Hipcamp host Poki P.,
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NOTE: in order to ensure our guests peace and quiet, please arrive before 7:00pm.

Mil Abrazos means “a thousand hugs” in Spanish, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you leave. - Kitty S. 

Beautifully quiet. All I could hear were the frogs, crickets and birds, even though there were other campers across the yard. The essentials were all there


NOTE: in order to ensure our guests peace and quiet, please arrive before 7:00pm.

Mil Abrazos means “a thousand hugs” in Spanish, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you leave. - Kitty S. 

Beautifully quiet. All I could hear were the frogs, crickets and birds, even though there were other campers across the yard. The essentials were all there and I had a lovely time just watching the stars in that huge expanse of sky. - Diny C. 

10,000 stars, Wonderful place. I would go back in a heartbeat. - Doug G. 

Located 28 miles from Interstate 25 and 16 miles from Interstate 40, with paved road to our property gate, our 32 acre property sits in the middle of an ancient bread basket irrigated by a 12 mile-long ditch dug by hand and horse plow in the 1820’s.  

The area is sparsely populated, mostly by small subsistence cattle ranchers, descendants of the original land grant Spanish settlers. Very quiet, and home to many resident and migratory birds and large deciduous trees fed by the irrigation ditches.  We are part of a rich oasis ecosystem in the middle of the desert, fed by the beautiful Pecos River, a 20 minute walk from the campground through pastures. 

Our 5 campsites are all located next to a lovely pond where you may see birds, bats, frogs and garter snakes.  Sites 1 and 2 you can park at the site.  Sites 5 & 6 are walk-in only and are more private and tucked away in trees.

Cold shower, utility sink and fast Internet wifi are located near the farm building a couple minutes walk from the campsites.  A composting toilet is at the campground. A communal fire pit is also at the campground and we provide firewood and everything to get a fire going.  Just bring the marshmallows. We have a pack of four wild and loving dogs that enjoy having visitors and extra attention.

This is un-groomed traditional New Mexico.  As rural and agricultural as it gets.  A place we have fallen in love with and enjoy sharing with many visitors.

WIND! The New Mexico desert has strong winds at times, as we sit in a large watershed.  

RAIN! When they come (June-Sept), the rains (monsoons) can be intense.  

SNAKES! This is rattlesnake country. We respect their role in the ecosystem and do not harm them. Please be aware that an encounter with one of these mighty beings could occur during your visit.  We have seen two this season and four last year.

We want to let people know that being well prepared for weather, with good tent equipment, will ensure that you have as pleasant an experience as possible.

We are a Community Land Trust in very early phase of development. Our mission is to return farmland to the commons and create an attractive model of live-in work environment that can inspire the re-population of farmland, providing affordable home ownership, using regenerative practices for food production and wildlife habitat restoration, and relying on a variety of cottage industries to comfortably sustain a multi-generational community.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our Hipcamp guests, visiting the river with them, having coffee or sharing a meal, sitting around the fire and hearing stories about where they come from.  

It has enriched our lives and we are delighted to host people in search of unusual camping experiences.  If you appreciate quietness, big skies, starry nights, bird watching, cattle, coyote, lush grasses, horses, dogs and the raw element of the desert, this may be a good place for you.

For more information about our nonprofit, please google Mil Abrazos Community Land Trust.

NOTE: in order to ensure our guests peace and quiet,  please arrive before 7:00pm.

Also when booking, Site 3 & 4 are walk in sites, just a couple of mins walk. Site 1 & 2 you can drive up to.

If you decide you would prefer more of a Glamping experience you can book our "Belle Matrix 13' Canvas Family Tent" or "Halley our 1955 Comet Vintage Camper" listed separately... just search the title in the search bar.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Poki a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Mil Abrazos Campground


River Walk

Our property has river frontage and the 20 min walk through our fields is fla...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We have a very shallow pond by the camping area with lots of weeds and tiny frogs. Perfect for a refreshing dunk or for kids t...Read more

Wildlife watching

Lots of migratory and resident birds. Hawks, Woodpeckers, Western Meadowlarks, Owls, Swallows, Hummingbirds, Heron, Cranes, Gee...Read more

Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Mil Abrazos Campground in New Mexico.


