Lakeside camping in New Mexico

Pack your paddleboard and your swimsuit for some New Mexico lake camping.

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Lakeside camping in New Mexico guide

Overview

While many people think of New Mexico as having nothing but desert for miles on end, the state actually has plenty of lakes, many of which are surrounded by state park land, complete with lakeside campsites. In fact, nearly half of New Mexico’s state parks have their own lakes. As such, New Mexicans are spoiled for choice when it comes to lakefront camping in areas such as Bottomless Lake outside Roswell, Elephant Butte Lake, Eagle Nest Lake near Taos, and Storrie Lake near Santa Fe. If you’re willing or able to reserve your campsite six months in advance, you'll have a great variety of options to choose from. Alternatively, consider getting off the beaten path with a private Hipcamp near one of the state’s many lakes—not only will you find an abundance of tent and RV sites, but there are also plenty of cozy cabins and glampsites for those in need of a bit of extra comfort.

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