August 9, 2022 - reviewed by Barry
I Like It
I spent 12 days here and I liked it. Most all sites are level and almost every site has a water spigot. Quite a few electric sites. I mostly stayed in the south loop. Some sites have some shade and all have a cassita over the picnic table. Flush and vault toilets. Hot showers. Several TV and radio stations. Excellent cell service. Las Vegas is only 3 miles away, as is the Super Walmart. The lake isn't very impressive, but the area is very picturesque with large green meadows and small mountains. Some reviewers have complained about the gate being locked at night, but I see that as a plus. Unfortunately, almost all campsites are reservable thru Reserve America with very few walk-ins. They allow primative camping on the grass meadows around the lake and quite a few people do that. Lakeside boondocking in a state park.
April 22, 2022 - reviewed by SewMore
Stopped overnight on our way from Santa Fe to Colorado. Nice level sites with great adobe shelters. It was very windy so this was appreciated. Lake was low but we could hear the geese in the morning. Comfort station was closed for maintenance.
December 19, 2021 - reviewed by Joxcomm
We used this as an easy stopping point on our way north and loved it. Inexpensive, water and electric at site, great views of the lake and mountains to the west. It was a good staging spot for doing the Enchanted Circle. Would definitely stay here again.
October 5, 2021 - reviewed by Wheel Estate RV Services
Decent little campground, pretty well kept. We stayed here overnight on our way from Colorado to Santa Fe New Mexico. There are $8 primitive sites, $10 water only sites, and $14 water electric sites. There is a dump station on site as well. There is a nice little playground for the kiddos. Each site has a little shelter with a picnic table and fire ring. If you book online there is a $4 reservation fee. BE AWARE THAT THEY CLOSE THE ENTRANCE GATE TO VEHICLES AT 5:00 P.M. you may still exit but you cannot get back in with your vehicle. You would be able to park and then walk back in.
April 6, 2021 - reviewed by Rose
We had a reservation but the gate is locked and no way in. We arrived at 10 pm. So much for having a reserved campsite tonight.
March 6, 2020 - reviewed by Kurt
Rough And Tumble
Some sites have power, but water is communal. Dusty and little privacy. Gates are closed at 5. If you wanted to go to town, you would be SOL. Exit has one-way spikes.
December 3, 2019 - reviewed by PegP
$14 a night; gates close at 5pm - little early, but get it, it gets dark early.
August 1, 2019 - reviewed by GhostRider
Our fav NM state park. Simple and clean. Lakeside boondocking. Midweek empty. Nice restaurants a short drive away. Walmart just up the street.
July 10, 2019 - reviewed by Lila
Beautiful, well priced, plenty of protection from the shade via a large adobi shelter over the pinic table (for non-primitive camp sites). You can swim too! And almost no bugs, and no mosquitos to speak of! Bathrooms we're very clean. Note it was almost completely full except for primitive camp sites. (July 10th)
Primitive - $8
Adobi + Water - $10
Adobi + Water + Electricity - $14-18
Gate closes at 9pm in summer
April 27, 2019 - reviewed by Tom
Dump Station CLOSED
Wonderful park NM park. Few W/E sites. Nice lake.
Dump has been closed indefinitely since Jun 2017.
April 15, 2019 - reviewed by Steve Werble
Very nice. Water and electric. Even provide primitive camping next to the lake. Inexpensive.
September 23, 2017 - reviewed by SeaNomad
Went here planning to stay in a spot but they were all taken. So we took advantage of our NM Annual Camping Permit and enjoyed a fairly level grass field 100 yards from the lake. Ended up staying the entire 14-day limit. Some electric sites were vacated during the week but it was so tranquil we stayed primitive.
Would have given it 5 stars except dump station was closed. Fresh water was available though and the bathrooms/showers were very clean when we wanted to avoid using our tanks.
The entrance gate is closed at 730pm during the season and closed at 5 pm during the winter.
October 3, 2016 - reviewed by Joe
CG located between the HWY and the lake. Speed bumps galore. Large potholes in the gravel cg roads. Gates close at 5pm. Turned around and left.