Best Campgrounds in New Mexico

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  • #1 Albuquerque Area Campgrounds

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    Albuquerque, NM

    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 ...
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    To say that Albuquerque has it all is an understatement. It is the population center of the state and has the usual attractions ...

  • #2 Silver City - Gila Wilderness Area Campgrounds

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    Silver City, NM

    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 ...
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    Silver City is aptly named. When you discover it, you feel like you’ve found the state’s hidden treasure. There are dozens ...

  • #3 Tres Ritos Area Campgrounds

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    Tres Ritos, NM

    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 ...
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    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 ...

  • #4 Jemez Springs Area Campgrounds

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    Jemez Springs, NM

    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 ...
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    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 ...

  • #5 Pecos Area Campgrounds

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    Pecos, NM

    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 ...
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    The mountains north of the town of Pecos have always been a popular destination, but ever-increasing numbers of campers are ...

  • #6 Questa - Red River Area Campgrounds

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    Red River, NM

    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 ...
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    Red River and the surrounding area have good food, nightlife, family entertainment, Kodak scenery, trophy fly fishing, hiking ...

  • #7 Chama Area Campgrounds

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    Chama, NM

    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 ...
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    The most striking thing about the area surrounding Chama is its diversity. As you travel north through Abiquiu, the orange ...

  • #8 Deming - Las Cruces Area Campgrounds

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    Las Cruces, NM

    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 ...
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    The diversity found here is best exhibited by the contrast between the tiny hamlet of Hatch, with its nationally renowned ...

  • #9 Taos - Pilar Area Campgrounds

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    Taos, NM

    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 ...
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    Art, fashion, food, whitewater rafting, and jagged mountain peaks—if you’re going to New Mexico in search of anything else, ...

  • #10 Lovington - Hobbes - Artesia - Carlsbad Area Campgrounds

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    Carlsbad, NM

    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. ...
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    With the exception of Carlsbad, these communities have little to attract visitors. Those who do come through are often surprised ...

  • #11 Cimarron - Eagle Nest Area Campgrounds

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    Cimarron, NM

    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 ...
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    For many New Mexico visitors this area is practically a second home. The fishing at Eagle Nest Lake is ranked among the best ...

  • #12 Truth or Consequences Area Campgrounds

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    Truth or Consequences, NM

    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 ...
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    Truth or Consequences bills itself as a Southwestern recreation paradise. While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, the ...

  • #13 Espanola - Santa Fe Campgrounds

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    Santa Fe, NM

    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. ...
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    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, ...

  • #14 Alamagordo - Carrizozo - Cloudcroft Area Campgrounds

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    Alamogordo, NM

    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 ...
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    A 30-minute drive can take you from harsh desert to cool, pine-covered mountains. Of course, that’s true in other places ...

  • #15 Las Vegas - Mora Area Campgrounds

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    Las Vegas, NM

    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, ...
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    Billed as the gateway between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, Las Vegas is an interesting mix of genuine New Mexican ...

  • #16 Roswell - Ruidoso Area Campgrounds

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    Ruidoso, NM

    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 ...
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    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 ...

  • #17 Socorro - Datil Area Campgrounds

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    Socorro, NM

    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 ...
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    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 ...

  • #18 Tucumcari Area Campgrounds

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    Tucumcari, NM

    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, ...
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    Curled beneath the colorful mesa known as Tucumcari Mountain, this New Mexico gateway city still thrives on the memory of ...

  • #19 Santa Rosa Area Campgrounds

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    Santa Rosa, NM

    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 ...
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    Santa Rosa specializes in two things: respite for the weary traveler and cool, clear waters for recreation and thrill seekers. ...

  • #20 Cuba Area Campgrounds

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    Cuba, NM

    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 ...
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    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. ...