Sunday, October 9, 2011

Riverside Campground- Caballo Lake State Park

We've really enjoyed this campground the 5 or 6 times we've camped here.We always take a spot away from the main loop which has electric, water, showers and flush toilets nearby, and opt for the "developed" camping which only has fire rings and tables and single pit toilet and usually very few campers at least in the fall and winter when we have visited. A couple times we've had the whole lower end of the campground to ourselves. That was not the case this past weekend,when we had to share the " developed" area with several other campers,including some sort of Jeep club types who had way too many vehicles and two large popups squeezed into a single site. To their credit they kept it down to a dull roar both days so the atmosphere stayed congenial.This is great place to use as base camp for hikes in the Black Range in the Fall and the Caballos in the Winter. We'd thought we would try nearby Percha Dam State Park this time for a change,but quickly realized that this camp is just more spacious and more well laid out,plus it has one of the best sunrise views anywhere in New Mexico.

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