Percha Dam State Park
|A quiet campground along the banks of the Rio Grande. If you come here, you will camp under a canopy of cottonwood trees and see lots of birds. People who enjoy fishing can catch their dinner nearby. Kids can play in the playground.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|Cleanliness:||9. Site 9 only had three small pieces of litter. Site 20 only had six.|
|General notes:||The showers were out of order.|
|Percha Dam SP||Campground||Percha Dam State Park|
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Gila National Forest||US Forest Service||1997||1:126720||N||from Amazon (purchase)||South half|
|Wildernesses of New Mexico||US Forest Service||1981||1:1000000||N||No online copies.||Base map with national forests, wilderness areas and highways.|
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Getting to the campground:
From I-25, take the exit for NM 187; a sign on the interstate indicates this is the exit for Percha Dam State Park. Head southwest on NM 187 for 0.9 mi. Turn left at the signed road to the park. The road ends in the park after 1.2 miles.
About the campground:
Campsite 15, pictured here, is representative of the sites with utilities. It has a shade structure over the picnic table, a pull-through parking spot, a cooking grill, and the electricity and water hookups. There are trees, although not all of the electric sites have shade from them all day.
As you can see from this overview of the campsites with utilities, the campground is fairly open.
Some of the non-utility sites look special, such as this one in the bosque beside the river. Interestingly, the non-utility sites have no numbers.
Some of the non-utility campsites look like clones of the ones with utilities, except that they have good tent sites nearby.
And, some of the tent sites are pretty plain.
Here is the playground.
Also interesting was this pawprint. Our guess is that it is from a raccoon.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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