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: $14
Number of Sites: 132
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 4508 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

12 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T 3G
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Sprint 4G/LTE
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Gord
BC, Canada
31 Rockwood
25 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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1bars
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11 reviews
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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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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

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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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3bars
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romabout
CO
Airstream International Signature 27FB
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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2bars
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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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3bars
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Jessie

34 FR3
88 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 30

Jessie would stay here again

“Spacious, peaceful campground”

Reviewed Mar 17, 2017

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I loved this state park. There are multiple campgrounds. This review is for the South Monticello campground. I stayed here based on other reviews mentioning the site privacy and quietness of the campground. I was very glad I made that choice The sites are huge. The campground is immaculate. The hosts/rangers take very good care of the ... more

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4bars
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3bars
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Dave'n'Kim
Rio Dell, CA
27 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck
29 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 31

Dave'n'Kim would stay here again

“S.Monticello CG - Great - but watch for GPS misdirection”

Reviewed May 02, 2016

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GPS WARNING: Just to add to others’ info and comments: beware if trying to navigate here using your GPS: Our Rand McNally GPS simply did not know about the South Monticello Area Road (leading to the campground, and a boat ramp) and so directed us down nearby Three Sisters Road instead – which became a dirt track, leading to the lake, ... more

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Technomadia

35 GM 4106 (1961 Bus Conversion)
2009 Mini Cooper
84 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2

Technomadia would stay here again

“South Monticello Campground”

Reviewed Dec 09, 2015

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Elephant Butte SP has several camping areas - we selected the northern most one, called South Monticello. It's a good 10 mile drive to Truth or Consequences, but a more remote location if you that's not a concern. The campground during our stay was all first come first service, and all on the south side (with the best water views) ... more

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1bars
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2bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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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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