Caballo Lake State Park

State Park

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Hwy 187
Caballo, NM 87931
575-743-3942
Official Website

GPS: 32.9085, -107.3098

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 170
Pad Type: mixed
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 4184 ft
Max Length: 40 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

9 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
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Becca and Winslow
Madison, SD
22 Outdoors RV Black Rock travel trailer
2003 Chevrolet 2500HD
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: Primitive Camping

Becca and Winslow would stay here again

“Great primitive camping, but mind the wind and rain”

Reviewed Feb 21, 2018

Overall Rating

We boondocked in our 27-foot travel trailer in the "primitive camping" section of Caballo State Park. This is north of the developed campgrounds (Stallion, Palamino, etc.) and has no hook-ups. There are, however, garbage bins, vault toilets, and water spigots that are very easy to get to both in the upper campgrounds and down in the pr... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

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DaRealDeal
Fort Lauderdale, FL
32 Forest River FR3 30DS
2008 Jeep Wrangler X-limited
29 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 1 Palomino

DaRealDeal would stay here again

“Refreshing Views”

Reviewed Apr 21, 2017

Overall Rating

This campground has several loops, we were in the Palomino Loop. The sites are pull through, but kind of weird positioning, RVs face each other, with plenty of room in front and behind. The dump station located in the exit of palomino loop. Dumpster are easy to reach, and the bathhouse is brand new, with great showers. The sites are cr... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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Trexpodition

27 TrexPod LP-11 / GP-10
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 12

Trexpodition would stay here again

“Nice, quiet - better if you have horses”

Reviewed Feb 03, 2017

Overall Rating

Despite being near the highway and under a flight path, it is very quiet (except for some RVers' yapping dogs) - almost too quiet. We took a walk trying to find a path to the dam (the trails are confusing and meandering; some of them just peter out) and ended up in the residential area; there was literally no sound there at all - just ... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G

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Rich-Bette
NM
26 Winnebago Brave
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 54
“Excellent late fall RV facility”

Reviewed Oct 27, 2016

Overall Rating

We visited in late October 2016. Still warm (80+ degree afternoons, nice and cool at night). Park has 3 loops of 4 open thru the winter. We chose the Riverside loop below the dam because it offers a fair amount of shade trees and grass. The loops above the dam are sparse desert vegetation, making them feel hotter even though the temp i... more

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4bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Travels with Pickles
AZ
44 Dutchmen Voltage 3970
2015 Ram 3500 Dually
13 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 7

Travels with Pickles would stay here again

“Hot, Stinky, and Frustrating”

Reviewed Aug 05, 2016

Overall Rating

We camped at spot 7 of the Palomino Loop which is the full hook-up loop. We arrived after the Fourth of July and it was bloody hot. The whole experience started off on the wrong foot when the camp host had blocked off part of the road to accommodate his excess number of vehicles, four including the boat, and his outdoor living. Just... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
5bars
Verizon 4G

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Chris&David
Sandy, OR
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
93 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 7

Chris&David would stay here again

“Lake view on the desert”

Reviewed Feb 27, 2016

Overall Rating

We had intended to dry camp at Caballo Lake State Park after reading the other reviews on Campendium. Sweet old talkative Jim at the entrance station recommended a spot for us on the south side by the boat ramp which sounded perfect, right by the lake. However, the other folks there took poorly to the idea of company and promptly got i... more

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5bars
Verizon 4G

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homeindeed

41 Open Range 3X427BHS
2015 Ford F350
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 61

homeindeed would stay here again

“Nice camping spots by the river.”

Reviewed Jul 26, 2015

Overall Rating

We stayed here while visiting family in Truth of Consequences, NM. Our site was down by the river. A lot of the site down there are dual pads, so 2 RVs park next to each other with no separation. I didn't like that part, but overall the facility was nice. The spots down by the river have trees, which the lakeside spots do not. ... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
254 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 7

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Stars based on primitive camping”

Reviewed Mar 20, 2015

Overall Rating

When we first arrived at Caballo Lake State Park I was disappointed because the campground wasn't as scenic as I was hoping. Then we found the road to primitive camping (to the left of the boat ramp) where we were able to camp right next to the lake and had privacy for our entire stay. The primitive camping area has many roads t... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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WatsonsWander

Airstream Safari
132 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

WatsonsWander would stay here again

“Quiet camping on a scenic lake”

Reviewed Mar 18, 2015

Overall Rating

This review is for the primitive camping area at Caballo Lake. While we did drive through the campground sites and they looked okay, we were pleased to discover the primitive area where you can essentially park your RV next to the lake away from everyone else. A few of the NM state parks offer this option. They charge $8 for the primit... more

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Truth or Consequences

A 20 minutes drive south of Truth or Consequences (T or C) we camp in Caballo Lake State Park. It gets overcast and cold, so no pictures of the lake, which is is a reservoir on the Rio Grande....

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Caballo Lake Primitive Camping - Aluminarium

Almost a year ago, I read about Caballo Lake State Park on the Watson’s blog. At the time, I made a mental note to incl...

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Caballo Lake State Park

Earlier this week I told you we had arrived at Caballo Lake State Park and found ourselves an amazing spot by the water. I shared a few photos of this incredible find, but since it’s so gorgeous...

Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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