The best camping near Pancho Villa State Park

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Rockhound Basecamp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Ventura, NM
Enjoy this private dry camping site located 2 miles from Rockhound State Park with native creosote bush and yucca scattered throughout the landscape and towering views of the Florida Mountains and Dragon Ridge 1 mile away where you can spot occasional antelope and desert bighorn sheep roaming the peaks.
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SaddleHawk Ranch

22 sites · RVs40 acres · Deming, NM
Located in the high desert (4300 ft) of the Southwest, we are a gated guest ranch, and we have multiple areas for you to RV boondock or tent camp. We also have a few 30/50 amp plug in spots. This is a private gated ranch, (Not an RV park) and is a working ranch. The Ranch also hosts a special 501(c)3 non profit charity organization (called Equine Safe Haven) that keeps 9 horses and 11 donkeys at the ranch. We have beautiful mountain views and beautiful sunsets. The mountains close by are great for hiking. We have so many photo ops with the animals too! The ranch is home to 35 +- Equines (Horses, Mules, Donkeys) performance and competition horses and carriage driving school. Sorry, we do not rent riding horses or have riding horses/lessons. You may schedule a carriage ride for an extra fee. We have water hydrant fill stations, and a BBQ area for you to use. Please ask when you arrive. We can accommodate any size RV up to and including tractor trailers. We have two 50 amp sites and one 30 amp site if you need electric. CHECK IN TIME: BETWEEN 3pm and 8:30pm. No Exceptions TENT CAMPERS: must get here before sunset - it gets VERY dark here (great for stargazing) , and hard to see in the back acreage. Front Gate locks by 8:30pm and unlocked at 7:30am. THE GATE IS LOCKED BETWEEN 8pm and 7:30am. If this doesn't work for you, please do not book a stay with us! Checkout is by 11am. It is quiet here, and we like to allow travelers time to rest. We also work full time, M-F, in addition to working the Ranch, so we need to set limits so we can rest as well.
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Pancho Villa Place

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Ventura, NM
Private half acre site all to yourself just 3.7 miles off paved Coyote Rd in the expansive Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico with freedom to set up a large group camp or a solo get-away-from-it-all camp, ride off-road vehicles, practice your primitive sling-shot and airsoft target skills, play corn hole, stargaze and have epic campfires at night.
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EmTee Homestead

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Ventura, NM
Nestled within a picturesque landscape surrounded by mountains, our half-acre of raw land awaits your exploration. Situated at the base of the enchanting Little Florida Mountain, our property is in close proximity to RockHound State Park, approximately 17 miles from town. Immerse yourself in outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain climbing, or rockhounding, where geodes, Jasper, and quartz abound. Though the land remains in its natural state, a cistern is available for water needs. It's important to note that there is no well or electricity on the premises, requiring campers to bring their own provisions for water and power. This rustic setting provides the perfect retreat for those seeking tranquility, offering a chance to unwind, stargaze, and relish the beauty of the night sky. Experience the serene ambiance and breathtaking scenery of our unique landscape.
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One Particular Harbour

3 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Deming, NM
50 acres of SW desert solitude. Starry nights and quiet days. 2400' dirt airstrip on the property. NM18 for the pilots reading this. 3 RV hookups, w/ 30 amp electric and water service. Outhouse, w/ flushable toilet, hot and cold running water. 2 charcoal grills. Picnic table. Fire pit, for calm evenings. Many outbuildings, paddocks and acreage for your equine. Oh, did I mention, starry nights and quiet days.
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Rosie's Retreat

1 site · Tent1 acre · Ventura, NM
Learn more about this land: Primitive campsite w stunning mountain views - enjoy nature and solitude! Outside Deming, NM - make sure to stop at the D. H. Lescombes winery on the way! 4x4 vehicle is a MUST, because the dirt roads and ground can become soft and muddy depending on weather. Off-road traction boards highly recommend. COME PREPARED. You will be provided the gps coordinates, there is no wi-fi, plot ahead of time. The site is remote - beyond where the roads end. This is a primitive campsite - so NO water, power or toilets are available. Please respect nature. No fireworks or trash. Pack in pack out policy. Wildlife includes mostly small animals like rabbits, prairie dogs, turtles, lizards, field mice and kangaroo mice. Bigger animals such as deer antelope and the occasional cow are out here. Dangerous animals are rattlesnakes, coyotes and cougars. Be prepared.
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Freedom Field

