Hipcamp host Poki P.
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NOTE: in order to ensure our guests peace and quiet, please arrive before 7:00pm.

Mil Abrazos means “a thousand hugs” in Spanish, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you leave. - Kitty S. 

Beautifully quiet. All I could hear were the frogs, crickets and birds, even though there were other campers across the yard. The essentials were all there


NOTE: in order to ensure our guests peace and quiet, please arrive before 7:00pm.

Mil Abrazos means “a thousand hugs” in Spanish, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you leave. - Kitty S. 

Beautifully quiet. All I could hear were the frogs, crickets and birds, even though there were other campers across the yard. The essentials were all there and I had a lovely time just watching the stars in that huge expanse of sky. - Diny C. 

10,000 stars, Wonderful place. I would go back in a heartbeat. - Doug G. 

Located 28 miles from Interstate 25 and 16 miles from Interstate 40, with paved road to our property gate, our 32 acre property sits in the middle of an ancient bread basket irrigated by a 12 mile-long ditch dug by hand and horse plow in the 1820’s.  

The area is sparsely populated, mostly by small subsistence cattle ranchers, descendants of the original land grant Spanish settlers. Very quiet, and home to many resident and migratory birds and large deciduous trees fed by the irrigation ditches.  We are part of a rich oasis ecosystem in the middle of the desert, fed by the beautiful Pecos River, a 20 minute walk from the campground through pastures. 

Our 5 campsites are all located next to a lovely pond where you may see birds, bats, frogs and garter snakes.  Sites 1 and 2 you can park at the site.  Sites 5 & 6 are walk-in only and are more private and tucked away in trees.

Cold shower, utility sink and fast Internet wifi are located near the farm building a couple minutes walk from the campsites.  A composting toilet is at the campground. A communal fire pit is also at the campground and we provide firewood and everything to get a fire going.  Just bring the marshmallows. We have a pack of four wild and loving dogs that enjoy having visitors and extra attention.

This is un-groomed traditional New Mexico.  As rural and agricultural as it gets.  A place we have fallen in love with and enjoy sharing with many visitors.

WIND! The New Mexico desert has strong winds at times, as we sit in a large watershed.  

RAIN! When they come (June-Sept), the rains (monsoons) can be intense.  

SNAKES! This is rattlesnake country. We respect their role in the ecosystem and do not harm them. Please be aware that an encounter with one of these mighty beings could occur during your visit.  We have seen two this season and four last year.

We want to let people know that being well prepared for weather, with good tent equipment, will ensure that you have as pleasant an experience as possible.

We are a Community Land Trust in very early phase of development. Our mission is to return farmland to the commons and create an attractive model of live-in work environment that can inspire the re-population of farmland, providing affordable home ownership, using regenerative practices for food production and wildlife habitat restoration, and relying on a variety of cottage industries to comfortably sustain a multi-generational community.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our Hipcamp guests, visiting the river with them, having coffee or sharing a meal, sitting around the fire and hearing stories about where they come from.  

It has enriched our lives and we are delighted to host people in search of unusual camping experiences.  If you appreciate quietness, big skies, starry nights, bird watching, cattle, coyote, lush grasses, horses, dogs and the raw element of the desert, this may be a good place for you.

For more information about our nonprofit, please google Mil Abrazos Community Land Trust.

NOTE: in order to ensure our guests peace and quiet,  please arrive before 7:00pm.

If you decide you would prefer more of a Glamping experience you can book our "Belle Matrix 13' Canvas Family Tent" or "Hayley our 1955 Comet Vintage Camper" listed separately... just search the title in the search bar.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Poki a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Mil Abrazos Campground


River Walk

Our property has river frontage and the 20 min walk through our fields is fla...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We have a very shallow pond by the camping area with lots of weeds and tiny frogs. Perfect for a refreshing dunk or for kids t...Read more

Wildlife watching

Lots of migratory and resident birds. Hawks, Woodpeckers, Western Meadowlarks, Owls, Swallows, Hummingbirds, Heron, Cranes, Gee...Read more

Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Mil Abrazos Campground in New Mexico.


We have a sandy spot at the river. Extremely quiet. Some shade and chairs at the river.


Property is located in the relatively flat lands of lower Pecos watershed, amidst 5,000 acres of pasture and hay fields intersp...Read more

River, stream, or creek

River is a 20 min walk from campground through lovely pastures and dry land. Pleasant walk along the river with plenty of spot...Read more

Swimming hole

River can be running strong in the spring and after storms. Not recommended for swimming because it is shallow and dotted with...Read more


Farm fields are currently in covercrops. We only have a tiny vegetable garden right now.


