Local Area Attractions
Our quiet country atmosphere campground is located right on old route 66. Great place to base your side trips from while visiting the local museums, near by Ute Lake or make and entire day of it by traveling the Mesalands Scenic Byway!
Tucumcari Historic Museum
Scattered pieces of New Mexicos past come together here at the Tucumcari Historical Museum . Both the modern historian and curious tourist can witness what life was like for early settlers against the element, of the untamed west and of Indians who once roamed these Great Plains.
Mesalands Dinosaur Museum
On display at the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum is the worlds largest collection of bronze skeletons, fossils and replicas of prehistoric creatures. This Museum was the first in the world to display a Torvosaurus skeleton, a rare carnivore from the Jurassic Period that is related to Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Mesaland Scenic Byway
Mesaland Scenic Byway covers 320 miles in loops on a colorful tableland through Quay County, Guadalupe County and a small part of San Miguel County. Scenic beauty, geological anomalies and rich historic lore all of this and more await the traveler on the Mesaland Scenic Byway.
Enjoy a flash in the past with the Murals around town, larger than life paintings on the sides of local buildings, walls & more by local artists Doug & Sharon Quarles.
Ute Lake State Park
This beautiful lake is known for its numerous coves and inlets excellent fishing territory for walleye, small mouth bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. It is also the largest Labyrinth Weir Spillway Facility in the world. The lake is almost 13 miles long, but it's only a skinny one mile across. The state park has three paved ramps on the north side and two on the south side for boating, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming, sailing, fishing and wind surfing. Visitors can rent small boats and pedal-boats and purchase fishing and boating supplies at the marina. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail loops 1.5 miles through fairly rugged terrain with panoramic views of the lake. The park also has an off-road vehicle area near Ute Creek and a small visitor center with exhibits and information on park activities.
Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course
Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course is one of the best courses in New Mexico. This beautiful course is situated among the mesas and offers not only an enjoyable and challenging course but a beautiful view. The course is open from 8 a.m. until dark every day except Monday, weather permitting. It's open on Mondays during holidays. Golfers will find a well-equipped pro shop under the management of experienced professional golfers.
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
The Cedar Valley Nature Trail, located within Ute Lake State Park is a 1.5 mile loop that has a moderate grade with a few relatively steep and difficult sections. It climbs through rugged terrain of loose rock, passing yucca, cactus, juniper, and a few pinyon, and provides panoramic views of the lake.
Conchas Dam and State Park
Just 32 miles northwest from Tucumcari are the clear, blue-green waters of Conchas Lake. This state park is an oasis in San Miguel County, but is close enough for Tucumcari's residents and visitors to enjoy. Conchas Lake State Park is open year round for fishing, and is stocked by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Walleye, bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish and bullhead are all found in abundance.
Tucumcari Wildlife Preserve
Natural lake on east end of Tucumcari, attracts large number of migratory birds.
Tucumcari New Mexico Wheels on 66 Sculpture
See the Wheels On 66 Sculpture at the Tucumcari Convention Center!
RVs, tents and all styles of travel trailers with large, full hookups and shady pull-through sites with picnic tables. We consider ourselves to be HORSE FRIENDLY, please call for details.
We are conveniently located near churches, shopping, fishing, boating, golf and medical facilities.