Description

Located off the Sunspot Scenic By-Way, Upper Karr Campground is located just east of White Sands National Monument, which you should not skip over if you haven’t been. From there you may want to check out San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, a gem of wilderness where only the most badass animals that have mastered the scorching summers and freezing winters of desert living Continue reading...
Located off the Sunspot Scenic By-Way, Upper Karr Campground is located just east of White Sands National Monument, which you should not skip over if you haven’t been. From there you may want to check out San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, a gem of wilderness where only the most badass animals that have mastered the scorching summers and freezing winters of desert living thrive.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
6
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 200 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Upper Karr Recreation Area.

Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
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The vibe at Upper Karr Recreation Area

9,324ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Kate
Kate G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 13th, 2017

This campground is free! There are only 6 tables and vault toilets but the scenery is wonderful and you can't beat the location. It's very close to Cloudcroft so you can stock up on supplies or hit a restaurant if you don't want to cook. It's basically a big meadow with sites at the perimeter. There's an unsigned trail leading up into the trees that looks like it used to be a railroad bed.

Hipcamper Kate
Kate G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 21st, 2017

There's a vault toilet, picnic tables and for rings. What more do you need? This no-fee campground is beautiful. There's an old railroad bed that makes a great hike right at the end of the parking area.

Hike the old railroad bed.
Hipcamper Kate G.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2017
Park
Lincoln National Forest
State
New Mexico
Phone Number
575-434-7200
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
32.88° N, 105.78° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 6 Sites
(Up to 200 people per site)