There are very few camping options along Hwy 14, in fact, this is the only place we could find. Dispersed camping is not allowed due to tough fire restrictions in the area.
The RV park is very rustic. Roads and sites are dirt/gravel. Some have picnic tables. Sites are pretty close together. Amenities include laundry (2 machines, must use a $2 token), restrooms/showers, recycling and wifi. Tent camping sites are nestled in the junipers, separate from the RV sites. Some full hook up sites and some water/electric only. The Museum of Archaeology and Material Culture is on site, for a fee.
There are a number of permanently occupied sites and some of those sites do look pretty permanent. The park was about 25% full during our stay, with several overnighters each night. Despite all the open sites, we were put in a site next to another rig. Our next door neighbor was not there very often, so that was not a big deal.
The park is very, very quiet day and night because it is set in the mountains, off of a secondary highway. The permanent/long-term folks we met were very friendly.
We paid $160 for one week. We used our own internet and had good Verizon 4G service. It's a good location for hiking in the Sandia's and visiting the small towns on Hwy 14.
There was an excellent variety of birds visiting the parks feeders, including Western Tanager and Evening Grosbeak. We enjoyed our stay, but if the park had been packed I might have felt differently due to the closeness of the sites. If you just want to spend a day or two hiking in the Sandias you might find better camping options in Santa Fe, and just make long day trips for hiking.
|Site #25. The neighboring rig was quite close, but he was rarely there.|
|View South East from our site.|
Site 24 was very close, but was rarely occupied during our stay.
|Beautiful Evening Grosbeak. Unusual for the area.|