5 sites · Tents40 acres · Ventura, NM
Learn more about this land:Freedom Field is an Ultralight and light sport remote airfield with campsites, two miles east of the Florida mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert of Luna County New Mexico. We boast a quiet remote location with very little light pollution for amazing up close, reach out and touch it night skies.Our campsites are Huge and far apart to accommodate large camp parties with some distance between campsites.Aircraft may operate from Sunup to sundown. Dry campers, RVs,  Boondockers, tent campers, Hikers, Bikers, Skoolies and Van dwellers welcome. At this time there are no aircraft based at the field and air traffic is very sparse.We are roughly 26 Miles from Deming and 50 Miles to Las Cruces.It is about 16 miles by road to Exit 102 on Interstate 10.
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Turquiose Skies

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Ventura, NM
Pitch your tent, pop in with your RV to the Turquoise Skies of New Mexico. We offer a small piece of heaven - whether you are passing through or want to stay awhile - our piece of property you can call home for a bit is available. Turquoise Skies is a dry camping place - you will need to bring your own facilities , Turquoise Skies is full desert with beautiful, unrestricted views of the mountains and the stars. Turquoise Skies is private and off grid. Pets allowed. Deming is 4miles away, and I-10 is 2 miles away! Beware of rattle snakes.
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Cactus Cowboy Ranchette

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Ventura, NM
Primitive open-air campsite three miles east of the Florida mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert of Luna County New Mexico. Enjoy extraordinary views of nature and solitude at our quiet remote location blessed with very low light pollution for spectacular views of night skies, glorious sunrises and stunning sunsets. Wildlife includes mostly small animals like rabbits, prairie dogs, turtles, lizards, field mice and kangaroo mice. Bigger animals such as deer antelope and the occasional cow. Beware of scorpions, rattlesnakes, coyotes and cougars. This undeveloped parcel of land has no water, power or toilets available. Our lonesome campsite will accommodate a large camp party. Dry campers, RVs, Boondockers, Skoolies, Van dwellers, Tent campers, hikers, bikers, horse riders, off-roaders welcome. Please respect the beauty of nature with no fireworks or trash. Pack-in pack-out policy. The road coming in is very narrow and lined with mesquite bushes. Off-road vehicles are highly recommended, as dirt roads can get soft depending on weather. We are roughly 27 Miles from Deming and 50 Miles to Las Cruces. It is about 16 miles by road to Exit 102 on Interstate 10.
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Dragon Ridge Basecamp

1 site · RV, Tent50 acres · La Hacienda, NM
Dragon Ridge Basecamp, your gateway to the Florida Peaks! Located in Deming NM rock hounder's paradise. This basecamp is located at the base of Dragon Ridge and the Florida Peak. Near rockhound state park. The property backs up to BLM land so there is endless hiking. There are several washes and gravel beds. Agate, chalcedony, chert, Jasper and Epidotes are commonly found on the property.
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desert oasis in progress

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · City Of The Sun, NM
Wide open space to unwind and feel into nature. Earthen sauna built into the ground almost complete and can make a fire in it to keep warm and block winds. Also have tools if your interested in learning to move the earth or simply if you’d like to create your own camp fire or even join us in our projects! Looking to create community, sustainable / permaculture living through adobe building, fertilizing the land, and planting seeds to create a desert oasis. Plus free roaming cows! In addition to free roaming cows we would like to have more animals like sheep to nurture and enjoy the company of. Funds go toward a good cause to help animals in need and live sustainably. Please also reach out if you are interested in this type of community!
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Rancho de Firefly

