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Many people pass through Albuquerque, New Mexico on cross-country road trips and look for convenient places to stay with their campers in the area. Meanwhile, this part of the Southwest is also a great camping destination on its own if you enjoy delicious local cuisine, a beautiful arts and culture scene, and everything you’d expect a big city to offer.
As you’re heading this way with your motorhome, travel trailer, pop-up, truck camper, fifth wheel, or tent, plan to stay at one of these RV parks in or around Albuquerque.
One of the best campgrounds in this region is the Albuquerque KOA Journey, which is just off of Interstate 40 and at the base of the Sandia Mountains. It has full hookups for RVs and offers cabins and tent camping too. The amenities offered here include four dog parks, a swimming pool, an indoor hot tub, a playground, and a mini-golf. You’ll be close to the Old Town shopping district and be able to grab basic supplies from the onsite general store. Camping guests will also have cable TV hookups, Wi-Fi, and 80-foot max length sites for RVs. Check the campground website to learn about events that are coming up in town.
Located in the Albuquerque suburb of Rio Rancho, the Stagecoach Stop RV Park is a scenic camping park near lots of city amenities, such as stores, restaurants, and breweries. It’s not far off of Interstate 25 and within walking distance of the local Walmart. The views of the Sandia Mountains are beautiful from here, especially at sunset. Daily rates start at $46 with discounts applied, and monthly and weekly rates are available too. In total, there are 85 paved sites, Wi-Fi available, and a pool and spa for guests. There are also self-storage and RV storage options available on this property.
At the Balloon View RV Park, you’ll find 87 pull-through RV sites, and all sites have full hookups. This RV park is in a good location in the city if you are coming in for the annual Balloon Fiesta in October to see the hot air balloons. It’s also close to downtown ABQ and the tramway. The park has a seasonal swimming pool, exercise room, laundry facilities, restrooms with showers, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV. It has daily, weekly, and monthly rates available.
The town of Bernalillo is just north of Albuquerque and home to the Coronado Campground, which is next to the Coronado Historic Site. This RV park is just off of Interstate 25 and Highway 550, along the Rio Grande River. The views of the Sandia Mountains are stunning from here, especially during the summer monsoon season. It’s fun to stay here and visit the historic site with its Native American ruins and artifacts and to also check out the Santa Ana Casino nearby. It’s just 15 miles from ABQ and in an area surrounded by stores and restaurants. In addition to the main camping area for RVs, you can also pitch your tent at the North Remote Area from spring through fall.
Book your site at the Continental Acres RV Park if you plan to stay on a monthly basis and want to be in a quiet, residential neighborhood. This RV park is for long-term campers and in the scenic North Valley area that is within walking distance from the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. There are walking and biking trails right around here, and there’s also easy access to Interstates 40 and 25. The monthly rates are $335 to $350, plus electric.
Located on the west side of Albuquerque, NomadLand RV Stay Albuquerque is close to Interstates 40 and 25 and has full hookups available. You’ll be close to Petroglyph National Monument when you stay here, as well as restaurants, shops, and city services. The RV park has a dump station, wash bay, filtered water, and friendly management. Contact the RV park by phone or online form for current information about rates and availability.
Members of the military on active duty, reserve, retired military, DOD, NAF civilians, and their guests can stay at the Kirtland Air Force Base FamCamp in Albuquerque. This is an affordable campground that costs just $25 for a daily full hookup and $10 for dry/tent camping. The campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and pets are allowed here as long as you follow the rules. The amenities here include laundry machines, bathrooms, showers, propane fill, a dog park, and local resale items in the office. There is a maximum stay of 180 per 12-month period at this campground.
At the American RV Resort, you’ll be in a quiet area with city conveniences close by and at a highly rated RV destination. The park is right off the highway and on the west side of the city. In addition to RV sites, there are also cabins for rent here. The campground amenities include a dog park, clubhouse, playground, camp store, bathhouses, horseshoes, and Wi-Fi. There is also a heated swimming pool and spa/hot tub onsite. Like most RV parks in the area, the rates for sites during Balloon Fiesta are higher than at other times of the year.
Just off of Interstate 40 and west of Albuquerque, you’ll find the High Desert RV Park with its 76 spacious sites that have picnic tables. This campground offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, pet areas, an activity center, billiards tables, and car vacuum cleaners. It’s in a gated community with casinos nearby and sits on nine acres of land. This camping option actually has three pet areas and showers and laundry facilities in two areas of the park. Daily rates here start at $38.95 plus tax.
Located right on historic Route 66, the Enchanted Trails RV Park has 115 pull-through full-hookup sites and 20 electric and water sites. This location was originally a trading post that dates back to the 1940s, and it has been used in several films. It retains this original charm and flavor with modern conveniences, such as Wi-Fi, a seasonal swimming pool, spa, laundry facilities, and remodeled restrooms. The clubhouse is filled with memorabilia, while the trading post sells Native American crafts and southwestern foods. Daily rates here start at $30 for the most basic sites. Storage is available onsite as well.
The Palisades RV Park is located near many ABQ attractions and just off of Interstate 25. It is also along historic Route 66 and gives you easy access to the city bus system, several restaurants, and grocery and pharmacy stores. The RV park address is 9201 Central Avenue Northwest in Albuquerque. There are 30/50-amp sites here that are back-ins and pull-throughs. The restrooms have been recently remodeled too. RV park offerings include paid Wi-Fi, public computer access, onsite laundry, and a dog walk.
Travelers can stay at the Arbor RV Park in the North Valley area of the city and be close to the nature center, Old Town, museums, trails, hospitals, and the airport. It is also by the Rio Grande and major highways. The RV sites here are available for both long-term and short-term stays. There are 28 spaces total, the sites are cable-ready, mailboxes are available, and medium-sized pets are allowed to camp with you. This is mostly a park for monthly rentals, but daily stays are available at some times. Open since 1945, this is a multigenerational, family-owned RV park that you can call to check availability and confirm rates.
If you don’t mind being just a little bit out of the city, the Route 66 RV Resort is a good option to consider for your time in New Mexico. This RV park is 14 miles west of Albuquerque and next to the Route 66 Casino Hotel. It has a casino that offers gaming, live entertainment, and restaurants. It is open to all travelers and situated on historic Route 66.The outdoor amenities include a horseshoe pit, pickleball courts, picnic tables, grills, and an outdoor kitchen. Meanwhile, the interior spaces have a billiards table, games, laundry facilities, showers, and gathering space. It takes less than 20 minutes by car to get here from downtown Albuquerque. The rates start at $50 if you qualify for a discount, and there are approximately 100 campsites total.