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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.

March 1, 2015 - The March/April issue of The Palaver can be found Here. Earlier issues of The Palaver are available Here.

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. 

 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

SKP Ranch Board of Directors




Rob Levin

Jim Fagan

Vice President

Greg Obst

Debra Simmonds-Amari


Pat Billbery

Paul Crunk


Johnnie Wygant

Marion Braum

Jo Ann Mauck




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This Web Site Last Updated on Sunday, March 01, 2015



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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