New Mexico RV Camping
New Mexico RV Camping – All The Comforts Away From Home
New Mexico RV Camping and Campgrounds
There are great New Mexico RV camping opportunities in the “Land Of Enchantment.” Whether you are looking for Extra Terrestrials near Roswell or ancient history near Chaco Canyon, New Mexico RV camping offers just about every type of camping opportunity and activity imaginable. US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has several water containment projects with camping available, and national and state parks offer great New Mexico RV camping destinations.
New Mexico RV Parks
- New Mexico RV Parks – Research tool for finding the best private RV parks and campgrounds in New Mexico.
Federal RV Camping Information
- National Park Service – NPS information about New Mexico RV camping on National Park Service administered lands. Great RV camping locations from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to the remote Chaco Canyon Heritage Area.
- US Forest Service (USFS) – Information about National Forests and New Mexico RV camping. There are 5 USFS administrative offices in New Mexico and dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is encouraged. The Cibola office also administers Black Kettle & McClellan Creek National Grasslands and the Rita Blanca National Grassland.
- Carson National Forest
- Cibola National Forest
- Gila National Forest
- Lincoln National Forest
- Santa Fe National Forest
- Bureau of Land Management – BLM information about BLM administered lands in New Mexico. Dispersed camping is encouraged, and developed recreation areas have numerous New Mexico RV camping sites.
- US Army Corps of Engineers – USACE/COE information about Corps lakes and campgrounds in New Mexico.
- US Fish and Wildlife Service – FWS information about National Wildlife Refuges in New Mexico. Not all locations allow RV camping, so check regulations for each NWR.
State RV Camping Information
- State Parks – Mountain and desert campgrounds offer great New Mexico RV camping locations.
- New Mexico Department Of Fish And Game – Information about New Mexico Wildlife Areas. Many allow RV camping.
- New Mexico State Tourism Website – Where to go and what to do. Includes New Mexico RV camping suggestions.
- Camping Reservations – Make your New Mexico State and Federal campground reservation in advance, and your campsite will be waiting for you when you arrive.
New Mexico RV Dump Stations
Free New Mexico RV Camping
Free New Mexico RV camping is available on the national forest and BLM administered lands. Dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is encouraged, and you can learn more on our Boondocking page. The following list is only an example of free New Mexico RV camping locations.
The Trout Lakes Campground offers smaller RVs and tenters 3 lakes for fishing and other outdoor recreation activities. 12 campsites but no potable water available.
The Angel Peak Recreation Area offers free RV camping and other outdoor recreation activities. Vault Toilets and trash containers are available.
The Pecos River Corridor Recreation Area offers free dispersed camping (boondocking) along the Pecos River, north of Loving to the New Mexico/Texas state line. Public land in the corridor is intermingled with private and state land, so please obtain a map and respect private property.
The Fort Stanton Recreation Area is open to free dispersed camping (boondocking).
The USDA Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest offers 5 free developed campgrounds. Three campgrounds are near Magdalena.
Three free campgrounds are available near Manzano, managed by the USDA Cibola National forest. 56 campsites are available between the three campgrounds. Rough Road.
26 miles south of Thoreau is the remotely located Ojo Redondo Campground. 15 campsites are available for RV camping. It may not be suitable for large recreational vehicles.
New Mexico Public Campgrounds
Public campgrounds in New Mexico are located in beautiful and historic areas. State and federal campgrounds offer facilities from primitive to full RV hookup sites. The following list is only an example of the available public campgrounds available in New Mexico.
Located near Mexico’s border, Poncho Villa State Park offers camping, picnicking, hiking, historic buildings and history, and wildlife viewing.
City Of Rocks State Park offers numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, including RV camping, picnicking, star gazing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
The Chaco Culture National Historical Park offers camping. This area is also a World Heritage Site with Puebloan peoples’ ruins from around 850 to 1250 AD.
Ute Lake State Park offers RV camping, hiking, boating, picnicking, fishing, water skiing, sailing, and wildlife viewing.
Cochiti Lake is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE/COE). The lake is on Indian Lands and is formed by one of the USA’s largest earth dams. RV Dump station and pull-thru campsites.
- The Pinon Campground offers outdoor recreation activities for the whole family. Dump station, water, fishing, boating, hiking, and more. First come, first serve.
- The popular Juniper Campground offers RV camping with an RV dump station, water, and trash.
A great New Mexico RV camping destination is the Sugarite State Park. Picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking, and wildlife viewing are only some of the outdoor recreation activities available for the whole family.
Public lands offer great locations for New Mexico RV camping. State, Federal, and private campgrounds have basic service campsites with picnic tables and fire rings, to full hookup RV resorts. Use the links to the public lands websites above for specific information about camping and public lands access. Research and explore, and you should have no trouble finding the best New Mexico RV camping sites.