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Date of Stay: December, 2014
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.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $18.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $10.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $10.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $10.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $14.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $10.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $15.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $4.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $19.00
This is a remarkable park that we definitely intend to visit again. We spent 2 nights, partly due to no sewer and no dump station. But the solitude, super dark night (no street lights for 20 miles it seems), fantastic sunset and moon rise, along with the natural aspects makes this place special. We were surprised that we did pick up AT&T signal, so we had phone and internet (through our own Wi-Fi only). The park charges $14 per night for a pull through site with electric/water, plus $10 registration fee: so the price is really reasonable. We recommend this park and plan on visiting in the fall or winter. Oh yeah: do watch out for Rattlesnakes as there were 2. But the Rangers responded quickly to capture them and relocate them. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $14.00
Wonderful state park. 10 sites with water & electric (30amp) - 4 are host sites, 3 are reserve ahead with Reserve America & 3 are first come/first served. Other dry camping sites are all first come/first served, some large enough for big rigs - all private. The water/electric sites are long, level & gravel with covered concrete patio. Water pressure was low, but 30 amp was strong. Verizon phone & Wi-Fi worked well. No local channels on antenna, but satellite worked well. Wonderful walking & hiking trails. Awesome rocks. Weekly & sometimes nightly star shows in onsite observatory. Plus several campers with their own telescopes. Very quite & peaceful. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $10.00
Great state park. Don't camp in the electric sites, they are too close together. Instead enjoy the non-electric sites among the rocks. Some are only for tents but many are big enough and level for RV's. Incredibly dark skies for star observation. Fun to hike among the rocks. Showers are hot but require you to press a button every 5-10 seconds. I assume they do this to reduce water use. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $14.00
This is a lovely spot, but not a pleasant experience. We were camped in the rocks and our camp chairs and outdoor thermometer were stolen while we were out exploring. That has never happened to us before anywhere. Also, the hosts had just painted over graffiti on the vault toilet building. Petroglyphs had been defaced in the park. Most likely local day use visitors the ranger said, so watch your belongings. What a shame. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $14.00
This is really a nice quiet campground but keep in mine that we stayed here during the weekday in October. There are 10 W/E sites within this park. E01 thru E04 are back-in sites with E02 and E04 being reserved for the two camp hosts. E05 thru E10 are pull throughs with E07 and E08 on the reservation list. There is NO dump station within this park. The interior road is on crumbing asphalt that needed to be repaved years ago. There is no need for speed bumps, you have to go very slow to get around the pot holes. The electrical sites are on crushed gravel. There was 20/30/50 amp service and the voltage was strong. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well within this park. There are a number of vault toilets located around the rocks. There is also flush toilets and showers near the visitor center. They looked clean but we did not use them. The park also has 50 dry camping sites scattered within the rocks. From my point of view, these sites are best for tent camping. None of the sites are leveled and would be very difficult to navigate for anything over 20 feet trailer. Overall, the park is very nice but really needs to be updated. The sites around the rocks need to be leveled and the roads within the park need to be repaved. The electrical sites are level but fresh gravel needs to be added. The Faywood spa (2 miles down the road) has been closed for the past 4 years. However, a portion of the spa is expected to be opened at the end of October. We would definitely come back if we were in the area. We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
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