Video: Guide to New Mexico State Parks

Aug 23, 2023 | Video

Video: Guide to New Mexico State Parks

Here are a few parks to consider when camping in New Mexico.

By Campendium

Maverick Campground. | Photo added by John & BJ

Affordable, picturesque, and often filled with amenities, New Mexico’s state park campgrounds are ideal for RVers and tent campers alike. You can find campsites with hookups for only $14 a night and dry camping sites for merely $10 a night. Plus, if you purchase an annual camping permit, your nightly fees are waived for the year.

Here are a few state parks to check out if you’re looking for a place to camp in New Mexico:

Rockhound State Park. Each RV site is spacious and features a picnic table and covered shelter. The campground has one loop with hookups and one without, making this a great spot, no matter your camping needs. 

City of Rocks State Park. Featuring stunning volcanic rock formations, this campground offers 50 sites spread throughout the park’s unique geologic landscapes. While some sites are first come, first served, others can be reserved online. 

Cimarron Canyon State Park. Camp alongside the Cimarron River at this northern New Mexico state park. There are no hookups, but the campground does offer potable water and restrooms. 

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. Less than 30 miles from White Sands National Park, this state park offers expansive views, hiking trails, a visitor center, and more. Most of the campsites can accommodate rigs longer than 30 feet, and each site has a gravel pad.