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Camping Tricks & Tips Espanola NM

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Santa Fe National Forest (Black Canyon Campground)
(505) 753-7331
Santa Fe, NM
Campground Availability
15-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Hiking Trails

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Bandelier National Monument (Juniper Campground)
(505) 672-3861
White Rock, NM
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Hiking Trails

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KOA of Tucumcari
(800) 562-1871
Tucumcari, NM
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Desert Rose Resort*
(866) 459-8339
1900 E Blanco Blvd
Bloomfield, NM
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Fishing Guides, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Hidden Valley Resort
(800) 326-2024
Tijeras, NM
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Play Equipment, Basketball

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Cottonwood RV Park
(505) 753-6608
Espanola, NM
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry

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Riana Campground (COE - Abiquiu Reservoir)
(505) 685-4371
Abiquiu, NM
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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American RV Park of Albuquerque
(800) 282-8885
Albuquerque, NM
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Clayton Lake State Park
(575) 374-8808
Clayton, NM
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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West Lake RV Park
(575) 377-7275
Eagle Nest, NM
Campground Availability
15-May thru 1-Oct
Policies
No Motorcylists, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Lake Fishing, Golf Nearby

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Camping Tricks & Tips

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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