Full Hookups, Partial Hookups, Laundry, Recreation Room, Bathrooms & Showers.
Our spaces vary in size so we have some for large vehicles as well as for pop-ups and smaller RVs. Each space is clean, level, and graveled. Stay for extended periods of time and enjoy great discounts on RV camping spaces. We have several right on the river, but no matter which spot you pick you are sure to enjoy clean mountain air and breathtaking scenery. The Rio Ruidoso River runs through the park and we have lots of sheltering trees.
If you are looking for comfort, adventure and/or a connection to the natural beauty of New Mexico, we are the perfect spot for your vacation. Perfect RV park in Ruidoso New Mexico and campgrounds in Ruidoso downs
Scenic River Location Come and explore our beautiful park on the Rio Ruidoso River. Our great natural setting offers serenity and modern facilities deliver the needed amenities to provide a great camping experience of superior value. wonderful RV park in Ruidoso Enjoy camping, hiking, fishing biking, and so much more. We aim to provide a truly wonderful place to gather and enjoy good times and memories that will last a lifetime.
Located 8 easy and scenic miles east of Ruidoso Downs, we are just minutes from shopping, fine dining and Ruidoso Downs Racing
Escape to River Ranch RV Park & Campground during any season to enjoy the warm days and cool nights.
River Ranch Amenities River Ranch RV Park is a clean and comfortable RV Park in a great location! Enjoy the natural beauty of the Sacramento Mountains as well as outdoor activities the whole family will love at River Ranch RV Park. The plentiful onsite amenities and nearby attractions will ensure a wonderful vacation at our New Mexico campground. Go hiking along the Rio Ruidoso, relax and take a stroll through the village, filled with shopping, restaurants, ski at the newly renovated Ski Apache. We are also conveniently located near the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino.
Shaded Level Spaces
Indoor Recreation Room with TV, Pool Table and Card Tables
Close to Race Track, Shopping, Golf, Fine Dining, and Casinos
Water, Sewer, WiFi, Cable and Trash Collection Provided
Remodeled Bathrooms With Showers
campground spaces for many sized RVs
DestinationsRuidoso Downs: right in the middle of the destinations you’ll want to see and home of the River Ranch RV Park. Ruidoso Downs is a village located just East of Ruidoso, population 2,787*. Ruidoso Downs Race Track gained notoriety as the home of the All-American Quarter House Futurity. The originator of the famous race convinced the town to change its name so the track would have a postmark.
Ruidoso: Ruidoso, population 8,010*, lies in the rugged Sacramento Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. Ruidoso is a rapidly growing resort community, due to the region’s alpine scenery, and nearby ski slopes. Ruidoso Downs racetrack and an Apache Indian owned casino are also within the area. During the 1870s and 1880s it was a busy trading center for ranchers. Taking full advantage of its spectacular setting, it is today a resort town. The village received its name from the Rio Ruidoso (Spanish for “Noisy River”), a small stream in the vicinity.
Capitan: is located less than 20 miles north of Ruidoso. As of the 2011 census, the village had a total population of 1,485. Every school age child has heard of Smokey Bear, but they may not know that Capitan, New Mexico, is his birthplace. In the aftermath of a disastrous fire in the Capitan Mountains, a four pound black bear was found on May 19, 1950, clinging to the trunk of a burned tree. The rangers named him Smokey. Ultimately he was taken to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. and in June, 1950, he became the living symbol of Smokey Bear. When he died in 1976 he was returned to Capitan and buried at Smokey Bear Historical Park. The visitor’s center includes exhibits about forest fires, a history of the fire prevention campaign and a theater. There are also educational computer games on fire prevention.
Carrizozo: is the county seat of Lincoln County, population of 994*. The name Carrizozo is derived from the Spanish name for reed grass, “carrizo.” The native reed grass was an excellent feed for livestock on the ranches in the area prior to 1899, where small outfits ran cattle on Carrizozo flats in the upper end of the Tularosa Basin. It seems some enterprising ranch foreman added another “zo” to indicate there was abundant reed grass. That became the town’s name although it wasn’t platted until 1907. In 1909 Lincoln County voted to move the county seat from Lincoln to Carrizozo because of its proximity to the railroad. After a four year court battle, finally decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1913 in Carrizozo’s favor, the move took place.
Hondo Valley: Several small communities lie in the area known as the Hondo Valley. This map shows the area known as the Hondo Valley including the communities of Glencoe, San Patricio, Hondo, Tinnie, Picacho, Sunset, and Riverside.
