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Address: Old Bluewater Rd, Bluewater, NM

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Narrow winding road

Getting here in a motorhome was a little intimidating We would have liked an electric site but although many stayed empty all night they had reserve signs so we took a basic site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
Terry E
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tent camped Bluewater State Park this past weekend. Had never been before and were pleasantly surprised. Campgrounds were clean, landscape was beautiful and the park rangers were great! Kids walked down to the lake and fished and swam. They had an absolute blast! Will definitely be back again!!!!

Thank Leigh D
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, the campsite was dirty...littered with previous campers' refuse, such as water bottles, soft drink cans, discarded bandages, and more. No ranger on site and the showers have been removed from the facility. We joked that before was arrived, we wondered whether the park was named Bluewater just as Greenland was upsold as a green land. Not really a joke.... More 

Thank jbesselm
Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Getting here in a motorhome was a little intimidating We would have liked an electric site but although many stayed empty all night they had reserve signs so we took a basic site and sat under the piñon tree for shade. There was a small herd of horses grazing with seven full grown and two tiny colts, not sure where... More 

Thank Terry E
Allentown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We stayed over the Memorial Day weekend in an electric site. The showers were not available but we we're in a self contained unit. We paid $14 a night, a great price. The lake is good for fishing and we enjoyed. Few nice hikes into the canyon next to the campground.

Thank PennyandSam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We thought this place was closed because the website kind of guided you to think it but we called many times and they answered and said it was open, just parts of the campground were closed and it was first come first served. Some parked right at the waters edge and camped. Reservoir was low. Hiking trails were nice. It... More 

Thank Roofers
Kempsey, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We stayed here for three nights in a van. Electrical sites are $14 and if you want dumping it is $18. The campsites have water views of the lake. Of course there is not much going on here in winter but if you need a quick, cheap stopover then this is the place. The showers are hot but the restrooms... More 

1 Thank Samantha J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went for a weekend camping trip, we stayed on the reserved tent sites, that are easily accessible, clean and well maintained. We were able to have our own fire pit, so that was helpful for cooking. Potable water is available from one of the many clearly marked orange spigots, plus flush toilets and hot showers were a pleasant surprise. The... More 

Thank D C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice park - reservoir is very low. Only 15 elec. sites. Off-season all are first-come first - serve & not very level. Get there early or dry camp. Restrooms locked at 9pm. Looks like nearby residents (who have wells that have gone dry) walk over & use the showers. Moderately clean - older. Wild horses & cows wandering thru the... More 

1 Thank almann2000
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Loved staying at this park! It's only 7 miles south of I-40 at Exit 63 in New Mexico. Excellent Verizon cell service in the middle of the park's natural beauty! The park rangers/staff are wonderful--and so are the camphosts and volunteers. We were here during the summer months, and there were lots of flowers in bloom, horses with colts roaming... More 

4 Thank Lyn M
Gallup, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Here is what I do not like about this park: 1. At least three campsites were playing music. I don't go camping to listen to other people's music. Otherwise beautiful park. If, like me, you can't stand to listen to loud music, I suggest staying at the canyonside campground away from the lake. This will lessen the chances of hearing... More 

1 Thank NMtraveler47042

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