Lakes and a national wildlife refuge showcase its natural wonders.

Travelers along the Santa Fe Trail used to arrive on horseback or by wagon to this lawless frontier town, where Billy the Kid once evaded a lynch mob. Today, travelers enjoy a more civilized reception at this KOA, tucked into the pinon- and juniper-scented foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Wagon-wheel ruts, 900 historic buildings and the Fort Union National Monument highlight the area's past. Lakes and a national wildlife refuge showcase its natural wonders. Come in for our tasty breakfast buffet from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at a bargain price of only $8.00 plus tax per person.   Find Southwest items in the campground store.  Pool: May 15 - September 15. Max pull thru: 110 feet. Your host:  John Ussery

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 110' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/29 - 9/15)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend Care Camps

When: May 9 – 10, 2025

What: Stay at a participating KOA campground on May 9 & 10, 2025, and 50%* of the cost of the site on the second night will be donated to Care Camps!

Why: Your stay will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer, by helping raise funds for medically supervised pediatric oncology camps. These camps help children who have cancer enjoy care-free time focusing on fun, friends, and activities instead of on their illness. Funds raised from Saturday, May 10, will be donated to the Care Camps Foundation, which distributes $2 million annually to support 100+ pediatric oncology camps across the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at * Only valid at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Only KOA Rewards discounts apply.

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Local Area

Hermit Peak

Hermit's Peak is a mountain in San Miguel County, in northern New Mexico, United States.  (Looks like a face)  A great view from the top if you wish to hike.  Proceed cautiously on this 7.7-mile out-and-back trail near Las Vegas, New Mexico. Generally considered a highly challenging route, it takes an average of 5 h 7 min to complete and should only be attempted by experienced adventurers. This trail is great for hiking and horseback riding, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.


Walt's Cabin from the Television Series Longmire, Valles Caldera National Monument

The Valles Caldera Naitonal Monument contains the cabin used as Walt's Cabin in the television series Longmire.


The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel is on the north side of the old town plaza in Las Vegas, originally an area where wagons were parked. The town was founded in the 1830s.=10.8333px During the Mexican–American War, in 1846 Stephen W. Kearny gave a speech on the plaza where he proclaimed that New Mexico was part of the United States. The Historic Plaza Hotel and Event Center has 70 guest rooms, with 19 overlooking beautiful Plaza Park.

230 Plaza

Las Vegas, NM 87701



Buffalo Hall Bar and Cowboy Cafe

Situated in the railroad district and within blocks of the historic Castañeda and El Fidel hotels, the 600-person event hall, bar, and barbeque joint draws lovers of smoked and grilled meats, concert goers, wedding guests, and billiards and cornhole players to its lofty, rustic space.

528 Grand Avenue

Las Vegas, NM 87701



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