Location: Home then Percha Dam State Park, Arrey, New Mexico.
Thanks to the park being not very far away we left around 11. We figured that if we arrived before our reserved spot vacated, we’d park the travel trailer alongside the rest rooms near the entrance. Lucky us it was empty. It almost turned into unlucky me. I tripped over a cooler and almost fell out of the trailer. No doubt it would have been an ambulance ride. I saved myself by grabbing onto the door frame. Still banged myself up and had to bring out the first aid kit.
Didn’t take long to set up then a chance to explore. What is that monstrous sound? It is water rushing over the diversion dam. Here’s a good article on the dam. From what I can tell the dam piles up water behind it and while some of it goes over the spillway, much of it goes redirects down a canal to water cropland.
The place isn’t hopping. About a quarter of the electricity/water sites are occupied. A handful of folks in the primitive area. An old fella with the oldest dog I’ve seen in a while. A woman in a small travel trailer. I intensely disliked her Beware of Dog sign she had propped on her trailer. Her large livestock protection dog was UNCHAINED. She knows she has a dangerous dog but doesn’t chain it all the time? That’s just stupid. I will also point out that I couldn’t see the sign from the three directions walkers might be coming from.