We have a sandy spot at the river. Extremely quiet. Some shade and chairs at the river.


Property is located in the relatively flat lands of lower Pecos watershed, amidst 5,000 acres of pasture and hay fields intersp...Read more

River, stream, or creek

River is a 20 min walk from campground through lovely pastures and dry land. Pleasant walk along the river with plenty of spot...Read more

Swimming hole

River can be running strong in the spring and after storms. Not recommended for swimming because it is shallow and dotted with...Read more


Farm fields are currently in covercrops. We only have a tiny vegetable garden right now.


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Hipcamper Jane
Jane A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 16th, 2021

This is one of the most thoughtful, gracious, playful campgrounds we've stayed in. Poki was a wonderful host. He loves this land that he's cultivated and showed us his harvest of squash and blue corn. He's. set up an outdoor kitchen for camper's use, complete with table cloths and a sink for washing dishes. And a great compost toilet to turn a campers' waste into fertilizer for the fields. It's a beautiful spot. Thank you Poki for taking care of this corner of the world.

Hipcamper Clare

Beautiful evening sky

Clare S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 14th, 2021

Perfect stop to enjoy the wide open evening sky. We arrived late do to traffic and Poki welcomed us and made sure we had all we needed for a one night stay. Wish we could have stayed longer to visit with Poki.

Hipcamper Abby
Abby C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 5th, 2021

The directions to the camp are very clear and once you arrive it is easy to find what you need. Poki is very nice and accommodating. We loved the outdoor kitchen set up and how open the camp was. This is also the perfect location for stargazing. Would definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Hannah

Low-key + peaceful

Hannah R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 2nd, 2021

This spot definitely did the trick for me! I didn't get much time to explore as I arrived late + was eager to get back on the road to carry on with a cross country road trip. I had no problems getting there with Poki's specific directions. I just Apple mapped myself to Maestas Lounge and followed the written directions from there. I was a little worried about getting lost, but had no problems, even in the dark. I felt totally secure camping alone and awoke to a beautiful sunrise and drive out. I passed a row of dying sunflowers on the way out, so I could see it being quite beautiful during the summer months! Thanks, Poki! :)

Hipcamper Jaye
Jaye J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 13th, 2021

This land was a dream to camp on. Poki is a generous and visionary host, and I’m so glad I got to spend time here. Definitely will be back for the sunflowers, walk to the river, and pups.

The river is about a mile away. Views on the walk to the river.
Hipcamper Mary Grace

Quite literally the best.

Mary Grace P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 9th, 2021

This is my first experience with hipcamp, and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. I’ve always been so adamant about not paying so much for camping, but my goodness was this worth it. Poki, the host, has made this his home and he’s opened it wide to share. Happy dogs, wildflowers to your heart’s content, and sweet, sweet country peace. Excellent set up for everything you’d need for camping. Not only does he supply all the firewood, he even set the fire up for me, tinder and all. All I had to do was light it. On our way out he gave us zucchini and a watermelon that he just picked from his farm?!? Come on. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Hipcamper Haley
Haley S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 7th, 2021

We had to find camping last minute on the way to Santa Fe and found this gem! Poki was very responsive and welcoming, would definitely stay again when we have more time to explore the land!

Hipcamper Poki
Response from Poki, the Host, on September 9th, 2021

Glad you got to enjoy the peak of the sunflower season!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Monica

Peaceful and educational

Monica S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 2nd, 2021

Beautiful place and what he is doing with the land is a labor of love. So inspiring! Enjoyed the tour with Poki and his pack of rambunctious dogs. Wish we had had more time…

Hipcamper Kim

This is a great place!

Kim S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 21st, 2021

The campground is situated along a rural stretch of the Pecos River, but also close enough to day trip into Las Vegas, NM. The evenings were cool and we slept with our trailer windows open. Listened to bull frogs and coyotes, Also enjoyed a hike down the fence line to the river. Beautiful setting. Poki is a great host and made sure we had everything we needed, plus more.


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Mil Abrazos (a thousand hugs)
New Mexico
United States
4 Sites