Oasis State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Mexico

If you’re looking for a weekend off the beaten path, Oasis State Park fits the bill. Spend your getaway fishing from the shore of the small reservoir and enjoying the expansive views of the New Mexico desert. Near the water, a small network of trails takes you through the sand dunes and the surrounding area. This small park is located in the eastern part of the state, eight miles from Portales, and 18 miles from Clovis. It’s remote and experiences low crowd levels, making it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thanks to the region’s mild winters, you can enjoy Oasis State Park any time of year.

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Weather
Spring 35-85 F
Summer 60-90 F
Fall 35-85 F
Winter 25-60 F
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Nearby Cities
Portales, NM
Clovis, NM
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Oasis State Park

An RV offers a convenient and comfortable way to camp at Oasis State Park, especially if you’re visiting in the cooler months. You'll be able to walk out the door and be casting a line into the water within minutes. Want to try out the RV-camping lifestyle? An RV rental is a great way to go.

Oasis State Park Campground

You'll be closer to the fish that bite in the early morning when you book a site at the Oasis State Park campground. This campground, which is popular with local anglers, has just 30 sites. Nine of them can be reserved online while the rest are first-come, first-served. On most days, you won’t have a problem getting a simple site or a spot with water and electricity. Some sites are ADA accessible. Inside the park, there are restrooms and showers for convenience. There’s even a small playground to keep your little ones entertained. Nightly rates for water and electric sites are $14; basic sites are $10.

Wagon Wheel RV Park

Looking for full hookups? Wagon Wheel RV Park is the closest option to Oasis State Park; it’s located just seven miles away. Choose from either 30-amp or 50-amp electric service. With spaces up to 40 feet long and a wide variety of pull-through access, it’s easy to park and set up, even if you’re in a big rig. Walk from your site to the bathrooms and shower house, and use the laundromat for convenient cleaning. Rates start at $40 per night and $175 per week.

Travelers World Campground

An RV site at Travelers World Campground comes with a range of perks. In fact, this RV park is consistently rated as one of the best options in Clovis. Your site includes full hookups and access to the park’s free Wi-Fi network. Nearby, there’s a playground, clean bathrooms, hot showers, and a laundry room. Little ones love the playground and the snack shop, and you’ll love the convenient on-site propane. Many sites offer trees for shade and privacy. Sites here start at $35 per night and $180 per week.

Clovis Point RV Park

One of the newest options in the region, Clovis Point RV Park is an excellent place to camp for a few nights. Boasting wide-open spaces and excellent panoramic horizon views, this campground makes the most of the New Mexico landscape. It's equestrian-friendly, and there are even horse stalls on-site. Each RV spot comes with full hookups and access to the Wi-Fi, showers, and laundry room.

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What to Do at
Oasis State Park

Inside Oasis State Park

Oasis State Park is small, making it a lovely spot to relax for a weekend. It’s popular among anglers who love to fish from the shore. With its water views and well-maintained picnic area, you can also enjoy outdoor meals and games. When you're ready to get active, head out to explore the trail network on foot or a mountain bike. Be sure to bring binoculars to check out the local bird species. If you’re bringing kids, stop in the visitor center to learn about the occasional summer education programs hosted by park staff.

Outside Oasis State Park

Oasis State Park is located in a quiet, isolated part of eastern New Mexico, which adds to the feeling of peace and relaxation. Although it feels remote, there are a surprising number of cultural and historical attractions nearby. For meals out, the nearby town of Portales has plenty of options.

Restaurants

AJ’s Wings

AJ’s Wings got its start in a trailer. Today, it’s a full-service restaurant in Portales. The menu centers on the wings and the fantastic house-made sauces, but you can also get appetizers and a few entrees.

Type: American

Location: 107 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130

Something Different Grill

Serving salads, wraps, bowls, and pasta made with fresh ingredients, the Something Different Grill has an option for any taste or dietary preference. Locals love the affordable prices and bold flavors.

