Caballo Lake State Park

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Caballo Lake State Park
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Stay and unwind
Nov 2021 • Solo
A great well maintained park with lots of walking trails that are not strenuous. Quite and relaxing. Rv spots were easy to get into with little to no backing up required . Also some nice boondock camping near lake.
Written November 25, 2021
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rdsm77
Tucson, AZ292 contributions
Nice view of water
Jul 2021
I have been meaning to stop and check out Caballo Lake State Park since I've driven past so often. Was there briefly on the first day of a long road trip. The park is small, but the lake looked nice. Funny colored water though. Walked down the boat ramp and onto the pier. Saw one boat on the water with one waterskier. Used the toilet which was fairly clean. Walked up the steps to get a better view of the lake from the campground area. Then sat and had a snack. Didn't see much else to do so this place is probably best if you're planning on using it for boating. I live in the desert so sitting and looking at water is a nice change.
Written September 2, 2021
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43323Rick
Minneapolis, Minnesota52 contributions
What a view!
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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TheHitManMine
New Mexico171 contributions
nice place good fishing !
Sep 2018
nice place good fishing !
we tried this place out for fishing and it was good, the water was low but still the fishing was good,
Sgt Eddie DeLuca
Written January 20, 2019
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Robert B
Soldotna463 contributions
Not much to see.
Dec 2018 • Couples
If you are looking for water sports this would be a nice place to go. It has many camp spots for small rv's Very little trails and out things to do.
Written December 14, 2018
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Hammerogod
Albuquerque, NM5 contributions
Desert Oasis...Kinda
Nov 2018 • Couples
Any water in the desert is amazing.
The lake is way down, but it stays that way.
The campgrounds are nice and more or less secluded and peaceful.
The times I have been there have been so quiet I could hear my partner (who won't stay in a hotel with less than 5 stars and thinks "Camping" is a movie) whining from 500 feet away.

Nah, just kidding....she once stayed in a 4 star hotel.
Written December 5, 2018
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micha22
Albuquerque, NM102 contributions
We were Kayaking . Awesome !
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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Kaytay3000
Tucson, AZ89 contributions
Meh dirty campground 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
Jun 2018 • Family
Don’t stay here unless you have a camper and a way to cook over a propane stove. They don’t allow fires of any kind in the summer. The campground is on the rio grande river so fishing is probably good but no swimming in the yucky brown water even though it’s hotter than hades there. Bathrooms were disgusting and full of cockroaches. We had planned on staying two nights but ended only staying one night. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
Written June 19, 2018
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PJ R
4 contributions
Camping Caballo
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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SueVanKeizer
Keizer48 contributions
Wanted to stay longer, but site jumpers make it difficult.
Apr 2018 • Couples
We stayed in the Palomino section. Full hookups, great view, walking trails. The sites are gravel, but quite level.We were next to the boat ramp, not much activity, which made it nice to just sit and enjoy the Rio Grande. It was springtime in New Mexico, which means the wind blows pretty much 24/7. We tried to stay longer, but in order to have a site with full hooks, you have to either be lucky or extremely flexible with your dates of stay. Speaking of, we tried to get a spot in Riversend, but it seems the site hoppers keep visitors from getting the spots. Thanks for trying, Ellen and Ray!! The only sad part about Caballo Lake are the full-timers. You're only allowed to stay in this park for two weeks at a time. The full timers have it down to where they stay at the park for two weeks, go stay at another park for a week, then return to this park for two weeks. They seem to do this year round. It's sad that New Mexico won't do anything about this, as it keeps visitors from enjoying what New Mexico has to offer.
Written May 1, 2018
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