San Antonio Riverine Park | Established Campground

United States

Details

Verified:
about 1 month ago
Altitude:
1388.1 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
gowholegrain

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

Nice BLM campground next to San Antonio NM. From San Antonio town go east toward rail road crossing. Turn left on dirt road after a second canal which is just down the road after the railroad crossing. This is a large low flow canal. There is a sign at the road about fire dangers.

The dirt road immediately splits. Stay on higher road 1 block and take first right into camp area. There are tables and fire rings but no other facilities.
Dirt road decently maintained, easy access when dry. Could get muddy and deep with rain.

Small amount of traffic noise. Close to town and good access to Bosque Del Apache wildlife refuge which is well worth a visit, and yummy green chili cheeseburgers in San Antonio

Good place for the night. Free. Good cell reception. Overgrown and messy looking but it was fine. No sketchy characters. Other campers were quiet. No amenities. Pack out your waste.

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Spent one night here on way to wildlife reserve. Shaded, level spots with picnic tables. Easy to find right off the highway with minimal traffic noise. Typical amount of trash for being this close to the highway but not bad.

Wouldn't plan on making this a destination but is a good convenient spot off the highway and close to the wildlife reserve.

Good cell coverage.

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easy to find level with lots of shade and picnic tables. highway and train noise was minimal. spent one night here and visited the wildlife preserve first thing in the morning. good for a night while traveling on the road. has the typical amount of
garbage for being this close to the highway. but keep this spot in mind for a port in a storm that is far better than the usual pull-off spot off a highway.

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Please note- this is a NO FIRE campsite, even though there are cement firepits. Nothing with a flame is allowed outside of your camper. Gas stoves, firepits, lanterns are included. See the sign at the entrance on the highway.

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Our 2nd visit here. Hasn’t changed in a year aside from being more spring-like. Nice to see leaves on the trees and enjoy the shade.
There is garbage around, the wind carries it off into the trees with the dried leaves. Please don’t leave your garbage in the firepits people! No fires means it will not be burned. Let’s all do a bit more so we can keep using this location for free.

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This place has a couple of campers that look long-term. It is full tonight. The place does have a lot of leaves everywhere and very dry, as the previous review stated. It's ok for a free place to stay for one night. We did have a campers dog run up on us tonight. People, please keep your dogs leashed.

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03/14/24 - Stayed here last night. Still here typing. Very quiet, decent T-Mobile signal. Because of trees the solar is not so great. The entrance is steep, very steep. If you have anything fancy then wak it first. Ths is my 2nd visit here. I stayed here for 3 weeks in Sept/Oct 2020. Fires are now allowed even though the sign at the entry says no. 2 fireplaces per campsites plus concrete tables and benches.
If you like peace and quiet this is a good spot.
Approaching from I25 you will go through the center of town and over a railway track. On the left on the far side of the canal there is an entryway with 2 signs. Turn in and almost immediately there is a steep track on the right.

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A little disheveled but a good stop for a night or two, I was the only one here. Road noise quiets down after dark, there was some train traffic but that didn't disturb me. Surrounding trees are in full fall color this time of year, and an added bonus were the flocks of sandhill cranes flying overhead on their southerly migration.

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Good for overnight stop. A bit overgrown grass. Looks like it could flood.

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Great place off 380 headed East. Above Directions are correct. It looks like it going to rain and my spot was in a low area and I ended up moving to a graveled space just in case it does rain. Some road noise but not bad at all.

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Quiet spot other spots to park if you look around

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As describe.
Attention Google send us 20 miles away.

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Coming from East, head toward San Antonio on US 380. About a mile east of San Antonio there is a bridge across Rio Grande. Cross the bridge and immediately turn right. Cross the cattle grid and stay right, the high road (not the low one next to the canal). Take first opening on right, and there are Camping spots down there with tables and fire rings. Good flat spots. Free. No amenities. Sheltered from the wind. We were there in dry weather. Might avoid in wet, heavy rain. Could get muddy.

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It’s hard to complain about ‘free’. Do I won’t. Lots of dried leaves and branches, some garbage, some of which we will pick up and try to aid in keeping this place open and clean. Wish we’d brought a rake! Lol! No outhouses, do be prepared with your own toilet. Picnic tables and fire rings, but a sign at the road entrance says no fires of any kind. Propane or otherwise. Very dry. There are about 6 sites, with possibility of extra if you drive through the site and on to a dirt road. We plan to stay a few days here. Also, we recommend the Owl bar and cafe in town! Delicious burgers!

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Perfect spot for a night. Access would be a challenge for a Class A. Room for about 8-10 units.

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One night stay, overgrown weeds but the road was easy enough (we have a large van 9.5 feet high and 2WD), we are the only ones here during the week. Can hear the occasional car pass but feels safe and secluded for a night.

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nobody there. in the night you may hear 2 times the horn of the train. in the night the traffic of the road ist low. a lot of forewood, but there was a very strong wind and the fire danger was high.
in cause of rain don't park on the area away from the road either you have AT and 4x4!

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all es described. we are allone and tehes es not so much noise from the street.

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Good place for the night. Free. Good cell reception. Overgrown and messy looking but it was fine. No sketchy characters. Other campers were quiet. No amenities. Pack out your waste.

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Appears open, although weeds are overgrown, making it difficult to distinguish parking spots. and the gnats/mosquitos are a little bothersome without bug spray. But it’s right next to an irrigation river so it’s not surprising. Road noise isn’t to bad for being right off the highway.

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Good spot for the night. Looks like several people having an extended stay there, but there are more sites past the first loop.

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we were here on Feb. 15, 2020 and campground, while not a 5 star resort, was indeed open. No sign of a closure. It snowed 4-5" 3 days ago and had not had time to totally melt off and dry so the bottom of the fairly steep entry drive was quite muddy. Our 24' class-C sunk into mud maybe 5-6" but we could power thru. once past the entry the 6 sites have tables, fire rings, no outhouse of water. and plenty of shade under cottonwood trees. The highway is fairly close but hopefully will loose traffic tonight.

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Not sure why this is marked as closed, here now and it's obviously an established BLM campground with marked sites and picnic tables.

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Closest option for overnight parking to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. We did not stay at the primitive San Antonio Bosque Park campground because it is too close to the road. We drove a bit north on the bumpy levee road and and choose a place in the woods. Road noise is ok there, train noise you have to accept. No amenities, not for big rigs.

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Good boondocking! No problems. Lots of dirt roads to camp off of.

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This place is permanently closed.

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Just a place to park for the night. Rough, but short road to get in. Walk it first if you're unsure. We made it no problem with our 28' class A.

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Nice BLM campground next to San Antonio NM. From San Antonio town go east toward rail road crossing. Turn left on dirt road after a second canal which is just down the road after the railroad crossing. This is a large low flow canal. There is a sign at the road about fire dangers.

The dirt road immediately splits. Stay on higher road 1 block and take first right into camp area. There are tables and fire rings but no other facilities.
Dirt road decently maintained, easy access when dry. Could get muddy and deep with rain.

Small amount of traffic noise. Close to town and good access to Bosque Del Apache wildlife refuge which is well worth a visit, and yummy green chili cheeseburgers in San Antonio

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