Hipcamp host Clay S.,
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Located east of Cloudcroft, NM in Mayhill, NM. A river runs through the campground. We are located at 2180 Rio Penasco Road Mayhill NM 88339.Two tent areas: River Side and Star gazing. This site is for TENT bookings. We also have three cabins for rent and a tear drop trailer for rent. Setting at 6,700 ft and surrounded by mountains. Lots of wildlife. We also have a music pav

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Located east of Cloudcroft, NM in Mayhill, NM. A river runs through the campground. We are located at 2180 Rio Penasco Road Mayhill NM 88339.Two tent areas: River Side and Star gazing. This site is for TENT bookings. We also have three cabins for rent and a tear drop trailer for rent. Setting at 6,700 ft and surrounded by mountains. Lots of wildlife. We also have a music pavilion. There are no tent site numbers .. You come in and pick either River Side or Star Gazing .. RV sites can not be used for tent camping.We are located at the corner of HWY 82 and 130 in Mayhill NM. Right across the bridge. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
11 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Clay a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 83%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp @ Cloudcroft Tent Sites in New Mexico.

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...

Places to see near Clay S.’s Land

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Hipcamper Robin
Robin H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

We did not get to camp, the campsite we had reserved was flooded. The weather did not cooperate.

Hipcamper Liliana

Nice place!

Liliana H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 30th, 2021

it is a very nice place, and clean, I highly recommend it.

Liliana

Hipcamper Parnell

Beautiful and peaceful

Parnell S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 29th, 2021

Camp @ Cloudcroft was a great experience. The Lincoln National Forest is gorgeous and the camp grounds at right on the river so it's really pretty, peaceful, and cool in the summer.

Clay and the staff at the campground are responsive and take good care of the grounds. I was doing a road trip with a plan to tent camp solo at Bull Creek Falls but the road was closed when I got there due to flooding so last minute I tried to find accommodations via Hipcamp and Camp @ Cloudcroft was a top pick 80 miles away. Clay responded instantly and they got me sorted out even though it was very last minute and late in the day. Great hospitality.

It's pretty quiet except for the occasional loud truck that goes by on the road but it's infrequent enough and far enough away that it isn't a problem. At night there's very little traffic. Other campers are really chill and relaxed, it's a great atmosphere.

They had a community barn, the barn had a functioning microwave and stove so I could heat up my dinner. The bathrooms for campers were clean and well cared for.

All of the tent campsites are right along the river so it's really pretty, peaceful, and sleep was amazing. The only downside to the proximity with the river was that the sites are located on a flat area between the hillside and the river that doesn't drain very well, so after rain it leaves a thick clumpy mud. As a backpacker it's not a big problem to me but if it rained hard it would pool and I think the run off from the hill would be problematic, it drizzled on me and it was completely fine but that's worth thinking about. They have a few sites that weren't muddy and were well drained but they were slightly more expensive.

A great little gem I'm really happy I found and I'll be staying here again.

Hipcamper Jason

Looks good for rv, but not for tent

Jason C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2021

Not a great spot for tent camping. There are no marked tent sites, just some set-aside areas without dividers. One of the three tent areas was too wet to be used (in August). On our second night we had extremely loud neighbors partying very close to us until about 2am. The camp host (Chip, not the “Clay” listed on all the Hipcamp messages) was asleep (lucky him!) It’s not like me to write a negative review! But when me and my kids left this place we all had a desire to help future tent folks avoid this one.

Hipcamper Rain

Ignored me until they saw dollars..

Rain Y.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2021

A storm was coming, so I reached out to them to see if I could modify the departure date. They completely ignored me, keeping my money for the stormy night. I was bothered, but put it behind me as I hit the road to my next destination. Suddenly I get this message saying I need to contact them, that it’s urgent. When I do they accuse me of sleeping in the “pavilion”. They couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge me when I needed to leave early, but seeing an opportunity to charge more after I left they urgently need me to contact them. Nope, not staying here again.

Hipcamper April
April O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2021

It was nice we got a campsite by the river kids loved it

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Hipcamper Allison

Fairy tale dream

Allison K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2021

Love this place! It’s beautiful, clean, and the perfect place to go camping!

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Hipcamper Matt
Matt R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 27th, 2021

Great one night stay, clean facilities and firewood for our late arrival!

Hipcamper Sydney

Cozy tent camping

Sydney V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 21st, 2021

Super friendly hosts and campers, clean bathrooms with big showers! Loved the pavilion for WiFi and meeting new people! I stayed here with a friend for a few nights and it felt like home!

Property
Clay S.’s Land
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$25/night
11 Sites