40 State Parks 1 State Wildlife Area 2 State Fish Hatcherys 3 State Airports 1 National Park 1 National Memorial 5 National Forests 2 National Historical Parks 5 National Historic Landmarks 8 National Wildlife Refuges
fisher men with no place to fish - a lot of people bought there fishing license but no where to fish it feels like we,ve been reaped off for the third year in a roll $39 for three years is about $117 thrown to the wind not right.
Great value! - We originally were just going to spend 2 nights here passing through but found the park and area so beautiful that we ended up staying 10 days. We stayed in both the reserved section and the first-come-first-serve and had wifi at both sites. On-site manager was very friendly and the park staff was helpful with changing our paperwork when we wanted to stay longer. Beautiful area and great hike down to the river. I would definitely stay here again. (We stayed here in a Class A 32 foot MH in January 2013).
Lake is very, very low as of 06-18-13. - Lake is very, very low. Did not see one boat on lake or see anyone trying to fish.
I would not recommend visiting the park until there is a lot of much needed rain.
Spectacular scenery - worth the trip! - My husband and I were exhausted after Day 4 of our road trip to the Grand Canyon. We found Villanueva State Park on the map and decided it was just the place to rest our weary bones. After the long drive to the State Park off of I-40, We must say it was well worth the trip! The Park was very quaint and the scenery was breathtaking. It has been one of the highlights of our trip!
Swimming Beach - Oasis State Park does not have a swimming beach as no swimming or wading is allowed. Pond is for fishing only. Also, there is no primative camping, however, there are 10 developed tent sites and 13 developed sites with electricity.
Closed - This park was one of NM 1st four parks built in 1934, however it was closed around 1959. Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Stadium and Black Water Arch. Site Museum now sits on the property.
Outstanding bio and historical park - This state park has a wonderful mix of history from the Columbus Raid and biological examples in their fantastic desert fauna gardens. Having the name Panco Villa is no more offensive than having a park that is named for Billy the Kid or any character of questionable character. The fact is, we have towns and parks named for individuals that some might find offensive. Native Americans might not like Carson National Forest because of the Long Walk. Mexicans had their land taken by Americans in the Mexican-American war, a war in which we were the aggressor. History is repleat with miss-deeds and much of the determination as to what is wrong and right depends on your prospective. In Mexico they call the Mexican-American War the American War of Aggression.
have yet to visit here - Hello! In the near future I hope to be traveling through the southwest. On my way to northern Az. May visit the Elephant butte area and hope to visit the Deming area. In the 1980s traveled through and visited a rock shop. Purchased some beautiful green serpentine there which was later lost in a yard sale catastrophe. Hope to spend time collecting here.