Share some time with your family.
Take A Hike
When you're ready for a walk, we have a walking path back into the lava beds near the KOA. It's graveled, level, and marked. You'll see lava flows and spattered lava as it has laid for thousands of years. You might even see some rabbits.
We have a dog friendly campground. There's a couple ways your K9 friends can have fun. Anywhere in the park is open to pets on leashes. Then there's a Kamp K9, dog park, where your K9 buddy can be off the lead and nose around. There's even an agility course for the four-legged friends.
Free Continental Breakfast
Get a great start on your travel day with our free continental breakfast. We provide a popular selection of cereals, donuts or toast, and round out the meal with teas, coffee and orange juice.
Take a pic
Picture, that is. We are surrounded by some of the oldest lava flows in the area. Dating to 100K years old. They look much the same as the day they were laid down because the lava rock is rough and treacherous to walk on. But you don't have to walk on it to appreciate it or take that one-of picture for your portfolio. It only takes a camera to get it up close.
An external view
Star gazing is as easy as stepping outside under the dark-sky night to see the Milky Way. Few things are as awe inspiring as the night sky on a clear night.
2014 SEASON IS HAPPENING!
We are open and you are welcome to join us for the 2014 camping season. Plan a trip across northwestern New Mexico, along Interstate 40 and you will find us in Grants, NM. We are convenient from the interstate and to town services like gas stations. There are many area sights and attractions near by. We can show you enough to see around us to keep you going three to four days, so plan to extend your stay.
Meet Your Hosts
"Passing by Gallup? We think you'll like us better. Don't forget to check out our Hot Deals for more fun at our KOA"
Unique volcanic views in a peaceful desert setting are what you would find when visiting Keith and Suzanne Waite's campground. The decision to purchase their KOA campground came in July of 2003 as the couple decided to make outdoor recreation a bigger part of their lives. "We enjoyed camping and the outdoors, and had past jobs at campgrounds," Suzanne stated. They recalled great camping experiences and wanted others to have the same good times and memories.
Keith and Suzanne enjoy the location of the campground and encourage getting outside and seeing local attractions. Paired with a friendly atmosphere, they love to share opportunities for fun and adventure for their campers. Their customer service allows the best camping in the area and the country. Their KOA has been awarded the President's Award every year since 2003.
"The Grants area in northwestern New Mexico is one of the best recreational areas in this part of the country" said Keith. "There is more here than many people know." In one day, campers can hike among ancient lava flow trails and then relax in the comfort of the cool evening back at the KOA. "We have a unique high desert setting," said Suzanne. Check out the El Malpais-http://www.nps.gov/elma/index.htm
In their free time, Keith and Suzanne enjoy hiking, cooking and pets.