The vibe at Mil Abrazos Campground

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Hipcamper Zora
Zora T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 6th, 2018

Poki was so amazing! He welcomed us to his community land trust with open arms and invited us to sleep on a futon in a cargo container instead of setting up a tent. We hung out with him by the fire, and in the morning he made us an organic breakfast and we took a walk down to the Pecos River. Excellent place to visit if you have any interest in permaculture, land trusts, biodynamic farming, or the amazing history of new mexico farmlands. Also just a beautiful and quiet place to sleep--we were driving cross country and it was far enough from the highway to feel relaxing but not so far as to be prohibitive! Would 100% return! Thanks, Poki and sorry for the delay in this review --I have been traveling without internet access.

Hipcamper Shayna and Penny
Shayna And Penny F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
December 28th, 2019

We had a fantastic time staying out at Mil Abrazos. Poki was one of the most hospitable welcoming hosts we've ever met; he went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and we really enjoyed getting to know him. He has amazing visions for the land, and it will be exciting to watch the ideas come to fruition. The camping area is in a beautiful field and there is a nice wooden platform perfect for pitching a tent on. The pond right next to the field hosts some beautiful birds and is perfect for a dip in the summer months. Poki has rescued numerous dogs and they are a big band of happy wagging tails and tongues who are happy to give visiting campers plenty of love. There is a bathroom available for campers to use, which was nice and clean and we greatly appreciated it. There is a beautiful hike to take through the land to the river about a mile away, and the river is spectacular!

The hike to the river was great, and the river is beautifulMil Abrazos CampgroundMultiple happy helpers available to help you set up your tentPoki was so hospitable and loved showing us around
Hipcamper Charlie
Charlie W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 16th, 2018

The name says it, Mil Abrazos offered us the warmest of welcomes as we stopped through central New Mexico for a night driving cross country. Poki was a generous host and guide to this very special agricultural community. So much potential...I am excited to see how their project grows. Good luck, Poki!

Hipcamper Oscar

Comfortable stay, poki is awesome!

Oscar B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
February 5th, 2019

This private ground was absolutely terrific. Poki, the owner of the property, was beyond generous with accomodations, making sure I was living comfortably throughout my stay. I stayed in a converted storage container, complete with a king bed and full heat. There's a beautiful and remote creek that's basically in the back yard, and I'm sure if you ask, Poki will show you the great hot spring spots 10 minutes up the road. The cleanliness of the property was also remarkable. A comfortable, safe, and serene stay, from beginning to end. I can't recommend this campground highly enough.

Hipcamper kitty
Kitty S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 22nd, 2019

Poki has a beautiful place and is a kind and considerate host. He was more than generous with everything on his farm and we drove away full of fresh apricots, herbal tea, and coffee. Mil Abrazos means "a thousand hugs" in Spanish, and that's exactly how you'll feel when you leave. If you visit, be sure to say hi to Rico, Chance, Clovis, and Cleopatra (the dogs)!

Hipcamper Charlie

A unique and wholesome experience

Charlie J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
January 31st, 2020

Poki is a wonderful human being that has a very unique and innovative property. He made it feel as if I were at home and made sure all of my needs were met. The dogs which roam the land freely are super friendly and get to live their lives the way dogs are supposed to. Poki also has some amazing plans for turning the land into a sustainable and educational community. It was a true blessing to have met Poki and the pups, and I am glad to have made some new friends with this experience. I look forward to traveling back through New Mexico and staying again!

Hipcamper Kristine

Lovely spot!

Kristine M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 12th, 2020

We had a great time! Loved the dogs and the river was amazing. It was a great weekend get away! Thank you Poki!

Hipcamper Jor
Jor K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 13th, 2020

Poki has the sweetest dogs. Not only did they warmly greet me upon arrival, but they also walked with me all the way down to the river (about 20 min from the house). Poki also offered me tea and toast in the morning which was so very kind. Nice indoor bathroom and shower as well. Really beautiful spot with horses next door.

Hipcamper Jessica

A must see! gorgeous property, host

Jessica K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 26th, 2020

This was one of my favorite stays on Hipcamp. The property is beautiful. I was just traveling through and there for one night. Poki offered me the bunker which is adorable and extremely cozy. There was a down comforter too. The whole property is organized, super clean, functional but also artsy. I ate dinner with them, a home cooked organic medley and so delicious! We all sat up for a while after dinner and had great conversation. In the morning, I walked about 20 minutes through Poki’s gorgeous backyard all the way to the river. His 4 dogs came with me :-) Definitely a must see.!

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