While we were camped here the electricity went out over the entire campground. No one told us about this except other campers and no one was available in the office to answer the phone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed at this park twice now "the first and last" time. Pulled in after dark and had to get off the road as we were tired or would not have stayed. It was even more frightening when viewed in the light of day. As the other poster stated it is basically a gravel lot with a few sites delineated by using pieces of old poles laid flat and dug into the ground. Services were OK though. It appears that some of the other sites either have stored units or "long timers" as the grass and weeds were growing up on the sites.Also there were some older decrepit automobiles on the premises. We had no noise from the adjacent business (a Restaurant) but did have barking dogs and fairly constant train noise to deal with. Fortunately the very strong winds that night drowned out some of the other distractions. The office was "staffed" by an older free spirit who needed four presses of the night bell to respond and an old cat "alive or stuffed" we know not who occupied the office couch. When we asked about the free Wi-fi advertised the office Dude said "Oh that stuff never works" We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Hours before we arrived we called this park for reservations and got a recording. Left a message but no one phoned back. We arrived about 1:00 PM. The office was closed with no note saying when they would be open and we were about to leave when a biker dude pulled up and told us to go ahead and pick out a spot and the office will open at 4:00. When I first saw him, I wondered where was his parole officer, but he was actually polite and well spoken so we did as instructed. This is basically a dirt and gravel parking lot behind a well worn motel where someone has installed 30/50 amp stations, sewer hookups, and cable TV. There is no shade and only a few struggling bushes dot the landscape. The sites were not roomy, but the park was not crowded so we did not feel badly taking up more than our space with our tow vehicle. Cable TV was provided, but there was no list of stations received. When I asked the desk clerk at the motel for a copy of channels received, he told me that they did not have any lists. "People keep stealing them." Alas, I fear I am also a thief, because I have kept many sheets of paper with TV listings on them without giving them back to the RV park. The place advertised WiFi, but there was no signal and no one to ask about it since the motel office was closed again when I discovered this. All in all, this park seems like an afterthought to the motel owners except the motel did not seem very prosperous either. My wife says the ugliest park seen so far. In Northern Arizona and New Mexico, this is a unique distinction. Furthermore, it is only a few yards from a very active railroad track, which offered train whistles every few minutes all night. To accompany this there was a loud band playing next door at Joseph's Restaurant, which thumped until 2:00 AM, followed by a cacophony of drunk people shouting at one another. In spite of all that the next morning, since it is a Route 66 landmark, we went to Joseph's for breakfast, which was under the same management as the RV park.. My wife ordered the continental breakfast. "Sorry, we are out of the ingredients for that. Wait, she didn't say she was "sorry," just out. Also out of pancakes. I ordered their "famous" biscuits and gravy, which were OK if a little bland. My wife ordered cinnamon toast, two pieces of toasted and dry wheat bread with a little butter, cinnamon, and sugar. We will not be returning to this idyllic spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here because of the reviews from previous campers. They must have lower expectancy for quality than we do. As can be seen by my previous reviews, we do not stay in expensive resort campgrounds and find few unacceptable. Granted the $20 a night fee is great, but not worth feeling unsafe. Owners, what limited contact we had, were friendly. Only back in sites are 50 AMP. There were 3 available. Two of which would have been impossible to get leveled. Picked the last one, which was level, but between two trailers that were very close and looked like they had been there for years. Most spaces look as if they were long term residents with much debris around them. All hook-ups were at the front of the space and required two hoses to hook up the water. We didn't have enough sewer hose to hook it up. The cable did work, but there was coax run all over from space to space on top of the ground. There was a pitbull fenced into a small inclosure at a permanent manufactured home. Since he could get on top of his shelter and jump out, we did not feel safe walking our small dog past there. Tried to log on to the WI-FI with no luck. We went to the office and was informed "it wasn't turned on". One half hour later we picked up an extremely weak signal. We did not see an external antenna. One reviewer mentioned the train. SO RIGHT. Because we had to take a back in space the busy train track was about 40 feet from our bedroom. Felt as if the trains were coming right in. The laundry and bath house did look very new as did the interior roads. Did not attempt using the shower as previous review said you had to pay. It does look as if the owners are trying, but we will not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The nightly rate is based on a $75 weekly rate. We were here for a week and a half while waiting for repair parts. The owners are nice folks who took over the Ramblin' Rose a couple of years ago and have slowly been working it back into shape. The sites are mostly level but only some of them are 50 amp. The roads through the park are paved but the sites themselves are that hard packed course New Mexico dirt. The Ramblin' Rose is the best bang for your buck in Santa Rosa. The down side is the very busy railroad which runs by the Ramblin' Rose and then along the north side of Historic Route 66. All of the parks inside the city limits are affected by the train because they are located along the north side of Historic Route 66. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners are really nice and accommodating. At first glance the park doesn't look like much, but the looks are deceiving. There are permanent RV's there but their sites are without clutter, except for a couple of mobile homes which do detract from the park. The owners are really trying to clean the place up; and it shows. The bathrooms and the laundry are immaculate. The sites are clean and level. It is close to the train tracks but the noise is minimal. If you're looking for dried hot pepper garlands, or want more info on hot peppers, this is the place to be. And the owner is also a dog groomer with a grooming facility on site. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate based upon a weeks stay. The owner is very friendly; easy to work with; a nice small park on the west side of town. This is the place to stay in town! There are 2 other parks. Again: this is the place stay! (nuf said). Be sure to visit Josephs for meals and Bozos for the Rt 66 experience. A natural outdoor recreation site: Blue Hole and the town lake (Lake Park). Both swimmable through September (and possibly later in the season). Rate posted is for a 1 week stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked Rambling Rose as a dry camp site because Santa Rosa doesn't seem to allow dry camping and we did not want to drive 8 miles to Santa Rosa lake State Park again. The owner offered us the tent rate of $7 which was great. The owners are working hard to improve the park since they bought it. It has paved roads and clean flat gravel sites. The $5 fee to use their brand new shower/bath was worth it.They also have a new laundry room. While we were here, I had the owner groom my dog. She runs the Doggie Doo and did a nice job in her professional dog salon. I liked the owner's hard working, entrepreneurial spirit. Ramblin Rose is not particularly scenic and was near the train tracks ( as are all the parks in Santa Rosa) but it worked great for us in our motor home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is a GREAT Rt 66 museum. It has a few great lakes for swimming (free admission!), and several excellent restaurants (plan to spend at least 3-4 days if you can). Ramblin Rose is THE place to stay in this town! The owner of this park is very friendly and accommodating. In short: she makes you feel welcome. She is also quite knowledgeable about Santa Rosa. I stayed for a week: her rate is great! ($75. for the week.) The park is flat, easy to navigate through, you will not have to worry about leveling your rig! There is a new laundromat/bathroom facility. Showers are available, but at an extra fee. The owner also offers a pet grooming service! Ask her about it. She and her husband again are very accommodating. I need to emphasize this: Ramblin Rose is THE park to stay in while visiting Santa Rosa. Located in a quiet part of town on the west side. I want visitors to know several things about Santa Rosa. There is a GREAT Rt 66 museum; a few GREAT lakes for swimming (free admission!!), and several EXCELLENT restaurants. Plan to spend at least 3-4 days if you can. Again: Ramblin Rose is THE place to stay in this town if you're traveling by RV! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We started to park at one 50 amp pull through site where the post had one good leg at 95 volts and the other leg was dead. They do have other 50 amps, but we weren't willing to unhook and back in. They did give us our check back. They only take check and cash. It is out in the open with very little shade and only a few trees. The owners seemed nice. The other drawback is that the showers and restrooms are locked and they want to charge $5.00 a person for the shower. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Access from the Interstate is good as are the streets leading to the park at 602 Black St. Interior "roads" are paved and clean, sites, though relatively small, are gravel and clean. There is a very new bathhouse. The surroundings are not gracious suburban living but it seems quiet. Staff is friendly and very helpful and the facilities are well-maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best park in Santa Rosa, but that isn't saying too much. Very basic. Apparently you pay separately for each amenity. We chose not to have sewer or cable, since only being here one night. Our receipt showed 20.50 for space and 10.95 for 50 amp. That was with a Good Sam discount. A previous reviewer mentioned the slow Wi-Fi. Slow is an understatement. Connections says 54 mb, but most sites will not load and the park is only about 1/4 occupied. The pet area is an unused space and has not been cleaned up from uncourteous campers who did not clean after their pet. Will try not to have to stop in Santa Rosa again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An OK choice for an overnighter. Older park that needs its electrical hook ups updated. Didn't use the 50 amp because it didn't look trustworthy. BUT the on-site little restaurant is a great plus--great service and great food. Easy in and easy out of town. Will stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very basic older park. Sites level gravel. Restaurant on site serves dinner 6 nights a week. Good Wi-Fi. Gift shop well stocked. Didn't use showers. The appear clean but rust on pipes and needs upgrade. Fine for one night. Quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here on a quick stop over, the campground was fine, site was level, very sandy. Seems typical for the western states. There is apparently nothing to do in Santa Rosa, because when my husband asked the girl in the office, she gave him a blank stare. There is a restaurant, but we did not eat there. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Filled propane on-site. BBQ restaurant and pool on on site but I didn't use them. Dirt road, no paved sites which was aesthetically sore on the eyes but very clean. I thought the price was a little high considering location. Wi-Fi got weaker as the park filled up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was not clean. There was a sewer cap on our door side with a broken lid. Getting out in the morning was very tight. Most rigs I saw leave before us, drove through empty sites to get out, we didn't have that option. Wi-Fi was slow but steady. Did not eat at the restaurant after seeing its condition from the office. Dog run was filled with waste. We would never stay at this park again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here passing through, and this was a nice overnight campground. Easy access on/off the highway and within the campground. Sites were level and good size for a pull through. There was a very nice view of the valley at the back of the park. Owner was friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with great amenities. We were just passing through Santa Rosa, but it is a nice little town on Historic Route 66. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV. They have a barbecue restaurant on site that will deliver to your site on request. Trains did run at night close to the park, so if you are a light sleeper, it could wake you up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just an OK park for an overnight stay. Not a destination park, but we did have good cable and Wi-Fi. Showers are nice and clean. Staff was friendly. We would stay again when passing through. Not much else for miles so park does fill up at night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here on our way to Arizona and back. You must try the restaurant and have the ribs. They melt off the bone. Park is OK; bathrooms and showers are in need of updating, but were clean. In fact the entire park could use a renovation, but again was clean. Staff friendly and very accommodating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cable tv was so bad is was unwatchable, wifi did not work. Roads and spots were dirt. No OTA tv stations were available. A lot of dog dodo was around the park, bad dog owners along with no employees picking up the mess. And finally sand burrs are everywhere, 2 actually came through my flip flops, if you have pets beware. I will not return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large, level gravel sites surrounded by sand/grass and tons of burrs which even came into the camper on the bottom of sneakers. Clean bathrooms and laundry. Wi-Fi antenna was broken so only get Wi-Fi at office. Cable was very fuzzy. Restaurant food was so-so, but very convenient. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access off I-40. Checked in after hours: not a problem. Dirt sites with dirt/gravel desert roads. Room to maneuver. Utilities worked well-cable could use improvement. Great for overnight or longer stay. Will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park for an overnight stay. Desk guy was great. Sites were gravel but easy in and out and big. Loved the restaurant on site that delivered great food to our door. Will certainly stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really liked it here. Friendly, helpful staff. Good Sam discount took 10% off. Had a bad u-joint, they sent us to Bozo's, the best there is in our estimation. In 1 1/2 hour, we were back on the road and didn't feel like we'd been gouged. On-site BBQ made arrival day dinner easy. Lots of interesting things to see around Santa Rosa. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not a great place, but not a bad place. There is nothing around and their store is not open until 9:00 am. Cable poor. Bathrooms were crowded. Would not recommend it to anyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here overnight on our way to S.W. Colorado from Texas. The rate is approximate, I don't remember the exact rate, but it reflects electric and water hook ups only. The camp owner was at the front desk and was very professional. The camp grounds have a restaurant on site, and the food was quite good. Nice to just walk there instead of unhooking and driving somewhere, particularly after towing for 12 hours. The camp grounds are in Santa Rosa on historic Route 66, and offers a good location if you are site seeing. I would stay elsewhere if I wanted a more country setting. I gave the park an 8 rating because it doesn't appeal to me for a long term stay, unless there was some reason I needed to be in town. I prefer more country. I highly recommend it for an over night stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a fair overnight stop with clean restrooms and grounds. Cable TV is an extra charge, but the Wi-Fi was good. The typical nightly rate on our last trip was around 23. This place is over 40% higher so the value lowers our rating. We rode our bikes down to dinner; therefore, it is convenient to Route 66 diners. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate reflects Good Sam's Discount. We moved here because another place had poor 50 Amp. Really nice park. Park has the best restrooms we've been in. The site was level with no need for boards. The size of the sites was average with barely enough room to leave the car attached. Park roads were gravel, but enough space to pull into sites. Tried to connect once to the internet but couldn't. (We do carry our own.) The park was quiet and lighting was adequate. The park management could have been a little friendlier but was nice. We stayed as an overnight on our way west. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well maintained park, beautiful pool, clean and nice to cool off in the desert. We were surprised about how the park is situated, as it is so close to the I-40 it is quiet because it is situated lower then the street. Easy pull-throughs, big trees. Good to stay for a couple of days to explore the surroundings. We will sure come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate included our Escapees discount. This is a well maintained park that does its best to stay neat and clean in the windy near desert conditions typical of the area. The Wi-Fi signal was good, although somewhat slow. Verizon voice and data service was excellent. One oddity was that the cable TV service did not include the major networks, although they were available by antenna. This park is one of the few we've stayed at that has an on-site restaurant that delivers to your RV. Excellent BBQ! We only stayed one night, but we would return here in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. Friendly staff. Roadways were gravel and wide and I easily got around in a 40' motorhome. Electric/water and sewer were close, worked great and made for easy hookup. Spots were large for a big rig like ours. They have a BBQ restaurant on site and if you order, they will deliver it to your spot. Finding my Dish satellite was no problem. They had cable, but I didn't use it. The bath house and showers were very clean, however not much water pressure. The main gripe I had is that most of the grassy/rocky areas were filled with sand burrs. It made it difficult with our dogs "doing their business" as we were constantly pulling out burrs from their paws. We stayed here for an overbite stay and would stay here again. We camped in a 40' motor-home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here many times over the last 5 years. This is the only real RV park in town. There are several restaurants we like and we enjoy the area. However, this was the last time we will stay here. The bathrooms were not clean, the trash was full, the showers were not clean at all, and somehow the cable TV was very fuzzy. (First time ever with our TV, so it was not our equipment.) Therefore the price is far too high for what is offered. We spoke to neighbor campers who have had the same experience. Think this used to be a great park but that is over now. We will now head to the Santa Rosa Lake State park nearby when in the area. Oh, we are still picking the thorns out of our carpeting from this park, and noticed some pet owners felt there was no need to clean up after their pets in this dirty park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The drive through sites are ok: but they weren't big enough to park the truck in front of the camper, and there isn't a lot of room at the site. The sites are small. The cable TV was not very good: very fuzzy and no digital channels at all. We stayed one night. We might stay again if we can't find anything else in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price was jacked up due to balloon festible in three days. There are some sewer sites. Interior roads and sites are dirt. Has little burrs that get stuck on your shoes. If you have pets be sure to check them. Site was a pull thru and about 60 ft long. Was set up for a motorhome. Had to use our electric extention. Was easy in and easy out for a 60 ft truck and 5th wheel combo. The Cable TV channels were very fuzzy and the Wi-Fi wasn't working. Great elelctric, water and no sewer problems. Very quiet at night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
