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Sugarite Canyon State Park

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Address: Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
Phone Number: +1 505-445-5607

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Pleasant drive in a scenic setting

Beautiful fall color made for a very pleasant afternoon drive. Made me wish I had my camping gear along.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Tim J
Burleson, TX
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Burleson, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful fall color made for a very pleasant afternoon drive. Made me wish I had my camping gear along.

Thank Tim J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The first hike was up the mountain to look at the old coal mining historical sites. The second was in a 10 mile hike up and down the mountains amazing views, on top of the Mesa, views of lakes. The park had a fire approximately six years ago. We were hiking on a very windy day - burned out rotten... More 

Thank Christine E
Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stayed in the Park, at the campground accross from Lake Alice. Given it's location it's not a bad area. The campsite and 5th wheel access are very tight, but there are no wide open spaces around, so ya get what ya get. Restrooms on site were clean. Showers were down the road easily walkable but a bit away. Shower... More 

Thank Seth H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The park is a reclaimed gravel quarry with a nice small lake. We didn't fish there but found they had an actual dinosaur footprint exhibit along the top of the lake's dam. We found over 500 dinosaur footprints of various shape and sizes and were very interesting to see (requires a 1/4 mile walk on a well marked trail).

2 Thank Laura M
Anniston, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park! Lake Maloya is amazing! Very informative Ranger at the office! Lots of local knowledge! Make sure to drive all the way past the lake.

1 Thank jayboynbama
Norman, Oklahoma
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We decided after driving for a few hours to stop and grab a sub sandwich and take up to the park. Only about 10 minute drive. NM 72 in Raton is easier than old potato road. $5 entrance per car and if you have fishing pole can cast a line out. Smaller lake Alice is a hike to get to... More 

Thank Okiemom2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This was an affordable perfect camping area. We were passing through and for just $14 we were able get a campsite with water and electricity. They also had a shower house nearby. It has beautiful scenery with a lake and walking trails. We saw plenty of wildlife as well. The camp host Ben was great. AAAAAAAAHHHHH SERINITY...

Thank Jenn B
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stop at the visitor center, tour the coal camp, hike, fish, kayak, bird watch... in this uncrowded, peaceful state park. You can fish at Lake Alice of Lake Maloya, where there is an boat launch area. Camp at Lake Alice camp ground or at Soda Pocket camp ground. There are corrals for horses and trails for riding. This is a... More 

1 Thank Paula D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Very nice location to allow the kids to stretch and wander around! Looks like a great place to fish, need to plan more time next time.

Thank Linda L
Montgomery, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little park. Spent couple of hours with family just driving around. Did not get to see campsites or long hiking trails. Beautiful hills and nice lake to fish in.

Thank bourettjw

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