We have camped at Bonito Hollow Campground for years and years. Our adult kids went there when they were kids. Now the grandkids are becoming regulars! We went there just today (Saturday, June 30) and were amazed at what we saw. Yes, the cabins and permanent structures are gone, but the trees surrounding and inside the camp grounds are still there! Some of them got a little hot, but there are all still there. The sculpted bears are still there. The welcome sign - IT'S STILL THERE! We visited with the owner for a long time. They have done an enormous amount of updating over the past 3 years, and the beginning of this season was off to a great start. The night the fire got too close, campsites were full. Praise God, all campers got out with barely a scratch. The camping this season will be on pause, but let me tell ya - just wait till next year. It will be awesome!
This is still the best campground near Ruidoso, and we'll be there as soon as it's open again! We took pictures today - will post them later. Stay tuned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bonito Hollow RV Park& Campground…a Hidden Paradise along the Rio BonitoWelcome to Bonito Hollow RV Park & Campground your Lincoln National Forest vacation destination surrounding by the home of Smokey Bear and Billy the Kid. Bonito Hollow RV Park & Campground is privately owned and nestled on 12 acres along the Rio Bonito. Our park is conveniently located just minutes away from the excitement of Ruidoso’s restaurants, shopping, nightlife, skiing and horse racing and only 3 miles to the beautiful Bonito Lake. Bonito Hollow is perfect for an overnight stay or an exciting New Mexico camping vacation.We invite you to come and spend some quality time with your family, friends, or alone and unwind in our scenic and peaceful campground. Fish, hike the nature trails, observe the abundant animal and bird life, and let the sound of the gurgling Rio Bonito lull you asleep each night.Gary, JoAnn and Terry Humphries, as well as our gracious and helpful camp hosts look forward to meeting you and most importantly helping to make sure your stay with us is one that has positive memories that last for many seasons to come. Happy Camping and Safe Travels! ... more less