Campgrounds and RV Parks in New Mexico (NM)
The following is a list of all the campgrounds or RV parks in New Mexico (NM).
The following is a list of all the campgrounds or RV parks in New Mexico (NM).
Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch in Alto New Mexico provides about 30 full hookup RV sites catering to motor-coach guests. All pull in style sites set off NM 220 the park has a clubhouse and luxurious feel.
Clines Corners RV Park in Clines Corner New Mexico provides full hookup RV sites behind a truck stop and fuel station located along Interstate 40 in Eastern New Mexico. 36 sites suitable for any sized RV. Relatively new utilities with packed desert gravel.
Quahada RV Park in Carlsbad New Mexico provides 60 pull thru full hookup RV sites serving oil field workers along the permian basin. Situated east of town the park can handle any sized RV.
Grindstone Lake Campground in Ruidoso New mexico provides primitive camping with 22 tent campsites and six sites for RVs up to 15-feet in length. Near the shores of a recreational lake. Owned and managed by the city.
opening Summer of 2019.
Animas Valley Village RV Park & Tiny Home Village north of Aztec New Mexico and south of Durango Colorado right near the border of Colorado and New Mexico provides full hookup RV camping in a park recently acquired and under improvement by new owners. Packed gravel roads and parking pads the location offers short and long term rates in an open setting just off US 550.
Route 66 Casino Hotel RV Resort near Albuquerque New Mexico is a new facility (opened 2016) offering full hookup RV sites with paved roads and concrete pads. Convenient to Interstate 40 exit 140 (Route 66) the park provides upgraded amenities and easy access to the adjacent casino and hotel. A dedicated pool area, laundry, restrooms, showers, and clubhouse provide guests with an excellent level of services. The resort area is surrounded by desert. A truck fueling station is located on site for easy access to fuel.
Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse Arena RV Sites in Carlsbad New Mexico provides partial hookup (water/ electric) RV sites on the back side of the horse arena property. Utilized in conjunction with the events scheduled at the arena RV sites are available for advanced reservations only. Run by a local non-profit the sites can also be rented for weekly or longer term stays. A dump station is located on site.
The RV sites are not maintained and are located on loose dirt/ natural vegetation. Overall not a great destination to stay long term but acceptable if you are attending an event at the arena.
El Dorado Estates RV Sites in Carlsbad New Mexico caters to long term guests with full hookup RV sites. A bit run down appearing the park is home to folks looking to stay a bit longer in the area. An onsite manager is available the park is tucked off the highway and backs up against the river.
Sites have some small shade trees. Advanced reservations required.
Bud’s Place RV Park in Carlsbad New Mexico is a new park (2016) providing full hookup RV sites on packed gravel (gravel roads too). A work in progress (as of 2016) the park has large pull thru sites with opposing sites sharing a grass middle area. The office is in a small cabin as you enter off the roadway.
The park is located west of the main highway just south of a residential area in a more rural setting. The park backs up to one of the main canals and a paved multi-use trail that parallels the waterway. The park is reasonably priced at about $40 per night with better rates available for longer term stays.
There is a fenced dog run and soon to open brick shower/ restroom house.
Southwest RV And Trailer Park – North Forty in Carlsbad New Mexico offers full hookup RV sites in a converted mobile home community (some older mobile homes still remain). Recently created the RV sites are on packed gravel and provide easy access including large backins and pull alongs. Right next to the train tracks this location is north of the river. Advanced reservations required the park is for self contained units only.
The entrance road has some large speed bumps that can really shake your RV if you do not proceed slowly.
Southwest RV Park in Carlsbad New Mexico caters to long term RV guests in a square gravel parking area with opposing backin RV sites. No onsite registration the park is located north of the classic Carlsbad downtown area and situated within a residential/ commercial mixed use area. Nothing spectacular the park is a reasonable place to stay long term in Carlsbad in a RV.
Any size RV will easily fit as long as you are capable of backing in to a site. No onsite restrooms or showers so self contained units only.
Yes you can camp at Carlsbad Caverns National Park with their free Backcountry Camping options. Near Whites City New Mexico the National Park provides primitive hike in free camping on a permit basis in designated areas within the National Park. Backcountry camping is intended for individuals and small groups (less than 10). Campsites can only be placed at least 100 feet off established trails, 300 feet from any water source or cave entrance and a half mile or 2,600 feet from any road or parking lot.
Backcountry camping is only allowed west of Rattlesnake Canyon trailhead off the Desert Scenic Loop Road and south of the Guadalupe Ridge Trail to the park boundary for approximately two miles, after which camping is allowed both north and south of the trail.
No fires, pets, or vehicle based camping is allowed. Stock animals may be used with special permission and permits.
