Rock Hound State Park

     


Deming, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 546-6182

Sites: 29
Recent Rate: $4 3/2015


Latitude: 32.1858372234587
Longitude: -107.612489461899

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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
  • ATT 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

40 Reviews

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BoonieBeads

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

Small New Mexico State Park - incredible mountain views, easy access from Deming, NM. 5 no-hook up sites, 23 water & electric, + a group site; some on the reservation system, some first come first serve. All full when we arrived mid-March on a Sunday. Luckily their host site was empty, due to a "host emergency" and a park employee let us know it was available. All sites are big & roomy with covered concrete patios. Small but nice & informative visitor center. If you hike or collect rocks - great stop! New Mexico state parks are still a value at full rate of $14, for w/e sites. Bathhouse looks almost brand new, includes showers. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Fun day trip 30 miles south to Columbus; great lunch at Patio Cafe; drove thru Pancho Villa State Park (right in town) - plenty of open sites- right on the US/Mexico border, but felt very secure. Spanish Stirrup Rock Shop - just 1/2 mile before Rockhound SP entrance - great stop for rock diggers & collectors.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Vic and Marsha

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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Beautiful, low-key park with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. We stayed in site 12, had a wonderful campfire, and did several short hikes. The welcome station had great exhibits and a friendly greeter. The assistant on site was helpful and upbeat. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Sailing On

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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Road in the campground under construction, road and sites nearly all gravel, but large sites, easy access. Truly awesome views. Adobe bath/shower buildings look brand new. Over the air TV surprisingly good. Well laid out paths for rock hunting - a destination campground for some. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Crazyrvfamly

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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This is one for the favorites list. One of the nicest campgrounds we've stayed at. Fairly small and well landscaped. Sites are pretty level but not perfect. Good spacing between sites. Bathrooms look brand new and unbelievably clean. Each site has its own trash can which is really convenient. It's perched up on a hill with great mountain and valley views. This will be a regular stop for us on I-10 We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Motorhome.

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R&S

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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This park is a special deal for just $14 with electric. The terraced placement of campsites at the base of these desert mountains gives a very nice view of both the mountains and the plains below. Our antenna worked well to receive local TV. We were cautioned to beware of rattlesnakes, but did not see any. We did see bunnies and hummingbirds. No 50 amp but 30 amp was good. Water pressure was on the low side. Sunset was awesome! We would stay here again. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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mmaill01

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $18.00
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This is a great small park on a hillside overlooking Deming. Gravel sites with covered picnic tables at each site. Many hiking trails in the area. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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BJ Snowbird

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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Despite being built on a hillside, the sites are easier to level than it appears at first glance. At night, there was a beautiful view of the lights of Deming. The campground itself was so dark that the city lights really pop out. There is a good visitor center with cactus garden and lots of trails to hike. AT&T data service was lousy. All in all, an excellent bargain and enjoyable stay. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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The Grizz

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $4.00
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Sites are level, gravel, with picnic table covered. Situated at base of majestic mountains with trails and rocks to be collected. Windy at night, but that's expected. Great views from site of valley below. While here, a MUST see is Adobe Deli http://adobedeli.com/..a hidden gem of a spot, off the beaten track with great food and eclectic decor. Rockhound is a quiet campground, terraced sites and a great stopover enroute to Silver City area. Stop at Visitor Center for local info and be sure to enjoy the stone labyrinth and desert garden area. Rate reflects the NM access pass, so only $4 for electric. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Aussie Gap Year

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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This park was recommended to us by another couple who we had met on the road and have kept in touch with. They called us and told us that we just had to come to the Rockhound State Park. Most of the sites are on a first come basis, but there are a few that are reservable. We were certainly not disappointed! This place is magic. In the middle of the New Mexico desert sitting up on a plateau overlooking the valley and the township of Deming in the distance - beautiful at night! The sunsets are magnificent! The sites are huge all with a rubbish bin that is emptied each couple of days. Each site has a covered picnic table and seats on a concrete slab, a fire pit and a grill. There are plenty of walking trails; we did the Lovers Leap trail at Spring Canyon. The sign post says it is .5 of a mile. They lied! It is much farther than that but certainly worth the climb. Just make sure you take water with you as it is quite a distance! And, as this park is in the center of rockhound country; you are actually allowed to take up to 15 lbs of rock from the State Park with you when you leave! Great for rock enthusiasts and those just wanting a peaceful, easy to get to location! We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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papalr

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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We used this state park for a overnight. It turned out to be about 15 miles off the interstate, but was worth the drive. We didn't have reservations and was placed in one of the four overflow sites. The sites still had water/electrical hookups, but was gravel. The park sits at the base of a local mountain range known for the rocks (hence the name) and the sunsets are beautiful. Would return, but only during the spring months as it would get hot here. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2793

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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We stayed here twice going to and from Tucson. First time we didn't have a reservation and got assigned a spot in overflow. We had water and electricity, but they squeezed 4 big rigs into 3 spaces and we used a "Y" to share water. No awnings. Next time we had a reservation and had a huge site. All the the sites are large, gravel, fairly level, and terraced on the base of a mountain. The views are almost always good. Restrooms were OK, but not immaculate. Just OK. Staff was friendly and helpful. Price was great! I think all sites have a shade structure, table and fire ring but no Wi-Fi. Only 5 sites can be reserved, so get here early if you don't have a reservation. We would stay here again. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2855

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
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We loved this park...6 miles on so-so road but worth it. Sites are large and well tended. Views are beautiful looking back over the valley. Signage is good to find the place and the price was especially nice. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Motorhome.

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Trek Across America

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this park and try to stay at it whenever we are passing through. It has beautiful views of the desert, big sites, and great places to hike. If you are a rock hound you can actually take up to 45 pounds of rocks home with you. I'm not a rock hound so can't say much about it, but evidently there are many different kinds of rock that people want. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Blue Horizon

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful, well maintained State Park. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Motorhome.

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lucky8

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is the most peaceful and calm I have ever stayed in. We made reservations on-line in advance to assure space. We found no ranger station in which to check in - only a drop box for those entering the park after hours. We located a volunteer park host who met us at the entrance and kindly guided us to our reserved site. The sites are spread out and you are not on top of your neighbors. I noted mostly adults in this park, a few kids. Rock hunting was fantastic fun and we found many varieties of things. The hiking is hot and straight uphill. If you are rock hounding, make sure you pack plenty of water, snacks, and tools. We chose to come when it was spring due to heat. I think if you go in the summer, it would be extremely hot and you would be exposed as there are few wind breaks. The bathrooms were clean and were just fine for showering. There was no playground we could find and if you have kids, you need to instruct them on the cactus, yucca, and other things that can stick, poke, or bite them. Also, amazing star gazing at night so bring a star map or something to view constellations. Overall, we hope to come here again for a longer stay. It was a really cheap, quiet, and well kept. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Top Tips for this Campground

  • Fun day trip 30 miles south to Columbus; great lunch at Patio Cafe; drove thru Pancho Villa State Park (right in town) - plenty of open sites- right on the US/Mexico border, but felt very secure. Spanish Stirrup Rock Shop - just 1/2 mile before Rockhound SP entrance - great stop for rock diggers & collectors.

    BoonieBeadsMarch 2015

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