The Original Ranch is an SKP Co-op Park for members of the Escapees RV Club located on the northern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert in Southeastern New Mexico between Artesia and Carlsbad.
Established in 1982 by Escapee founders Joe and Kay Peterson, The Original Ranch's mission is based on the concept of community, sharing and service.
As is fitting, the park is run by volunteers, encouraging members to form a community that shares our knowledge, skills and talents. The Ranch is also renowned for being the friendliest park in the Escapees system, as evidenced by the welcome bell that draws members to the office to welcome each new arrival with hugs and smiles.
All members are encouraged to participate in committee activities of their choice and social events. There is something here for everyone to do and to enjoy!
We are a co-op run by members working together for a smooth running and enjoyable community.
Volunteering to help our park, neighbors, and visitors is a mainstay of the park.
We love our food here at The Ranch. We have many potlucks, area dine-outs, BBQs, and celebrations.
There's always time to play together. We regularly play billiards, cards, puzzles, bowling, etc.
Special thanks to Brad Schultz for making this video.