Sumner Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Mexico

Explore the rolling plains of eastern New Mexico on an RV trip to Sumner Lake State Park. With its wide-open spaces and sprawling reservoir, this park is made for relaxation. Drift across the far reaches of the lake in a canoe, or explore the shoreline trails with birdwatching binoculars in hand. If you’re in the mood for a thrill, launch from the boat ramp, and spend the day water skiing and fishing. Fort Sumner is 19 miles south, and Santa Rosa lies 44 miles north, so you’re never far from a delicious dinner or a quick shopping trip.

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Spring 35-80 F
Summer 60-93 F
Fall 35-85 F
Winter 25-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Sumner Lake State Park

Take your vacation to the next level by camping in an RV during your stay at Sumner Lake State Park. If you don't own one, a great solution is an RV rental from RVshare; you can pick a model that fits your group perfectly and comes with the perfect amenities.

Sumner Lake State Park Campground

Wake up close to the water at the Sumner Lake State Park campground. With 50 campsites, many with water and electric hookups, this campground is an ideal spot for both RVs and tents. There’s also an RV dump station for your convenience. Enjoy the extra space to spread out in the campground’s bathrooms and shower room, and cook a classic camping meal on the park’s grills. Both the Mesquite and Pecos areas have playgrounds, making them a fun option for kids. Campsites start at $8 for a primitive site and run up to $14 per night for a developed site with electricity.

Valley View RV Park

Located in Fort Sumner, Valley View RV Park is the closest camping option to Sumner Lake State Park. This park is a great option if you’re looking to use all of the features of your motorhome as it offers full hookups with 30- or 50-amp service. Plus, since sites are 45 feet wide by 90 feet long, there’s room for big rigs and slide-outs. With the campground’s wireless internet service, you can get online easily after a day in the sun. Rates start at just $20 per night with discounts for weekly or monthly stays.

Ramblin’ Rose RV Park

Ramblin’ Rose RV Park is located about 40 miles from Sumner Lake State Park in Santa Rosa. It’s a simple, budget-friendly option that’s ideal if you’re planning to spend time exploring the local area. Big-rig owners love the large pull-through sites, and there’s also space for tent camping. Each site comes with full hookups as well as access to the park’s internet network. You’ll also enjoy the on-site showers and proximity to I-40. RV sites start at $25 per night.

Santa Rosa Campground & RV Park

Situated next to I-40 and close to the road to Sumner Lake State Park, Santa Rosa Campground & RV Park enables you to get off the road and set up in minutes. With 90-foot sites, this campground is ideal for RVs of all sizes. The many amenities include full hookups, free wireless internet, a laundry room, a playground, and a sparkling swimming pool. There’s also a gift shop on-site that’s perfect for souvenirs and Route 66 memorabilia. A barbecue restaurant is located within walking distance of your campsite.

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Sumner Lake State Park

Inside Sumner Lake State Park

Many visitors come to Sumner Lake State Park for one thing: the enormous reservoir that was formed from the Pecos River. With 4,500 acres of surface area, this branching lake is ideal for boating and water skiing. Bring your fishing pole, and try to catch some bass, walleye, and catfish. 

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How to Get to
Sumner Lake State Park

Sumner Lake State Park is located between I-40 and Highway 60 in eastern New Mexico. To get there, take Highway 84 South from Santa Rosa or North from Fort Sumner and turn west on NM-203 until you reach the park.

Entering Sumner Lake State Park

The park is currently open on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hours are subject to change, so check before you go.

Sumner Lake State Park Per vehicle : $5.0

Whether you’re looking forward to high-speed water sports or relaxed days filled with birdwatching, Sumner Lake State Park has you covered. If this spot is in your future camping plans, the team at RVshare would be delighted to follow along. If you post about the trip on Instagram or Facebook, tag RVshare when sharing your photos. Alternatively, you can send an email to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions About Sumner Lake State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Sumner Lake State Park?

The park features 30 RV-compatible camping spots. There are 15 spots with 30-amp electric availability, 15 spots with both water and 30-amp electric availability, one spot with 50-amp electric, and one with water and 50-amp electric.

Are pets allowed at Sumner Lake State Park?

Pets are allowed to come along on your camping adventure to Sumner State Park. They can even get a little bit of exercise on the trails as long as they are on a short leash of 10 feet or less.

What is the climate of Sumner Lake State Park?

Sumner Lake State Park resides in New Mexico. The state is known for sunny days and low humidity. Summers in New Mexico reach an average temperature in the 90s, while winter temperatures frequently get down to the 40s.

What is the best time of year to visit Sumner Lake State Park?

Not only does the weather average out to around 69 degrees during springtime, but the boating docs open up again on April 1st. This means you could add sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and more to your camping adventures in the spring.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Sumner Lake State Park and what is the cost?

You will have to reserve your camping spot at Sumner Lake State Park. Luckily, it’s easy to book online on their website. The cost is only $14 per night or $98 per week.