Best Campgrounds in New Mexico

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in New Mexico. Use this list to plan your next New Mexico campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Albuquerque Area Campgrounds


To say that Albuquerque has it all is an understatement. It is the population center of the state and has the usual attractions of a big city with the added bonus of being located in the shadow of 10,…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
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#2. Silver City - Gila Wilderness Area Campgrounds


Silver City is aptly named. When you discover it, you feel like you’ve found the state’s hidden treasure. There are dozens of things to do here, ranging from tours of the huge copper mines to hiking i…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Silver City, NM - Campgrounds Best Trail in nm - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Jemez Springs Area Campgrounds


If you don’t know the Jemez Springs area, it’s no surprise, because not a lot of people do. Finding it is like discovering the place where the locals hang out just around the bend from the high profil…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Jemez Springs, NM - Campgrounds
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#4. Tres Ritos Area Campgrounds


Ask any Texan who camps in New Mexico and they will be happy to tell you all about Tres Ritos. Unlike other spots that have been more recently “discovered” by campers, Tres Ritos has been a favorite f…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Tres Ritos, NM - Campgrounds
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#5. Pecos Area Campgrounds


The mountains north of the town of Pecos have always been a popular destination, but ever-increasing numbers of campers are discovering the rugged beauty found here. The attraction lies in the easy ac…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Pecos, NM - Campgrounds
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#6. Questa - Red River Area Campgrounds


Red River and the surrounding area have good food, nightlife, family entertainment, Kodak scenery, trophy fly fishing, hiking to suit all fitness levels, and almost any other mountain activity you can…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Red River, NM - Campgrounds
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#7. Chama Area Campgrounds


The most striking thing about the area surrounding Chama is its diversity. As you travel north through Abiquiu, the orange and red canyon walls gradually give way to pinon-dotted mesas before you reac…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Chama, NM - Campgrounds
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#8. Taos - Pilar Area Campgrounds


Art, fashion, food, whitewater rafting, and jagged mountain peaks—if you’re going to New Mexico in search of anything else, then don’t bother with Taos. Save it for the rest of us who thrive on the ma…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Taos, NM - Campgrounds
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#9. Lovington - Hobbes - Artesia - Carlsbad Area Campgrounds


With the exception of Carlsbad, these communities have little to attract visitors. Those who do come through are often surprised by what they find. The people are friendly and the food is good. As for…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Carlsbad, NM - Campgrounds
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#10. Cimarron - Eagle Nest Area Campgrounds


For many New Mexico visitors this area is practically a second home. The fishing at Eagle Nest Lake is ranked among the best in the state, the scenic drive through Cimarron Canyon is one you will not…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Cimarron, NM - Campgrounds
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#11. Deming - Las Cruces Area Campgrounds


The diversity found here is best exhibited by the contrast between the tiny hamlet of Hatch, with its nationally renowned chili crop, and the White Sands Missile Range, with its array of scientific pa…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Las Cruces, NM - Campgrounds
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#12. Espanola - Santa Fe Campgrounds


If you’re considering a camping vacation to this area, you’ve chosen the heart of New Mexico. It’s all here: aspens and pines, mountains, food, art, and air so fresh you can almost taste it. The downs…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Santa Fe, NM - Campgrounds
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#13. Alamagordo - Carrizozo - Cloudcroft Area Campgrounds


A 30-minute drive can take you from harsh desert to cool, pine-covered mountains. Of course, that’s true in other places in the state, but the contrast is even greater here. At the foot of the Sacrame…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Alamogordo, NM - Campgrounds
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#14. Las Vegas - Mora Area Campgrounds


Billed as the gateway between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, Las Vegas is an interesting mix of genuine New Mexican culture and tourist glitz. You won’t find as much artiness here, nor as m…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Las Vegas, NM - Campgrounds
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#15. Roswell - Ruidoso Area Campgrounds


These two cities are connected by a long stretch of lonely road and not much else. Roswell is an oil town and the home of the New Mexico Military Institute. Two museums document Roswell’s UFO claim to…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Ruidoso, NM - Campgrounds
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#16. Truth or Consequences Area Campgrounds


Truth or Consequences bills itself as a Southwestern recreation paradise. While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, the area does have the big advantage of being sandwiched between two of the state’…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Truth or Consequences, NM - Campgrounds
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#17. Socorro - Datil Area Campgrounds


If your fondest desire is to be alone, this stretch of desert dotted with green mountains is a good place to end up. It wasn’t always that way. Half a century ago, the area was a booming mining commun…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Socorro, NM - Campgrounds
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#18. Tucumcari Area Campgrounds


Curled beneath the colorful mesa known as Tucumcari Mountain, this New Mexico gateway city still thrives on the memory of U.S. Route 66. The town is quaint and has all the conveniences. And, some of t…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Tucumcari, NM - Campgrounds
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#19. Santa Rosa Area Campgrounds


Santa Rosa specializes in two things: respite for the weary traveler and cool, clear waters for recreation and thrill seekers. As a stopover along historic U.S. Route 66, the town has its share of ret…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Santa Rosa, NM - Campgrounds
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#20. Cuba Area Campgrounds


The town of Cuba is the gateway to much of New Mexico’s Indian culture to the west and the lush national forests to the east. The town itself is small but serves as the commercial center for the easte…
From the guidebook "Camping New Mexico"
Cuba, NM - Campgrounds
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