8.7 Excellent
     
Deming, New Mexico

Rock Hound State Park

Deming, New Mexico



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

Sites: 29
Recent Rate: $14 3/2016

Latitude: 32.1858372234587
Longitude: -107.612489461899

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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42 Reviews

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Tails From The Road

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $14.00
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13 miles southeast of Deming, NM $14 for an electric site with water, $10 for a dry camp spot. I found this park quite nice and enjoyed my stay in March 2016. The temps were in the 60's and 70's in the day, 40's at night, perfect in my book. My first night the very friendly camp host escorted me to the group campground which has 4 campsites, close to each other. I was the first in and 3 more rigs showed up and we all made friends and chatted about our travels. The next morning, I saw a RV headed out, so I jumped in my car and snatched #13, a ginormous site. There are 23 electric sites and about 6 are reservable, the rest are first come first serve, with a 14 max stay. Bathrooms and showers are in a very new building are great, but they are closer to the electric sites, further from the dry sites. The largest shower stall/changing area I've ever seen! There is a 1.2 mile walk around the perimeter of the park. You can head up the hill and do some digging for agates, geodes, and thunder eggs. There is a visitor center at the park with samples of rocks that can be found in the area. The park is dead quiet at night and the stars are amazing.
The Dogs Opinion (it's all about the dogs) The dogs liked it, the weather was pleasant for them. They enjoyed the hike in Spring Canyon and the hike around the campground. Always nice to be out in the country!
TV? I received 2 networks, pbs and a few other channels very well on an antenna.
Cell phone/Wi-Fi? Verizon 3bars on a 4g network. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Just down the road is Spanish Stirrup Rock Shop and this is a must stop!
In Deming, there is a great locally owned grocery store, Peppers. Walmart is the only other grocery store. Don't miss Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Free and amazing. St. Clair Winery which has a very nice tasting room.

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Danielle_S

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $14.00
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This park is amazing. We reserved spot 15 the day before and when we pulled into the campground, a ranger offered to escort us to our site. Some of the sites looked difficult to get level, but when we pulled up to 15, we were happy to see it was not going to be an issue. This site is at the top of the campground so you get amazing views of the sunset and Deming at night. We had mentioned to the ranger that we wanted to stay an extra day and he told us that it may be booked but would check back with us in the morning. When I got up the next morning and went outside I was greeted by not only our camp host (who just stopped by to say hello) but also the ranger who told us all the sites were booked, but that one of the walk in sites had not yet renewed for the day. We hung around for a while trying to decide if we wanted to wait to see if the site became open or just move on, when the ranger came back to let us know that the site in question had renewed for the night but we were welcome to stay in group camping. We elected to move on, but I have never had that kind of customer service in a state park. Our site had a covered patio with a fire ring and picnic bench. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Motorhome.

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The trails were nice and made for some excellent photo opportunities.

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USA16RVer

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $14.00
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Arrived 3:00 pm, and the camp host put us in electric group site, the last available site. Yeah! Gorgeous blue sky, no wind, beautiful views. Good electric and water. Site is very level. Yes, we are right next to fellow RVers, but are thrilled to have a site. Very clean restrooms and showers. They look new. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Lots of hiking. You can dig for and keep stones/ gems. Nice place to read and relax. Sooo quiet. Deming is a few miles away with restaurants.

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Hapahaole

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

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $10.00
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We pulled in at sunset on a sunny December evening. No reservations but from the website it looked like there might've been some walk in spots open. Whew! Luck was on our side and we got the last spot. All hook up spots were taken and there was just one not super level spot with no hook ups left. Kind of like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree site (sad one left). But we were happy to pay the $10 to stay here instead of boondocking at Walmart. We did have to unhitch our tow car to try and maneuver or 36' rv into the flattest section. Most sites looked more level. A friendly camper a few sites over gave us some extra wood he had so we made a fire, s'mores and looked at more stars than we've seen in a long time. All in all a big thumbs up. I would only knock it down a half star if I could since the bathrooms were far and there was no way to tell if there would be a same day site without driving to the park (I did try calling earlier and left a message). Wish we could stay longer since there was a sign saying gems around and my daughter wanted to go looking...but on our way to Carlsbad Caverns.

The whole campground is gravel. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Motorhome.

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See

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $4.00
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Okay place for a night stay. Trains at all hours, 3 to 4 a day/night that blast horn here as the place is in a tiny town. We stayed a week and regret it. Near houses with many dogs that stay out all night barking. RVers left their dogs out so they barked all night. The coyotes were quiet compared to the dogs.

Electrical is spotty and goes out (blinks) without reason. Did it on us six times and we weren't running anything but the radio most the time. The 120 volt power is totally unreliable. Use at risk.

Showers were clean. Some sites get visitor center WiFi (neighbors said). Non-electric sites are too far away, we were told. We used our Verizon WiFi with perfect reception.

Keep in mind they don't do refunds, so if you reserve you are stuck. Don't think we'd stay again due to serious lack of sleep. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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BoonieBeads

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $4.00
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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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Vic and Marsha

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $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: December, 2014 - $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: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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: 125
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $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: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $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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The Grizz

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $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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BJ Snowbird

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $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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Aussie Gap Year

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $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: February, 2013 - $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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