Villanueva State Park
|Villanueva State Park is along the Pecos River in a valley cut through sandstone cliffs. It has a trail and also protects sites related to the historic settlement of New Mexico. Fishing and boating (when the river is high enough) are also attractions at this park.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|VILLANVASP||Campground||Villanueva State park|
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Santa Fe||USGS||1954||1:250000||Y||from sar.lanl.gov (free)|
|Santa Fe National Forest||US Forest Service||2004||1:126720||N||from Amazon (purchase)||East 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 exit 230 on I-40, head north on NM 3. After about 20.1 miles, turn right into the park. The park entrance is about 1.4 miles from this turnoff. You can also get there by taking exit 323 from I-25 and heading south on NM 3. The turnoff for the park is about 11.7 miles from the exit, and it is about 1.1 miles from the turnoff.
About the campground:
In the upper campground, most (but not all) campsites have these shelters, which were designed to mimic the look of buildings constructed by the settlers. The collection of shelters is reminiscent of a village. In this photo, you can see our one-day-old truck in a campsite in the upper campground.
You can see your neighbors, just as in a village.
Not all of the upper campsites have shelters.
The lower campground is where all of the RV hookups are. Most campsites have electricity and water, some have sewer also. As with the upper campsites, not all of the lower campsites have shelters.
Most of the lower campground campsites have these shelters.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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