On check in, the clerk spent several minutes pushing the restaurant. We tried it. Bad mistake. Overpriced, overcooked, served on a paper plate. On the plus side, service was excellent. We were told our site was a 90 ft site. We barely fit with a 40 ft motorhome and a toad. Toad rear bumper in road, RV front bumper in road. No sewer dump at site, but told that there was a community dump on the exit road. No Wi-Fi, in spite of being assured there was. Very poor TV selections, unless you like 1970's re-runs. It rained briefly. The gravel sites turned to mud sites. This place makes Wal Mart parking lots look like 5 star accommodations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here one night on way to Utah. Very clean pull-through site. Bathrooms at office very clean but the ones in rear needed attention. This location is on Route 66 just off I-40. Very quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Adequate for a night or two. Sites were pull through and we had no one on either side of us. No real shade to speak of, even though there were some trees. Owner pushed the restaurant but it was disappointing. My steak was overcooked, chewy, and tasteless but spouse's ribs were good. Only heard one train horn during the night, which is unusual in this part of the country. Little store was pretty well stocked. Bathroom had quite a bit of sand in it, but it otherwise appeared clean. Didn't use showers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very friendly lady checked us in and was very helpful in directing us to our site. The sites we're gravel & dusty, but that was expect. They all seemed to be pull-through and were plenty long. This was just for an overnight on our way to Santa Fe. Used the showers and found them clean and in good working order. We didn't eat here, but the check in lady was pushing hard. We just didn't want to eat out. We would stay here again if coming through the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Okay park, nothing fancy, but clean and easy access. We had a site with trees and a table. The pool was a welcome relief and the kids were friendly and played until dark. Nice playground too! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the other reviewers. It was okay for a night or two and I think that is what the owners expect. The restaurant served a variety of basic food: fried chicken, BBQ brisket, etc. Nothing to write home about but fine for a night. The showers were fine, but the seat in each shower was small. Everything was clean enough, management was friendly enough. It was dusty, but so is everything in Santa Rosa. We would stay again for a night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean grounds and friendly staff make this a good stop for overnight. Roads and sites are gravel. Site 20 was a little tight for our 40 foot 5th wheel but doable. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Older park in the middle of nowhere New Mexico that fit into our driving schedule, not a destination park. Typical NM park with gravel everything and dusty when the wind blows, which is most of the time. Sites are wide, long and level which is nice. Had no problem navigating with our 36' Fifth Wheel. Have a restaurant but did not try. Staff was friendly. We would stay here again if our driving schedule dictated. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
OK for overnight. Basically just a dusty place to park that last saw maintenance a few years ago. Sites are flat and level but watch out for goatheads if you walk anywhere! An expensive night for just electric and water. Did not try the restaurant. Must have been a tough day for the host from his attitude. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overnighted in a pull through spot with water and electric. Good Sam price $28.00 (27.90 actually). Very quiet and bathrooms/showers clean. Guy at desk nondescript and quasi-bored. Sites semi-level. Pool empty. Could be time of year or economy. Didn't ask, didn't care to. Restaurant opens at 5 PM, we didn't eat there. You could do worse and won't do better out here where the deer and the jackalopes play. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we first pulled in I said to myself "What have you gotten into". Then I found out how nice it really was. The sites are long and over all most would take a wide RV. There are some that are a problem. They have a restaurant that has the best ribs I have had in years. Very friendly staff and easy on easy off. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in Feb of '11 & were quite tired when we arrived. Front desk was very efficient & noted the restaurant delivery service which we took advantage of (ribs & catfish - yum!). They also noted they were trying to keep all services available this winter & were struggling w/water,etc. Watch for burrs in the grass when walking your pet. Rest room/shower was OK, water was hot. Would stay again just for the restaurant delivery service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overpriced and old. Unpaved interior roads were narrow, dusty and difficult to maneuver for a big rig. Pull through sites were narrow and utilities poorly located. The park nickels and dimes you to death with a parking fee for an additional vehicle. Not a park I would ever stay at again, would rather spend the night dry camping in a truck stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fairly clean RV park. Park looks like it may have been a KOA in the past. The staff was most friendly. All park amenities were in good working order. Our site was level and roads in and out of the park are well-maintained. Park is located on the old Route 66 highway. We didn't experience very much noise here. We stayed here for one night and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites were gravel, but the sites were level. The water was of a high quality. The park sites were shaded with small trees and a small amount of grass. The staff were friendly and helpful. This park is located on Route 66 in Santa Rosa. It was convenient to find. It has a nice laundry. We ate at the restaurant located in the office and we enjoyed the food and the service. The water, sewer and electrical outlets were well placed. After a long day on the road, we enjoyed our overnight stay here. We enjoyed listening to the trains off in the distance as we dozed off to sleep. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stopped at this park for an overnight stay and it was fine. The cable and Wi-Fi were good. It would not be a destination park but we would stay here again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The pickings are slim in this area, and I would try hard to avoid it if at all possible. This campground seemed the to be the best choice around, but was still pretty dismal. It felt a lot like a gravel parking lot. The sites were overgrown with prickly weeds and burrs. The park advertised Pet Friendly, but the pet area was so dirty and overgrown that our dogs didn't want to venture in. We ended up taking them to the only usable patch of grass, which is located in front of the check-in office. Wi-Fi was available, but slow. Not the worst, but certainly not the best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only stayed here one night. Not much to choose from in this area. 50 amp was good. Cable was snowy and unwatchable. We wanted to catch a football game on cable, but that didn't work. We have the air card for Internet and didn't use restrooms, so can't comment on that. Woman warned us about where we took our dog and complained about other campers. Picnic tables were in disrepair. Site was not level. I think it is overpriced and wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a long pull-thru site with full hook-ups including Wi-Fi and cable. The sites are narrow and are all side by side It's not far off of I-40 and right on old Rt. 66. Very easy to get in and out. The park is mostly gravel and it can get dusty. However, it's a good place for overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good stop-over-easy access and room to maneuver in the park. Nice restaurant in the park and there are several restaurants (KFC/Long John Silvers, Denny's etc) within walking distance. We were pleasantly surprised with the good food at the restaurant. Wi-Fi worked fine. Pool was not clean and not well maintained. Will be coming back through Santa Rosa and will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This looks to be an old KOA park. Nicely maintained. Weak WiFi if you are not near enough to the antennas at the main building, or the restroom building in the rear. WiFi does work very well with a good signal. Read the park rules for a 10% discount in the gift shop/store. BBQ Restaurant on premises will deliver to your RV. Roomy, clean and quiet. Cable TV only has standard analog signals, much of which are a little grainy. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Management is very unfriendly. Acted like they could care less. We had an electrical problem when hooking up and man acted like it was our fault. He was not friendly at all. When we were leaving my wife went in the office to say goodbye and man would hardly acknowledge she was there. Would only stay as a stop over. We will look for a more friendly place next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not much else in town. Pretty run down and not too many with full hookups. Looks like an old KOA. Gift shop is OK, and they have a few groceries. Lots of dust, and the picnic tables all look warped. Good stopover spot, but wouldn't stay much longer. Lady that helped us was a little snippy, and the office is closed from 10 to noon. She acted like everyone should know that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good overnight stop and typical New Mexico desert campground. At 38 feet, we had to be careful as roads are a little narrow, and sites are on the short side. The food from the on-site restaurant was was fairly good. However, what we really enjoyed was the convenience of delivery to our door. We will definitely stay here again on our way to Albuquerque or Santa Fe. