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Santa Rosa Lake State Park

NM-91, Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435 USA

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Sat 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Public
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“Hike and Bird Watch in Santa Rosa!”

This reservoir on the plains of eastern New Mexico offers fishing, boating, camping and hiking, as well as abundant bird watching opportunities. Equestrians are welcome at the Los Tanos Campground. For a growing number of people, birding and wildlife viewing is a great adventure. State parks are great settings to observe the unique wildlife and birds in our state.  Fishing, of all varieties, is one of the most popular activities at NM State Parks. Twenty-four parks have ponds, streams, rivers or lakes, providing a variety of different fishing experiences. From a lazy afternoon casting for pan-fish to a high-energy adventure of fishing for 40-inch tiger muskie, your State Parks have a lot to offer. Hiking a trail is one of the best ways to get to know a park, and 22 of our 35 parks have established trail systems. Whether you are interested in an easy and quiet nature hike or if you want a more adventurous experience, hit the trail in a State Park.

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  • 17 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
January 21, 2015
Rated 4.0

Nice state park. We just stopped for a night for a place to stay on our road trip. Camping price was cheap and fair, no frills or thrills. Good bathroom, nice playground for kids.

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0

The lake was beautiful and stars at night showed like you wouldn't believe. Gets really windy so make sure you can stake down your tent properly. Gusts reach 40 mph regularly.
The staff was friendly, with a camp host that provided us information about the numerous hiking trails. The bathrooms were clean and heated.
Santa rosa made us fall in love with the southwest and we definitely plan to return.

3 people found this review helpful

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  • 27 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
June 24, 2019
Rated 5.0

Beautiful! Stars at night were beautiful and bright. Campsite was quiet and nice with lots of room between other campers offering peacefulness and privacy. Short trees (Pinon...I think) with view of lake. Electrical hookup was in good shape. Even though no water hookup it was very close by. The campsite host was so pleasant and knowledgeable. When he did his walkabout, we spent about 5 min talking to him and enjoyed the conversation. Safe and peaceful place.

1 person found this review helpful

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Sara Wooten

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 02, 2019
Rated 3.0

This is a super isolated campground. Rates are very low ($14 per night), but not at all ideal for tent campers. Bathrooms were old, but clean and usable.

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 25, 2019
Rated 4.0

This came up in a search for places to hike. The 'trails' are actually vehicular tracks, but they're only for authorised vehicles, so it was still easy to be 1/1 with nature. Looks like a nice place to camp.

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Santa Rosa Lake State Park

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
88435 USA


Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Good for bird watching, boating, and 4 more activities.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Max Stay
Max Length
40 ft
State park or forest
  • Showers
  • Fifty Amp
  • Tent Sites
  • Full Hookup
  • Dump Station
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Standard Tent Sites
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