Cimarron State Park NM

As we head back onto Hwy 64 after our visit to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial the day is still bright and sunny with just enough of a breeze to keep things nice. We pass by Eagle’s Nest State Park. It’s really crowded with those who like to fish, and I would just as soon not be stuffed in between two Rvs; they are lined up like sardines in a can. But the lake is pretty.
Cimarron is located in a canyon between what is called the Palisade Sill. Interesting rock formations and wildflowers abound along the narrow two lane road that winds this way and that through the canyon.

Our first shot at a campsite is nixed due this section being reservation only sites, but a state park worker points me to Maverick or Black Jack just up the road. We get back out onto the highway and peek at Black Jack. It’s a tent area and we drive on to Maverick. Very small and mostly full, but we do find a site.

There are two fishing ponds in this camping area with a nice trail around them both. Campsites have tables, fire rings, drinking water is nearby along with toilet facilities . NO showers or dump station. Sites are pretty close together and in places can actually make a person feel uncomfortable, but if you have good neighbors it works.

Thunderstorms gather in the late afternoon on most days, and we get a few really good drenchings. It’s nice to have the tarp, cut to size, to fasten over the open side doors to keep it comfortable inside MissAdventure. Nights are wonderfully cool.

DUE TO A MAJOR GOOF-UP ON MY PART THERE WILL BE NO PHOTOS FOR SEVERAL POSTS COMING UP.  DURING A SESSION OF ORGANIZING PHOTOS INTO ALBUMS I INADVERTANTLY  DELETED A LOT OF MY PICTURES. I AM BEYOND SICK ABOUT THIS!

Read more about Cimarron Canyon HERE.

Thanks for joining us! Hugs, Shawna

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

4 thoughts on “Cimarron State Park NM”

  1. Love to see your pictures and sorta ride along but best of all hearing you and the boys are ok and your stories can paint an imagination picture.. Have a great week..It is hot hear but there is supposed to be a cooling trend and I can sure use that!

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  2. Always enjoy your posts…pictures or no pictures! You have such a gift for sharing your travels in writing…I am there with you enjoying all the parks and side adventures! 🌵

    We are admiring some beautiful sunrises and gorgeous sunsets in NV. Really so unexpected, but shadows on the hills are breathtaking, as well as Reno skyline. Not quite like your open-space photos of historic sites, hills, flowers, and animals, but still very beautiful. Thanks for keeping us updated. Sorry you lost/deleted some treasured photos, but you will make up for it on your upcoming adventures.
    Hope you are ready for a change in weather and cooler Fall temperatures.
    💕🤗🤨🤗💕

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    1. Getting settled…movers actually come in to Burney on the 9th to move untold number of boxes and furniture. Leaving some things at Burney house for time being. Probably wait until next Spring to put up For Sale sign. Will be so thankful when all is said and done, but then you’ve been there and done that! 💕

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