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About Sugarite Canyon State Park - Soda Pocket
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Fires Allowed
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Sugarite Canyon State Park - Soda Pocket is located in New Mexico
36.9676 N
-104.3852 W
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4 Reviews of Sugarite Canyon State Park - Soda Pocket
Great Location, easy camping

We reserved a spot at Lake Alice for three nights.  Some reviews of the campground talk about the road being close.  Sites 15 and 16 are great.  Site 13 and 14 are ON THE ROAD and the accessible site near the bathroom is literally a couple of feet away so beware!  We were in site 16 and tucked away from everything.  Pit toilets were well kept and there is firewood available on the site.  We parked our tiny trailer in the driveway and set up a tent two stairs up on the main part of the site.  The free showers were great down by the ranger station.  The lake itself is gorgeous, there are plenty of hiking trails.  We brought kayaks and had a great time.  Being from Denver, it was so great to be away from crowds (almost no one at the lake on 4th of July weekend) and to not have to deal with I70 traffic.  We would definitely go back.

First visit and wow!

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!

Great campground

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.

First to Review
Awesome Area, plenty of open spots

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.