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Camp hosts in blanco

You can’t even get fully parked without the camp hosts harassing you for your reservation number... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Espanola, New Mexico

This little park has some wonderful trails and the trail in the section of the park where we stayed... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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Known for excellent sailing, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing, this scenic park offers a 6,000-acre lake where boats can only operate at no-wake speeds.
Alcalde, NM 87511
+1 505-588-7470
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

It was our first time at heron lake. We caught lake trout and kayaked and watched the sunset on the brazos cliffs. We had a blast.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank sandra s
Reviewed 19 June 2018

You can’t even get fully parked without the camp hosts harassing you for your reservation number. They should be more considerate of people most coming in from a long drive. They did this a couple of weeks ago to us and again this trip. I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Happygoround2018
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This state park is beautiful! We'd wanted maps, but for some reason the Visitor Center was closed (and we were there during regular business hours, according to the sign), so we drove around the perimeter. All along the way, there are campgrounds and hiking turnoffs....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RosslynP
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We had a wonderful camp out with my daughter's family (think 3 young grandchildren). HIGHS: 1. New Mexico State Park rules allow two vehicles at a campsite (depending on the size of the campsite). Consequently, we were allowed to park our small camping trailer AND...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This little park has some wonderful trails and the trail in the section of the park where we stayed offered a great place to watch the sunset and the dark skies made for some awesome star-gazing. Situated about 10 miles from Chama, NM., this park...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

A nice park with wide and well marked trails to hike. For the most part, the main trails are nearly as wide a small car. Motorized vehicles are not allowed obviously, so somehow the trails are maintained with some type equipment to keep them that...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank IT-Expert
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We have a very good time there very nice park and fish is good we are heading up there again in one more day

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Edward P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Forget camping on the lake shore! East side (main camp by pavilion) was over 75' above and 1/2 mi. (est.) down to the waters edge. South camp ground was so far away from the lake, that you could not tell there was a lake. Water...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank MN L
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped here the second week of October and had the whole place to ourselves. We were the only ones in the Ponderosa Campground. All of the sites had a nice view of the lake and mountains. These were what they called developed sites with no...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 5280Beach
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Heron Lake State Park consists of many camping loops. We RV camped at Heron Lake State Park and we stayed in the Willow Creek Campground one of the only campgrounds with RV hookups. Full hookups including sewer are $18 a night. We had to also...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Stephanie W
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josie j
9 June 2018|
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nope and as a kayaker I am happy for this .