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.
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.
This RV park deserves 5 stars - almost. It's clean, the staff is friendly, it's conveniently located to Santa Fe (only about 10 miles south, with easy freeway access), quiet (except minor freeway traffic noise), pet-friendly, and is in a beautiful setting. Overall, a very nice place, with one major exception --- there's a large (about 1/2 acre) open cesspool in the lot immediately south. When the breeze blows from the south the entire park smells like a sewer. Fortunately the breeze doesn't consistently blow from this direction, but when it does you'll know it. Some of the tent spots are located about 15 feet from this cesspool, separated only by a cedar picket fence. (It was a bit disconcerting to see this, and I wasn't even in a tent.) Most of the tent sites are on the south side of the park, so if you're a tent camper you might want to look a bit further for a different park. Fortunately I was in an RV spot a little further away, but the stench was still a bit overwhelming at times. Open cesspools are not uncommon in Santa Fe County and other parts of NM due to the poor economic conditions, and there' probably not much that this KOA can do about the situation, but I'd have to recommend to my fellow campers that you check the prevailing wind conditions before you book your spot here. Hope this helps. Happy camping!
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How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10. All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10 The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10 The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are 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.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses 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.
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