Faywood, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park

Faywood, New Mexico



Faywood, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 536-2800

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $14 5/2015

Latitude: 32.585693499875
Longitude: -107.973418235779

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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 yes
  • 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 no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • 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 no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • 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 no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • 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 ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • 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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36 Reviews

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Kgtraveler

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
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We haven't spent any time in New Mexico before and decided to stop here for a few days to check it out.

It is a ways from Deming, out in the middle of nowhere and beautiful. An unexpected surprise to be driving among the flats when you go around a bend a see these unique rock formations.

We checked in and found our reserved spot. We had selected a hook up site, water and electric, no sewer or dump station on the property. The ranger station is small but has quite a bit of information on the park and the critters, plants and how the "city of rocks" was formed. The campground host was nice but not too forthcoming with any information.

They have 4 vault toilets located throughout the campground. There is a bathroom/shower house near the check in that is open from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm at night. They close it at night so that their well can refill.

The hook up sites are right as you come in but the rest of the sites are nestled within the rocks, very cool spots, with some great views.

They are multiple hikes within and around the campground as well as an observation point. They also have a small desert botanical garden. There is a group site available for rent as well.

There is an observatory on the property, unfortunately they didn't offer any programs while we were here.

Lots of bunnies and jack rabbits as well as a large variety of birds.

Coming in on a Sunday was wonderful, very few campers, very quiet and relaxing. We loved being able to look at the stars at night, no light pollution here.

From this campground you can explore Las Cruces, Old Mesilla, Deming, Silver City, Gila Cliff Dwellings and if you have your passport, you can even do a day trip into Palomas Mexico.

This has been one of our better stops on our journeys! Would definitely stay here again if coming through the area. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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Lost

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $14.00
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Beautiful setting next to large field of eroded boulders and huge pillars of rock. Far from anywhere. I was looking forward to seeing the Milky Way in all it's glory but forgot there was a full moon that night, which was so bright it washed out all but the brightest stars. Great place. We'd stay here again except my wife hated the shower, which was a timed push button with almost no time between required pushes. Newer and very clean state-park style bathhouse, i.e. cold when it's cold outside and hot when it's hot outside. But the location can't be beat. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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abqnm

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $14.00
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Remote area, half way between Deming and Silver City. Very peaceful, quiet. Unique rock formations which you can walk thru and around at your leisure. We camped two nights with hookups and two nights dry camping ($10.00). Spaces with hook ups nice and level. Dry camping, not a lot of level spaces if you have a big rig but plenty of nice spots to choose from for shorter rigs. Enjoyed our stay, would probably not in middle of summer. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Great views from the top of the mesa, a good trail to top.

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LabProwler

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $10.00
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There are two sections to the park. Full hookup sites are located close to the Visitors Center and are standard parallel sites. The section with no hookups is widely spread out. Not all spaces are totally level. Nice hiking trails, really clean toilets, beautiful night sky and funny shaped rocks. $10.00 for without hookups and $14.00-$18.00 with hookups. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Faywood Hot Springs are nearby as well as historic Fort Bayard.

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Ray Waugh

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $14.00
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This is a serene and tranquil park, far from any town - no Verizon coverage, no WiFi, no store, no newspaper. It is the place you go to stroll or hike among the fantastic rock formations, to get away from it all and to enjoy the New Mexico desert. Some sites, along the rocks, are dry camping, but the park has a couple of rows of pull thru sites with 50A and water, but no sewer. Each pull thru site has a covered table. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: December, 2014
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We actually did not have to pay anything for a dry camping site since we had purchased an annual pass. This park is quite a ways from any significant size town but still close enough that you can visit Silver City as a day trip. We also visited the Gila Cliff Dwellings from here. If you are into soaking, Faywood Hot Springs is right next door. There are several miles of relatively easy trails in the park, including a nice three-mile hike around the perimeter of the park. The rock formations here are amazing. We had Verizon voice but no data but it was come and go at different sections of the park. Satellite was not a problem since there are few trees. There are a few electric and water sites but most are dry camping in the rocks. The big problem is leveling ; most of the sites are very unlevel. There is fresh water for filling a tank but, unfortunately the park does not have a dump station. We liked this park and would stay here again. It is very dark and quiet and calm. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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RudyBaga

