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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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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Sunshine Valley Getaway

1 site · RV1 acre · Ventura, NM
Learn more about this land:Greetings Hipcampers! Come relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city in the Sunshine Valley area outside of Deming, New Mexico! Great area for RV's, camping, quads, dirt biking or you can hike in nearby Rockhound State Park, Visit Deming (Old Western Town) or Las Cruces. 4x4 or AWD vehicle strongly recommended! The roads that lead up to the property are paved, then gravel for a bit before they turn into dirt roads for the last mile or so! Most of the photos are from the campsite itself, but a few are from nearby destinations or along the freeway. GPS Coordinates for the center of the property: 32°03'33.8"N 107°27'18.7"W The property is nestled in between paradise and quail road. I used google maps to navigate to this location! Time to property Albuquerque, NM: 4 hours Tucson, Arizona: 4 hours El Paso, Texas: 2 hours Grand Canyon: 8.5 hours White Sands National Park: 2 hours Gila National Forest (NM): 2.5 hours Chiricahua National Monument: 4 hours Lincoln National Forest: 3 hours Roswell, New Mexico: 4 hours Amazing views of the Florida mountains, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. A majestic landscape with plenty of space! Campground includes a fire pit, American flag, and reflectors at the front of the property as well as pavers that have been sprayed painted orange on the backside of the property.
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SaddleHawk Ranch

22 sites · RVs, Tents40 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, and is NOT A FANCY RANCH. It is a working ranch and there is also a 501(c)3 non profit charity organization that keeps 9 horses at the ranch. The ranch is home to 35 +- Equines (Horses, Mules, Donkeys) performance and competition horses and has a horse & carriage driving school. We do not rent riding horses or have riding horses/lessons. Only driving horses. You may schedule a carriage ride for an extra fee. The non profit charity organization is called Equine Safe Haven, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization teaches horsemanship and carriage driving, using horses that were on the list to transport to Mexico for slaughter. Come pet and love on them, as they have a second chance in life and the program makes a difference to those that are economically or physically disadvantaged. 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 info: CHECK IN TIME: BETWEEN 3pm and 8pm -if you are tent camping please get here before sunset - it gets VERY dark here (great for stargazing) , and hard to see in the back acreage. If you come in after dark, we will park you up front. Gate locks by 8pm and unlocked at 7:30am. NOTE: THE GATE IS LOCKED BETWEEN 8pm and 7:30am. Checkout is by 11am. If you intend to arrive later than sunset or leave earlier than 7:30am, we will park you up front, and will need to know this before you arrive. 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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Monument Station Camping Retreat

4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · City Of The Sun, NM
Primitive campsite with stunning mountain views - enjoy nature and solitude! Outside Deming, NM. 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, note there is no wi-fi, p Primitive campsite with stunning mountain views - enjoy nature and solitude! Outside Deming, NM. 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, note 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. Deming: Looking for the best hiking in Deming? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Deming. The city is within the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, which was acquired from Mexico specifically to provide a southern route for a railroad to connect the United States with California. Deming was founded in 1881 and incorporated in 1902, and is named after Mary Ann Deming Crocker, wife of Charles Crocker, one of the Big Four of the California railroad industry. Deming is located within the Upper Chihuahuan Desert climate zone. The climate is dry, hot, and breezy. Summer temperatures often exceed 100 °F (38 °C), but the altitude (4,300 feet (1,300 m)) and dry air sometimes make summer days more comfortable than one would expect given the high temperature. Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and 35 miles (56 km) north of the Mexican border.
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Eureka Station Camping Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · City Of The Sun, NM
Primitive campsite with stunning mountain views - enjoy nature and solitude! Outside Deming, NM. 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, note 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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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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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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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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