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Bar S RV Park – Grants, N.M.

Bar S RV Park - Quick, easy overnight accommodations
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
$20 for 30-amp to $22 for 50-amp
  • 60%

  • Bar S RV Park - Quick, easy overnight accommodations
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  • Last modified: May 29, 2016

Summary:

Open all year, the Bar S Campground is located in Grants, N.M., which is an hour west of Albuquerque and located close to Bluewater Lake State Park as well as El Malpais National Conservation Area. It is ideally suited for quick, convenient overnight accommodation.

However, the 60-site RV park is located adjacent to a railroad track to the west, which sees a new train every five to 10 minutes all day and all night. It is priced right at $20 for 30-amp and $22 for 50-amp connections.

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Pros

  • Convenient to Interstate
  • Has 30- and 50-amp connections
  • Most sites are pull-through
  • Free Wi-Fi at speeds averaging 1.45 mps download and 0.69 mbs upload. Compares favorably to Verizon which achieved 0.41 mbs download and 1.09 mbs upload
  • Gravel sites are pretty level
  • Some sites have trees with ample shade
  • Onsite laundry open when office is open
  • Super-friendly staff
  • Locking bathrooms with combination
  • Located next to Love’s Travel Center for easy fill-up, food on your way out of town
  • Free cable TV with decent reception and channel selection
  • Offers Good Sam discount

Cons

  • TRAINS — Every five to 10 minutes all day and all night. No whistles in town at night, but can still be heard coming from miles away.
  • Campsites closest to the office may hear some highway noise from Interstate 40, but it won’t be as distracting as the trains.
  • Checkout time is noon, but the park office is closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily.
  • Water connection leaked all over campsite from top of handle.
  • Large dog walk area; however, it is not fenced in
  • Kid tax/extra person charge of $2 per person
  • Very small camp store
  • No amenities and recreation activities

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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