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You can’t even get fully parked without the camp hosts harassing you for your reservation number... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Espanola, New Mexico

This little park has some wonderful trails and the trail in the section of the park where we stayed... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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Known for excellent sailing, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing, this scenic park offers a 6,000-acre lake where boats can only operate at no-wake speeds.
Alcalde, NM 87511
+1 505-588-7470
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

Dump in my opinion. As I write this I’m angry about my ACP purchase. I can’t think of anything good to say about this campground. Dirt road with lots of dust in the middle of nowhere. I’ve been to 4 NM state parks so far...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Michstrito
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Lake is almost empty, no fish to speak of, unless you like wading in mud find some place with water. Don’t seriously know why the state doesn’t close their operations here.waste of tax dollars yo keep campgrounds open.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeff T
Reviewed January 6, 2019

My family and I went to Heron Lake for the first time. It was beautiful and we were having a great time until my son got cut pretty deep with shattered glass. He was wearing water shoes but took them off to be able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ssantistevan
Reviewed July 8, 2018

It was our first time at heron lake. We caught lake trout and kayaked and watched the sunset on the brazos cliffs. We had a blast.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank sandra s
Reviewed June 19, 2018

You can’t even get fully parked without the camp hosts harassing you for your reservation number. They should be more considerate of people most coming in from a long drive. They did this a couple of weeks ago to us and again this trip. I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Happygoround2018
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This state park is beautiful! We'd wanted maps, but for some reason the Visitor Center was closed (and we were there during regular business hours, according to the sign), so we drove around the perimeter. All along the way, there are campgrounds and hiking turnoffs....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RosslynP
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We had a wonderful camp out with my daughter's family (think 3 young grandchildren). HIGHS: 1. New Mexico State Park rules allow two vehicles at a campsite (depending on the size of the campsite). Consequently, we were allowed to park our small camping trailer AND...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Valerie S
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

This little park has some wonderful trails and the trail in the section of the park where we stayed offered a great place to watch the sunset and the dark skies made for some awesome star-gazing. Situated about 10 miles from Chama, NM., this park...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank mfisher2017
Reviewed July 18, 2017

A nice park with wide and well marked trails to hike. For the most part, the main trails are nearly as wide a small car. Motorized vehicles are not allowed obviously, so somehow the trails are maintained with some type equipment to keep them that...More

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank IT-Expert
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We have a very good time there very nice park and fish is good we are heading up there again in one more day

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Edward P
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josie j
June 9, 2018|
Response from nisley |
nope and as a kayaker I am happy for this .