Boot Hills RV Resort

Boot Hills was our first stop after leaving the comforts of Minnesota.  It is located in New Mexico between Alamogordo and Tularosa.  It is right off of HWY 54 so first thing I will say is that vehicle traffic is heard everywhere in the park.  We arrived to some very nice wooden buildings that looked like something out of the old west.  It is in-between two mountain ranges with the White Sands National Park off in the distance.  This would be a smaller resort with under 50 spots.  A couple of them looked to be people who lived there full time.  They do have some cabins also which looked like they were pretty nice.  There are 2 areas that are fenced off for dogs along with a little dog walk between the two.  Some amenities are picnic area, laundry, showers, and exercise room.  All sites have full hook ups, however they have to pump their owner septic tank out daily so they do not like campers using laundry machines inside their trailer.

 

Pro’s:

  • Dog park area, even though they are small its helpful to have them there

  • Onsite Laundry, they only have 2 of each machines but with a smaller park that is plenty

  • Owner and front desk lady were extremely nice.  They were always asking how things were going. 

  • The whole area is gravel but they drag it daily to keep it from getting bad.  Didn't have much issues with mud or dirt at all.  

  • From Madison, there is a nice cat named Shadow that walks around and is very friendly.

 

Con’s:

  • Some of the workers were extremely rude.  I am talking about the guys that were driving around doing maintenance.  One guy wouldn't wave to anyone. 

  • Have some unreal expectations for pets, that they must be in the pet area to go to the bathroom.  Last time I checked a dog may not make it across the park to go to the bathroom.

  • They state they are a family park however there is nothing for kids to do there.  No playground, pool, or anything except for one little basketball hoop in the middle of the parking lot.  And kids aren't even allowed in the exercise room.  So unless you have a ton of your own things to do, the kids don't have much.  

  • Sites are rather close together.  Not much privacy.

 

We ended up leaving this park 2 weeks early due to the nature of some employees and the lack of activities.  The area is extremely nice and there is some great towns and points of interest around, but when you are done with those there isn't a lot to keep busy with.  As I stated in the con’s, one morning a guy was very rude to Brady when Lola was going to the bathroom right next to our trailer.  Stated your dog can only go to the bathroom in the pet area.  That was the straw that sent us packing.  I think they strive to be an exceptional resort with a lot of rules and regulations, however it brings down the atmosphere of the park.  We most likely will not be back to Boot Hill.  There are a couple other campgrounds around the area that may have been better.  

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