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Ray & Lucille's place

2 sites · RVs3 acres · La Mesa, NM
Our farm is located in La Mesa, NM in the Mesilla Valley. Centered between Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX . The farming community offers open fields of various crops as well as pecan orchards. Minutes from hiking destinations Organ Mountain Desert Peaks National Monument and Franklin Mountains State Park. Various wineries and breweries within minutes. Elephant Butte Lake State Park 1 hr 41 min (104 miles) White Sands National Park 1 hr 8 min (72 miles)Learn more about this land:Come stay at our fully equipped, safe RV Sites with full hook ups here at our little farm in the middle of Mesilla Valley. Just 6 miles off I-10 in La Mesa, NM. We are in a farming community among pecan orchards, cotton fields, hay fields. Easy to find, our peaceful and private RV sites are 1/4 mile off scenic NM Hwy 28. There are 4 wineries and a brewery within 20 minutes of our farm. Great country setting 20 minutes south of Mesilla and Las Cruces and 20 minutes North of El Paso, TX.
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La Vina rd

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Chamberino, NM
A two acre camping ground located next to Sombra Antigua Winery located in the middle of farmland along the historic highway 28. Bathrooms and trash disposal available as well as 1 electric hook up. Live music Saturday and Sunday from 2-6pm and 2 day stay limit. Tables and fire pits at each campsite.
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Stargazers Paradise/Jupiter

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Dell City, TX
Hello, and thank you for coming to our little slice of Star Gazing paradise! We have put together a very unique experience for those interested in the stars and skies above! We are located in Cornudas Texas, about 45 miles from the closest Gas Station and 55 miles from the closest City, with an elevation of almost 4500 ft above sea level!. We have easy access to our site via Asphalt roadway. Being this high, it can lead to some pretty crazy temperature swings of almost 40 degrees! This area is pretty wide open, with a population density of around 1 person per 10 square miles! This provides for an incredible viewing experience for the night sky with minimal to no impact from “city” lights. We have a Bell Tent/Structure with two beds that also comes with amenities available for our guests such as a vault toilet that includes a sunroof to allow for stargazing during bathroom usage and an actual running shower built in a stand alone granite enclosure! In the desert even! In addition to our structure, we also have tent sites and for those that are traveling with their own vehicles/over the road homes, we also have 2 spots in a safe environment for you to recharge and be ready to hit things bright and early come first light! Located close to El Paso, New Mexico, the Mexican border we have plenty of local attractions for you to venture out for days trips! One of the great things about this area is that it is a great spot for Space enthusiasts as well as being near Spaceport USA, Blue Origin, Davis mountain Observatory, Sunspot Observatory, Roswell, and White sands missile launch facilities! To help aid in the stargazing experience, we have multiple options to serve the needs of the most experienced to the beginner! We have an excavated viewing pits. During the day the natural rock and granite used for construction absorbs the heat to help keep you warm during the cooler nights. Because we are in a desert environment, caution must be taken! Some of the animals that you might observe during your stay include, but not limited too: Native prairie dogs, Porcupine, Chipmunks, jackrabbits, coyote, bobcats, antelope, mule deer, horned toads, Owls, roadrunners, Quail and Dove, Night hawks, lizards, bats, and of course, Rattlesnakes, scorpions, and spiders! Please be respectful not only of the animals on site, but also the vegetation. We will have a small “store” on site for basic items should they be needed. A smaller tent/structure is also available for an additional charge should our current setup not be large enough to fit the whole family! We are a totally off grid site. We have solar on site to power the shower facilities, charge your phones in the tent, small fans in the tent, and the hand wash station.
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BNC Farms

3 sites · Lodging10 acres · Chaparral, NM
Welcome to BNC Farms! We are located smack in the middle of desert in Chaparral, NM. We have two short term rentals on the property. The Desert Dome and Harvey the Skoolie. Both are unique stays. We love to show people the beauty the desert has to offer. We also live on site and are around to answer any questions or help you out. We want all of our guests to be able to enjoy their stay and have as much privacy as possible. Both stays have a fire pit and their own hang out area. There are farm animals on the property! Your fur babies are welcome, we only ask you keep them leashed at all time. If you would like to see more about our rentals, or see local recommendations check out our instagram @BNCFarms1. We look forward to hosting you. Bailey and Nadia
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Spur-C Desert Oasis

