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Wonderful hidden gem.

We have been bringing the kids here since we got tired of the loud drinking crowds took over at EB... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Greg B
via mobile
Great place but ohhhhh the flies

The camping spots are immaculate . Quiet and serene, great view of the lake. The only bad thing... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Leila J
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  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
23 Aug 2018
“Beautiful lay-out, well maintained!”
1 Jul 2018
“A decent place to camp on the way back home to Texas”
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32 Lake View Ln, Fort Sumner, NM 88119-9064
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This State Park is clean, set up perfectly to enjoy a campfire, a sheltered meal with the option of sheltering your tent as we did knowing a thunderstorm was on the horizon. This time of year is perfect to enjoy the areas away from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank crisn834
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We were glad to have a place to camp on the way home to Texas. It was hard to set up the tent on site 18 due to wind. No trees blocking the wind. The wind calmed down but picked up again so we had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rainbowaura1215
Reviewed 21 May 2018

great primitive shoreline camping, clean, will definitely return, hiking, fishing, great relaxing time

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Shane C
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Stayed here 1 night with my dog tent camping. The places with the most shade are at the bottom of the dam at the river. There were some flies but guess the heat kept them at bay. There is no access to water so that...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Mary E
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We have been bringing the kids here since we got tired of the loud drinking crowds took over at EB. We now try to go a couple times a year with family and friends. Last trip we were able to take the next generation and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The camping spots are immaculate . Quiet and serene, great view of the lake. The only bad thing I can say negative were the amount of flies! I poured myself a soda.. Turned around and there were 3 flies in my glass doing the back...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Leila J
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lake on the Pecos River. Beautiful blue water, shady places to camp, hiking trails, fishing and boating. We didn't camp, just drove around and enjoyed the view.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jean A
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Sparkling clean park the park rangers do an amazing job. Only saw 1 beer can and 1 vegetable can on our hikes. Compared to Blue Water State Park which is filthy and trash every where we were impressed and complimented the staff. Tent camped in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank lawrencepaulgray
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a dam controlled reservoir lake with camp grounds, out houses and toilets near the ranger station. There are good walking trails and boat ramps. We saw a bull snake being attacked by a Road Runner. The rangers watch using a very powerful scope...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I love the lake when I lived there this was just somewhere to get away and not worry about everything going on quiet and peaceful . I loved swimming and you can fish here too!

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Bianca N
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4 August 2018|
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Response from rainbowaura1215 | Reviewed this property |
They have camp fire rings at the site. If there is a burn ban you should check before you go.
16 April 2017|
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Response from bronoshub |
Jean A is correct about going on line to the NM state park web site to reserve a spot. However, Sumner Lake park has plenty of sites on both the east and west side of the Lake so if you are heading there before the peak... More
8 October 2015|
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Response from crazylady617 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most NM State Parks have a limit of 14 days, then you can leave for a day or two and return. Check with the fine print on the web site for this detail, or call one of the state parks. Some of the smaller parks have... More