Cedar Crest, New Mexico

Turquoise Trail CampgroundOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

April, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating = 5 out of 10 stars


Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
This park was very busy, with lots of overnighters.  The noise and
dust created by all of the movement did not make it conducive
to relaxing outside in a lounge chair.  The office was closed, because
April is considered to be “winter” here, so the hosts were continually
driving around to register folks and get them to their sites.  They
did seem to be nice enough people, though.  Almost forgot, there
is either a dog kennel, or many dogs living at the homes around
this park.  The barking dogs go at it almost around the clock.

Road and site access/type?
All gravel, with a serious amount of dust.  Very unpleasant when
the high winds came through the area on a couple of days.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Tight spacing with back-to-back utilities – we hate that!  It puts
your neighbor’s “front yard” in the same area as yours.  This is
a terrible setup for any campground, in our opinion.  Sites were
not level, but close enough that most folks could level with a
reasonable amount of effort (and lumber).

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The 50A power was strong, but water pressure was weak at less
than 30psi.  That required us to fill our freshwater tank to
supplement showers with our water pump.  Another strike.
Sites were full hookup.  The Verizon signal to our phones and
hotspot was strong.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Picnic table only, and there were two at every other site for
people to “share” in their front yards. Forget about privacy here!

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
We didn’t even bother to check.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
There were areas around the campground to walk dogs. This
is not a kid-friendly place, and there were none of them in sight.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
None in or near the park.  Driving was required to get to them.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
There was a great little grocery store right down the road in
town that was well-stocked and even had a lot of healthy foods.
Also a decent hardware store was across the street from it, and
I was happy to have it as I had to make some minor repairs to
the motorhome.  Albuquerque was only a 20-minute drive away,
with every service anyone could need.

The only reason this campground scored as high as it did is because
of it’s location right on the Turquoise Trail.  It was an easy drive
down the trail to a couple of interesting towns, and very close to
Sandia Peak, a nice drive climbing to over 10,000 ft.  With
Albuquerque only a few miles away, folks can do just about anything
here they desire.  We prefer to stay in smaller towns away from the
hustle and bustle, but in this case unless you really want to be near
the Turquoise Trail, I suggest looking at the KOA and other parks
closer to Albuquerque for a more pleasant stay.

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