A simply lovely campground nestled in the Sacramento Mountains in S.NM with views to take your breath away!
- Site Quality = 4.5/5
Very nice sites here. Most are large, decently flat gravel sites with good separation, a selection of 30Amp/water and primitive, fire-pit and picnic table or shelter (depending on the site). Although only rated for max 35-foot several sites near the top (especially sites #2, 4) are very flat and amply large for big-rigs (do bring extension cords though since the hook-ups are on the front, right side). Sites near the bottom of the loop are in general smaller and more sloped. The big bonus is the views and almost all sites have outstanding 360 views with sunset right from the front window of your RV.
- Facilities = 3.5/5
The facilities are decent. Large bathrooms and showers, kept nicely clean. Shower pressure is decent and temperature good, but you do have the timer-buttons and those spray-type shower-heads.
- Location = 5/5
I simply can’t imagine a nicer location for this area. The campground is nestled right up against the Sacramento Mountains with 360-degree views of both the mountains (in the back) and the valley (in the front). Access to hiking, nature trail, lovely visitor center and shopping not too far in Alamogordo. Easy 1/2 hour drive to White Sands Monument. On-site dump station.
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Great doggie park. Lots of space to hang out and plenty of trails (incl. the strenuous 5.5 mile Dog Canyon hike). Access to splash in a bit of water by the stream on the nature trail too.
Overall Rating = 4.5
BONUS ALERT = Camp with 360-degree views in the Sacramento Mountains!
Summary: We loved this campground and were absolutely blown away by the views! Nestled beautifully at the base of the Sacramento mountains, the sites are tiered so you’ll get an almost perfect view of the mountains in the back and sides with full valley (and sunset) view in the front. Although “officially” rated for 35-max, you can definitely fit bigger in here and our 40-footer was amply comfortable in site #2 (which we also deemed one of the nicest sites in the campground, by the way). All sites are well-separated, gravel surface with picnic table, fire-pit and selection of 30Amp/water or primitive. Upper sites are, in general larger and more flat than some of the lower-loop sites. A few have shelters too. Location is perfect for visiting White Sands and nearby Alamogordo. Overall we had a blast hiking the trails, soaking in the views, oohing at sunsets and just relaxing in the shadow of the gorgeous mountains. A wonderful campground and I’d recommend it for everyone.
Extra Info: Verizon full signal both for smartphone and aircard. Sites cost $10/night for developed (non hook-up), $14/night for water/electric (30 Amp). Camping fees can be covered with New Mexico Annual Camping Permit. 7 sites reservable, other 37 first-come-first-serve. On-site dump station.