Ridge Road Campground

Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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Ridge Road
Elephant Butte, NM 87935
575-744-5923
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GPS: 33.1889, -107.2022

Last Price Paid: $8
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 4464 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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FarreninWander

35 Airstream Classic
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Beach

FarreninWander would stay here again

“Beach camping with awesome sunsets”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2018

Overall Rating

We actually drove down to the beach, and didn’t stay at the actual campground. The beach camping is at your own risk and first come basis. You just have to pay the $8/day entry fee. We found a great spot near the water and the sand was firm. We made our own fire pit and couldn’t see anyone from where we were. There were other campers along the beach but very spread out. Nice hiking trails. You can rent jet skis, boats, kayaks and paddle boards for the lake. Unbelievable full sky sunsets! There is also Riverbend Hot Springs in town. We love this spot-some of the best boondocking we have done.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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5 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 100

TheAmators would stay here again

“Outstanding View, Easy Maneuvering, Could Be Better Signed”

Reviewed Mar 05, 2017

Overall Rating

We were looking for a one night layover and thought we'd try out this park. It's a gorgeous state park. All the facilities are top notch - the sites have big parking areas, the bathrooms looked large (but were closed for the season during our visit), and the "big playground" was a hit for the little people.

While there were sites with water and electric ($14), we chose one that was dry camping only ($10) for ease of access to the main road. There's a self-pay station almost as soon as you enter the park. If you aren't looking for it (we weren't) and you miss it (we did)... it was hard to figure out how to pay. Once we got that squared away, everything fell into place.

The campground is overlooking and has easy access to the reservoir. We probably could have walked to the water from our site, but it would have been a steep, long-ish hike.

It was busy on a Sunday in early March. We first looked at camping in Lions Beach (also part of the same state park) but it was full. We also saw people parked overnight out on the beach and sandbar. While that looked like fun, we weren't willing to put in the necessary work to figure out how to get down to it.

The roads were paved and the parking areas level. We had a covered picnic table and space to play but that's about it.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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

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