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Pecan Park, NM
We have 10 acres of which about 1/4 acre has been set aside for camping. The surrounding area is desert and mostly flat though there is a mountain view to the west. As for now, this camping area will be a dry camp until other improvements reach their completion in the near future. Campfires are prohibited for the time being. We have available 3 RV sites and 3 tent sites available. The RV sites and the tent sites are $35 for an over night stay. There are many venues in the area to visit, We have easy access off I-10. NOTE PLEASE READ: We can handle motor homes up to 35ft in length, 5th wheels up to 32ft and travel trailers up to 28ft. There is a 1 vehicle limit to each camp site. 6 vehicles total. With the exception of a motor home towing a second vehicle. We are at 3810 Serenity just south of Akela. Below are our GPS coordinates. Rancho de Firefly GPS coordinates 32.231532 -107.401608 Directions to Rancho de Firefly. We are 35 miles west of Las Cruces. Heading west on I-10 take the 102 Akela exit. At the stop sign make a left to the over pass and take another left over the overpass. At the bottom make a left on NM 549 and proceed to Happiness Ave and make a right, proceed to the second road to the right and turn right on Ave 5 and proceed to the end of the road. Please keep your speed down as this is not an improved road. You have arrived. Directions to Rancho de Firefly. We are 21 miles east of Deming, NM. Heading east on I-10. Take the 102 Akela exit. At the stop sign make a left on NM 549 and continue to Happiness Ave and make a right then proceed to the second road to the right and make a right turn on Ave 5 and go to the end of the road. Please keep your speed down as this is not an improved road. You have arrived. The gates will be closed though not locked, open both gates and as you come in and stay to the left. The sites are on that side of the property. The sites will be marked as which ones they are. Please take your assigned site and park accordingly. Please close the gates once you are through. There may or may not be someone there to greet you. RV sites will be designated by RV Site 1, RV Site 2 and RV Site 3. Please use the site assigned. Tent sites will be designated by Tent Site 1, Tent Site 2 and Tent Site 3, Please use the site assigned. Fuel locations near us. Akela has 24/7 pumps and the Chiricahua Apache Homelands truck stop. They are approximately 2 miles north of Firefly on the other side of I-10. Las Cruces is 35 miles to the east on I-10 and Deming is 21 miles to the west off of NM 549 and/or I-10
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The best camping near Pancho Villa State Park guide

Overview

About

Ok, Pancho Villa kind of sounds like a really awesome mexican restaurant, but we promise what you’ll get at Pancho Villa State Park is a load of fun and with a ton of history! Besides the serene desert setting, there’s a museum in the park where you can learn about the Pancho Villa Raid and the history of Camp Furlong. Though Camp Furlong doesn’t exist anymore, there IS plenty of camping for tent-lovers and RVers in the cushy campgrounds, so you can chill under the desert sky and around the campfire. If you stay a few days and have a passport, Pancho Villa is so close to the Mexican border you can just head down there and find yourself that authentic, tasty meal, too!

Notable campgrounds

  • Developed Campsites: Equipped with electric hookups and water, these sites are perfect for RVs and tents alike.
  • Primitive Camping: For a more rugged experience, 'boondocking' sites offer a chance to connect with nature.
  • First Come, First Serve (South Loop): Ideal for spontaneous travelers, offering both primitive and electrical sites.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure a spot at the Developed Campsites, especially during peak seasons.
  • For a spontaneous trip, try the South Loop's first come, first serve sites.
  • Check the park's website for cancellation policies to snag last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options for additional opportunities in the surrounding BLM land.

When to go

The best time to visit Pancho Villa State Park is from October to May, when the Exhibit Hall is open daily and the weather is mild. Summer months can be extremely hot, making outdoor activities less comfortable. Plan your visit around Camp Furlong Day in March for a historical reenactment.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for any alerts on closures or restrictions before your visit.
  • Remember to bring plenty of water and sun protection for the desert climate.
  • Day-use passes are required and can be purchased online or at the park.
  • RV dump stations and comfort stations with showers and flush toilets are available.
  • For a unique experience, attend the special events like Pancho's Car Show in October.

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