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Saturday, March 22, 2008


Our Opinion: Great. Beautifully maintained. We would stay here again and recommend this park to others.

Date of Stay: 3/21 and 3/22/2008

Weather During Stay: Warm, sunny, breezy days with highs in the 70‘s, cool nights.

Rate: $14 per night for W and 30 amp E.

Sites: 62 W and 30 amp E sites. Some sites are shaded, some are in full sun. Dump station available. Most sites very large with plenty of room between sites. Most sites are pull through. Sites have ramada-covered picnic tables on concrete slabs. Trash can at every site.

Verizon: Excellent phone signal. Aircard on Broadband.

Elevation/landscape: Dry, high desert; well designed and maintained cactus gardens, large trees shading some sites. Dusty.

Terrain: Open, flat campground with views of distant mountains.

Lighting: Completely dark at night.

Favorite Sites: We were in site 38 (photo), huge, somewhat shaded, very private.

Hiking/Walking: One mile “exercise loop” around campground.

Special Features: On the site of Fort Furlong, the staging area for General Pershing’s retaliatory strike into Mexico in 1916, following Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus, NM. On-site museum is interesting.

Columbus is a small, dusty desert town, 3 miles from the Mexico border, 40 miles south of Deming, with little to recommend it other than the fascinating history of the area. Take groceries and don‘t count on eating out!

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