Type: American

Location: 805 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130

Pat's Twin Cronnie

With a menu that’s packed with burgers, loaded fries, and a selection of Mexican foods, Pat's Twin Cronnie ensures that no one walks away hungry. Make sure to leave room for the restaurant’s legendary peanut butter shake.

Type: American

Location: 100 N Chicago Ave, Portales, NM 88130

El Rancho Restaurant

Order breakfast, lunch, or dinner at El Rancho Restaurant. With options ranging from build-your-own burritos to stuffed sopapillas, this spot satisfies any craving for Mexican food.

Type: Mexican

Location: 101 S Chicago Ave, Portales, NM 88130

Thai City

Known for its fast, friendly service and delicious food, Thai City is a great dinner option. Be sure to try the pad see ew and hibachi plate.

Type: Thai

Location: 1601-1697 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130

Shopping

Butterfly Floral & Gift

Brighten your RV with a few blooms or pick up a special birthday present from Butterfly Floral & Gift.

Location: 1620 S Avenue D, Portales, NM 88130

Bealls

If you need a new outfit or a piece of outdoor clothing, head straight for the Bealls department store.

Location: 601 W 18th St, Portales, NM 88130

North Plains Mall

Located 20 miles north of the park, North Plains Mall is the perfect spot for an afternoon of browsing.

Location: 2809 N Prince St, Clovis, NM 88101

Hibbett Sports

Carrying a wide stock of clothing and outdoor gear, Hibbett Sports has everything you need for a fun camping trip.

Location: 2809 N Prince St Ste 1102, Clovis, NM 88101

Sightseeing

ENMU-Blackwater Draw Museum

You'll learn about the fascinating history of New Mexico at the ENMU-Blackwater Draw Museum. This museum, which is maintained by Eastern New Mexico University, includes the artifacts that were unearthed from the legendary Clovis archaeological site. Check out blades carved by ancient humans and hold the real bones of woolly mammoths. While you’re there, check out the Blackwater Draw National Landmark; you might even be able to see an active dig.

Location: Portales, New Mexico

Wine-Tasting at Enchantment Vineyards

Head to the Enchantment Vineyards tasting room in Portales to experience local wines. This family-run business also offers beer and cider brewed in New Mexico. If you’re coming with a group, you can even book a private tasting for a special treat.

Location: Portales, New Mexico

Hillcrest Park Zoo

Small and easy to navigate, the friendly Hillcrest Park Zoo is a fun spot to visit with kids. You can check out the Bengal tiger and watch the giraffes snack on leaves. There are no stairs anywhere on the grounds, so the zoo is accessible for everyone.

Location: Clovis, New Mexico

Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum

Once upon a time, famous musicians such as Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison recorded music in Clovis. Their exploits are detailed at the excellent Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum. A must-visit destination for music-lovers, this small spot boasts a range of memorabilia from Norman and Vi Petty, who were legends in the recording industry. You can even see the actual mixing board that was used for Buddy Holly.

Location: Clovis, New Mexico

Sumner Lake State Park

If you’re hoping to do some boating on your vacation, make the 80-mile drive to Sumner Lake State Park. It features a large reservoir that’s perfect for high-speed boating, sailing, and water-skiing. You’ll also find trails and hunting areas.

Location: Fort Sumner, New Mexico

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How to Get to
Oasis State Park

Oasis State Park is located just west of Highway 70. To get there from Interstate 40, you’ll need to connect to Highway 60; do so by heading south on Highway 84 from Santa Rosa. If you’re coming from Texas, take Highway 60 west from Canyon, a small town south of Amarillo, Texas. From Roswell, take Highway 70 north.

Entering Oasis State Park

Oasis State Park is open for camping 24 hours a day. Day-use hours may vary by season, so call ahead before you visit.

Per passenger vehicle : $5

Bus or tour vehicle : $15

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