed 1 ton pick up. We were led to our site. We had a level gravel back in sight right up to the river. We had a great view of the twice a day steam train crossing the river bridge. Sewer, electric, water, cable and wi-fi worked great. There are wi-fi antennas throughout the park. Our Verizon 3G worked well, too. We did not check out the bathrooms or showers, but based on the rest of the park we bet they were clean and neat. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will stay again.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed 1 night and it was fine. Everything worked. Our site was a back-in, level gravel site with a great view of Pikes Peak. The back-in was a little challenging but the owner helped us get it in. The rest room and shower was old but clean, but in the building away from the main office, there was only 1 men's and 1 women's. Some of the long term rigs look a little shabby, but don't be put off by that. The staff was great. They brought us a 2nd adirondack chair without our even asking. The store is great. There is a gas station attached but it does not sell diesel. Diesel is available a mile away. We would stay again.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were in the Blanco campground for 4 nights. We loved it. If you are looking for quiet and peaceful this is it. We were not interested in fishing or boating, so we can't really evaluate those things. The lake was a short walk and beautiful. The hosts were friendly ad helpful. We stayed 1 night in site 35 and 3 nights in site 44, both, back in sites. 44 was a little tight for our 33 foot 5th wheel but ok. Both were private feeling. We did not have neighbors at all some nights in mid-week, but even when we did, the layout of those 2 sites provided privacy. Everything worked fine. Our Verizon 3G worked well enough to get the internet, and our Direct TV portable dish on 35 feet of cable had a good signal at both sites even with the trees. The only reason we are giving it an 8 is because the bathrooms and showers were dirty and they smelled. We didn't use them but we did check them out. we will stay again.
03/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
A really great stay if you like the desert. There isn't much to do except hike and enjoy the desert. There are lots of well maintained trails around the park, with informational spots, so you can learn a lot about the area. There are great views of the Rio Grande (pretty much dry this time of year this far south) and the dam. There is a train track and crossing nearby but the horns only added to the ambiance for us. We love trains. Each of the electric sites has a concrete pad with water and 30 amp and a ramada with picnic table and fire ring and grill. The sites are aligned front to back with lots of space. Very quiet and clean and beautiful views of New Mexico. There is a common sewer dump at the entrance. We will stay again.
12/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We've stayed here 3 times. Each time was good. $39 reflects 50 amp and a KOA discount so it does seem a little high. We were in a pull through gravel site with our 33 foot 5th wheel. We were able to level with just our hydraulic jacks. Everything, electric, water, sewer, wifi and cable worked great each time. We asked for a site with a southern sky view for our dish which worked fine too. There are a lot of full time rigs but over nighters are welcomed. We didn't use the laundry, showers or rest rooms but they looked good. The sites we stayed at were pretty close to the highway. You could hear a fair amount of traffic noise through the trees, but it didn't bother us inside. The park was overall neat and clean. We will stay again.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
There were lots of seasonal rigs but we stayed one night and were comfortable. We had a back-in site for our 33 foot 5th wheel. The site dropped off at the rear but we had no trouble leveling with just our jacks. Connections were at the extreme rear of the site so we had to use extensions. The path to our site was a ways, narrow, and winding, but we were led there and had no trouble. We had to place our dish almost on the empty adjacent site but were able to get a good Direct TV signal. We had a nice walk around the stream and lake, and all the seasonal folks were very friendly. We didn't use the laundry, restrooms, etc., but they looked nice. We would stay again.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent 1 night and would stay again. Everything worked great. It was quiet and clean. Our pull through site had a good view for our satellite dish. We didn't use the showers or bathrooms or laundry, but they looked good.
07/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Everything worked and the park is very clean and well taken care of, but the sites are just too close together. The pull through sites alternate the direction so that your front door is facing someone else front door. There is no privacy when the park is crowded, like it was when we were there. We do not plan to stay again.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed one night passing through the area. Everything worked fine. We had a back-in gravel wooded site. We were unable to put up our satellite dish because of the trees. It was quiet and clean. We would stay again.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We gave it a 9, with an explanation required. It suited our needs perfectly, and we spent 4 nights here. We (33 footer) had a back in, gravel, level, wooded site overlooking a meadow and Crystal Lake. It was beautiful. Our water, electric, cable and sewer worked fine. We paid a few dollars extra for Wi-Fi (included in the quoted rate), which also worked fine. The hosts were friendly and helpful. Now the explanation. As modern RV parks go, some things were kind of primitive. There were no restroom, shower or laundry facilities. We didn't need those facilities and knew they were not here going in, so we did not lower our rating because of that. There are quite a few long term rigs. It was quiet and peaceful. We would stay again.
