Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Dates of stay: 28 Feb - 2 Mar 18. Nice park, short drive from I-25 (Exit 63). Review and pictures pertain to the north portion of the park, I didn't venture into the Percha Flats or Riverside camping areas. Palomino, Appaloosa, and Stallion campgrounds fairly similar with respect to the size of the camping spots, shelters, fire pits, electric hook ups. Most all are easily pull through spots. Most of the spots in these area are under the reservation system and have power. The area was quite full, probably 80-85% occupied. I think a lot of people stay for the 14 days, skip a day, and reserve the same spot for another 14 days. I elected to stay at the lake front just south of boat ramp. That area is considered "primitive" but it still had ground-level fire rings and picnic tables...easy walk to a vault toilet and water spigot. Steps by the vault toilet take you up to Palomino campground for comfort station/showers. Lots of thorns / "goat heads" off the beaten paths/grassy areas. Fairly rocky shoreline, but still neat to explore if you are okay with lots of rocks. Road to beach primitive area easily drive-able with 2wd vehicle.