Percha Dam

(Arrey NM)
I spent a few days at Percha Dam State Park in southwest New Mexico. A quiet, small campground along the Rio Grande which is overlooked by many. That was my second time there.

dam and river

Percha Dam & Rio Grande

Unfortunately, there was no water over the dam, and very little in the river. I suppose mostly due to the extended drought for the past several years. The many trees were showing fall colors, and with a view of the mountains in the distance it was very peaceful.

Tree with river beyond

Trail in the woods along the Rio Grande

There were a few easy trails through the woods by the river. Each day I walked a different path finding that they each had a different ambiance. I really enjoyed that.

RV under tree by a shelter

Tardis at Percha Dam SP

I chose a non-electric site by the river and dam. A respectable distance from the hook-up sites favored by most campers. That was fine by me, as I had the whole area to myself. My stay was free thanks to my having the Annual Camping Pass.

Camp: Percha Dam SP
Scene: Dam, river, woods

2 Responses to Percha Dam

  1. dawn on camano island December 2, 2014 at 4:28 am #

    Good morning! I found your blog through RVSue’s blog–my Mom is an artist who painted plein air during the years she & Dad were snowbirds. She continues to paint, primarily in pastels & acrylics, & is a member of a co-op gallery in Olympia, WA. Not bad for 86!

    Thank you for this post about Percha Dam. Jim & I plan to spend time in NM parks once we’re both retired the end of the year & this one looks like a winner. We, like you, would take the dry camp in the quiet spot.

    What are you working on right now? What is your process as you travel? I apologize if this is in your blog & I haven’t read it. Take good care & enjoy your day.

    • Pleinguy December 2, 2014 at 10:05 am #

      Nice that your Mom continues her painting. Hope I can last that long. If you like quiet, then you will probably like Percha Dam. There is another similar camp just five miles up the road; look for my post about Riverside.

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