Camping near Las Cruces

The ancient desert lands and volcanic craters of Las Cruces beckon.

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Horner Hipcamp

15 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Radium Springs, NM
New to Hipcamp, but want to share my beautiful property with others. Located on the bank of the Rio Grande River with access to the river at all times. Property is rustic now, but improvements will continue to be made as time goes on. Come help me develop this beautiful location into the best Hipcamp in New Mexico. Just 14 miles of the Chile Capital of the World, Hatch, NM, come during chile harvest to take home fresh green chile right out of the field. 21 miles from Las Cruces, where you will find plenty of events and entertainment, should you so desire. Spaceport, America, T or C, White Sands are all within a day's drive, and Fort Selden is just a few miles down the road, as is Blue Moon Bar and Grill. My dad first came to this property as a farm hand for the elderly couple who owned it. This was in the 1930's. He met my mother, who lived 6 miles down the road, in 1939. She was just 14. Every Sunday he would ride those 6 miles to have supper with her and her family and in 1940, 2 weeks after her 16th birthday, they married. They traveled around before coming back here, buying a small portion of this farm from the elderly owners and farming the rest for them, but in 1953, the man died (his name was Ernest Ward) in the small concrete house I now use for storage, that my dad had built for he and his wife when he first came to work for them. My parents built a home for his widow in Hatch (14 miles) and bought the farm from her. My family has owned it since. I was gone for 31 years, but returned to the land and place I love and plan to stay here till I die!
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Ray & Lucille's place

2 sites · RVs3 acres · La Mesa, NM
Our farm is located in La Mesa, NM in the Mesilla Valley. Centered between Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX . The farming community offers open fields of various crops as well as pecan orchards. Minutes from hiking destinations Organ Mountain Desert Peaks National Monument and Franklin Mountains State Park. Various wineries and breweries within minutes. Elephant Butte Lake State Park 1 hr 41 min (104 miles) White Sands National Park 1 hr 8 min (72 miles)Learn more about this land:Come stay at our fully equipped, safe RV Sites with full hook ups here at our little farm in the middle of Mesilla Valley. Just 6 miles off I-10 in La Mesa, NM. We are in a farming community among pecan orchards, cotton fields, hay fields. Easy to find, our peaceful and private RV sites are 1/4 mile off scenic NM Hwy 28. There are 4 wineries and a brewery within 20 minutes of our farm. Great country setting 20 minutes south of Mesilla and Las Cruces and 20 minutes North of El Paso, TX.
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La Vina rd

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Chamberino, NM
A two acre camping ground located next to Sombra Antigua Winery located in the middle of farmland along the historic highway 28. Bathrooms and trash disposal available as well as 1 electric hook up. Live music Saturday and Sunday from 2-6pm and 2 day stay limit. Tables and fire pits at each campsite.
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One Particular Harbour

3 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Deming, NM
50 acres of SW desert solitude. Starry nights and quiet days. 2400' dirt airstrip on the property. NM18 for the pilots reading this. 3 RV hookups, w/ 30 amp electric and water service. Outhouse, w/ flushable toilet, hot and cold running water. 2 charcoal grills. Picnic table. Fire pit, for calm evenings. Many outbuildings, paddocks and acreage for your equine. Oh, did I mention, starry nights and quiet days.
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Spur-C Desert Oasis

1 site · RV1 acre · Anthony, NM
Learn more about this land: This site is at least an acre of sandy soil full of desert bushes, cacti, and trees.   Area for parking / tents is cleared.  It is situated at the east end of a 20 acre horse boarding stable. This is a quiet setting in southern New Mexico just one mile off McNutt Rd on a dirt road. There is plenty of space to stretch your legs and enjoy a view of the Franklin Mountains and if you are lucky some of our wildlife.  A great place to spend a quiet, safe, stopover. You are within easy reach of White Sands National Park, Hueco Tanks Park, Franklin Mountain Park, and all the amenities of El Paso , Texas. Schedule only through Hipcamp.com. Use this link or download the app to your phone.
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BNC Farms

