Sugarite Canyon

211 Hwy 526
Raton, NM 87740
(575) 445-5607

Open All Year
6,664 ft (2031.1872 m)
Last Year's Rate
$8 to $18
Card(s) Accepted
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Type (State Park)
Partial Handicap Access


Pets Welcome
Tent Camping Allowed


Spaces Available (40)
Gravel Sites (40)
30 Amp
Full Hookups (2)
Water (8)
Electric (8)
No Hookups (30)
Max Amps (30)

Other Amenities & Services

Restroom and Showers

Recreational Facilities

Body Of Water (Lake Alice)

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Mountain Biking

Hunting Nearby (within 20 miles)


On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Sugarite Canyon
Avg Rating 4out of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars  (2) Reviews
4 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
3 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.


Reviews: 19
Helpful Reviews: 15
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2021
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We've lived in New Mexico (Alamogordo and Albuquerque) for 30+ years, but had never made it up north to Sugarite Canyon State Park. But on our RV trip back home from Rocky Mountain National Park, we decided to spend a night here rather in the small town of Raton (eight miles away). It's a lovely park, with some steep walls, small lakes and an interesting history. We took a few of the smaller hikes (time was limited) and the one of the Coal Camp was very interesting. Our 29ft RV barely fit in our site, and there were some tricky branches and overhanding trees to work around. The site was fairly narrow, but I will say we were spread out nicely between the sites. We were at a site with electric (30 amp only) and water (water pressure very low, due to a lower aquafer). The dump station was nearby, but no water available by it for flushing out the tank. Camp hosts were super friendly. It was a very easy going place. Most of the sites are pretty small, and our "small" Class A was the biggest rig there, except for the hosts' 40' RV. So if you've got a bigger rig, you might have trouble finding a site to accommodate. But for smaller RVs, I think this is a great place to stay. VERY dark and quiet at night!! A lovely and reasonably priced spot that I can easily see spending a long weekend at.
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Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2015
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Very beautiful surroundings. Great views especially at Soda Pocket campground. Numers trails for hiking. 3 lakes in area. {Lake Alice,Maloya and Dorthy,}
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