RVing in New Mexico
New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
New Mexico has much to offer for the RV enthusiast and outdoors person considering the Rocky Mountains spans almost the entire west side of the state. Therefore, if you love hiking, trail riding, kayaking, hot mineral springs, birding, riding in a hot air balloon, breathtaking landscapes, art, music and dance as well as the heritages of Indian, Anglo and Hispanic cultures, then you'll love The Land of Enchantment.
Below is an ongoing list of popular RV Parks in the state. I will add them in as I find them, therefore, the parks are categorized into,
That way if you are traveling from Colorado or Texas, you can easily find which part of the state these RV Parks are. I've also selected parks that are close to National and State Parks.
NEW MEXICO TRIVIA: The New Mexico's nickname "The Land of Enchantment" was first noted in the title of a book by Lillian Whiting in 1906. In 1935, the state tourism director designed a brochure using the tag line of 'The Land of Enchantment.' That same year, New Mexico Magazine started advertising using the slogan."
Come vacation in New Mexico. There are things to do.
Always on the Move
Northwest RV Parks and Campgrounds
- Bandelier National Monument
The road to Bandelier takes you through some of the most spectacular country in New Mexico, offering enormous vistas of mountains, mesas, cliffs, and canyons. The monument itself covers nearly 50 square miles, almost all of it undisturbed wilderness.
- Chaco Culture National Historical Park
One might think, near the end of 20 some miles of dirt road,that this site is too far off the beaten path. But, for anyone interested in architectural design or the history of prehistoric Indians, Chaco Canyon is a place to stimulate and reward the i
- Heron Lake State Park New Mexico
Located near the Continental Divide, Heron Lake is over 6,000 acres and is ideal for camping, hiking, fishing and sailing. The most agreeable weather is from May to October.
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Steeped in myth and legend, these ancient springs have been a gathering place and source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. The RV park is under cottonwoods for a private, peaceful setting.
- Monte Verde RV Park and Campground
Want to escape the heat or ski the winter snow in Angel Fire? This is your home base for mountain fun!
- Ruins Road RV Park
Close to Aztec National Monument. Pitch your tent on a thick blanket of bluegrass and sleep like a baby or picnic, fish or relax along the tranquil bank of the Las Animas River.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Fun Excursions Await You!
Northeast RV Parks and Campgrounds
- Angel Fire Luxury RV Resort
Welcome to an elevated RV Resort experience in Angel Fire, NM near Taos in the Rocky Mountains offering 102 paved sites, free wifi, a dog park & much more.
- Cochiti Lake RV Campround
The lake offers two public recreation areas: Cochiti on the west side of the lake and Tetilla Peak on the east side. Both sides offer spectacular scenic views of the water and surrounding mountains.
- Elephant Rock Campground
This campground has excellent fishing access to the well-stocked Red River, nearby Eagle Rock Lake and hiking into the surrounding high country. This campground is close to the highway with plenty of large pine trees.
- Raton Pass RV Park and Campground
Raton Pass RV Park & Campground is located at the top of Raton Pass between Trinidad, Colorado and Raton, New Mexico. There are panoramic views of the Sangres de Cristo Mountains, Bartlett's Mesa and Baca Valley. A short walk will allow you to vi
- Red River
For an off-season stay in the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains (the southern end of the Rocky Mountain chain), try this small alpine resort village nestled in a narrow valley at an altitude of 8,700 feet.
- Twining Campground in Carson National Forest
Open May to October. Four sites for tents or trailers by Taos Ski Valley provide trail heads to high country, including 13,161' Mount Wheeler Facilities
How to Get The Most Out of Your RV Experience
Less is Better
As a full time RVer, I have learned a lot over the past year. However, there are some things to remember about this lifestyle.
1. You can't take everything with you! You have to pare down. If you are packrat, you may be in for a rude awakening. If this is just a vacation home, you still can't take everything with you. You are out to explore the country. Leave the TV at home. But, bring lots of reading material.