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is ok for an overnight stop. They have a restaurant, which we enjoyed. The ribs were great and so was the tilapia (pleasantly surprised). The park was a typical desert site. There were limited places to walk our dogs. The WiFi worked fine. The hosts were nice too. The park did not offer us much in way of recreation so we would not stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Made reservations for a 50 amp site because it was a holiday weekend. When we arrived, we were told there were no 50 amp sites available! Also tried to charge me more than what I was quoted. Got to our site (on a corner) and it was clearly too small for our rig. There were plenty of larger sites available which NEVER filled up. I'd bet they also had 50 amp sites. We did take out from the restaurant, food was edible - nothing great. The park could be much better if staff would try to be friendly. Probably would not stay here again. Who wants to deal with cranky people? We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a decent campground. Sites are a bit small but OK for an overnight or two. Not a very picturesque place. At the recommendation of one of the reviewers here, we decided to try the restaurant delivery service to our site. Never again, was horrible food. Rate we paid reflected an Escapees discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Their brochure advertises this as a 'Premier' campground. From what we saw of that area of Santa Rosa, 'Premier' might qualify, but otherwise, not. Sites are shared, meaning one RV door faces your neighbor's door. One picnic table to share. Dead trees. Some parts of the campground had been grossly neglected: dead plants and tall weeds around the shower building and tent sites. The clerk that checked us in was rude. The reservation had been made in error. I had called on the 18th to make the reservation for the 27th, but the reservation had been made for both nights; the 18th and the 27th. She tried to tell me that I had made the reservation for both dates as coming and going. I tried to explain, but she interrupted me saying, 'Well, that's what it says!' Then in her review of 'amenities' she asked if we had a dog. Yes. 'Well, the property surrounding our campground is not ours. Don't walk your dog there. If people don't start picking up after their pets, we are going to have to put up a fence.' She went through the rest of it at lightning speed, handed me my receipt (which still said the 18th) then walked away. They advertise a rate of $19.50/night. What they don't tell you about is the 'Full-Hookup-Courtesy Fee' which adds $11.03, making our actual nightly rate $28.58 (that considers the $1.95 'Courtesy Discount'). We'll scratch this campground in future travels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was "ok" for a night, OR if you were staying in the area and not really spending much time in the park as an activity place. Would stay here again passing through for an overnight. It's easy access on/off the freeway and to find, and filled up for the night. Quiet enough at night but did hear a train off in the distance. They had 2 buildings of restrooms/showers; we didn't use them but looked at them, old but kept neat and clean. Also a restaurant on the premises, we got mixed reviews so opted to pass on eating there, although a lot of people were walking to it for their supper. Water was good, cable TV and WiFi all worked well and no problems at all. Had some grass and was pet friendly for walking dogs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
OK for an overnight stop. Good cable TV and Wi-Fi. We did eat at their cafe and it was very acceptable. I had ribs and the wife had country fried steak. Very friendly people, but it's on gravel and grass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older style park and convenient to I-40. Girl working the desk was sharp as a tack, very helpful and nice. This place has dirt pads that are level, and packed with gravel so leveling was not a problem. The park can be tight if you have a Class A with a long tow vehicle, but it is well worth the money. A great throw back to Route 66 and close to stores and services. This park has a very nice little BBQ restaurant on premises that will deliver orders to your RV, a very innovative and useful service! The park could stand some "weeding and gardening" but all in all, this park is, by a long shot, the best place to stay in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Frankly, all other RV parks in Santa Rosa other than this one, are complete dumps! We would stay here again for sure! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice, clean park, which was also empty as we were out of season. Restaurant ok, no food, overpriced, not up to what it is advertised. Good stop but wouldn't spend the week here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is easy off and on access from I-40. We arrived late and left early so we didn't get a chance to explore much of the campground. We dined at the restaurant and our steaks were cooked just the way we like them - medium rare. The camp store was well stocked with both groceries and supplies so we didn't have to leave the park once we arrived. The lot had ample length to fit both our 34' 5th wheel and truck so we didn't have to unhook - which was great! The lot was level which was also nice. Good dog walk area along the side of the park. Be careful if you venture further out in to the desert as there is broken glass on one of the paths. We have a boxer so he enjoyed romping around the desert on our walks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price includes AAA discount. People seem sweet and the grounds are tidy. They talked up the restaurant as seen on the Food Channel (2 years ago), but they ought to give that up. The food was priced too high for being cafeteria quality (and the ribs looked nothing like the photo on the website). I'm a little bothered to be charged $3 for an extra person, when there are just two of us. The pet walk area doesn't seem as big as it looks on the map. Finally, the Santa Rosa city Wi-Fi signal strength was inconsistent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've been in worse, so for an overnight, it's not bad. It's a shame that the owners don't take greater care of what could be a lovely park. Friendly enough though. Pool not opened because it needed cleaning. Park was full though, so perhaps they don't have to take care of things. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 9 days in 2009. People very nice and helpful. Campground was very well kept up. Ate one night in the on-site restaurant and were satisfied. Catfish was great. TV reception is lousy in the daytime but comes in much better at night. Wi-Fi in and out, sometimes very limited connectivity. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
As with most campgrounds in Arizona and NM, it was a basic campground with gravel roads and sites which were very level. Had everything you would want including free wireless. Had an on-site restaurant which smelled good as we walked by, but we did not try it. Great for an overnight stay as it is right off I-40 without the noise. It is located on Route 66. One note, they do not post their pricing on their site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The advertised rate is for a spot only: full hookups and 50amps are each extra charges. The cable TV is still extremely poor quality and they still push the restaurant big time. As previously noted: it is an older facility and the sites are level gravel with easy access to I-40. The "Pet Walk" area is a serious hazard. It is unlevel with chunks of concrete, holes and weeds 3' high. Why the sign is placed in that spot is a mystery as there are apparent trails nearby: if you like looking out for snakes and other critters as you walk. OK for an overnight stop but we would check out the other parks in town before paying $33 here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older campground right on Route 66. The sites are gravel, pull-throughs, and level. This is a good one night stay or a destination stop for a few days. Very easy on and off the interstate and navigating to your site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've traveled nearly across the country: this is by far the best campground we've stayed in on this trip. Park and restrooms were very clean. The staff was friendly. There's a great gift shop and the restaurant was excellent. They'll even delivered to your site. Although the sites were gravel, we would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
I rated this campground a 9 only because they really hyped their restaurant on site. The restaurant specializes in "award-winning" ribs. The lady at the front desk, I presume the owner, said the ribs are slow smoked then allowed to sit in sauce that makes them "absolutely delicious". We fell for it. The ribs were very tender, but had no hint of smoky flavor nor was there any indication they had been grilled. Rather, they tasted like they were slow baked, then some sauce added. All I can say is if those are the best ribs New Mexico can come up with, they are hurting for ribs. Mine were dry as if they had sat for awhile and cold to boot. Ribs for two, coleslaw and corn, TERRIBLE peach cobbler, and one ice tea was $48. ABSOLUTELY NOT WORTH IT! As for the park, it was extremely nice. The park was very neat and tidy and well kept. The pool was a refreshing 80 degrees and very clean. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The RV spaces are well spaced and not at all crowded. The scenery was nice and other restaurants are within easy walking distance-thank goodness! We would definitely stay here again, but not eat at the famous "restaurant on premises". We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park gets high score for the location and level sites. However I gave this park a 5 due to 2 things. First, and not as important, was the poor quality of the cable TV. Others have complained about the cable but nothing seems to be done. The night we were there we had no water after 8pm. The office was closed and did not reopen until 8am. The next morning I went to the office to complain and the woman working there said "I am just an employee". I left a note requesting the management call me. When the manager called he was extremely defensive right off the top! He had the nerve to say I did not know how to work the water faucet! I told him I tried it 3 different times and it only gave me a trickle. Not even enough to brush our teeth. Again he said. "You obviously do not know how to work the faucet." This is one campground I will never stay in again and will spread the word for others to beware! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is friendly office staff. The park is very clean. There are fairly spacious sites with some shade. There is a nice restaurant, food sounded good but we did not eat there.There are good laundry facilities. Therer is a nice pool and playground for kids. The only downside is that you can't cook out except in the area designated for tents so no grillin'. Two bathhouses are conveniently located. