Desert Camp consists of unimproved tent camping areas on family property of Perry Farms. The land has arroyos, mesas, lots of flat areas to pitch a tent or sleep on the ground under the beautiful, dark New Mexico skies. There are 11 tent sites that are cleared off and outlined with rocks. There is potable water available. To the west, there are miles and miles to hike, mount
Desert Camp consists of unimproved tent camping areas on family property of Perry Farms. The land has arroyos, mesas, lots of flat areas to pitch a tent or sleep on the ground under the beautiful, dark New Mexico skies. There are 11 tent sites that are cleared off and outlined with rocks. There is potable water available. To the west, there are miles and miles to hike, mountain bike, or just enjoy the view of the Magdalena Mountains. Neighbors are quiet and you can choose a spot away from anyone.
There are no restrooms or showers.
To help you plan your fun, here are a few wonderful things to do in the Socorro area.
Migratory birds are at the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge are wonderful to see in winter and there are so many greats things to see and do there year-round. In winter, the fly-in at dusk is amazing, be there just before dusk for an amazing shot. Likewise, be there before dawn for the amazing fly-out. There are numerous trails for hiking, a great visitor center to peruse, and volunteers and staff on hand to advise you of the latest at the Refuge.
If you have time to drive around a bit, interesting geology and scenery can be experienced on the Quebradas back country by-way, east of the Rio Grande, San Lorenzo Canyon, west of I-25 at Lemitar, and of course, the Very Large Array is a great tour, 45 miles west of Socorro on US Highway 60, about 15 minutes west of Magdalena. If you have a desire for heights, the drive through Water Canyon (off US Highway 60) to the top of South Baldy where Langmuir Laboratory and the Magdalena Ridge Observatory are located, is a great adventure! A bit farther west is artsy Magdalena and the VLA about 45 minutes west of Socorro on US Highway 60.
If you like to golf, New Mexico Tech has a great course. Also, at NMT is the New Mexico Bureau of Mines, which houses a world class mineral museum with rock and mineral specimens from all over the world. It's amazing! Their gift shop is quite a treat!
The famous Capital Bar is worth poking your head into for a view back into history. It is found on the historic Plaza in Socorro. The Chamber of Commerce Office, also on the Plaza, has information about Socorro County, although, they have limited hours with COVID-19.
Socorro has a great walking tour, the guide for that can be found online at https://www.socorronm.org/attractions/city-socorro-historic-walking-tour/.
Enjoy your visit to our historical location!
I'll be happy to provide directions to any of these or other places you may have discovered and want to visit. Let me know if you have any questions!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Mountain biking is very popular in the area. Lots of trails nearby.
Elephant Butte is one hour south. Great for kayaks, speed boats, SUPs, sailboats, and other water craft.
The Rio Grande River, Escondido Lake, and Elephant Butte have fishing.
Great hiking in the Magdalena, San Mateo and Chupadera Mountains, and in the Bosque Del Apache.
The property has corrals so feel free to bring your own horses. Lots of open spaces for riding.
Elephant Butte Lake is one hour south and great for paddling.
Elephant Butte Lake is one hour south and great for wind sports.
There are many places to ride! Bring your own!
Nearby is Box Canyon, a nice place to climb. Sporting excellent bouldering, a good selection of sport routes, and even a few tr...Read more
In the winter, with enough snow, there is cross country skiing in the Magdalena Mountains, about 30 minutes away.
The Bosque Del Apache National Wildlufe Refuge is ten minutes south of the property. Migratory birds can be enjoyed in the wint...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Perry Farms Desert Camp in New Mexico.
The property is located in the northern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert in Central New Mexico.
There is a swimming hole in the desert that surprises many that is ten miles from the property.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Nice for a night out along. Awesome sunset. I would bring earplugs for the barking dogs and train. These are her neighbors dogs and far enough away that with earplugs you should be fine so nothing she can really do, but just a heads up if you need absolute silence for anything. Very helpful host, though! Answered any and all questions and did not hesitate to help.
Easy access -- a solid choice!
Very good communication w host beforehand. Easy and quick to access off the highway, and no problem finding the spot if you follow the good directions. A no-frills gravel RV lot for my pickup w bed tent. On my weeknight, I had the lot to myself. Nice desert view. Several neighbor houses in the area, none close. A few barking dogs, but not at night.
Vannetta is an excellent host, very helpful. She gave us directions to a beautiful spring near by. The place to camp is great, clean with access to water and electricity
Peace and quiet
We were going to stay at a RV park with 4 stars in Socorro but when we pulled up it was a tiny little parking lot. I went on HC found Perry Farms Desert Camp and got a response fairly quick. It was dark out by the time we arrived so a little difficult to find. Fortunately we had a separate vehicle to scout out the spot. I would like warn others of the 2 dogs that ran out into the road after my vehicle you just have to drive slow. Once we found it we set up ate dinner and slept. It was nice to see the cows in the morning that we had heard when we pulled in. I would recommend a little weed whacking but other than that a perfect spot with plenty of peace and quiet.
Vanessa was friendly through texting us to ensure we had a good night, but the directions/address were unclear for the location. The area was not visibly designated for camping so we actually ended up on someone else’s property for the night and didn’t realize until the morning when the property owner approached us