New Mexico State Parks

Policies/Business Rules

Length of Stay

Campers will be limited to a maximum of 14 days in a 20 day period. Persons who have stayed in a campground for 14 days must vacate the park for at least one week before returning.

Holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July) require a 3 night minimum stay if arriving on a Friday and a 2 night minimum stay if arriving on a Saturday.

Booking Window

Campers may reserve 6 months in advance of the current day.

Vehicles Per Site

ONE (1) vehicle is included in the online reservation fee. A motor home towing a vehicle or a vehicle towing a camping trailer is considered ONE (1) vehicle. Extra vehicles, including motorcycles, will be charged $10 per night per vehicle collected at the park. A Maximum of TWO (2) vehicles (A motor home towing a vehicle or a vehicle towing a camping trailer and one other vehicle) are allowed per site, space permitting.

Pet Policy

Campers with pets are responsible for control of their pets. Pet owners must pick-up after their pets and maintain the area in a clean, sanitary condition. Pets must be on leashes not more than 10 feet in length. Owners must prevent their pets from excessive barking, howling and loud noises.

Owners must prevent their pets from biting or attacking any persons or destroying any property. Pets must not be left unattended in vehicles or campsites.

Camping Discounts

New Mexico State Parks offer the Annual Camping Permit (ACP) for purchase from any New Mexico State Park, alternatively the ACP can be purchased at the Santa Fe Regional Office. The ACP will waive the $10 nightly rate per campsite but will not remove the cost of any utility hook-up (electric or full hook-up) fee. Also, any reservation fees or cancellation fees must still be paid.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up to the day of scheduled arrival will incur a $5 cancellation fee. Cancellations made on the day of scheduled arrival will incur the $5 cancellation fee plus the cost of the first night of your reservation. Cancellations made after the day of scheduled arrival will not receive a refund.


Example of your refund if you cancel before your scheduled arrival:


Bluewater Lake State Park - 4 nights ($10 a night) of camping at a developed site $40
Reservation fee for 4 nights ($4 a night--$12 max fee - nonrefundable) $12
You Pay $52


Bluewater Lake State Park - 4 nights of camping at a developed site $40
Cancellation Fee - $5
Your Refund $35


Example of your refund if you cancel the day of your scheduled arrival:


Sumner Lake State Park - 5 nights at a developed camping site ($10 a night) $50
Reservation fee for 5 nights ($4 a night -- $12 max fee - nonrefundable) $12
You Pay $62


Sumner Lake State Park - 5 nights of camping at a developed site $50
Cost of the first night reserved - $10
Cancellation Fee - $5
Your Refund $35