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is just an okay place for an overnight stop, since there are no better alternatives in the area. Please note that if you require WiFi and don't have your own, don't stay here. Their WiFi did not work at all in our site near the restrooms in the back of the park. Sometimes it showed up as one small bar on the list of available networks, and other times it didn't show up at all. At no time could we connect. Fortunately, our Sprint aircard worked but was slow. The park has an overall messy look and needs better maintenance and attention to detail. The gravel sites and roads could use more gravel, which would cut down on the dust. I would guess that the park could be muddy in the rainy season. On the plus side, the restrooms and showers in the back of the park are nice. Although we didn't use it, the pool was large and looked clean. We were in an area that had neither cable nor sewer, because we did not need those for an overnight stay. We were able to use our satellite TV. We had dinner at the restaurant on the property. The food was satisfactory, though nothing special, and it was over-priced for meals served on plastic plates. But it was convenient. We would return for an overnight stay only. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is an "okay" stop for overnight. It is all gravel, therefore pretty dusty in the dry summer. The cable at our site didn't work properly, all the channels were snowy. When I complained in the office the lady said we should push our booster button. (Our booster button is for antenna, NOT CABLE.) Then there is the subject of WI-FI. That didn't work either. She told me to take my battery out and replace it because I'd logged on at too many other parks and my computer needed to clear those; then I'd be able to get on at their park. Everyone else I spoke with around the park was having the same problem; they couldn't get on either. The WI-FI the office used had five bars so she felt the problem was not the park. With these problems, we felt the price was too much even though it included a Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stopped here overnight. It had everything we needed though the Wi-Fi stopped working several times. There was a lot trash around the edge of the park and some parts of park needed work. Park was quiet and a nice place to stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is well cared for and pleasant. Read a booklet on Santa Rosa and it has a lot of interest to it with natural springs. We are planning on stopping again on our fall trip west and staying a few days. I wonder what birds will be migrating through then as we say many in June. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, accessible, friendly park. Don't expect to do much shopping as there is nothing available outside Dollar General. Cheapest place to buy fuel was Allsups which was about .5 mile west of campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a bare-bones park, a bit shabby but with friendly, helpful owners, and large-enough sites (we need 55+ feet). Our site had electric and water only, although there are some full hook-up sites that also include sewer and cable connection (and maybe phone). We've stayed here before and would stay here again. This time was only for an overnight, but we've stayed for longer and enjoyed it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We only stayed one night on a stopover but found the park to be clean and friendly. When making reservations the lady was very helpful with info. We were late arrivals and they had a packet waiting for us at the night drop with a map to our site highlighted. While not the fanciest park by any means, it is a nice relaxing place. We plan to return on our trips west. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My husband and I arrived late in the day. We hurried to do a couple of loads of laundry. The laundry was clean and there were many people using them. We had a nice visit and time passed quickly. The people who run this campground are very accommodating. We discovered their restaurant and decided to try it. They offered delivery to your rv, and since we wanted wine with our dinner, we chose to use that service. We have never seen that service offered. The dinner was delivered exactly on time and was very delicious. We had the ribs, baked potatoes, beans and cole slaw. We were extremely pleased with everything we had and really appreciated it. We would definitely return to this campground and would use this unusual service again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 1 / 10 ]
Very disappointed. Pet walk is full of glass throughout the whole path (must have previously been a shooting range) My pets paws got cut-up and a piece stuck in my walking shoes. The Restaurant that they brag about is absolutely "horrible". The corn on the cob must have been soaked and reheated many times. The ribs (which is there claim to fame) were hardly edible and I can never remember not being able to eat a baked potato, but I guess there is a first time for everything. The service was very, very, poor and the entries were $13.95 and up. If it snacks you are looking for don't go into their store, you won't find any. The shelves were bare, only 3 candies, a few incidentals the rest is junkie souvenirs. I usually would not comment and let this go, but it was so very bad... I don't want anyone else to waste their money and time. Staying at a rest area and eating a TV dinner tops this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A decent place for a short stay. We have three push outs. The slot we were assigned was too tight between trees to open the slides when pulling in the "correct" direction. So, we pulled in headed the opposite way and it worked out okay. The pet walk area is a meandering trail through some brush and cactus. Nice except for broken glass in the trail and lots of thorns & stickers off trail. The restaurant food was not our style of fare. The beans were out of a can, the corn was over cooked and mushy but the cole slaw was good. The bbq ribs were tender but all the bbq was in the sauce added just before serving, not in the way it was cooked. For this and two iced teas we paid $40. Though we would stay at this park again, we would not dine at the restaurant again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a site with trees and full hook up...really nice new bath and shower house facility and their BBQ ribs were as good as the man at the front desk said they would be. Cold, windy and snow but a great laundry and nice gift shop. Friendly staff, we are really liking New Mexico,we would come here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My family and I had planned to only stay here over night on our way to CA. Our truck broke down as we were pulling off the interstate (1/2 mile from camp). In the end we stayed here for 7 days while the truck was being repaired. Overall our experience was near perfect here. The owners are extremely friendly and even loaned me a ladder so I could review my roof while I had nothing better to do with my time. The town, Santa Rosa, is very small but friendly. The campgrounds, while simple, were exceptionally clean. The bathhouse and restroom were as clean as we have ever seen at a campground. The sites were spotless (although a little dusty as the roads and sites are all gravel). This isn't a destination campground - more like an overnight stop along I-40 and Route 66 - but for us it became a much longer stay. All in all, we were very happy with the campgrounds and would definitely stop in again (hopefully for not quite as long next time). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Access into the campground is tight. Roads are dirt and so are sites. Sites on south side are not level. Campground is mostly blowing dirt with a few sparce trees. Dog walk is an overgrown path through burrs and cactus. Campground offers a bar-b-que restaurant with deliver service to site. The food was not very good, not much of it, and very expensive. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There was medium road noise. Staff was friendly and helpful. Sites are pretty close together. They say they have wi-fi but it is such a bad connection you really can't use it. Ok for just an overnight stop. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We would not stay here again. When we asked about the pool being open, we were asked if we wanted to pay the heating bill. The owners were very rude and disrespectful. He was especially nasty. The Wi-Fi did not work even in the building and the water pressure was very, very low. The bathrooms were almost unacceptable and the cable was very poor quality. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This park is a very pleasant surprise as I really didn't expect much based on the location. However, the check-in was quick and efficient, the site perfectly level and easy to get to and everything works as advertised with the Wi-Fi being excellent. Although close to the interstate as the crow flies, we aren't bothered by the minimal noise. There is a gift shop and small restaurant also associated with the park, both added bennies. I will absolutely stay here my next trip from home to Colorado and return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one night which was enough. We chose this because it had a pool, restaurant, wi-fi, full hookups etc. When we got there, the pool was closed and didn't reopen till check out the next day. We asked if they could let us in the pool before 1:00 which was the usual opening time since we were leaving, but the owners refused to let us in. The wi-fi signal was very weak. Most web sites I couldn't access because of low signal strength. I asked the owner where the antenna was so I could get a better signal, and it was on the roof of the restroom which was only a couple sites from where we were. The owner claimed the problem was with my laptop, but I didn't have trouble at other campgrounds or "hot spots". There were only a couple other units at the campground, so the restaurant was closed. The grounds were clean, and the utilities were usable. I had hoped for a better stop over based on the reviews I had read, but was disappointed. The staff wasn't friendly, and it was over-priced for what we got in return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here two nights. Everything was very well kept and nice enough. They had a restaurant on site but the food was not eatable. We would stay there again, but go into town for a meal. We ruined a tire coming in from I-40 and the Blue Moon Tire and Garage had the right tire and were very good to deal with. An auto museum was enjoyable. We are fulltime motorhome travelers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent one night here. Close to I-40 without the road noise. Very nice pet walk, We ate at the restaurant. Ribs were very tender. We are looking forward to our next stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Exceptionally clean and the owners on-site were very friendly - on location restaurant was a good value for the money and the service was quick and efficient. WiFi worked very well which seems to be the exception compared to recent RV parks we have stayed, attached camp store was well stocked. This is an above average park!