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Thursday, January 14, 2010


Our Opinion: Recommend.  This is a pleasant, spacious, well-managed urban park - our usual stop in Las Cruces.

A broad access road on the north end of the park. Date of Stay: January 10th through 16th, 2010

Weather During Stay:  Dry and very cold at night.  Low’s in the mid-20’s, highs in the 50’s.  Mostly sunny.

Site Description: Sunny Acres used to be a mobile home park, but has been slowly converted to an RV park by the current RV’ing owners. The park has mature landscaping and trees, and most sites have grass. Most sites are shaded, but the new pull-throughs and some of the new back-in sites are in full sun.

All sites are FHU with 50 amps and cable TV.  Many have concrete patios; some have small carports.  Most sites are about twice as large as those in a typical commercial RV park.  New pull-though sites at the back of the park are less appealing to us than the older, well established sites back-in sites.  Squeaky clean restrooms and laundry facilities are available in the small clubhouse, which also houses a little “common room” and a large, pleasant porch.

Green space from the Clubhouse Porch. Rate: We paid $175 for a one week stay, the Escapees Rate.  Escapees and Passport America get 50% off during off season.  Non-discounted nightly rate is $35; non-discounted weekly rate is $210.

Phone/radio/TV: Excellent reception for phones; aircard on Broadband.  NPR on 90.7.  Cable has more than enough stations.  Our roof-mounted satellite was blocked by a tree in Site 62, but many sites have no satellite obstacles.  Free WiFi is advertised, but we didn’t try it.

Elevation/landscape/Terrain: Flat campground in an urban setting. Typical urban noise level, but the park is set back from the street.  Lots of mature trees and grassy areas.

Lighting: Night lighting is not particularly obtrusive.

Scoopy in Site 62 Favorite Sites: Any of the back-in sites EXCEPT the new ones along the east side, backing up to the Dollar Store parking lot. Pull-through sites on the west side of the park are less appealing to us than the back-ins.

Hiking/Walking: The park is large enough to walk laps, but a better walk is along the Rio Grande riverfront a short drive away.

Comments:  This is a pleasant, well-managed park in an urban area. Large, grassy, shaded sites are unusually spacious for an urban RV park (or any private RV park). Easy access to shopping (groceries, Mountain View natural foods coop, Target), medical facilities, fuel… typical urban amenities.  We find this to be a mellow stop in Las Cruces.

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