Lincoln: You can locate Lincoln west of Roswell between Socorro and Roswell along US Highway 380 on the banks of the Rio Bonito River near the Lincoln National Forest. Spanish settlers arrived here in 1849. They named their community La Placita or Bonito, referring to “the village by the pretty river”. In 1869, the territorial legislature developed a new county named for President Lincoln, and La Placita changed to Lincoln and became the new county seat. Lincoln remained the county seat until 1913. 2011 census estimate has the population at 189.
Alto: nine miles northwest of Ruidoso on NM Highway 48, was established with a post office in 1901, even though it was settled in 1882. Eugene Rhodes was a cowboy writer who taught here in 1891 and 1892. Alto was known as Eagle Creek during those years. Postmaster W. H. Walker chose its name, Alto – Spanish for high. Now it is the home of artists, as well as merchants and businesses. Alto Village, a development with lovely homes, has its own golf course. The entrance to the Ski Apache slopes on Sierra Blanca Mountain is to the west on NM Highway 532 just as you enter Alto.
Corona: which means summit, was established in 1902 during railroad construction. The history of Corona includes a famous incident in which a deputy sheriff was shot and killed, perhaps by Billy the Kid. Billy was hiding out at a place called Great houses Tavern, which was later burned to the ground because of the shooting. Billy escaped and Governor Lew Wallace put a $500 bounty reward on his head. Corona’s economic base is and was ranching and farming. Population*171.
*population US Census 2011 estimates
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OTHER RV PARKS IN THE AREA
SUNDANCE RV CAMPGROUND - 4 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy 48, turn left on Hwy. 37. 300 yards on the left. On the Bonito River. Full hook-ups, RV Park Lodge, tents, showers and cedar cabin. 1 1/2 miles to Bonito Lake turnoff. Close to ski area, Lincoln National Forest, Historic Lincoln and Capitan. 575-336-4444 ALTO HOMBRE GORDITO HIDEOUT - 1-877-466-2734 - North of Ruidoso in a beautiful secluded 20 acres mountain area, adjoining Lincoln National Forest. Close to Ski Apache, Bonito Fishing Lake and Ruidoso. Private RV sites in terrace setting, full hook-up, pull-throughs. TV and instant telephone connections. Max amp electricity. Indoor heated fun pool, spa, sauna, game room, guest laundry. Hiking - biking trails. Horse corral for boarding your horses. Pets welcome. Hwy 37 N between Alto and Nogal.
ARROWHEAD MOTEL & RV - (575) 257-4241 1-888-547-6652 - 18 new sites with full hookups. Rests at the foot of a pine filled ridge. Close to the race track, 3 casinos and shopping. 616 Hwy. 70 West, Ruidoso, NM 88345
BLUE SPRUCE RV PARK- (575) 257-7993 - 22 lovely sites on the river in the pines. Full hookups. Located on Mechem Dr. (Hwy. 48) on right, just before road narrows. 302 Mechem Dr.
BONITO HOLLOW CAMPGROUND- (575) 336-4325 - Enjoy a campfire in the forest under tall pines and on the trout-filled Bonito River. Closest campground with hook-ups and showers to Bonito Lake. Play beach volleyball or horseshoes and hike among the wildlife. Rustic cabins, tenting area & group BBQ Pavilion. From Ruidoso, 7 miles north on Hwy 48 to mile marker 13, then west on Hwy 37 one mile, on the left. Good Sam Park and AAA approved.
BONITA PARK RV PARK & RETREAT- (575) 336-4404 - 9 miles north of Ruidoso, dormitory facilities, bath house, RV park, five meeting rooms, three dining rooms. HC71, Box 1159, Capitan, NM 88316
CEDAR MESA ADULT RV & CAMPGROUND - HCR 46, Box 1554, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346, 575-378-1855 or 575-258-3317.
CIRCLE B CAMPGROUND- (575) 378-4990 - Full hookups, tents, showers, cabins & store. RV repair, parts & service. Open all year. P.O. Box 1800, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346.
ELK RUN CABINS & RV PARK - (575) 336-4240 - 1 800-687-0620 - Picturesque Setting. Select, Spacious Sites. 50/30 amp. Cable TV. Close to golf, fishing, skiing & mountain sports. Close to Ruidoso shopping, dining and entertainment. Eight acre mountain setting with views & wildlife. Hwy. 48 N., Alto, NM 88312.
EVERGREEN RV PARK 575-257-5388 or 937-2478 Convenient access to Casino Apache and Mid-town shopping. Located on Carrizo Canyon Rd at Evergreen Rd. Best rates in Ruidoso. Full hookups.
HALEY SPRINGS RV PARK-(575) 354-0421 1 mile east of Capitan on Hwy 380. Scenic Views with peaceful setting. Close to Historic Lincoln and Smokey Bear Historical Park. Best rates for nightly, weekly and monthly.