3 sites · Lodging10 acres · Chaparral, NM
Welcome to BNC Farms! We are located smack in the middle of desert in Chaparral, NM. We have two short term rentals on the property. The Desert Dome and Harvey the Skoolie. Both are unique stays. We love to show people the beauty the desert has to offer. We also live on site and are around to answer any questions or help you out. We want all of our guests to be able to enjoy their stay and have as much privacy as possible. Both stays have a fire pit and their own hang out area. There are farm animals on the property! Your fur babies are welcome, we only ask you keep them leashed at all time. If you would like to see more about our rentals, or see local recommendations check out our instagram @BNCFarms1. We look forward to hosting you. Bailey and Nadia
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Rockhound Basecamp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Ventura, NM
Enjoy this private dry camping site located 2 miles from Rockhound State Park with native creosote bush and yucca scattered throughout the landscape and towering views of the Florida Mountains and Dragon Ridge 1 mile away where you can spot occasional antelope and desert bighorn sheep roaming the peaks.
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EmTee Homestead

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Ventura, NM
Nestled within a picturesque landscape surrounded by mountains, our half-acre of raw land awaits your exploration. Situated at the base of the enchanting Little Florida Mountain, our property is in close proximity to RockHound State Park, approximately 17 miles from town. Immerse yourself in outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain climbing, or rockhounding, where geodes, Jasper, and quartz abound. Though the land remains in its natural state, a cistern is available for water needs. It's important to note that there is no well or electricity on the premises, requiring campers to bring their own provisions for water and power. This rustic setting provides the perfect retreat for those seeking tranquility, offering a chance to unwind, stargaze, and relish the beauty of the night sky. Experience the serene ambiance and breathtaking scenery of our unique landscape.
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SaddleHawk Ranch

22 sites · RVs40 acres · Deming, NM
Located in the high desert (4300 ft) of the Southwest, we are a gated guest ranch, and we have multiple areas for you to RV boondock or tent camp. We also have a few 30/50 amp plug in spots. This is a private gated ranch, (Not an RV park) and is a working ranch. The Ranch also hosts a special 501(c)3 non profit charity organization (called Equine Safe Haven) that keeps 9 horses and 11 donkeys at the ranch. We have beautiful mountain views and beautiful sunsets. The mountains close by are great for hiking. We have so many photo ops with the animals too! The ranch is home to 35 +- Equines (Horses, Mules, Donkeys) performance and competition horses and carriage driving school. Sorry, we do not rent riding horses or have riding horses/lessons. You may schedule a carriage ride for an extra fee. We have water hydrant fill stations, and a BBQ area for you to use. Please ask when you arrive. We can accommodate any size RV up to and including tractor trailers. We have two 50 amp sites and one 30 amp site if you need electric. CHECK IN TIME: BETWEEN 3pm and 8:30pm. No Exceptions TENT CAMPERS: must get here before sunset - it gets VERY dark here (great for stargazing) , and hard to see in the back acreage. Front Gate locks by 8:30pm and unlocked at 7:30am. THE GATE IS LOCKED BETWEEN 8pm and 7:30am. If this doesn't work for you, please do not book a stay with us! Checkout is by 11am. It is quiet here, and we like to allow travelers time to rest. We also work full time, M-F, in addition to working the Ranch, so we need to set limits so we can rest as well.
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Freedom Field

5 sites · Tents40 acres · Ventura, NM
Learn more about this land:Freedom Field is an Ultralight and light sport remote airfield with campsites, two miles east of the Florida mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert of Luna County New Mexico. We boast a quiet remote location with very little light pollution for amazing up close, reach out and touch it night skies.Our campsites are Huge and far apart to accommodate large camp parties with some distance between campsites.Aircraft may operate from Sunup to sundown. Dry campers, RVs,  Boondockers, tent campers, Hikers, Bikers, Skoolies and Van dwellers welcome. At this time there are no aircraft based at the field and air traffic is very sparse.We are roughly 26 Miles from Deming and 50 Miles to Las Cruces.It is about 16 miles by road to Exit 102 on Interstate 10.
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Pancho Villa Place

