ClaytonNM Offers Great Camping on the High Plains



For a perfect place to spend the night or two or more on the high plains, choose the Clayton, New Mexico KOA. Jeff and Carol Childress and Jeff's mom, Nola will welcome you with open arms. Of all the campgrounds we have stayed at in our travels, they have to be some of the friendliest and most accommodating we have met. (They even loaned us a can opener, one item that professional campers like us should never be without, but were.)

This KOA is equipped with a very well stocked store, lots of information about the surrounding area, movies to rent, ice, firewood and even a miniature golf course. We were just traveling through for one night on our way and one night back so we stayed at one of their Kamping Kabins. It was extremely clean as were the bathrooms and campgounds. Click on the pictures to visit their home page to make reservation.


The Clayton, New Mexico KOA has many pull through RV sites with full hookups and very private tenting sites as well. We visited with many of the campers there and most of them were returning after having camped there in the past. They were all very satisfied and enjoyed their stays as much as we did.

On the way to or from Sante Fe, it is right on the way and close by visible trail ruts, dinosaur tracks and historic downtown Clayton. The campground is located on the edge of town so it is extremely quiet, secluded and very convenient, just a short distance off the highway.


One of the side trips we took after getting settled in the early afternoon was just a few miles away where we could walk on the actual Sante Fe trail which passed just north of the area. It is a historical site and in its vast nothingness, took our breath away, imagining travelers 150 years ago.


Stop by and spend the night and be sure to tell Jeff, Carol and Nola HELLO for us and be sure to tell them you saw them on www.tips-for-camping.com