Description

Travel up, up and away from the desert floor at Saddle Campground. The 9,000 feet of elevation lets you experience a refreshing mountain cool shaded by the mixed conifer and aspen forest. If you’re into vintage, check out nearby Cloudcroft, an old pioneering town. You’re also only 40 miles from White Sands National Monument, and 150 miles from Carlsbad Caverns. The bat flight program there is badass.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
16 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Saddle Campground.

Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream, or...
Waterfall
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The vibe at Saddle Campground

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September 13th, 2016

Stayed specifically on Saddle Campground -- Lot 12.

Website of the campground were tricky, but getting there wasn't too bad.

From beginning to end the experience was terrific. Signs leading up to our campground from Cloudcroft was clear and easy to see.

We came from El Paso, TX and as beginning/intermediate campers we really enjoyed our experience and will be going again.

Observation: Lots of RVs not too many Car Campers (minus us) and there was very easy access to walking trails, restrooms (moderately clean) and the camp host was extremely nice, helpful and full of local guidance.

For a quick video of our trip from El Paso to Cloudcroft in 3 minutes:
https://youtu.be/RCSuJgJjDCU

Park
Lincoln National Forest
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
Phone Number
575-682-7570
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
32.971° N, 105.726° W
$20/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 16 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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