Conchas Lake State Park, NM

26 04 2015
Conchas Lake State Park

Conchas Lake State Park

From Amarillo, we’re headed to Las Vegas, NM where we’ll join I-25 for the final leg north into Colorado. Somewhere across eastern New Mexico we check Las Vegas weather and find that a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the area.  Not anxious to get back to winter in New Mexico or Colorado, we opt to detour at Tucumcari, NM to Conchas Lake State Park.

As it turns out, the camping at Conchas is beautiful!  We’re at the North Recreation Area, in the Bell Point campground.  A mix of Lake Powell and Glendo State Park, we’re parked in site B29, a cliff side site offering great views across the lake.  Huge red cliffs remind us of Powell, and the rocky overview area reminds us of our favorite sites at Glendo.  These are electric and water sites, each with a unique casita covered picnic table, a grill and fire pit.  And, surprisingly, there’s excellent T-Mobile service here.  We’re achieving up to 3MB transfers while tethered to a phone.  There are a couple of snowy, but watchable over-the-air TV channels from Albuquerque.

We’re about 7 hours from home, so once the wintry weather passes, we’ll be back on the road for at least one more overnight before arriving home.




One response

27 04 2015

This sounds wonderful, it makes me want to pack up and hit the road for Lake Conchas now! Oh, wait; we’re on our way to Lake Ouachita in less than 2 weeks. We’ll have to keep this place in mind for the future (it might make a nice meet-up location (2-day drive for each of us 😉

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