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for three days. The fee includes our Good Sam discount + $3.50 for 50 amp. Easy access with our 40 footer. The gravel sites are reasonably level. Water pressure and volume was excellent. Site #11 has high tension lines close above it which prevented use of our satellite TV system. The free WiFi worked well for us. They have a BBQ restaurant on site which will deliver to your site free of charge. We did not use the restaurant. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This once nice campground has gone down hill. The restrooms were dirty, the cable TV had static and the Wi-Fi kept dropping and then went completely down when the office closed. Sad to say that even the once popular on site restaurant has seen a deterioration in the quality of the food. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with level sites. The site was long enough that we did not need to unhook. Staff was cheerful and helpful. We will stay at this park again. The rate reflects Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good place to spend the night. Very friendly staff. We enjoyed a meal in their restaurant. The spot was level and long enough that we didn't need to unhook. We hope to visit again and see the area sights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very cozy campground with long level sites and good ingress and egress. Wi-Fi worked great. Camp hosts were wonderful. Restaurant is outstanding. You must try the food here. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice stop over on I-40. I didn't experience any of the attitude problems others have talked about. Nice quiet park. You need to make reservations ahead this time of the year as many are headed to AZ and the full hook sites fill fast. We didn't eat at the restaurant, but our neighbors highly recommended it. We stayed here on our way to Phoenix, and also stayed on the return trip. Wifi was free and strong. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Real average park. Our experience with the lady at the front desk was awful. She was real nasty to us when we checked in; she could have been having a bad day though. The dump station was located in a real awkward spot for a large motorhome to use so we didn't dump here. We did enjoy our time here as long as we didn't have to encounter the woman at the front desk. The restaurant was great here and their ribs are a must have. Will probably stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice level spot in among the trees. Park seems to be very busy. We stop off in Santa Rosa many times, this is the first time with our RV. The staff was friendly. This was a typical park in the desert , not much green but that's the way we like it. We enjoy small clean parks with a little uniqueness. We really never use all the extras at parks. They had WiFi and that is an important feature for us. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park has gravel interior roads and sites. Some small trees don't interfere with satellite TV reception. WiFi is included. Easy access to park off I-40 Exit 275 and about 1 mile east of old Route 66 (US54). Park has on-site restaurant with decent food and reasonably priced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful site and campground. Native cactus and walking path we enjoyed. Baths and laundry were super clean. Wonderful restaurant. Friendly staff. Only negative was that the pool could have been cleaner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here right after a rainstorm and the place smelled of wet dog waste!! The site we were assigned was so tight I was almost unable to get the slides out. I don't know who gave the BBQ a good rating, but they must of eaten somewhere else. It tasted like it was cooked days earlier and I watched them heated in the microwave. Did I mention the sauce was ketchup? Pass this one up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here two nights. Very friendly and helpful staff. Laundry and restrooms very clean. Good location. Restaurant right at campground. The barbecue was not as good as other people posted earlier, but it was okay. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We used this park as a stopover and were very pleased. We camped here with small children and were very comfortable. Nice clean laundry room. Playground could use updating. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is beautiful in the snow, big campground and great southwestern gift shop. Wifi at our site, propane was available too! Had dinner in the restaurant, great salmon. We'll be back in the spring, nice office staff and they even gave correct directions to our next stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a busy park all year. Visitors usually stay just one or two nights. They have no permanent residents. Park owners have been steadily improving the facility since taking over a few years back. The Pool is nice, and the restrooms and laundry are super clean. If you are too tired to cook, the restaurant will deliver dinner to your rig. We have stayed here four times in the last two years. An interesting note is that, even though it's in the middle of the desert, Santa Rosa is known for scuba diving in the famous "Blue Hole." We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a pitiful park and a poor experience from start to finish! The fact that it was raining didn’t help much, and that was not the parks fault, but the place was one giant mud hole. The park is fairly old and show years of use. Roads are in poor shape and could benefit from at least some small amount of maintenance. Sites are small, and our 30’ fifth wheel barely fit. Hook ups are only adequate. Staff seemed totally indifferent and lacked any sign of human warmth. The parks does have a café, and they deliver to your RV, which is very nice. The food was OK and the prices were a bit high for what you get. All in all this is one park to pass up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice park and the staff was very accommodating. lots of room and the pool was good. They have a restaurant here and the BBQ ribs are fantastic! (Delivered to your site. ) Did not get a chance to see the area as we were just here overnight heading back east. The roads are not paved, but were in good shape. The store was well stocked and the facilities clean. This place is a good bargain! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Not real happy with this ex-KOA campground. It is in dire need of some attention. Lots of high grass, the dog runs were literally waist high in weeds and broken glass on the trail. Their wi-fi is a joke and only readable if you are next to the building. Basic rate is only $19 but they add on everything to bring it up to $29 and change. Very disappointing and only good for a quick overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably the best in Santa Rosa. Easy to find and maneuver in. Typical Eastern New Mexico landscape (high desert). Was a very clean place and there is a restaurant on the premises and they will deliver to your rig. Also have a store and gift shop. The rest rooms and showers were among the cleanest I've seen. The only drawback is the rate is a bit high, but not exceedingly. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to my friends. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well tended gravel road park. Pull through sites. A pool that really was heated and clean bathrooms. Big, clean doggie walks off the sides. WIFI worked. We had really good steaks in the restaurant and a quiet, no truck or train noise night. Nice south west gift shop too. Friendly. We'll go back. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We've stayed here a number of times and always the office personnel are very friendly. Big sites, fairly level and room for slides. Roads are gravel as are the sites. Limited food menu is offered with delivery to your site. Nice gift shop. Big rigs OK. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy off and on from I-40. Convenient for overnight as there were quite of few occupants of that nature. Owners were friendly. The sites were level and easy to pull into to with our 35 foot fifth wheel. The space between them was more than adequate. The campground was very neat and clean. The cable reception was not too clear and we were told that is the way it is. The BBQ was pretty good and were glad it was available. The gift shop was well stocked and propane was available. The pool is seasonal. There were many friendly cats around the office. We usually stay at Santa Rosa State Park but would also recommend staying here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Like other reviewers, we can't say anything bad about this park. We did want to stay an additional day, but our site was already reserved. So we knew we would have to leave. To our surprise the people that were checking in after us came to our site several hours before checkout and asked when we would be leaving as they were ready to check-in. Well, we will not be rushed to leave, so this only made us stay until the last possible minute. There is nothing that the staff could have done. They had told the people that the site was not ready but they still felt the need to come and see for themselves. To all rv'ers out there, if your site is not ready do not take it upon yourself to go and try to rush people out of the site. This is a great place to stay and we loved being able to take the scooter down the street to Seaside. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park appears to be primarily used for overnight stays. It was clean, everything worked, it was a reasonable cost and the restaurant served good food. You can't ask for anything more when you are looking for a place to stay overnight. Big rig friendly & staff was friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
The park is clean and quiet. We found the management to be very friendly and the restaurant has great ribs. Stayed extra days, both directions, on a cross country trip. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean restrooms and store. They are no longer KOA affiliates, but still base rates like a KOA. The sites are dirt or mud which can be very messy when its really wet or extremely dusty when its dry. The gravel is long gone. Campsites have not been improved since new owners took over. (Owners have been there 5 years.) The restaurant food is fried or reheated processed food from Sam's. It is a noisy campground with late arrivals and early departures. My biggest concern is the way the owners interact with customers. The owner's wife is very defensive and argumentative. Not much effort is spent on trying to correct their errors and overall attitude appears to be that we are only going to be here one night anyway. We will not stop there again.