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
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Many New Mexico State parks are in poor repair, but not this one. The visitors center is new as are outbuildings and camping sites. Roads and campsites are level and freshly graveled. The camp host was friendly and expecting our arrival. The park has interpretive trails and wonderful scenery. I would love to be a ten year old kid on a bicycle exploring the paths between towering rock formations. The night sky is very dark here and stargazing is excellent. My Verizon cell phone worked in the campground. Park gates close at 9 PM so plan your arrival accordingly. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Dave Hole

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $18.00
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This was our second stay at this park - liked it so much we were willing to go a little out of the way. Reserved a pull-through site online and when we arrived there were only two other campers (plus several tents in another part of the park). This place is awesome - quite, beautiful, simple and full of great scenery. Only modern convenience is the electric and water hookups (no sewer or dump station). Site was easy to get into and fairly level, plus long enough for our rig and truck. County road and entrance road are typical for New Mexico area - not smooth as glass but also not filled with potholes. Bring out the camera and get some great photos, enjoy the sunrise or sunset. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Doc Vegas

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

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $10.00
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An amazingly beautiful and well-layed out place. Highly recommended to have reservations!!! We got the last spot on a Saturday night and there were others behind us that did not get a spot at all. I would imagine the spots with electric are very difficult to get. Get a reservation!!! We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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Mountain

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $10.00
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We primitive camped up among the rocks. This park is so unique everyone should camp here at least once. We're not hikers, but it is irresistible not to meander among the many trails around and through the rocks. Incredible dark sky for star viewing. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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hdrider

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $10.00
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We stayed in the reservable dry camping area in the Pegeses loop #18. There is a place to get potable water but no dump station. The dry camping sites take a little effort to get level in, but well worth the effort to us. Great hiking and one of the top places we have been. If you like quiet this is a great place!! We would certainly come back again and would recommend it to our closest friends. We planned for four nights but stayed for seven. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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pumper9x9

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $10.00
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City of Rocks is a great place to spend a few days just hanging out. We didn't get any reservations in for the electric/water sites but we found a nice pull through just up the hill,#2 and dry camped. It was somewhat sheltered from the west wind that blew most of the time we were there, had fantastic views of sun rise. And a short hike through the rocks let you revel in outstanding sunsets. The bathrooms and showers were a short walk from the coach and were clean with lots of hot water. The roads in the park are mainly paved with dirt and gravel on camp sites. If you don't get an electric site they have generator hours from 7am-10pm. There is not a dump station in the park but there's a hot springs down the road that has one that is rumored to let you dump for a fee. This place is about 25 miles from Deming, NM the closest city so come prepared unless you like to do a lot of driving. We stay here again in a heart beat. Verizon phone and MiFi worked great because there's a cell tower about 5 miles away. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $14.00
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This is another NM state park located about 20 miles south of Silver City. There are 45 no hookup campsites located among the rocks that were formed by a large volcanic eruption millions of years ago. These sites are unique and on the Sunday that we were there many were rented out just for the day for picnics. There are also 10 sites with water and electricity located at the southern part of the campground and only three of these can be reserved. The site we had was a very nice pull through with a covered table facing the rocks. It cost us $24 and $10 of that was a reservation fee. They had some trouble with those camping on one site but the rangers and volunteers seem to handle it very well. Rules of camping were not followed – loud past quiet hours, 6 cars at site and more than 8 people. Parking in other sites. It was Easter Sunday so extended families came out to enjoy the day. At the campground there is a Botanical Garden, Educational Tours and walks, hiking trail that lead to Petroglyphs, Star Observatory and Wildlife viewing. There is also a Visitor Center with exhibits and movie about the park. We found the volunteers and staff working the center and the campground very helpful and informative. New Mexico needs to put the money back into the state park by hiring more rangers. National and State Parks are the jewels of our county. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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Walking thunder

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $15.00
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Great spot for rock hounds. If you want a spot to find some (rocks) to keep, there is a road not far from here that we found some beautiful keepers. Only draw back was it was really cold. We needed 50 amps, and of course our aqua hot decided not to work during the winter storm warning. Would stay here again. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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horsefolk

Review Count: 182
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $4.00
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Peaceful, quiet and beautiful scenery, morning, noon and night. On NM Camping Pass for rate. The electric/water sites are wide,long,gravel and pretty level. The dry camp spots vary widely, some sites only good for tents but some are large enough for good sized rigs. Reservations through Reserve America. Nice trails through and around the park with really unusual rock formation. Sunsets are gorgeous. Here 5 days and will be back. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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