2. Buy lightweight dishes. ie; plastic plates, cups or anything plastic. Glass is too easily broken and plastic may help your gas mileage.
3. Always brings lots of flashlights. Small ones and large one and of course, all of the batteries that go with them.
4. Clothes pins and towels to be used as rags. You just never know when either of these items will come in handy.
5. Extension cords or outlet strips. RV's never seem to have enough outlets so stock up.
Southeast RV Parks and Campgrounds
- Carlsbad RV Park and Campground
This park is a delightful place to visit with plenty of local attractions like Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the Living Desert State Park to keep you busy for days!
- Circle B RV Park Home Page
Open year round with secluded mountain camping and easy access to Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, Billy the Kid Casino, Midtown shopping and Ruidoso's many unique attractions.
- Deer Spring RV Park
Located along the beautiful Rio Penasco in the Sacramento Mountains of Southern New Mexico near Mayhill at an elevation of 6800 ft.
- Desert Trails RV Park & Resort in Hobbs- You Tube
They offer large lots for your comfort and enjoyment, as well as security and privacy fencing
- Town & Country RV Park
RV park in Roswell. Check for ratings on facilities, restrooms, and appeal. Save 10% on Good Sam Resorts.
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Workampers are adventurous individuals, couples and families who have chosen a wonderful lifestyle that combines ANY kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping. If you work as an employee, operate a business, or donate your time as a volunteer, AND you sleep in an RV (or on-site housing), you are a Workamper! Check out current Workamper news now!
Southwest RV Parks and Campgrounds
- Cedar Cove RV Park
Surrounded by mountains and nestled among the native desert landscape of cedar, pinion, and pine trees.
- City of Rocks State Park
Located about halfway between Silver City and Deming, City of Rocks offers camp sites, hiking trails, excellent mountain biking, wildlife viewing, birding, stargazing, picnic areas and a desert botanical garden.
- Gila National Forest - Dipping Vat Campground
This is a fantastic place to get away from it all! Located adjacent to the west side of Snow Lake. Snow Lake is approximately 52 miles southeast of Reserve,
- Rusty's RV Ranch
Located in the Chiricahua & Peloncillo Mountain area of Arizona and New Mexico, If you love Birding you know this is an internationally known area including the famous CaveCreek Canyon for bird watching.
- Silver City KOA
This year they have been recognized by KOA Inc. for "outstanding camper guest service, facility and operation! Located on the east side of Silver City, Jim and Jackie Burton are gracious hosts. They serve a home cooked breakfast every Saturday, Sunda
Pizza For The Road
Ahh, living a simpler life
For years I have been leaning more toward eating more as a vegetarian and this lifestyle is much easier when you don't have to cook.
However, I still have favorite cooked foods that I am not totally willing to let go of. Pizza.
Here is my favorite pizza recipe.
I buy prepared crusts such as Boboli or any prepared pizza crust will do.
Instead of spreading tomato sauce as the first layer, I use Brianna's honey mustard salad dressing. I've tried other honey mustard's, but this brand has the best flavor.
Then throw on feta or mozzarella cheese for the first layer.
Add slices of green pepper, roasted chicken strips, onion and mushroom.
Top with more cheese. Cook for recommended time. Yummy!
Travel Resources/ Currents Events - Bitten by the travel bug? These links might help you find what you are looking for...
- Big Blend Magazine
Published by Free Spirit Promotions for 12 years, BigBlendMagazine.com is an online magazine that covers travel, lifestyle, leisure, and art and entertainment across the USA and around the world. The magazine features editorial, audio and visual cont
- New Mexico USA
New Mexico USA is your premiere guide to New Mexico resources on the Internet. Learn all about New Mexico and its people by playing trivia, browsing factual tidbits, and exploring the webs of New Mexico's people, communities, businesses and governmen
- New Mexico Tourism Department
What to know what is happening in New Mexico? Check out this site.
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Don't Get Lost!
If you love getting off the beaten, then this publication is a must for your exploring.
Love to hear from you and your experiences!