The best camping near Villanueva State Park

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Agua de Vida

10 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · NM
This charming land has been in the family since my husband was a young boy. The Indian ruins and artifacts fascinated him then and he is still happy to share this history with whoever shows an interest. With all the improvements made by his father and family through the years, you will also learn to have a love for the history and beauty here on this unique 30-acre treasure. You can explore Native American ruins that were inhabited by some 2,000 people between 700-1100 AD. The grounds are wonderful to walk with a little lake which draws elk, deer, hawks, blue herons, etc. Easy to access just 3 minutes off I-25. We are 5 minutes away from the Pecos Natl Monument and 15 minutes away from the Pecos River with plenty of great fishing spots…Visit Santa Fe (20-minute drive) or Las Vegas (30-minute drive) with dozens of restaurants, museums, art galleries, etc. We look forward to your stay!
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Santa Fe Treehouse Camp

58 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents156 acres · Santa Fe, NM
This is a non-smoking, no candle facility. The camp was founded 40 years ago as a summer camp for kids. Now we welcome adults, and other groups to enjoy the vast and wild high desert nature up on this ridge. There are beautiful views and access to Shaggy Peak, the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Wander our land to enjoy various level hiking trails including a 20 minute hike to a creek and waterfall in the forest (some steep spots and creek is intermittent) or climb up Shaggy Peak (seasoned hikers only please). NOTE: We are up 1.3 miles of dirt road and are not near public transportation so you will need your own vehicle! Be aware that the roads can be snowy, icy or muddy and rutted ( 4-wheel or All-trak recommended in certain times of year). We don’t guarantee the road will be plowed.
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Las Sabinas Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents140 acres · Ribera, NM
Learn more about this land:Beautiful views of Rowe Mesa, very quiet, hiking on ranch permitted, horses, stargazing, Tellington Training with horses available. Pecos River nearby (not on property) 40 miles from Santa Fe, 20 Miles from Las Vegas and Hot springs.
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Jackalope Ranch

14 sites · RVs, Tents355 acres · Las Vegas, NM
I inherited the ranch from my mom who inherited from her dad and we have used it for recreational and hunting purposes it is very fun in the summertime I inherited the ranch from my mom who inherited from her dad and we have used it for recreational and hunting purposes it is very fun in the summertime!!!!! This is a 355-acre ranch it has been used by my family for recreation and hunting it is perfect for hiking mountain biking and driving around on an ATV or horseback with provided trails! There is also a little River flowing year-round and a couple of perfect swimming holes! The road to sites in the canyon are extremely rough a high clearance vehicle and 4x4 is recommended, also any camper past 18" is not recommended at these sites. Site's 1, 3, and 8 and 7 are ideal for camping trailers 30" or larger. Fire ban is in effect propane grills and fire pits are permitted.
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Mesa top camping

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Madrid, NM
Set above the historic town of Madrid N.M. is Waldo Mesa. The location of past mining operations and stunning Vista's.
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Last Stand

1 site · Lodging8 acres · Santa Fe, NM
The property is located about 30 minutes from downtown Sante Fe. About 8 miles of dirt roads to the property. Feel like you are farther from civilization than you are. Designated dark space and great for star gazing. Seven acres with Yurt with a bed and desk inside and simple amenities. Small water tank on property and a portable camping toilet. Comes with internet access and some solar electricity and generator on property. The city is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, vibrant art scene, and delectable cuisine. From world-class art galleries and museums to charming adobe architecture and historical landmarks, Santa Fe offers a diverse range of experiences to explore.
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Peace Farm-4/20+Pet friendly!

10 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Moriarty, NM
WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY OFFERING POWER. WE TRULY APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. Hey hey! Welcome to Peace Farms. My wife,Jay and I, love meeting new people so come say hi! We offer farm tours at the low cost of KINDNESS! We’re 4/20 friendly and can’t wait to meet you! •Upon arrival: You will be greeted by the welcoming committee. The committee contains 7 chickens and a single goat. They’re extremely friendly but don’t let them out of the gate..no matter what they say! •The goat: His name is Gus & he’s a Nigerian dwarf goat! He absolutely loves fruits and crunchy snacks so please feel free to give him a snack. He’s a good boy and will come to his name!! Our place is fully fenced & equipped with security cameras so no need to worry. We’re LEASHED pet friendly-ALL breeds welcome. Yes, even your cat! Please be aware of your surroundings when walking around as you may see our beautiful snakes or loud coyotes! We offer water for every stay-although not drinkable(well water). It’s still great to cook and bathe in. We are 420 friendly but be responsible & respectful. No ashing directly on the ground-we’d like to prevent a fire! Absolutely no butts in the ground-pack in, pack out. NO alcohol allowed outside of your tent/van/camper-there will be no tolerance for disorderly conduct. Please be respectful of our home so we can continue to share our beautiful views with everyone! We are conveniently located between 2 cities with Dollar general’s, gas/grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Although, the house is pretty secluded. Come stargaze or enjoy the sunrise! We have the best! •campers of all sizes are welcome. •tent campers will have the option of camping where they please (you will not be close to large campers) •please clean up after your pets and yourself! No poo or trash please! •please do not open any gates pertaining to the animals. We will kindly ask you to leave. This is for their safety and my sanity! •please keep your fur-baby on a leash and away from the chickens/goats. We don’t want any injuries or incidents! •quiet hours are 10pm- 5am •late arrivals are welcome. We’ll be there to welcome you in! •please do not dump any liquid from your rigs! We will take legal action. This contaminates the well water!
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San Pablo Ranch

