Camping near Ruidoso with horseback riding

Go skiing or take a spring trek through Lincoln National Forest—Ruidoso camping has it all.

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Camp Rio

59 sites · Lodging, Tents9 acres · Mayhill, NM
Camp Rio, formerly named Camp @ Cloudcroft is located in beautiful SE New Mexico! The park is surrounded by thousands of acres of the Lincoln National Forest. The forest is laced with small villages, picturesque roads, riding, hiking, golf, and walking trails. Small valleys, surrounding mountains, racing streams, wildlife, birds, mountain glens and outdoor activities are available to Camp Rio guests. The small towns around us are Mayhill, Cloudcroft, Weed, and Pinion. These towns have scheduled activities such as arts and craft fairs, car shows, bluegrass festivals, dog shows, and Lumberjack days. Additional day trips to Alamogordo, Capitan (Smokey the Bear), Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Lincoln (Billy the Kid), Ruidoso (skiing), Sunspot (National Solar Observatory, Truth or Consequences (Hot Springs) and White Sands National Monument! Guests enjoy our upgraded free wifi to have the best of both worlds, surrounded by beautiful nature, while still being able to connect with family/friends/work. Our location is superb to use as a base camp for numerous attractions as a centralized location to have many adventures.
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Sugarhill Woodworks

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Mescalero, NM
Learn more about this land:Nice outdoor views with elk usually in the yard in the early mornings, outdoor grills available outdoor fire pits available. Very nice view of the church, and we have a homemade zipline!
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Edge of the Rez

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Mescalero, NM
Learn more about this land:Its dark, try to setup your camp before the sunsets. No light pollution unless there is a full moon. We are a primitive site with safe well water drawn from a sandstone bed. Walking distance to National Forest and 8 miles from Cloudcroft.  Free-roaming horses, elk, mule deer, whitetail, turkey, and all critters in between. Awesome sunsets and perfect for stargazing.  
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Timberon NM Golf & RV Camping Site

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Timberon, NM
Timberon New Mexico is considered a small peaceful retirement community. The town is located within the Sacramento Mountains on the southern edge of the Lincoln National Forest. The town has a 9-hole golf course, lodge, pool, church, airstrip and a volunteer fire department. Guests in the area can enjoy many activities such as camping, fishing, swimming, golfing, hiking, biking, ATV/UTV, winter activities, local restaurant and two well equipped stores for groceries and other camping and RVing accessories. Check out Timberon.org for town details.
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El Mistico

7 sites · Lodging30 acres · Nogal, NM
Unplug from the city to soak up in nature and experience El Mistico Ranch. El Mistico Ranch consist of 30 acres of natural high desert land with natural spring waters, nearby Lincoln National Forest as our next door neighbor, you are actually just a short drive to Capitan for basic services and shopping; Ruidoso for arts, golf, dining, skiing, and more. The climate is mild here and the property is vegetated with pinon pine, juniper, and a variety of cacti. We're delighted to introduce you to Chester, our friendly Saint Bernard. At just a year old, Chester is a gentle giant with a heart of gold, spreading joy to all who visit. Chester not only brings warmth and joy to our guests but also plays an important role in taking care of the property. He roams around the ranch, ensuring that everything is in order and providing a sense of security to our guests. Sometimes, he even accompanies guests to their units to ensure they arrive safely.
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Stargazers Mountain Camping Retreat

4 sites · Tents5 acres · Nogal, NM
Learn more about this land: We have sites available for bringing your own tent or car/truck camping. We have a port-o-potty. Beautiful 360 views on top of a Mesa. Wildlife is all about. 420 Friendly.
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Cienega Arroyo Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents740 acres · Ruidoso Downs, NM
On a working ranch, this campsite is located up a secluded arroyo off of the Hondo Valley and Rio Ruidoso in San Patricio, NM. This ranch is nearly 1400 acres total that is available for exploring and wildlife watching. During wildlife watching, it is possible that you could see roadrunners, squirrels, coyotes, rabbits, hawks, deer, elk, lizards, foxes, and many different types of song birds. A road south of the campsite is available for hiking down.Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs are just over a 20 minute drive from this campsite. Historic Lincoln and Fort Stanton are a quick drive from this area as well. The Hurd Gallery can be visited by driving down the highway a couple miles. A fishing spot open to the public on the Rio Ruidoso is available for fishing just a few miles down the highway as well. It has been reported that this arroyo contained a cienega many years ago which was a marshy area fed by a spring, before groundwater wells ran it dry. Most cienegas are now extinct in the southwest. Sheep and Firewood were the main commodities produced off of this ranch before cattle became dominant. NM State Land is 640 of these acres which requires an annual permit for recreational use. 
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Sugarhill Campgrounds🐞🙏

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Mescalero, NM
Sugarhill Campground is beautifully located on the Homelands of the Mescalero Apache.  You will experience fresh mountain air in the cool pines, Native American Cuisine offerings and campfire storytelling. Enjoy nearby tourist attractions - St Joseph's Catholic Church, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns, Space Hall of Fame, Historic Lincoln NM, Summer Horse RacingFitness Enthusiasts can enjoy mountain trail hiking, biking, golfing, disc golf, skiingLearn more about this land:Sugar Hill woodworks is nestled in the cool pines in the Mescalero Apache Indian reservation. Always nice meeting new friends and hearing their stories 😊..
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Jill’s Mountain Farmstead

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Capitan, NM
Learn more about this land:Mountains Every where. High up on a elevation. Beautiful. Hiking. Mountain biking. Resort town of Ruidoso 25 minutes away. For wine tasting beer tasting and shopping. Nature at it’s finest.
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Midtown Mountain Campground and RV

32 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Ruidoso, NM
Midtown Mountain Campground and RV is one of the top 5 RV Parks and Campgrounds in New Mexico, as rated by RV Life Magazine. We have the fastest WiFi in any RV Park in New Mexico. And we are one of the top destination locations in the Nation! Ruidoso New Mexico has it all from horse racing, casinos, hiking, fishing, shopping and much more!!! Midtown Mountain Campground and RV Park is at it's center. Come stay here and get out there!!!
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R&S Co. Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · White Oaks, NM
Be on the look out for wildlife- we do have a herd of pronghorn antelope that frequent the area. Several different species of birds, lizard's, and other wildlife . Please respect the land and wildlife--we share this beautiful space with them.  You are in the heart of Billy the Kid land and not far from the Valley of Fires BLM. Valley of Fires--18 mins away White Oaks-- 26 mins away Lincoln--34 mins away Ruidoso--32 mins away
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LNZ Lodge

2 sites · Lodging5 acres · Carrizozo, NM
Learn more about this land:a small cabin with a outhouse, big porch and pens for horses. Lots of forest roads for ATV's or bikeslots of wildlife. Wooded forest lots of privacy and quiet.
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Looking for a camping adventure near Ruidoso, New Mexico? Hipcamp has over 150 options for you to choose from. Whether you prefer glamping, tent camping, or van life, we've got you covered. With top campsites like Hot Springs Glamp Camp (101 reviews), Camp Rio (95 reviews), and Dusty Rabbit Van Life (53 reviews), you can trust that you'll have an unforgettable experience. Prices start as low as $10 per night, with an average price of $45. And don't worry, popular amenities like campfires, pets, and toilets are available. Plus, you can enjoy historic sites, biking, and whitewater paddling in the area. So pack your bags and get ready for a camping adventure like no other!

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