After a long drive from south Texas, this was my first visit to Sugarite Canyon and it definitely exceeded my expectations! The staff was friendly and helpful and the amenities were accommodating. The area is absolutely beautiful. This little park has something for everyone. Highland trails, lakes and streams, primitive and car-camping sites. Plenty of wildlife to see, birds and other critters everywhere. And of course the vistas. I will definitely be back there soon. Thanks, New Mexico!
There are 3 different campgrounds within the state park. Each has their own toilet facilities while the bathhouse (aka clean, hot, free showers) is located just across from the park entrance/visitor center. Tent camping was $10/night and super easy for someone passing through - there were 4 sites available as first come first served in the morning. Three were still available at 7pm (on a Tuesday). The visitor center was great, helpful staff and you can buy ice there. There are several hikes to do and the scenery is beautiful.
Great park with lots of options for camping. There are a few campgrounds near the lake, one of which is kind of by itself. I recommend getting there early and driving around all of the campgrounds to find a good spot. The lake is really nice, specially if you get out on it in a canoe. The facilities have showers (at least one of them does) and the bathrooms are pretty good. Lots of different options for campsites so make sure and check out the map and drive around to find the one you like.