4 sites · RVs, Tents733 acres · Tecolote, NM
Off the beaten path, and located in the foothills of the the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. LOTS of peace and quiet on this 733 acre ranch! North half of the ranch is rolling pasture land. The South half of the ranch has the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains rising 450'. ACTIVITIES: - Hiking - Biking NATURAL FEATURES: - Forest - Wildlife - Intermittent Creek
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The Dove

3 sites · Tents38 acres · NM
Located in the Santa Fe National Forest. A beautiful secure wooded retreat filled with gorgeous landscape of mountains, caves and scenic hikes. World class mountain biking trails and hiking trails on and near property. The trailhead for Cairn Me Up and Jagged Axe Loop and the High Five Zipline is 4.5 miles from The Dove. Seasonal creek and rock formations. 3 very private and quiet tent sites. Cell reception for most carriers and wifi at the shared guest pavilion. Retreat is 30 minutes to the Santa Fe Plaza and all that Santa Fe has to offer. Non-aggresive dogs can be off leash and there are endless trails for hiking them. There are 4 on-site dogs. There is a large pavilion for guest's use. One person privy. Potable water available for filling containers.
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Teco Echo Ranch

21 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Tecolote, NM
Pitch your tent or park your RV on 8 acres with multiple dirt roads and multiple campsites near a river with mountains, fields, and the great outdoors. Next to the highway with many amenities and friendly hosts stay 1 night or 1 year. Located near the Santa Fe Trail near Las Vegas New Mexico on an old Spanish land grant with tons of history
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Green Go Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents1334 acres · Ribera, NM
An up-and-coming regenerative farm and ranch in Northern New Mexico. We have an Artesian Well providing some of the purest water 24/7 and 365 days a year. We enjoy the bluest of skies with 278 avg sunny days and stunning sun rises and sun sets in Ribera, NM. We have 365-degree views with hiking, biking, trail riding and camping. As a former feed lot educational pilot project in the 1960s and 70s, we also have available huge secure pipe fenced pens for your horses while traveling.
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El Porvenir

10 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Montezuma, NM
Learn more about this land: Deep mountain pines with river frontage and views of Hermits Peak. Many private and public trails. Community bathroom, shower. We allow pets. However we do have chickens, ducks, goats, pigs and horses. If your dogs haven't been around such animals, we ask that you keep a leash on them and not allow them to roam without supervision. If you suffer from nature deficit disorder or need some digital detoxing, this is the place for you DIRECTIONS: DO NOT USE GOOGLE MAPS!. It will get you lost. Follow hwy 65 all the way past the hot springs and up the mountain. After mm 12, stay to the right of the Y. Between mm 13 and 14 on the right there is a mailbox with green gate and large log home, come through that gate.
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The best camping near Villanueva State Park guide

Overview

About

Villanueva State Park is a quaint and peaceful spot, along the Pecos River, for those looking to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind. Wake in spacious campgrounds beneath the cottonwood trees before heading out on the trails or saddling up for a horseback ride. Nestled between sandstone bluffs, you’re sure to spot an array of southwestern wildlife and stunning vistas on your trek. Take to the Pecos River for a day of canoeing and fishing and a brew or two. Even if you’re just visiting for the day, Villanueva has picnic shelter (even for large groups) surrounded by the canyon that will guarantee you'll be back for a longer stay!

Notable campgrounds

  • El Cerro Campground: Offers stunning views from April to October, ideal for those seeking a scenic outdoor stay.
  • Riverside Campsites: Enjoy the soothing sounds of the Pecos River at these year-round sites, perfect for water enthusiasts.
  • Equestrian Camping: Campsite 3 is specially designed for visitors with horses, merging nature with equestrian pursuits.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early through Reserve America to secure your preferred spot, especially during peak seasons.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on park alerts for last-minute openings due to cancellations.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in case the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Villanueva State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm days perfect for river activities, while winter provides a quiet, stark landscape. Note the park's gate hours change seasonally.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest park alerts for any closures or restrictions before your visit.
  • Remember to bring life jackets for all river activities—it's the law.
  • Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash, and owners should clean up after them.
  • Prepare for all four seasons; the park's elevation can lead to cooler temperatures.
  • Local stores and gas stations are a short drive from the park, so plan accordingly.

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