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Review:  Spring River RV Park

Review: Spring River RV Park


By avatar  Stacy
Posted On 12/20/2018 16:51:17
Trip Date 10/10/2018  

Camping | New Mexico | Roswell | RV Parks in New Mexico | RV Camping in Roswell | Passport America Discounts in New Mexico | Where to stay in RV near UFO Museum | Hiking in Loveless Park



Leaving our home state of Texas to head west, our journey took us to Roswell, New Mexico in search of, among other things, UFOs and space aliens. We had pre-reserved a site for four nights of camping and, based on the limited availability, we were glad that we did.

If you'll be traveling with your RV in the state of New Mexico, take a look at this post for an RV park candidate worthy of your consideration. We've included photos of some of the community amenities that Spring River RV Park has to offer, as well as a review following our four night stay. If you are a Passport America member, the daily price for your stay is a bargain considering the amenities offered.



Campground Amenities at Spring River RV Park

The most difficult part of our stay at Spring River RV Park was finding the entrance to the park! Upon making a reservation for our four night stay, we were told to enter the park at 950 E. College Blvd. With the address input into our GPS, we were alerted of our arrival once we reached an entrance to Spring River Estates, so we turned in.

Being surrounded by more permanent mobile homes, we almost immediately realized that we were at the wrong place, but there was nowhere to easily turn around. Fortunately we were not the first RVers to have this experience, as there was an opening in the perimeter wall that allowed us to get from the "Estates" to the "RV Park". (Once we were settled in the park, we had an opportunity to take a closer look at the two entrances. Without our RV, a little time on our hands and no traffic to worry about, it was easy to distinguish between the two entrances. Depending on which direction you approach the park obviously determines which community you reach first. It would be helpful if there was a sign at the "Estates" entrance indicating that the next entrance is for the RV Park.)


Entrances to Spring River Estates and Spring River RV Park

Entrances to Spring River Estates and Spring River RV Park

Between the small park (20 spaces) and big park (40 spaces), Spring River RV Park can accommodate up to 60 RVs. Looking quite new, the park was clean and well maintained. Dumpsters are located near the office building. As each site is equipped with sewer, there is no central dump station within the park. (Our stay was at the big park and we never had the opportunity to see the small park.)

The very large restroom and shower facility was coded to limit those entering to park guests. Once inside, the facility was among the nicest and cleanest (and most spacious) of the bathhouses at any park at which we've camped.


Women's Bathhouse at Spring River RV Park

Women's Bathhouse at Spring River RV Park

The laundry room (also coded) has four washers and four dryers. Although drying our clothes did require two cycles, at a cost of $1.50 per wash load and $1.00 per dryer load, the prices were quite reasonable.


Laundry Facility at Spring River RV Park

Laundry Facility at Spring River RV Park

For those traveling with dogs, the park also has an on-premise dog park.


Spring River RV Park Dog Park

Spring River RV Park Dog Park

There are no hiking trails or other recreational type amenities within the boundary of the park itself, however there are many sightseeing opportunities in the nearby vicinity. In addition to a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities, Roswell's UFO Museum & Research Center and more are located within just a few minutes drive. A city park, free zoo and more limited shopping and restaurants are within walking distance of the park.



The office was closed upon our arrival, so we called the after hours number posted on the building and spoke to Denise Sanders, the manager. She provided us with our site number as well as directions for approaching the site. As her daughter and son-in-law live on site, she informed us that one of them would stop by later in the day to collect the payment for our stay. Denise encouraged us to make ourselves comfortable and let her know if we needed anything further. Just as promised, Denise's son-in-law dropped by to let us know that he would soon be opening the park's office.


Office at Spring River RV Park

Office at Spring River RV Park

With the Passport America discount of 50%, the daily rate for our stay was reduced from $40 to $20, making the final cost of our four night stay a total of $80.00. For those with plans to stay at the park for a longer time period, Spring River RV Park also offers both weekly and monthly rates.



Campsite Amenities at Spring River RV Park

With no on-line system available for reserving a site at the park, an email to springriverestatesandrvpark@gmail.com or phone call to Denise Sanders (575-625-5530 or 575-910-9782) will answer any questions that you have about availability. Reservations can also be confirmed in advance with sites being assigned upon arrival at the park.

The park looks quite new in appearance, and all sites were clean upon our arrival. Spring River RV Park has both pull-through and back-in sites, all of which are full service with both 30- and 50-amp electric, water and sewer. Attached to the electric box between each site is also a small coach light providing some outside light in the evenings. Other than utilities, there are no site specific amenities for campers such as grills, tables, trees, etc.


RV Sites in rear of Spring River RV Park

RV Sites in rear of Spring River RV Park


RV Sites near entrance to Spring River RV Park

RV Sites near entrance to Spring River RV Park

The park was quite full upon our arrival - in fact, our assigned site (# 9) was the only open site in its row. Pull-through parking on a relatively flat gravel pad made settling in to our site very easy. Just like other sites in the park, site 9 had plenty of space for both our trailer and Expedition, as well as room for both of our slides. The frequent passing trains on the nearby train tracks did not impact our ability to sleep, but could hinder light sleepers from getting a good night's rest.


Site 9 at Spring River RV Park

Site 9 at Spring River RV Park


Site 9 at Spring River RV Park

Site 9 at Spring River RV Park

On the communications front, there is a good variety of broadcast television stations available in the park. Our phone and data service through both Verizon and T-Mobile was good during our stay. Although the park did offer free wi-fi, the connection was painfully slow while we were visiting.



Favorite Campsites at Spring River RV Park

With the limited individual site amenities (electric, water and sewer only), the no-frills sites at Spring River RV Park are all very similar to one another. For ease of settling in, our only preference for a return visit to the park would be a pull-through site. As the RV park appears to be home to a high percentage of long term residents, that request may not always be possible. If the limited availability during our stay is any indication of the norm, we would still return even if our only option is a back-in site.



Hiking near Spring River RV Park

While the RV park has no trails within its perimeter, guests have access to a neighboring city park. A gate located just across a small bridge behind the park office opens to the adjacent Loveless Park. In addition to tall trees and a big expanse of green area, this park is also home to an extensive hiking and biking trail.


Loveless Park adjacent to Spring a River RV Park

Loveless Park adjacent to Spring a River RV Park

Roswell, New Mexico Attractions

If you are planning a visit to Roswell, New Mexico, you likely have already heard of the well known UFO Museum and Research Center. Be sure to return to our site in the coming weeks to read about some of the lesser known attractions as well. Our upcoming post titled Things to Do in or near Roswell, New Mexico will give you some food for thought to make the most of your stay.

Camping in New Mexico

What is your favorite campground or RV park in the state of New Mexico, and why does it rank as number one on your list?




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Created On 12/20/2018 07:12:33  
Updated On 12/26/2018 10:21:17
Scheduled On 12/20/2018 08:51:17
Posted On 12/20/2018 16:51:17
Last Editor Stacy
Location  Spring River Estates & RV Park, Roswell, NM, United States
LinkId  SpringRiverRVPark
StoryId  1545307953096





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