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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.

December 31, 2017 - A special Fall/Winter memorial issue of The Palaver can be found Here. Earlier issues of The Palaver are available Here.

December 17, 2017 - The September-December issue of The Palaver can be found Here. Earlier issues of The Palaver are available Here.

December 23, 2016 - Thanks to Dick Montgomery, pictures are available of Christmas at The Ranch and Eggs In a Bag

December 13, 2014 - For pictures of the 2014 Thanksgiving dinner at The Ranch go Here.

November 26, 2014 - For pictures of the Flood Mitigation Work go Here.

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.

SKP Ranch Board of Directors
Officers Members
President John Livesay Rex Bristol
Vice President Dick Montgomery Dennis Bratcher
Secretary Lucy Billings Krystal Patterson
Treasurer Rob Levin Phil Sharp
    Steve Pardee

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John & Judy McCain SKP 59135
Maintained by George Brother Lot 65 at
The "Original" Ranch

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This Web Site Last Updated on Sunday, December 31, 2017

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SKP Co-op Retreat of New Mexico, Inc.
P.O. Box 109
Lakewood, New Mexico 88254
Phone 575-457-2303 & FAX 575-457-2100
email: skpranch@pvtn.net