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El Paso, Texas

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

El Paso, Texas


6900 Hueco Tanks Rd # 1
El Paso, Texas 79938
Phone: (915) 857-1135

Sites: 20
Recent Rate: $23 3/2017

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Latitude: 31.927076136547
Longitude: -106.04292524335
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Highly regulated, small state park with ancient pictographs that need strict protection. Reservations are a must for the campground and for the tours. Nevertheless, all of the rules are worth the trouble so you can take the tours and see the pictographs. Campground sites are all back-in. Our site was paved, narrow and fairly short. However, it had 50 amp power and although it did not have sewer, the dump station was nearby. The place is unique and worth seeing. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring everything you need. There is no camp store, food service, etc. nearby. Gates are locked at 6 PM.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome park! Sites are great, some more open than others. Ours, #17, was tucked back in some trees with a shaded picnic table. Other sites more out in the open had covered picnic tables. Bathrooms very clean, dump station easily accessible. Rock art is some of the best! Guided tours very informative. There is limited admittance to the park due to its sensitive historical significance. Reservations needed for guided tours. Call way in advance. They are popular. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Guided rock art tour, self guided rock art tour, biking, bouldering. Reservations a must!

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Went here to camp among it unique rock formations and history. I was not dissapointed. Campsites are at the base of a rock monolith maybe 700' high. Level blacktop with elec and water. Dump site available. Tightest security I have experienced. This is due to vandalism to the ancient native rock art and 19th century cowboy inscriptions. This is a sacred site to several native tribes and is needed for preservation. There are self guided and ranger guided walks. Only 70 visitors allowed a day. Lots of rock climbers. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Road and campsite are gated at sunset

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were nice, level, with concrete, electric and water. Very clean restrooms with hot showers. Our site was in trees. Sites were along some of the granite boulders. Very scenic and peaceful. Gates close at 6 PM, but no need to go anywhere, as area is so pretty. Other reviews mentioned climbing, walking, biking area. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Guided tours, but need to sign up in advance, so we did not go. Introductory video and volunteer were very helpful. Good stop between El Paso and Guadalupe Mountains NP. Good road.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this park, only stayed one night but wished we could have stayed longer. Hope to return some day. Park orientation film & dissertation mandatory before exploring, can see why its necessary due to previous vandalism to sacred Indian property & delicate environment. Enjoyed climbing the rocks & searching for pictographs & tanks. Beautiful setting at campsites. Park gates close at 6PM & campers cannot get in or out till morning, presumably for security reasons due to close proximity to Mexican border. Felt safe here. Great place to visit, even for a day trip. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Rock climbing, hiking, biking.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Gorgeous setting. World class bouldering. Heated restrooms with hot showers. Elec and water at sites.

Very tight regulation because it is sacred Native American land. We are lucky to be allowed on site at all after the desecration that has occurred in past.

The Texas authorities now in charge are extremely clear about the tight regulation, and you can't possibly get a reservation or get into the park without being made aware of the requirements.

Gate locks at 6 each night, and you cannot come and go after that. We will be back (-: We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in 50A site #15. Best site for shade in camping loop. Highly recommend. The rocks, climbing and hiking are outstanding. They have very specific rules for park use. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 65

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

$16 per night was for a level asphalt 50-amp electric and water site. We did have the TX Parks Pass we purchased for $70 (it allows access to all 90 TX state parks) last year-otherwise it's $16 per night plus a $7 per person daily entry fee. They allow a maximum of three nights' stay but they will extend it for up to another three nights on your last morning, space permitting. Sites are generous with a covered picnic table and surrounded by heavy desert vegetation. No wood or charcoal fires are allowed but propane grills are OK. Many types of birds were flitting about. All sites had a 360° view of the surrounding desert and mountains. All the facilities were in great condition. The main attraction is Hueco Tanks which are mountains that are great for free climbing-if you're into that. There are walking trails that are accessed along the perimeter of the campground and permits must be obtained for either walking or climbing. Some areas of the park can only be accessed with a guide. The park is gated and no one is allowed in or out after 6 p.m. (except for emergencies). A 15-minute orientation video must be viewed before being allowed to set up on a site. This campground is located about 12 miles east of the outskirts of El Paso where every amenity is available. The park does have public Wi-Fi access but it was slow at times. AT&T service was two bars of 3G but receiving calls was spotty. Verizon coverage was three bars of 4G LTE. We received all the major networks and several other OTA TV stations. There were also many radio stations. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful state park and campground. Clean bathroom and showers. You have to call a special number to get a reservation. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We didn't actually get to stay in the campsite. After driving all day from New Mexico. We arrived 20 minutes after 5:00 and were told that we missed the last 20 minute, mandatory, presentation that started at 5:00. We asked if we could check in and see the presentation in the morning. No, it was against the rules. The park ranger then suggested we drive 12 miles back to WALMART in EL PASO and stay in the parking lot for the night and come back in the morning. We asked if we could get some water to last the night as we were running pretty close to empty. No, it was against the rules. He then suggested that we go outside the gates to a private property that had a sign advertising dry camping $2.00 per night. Again, we mentioned we didn't have water. On our way out we looked at the place he had recommended, basically a dump with some old, beat up trailers on it. Very disappointed and consider the park rangers suggestions and unhelpful attitude very rude. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

The check-in person was very abrupt with us, although there were only a handful of folks in the campground. If you want to do the guided tour, be sure to get reservations online, since it's "privatized." We spent three nights in peace and quiet. Lots of birds around the park. We had a nice hike on the "open" area, but a permit must be picked up at the Ranger Station for that. Not a friendly campground, in my opinion, but the beauty of it far outweighs that. Sites are level with good water and power. I'd like to come back someday...better prepared. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Rated park down because they charge a $7 per person per day fee plus the camping fee. So the real cost is $30/day for two people. Park itself is nice, clean, good shape. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park in a lovely location. This is a small park so make reservations if using during peak times. Many sites had Ramada's or covered picnic tables. Shower house is small but clean. There is only one shower in each side, so if this is important for you that may be a consideration in peak times. Campground is an archeological site with hiking, rock climbing and more. Nice place to stay outside of El Paso. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Still $14 with Texas State Park Pass (saving $5 per person daily entry fee). We found reservation is a bit more complex than usual. You may need to phone central reservation, rather than book online. (It kept saying no sites available for us!) If you want to take a walk over the park you must order a permit, again through Central Reservation. (But a different number: the group camping reservation number.) $5, but free with Texas State Parks Pass. Or, wait until after 10:30 a.m. on the day, for any spare permits. Guided walk is excellent. No support for self guided tour. Limited, but reasonable wheelchair access on walks. Surprisingly, we found cell and broadband access. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Multipurpose park is a favorite for hiking, birding, rock climbing, rock art. RV sites are paved, level, large, well separated. Many have ramadas. Our site had a nearby bush which always had 50 birds in it. Dry and windy. Park is environmentally handicapped; aluminum and plastic recycling only. Weak and undependable Verizon signal. Good El Paso TV by antenna. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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