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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 50ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
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

Places to see near Gary B.’s Land

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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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Hipcamper Lily
Lily G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 16th, 2021

Was given an educational tour of the silo , host was full of knowledge and very friendly. There was a flat area to set up a tent and fire above ground on the silo . The area was very pretty . 5/5 stars.

Hipcamper Dan

One amazing hipcamp site!!!’

Dan B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 27th, 2021

Staying here was an incredible experience like no other. Gary and his wife met us upon arrival and provided very easy directions. Site was flat and spacious and the sunset and sunrise was amazing. The night sky was stunning but we didn’t see any UFO’s. The highlight of our stay was the tour and fascinating history Gary provided (who has considerable and knowledge in his career working with such missile silos across the country. Truly amazing and highly recommended. We knew it would be great but exceeded all of our expectations.

Hipcamper Ginger

Best tour in roswell!

Ginger H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 23rd, 2021

I camped at the Silo site and had a wonderful time with Gary. He really knows his stuff and the site is incredible!! Most unique stay I've ever stopped at in my travels, I HIGHLY recommend a stop here.

Pro tip: If camping, bring a mallet to drive stakes, the ground is a bit rocky. ;)

Hipcamper Rob
Rob D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 12th, 2021

We had a great time! Gary taught us all about the history of the Atlas F missile silos, and took us on a tour of the facility. What an amazing piece of history. Next time we'll stay at the AirBNB inside of the old control room!

Hipcamper John
John R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2021

Staying at the silo was one of the most unique experiences in my life. Gary gave us a really cool tour of the facility and camping up top was beautiful. On a clear night, the stars were absolutely amazing.

Hipcamper Jaise

Best place ever !!!!!!

Jaise Y.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 25th, 2021

Truly a one of a kind experience! Mr. Gary is completely devoted to his work and goes above and beyond to ensure your visit to the silo is the best experience possible and you leave much more knowledgeable. 100% would recommend to anyone considering the trip.

Hipcamper Jason
Jason C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

I normally get to camps around dark, usually a little later. I arrived here at around 5:30-6. I walked around trying to reach someone for about 30 minutes after I arrived. I then pitched my tent since I was obviously at the correct place. After talking with the host on the phone I was informed that the silo was booked through another company for the night and that I would not be able to have a tour that night. He wanted to give me a tour in the morning. Since I was partway through a nationwide motorcycle trip, the only time I had was the time I made that night for the tour. The host and his other guests arrived around dark, and completely ignored me. I waved and was as friendly as I could be, but the host made clear they were the priority. Since I never actually met anyone I asked the host to adjust my rate to reflect the fact that I slept in the desert 100 yards from a highway with zero amenities, no firewood, water, toilet, nothing at all. Not even a chair. I let him know $150 was high for a primitive site next to a highway with no tour. Then he started saying he would have given me a tour the night before, which he told me the night before on the phone he could not do because there were people sleeping in the silo that night. He then stopped communicating. I just now got home and hope HipCamp will correct this. Almost every other HipCamp ha been a great experience, but the guy with this site is selling what he has to the highest bidder. There is no telling what you will get when you arrive. Apparently, if you want to see this silo, you need to book through VRBO or AirBNB. If the guy just said he screwed up and charged me a normal rate for the site I would not have cared much, even though it completely ate up my time in Roswell and left me no time to do anything else. After dealing with this guy, I am not sure I will ever pay for a premium experience again. After tax and fees it was near $175 and I slept on the exact same desert I could have slept on 1/4 mile up the road for free. after seeing Roswell.

Hipcamper Weslea
Weslea G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 25th, 2021

This whole experience was amazing and Gary was one of the coolest people I have ever met. The hosts were both so accommodating and although there was another family staying at the same time, the stay felt very private and definitely exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend this stay for anyone who wants to feel a part of history.

Property
Gary B.’s Land
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$175/night
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