Camping near El Paso, Texas with wildlife watching

Camp in the "Sun City" to explore Texas deserts just steps away from Mexico.

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Spur-C Desert Oasis

1 site · RV1 acre · Anthony, Doña Ana
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 Use this link or download the app to your phone.
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Ray & Lucille's place

2 sites · RVs3 acres · La Mesa, Doña Ana
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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Tres Caballos

3 sites · Lodging7 acres · Las Cruces, Doña Ana
Locals consider this property one of the best secrets of the valley. The main house is an old adobe built sometime in the '30s, added on to over the years. Joe Augustine raised his family as well as race horses here and it is often referred as the old Augustine place. Things I love about this place; a landscape in every direction, all the mountains that create the Mesilla Valley are visible, the way the light changes, the sound of the train, how quiet and peaceful it is, watching the crops grow and change, the very dark nights. It is an amazingly healing space to be, it kinda sucks the hustle right out of you allowing space for expansion.  Come be still and listen. Access to the river and mountains is easy, day trips abound, and town is close enough but not too close. Ask me about an Artist Retreat beginner or masterclasses availableLearn more about this land:Welcome to dark star filled nights and birdsong days. This is your Gateway to all that southern new Mexico has to offer and it's a lot! Your Casita is a very well appointed two bedroom two bathroom, full kitchen, dining area and living room. All with a retro/boho feel, mid century modern meets vintage finds. The vistas are always enchanting and can be enjoyed from either of the covered porches, or out by the stock tank pond, you will have a front row seat to the Dona Ana and Organ Mountains, and probably a couple of exotic horses grazing in the pasture, just because!We have Parks, Monuments, public lands all for the hikers, foodies will delight in the many restaurants, food trucks, brew pubs and distilleries. Arts and culture abound also with a variety of museums, art galleries, theater and fiestas.And yet the farm feels remote, a slice of solitude, it is the perfect gateway to the world and the perfect place to come home to.
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Roadrunner Refuge

4 sites · RVs6 acres · Las Cruces, Doña Ana
This property was the original home site for the surrounding farm fields in the mid-sixties. My wife and; I bought it in 2012 and plan to retire here. We travel quite a bit for work and wanted to share it with others. We have owned and lived in many RVs in the past -even a sailboat once, and currently own a vintage 1985 Airstream motor home. We miss the lifestyle so we just built an RV pad and decided to start offering it to guests!
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36-Acre Private Texas Ranch

1 site · Lodging36 acres · Fort Hancock, Hudspeth
Destination: middle of nowhere! Relax with the whole family at this peaceful place to stay! This 36-acre ranch has room for you to bring it all! You will have the entire place to yourself! 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Huge patio Large parking area Modern Kitchen (fridge, microwave, dishwasher, toaster oven) Off the Grid Solar Farm Independent water & energy supply Wifi Bedrooms: Master en suite w/ king bed Queen bed Queen bed Full bed Blow up queen mattress in the office Large family room with two pull-out sofa sleepers & TV! Amenities Essentials Air conditioning Cleaning products Cooking basics Dedicated workspace Dishes and silverware Dryer Heating Kitchen TV Washer Wifi Bathtub Body soap Conditioner Hot water Shampoo Bed linens Clothing storage Extra pillows and blankets Hangers Iron Room-darkening shades Books and reading material Ceiling fan Portable fans Fire extinguisher First aid kit Smoke alarm Blender Coffee maker Dining table Dishwasher Freezer Hot water kettle Microwave Oven Refrigerator Stove Toaster BBQ grill Fire pit Hammock Outdoor dining area Outdoor furniture Patio or balcony Free parking on premises Free street parking Long term stays allowed Luggage dropoff allowed This 36-acre ranch is completely off the grid! We have our solar farm for electricity, plus a well for water. This ranch is about an hour from El Paso, & 30 minutes down a dirt road from Cattleman's Ranch. There are security cameras outside only. These will be turned off upon your arrival. You are welcome to bring your animals! We welcome dogs & horses (extra fee - please let us know). Plenty of parking! Bring your desert sand toys! Lots of places to explore! The Ranch is a little less than an hour away from El Paso, Texas. Want to get away from the crowd? Who wouldn't these days? Unique opportunity to visit all this acreage with a wonderful home, 3 full baths, and master bath has 2 lavs, a garden tub, and a separate shower, a 24x24 horse pen, a 2.5-acre hayfield, solar powered w/wind backup, 27 GPM well, a 40 ga. propane water heater, 20x80 covered patio, & 2 car carport. Acreage has a fence around the entire perimeter and an additional fence within 5 acres of the home. Come stay at this home site near Cattleman's Restaurant, close to Alcala.
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Sunset ranch

1 site · RV, Tent87 acres · Agua Dulce, Hudspeth
We have 87 secluded acres with panoramic Mountain Views. Camping, hiking and off road trails are included. Multiple camping sites for RVs and tents completely off the grid. Very popular steakhouse near by called Cattleman’s and an hour from El Paso with plenty to see and do. Close to Hueco tanks state park, Big bend state park and Franklin Davis mountains state park.
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Booked 4 times

Buckeye Resort

21 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Agua Dulce, Hudspeth
At Buckeye Resort we have only one goal in mind, to create a 10 hour work week and end homelessness and poverty. All the proceeds we receive go towards making this dream a reality, We bought this gorgeous 21 acre property so we could build a low-cost housing prototype. Come camp on this beautiful desert vista where you can always see the stars and breathe that fresh country air. If you spend $300 we give you 1,000 Square feet to live on forever. Learn more about this land:Buckeye Resort is a undeveloped land parcel in Hudspeth County Texas. We are probably the only campsite on hipcamp where you are welcome to stay forever and are permitted to build permanent structures with a $300 minimum stay. If you spend $300 on booking fees you will have unlimited permant access to 1,000 square feet forever, but if you take us up on this offer you will be responsible for your share of property taxes. For undeveloped plot they are currently $0.05 per year. Please follow leave no trace if you are spending less than $300. You are all allowed to do most activities as long as they are safe including discharging firearms, hunting, biking, climbing, off roading, etc. There are no utilities on site, please bring a toilet with your rv or bury all fecal matter. Fires permitted, fireworks permitted, all vehicles and trailers / rv permitted.
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