1 site · RV1 acre · Anthony, NM
Learn more about this land: This site is at least an acre of sandy soil full of desert bushes, cacti, and trees.   Area for parking / tents is cleared.  It is situated at the east end of a 20 acre horse boarding stable. This is a quiet setting in southern New Mexico just one mile off McNutt Rd on a dirt road. There is plenty of space to stretch your legs and enjoy a view of the Franklin Mountains and if you are lucky some of our wildlife.  A great place to spend a quiet, safe, stopover. You are within easy reach of White Sands National Park, Hueco Tanks Park, Franklin Mountain Park, and all the amenities of El Paso , Texas. Schedule only through Hipcamp.com. Use this link or download the app to your phone.
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Hart Ranch

10 sites · RVs, Tents101 acres · Salt Flat,, TX
West Texas desert... Wide open skies... 57min to Guadalupe visiter center.... Open range to ride your ATV's on... Bring your horses and ride the range... Bring your telescope and look at the stars... this is the future home of my family we will be living there off grid Homestead with four kids and one adult and will be a small dairy farm eventually right now it is just a fenced-in 100 acres
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Gleatherland Ranch

3 sites · Lodging, RVs12 acres · Clint, TX
Enjoy beautiful views of Hueco Tanks, the surrounding mountains and expansive night skies at our 12 acre Ranch. Gleatherland offers a full array of accommodations including (seasonal) primitive camping, water/electric RV sites, glamping in one of our unique yurts or retro campers, as well as two fully equipped vacation rental homes open year round. Located just minutes away from Hueco Tanks State Park. Enjoy all the park has to offer including rock climbing, hiking, birding rock art tours, etc. Other area attractions include Franklin Mountains, Guadalupe National Park, Carlsbad Caverns, White Sand Nat'l Monument, Hot Springs of TorC and more (from 1-2 hours drive). Vacation rentals open all year Campground and glamping open seasonally (Nov- March) Reservations required 24 hours in advance for all rentals and RV sites Primitive Camping - walk-ins only, no reservation required Please see our website for full booking capabilities. www.gleatherland.com
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The Meadows Farm

7 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Fabens, TX
The Meadows Farm is nestled between cotton fields and pecan orchards, this quiet and secluded farm is sure to meet your camping needs. You'll be happy to find cows, donkeys, chickens and lambs. We ask that all pets stay on leashes at all times. Wifi is accessible on the property. Smokeless firepit available.
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True Explorer Hacienda

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Clint, TX
Located in a Quiet neighborhood outside city limits close to climbing/hiking at Hueco Tanks SP within 30 min, go off-road at Red Sands OHV within 2 minutes or hike at Franklin Mountains SP. One acre of land, will give you a quiet stay and starry skies. 30 min from downtown El Paso. On-site basketball court and grill.
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The best camping near Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site guide

Overview

About

Adventure awaits where four red rock hills rise above the West Texas desert. We're talking world class bouldering, climbing and trekking through Mars-like outcrops.

Just one caveat: you can only access the park with a guided tour or a permit. There's a cap in place to protect the fragile landscape. To get yourself on that guest list of lucky visitors, reserve your spot up to three months in advance.

Rock climb, hike or stay overnight to see the milky way light up the sky. Have fun exploring Huecos, but be respectful—this is a sacred place. In fact, people have been coming here for nearly 1,000 years. (The water collecting in the natural rock basins and huecos was a big draw.) Today, thousands of surreal rock paintings remain, offering a glimpse into the past.

There are 20 campsites to choose from, complete with nearby restrooms and a dump station. Just get ready to ditch the firewood—ash producing fires aren't allowed as they can damage the rocks.

Notable campgrounds

Hueco Tanks offers 20 campsites for a serene overnight experience in the desert.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Reserve permits up to three months in advance by calling (512) 389-8911 to secure your spot.
  • Book guided tours at least one week in advance by calling (915) 849-6684 for a deeper exploration.
  • Check availability online to plan your visit during less busy times for a better chance at a reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a place to stay during peak seasons.

When to go

The best time to visit Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is during the cooler months from October to April, when the weather is most pleasant for outdoor activities. Summer brings intense heat, making early mornings the best time for visits from May to September.

Know before you go

  • Watch the mandatory orientation video before camping or visiting the self-guided area.
  • Pets are allowed in designated areas, but must be leashed and cannot be left unattended.
  • No late check-in for campers; arrive at least one hour before park closure.
  • Charcoal or firewood is not permitted to protect the rock images.
  • Drones are prohibited within park boundaries to preserve the natural environment.

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