Turquoise Trail Campground and RV Park – Cedar Crest, NM

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We stayed at Turquoise Trail Campground in October, 2018. I was a little wary of staying here sight unseen, but we wanted to stay away from the crowds of Albuquerque. I was pleasantly surprised! We were escorted to our site upon arrival. The directions they gave me to the campground were great (it is a little off the beaten path).

The showers/bathrooms were somewhat older, but very clean and accessible. They offer “tranquil” camping in a gorgeous mountain meadow overlooked by the Sandia Wilderness. We loved being close to the mountain instead of on an asphalt parking lot.

Their amenities include: full hook-up RV sites that have water/power/sewer with 50/30/20 amp service, tent camping in a wooded area isolated from the RV sites. All sites have charcoal grills and picnic tables, open sky for satellite reception, pet friendly, Free WiFi, a playground, laundry facilities, a gift shop, and a dumping station.

The campground is on the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway. We will stay here again when in the Albuquerque area.


  1. Was not happy with the way we were treated by the owner. Gordy and Aly were nice but were overruled by the owner. We left.

  2. The entry to the rv park is difficult to find, even with a good GPS, and the entry road is extremely rough. This is an older park, filled with mostly full-timers in very old, and in some cases, very “rustic” trailers and motorhomes. Thus, the general appearance isn’t very appealing. We noticed no problem with the water, and the 50 amp service was adequate until some disgruntled camper took exception to our accent lighting and pulled our power plug out of the meter! This park has absolutely no interior lighting of any sort, so we left our accent lights (blue lights under the motorhome) on. It does have a unique name, and the lady in the office was friendly, and we were guided to our site, but we wouldn’t recommend it because of the apparent lack of security. We realize management can’t be responsible for the malicious actions of one of their guests, but this is the first time in years of rv’ing we’ve felt unsafe. We’d recommend you find another rv park with better secuirty and lighting.

  3. Quiet park. Real camping not resorting. Rock roads. Nice people, Good help when needed. Good place to relax and enjoy a nap. The country. No frills relaxing kind of place. Small park so openings are limited. We made a reservation. Glad we did for they have large buses stay over to avoid city traffic and noise. Often full up.

    • Neat name. I am local and know the park. Some rental companies send their customers up there for a good first RV experience. Helps RV sales. The cabins are very small but fun for the weekend. The large cabin is normally booked up and is like a small house. I could live there. The In-laws stay there when open. The long term people come and go and have been coming back there for years. The stories they tell are interesting. The old trailer rallies are the funniest thing to see. People are dressed as in the 40’s and 50’s. Park is full of scientist who look like country bumpkins.

      • This is still a nice old park. Yet the young lady who ran the place is gone. We came back to get some repairs on our Monaco to find the repair guy is gone also. The atmosphere is nothing like it was with Robin and sweet little Niki. We ask about them and the woman in the office became very abrupt towards us. What a shame.

  4. Site 29 is level. Campground has lots of fulltimers many in older travel trailers. One section has broken old bus, older tacky storage trailers and many partly repaired type projects. Ecleptic–if you like that kind of mess. Lots of barking dogs and dusty unpaved roads. Primitve bathrooms clean but little privacy. Scenary was great but RV facilities very limited. Water also smelled fishy and was restricted use. Would visit area again for scenery but not for RVing.

    • They have a brand new well and the water is very good. This is an old park but in the works. We have nice hosts that are helpful. Cannot do anything about barking dogs. Nice night sky. Gravel roads are repaired as needed. They have cabins and a nice tent area. There are a few large sites and a few full timers. No club house. No pool.

  5. We had a very pleasant stay. Unfortunately, we had to leave a week earlier than planned. Sites are well-maintained, clean, and level. Did not have to use leveling jacks in site #29 (best site in the campground!). Office employees were friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Museum on-site is interesting.

  6. I found it interesting that you were wary of this park because they did not have a website. Have you found in your travels that parks without websites were inferior? Or did you just mean that you were wary because you didn’t know much about them.


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