LITTLE CREEK RV PARK - (575) 336-4044 - 1-866-563-0333 - Little Creek RV Park. 4 star rating by Woodall's. Only Big Rig rated park in area. 66 generously spaced, full hookup, w/cable TV, level sites on 12 acres. Hot tub, pitch & putt golf, free wireless Internet. Patio, picnic table, & firepit at each site. NEW large rec room for rallies and reunions. Open Mar 1-Nov. 1.
MOUNTAIN HIGH RV PARK- (575) 336-4236 - Full hookups, tall pines, close to skiing, N, of Alto. HC71, Box 1220, Capitan, NM 88316.
PINE RIDGE RV CAMPGROUND- Mountain camping at Ruidoso's scenic RV park. Easy access to Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs and area attractions. Pine tree shaded sites. Full hookups, pull throughs, tent sites, showers and restrooms, laundry, recreation room, and STV. Hwy 70 W, 124 Glade Dr. (1 Block above Pine Cliff Village).
RAINBOW LAKE CABIN & RV RESORT - (877) 630-2267 (575) 630-2267 806 Carrizo Canyon Road. 1.5 miles from Inn of the Mountain Gods. Restaurant, gift shop, recreation room on site. Outdoor grills and picnic tables. Full hook ups including cable, 30/50 amp, water, sewer and electric. Laundry room, shower and restrooms. Next to National Forest. Open Year Round.
RECREATION VILLAGE RV & MOBILE HOME PARK- (575) 258-3145 - Nestled among the pines w/full hookups, next to The Links Golf Course & Jogging Trail. 717 E. White Mountain Rd., Ruidoso, NM 88345.
RIVER RANCH RV PARK- (575) 378-4245 Fax (575) 378-8010 - PO Box 538, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346. 515 Hwy 70 East 6 miles East of the Race Track & Casino. Tenting, Full Hookups, Partial Hookups, Laundry, Recreation Room, Bathrooms & Showers. The Rio Ruidoso River Runs Through the Park w/lot of Trees.
RIVERSIDE RV PARK- (575) 257-3428 1 866-257-3428 Tranquil beauty, 30 Sites- River Sites have their own private decks overlooking the Rio Ruidoso River. Full hookups including cable, fishing, graveled sites & picnic tables at each site. Easy access to shopping, racing, skiing & casinos. 298 Gavilan Canyon Road.
RV SPACES FOR RENT Small privately owned Adult RV Park. 5 miles east of WalMart. $215. Call Shirley 575-887-6809 or 575-234-9913 message or cell 575-910-6110
RVING NEW MEXICO - an initiative of the RV Park Association Greater Ruidoso to provide information about the Best RV Parks in Ruidoso and Lincoln County, New Mexico.
SAFE HAVEN RV PARK- (575) 257-5765 -1 800-887-7701- No distractions, just relaxation. Full hookups, laundry & cable. Hwy. 70 West.
THE SANDS MOTEL & RV PARK - (575) 648-2989 - 1-800-81-SANDS - 30 miles northeast of Ruidoso on Highway 54 - Drive a little - Save a lot!
SEEPING SPRINGS TROUT LAKES & RV PARK - (575) 378- 4216 - Clean, quiet, friendly. Full hook-ups, C/TV, pull- through, laundry, showers & restrooms. Stocked trout ponds, no license required. Poles and bait included. 4 miles east of Racetrack on Hwy. 70. P.O. Box 997, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346.
SUNSET PEAK RV PARK - (575) 653 4442 - 6 RV sites. Flush toilet. This is a true "Wild West" campsite located on a 680 acre private ranch. This campsite is especially suited to those who prefer a quiet, secluded camping experience.
TALL PINES RV PARK- (575) 257-5233 - 80 sites nestled in the pines. 3 levels, full hookups, cable TV. Centrally located to midtown Ruidoso. 1800 Sudderth Drive.
TOWN & COUNTRY RV PARK - (575) 624-1833 - In Roswell, as you travel to Ruidoso, we have full hook-up, pull-through sites, tent sites, showers, laundry, C/TV, swimming pool. 331 W. Brasher Rd. Roswell, NM
TWIN SPRUCE RV PARK - A 'Good Sam' affiliate - (575) 257-4310 - 104 spacious sites with a variety of level pull-thru spaces and many secluded spots in the trees at the back of the property, showers, laundry, heated swimming pool, convenience store. Propane sales on premises. Convenient to the Inn of the Mountain Gods, shopping and the Racetrack - 621 Highway 70 West, Ruidoso, NM 88345.