Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM)

     


Carrizozo, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 648-2241

Sites: 19
Recent Rate: $18 4/2015


Latitude: 33.6847821774463
Longitude: -105.919961929321

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

39 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

LMH

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

A few of the pull through sites are less than level, but the back in site that we chose had no problems. The views are spectacular and the walking trail is a must to truly appreciate the area. Showers and rest rooms were immaculate, very convenient dump station, and water/electric hookups were convenient. A small bookstore was open with inconsistent hours, but a friendly, helpful staff. This is the best place around to stay while you check out the Smokey Bear museum, Lincoln, and the White Sands Monument. A public facility at its best. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Small grocery in Carrizozo.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a 50% Federal Senior Pass discount. During our four days camping here there were only three or four other campers in the park, so it was very peaceful and quiet. The campground is very close to the road, but, at least at our site, there was no road noise. It is also wonderfully dark at night so that you have great views of the night sky. Our site had nice strong 50 amps and water to go along with great views of the lava field. Our site was level, but many of the sites are very unlevel. We had strong Verizon voice and 4G data. Satellite was not a problem since there are no trees. The short nature trail in the park is nice. There is not a lot to do in the immediate area, but it is great for relaxing. You will want to visit Three Rivers Petroglyph Site. We did not use them but the restrooms looked to be new and clean. There is a dump station that is convenient to use. There is a camp host but they were gone during most of our visit. We would certainly stay at this campground again. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Stock up before you arrive as there are only convenience stores in the immediate area.

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      Service

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Desert Beacon

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

We were surprised by the quality of this facility and the scenery. We were able to call and contact a camp host to find out that there were sites available. The sites were paved, some more level than others, with lots of space between them. Large, clean restrooms with showers. Rate reflects Senior Pass 50% discount. We will stay here again when we pass this way. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

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Two old birders

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This place was a happy find for us. All powered sites are paved, although not very level, and have a covered patio area. The views here are incredible and the paved nature trail through an ancient lava flow is wonderful; especially, first thing in the morning. It didn't hurt that we were here the night of the lunar eclipse and the cactus were in bloom - magical. There are lots of good places to walk a pet. Our rate reflects the senior federal discount. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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NMFamilyof4

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall what a great little public park. We had one of the last spots available due to arriving around 8 PM on a Friday night! The trailer spot we had did not have any hookups. However, most of the sites in the park had water and electric hookups. Our spot was a bit loud due to a party at the tent sites close to us and some loud walkers. But the park was clean and spacious. We really enjoyed the various hikes we were able to due the next day. We would definitely stay here again! We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

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cherrytree

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Really hard to contact anyone here. Would be nice to know if there is a site available before driving all the way here in my RV that gets 8 mpg. Not much to do here except the lava flow trail, which will kill about 8 minutes. After that you can go to Carizozo to see boarded up buildings and eat at the only restaurant still in business. Wifi password not posted anywhere, you will have to hunt down a camphost, and even then they are reluctant to give it out. After that, you'll discover the wi-fi doesn't work anyway. There are some 50 amp sites up front. Very unlevel although plenty long. The scenery is worth it. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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silvertube

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice spot. Most RV sites have water and electric. Sites further into the camping area have a view of the lava field. Verizon works well. Camp host was friendly. Only negative was gnats which are a minor problem all summer. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

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Traveling man

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a former state park, now a B.L.M. recreation area. We had a roomy pull-through site with a great view. Sites look recently paved. Although on a slight incline, they are level enough to not cause concern. There is a drop box for payments at the entrance, however the host seemed to keep an eye out for new arrivals, and headed down to the entrance in his golf cart to collect the fees and welcome campers. Showers and rest rooms were very clean. Sprint cell and internet service worked well. Although the park is off by itself, you can easily spend several days here, using it as a base for seeing the many attractions within an hours drive . We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

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pyrthkr

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Very interesting volcanic area with a small visitor center, some guided walking trails and clean, well maintained rest room/showers. All sites are paved with water and electric and most have stunning views of the lava flow. Unfortunately, that also means that the winds can really kick up so don't leave your awning out! Rate reflects America the Beautiful pass. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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With RV

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is for those who enjoy quiet and unique desert scenery. Staff in the Visitor Center are friendly and information about the area is available. The restrooms and showers are spotless. There are shaded picnic tables and fire rings at each site. We went to nearby Carrizozo for wi-fi and cell phone service. Our rate was based on the National Park Senior Pass. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Travel Trailer.

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Linsay

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Needed to find an overnight spot before darkness, and we stumbled across this recreation area. Payment is on an honor system. Super clean restrooms. No shade, but nice pull through sites with 360 degree views of the volcanic rock surrounding the site. We weren't there during daylight to read the information and do the walk out across the volcanic field, but from other reviewers this would be worth a look. We would stay there again. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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Gilles L

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stop and relax for a night or longer. A little walking path with information on the area around the park. Great views in all directions and only 4 miles back to Carrizozo. Restrooms very, very clean and nice. Several back-ins and several pull-through sites. Dump station next to restrooms. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Fifth Wheel.

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ov1to

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stop and relax for a night or longer. Nice staff. Very nice walking path with lots of information on the area around the park. Great views in all directions and only 4 miles back to Carazozo. A couple of places to eat in town and only one grocery store. Bathrooms, at the Rec. area, maybe the cleanest I have ever been in outside my home. Several back in and several pull thru sites. Dump station easy to access next to restrooms. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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glbaker44

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

When we were there the park only had four campers. The Host were very accommodating and the trails were paved but one could venture off them if you wanted to. The only problem was a lack of water pressure in the showers. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Fifth Wheel.

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terriesm

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This small park is really a gem. The rating is due to only 30amp electric, and not all sites are level or big enough for our rig. We had a fairly major water leak that was repaired before we got settled, the whole park is well maintained. The restrooms are very clean and seem new. We enjoyed the Valley of Fires paved walk. All the sites are situated to enjoy the view. Paved, covered picnic tables and grills are perched on the hillside. This park is a perfect 1-2 night stay, avid hikers would enjoy it for even longer. We probably won't hit this location again as it is an out of the way spot. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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Top Tips for this Campground

  • Stock up before you arrive as there are only convenience stores in the immediate area.

    TheJimDecember 2014
  • Small grocery in Carrizozo.

    LMHApril 2015

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