Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground)

     


Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
Phone: (915) 828-3251

Sites: 39
Recent Rate: $8 4/2015


Latitude: 31.8925708502047
Longitude: -104.820857048035

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

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threehendersons

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here while hiking in the Guadalupe NP. The paved camping area (no utilities) is marked off by number for individual campers. Many of the sites are small and geared to van campers and some (8-10) for larger RV's. Note: RV's longer than 35' will have difficulty getting a spot since all sites are first come first serve and may be taken by smaller units. Suggest getting there early in the day if you've got a big rig. The nights we were there, all the spots were taken by 3pm and numerous campers circled thru looking for spots after that, with no luck. Be sure to bring extra leveling blocks in case you wind up with some of the more slanted spots. If you get a spot, it's a good central location for hiking in the area. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: - $4.00
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$4 per night was for a primitive site in a lined asphalt parking lot using our Golden Age Passport. We had to do a lot of leveling on the site we picked. There are picnic tables scattered about the campground that are open for all to use. There is no dump station but drinking water and a sink for dish washing are available. No showers are available. No wood or charcoal fires are allowed. Desert shrubbery and mountains surround the campground. We saw mule deer grazing the shrubbery next to our site. The highlight of this park are the hiking trails, one of which is a 3000’ rise above the campground with a magnificent view of the area. We used this campground as our base for visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park as it is a speedy 55-minute drive. AT&T cell phone service was spotty. There was access to Wi-Fi at the visitor center. We received two OTA TV stations. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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teepee51

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice cheap place to visit the National Park or overnight. 1st come first served but lightly used. Level pull-throughs. No hookups. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Desert Beacon

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

We intended to stay several nights at Pine Springs to get in several day hikes but the weather forecast was nasty with lows predicted in the single digits. The campground is fairly high elevation and its location in a canyon opening creates windy conditions most times. Still, it is a national park and a beautiful area. As has been stated, RV parking is on an asphalt parking lot with most sites adjacent to one another on the slab. The price reflects the 50% Senior Pass discount. The park rangers were very friendly and informative. We will return when the weather improves. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Bob and Inga

Review Count: 378
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Senior rate. We came in to see the NP and not an RV resort. Incredible views from inside our RV. We had no problem fitting into site 26 with room for our toad behind us. Sites 26 - 30 will handle up to a 40' RV. These sites are 17' wide so it can be tight but its worth it. We picked up NBC out of Midland which was the only English station of the 3 we found. Our Verizon cell was usable but no broadband. The visitor center does have Wi-Fi that we were told was on 24 hours a day. The video there was very good and well worth watching. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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creageous

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $8.00
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It's an asphalt parking lot - literally. No hook-ups. There was one spot in the middle that was just barely enough room for my 35' MH + toad. The trails are right there, though. There's a bathroom I did not use - probably NPS standard issue. There are some beautiful tent sites. Very windy. No cell, no Wi-Fi. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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J and C

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

It's just a parking lot. Given all the space in the park, you'd think they could find space for something better. Even with a small 26' we had to disconnect to fit our toad into the space. I like the price and the location. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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silvertube

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Tent sites are in a naturally vegetated high desert setting, but the RV sites are just a parking lot with white painted lines. You will be on asphalt. No fire rings. There are picnic tables. Rigs over 55 feet combined length are not recommended. For anything over 30 feet you'll have to unhitch and move your vehicle to the side or another parking space. There are only a few sites that can accept big rigs, so you may get shut out. Pop-ups can take their pick of sites. For the price, it's a fine deal. Great views but no amenities other than the bathroom. No showers. Direct access to trailheads from the RV parking area. Verizon Wireless does not work here reliably, although we could send text messages occasionally. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Phaeton40AH

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Even though this campground is basically a parking lot, the scenery and easy access to many of the hiking trails make this a nice place to camp. Sites are level and easy to get in and out of. Camp host was very pleasant. Wi-Fi is available at the visitor's center, about a half mile away, and my AT&T cell phone worked. Restrooms with running water (but no showers) are close by. A threaded water spigot is available to fill your fresh water tank, but no dump station. Come prepared, as the closest gas, ice, and groceries are in Whites City, NM, about 30 miles up the highway. I have camped here several times before and will definitely return. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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UK Traveller

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Basic site which for RVs is really not much more than a parking lot but in a fabulous location. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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mskyrman

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

As previously stated, this is a parking lot. Not what you'd expect at a national park. You are kind of stuck with it since it's the only game in town, to explore this off the beaten track gem of a park. I don't understand why there isn't a NPS campground at Carlsbad Caverns. It gets far more visitors. We stayed in space #26, a pull through on the end. I don't know why the park service elected to design the campground in this fashion, because it is really terrible. If the rig next to you has slideouts on both sides, you are incredibly close to one another. I've had more space around me at a busy Wal-mart parking lot. They are obviously catering to tent/car campers at this park. Some of the tent sites are beautifully situated. There is water with a threaded connection located in front of the pay station next to the restrooms to fill up your freshwater tank. No dump station (another bent toward tent/car campers). Generator hours 8 to 8. Clear views of the southern sky for satellite. Verizon cell service is very marginal here with dropped calls. No air card service. One plus is you walk out the door of the RV, and you are at the main trail head which splits off in several directions. The hike to the "Bowl" a loop hike, is strenuous but worth the 10-mile effort. Drive to Carlsbad Caverns takes about 50 minutes. Another alternative if you're just stopping briefly at the park are the two nearby roadside picnic areas which allow overnight parking: free. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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simonsrf

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

It is just a parking lot. There is lots of activity here because the trail heads are located in this parking lot. There are also some tent sites in the lower campground. The hiking here is fantastic! We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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burt

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

The "campground" is a parking lot, but the views!!!! We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Dan&Linda

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

The parking lot camping served our purpose--a place to stay while in the park. There are no hookups or showers. Very few sites for a large RV and no reservations are accepted. Our site was wide enough for our toad. Sites at the entrance were narrower but longer. There is a lot of traffic in the area all day and into the evening as a major trail head is in the RV park. All traffic is one-way so every car will go past your RV. Try to find a site near the entrance to the RV park and away from the restrooms and trail head or you deal with hikers ALL the time. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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cwhitesell

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

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This national park has an excellent paved parking area designated for campers to locate their campers. The restrooms were clean. There was a freshwater source so that fresh water could be used to fill our water tank. Good tasting water and was convenient located. We would have liked to operate a generator a little longer in the evening but we understand the need for conformity with that type of equipment. We had a one-night stay. We camped at Pine Springs Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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