Save yourself the grief and go on down the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
We had stayed here numerous times in the past as a KOA. We were surprised to find it was no longer affiliated as were evident by the numerous beer advertisements in windows and hanging on fences and doors. The staff was alright. The store was very well stocked. I also noticed everyone leaves very early. It is definitely an overnight spot. The bathrooms were clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 1 / 10 ]
This campground was formerly (until April, 2003) Santa Rosa KOA and is now no longer affiliated with KOA. We were advised by someone on the RV America website to post this note here, so here we are. We spent one of the most miserable overnight stays that we experienced in 6 years of RVing in this campground on Thursday, May 1, 2003. The people that run the campground were extremely rude and condescending to us once they had our money. We left a note the next morning before we left saying we were very dissatisified with their service and treatment of us and when we got home on Wed., May 14, 2003, we had a very nasty letter from the park manager/owner, that was filled with gross misrepresentation of facts as they actually occurred and was very offending to us with his personal attacks of us. We cannot recommend this campground to anyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
New owners 2-3 years ago. Repairs/Improvements are being made daily. Very friendly owners. Park was clean, restrooms/showers and pool were immaculate. Mostly one nighters stay so lots of early departers. Obvious that owners are there all the time to see that guests are well treated and enjoy the stay. We camped here in a camper.
We stayed here a couple of years ago, and we still love the place. If you enjoy seclusion, this park is for you. The park is several miles north of I-40, and the route through the town of Santa Rosa is a bit disconcerting until you've done it once or twice. Just stay on Rt 91 and eventually you will get there. Gravel sites are reasonably level. Water and electric service is good. Cellular service in the area is marginal but usable. The lake level seems to have receded even further, however. If you crane your neck when you drive across the dam, you can see the "lake" way down there. It's pretty sad, and I guess it speaks to the drought situation that continues in the area. The last time we were here, the dump station was a mess. It was a little better this time, however, somebody needs to put up signs advising folks to use a sewer hose to connect to the sewer ground port, rather than simply opening their tanks into the gutter leading to the ports. Kinda makes a mess that way. We'll probably be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I love this little campground. Price includes electric and water (only a few sites have water but tanks can be filled across from the restrooms). The dump is free. The campground has 2 loops but only one has hookups. The loop without hookups has the largest sites but both offer plenty of privacy and space. This state park is very convenient to I-40. The electric loop fills up every night. You need to arrive before 5 PM or make reservations. Because the lake is less than one fourth its original size this state park no longer attracts crowds. It is very quiet. I highly recommend this as an over night stop. Please keep in mind it is a state park in a poor state not a KOA. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice state park that is a reasonably easy overnight stop from the Interstate. Very quiet with great sweeping vista views. Each site has a brick shelter over the picnic table. The town of Santa Rosa has seen better days, but still has a few interesting attractions including a few deep water swimming "holes" that some even go scuba diving in! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park with shaded picnic tables on many sites. We saw a water outlet with in a few yards of our site. We pulled in and unhooked only to find our the water had been turned off - bummer! Fortunately with our hoses and two more borrowed from a neighbor we were able to reach water at the campground host location. Strange that the host was never there. Others told us the season hadn't started yet. Convenient if you are touring old Route 66. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Enjoyed our stay here. Spacious, private, level sites, excellent picnic shelters. Very quiet and pleasant scenery. The campground is not near the lake, so don't expect water views. Our site did not have fresh water available, but this was not an issue since we came in with a full tank. A slow but adequate internet signal on both Verizon and ATT without use of antenna or booster. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed in this park for three weeks in December of 2011. The park itself is remote and actually quite beautiful. Unfortunately it was spoiled by the lack of maintenance. All the garbage cans there were overflowing and never emptied during the entire three weeks I was there. There was no camp host. The showers were ice cold, the park employee who was supposed to clean and restock the bathroom didn’t do his job. He simply would open the bathroom door and write his initials down on a board that showed he cleaned it. Actually now that I think about it, he did do something. Since he never filled the soap containers there was never any soap available for hand washing. So I left a bar a soap on the sink for other campers to use. For four days straight he would open the bathroom door, take the soap I left on the sink and throw it away, and then mark his initials down showing that he cleaned and stocked the bathroom. I’ve been to many state parks and this was the very worse in terms of management and lazy incompetent employees. Hopefully this issue has been addressed since last I stayed there. I still recommend this park if you can don't need to use the bathrooms/showers and the site and stench of garbage doesn't bother you. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park might not be in the exact middle of nowhere, but you can sure see it from here! Personally I like remote areas, and this little park sure fits the bill. Got a nice level pull through with 30amp and electric for $14. Can't beat that! The reservation and check-in process was a little disjointed, but we muddled our way through. Beautiful high desert scenery abounds, although the lake itself was rather low due to drought. Camp host was very nice, but oddly he seemed unconcerned with a badly leaking spigot within sight of his own trailer. Also upon leaving we noticed that the dump station was totally backed up. Someone before us had dumped anyway and made a nasty mess. In spite of all that, the park was very nice. We will probably stay here again when we are seeking solitude. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our 2nd trip to Santa Rosa State Park. And like the first time, we enjoyed it very much. We chose a site at the far end, had only 30 amp and no water, but that was fine. Walked a couple trails and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Several pull throughs, and the back-ins are easy to negotiate as well, spacious and with a covered picnic table. We will stay again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked the pull thru site we had with its desert flavor. The cactus were in bloom, and the sunsets were lovely. Showers and bathrooms were clean and well maintained, with lots of hot water. Nearby is a stretch of historic Hwy 66 (between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa) and a decent Mexican restaurant in Santa Rosa. We would go back there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Rocky Point campground at Santa Rosa Lake State Park has two loops. All 23 sites in Loop A have 30 amp electric, but only sites 1 through 9 have water. There is a water faucet across from the bath house that you can use to fill your rig before going to your site. There is no drinking water at the dump station. Loop B (closed in winter) has no utilities. When we arrived we had difficulty finding site numbers until we realized they are on the picnic table supports. If you like camping in the high desert in its natural state, this is your place. Do not expect green manicured lawns. Didn't see much of the campground host. If we came this way again and were looking for an overnight stay, we would probably stay nearer to the interstate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at the RV park that advertised electric sites. The park as a whole was clean and moderately well kept. Most of the sites weren't very level, and most were quite short. We used a pull-thru, but most of these were too curved, and difficult to arrange a big rig in without hitting shrubbery or trees. Only some of the sites had water. There are two loops, but only one was open. Reserved sites with a green placard could be used for one night only without reservations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites were very unlevel. The water in the men's shower was only warm, and in the women's it was not even that. There was a hose but no water at the dump station. Overall, this was not a pleasant stop, and we would not plan on staying here again unless necessary. