Percha Dam State Park

Percha Dam State Park, Arrey: Address, Percha Dam State Park Reviews: 3/5

Percha Dam State Park
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Vishtron
Houston, TX20 contributions
Camping - could've been better.
Sep 2021
Percha dam has probably seen better days and the ongoing drought isint helping. The campsites are in a pebble filled cul-de sac that backs into a field of chiles, Little pergolas are provided at each campsite with a table beneath them for shade. We set up our tent behind the structure and had a peaceful nights sleep ... or would have if not for the loud and obnoxious "neighbor" trying to set up camp at 11. Whats usually a 10 minute affair, turned into an hour long duel with an obviously inebriated patriarch yelling at the kids with unclear instructions. Our quiet tent turned into a nightclub with flashlights being aimed (not really) around at a dizzying pace. To make matters worse the restrooms were full of bugs and flies and only one was open. The showers were a boon and is what gives it 3 stars. The tent sites did seem more isolated and calmer and the camp hosts/rangers seemed like nice folks.
Written September 7, 2021
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rick n
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Not a good place to be, especially to spend two weeks
Mar 2021
Was here before COVID, here right now, this place has ha no work or upkeep since then. In fact we were here on the day we were kicked out for COVID on Friday mar 13. We were talking about what a good job they had done during the previous winter, especially with controlling the goat heads, if you have a dog , you know what I am talking about. Bath rooms still not open, excuse in all parks is that they can’t find anyone to clean them daily. COVID is the excuse for that. Probably a good one,
Used to be a nice place, don’t think I’ll be back.
Written March 21, 2021
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Robert B
Soldotna463 contributions
Not much
Dec 2018 • Couples
Camping area is good for small rev's, but only one trail open. The water is very low for any kind of water sports.
Written December 14, 2018
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darrellstravel
Rio Rancho, NM200 contributions
Camping
Jul 2018 • Solo
Down here to purchase came down here to purchase Dam State Park for weekend to Camp it was very good it's peaceful it's quiet it's shaded restrooms for clean I have a good camper so I didn't have to worry about that though well worth the stop down here you park here and then go over to Caballo Lake which is great for walleye fishing
Written July 22, 2018
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sabimax
El Paso, TX809 contributions
Local attractions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Nice little state park next to the Rio Grande. Nice views of the river and the surroundings.
Nice place for a picnic. Not many trails for walking.
Written July 22, 2017
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M J
Austin, TX7,681 contributions
Nice place for a picnic. Rio Grande River and dam.
Jun 2017 • Couples
My husband and I went Perch Dam state park on a Tuesday morning. The park is about 2 miles off I-25. A gravel road started at the park entrance. The visitor’s center was close so we paid the park fee at the self-pay station. The picnic area is along the Rio Grande River and the Dam is on the west end of the picnic area. We had a picnic lunch close to the dam. The one room outhouse restroom (for men & women) was stinky and had no toilet paper. The Rio Grande River was flowing very good the last weekend in June. The camping site looked nice but no views of the river.
Written July 19, 2017
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VWells1960
46 contributions
Percha Dam State Park
Feb 2015 • Friends
Well, turned out Leasburg State Park was full up and overflowing. Caballo Lake Campground across the way was almost full, and so Percha Dam State Park it was. Nice campsites with covered pads and picnic tables. Plenty of electrical hookups for $14 a day. Lots of Basic tent sites with just picnic tables down below, closer to the Rio Grande River. A major plus was the nice hot showers and flush toilets in the main campground area. End of the campground loop towards the south abuts an agricultural operation, and the weekend we were there the smell of cow fertilizer was VERY strong. Also, Ranger ? the guy who went around and made sure you had paid your fee for the night before is either a former cop/military guy, and I warn you, you will not get a smile out of him. Otherwise, things were fine. The weather was great, and the Rio Grand, although diminished greatly, was nice to see. Would stay again.
Written February 26, 2015
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Mamabadger56
Windsor, Ontario53 contributions
Unexpectedly Good Birding Spot
May 2014 • Couples
Percha Dam State Park is a small park mostly devoted to camping. We heard it recommended for bird sightings, and stopped by. The campground was mostly uninteresting, although we did spot a Black Phoebe near the dam. The trail through the adjoining woods, accessible by crossing the metal footbridge, is must better. Hepatic Tanager, Lesser Goldfinch, and much more was seen easily over the course of an hour or so. It seems to be the best birding spot among the state parks in the Truth or Consequences area - we visited several.
Written June 2, 2014
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