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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.

September 1, 2014 - The September/October issue of The Palaver can be found Here. Earlier issues of The Palaver are available Here.

May 1, 2014 - Plan now to attend the Wranglers Roundup, Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2014.  Click Here for more information.

March 28, 2014 - There is a revised Spring Fling Poster on the Activities page.

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. 

Ranch Ramblings, a Yahoo News Group was started for the exchange of information and ideas between leaseholders at The Ranch.  While we encourage open and frank discussion, this is not meant to be forum for expressing personal gripes or merely venting. We hope that you will use this group to keep friends from The Ranch informed of your wanderings and activities, clarify Board decisions, and civilly discuss issues of general importance to the group.  

To subscribe to Ranch Ramblings, all leaseholders need to do is send a blank email to the following URL: ranch_ramblings-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or complete your email address below and click on the Yahoo!.Groups button.  Subscribers will receive copies of each message submitted to the News Group and may submit messages by sending them to ranch_ramblings@yahoogroups.com .  You can visit the Ranch Ramblings News Group Website and view the message archives at http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ranch_ramblings/ .  

Please send either George Brother( gbjbsrc-chili@yahoo.com ) or Cliff Dulchich ( dulcich35@hotmail.com ) an email telling us the email address you use so that we can match leaseholders with addresses. 

Current leaseholder, subscribe to Ranch Ramblings
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 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 Here

January 22, 2007 - Recent issues of "The Palaver" can be found Here

November 10, 2006 - To see photos of the seed pod drifts in the park, click Here

May 21, 2006 - To see photos of each lot in the park, click here.

SKP Ranch Board of Directors




Debra Simmonds-Amari

Bill Boose

Vice President




Cece Neitz

Dave Norton


Johnnie Wygant

Phil Sharp

Paula Russell




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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

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