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Arriving here was complicated by nearly every campsite being available for reservations. Thankfully a campground volunteer simplified everything by telling us to take the campsite we had. Even though the bathrooms were unheated, they were nice and clean. It was an excellent place to walk. We'd most definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first stay in a New Mexico State Park. It was great. The site was level, good electricity, large and private. Park has only 23 electric sites and only half have water. Being close to I-40, those sites fill quickly, even on week days in October. Staff was nice, restrooms are old but clean. Park is very clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects $10.00 reservation fee. Campground is 20 minutes outside of Santa Rosa. This is a clean park, with a nice pull-through. Had concrete picnic tables. Views of the lake but from a distance. This was a stop over for one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Decent park, fairly roomy sites: not all of which have a water hookup. A little grungy; our campsite had cigarette butts and bottle caps laying around, and they had been there awhile. Soggy, partially burned plywood in the fire pit. Toilet/shower building dated as is in most New Mexico State Parks, but better than nothing. Never saw the park people. The campground is 7 miles or so from town. There is a good hiking trail. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A typical clean New Mexico state park. Separate areas for primitive, dry, and powered camping. Most of the powered camping slots have no water, though some do. Most of the sites (including all of the ones with water) are reservable; if they are not reserved on a given day, the ranger puts a green tag at the site that means you can use it, but for one day only. I thought the entire system was biased against the tourist (as opposed to the local who is savvy to the system), especially since my Good Sam guide said the park didn't take reservations at all so I hadn't made any. I was set up before I realized I should have filled up my onboard water tank on entry. Well, live and learn. The rest rooms and showers were very clean and comfortable. The park grounds were beautiful, and my dogs enjoyed swimming off the lake's boat ramp. Some mosquitos at dusk. I would stay there again, now that I understand the system. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Gosh. I am a little surprised by the really negative reviews of this park. Maybe it is because we have just driven across the country and seen the really deplorable state of some parks; but we found the Santa Rosa park to be pretty good. We had a pretty site high on the hill above the lake. (Which yes, was low, but we thought the exposed red soil added a nice contrast to the blue waters.) The restrooms were cleaned while we were here and the showers were fine. We biked the paved roads and walked the trails. Electric worked fine and we filled our tank with water upon arrival. It was a nice quiet, low key, place. And we'd stay here again. The grounds were not mowed to perfection, but, if we had wanted that, we'd have stayed at home in the suburbs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were so disappointed in this park. The minute we drove in, we were dismayed by the almost derelict appearance of the campground. Overgrown with dead, dry weeds. It was a very sad park. Another camper said New Mexico hasn't really done anything to improve things since they took it over from the Corps of Engineers. The view was unimpressive because the lake has been drained practically dry. We were given the $10 rate because the electricity was off all day both days. We couldn't wait to get the heck out of there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice views. Quiet and uncrowded during the week. Filled up on the weekend. Enough space between sites so a little noise is not objectionable. Dump station is about a mile away from the A loop. Bathrooms are not cleaned regularly. We've been here for a week. They were clean when we came in but haven't been touched since, even though someone signs off on them each day. Camp host mostly stays in his RV. Very little contact with anyone working for the State. Everyone is friendly. Mostly one nighters with a few staying to fish a couple of days. Nice trails. I measured 115 volts. Cellphone coverage is marginal but mostly reliable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This started out to be a wonderful campout. Then the second day we were there the Camp Manager came around with several others to make it known that there was a major water leak to the tune of about 60,000 gallons lost on the first night that we were there. So there was only going to be the Push Button Cold Showers available at the shower stalls. But the water was cut off by that evening with no water at all. Then on day three no one came to tell us that the water line had been fixed. Well it was too late then to do anything but leave. We had already packed up and ready to move on. Check in time is 4:00 PM and check out time is suppose to be at 2:00 PM. Like others here the views are spectacular! The fishing is usually good too. Non-Resident Licenses are about $30.00 for 5 Days. It is 7 miles to Santa Rosa from this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful views! Pick your site carefully, many do not have water spigots. Electric service was only running about 105 volts. There is a place in the campground to fill your tank. Trees and grounds were kind of overgrown, but not real bad. Really nice hiking trails. About 12 miles into town. Great boat ramps. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had planned on staying here for a week but when we arrived we were surprised to find that most of the first come sites didn't have water. The water is centrally located, meaning you would need about 100 feet of hose with a doubler if you wanted to connect to it. The sites were wide enough to open your slides but not much room to sit outside. There are 2 loops of camp sites. A loop has power and B loop doesn't. There's a dump station and also a playground for the kids. We decided not to stay and went to another State Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet high desert (4,800') campground. Big sites, although most of the back-in sites would be too unlevel for a big rig. Several level pull-through sites. While most of the sites are reservable, none of the unoccupied reservable sites were reserved when we were there. Great weather in March. It's about eight miles of 50 mph road off I-40, but well worth the drive. $14 was for dry camping with 30 amp power. Central water and dump. After we saw the place, we decided to spend at least one extra night there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great site and very quiet. Follow signs north from town and enjoy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Nice state park. Have stayed in better. Only a few sites have water. Nice view of lake. One section of campground has no hook ups. For a one night stop, check out the campground in downtown Santa Rosa. The state park is about 9 miles from town and you will probably save enough on fuel to stay downtown. We have stayed there 3 times and never got in early enough to get a site with water. Appears you can make reservations. Cost of a site with water is unknown. Three of us camped there for one night. One was a very large 5th wheel with 4 slides, and they had no problem with the curved pull thrus. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here one night traveling east. Park is a good distance out of town. Self-registration at time of our stay. Not many campers in park. Nice view of lake though several hundred yards distance. The peace and serenity were certainly worth the drive off Interstate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent one night here Sep 2005. Though it is 7-8 miles out of Santa Rosa, it is well worth the drive. RV sites have a great view of the lake. Interor roads are paved and sites level. It is a place I certainly would stop at were I traveling on I-40 again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well kept, scenic park. Located about 7 miles N. of I-40 in Santa Rosa. There are 26 sites with electric, others are dry camp (electric sites: $14/nite). Sites are well spaced and the lake and surrounding area very quiet and beautiful. Fishing and swimming are allowed. We camped here in a Motorhome.