Departing Lake Conchas SP

27 04 2015
Our 'Big Yard'

Our ‘Big Yard’

After 3 relaxing nights at Lake Conchas, we’re packed up and headed north toward I-25 and Colorado.  The unexpected spring storm that dropped snow along our route home resulted in about 24 hours of gray, rainy skies here near Tucumcari, NM.  However, the delay along with chilly, soggy conditions gave us a great incentive for a full day’s work on Monday and a good reason to stay put for 3 nights in a row.  Daily moving with packing up, hitching, and re-connection of utilities can eventually wear you down, so it was a real treat to spend some extra time here.  And, even after a 65 mile round trip on Sunday to resupply a few groceries and petrol, we think this is a wonderful campground.

Our site B29 is positioned at one of the highest points in the campground has a great view, but possibly a bit more wind than other lower sites.  Other sites along this outer ridge include B30, B27, B25, B24, B21 & B19.  B21 is a nice long pull-through, others are large back-in sites.  There are also some long back-in sites on the inside of the loop near the restrooms.  Sites B18, B20, B22 are back-in sites that would be ideal for coaches that prefer great viewing out their front windshield.  Some of these sites also have extra parking for a towed vehicle.  Sites  B15, B14, B12 are smaller, best left for truck campers or large tent requirements.  All of the sites provide electric and water and there’s a dump station at the entrance to the campground.  There are also complimentary showers in a centrally located bathhouse alongside about 5 overflow parking spots.  Most of the gravel pads are relatively level (we used a single block) next to a concrete pad with the covered patio table.  Some sites have large shade trees – so great for shade, possibly in the way for awnings.  Each site also provides a fire ring and grill.

A complete photo album is available at CampSitePhotos.com, and individual site reservation is available after May 1st at ReserveAmerica.  We enjoyed Conchas Lake State Park and would like to return sometime.

Conchas Dam

Conchas Lake Dam

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