Hipcamp host Gary B.,
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The Missile Base property with it's underground Launch Control Center and a Utility Tunnel that leads to the 186 ft deep Missile Silo, with much of it's original floors still intact. Learn what it took to operate one of these amazing sites. The major construction/refurbishment areas, have been renovated into an unbelievable underground home and office. Prepare for one of th

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The Missile Base property with it's underground Launch Control Center and a Utility Tunnel that leads to the 186 ft deep Missile Silo, with much of it's original floors still intact. Learn what it took to operate one of these amazing sites. The major construction/refurbishment areas, have been renovated into an unbelievable underground home and office. Prepare for one of the most awesome tours included with the cost of your stay.

This is the site of a decommissioned Atlas F Missile Silo which was deactivated by the United States Air Force in 1965, located in Southeastern New Mexico, close to Roswell, NM.

Explore the property that once housed our Country's first InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM Site and pick out your own camp spot.

Everyone is invited on the top of the Missile Silo Cap for great stargazing and campfires in the evening.

Just 20 short minutes from downtown Roswell, New Mexico, USA with many local stores and restaurants.

The Missile Site is very near many activities such as hiking, biking and 4 wheel drive trails to include nearby Bottomless Lake State Park and the World famous International UFO Museum in downtown Roswell.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
6 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 50 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Gary a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at A True Cold War Relic..Missile Silo in New Mexico.

Desert
Ranch

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Hipcamper Elena
Elena S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2022

Greg is a wealth of information and good humor! It was really hot this day, so we didn’t camp there, but the tour and conversation were worth the trip.

Hipcamper Nora
Nora T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2022

This was an amazing place to spend a night and get a taste of history. Sleeping atop the silo, bats skittering around in the “basement” below, and the very knowledgeable tour of what remains of this historic site is well worth the cost. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Kristina

Unique experience, well worth it

Kristina W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 20th, 2022

One of the most memorable places we've stayed in our year on the road. Gary was so kind to share his history and stories with us. This is a unique opportunity and we'll worth it. We camped on top of the missile silo and the views at night were amazing.

Hipcamper Sam

Great spot with a great host

Sam H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 14th, 2022

We thought the missile silo would be a fun slight variation on a normal site, and on top it was.
Below the surface though, Gary's lifelong love for and dedication to the history and significance of the place really made this stop on our trip special.

A True Cold War Relic..Missile Silo
Hipcamper Leah

Incredible experience!

Leah C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 20th, 2022

This was an incredible camping and learning experience for me and my husband! We learned so much and will be eternally grateful to Gary for sharing his wisdom and perspective—and for letting the public see a glimpse of this part of U.S. history firsthand. Standing in the silo just where the launch squadron and minutemen stood gives you a feeling that you’d never have in a museum. By far, one of the coolest travel experiences we’ve had. Thank you, again, Gary for sharing your knowledge and this site with the world!

Hipcamper Katie

Amazing historical site!

Katie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 29th, 2021

We camped overnight at the silo and toured in the morning - Gary was an amazing tour guide and has such a story to tell! Incredible to see inside the silo and hear about the history of this property and the missile program. Even our three little kids were interested - and Gary made them hot chocolate while we chatted! My three year old later told us that her favorite part of our whole trip (which included White Sands, Carlsbad Caverns, and more) was seeing that “huge house with the hot chocolate.” 😂 Thank you, Gary!

The camping facilities are simple - there’s a pit toilet and fire rings on the silo concrete. Gary’s directions made it easy enough to find coming out of Roswell, even in the dark.

Really unique experience, and Gary was really responsive throughout.

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Hipcamper Megan

Delightful stay and tour!

Megan S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 27th, 2021

Our host Gary was communicative and and friendly and so knowledgeable about his property. His directions were clear and helpful and he responded quickly to messages! Our kids learned so much about Cold War history in a way that was interesting and engaging. My spouse and I did too! The area for parking and camping is quiet and dark with great stars visible and we were greeted by a herd of antelope passing by in the morning.

We highly recommend this stay to folks who aren’t terrified of being underground or of heights!

Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 10th, 2021

This is truly something special! Had a great tour and a wonderful sunset.

Hipcamper Nick

More than a tour, an education!

Nick M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 18th, 2021

Not only did I get an amazing tour … I got an amazing education from Gary! What a wealth of knowledge, and really interesting to learn more about the history of the missile and space programs!

Thanks so much Gary!!!

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Awards

Best of 2022 New Mexico
Finalist