Cool Pines RV Park near Mayhill New Mexico offers full and partial hookup RV camping in a forested setting at 7200 ft in elevation. Catering to adults and seniors the park is accessible to any size RV. Open seasonally in the warmer months. Pull thru and backin sites available; also a choice between wooded sites and sites out in the open. Lots of exploration available in the surrounding forests.
Aguirre Spring Campground near Las Cruces New Mexico is a BLM managed campground offering 57 primitive tent and RV camping sites on the back side of the mountains (as viewed from Las Cruces). Accessible via a paved road off US 70 the location is popular for its cooler weather and unique setting. About 50 miles from White Sands National Monument. First come first served.
Nestled at the base of spectacular cliffs, overlooks the Tularosa Basin and White Sands National Monument. Alligator juniper, gray oak, mountain mahogany and sotol are a few of the abundant plant species here. Seasonal springs and streams occur in the canyon bottoms, with a few perennial springs that support riparian habitats.
White Sands National Monument Backcountry Camping near Alamogordo New Mexico offers 10 primitive hike in tent camping sites in one of the most unique and beautiful camping destinations in the Continental United States. The ten sites are spread out along a 1 mile section of the 2 mile loop appropriately named “Backpackers Loop” accessible from a marked and designated parking area near the end of the park access road. Permits are required for these sites and specific rules are strictly enforced to ensure the preservation of this unique habitat.
For back country campers or even novices the accessibility of the campsites are part of their draw. The nearest sites are only @1 mile hike from the parking area. Once there you will feel worlds away from anyone (all while having full cell coverage and data!).
The gypsum sand dunes are one of the wonders of the world. Home to a rare mix of natural wildlife the opportunity to camp in this location is a little known but wildly amazing experience. Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular over the white gypsum dunes and depending upon overnight winds you may awake to freshly groomed dunes void of any human footprints. Night skies are generally crystal clear with little to no light pollution for amazing star gazing.
There is an additional fee for camping and it is a per person fee for campers and as noted above permits are required and available ONLY on a first come first served basis. The permitting process is an important planning variable as the NPS has a rather arcane method of requiring you to return to the visitor center each day to renew your permit and permitting times vary by season (check their website for current schedules and rules).
There is no water, no picnic tables, no fires allowed and no restrooms (a pit toilet is available at the parking area). You must pack out what you pack in (and that includes your bodily wastes unless you properly bury it). Pets ARE allowed but must be leashed. The Monument closes in the evening and you will be locked in until the next morning.
Each of the 10 sites is located on a spur off the main trail. The site locations are always down in the flats below the dunes and are marked with posts; you must camp within 50 ft of the posts and should look to avoid damaging any natural vegetation.
For an incredibly unique, beautiful and memorable camping experience White Sands National Monument Backcountry Camping is a definite must.
Mountain Meadows RV Park near Tularosa New Mexico is located in a quiet country setting providing 20 full hookup RV sites (pull thrus and backins). The park is reasonably priced and offers a Passport America rate. Located in, what appears to be, someones large yard it has a down home feel and some scenic vistas. A nice little place to camp about 2 miles off the main highway.
Shady Grove RV Park just north of Alamogordo New Mexico provides reasonably priced full hookup RV sites in a designated area out in front of a mobile home community. Pull thru sites with a few tables and trees. Nothing fancy but affordable and convenient to the area. Dirt roads and parking pads the RV sites are exposed to the road and have views of the dollar store out front.
Stagecoach RV Ranch 4 miles south of Deming New Mexico offers full hookup RV sites free to overnight guests (limit 1-2 people); the park also provides long term rates that cost less than a full tank of diesel in a Class A! Situated in a quiet area outside of Deming the park offers easy access from the roadway for any size RV. Dirt roads and sites in an open setting.
City of Socorro Sports Complex RV Park in Socorro New Mexico offers 50 full hookup RV sites in a graded gravel area adjacent to a large city managed park. Soccer fields, rodeo grounds and other family friendly amenities invite guests to the area. There is a 2 mile walking/running trail and a 3.1 mile Cross Country running trail.
AOK RV Retreat in Carlsbad New Mexico offers full hookup RV sites in a newly opened RV park. Situated 5 miles east of downtown off US 62 the park features 50, 30, 20 amp electric boxes, sewer and water hookups. Packed gravel roads and sites the sites are very wide and large enough to handle any RV. Still under construction the location provides short and long term rates ($35 per night for short term).
Eventually the owners would like to have a Las Vegas, NV themed RV Park that brings a little touch of Las Vegas to Southwest, New Mexico.
Note the facility can be easy to miss. We recommend routing via the GPS coordinates rather than address. At night the entrance is very easy to miss as it is not well lit. Situated out in the plains the park is an affordable option for self contained RV campers looking to stay near Carlsbad Caverns National Park.