Isleta Lakes RV Park
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If you value your sleep, don't stay here
Although this is a nice park, the train tracks run right in front of it so that means that you will get a rude awakening several times during the night.
We thought that the tracks would only be used by the RailRunner here in Albuquerque, NM. Boy were we wrong.
We pulled in here on Monday, August 29, 2011 to stay for a week because my younger sister lives here and I wanted to visit with her since I've not seen her for several years. This park happens to be about 15 minutes away from her home so we thought it would be nice to be close to her. We did not know that we would have to give up our sleep in order to do that. There are freight trains, the Amtrack and the RailRunner trains that come by here, although the RailRunner does not come through during the night like the others do. So we have not had a decent night's sleep since we got here and I can hardly wait to leave tomorrow, September 5, 2011.
As for the park, well it's just OK. There is a fishing lake at the back of the park which locals use to do their fishing. They don't bother the RV'ers for the most part but it's kind of weird to have so many people in the park who are not actually staying here.
The sites are laid out weird too. Your rig or trailer/5th wheel is situated so that your sewer hose are right in front of the rig behind you. If you want to have your door in front of the grass, you need to be more to the front of the site, but then you'll need about 3 or 4 20' sewer hose connected to reach the connection. So in order to reach the sewer connection, you need to have your rig toward the back of the site and that will put you right in front of the sewer hose of the rig in front of you.
There are very few trees and the trees that are here are pretty small so they don't really give you too much shade. The roads in between sites are a little narrow and have HUGE pot holes that get filled with water when it rains. Although the park did fill up a few pot holes since we have been here, they did not fill up the ones right in front of our rig so I guess we'll be going through a big puddle when we leave.
There really isn't a dog run to speak of, so we just take out dog over to the lake area and we ALWAYS clean up after our dog. It seems that some people think that because they can walk their dogs over by the lake, they don't have to pick up after them, shame on them.
I know we will never again stay at this park because if the trains. However, it the trains were not here, I still don't think we would stay here because of the way the sites are set up. I would rather drive 12 miles or more to visit with my sister the next time we come out here to Albuquerque.
I also wanted to add that although this park indicates that there is WIFI, it is only available in or near the office/store. It DOES NOT connect if you are trying to connect from your RV. Since we have our own SPRINT WiFi we didn't really have a problem getting connected to the internet.
We also have Verizon cell phone and never had a problem with making or receiving calls because the service is very good for both Verizon and Sprint.