(THE ORIGINAL RANCH)
LAKEWOOD, NEW MEXICO
Reverse Osmosis Water is now available throughout the park.
We now have "the best water" in the system.
Special Offer for Escapees visiting
The Ranch - Click Here.
January 1, 2015 - The January/February issue of The Palaver can be found
Here. Earlier issues of The Palaver are available
December 13, 2014 - For pictures of the 2014 Thanksgiving dinner at The Ranch go
November 26, 2014 - For pictures of the Flood Mitigation Work go
May 21, 2006 - To see
photos of each lot in the park, click here.
The Ranch is
a Co-op Park of the Escapees RV Club located on the northern edge of the
Chihuahuan Desert in southeastern New Mexico near
Lakewood, between Artesia and Carlsbad. In its
history of development, The Ranch began in 1982 with the
initial lot drawing taking place in May 1983. Since then, 120 lots have
been developed along with facilities such as a large
Ranch House activities center, dry camping and storage areas, an office,
laundry, and workshop.
The development of
The Ranch was described in a chapter contained in the book
History of the Escapees Club in Prose and Pictures
by Kay Peterson and Todd Paddock. This book chapter is reprinted herein
with Kay Peterson's kind permission.
The Ranch is
a SKP (Escapees RV Club)
Co-op Resort and welcomes SKPs to become members by leasing a lot.
The Ranch has the reputation
among Escapees (SKP's) as the most friendly park in their system. Many of
the lot owners, or more precisely the leaseholders, place their lots in the
"rental pool" so that other Escapees or guests of members can enjoy staying at
The Ranch. Take a look at our Website to see what we have to offer,
then come for a stay.
Previous Additions and Changes
February 24, 2007 -
Photos from Thayer's 90th birthday party at The Ranch have been provided
by Lucy Billings. Click
Here to view these photos.
February 21, 2007 - A
photo of the Ranch Hands gathering at Quartzsite has been provided by
Cindy Johnson, click
Here to view this photo.
January 22, 2007 - To
see photos of the January 2007 snow in the park, click
January 22, 2007 -
Recent issues of "The Palaver" can be found
November 10, 2006 -
To see photos of the seed pod drifts in the park, click