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Ventura, NM
Private half acre site all to yourself just 3.7 miles off paved Coyote Rd in the expansive Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico with freedom to set up a large group camp or a solo get-away-from-it-all camp, ride off-road vehicles, practice your primitive sling-shot and airsoft target skills, play corn hole, stargaze and have epic campfires at night.
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Rosie's Retreat

1 site · Tent1 acre · Ventura, NM
Learn more about this land: Primitive campsite w stunning mountain views - enjoy nature and solitude! Outside Deming, NM - make sure to stop at the D. H. Lescombes winery on the way! 4x4 vehicle is a MUST, because the dirt roads and ground can become soft and muddy depending on weather. Off-road traction boards highly recommend. COME PREPARED. You will be provided the gps coordinates, there is no wi-fi, plot ahead of time. The site is remote - beyond where the roads end. This is a primitive campsite - so NO water, power or toilets are available. Please respect nature. No fireworks or trash. Pack in pack out policy. Wildlife includes mostly small animals like rabbits, prairie dogs, turtles, lizards, field mice and kangaroo mice. Bigger animals such as deer antelope and the occasional cow are out here. Dangerous animals are rattlesnakes, coyotes and cougars. Be prepared.
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Camping near Las Cruces guide

Overview

All-season outdoor activities, nearly year-round sunshine, and adventures of all kinds await in the stunning desert lands of Las Cruces. A short drive north of El Paso, Texas and the Mexican border, the city offers vibrant culture with wine festivals and traditional Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. From desert peaks to scenic hiking trails and winding canyons to picturesque equestrian routes, Las Cruces is also one of New Mexico’s top destinations for hikers, backpackers, campers, and hunters with some of the best camping in the southern US. Choose from picturesque tent and RV sites near hiking paths and swimming holes.

Where to go

Doña Ana Mountains

North of Las Cruces, the Doña Ana Mountains prove an irresistible challenge for hikers. With several trails spanning the rocky, shrub and cactus-covered slopes, there are routes suitable for all ability levels, plus great routes for horseback riding and mountain biking. After exploring the mountains, unwind in town or at a nearby Las Cruces cabin rental.

Organ Mountains

The Organ Mountains are one of the most stunning and dramatic mountain ranges in New Mexico. Included in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument (which also looks after Aguirre Springs and other important natural sites) the mountain range features rocky peaks towering more than 9,000 feet above the scenic Chihuahuan Desert. This region is packed with opportunities for adventurous hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and campers navigating between rocky canyons, arid slopes, swaths of ponderosa pine, and more. Some trails are very challenging, so route pre-planning is essential. Afterward, campers are a stone’s throw from stunning Las Cruces glamping spots and peaceful RV sites with full hookups.

Kilbourne Hole

One of Las Cruces’ most incredible natural wonders, Kilbourne Hole, is part of the Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument. At a mile wide, the hole is the only remnant of a massive volcanic explosion that occurred tens of thousands of years ago. Visitors can explore some of the massive crater using the short but challenging loop route, uncovering ancient geology along the way—the crumbling, geometric columns of basalt lining the crater are a unique sight and give the area an otherworldly feeling. Nearby outdoor accommodations include Las Cruces tent sites with nearby climbing spots and even yurt rentals.

When to go

Though Las Cruces is in a desert environment, it still experiences four distinct seasons (albeit with lots more sun than most places). Winters are mild and dry (average high of 78°F in January), while summers can get quite hot (average high of 101°F in August). Late summer and early fall also have the highest chance of rain (12% chance daily in September), though the odds are good for sunny days during any visit. Because the climate is so agreeable year-round, there’s never a bad time to explore Las Cruces and its surrounding nature. Summer visitors should be aware of heatstroke and sun safety—pack protective clothing, eyewear, sunscreen, and lots of water for outdoor adventures.

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