RV Parks & Campgrounds

El Vado Lake State Park State Parks

2.5 Stars 2.5 - 2 Reviews  $
(575) 588-7247
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico


April - October

Total: 99, Elecwater: 19, Max RV Length: 50 ft

Water, Electric, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Dump Station, Showers, Fishing, Campfire, Playground


May 11, 2024 - reviewed by Jay n Jen
3.0 Stars   
Better Than We Expected
When we drove in we were pleasantly surprised at how nice the area looked. Pictures on the website don’t do it justice. It’s a very quiet park and the hosts Frank, Brent and Kathy were amazing, so is the Park Ranger Mark. The water shortage (due to the low lake levels and dam construction) is still an issue so the bathhouse was closed while we were there and water was still only available from 4-6 PM. Regardless of the issues we enjoyed our time there and would have enjoyed it more if the weather would’ve cooperated. Guess that is camping though. Don’t forget to check out the Dam Diner for good food, not too far from the park.

June 3, 2022 - reviewed by Barry
2.0 Stars   $14
Ain't No Cream Puff
First the good. The park is open and it's a really pretty area. The campground is basically one big field. They have both electric and non-electric sites and about half of them are first come first served. The sites are pretty open with great views, but not much shade. Now the bad. The dam is being repaired and the lake has been totally drained. It looks kind of cool, but there is absolutely no fishing, boating or swimming. I'm guessing that it'll be at least a year before the lake starts filling up. Also their water pumps are burned up so water is trucked in every day and it's only available for 2 hours from 4-6 pm. If you want a shower or to fill your tanks, you have to do it between 4 and 6. I don't know when the pumps will be replaced. The park is also kind of out in the middle of nowhere.

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