Bluewater Lake State Park - Part of the New Mexico State Parks Pass!

Bluewater Lake State Park – Part of the New Mexico State Parks Pass!

The New Mexico State Parks Pass is only $225 per year!


Today our roving reporter Brian Gifford gives us ALL the details and a tour of Bluewater State Park- one of the 30 parks on the New Mexico State Parks Pass. Get all the details in this AMAZING and informative video! The New Mexico State Parks Annual Camping Pass is ONLY $225 per year for out of state residents and $180 for in state residents!

Bluewater Lake State Park campground has 149 campsites and is located next to Bluewater Lake and 40 miles west of Grants, NM. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. There are 14 sites with electric hookups.

You get Unlimited Camping at 30 Parks with primitive camping with the pass. And you can pay for amenities camping if you need it. You could even camp in the state parks all year by going from park to park.

You only need to camp for 23 days to have it pay for itself! Most of the parks offer dump stations, fresh water, showers and trash! Camping limit per campground is 14 days for any specific campground in a 20 day period.

Do you have a New Mexico State Parks pass? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


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55 thoughts on “Bluewater Lake State Park – Part of the New Mexico State Parks Pass!

  1. Welcome to the Land of Enchantment! I live in Albuquerque and sadly didn’t know about the State Parks pass until your first video on it. Maybe we’ll see you down the road as we start to explore and camp. Safe Travels.

  2. Your tour of park primitive camping & of the trail and veiws made my heart ache to go. Lol if only $ and a car that didn’t have over 330000 m on it.

  3. Thanks for the tour. Looked like a nice park. Love the construction of the little house near the damn. Thank you for talking about the cell coverage, the weather, activities and services around the park, and other things in general. Looking forward to more videos in the series. Another possible thing to mention is wind conditions if you feel it’s very exposed or well covered.

    Possible to interview park staff? Would be great to hear a ranger/staff talk about a park, it’s history or anything else they want viewers to know.

  4. I’m not a nomad but dream of it. This series is awesome in that it really gives great ideas hopefully more travels in the future that I hope to do. Thanks so much!

  5. My favourite part is when Brian is walking with the camera. Maybe more of that with Brain cooking in his Rig??? I would like to see that. How about you?

  6. Thank you for sharing your New Mexico camping experience. I have been interested in finding out if it was something worth doing.

  7. Beautiful area. Don’t know if any of those NM state parks include the Ruidoso area but that kinda nice up there, they have the big money horse racing up there (can’t remember what time of year) but sure a google search would fix that. Anyways, nice job Brian. Looking forward to your other reviews.

  8. I really enjoy your videos, Brian. It’s a nice addition to the other style of CRVL videos.

  9. Have you been to Clayton lake state park yet. It’s up in the Northeast corner of the state. We live down here by bottomless lake state park

  10. Thank you for the tour. We have the pass but didn’t visit this one yet. We stay a week at Ute lake, very peaceful, we really enjoyed it.

  11. If you just show up without paying to reserve a spot is it hit and miss, or are you Guaranteed a primitive spot

  12. Bluewater is one of my “favs”! I’ve done reviews of the NM state parks too and I’m all about the flavor of the park . That said, a few things I wanted to add: they have wild ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽhorses running around the park, site #25 (and the neighboring ones) have stunning views of the bluffs, and if the weather allows for primitive camping – then, I think the Pinon campground area is the prettiest one of all ๐Ÿค—

  13. Once you learn how to back up with a toad you could do a detailed video or two for your viewers. You wouldn’t believe how many people at gas stations ask me to back up their rigs!

  14. i dont understand. he said if you buy the pass it’s free. but he had to pay $12 for two weeks. Or is it $12 for two weeks without the pass.

  15. Thanks for the memories. When I was a boy, our family had a cabin there. We had two horses there, “Bucky” & “Silver”๐Ÿด๐ŸŽ.
    Happy Trails y’all.๐Ÿค 

  16. i think iโ€™d bring a roll of duct tape with me into the shower and tape the button down with a nice long strip (to be removed when done, of course). yes, itโ€™ll get wet but maybe it will hold long enough to get a decent shower.

    thanks for this great series. nmsp is something i think ill do this summer/fall. iโ€™m currently boondocking northern az.

  17. Excellent!! Thank you Brian! You answered ALL my questions! Wonderful content! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ

  18. Wow! Thanks for the great review! I’m looking forward to seeing more reviews of NM State Parks.

  19. Brian, thank you for spending an entire day and more making this lovely info-travelogue for us. This park looks so clean and pristine, a real gem.

  20. Thanks for this video. I can never learn enough about life on the road, even if some is review. It’s always helpful. That’s for using your time to help others. It’s much appreciated.

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