Las Vegas, New Mexico

Las Vegas KOAOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

April, 2015

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

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Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
This place excelled in quiet; although I-25 was just over the hill we
rarely heard noise from there.  And the road in front of the park was
a very low-traffic area.  The managers were often MIA, but they left
our site information on the front door and we saw them a couple of
times during our 3-day stay.  They were friendly and tried to be
helpful.

Road and site access/type?
All gravel (dusty), with many large bumps and dips.  It was
difficult to navigate with the RV, and an hour with a small tractor
would make it much nicer.  Sites near the front of the park were
pull-through and had a nice view of the hills in the area.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Many sites were not even close to level, fortunately we were able
to acceptably level with our jacks and 3″ blocks at site #4.  The sites
were plenty long for a large RV and car, but spacing was typically
tight for smaller parks.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
Water pressure was a joke – gravity feed?  They made it sound like
a feature, but it would be impossible to shower in our RV with that
pathetic pressure.  It amounted to 20PSI, and we had to fill our
freshwater tank and then use the pump to get the pressure up
during our stay.  On the plus side, the 50A power was strong.  Sites
were full hookup.  The Verizon signal to our phones and hotspot
was acceptable.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Both – the table was nice and on a concrete patio.  We would have
loved to use the fire pit, but the cold and winds made it impossible
during our stay.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
There was a code for the restrooms, but I had no time to go in and
check them out during our short and busy stay.  The laundry room
was small, but the machines worked fine and there was a folding
table.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
A fairly pet-friendly place, with paths for walking the furry friends –
although on-leash is requested.  A swingset and other equipment
was available for the kids, but they were unused – as was the empty
pool – while we were here.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
There were very short paths for biking and walking right at the park.
A drive to Villanueva State Park provided excellent hiking
opportunities.  But not much at the RV park or nearby.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
We liked the small town of Las Vegas.  The small grocery store and
other services were 5 miles away, but there was also a Super
Walmart on the north end of town for more serious shopping.
One would have to travel about 65 miles to Santa Fe for major RV
services or other issues.

Comments:
We wanted to rate this park higher, but the rough interior roads and
sub-par water pressure turned us off.  It’s in a good location and was
nice and quiet.  The little town of Las Vegas is actually kind of cool,
and we loved the hiking at Villanueva park, about 30 miles away.

The movement of RV’s in and out of the park indicated that it’s more
of a stopover than a destination.  Some attention to the condition
of the interior roads and a water pressure upgrade would get our
rating up a bit.  As it is, this park is overpriced for what is offered.