07/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
We stayed 1 night and would not stay again unless it was the last resort. Water, electric and sewer worked, but as others have said, the long term residents seem to have it better than the transients. They far out number the overnight people. We were led to our site from the wrong direction. We were expected to make an impossible turn with our dully and 33 foot 5th wheel. Once we got to the site, it was an OK sized pull through on grass. It had rained and the site was pretty squishy. We were able to set up our satellite dish.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent 2 nights here during our first trip to Niagara Falls. Everything worked great, electric, water, sewer, and Wi-Fi. The laundry room was very clean and had a TV in it. Our site near the pool had a view to the southern sky for our dish, although some sites were probably too wooded. The hosts were great and it was a 15 minute drive to the falls. The only reason we didn't give it a 10 was the price. $51 but I guess it's supply and demand. We would stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
We had a very nice, wooded, secluded, large and level site. Too many trees for our satellite dish but their cable was good. No Wi-Fi. Their were a few negatives. The road in and out is a very steep gravel road. We picked up an infestation of sap beetles. These are small winged insects that appeared on our screen door as soon as we arrived. Enough of them got in as we went in and out, so we were vacuuming them up for days. We will not stay again because of the steep road and the beetles.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We really enjoyed this park. It is very wooded and quiet. There is no Wi-Fi or cable TV, and no view of the southern sky for satellite dishes. Water is available for every few sites, so you have to fill your tank and then use your pump. The only dump is at the park entrance. It was very peaceful and serene. We would stay again.
06/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This was a pretty nice park. Everything worked and the site was level. Here is why we have given it a lower rating. Too expensive. If you are going to charge so much, cable TV and Wi-Fi should be included. Cable was extra which we paid for and Wi-Fi was extra which we didn't pay for. Our sewer dump was slightly higher than our outlet, so we were unable to totally empty our tanks. The short term sites are right next to Rt 15. There was lots of traffic noise. We would stay again, but only if there wasn't a better alternative
11/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
It was clean and quiet. The staff was great. It was a typical KOA experience. Our Wi-Fi worked great. We bought propane and used their free air. They had a BBQ on Saturday night and a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Really the only reason we didn't give a 10 is because of the dirty restrooms and it's a little run down. The gentleman who welcomed us and was running the park could not have been nicer. We knew that there is nothing to do at this park by reading previous reviews. It's just full hookups, level gravel sites with great views of New Mexico's beauty and, it's adjacent to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. It's so close to the refuge that we could hear the flocks day and night. We saw lots of Sandhill Cranes and Canadian Snow Geese coming from and going to the refuge. It's quiet, although there is a train track right across the road, and 2 crossings nearby. We enjoyed the sounds and horns of occasional trains. Water and electric were good. No cable TV or Wi-Fi but we had good Verizon 3G and every site has a good shot to the southern sky for satellite dishes. Beware of GPS location for the park. Some maps show it north of Rt 380 on Rt 1, but it is 3 miles south of the blinking traffic light on 380 in San Antonio, on Rt 1. We will stay again for sure.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed there for 1 night and it was acceptable. Everything worked, the people were friendly and we had a level pull through site. We didn't use the laundry or pool or showers etc. Wi-Fi worked fine. It was fine for an overnight while traveling. It did have a bit of RV Park morning sewer smell. We would stay there again.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed one night. The grounds are beautiful - there is a small lake with fishing, staff is cordial and our site was level and packed. We were unable to get a clear view for our satellite dish, but the cable worked OK - the connection was stripped and we had to tape our cable to it. We were unable to get a full hookup but we used the common dump site as we left. We did not use the laundry (although it looked very clean) or showers etc. We would stay there again.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed 1 night and it was a lovely site. It was a level pull through gravel site, wooded, but the trees were not oppressive. We had a nice view of the lake. The staff was nice and friendly and the Wi-Fi worked fine. There is a little bridge over a freshet with no sides or railing that might worry some, but it was no problem in our 33' 5th wheel and 3500 dually. We did not use the laundry, bath house etc. It had a fully stocked camp store, and we would stay there again.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had a very nice stay here. It's very clean and the staff couldn't be nicer. Wi-Fi worked great. We didn't try the cable TV or the showers. Our only slight negative: it felt a little crowded. Rate given is total for 1 night, 50 amp, cable TV, Wi-Fi, full hookup and taxes . Don't know if they charge extra for any of that.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Perfectly fine for an overnight stay. The park was clean and the staff was friendly. Our site had easy access and was plenty long for us to stay hooked up. Wi-Fi worked fine. We did not try the cable TV. We would stay again.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We really like this park. We stayed multiple days and plan to return. It is a former KOA that could use some sprucing up, but it's clean and quiet (there are 2 active train tracks within a quarter mile, with crossings that require train horns; we didn't mind it a bit because we are used to train sounds, but some might) with a friendly and helpful staff. Our only complaint is the Wi-Fi. It is not usable unless you sit in or at least very near, the office/store. Management is aware of the issue, but said they did not expect an improvement anytime soon. Also, the cable TV signal is poor. They were working on it while we were here, and it did improve somewhat. Not the park's fault but our Verizon 3G did not work very well here.
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