9 Excellent

Joe Skeen BLM, El Malpais Nat. Conservation Area

Grants, New Mexico

Grants, New Mexico 87020
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Sites: 10
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.93959
Longitude: -107.82549

Elevation: 6856' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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3 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2016
Overall Rating:

A really nice FREE campground. Rated it excellent because it's free and the nice amenities for a government campground. Facilities seem very new - picnic shelters, fire pits, grills. There are restrooms and trash receptacles. Expansive views. Very quiet. Verizon LTE (mostly - goes in and out). Would have no problem getting TV sat reception (we didn't use our tailgater but clear view of sky). Great for solar panels too.

Sites vary in size - some pull-throughs. Most sites not very level.

Road in is a little rough. There is one dip near start of road that you could get hung up on if pulling travel trailer. we pull a utility trailer behind truck camper - we raised truck up on airbags and had 1' clearance thru the dip. There was one fifth wheel in campground who obviously made it in fine. Highly recommended for a night or two to visit El Malpais. We camped at Joe Skeen BLM, El Malpais Nat. Conservation Area in a Truck Camper.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Small, first come first serve Bureau of Land Management (BLM) CG. Convenient to explore this fascinating region of NM. Recently renovated with shade structures and grills. Some nice views. Vault toilets only. No water or dump, if I recall. Quiet. Clean. Would not bring a 40 ft A in here, can be tight. We camped at Joe Skeen BLM, El Malpais Nat. Conservation Area in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

A free BLM campground about 10.8 miles S from I-40 exit# 89. Once you pass the well marked "Sandstone Bluffs Overlook" look for the yellow cattle guard on the left and turn in there. There is a small sign marking the CG. Nice new concrete vault toilets and newly upgraded picnic tables with very nice shade covers. Some sites have good view to the west over the lava beds. There is a steep dip about 50 yards from the entrance which long rigs (40') or rigs with long overhangs (12' or more) behind the rear wheels may scrape entering & leaving. No water, elect or sewer. Good quiet place to stop overnight or camp while exploring "El Malpais Nat. Conservation Area". We camped at Joe Skeen BLM, El Malpais Nat. Conservation Area in a Motorhome.

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