Hopewell Lake

National Forest

2 Reviews
Unnamed Road Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575 505-758-8678 505-758-6200

GPS: 36.704, -106.237

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Overview of Hopewell Lake

Number of Sites 21

Elevation 9806 ft

Max Length 16 ft

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/11/2019
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Last reported 7/17/2019
9 reviews
“Scouting trip with toad 9-10-19”

Reviewed 9/11/2019

Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 26
Overall Rating

Drove up to campground after 10 yrs after 1st trip there. Have larger Class A now and wanted to scout road, campground, and see if 38ft diesel would fit. NOTE: 91B is the Forest Road to turn off to Hopewell Lake. Campground-GO STRAIGHT ON 91B TO CAMPGROUND TURNOFF. First turn to right on 91B (DAY USE) will take you down a 6%+ grade hill to the lake, with a TINY turnaround circle at the end****NOT where you want to be towing a trailer or Class A+toad! Pros-Hwy 64 has been resurfaced and they added pullouts just after my last time here, according to retired NM DOT guy I ran into. Pullouts are available on north and south sides of 64, starting about 8600ft elev. Best ones are at 10,200ft elev, the pass you go over to get to Hopewell. There are no signs at the pullouts saying 'no parking, no camping'. Road surface is intact, much less potholes and heaving than 10 yrs ago, pullouts nicely paved with trash barrels-good place to let engine heat levels come down. There are quite a few sites to put larger rigs in (length), but you better be good at threading it in between large trees (width) There are trash receptacles in the park for campers use. Cons-no water available, no dump station nearby. It would strain the diesel pusher UNLOADED up the grade from the west side of Hwy 64, but going up with a full water tank would seriously heat up the engine. Local host reports that water system upgrades are completed and water has been sent out for testing, but they are awaiting test results before they can take locks off the system for public use. Realistically, that won't happen this season-park closes Sept 30th. Elevation gain from the west side goes from 7600ft off Hwy 84 &64 intersection to 10,200ft in 13 miles or so. Speed limits 55-35 mph, with no passing lanes....use the turnouts if you are backing up traffic. No electric service=generators, just saying. Could not get Verizon to connect on cell.

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6 reviews

Reviewed 7/17/2019

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

This place was just gorgeous. Higher elevation so area looked like springtime. Beautiful forest and meadows. Lots of roads for biking. Just beyond campgrounds up well graded road was lots of really nice boondocking spots with fire rings. The lake is popular spot for fishing and we saw a lot of fish being caught. Fishing area is a good distance from campgrounds so no noise from that at all. Very friendly host

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fast eddie would stay here again

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