South Monticello Campground

Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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Monticello Road
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
575-744-5923
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GPS: 33.2946, -107.1869

Last Price Paid: $4
Number of Sites: 132
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 4508 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

15 people have reviewed this location.

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WanderWithTheWork...
ID 23' Fleetwood Mallard 23D 1993 Ford F250
27 reviews
Nightly rate: $4
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 12

WanderWithTheWorkmans would stay here again

“Definitely quiet up here”

Reviewed Jan 29, 2019

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Elephant Butte State Park is spread out along the "lake" (more on that in a moment) and South Monticello is (ironically) the northern most part of the park. Desert Cove, Quail Run, Ridge Road, and Lions Beach are all clustered together down on the southwestern part of the lake, while South Monticello is by itself up at the northwestern... more

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Quidam13
Cerrillos, NM 30' Fleetwood Bounder 2008 Scion Xb
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 13

Quidam13 would stay here again

“Great campground with beautiful views ”

Reviewed Nov 17, 2018

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We came here on our slow trek towards the Gulf Coast and stayed a while to get some art work done and relax a bit. This camp is as far from the town of Elephant Butte as you can in the park, and it's worth it! Almost all the sites have water and electric (30/20 some have 50) with a dump station at the front with 2 lanes. Camp host is f... more

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lrskfalls
NM 25' Airstream Flying Cloud 2016 Dodge Ram Ecodiesel
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 24
“Great place to get away from it all!”

Reviewed Nov 01, 2018

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We hestitated going to Elephant Butte SP because we generally don't like the fishing/boating crowds and noise at large reservoirs. However, we are really glad we tried South Monticello Campground within the park because it provides a great alternative for those wanting more space, privacy, and remoteness. This is not your place if yo... more

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Gord
BC, Canada 31' Rockwood
27 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 4

Gord would stay here again

“Very nice”

Reviewed May 04, 2018

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Stayed here Apr. 6 As others have said this is a very nice place to camp. The only thing I can say against it is the access road from the highway. It's not terrible and it's paved but it's a bit rough and has a couple of rather steep hills and sharp corners. If you're aware of that and take it a bit slow, it's no problem. The campgro... more

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Navigating Wonderful
23' Airstream
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 19
“Peaceful ”

Reviewed Apr 20, 2018

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We loved the site! The camp host was super nice, and the sites were very clean and well cared for! The hot springs in T or C were fabulous!!! Definitely coming back!

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Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 22

Julz would stay here again

“A Nice Surprise!”

Reviewed Apr 14, 2018

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We actually stayed here in early March 2018. I had never been to NM before, so I didn't know what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised by this campground. It's part of Elephant Butte State Park, but its quite a bit North of town and the other campgrounds in the State Park. The sites are level gravel, concrete picnic tables, ... more

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PhotoTrippingAmerica
Buena Vista, CO 29' Rexhall Aerbus 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $4
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 8

PhotoTrippingAmerica would stay here again

“Huge Sites and Immaculate Facilities”

Reviewed Jan 14, 2018

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I did quite a lot of research before I landed in South Monticello, as there are several campgrounds to choose from in Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Unlike a previous reviewer, I was not looking for a "water view" site, but one with some privacy and space AND a good cellular connection, because I needed to get some work done! And I ... more

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6 reviews
Nightly rate: $4
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 21

CherylB would stay here again

“Not what I expected”

Reviewed Jan 10, 2018

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I had read the reviews on this site so I had high hopes of coming here. I've camped at Quail Run (Elephant Butte) but never at S. Monticello. First off, it's quite a long drive north from the main part of the EBLSP's other campgrounds. This ought to be a state park all its own. I was under the impression that you could see the wate... more

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romabout
CO Airstream International Signature 27FB Ford F250 Diesel
21 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 17

romabout would stay here again

“Quiet, clean and spacious”

Reviewed Nov 28, 2017

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This is part of the Elephant Butte State Park. The sites had both electric (30am) and water. Sites 17 to 26 all have uninterrupted lake views. We didn’t have any neighbor in site 16 so we did too. This is the most quiet camp we’ve been to with our trailer. Internet was fine. Bathrooms very clean although has some spiders. Staff is nice... more

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Love and Vagary
17' Aristocrat Lo Liner 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 19

Love and Vagary would stay here again

“Spacious and Clean with Lake Views”

Reviewed May 25, 2017

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We had a beautiful view of the lake in site 19. It was pretty quiet here, although we could hear our neighbors blasting their TV. Otherwise, it was peaceful and calm. Bathrooms were decently clean. Showers were free, although temps varied and you had to keep pushing the button to keep the water on. GPS on google maps got us here just f... more

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Metamorphosis Road: Campground Review: Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Elephant Butte Lake State Park is New Mexico's largest state park and reservoir. There are several campgrounds with water and electric hookups, marinas and all the dispersed (no hookups, no specific s...

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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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