Caballo Lake State Park
Caballo Lake State Park
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nc w
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
All you need to know about management's priorities are that the rangers pickups were just repainted and windows have been blacked out, and surveillance cameras were installed at the park entrance, but the handicap shower at Stallion campground doesn't work and hasn't ever that I've known. Camp hosts don't use the restrooms so they don't care or notice. Rangers drive past you if you try to wave them down, like wannabe feds. I've never seen them do anything other than park, drive, or boat- they have too much time on their hands to be bothered with the public. Goathead thorns are very bad, there's little shade for dispersed camping, and the lake water is murky. It's a locals park weekends, but weekdays are quiet. Better birding at Percha Dam.
Written July 16, 2023
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micha22
Albuquerque, NM92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
A lovely place , space for picnics, camping , kayaking, swimming ! Just awesome . We paddled both in the lake then the next day on the other side of the dam , in the Rio Grande , what awesome fun ! Awesome camp ground too ! $8- a night cheap , at the lake side and $10- on the river side . nice !
Written August 6, 2018
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43323Rick
Minneapolis, MN54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I wake up to a beautiful mountain view every morning! I just returned from the showers and there was plenty of hot water and the restrooms are very clean. I am in the Palomino campground with full hookups for only $18/night! New Mexico state parks are the best value in the country! I highly recommend this state park!
Written January 31, 2020
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PJ R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
I absolutely love Caballo S.P., especially the Riverside portion of the park. Lots of shade, easy access to the river and fishing, and a good bit of wildlife viewing.
Written June 16, 2018
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Bob S
Lake Wales, FL3,926 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Traveling through from Florida we spent the week - made our reservations in advance - easy to do - New Mexico residents should be very proud of the park that the state provides - clean - secured - large sites - many options to full hookups to none - beautiful lake - great views - enjoyed the stay - going to visit another NM soon !
Written April 7, 2018
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Hector G
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
I took my girlfriend to go fish down there and as soon as we got there it was nice and calm. Then as 12 rolled in, it was so hot! 107 was the highest, and the fish just stopped bitting. We both caught something we didn't want, a nasty sunburn!
Written August 15, 2016
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SHANNON W
Ojo Caliente, NM34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We took a short drive to visit caballo while visiting elephant butte. Elephant butte was pretty crowded that day, caballo was almost empty of people. We stopped to use the restroom in the state park, and the showers were much nicer than those at elephant butte state park. It was very nice and clean all around the camping area. I will visit again.
Written August 10, 2016
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tucsonk8
Tucson, AZ109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Internet pictures convinced my husband this would be a great place to spend a week as we began our 3-month summer-out from Tucson, in our motorhome. He pictured himself fishing form our "front porch" on a quiet summer evening. NOT SO MUCH. The RV sites are high high above the lake and we're much to old to walk down the steep hill to get to it. Driving would have been doable, but it was too hot for that at day-temps in excess of 110. Weather not the park fault, but the park itself is just dirt and gravel sites. No grass, sites close together, though they do have nice covered /protected picnic tables for each site. We had full hookups though there are just-electric sites too. Apparently few use this park, as we were there over Father's Day weekend and never saw more than 4 boat-trailers parked in the huge lot and even fewer boats on our pat of the lake. No ranger programs. It would be good for an overnight on your way to Albuquerque but no other reason to stop.
Written July 1, 2016
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Janet V
Eureka Springs, AR39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
On this trip to NM, we decided to explore Elephant Butte St. Park and Caballo St. park for future camping possibilities. For a $5.00 day pass, one can visit both parks in the same day.
Caballo has 2 sections of developed sites at different ends of the lake. The furthest south is an older campground with trees and sites available along the river. The northern section of sites are newer, and built in amongst NM desert shrubs. The scenery is tranquil and remote, with plenty of sites for big rigs and small. All amenities are available, 30-50 amp hookups, water and sewer hookups, restrooms and showers available. There are also private RV parks close by.
Written October 23, 2015
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Christopher B
Albuquerque, NM97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
We stopped here on the way to Las Cruces from T or C. Hiking is listed on the state parks website as an activity, but the gate attendant couldn't give us much useful information, and I don't think that this is a much of a hiking destination. Still, we enjoyed a half hour walking along the shore of a lake in the middle of the desert. The far side is entirely undeveloped and makes a scenic backdrop for photographs of the lake. There are restrooms, a boat ramp, picnic areas, and very basic camping sites.
Written May 10, 2015
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