This is a very off the beaten track RV park. Just the way we like it. At first, we were a little nervous because when we arrived, it was late and dark. And the small tight back-roads were not the most RV friendly. We were literally blindly trusting our GPS to get us to the park, all the while thinking “Uhhhh… if this isn’t right, we’re going to have a hard time turning around in our RV.” So when we saw their RV sign and entrance, we let out a sigh of relief, although still unsure if we were going to like the park since at night, after a long drive, it looked more like a parking lot.
But as soon as we entered the park, we were greeted by the owner who was very friendly and patient and welcoming. Then, as we were driving (and getting confused about how to find our reserved site) another camper also came out with a flashlight and helped steer us into our spot and get the basic hook-ups squared away. We went to sleep almost immediately and thought, well if we wake up and don’t like it, we can always leave. But the next morning, we were so pleasantly surprised! The quiet. The amazing wide open mountain views. The desert air and aromas. Did I mention the quiet? We were staying, for sure. In fact, we even extended our stay!
They do have a website (www.mountainmeadowsrvpark.com) but you need to call them to book your reservation. The facilities aren’t brand new but you can tell the owner has put a lot of care into what they have provided. Down to games and books (and even sleds for white sands) to borrow and towels and a blow dryer in the ladies shower area.
Now back to this place being quiet. Here’s why this is extra special: if you go visit this area of New Mexico, you’ll find a LOT of RV parks. And all of the ones we saw were literally right off the major highway (i.e. very noisy 24/7 with semi-trucks traveling this road at all hours). And a few of them were definitely more “resort” style. But I’d take Mountain Meadows any day over all of the others. Oh and because it’s a somewhat modest campground (and the owner is just the coolest), the prices are super affordable.
I would recommend this park whole heatedly. I’m reluctant to even share this gem of a park. Because it’s one of those that you want to sort of keep a secret.