- Maximum occupancy per site: 7 people and 1 or 2 vehicles (specified in reservation system).
- Check-in time: 4 p.m. Check-out time: 2 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Allowed at the campsite. Check campground rules for restrictions in other areas of the park.
- Generator use: Restricted during quiet hours.
- Campfires: Allowed only in provided campfire pit or ring at the site, following local restrictions.
- Drone use: Check with specific parks for any local restrictions.
327 New Mexico 61, Faywood, NM 88034
Located in the Chihuahuan Desert region of southwestern New Mexico, this park is named for its stunning volcanic rock formations. Boulders and pinnacles rising up to 40 feet are separated by natural paths resembling city streets. A popular park for day-tripping hikers, bikers, and picnickers, City of Rocks is also a magical place to camp overnight. The most desirable spots are nestled amongst the rocks. Out of 50 total sites, nine have water and electricity, five are reservable online, and the rest are first come, first served. There are sites for larger rigs, and the main campground loop is easily accessible, but the smaller the rig, the more options you have. Note that the sites are not very level and there is no dump station. Potable water, vault toilets, and a visitor center with restrooms and showers are all part of the park. Despite its remoteness, cell service is reportedly decent. If you’ve been waiting to try boondocking, this is a perfect place to start.
28869 US-64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718
Tucked into the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico, this river valley near Taos and Eagle Nest is an idyllic place to camp along the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. The Cimarron River flows through a dramatically deep, forested gorge. Beautiful views, intriguing geology, and abundant wildlife viewing are all part of the experience. The river and ponds are popular for fishing, and you can also get your heart pumping on the hiking trails up the canyon. Note that there are no hookups, only potable water and restrooms. A few sites can fit bigger rigs but most are suitable for those that are 25 feet and under.
409 Dog Canyon Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Only 26 miles from White Sands National Park, this beautiful state park is a convenient base and a destination in its own right. Set in the foothills of the Sacramento Mountains, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park has expansive views of peaks and desert, a cactus garden, hiking trails, a visitor center, and a historic ranch house. The 5.5-mile Dog Canyon National Recreation Trail climbs over 3,000 feet into the hills. Hikers are rewarded with an oasis of pools under a stand of cottonwood trees. Campsites are gravel, some with electric and water hookups. Most of the 40 sites can accommodate rigs over 30 feet and are located on an easy-access loop road. Restrooms, potable water, and a dumping station are all available. This low-key, highly regarded state park near the U.S.’s newest national park is a hidden gem.
New Mexico state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Bluewater Lake State Park
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Brantley Lake State Park
Caballo Lake State Park
Cimarron Canyon State Park
City of Rocks State Park
Clayton Lake State Park and Dinosaur Trackways
Conchas Lake State Park
Coyote Creek State Park
Eagle Nest Lake State Park
El Vado Lake State Park
Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Fenton Lake State Park
Heron Lake State Park
Hyde Memorial State Park
Leasburg Dam State Park
Manzano Mountains State Park
Navajo Lake State Park
Oasis State Park
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Pancho Villa State Park
Percha Dam State Park
Rockhound State Park
Santa Rosa Lake State Park
Storrie Lake State Park
Sugarite Canyon State Park
Sumner Lake State Park
Ute Lake State Park
Villanueva State Park
For more information on New Mexico state park campgrounds, visit emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD.