Wild Horses of Bluewater

A  little over a hundred miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico is a state park called Bluewater. It is a very well maintained  park with new buildings springing up. It is open all year round with hook-ups for electricity at some sites  as well as primitive sites for those with tents. There are water faucets throughout the park; there are no water hook-ups at individual sites. But the water does run all year, according to Darrin, an employee at the park. There is also a dump station. We payed $4.00 per night with the annual pass which we had purchased earlier in our travels.

George, my husband, had told me he read about wild horses roaming the area. We decided to walk down the boat ramp to get to the lake.  A  shimmering, glassy  lake appeared. The lake lies in a valley.  Across the lake is the town of Bluewater Acres.  We could see horses at the waters edge grazing and drinking water below the village. But not until the next day, did we see wild horses on our side of the lake.


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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is a small town in New Mexico which has a state park called Santa Rosa Lake State Park.  The park has a dam and the lake is beautiful but hard to get down to the shoreline.  It is located seven miles outside of Santa Rosa on a winding SH 91. We decided to buy a annual pass for $240.00  which is good for all the state parks in New Mexico. We only had to pay $4.00 per night here. It normally would have been $14.00 per night without the pass. The best part is the park is open all year and you can stay up to 14 days and then you need to leave the park for 6 days before returning.

We are planning on returning for the winter season. The annual average snow fall for this area is 6 to 8 inches. And the average temperature  high/low is 55/34.  The park offers 25 electric sites, rest rooms and a dump station. Some of the electric sites also have water. This is all located in the Rocky Point Camping area and this area also has a nice playground.


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