The Ranch

RV Park

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30 Skp Ranch Rd
Lakewood, NM 88254
575-457-2303
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GPS: 32.6364, -104.382

Last Price Paid: $12
Weekly Rate: Yes
Number of Sites: 120
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 3310 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
1bars
AT&T 4G
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Leesurely

36 Fleetwood Prowler
2005 Ford F350
18 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 14

Leesurely would stay here again

“Quiet park in the middle of nowhere. ”

Reviewed May 10, 2017

Overall Rating

This is an Escapees Coop Park, and members can stay for a discounted rate. The nightly rate reflects a $50 first time visitors rate for one week, and the normal $125 rate for our second week.

We originally had scheduled one week in this location so that we could see Carlsbad Caverns, but had to rearrange our plans to handle some required doctors visits, and deal with getting new tires on the fifth wheel.

The sites are all quite large, and most have small casitas or sheds on them. This was a very nice park, and was mostly quiet and peaceful, with friendly residents.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Ardent Camper

32 Fleetwood Southwind
2014 Jeep Cherokee
65 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 60
“Tight-Knit Community in Rural New Mexico”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2015

Overall Rating

You couldn't ask for a nicer group of folks than the people who stay at The Ranch.

This Escapees Co-op RV park is only available to Escapees members, but it's a steal if you already have a membership (ask for their $50/week + electricity rate).

When you first arrive, the office manager will run outside to ring the bell to let everyone know you've arrived. They are full of great advice about things to see in the area, and they'll lead you to your site and help you back in if needed. It's easy to have mail delivered, and the park is very quiet and clean. The sites are HUGE; ours even had a shed we couldn't access, but it did have a covered porch we could use. There is a daily happy hour at 4pm that you'll be graciously invited to attend.

The downside: it's right between Carlsbad (not such a beautiful place) and Artesia (marginally more beautiful), in flat SE New Mexico surrounded by little more than oil fields. There is a nearby state park on a lake we didn't have a chance to visit. This can make for some nice star gazing, but it's a 20+ minute driving commitment to get to much of anything interesting. Or, you know, a grocery store (although the grocery store in Artesia was surprisingly awesome).

Regarding coverage, we use a cell booster, which made Verizon and AT&T usable but nothing spectacular. This is why we ended up moving on after a week rather than the two we were planning.

So come for the friendly folks, the full amenities and the awesome rate. Head on down the road for more spectacular vistas and better coverage.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G
1bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Going Underground in Carlsbad, New Mexico

On February 28, we finally crossed over the Texas state line into New Mexico and new territory. On our drive from Marfa, we passed Guadalupe Mountains National Park, which had received a beaut...

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Connectivity:
  • wifi: yes
Recreation:
  • book exchange
  • rec hall
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • general store
  • laundry
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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