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.
The length of stay for camping is 14 days. You have to leave the park for 6 days after your 2 week stay, then you may return. Sites 1,3,5,18,19,21,22, and 23 are non reservable according to Carl the camp host and these sites have the electric/water.They are on a first come first served basis. But there is access to water in the campground if you choose an electric only site to reserve. Carl also told us reserveamerica .com is the best way to reserve your site, there is a $12.00 reservation fee for the 14 day stay.
The air is so fresh and clean! We had fun walking the trail in the park with our little pug. Other activities are going to Santa Rosa to see the sink hole called Blue Hole. You can actually rent scuba diving equipment there and scuba dive. But you must have a certificate to participate. The water is so crystal clear.
Santa Rosa Lake State Park is a very quiet place to relax and chill-out.