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Rockhound State Park

9880 Stirrup Rd, SE, NM 88030
+1 575-546-6182
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Wonderful State Park

This state park is one of only a few nationwide that will allow you to take rocks that you find... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jay H
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Birchwood, United States
Great state park

This is a great state park. The campground is super nice with huge, level campsites. The... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
GoingFarFarAway
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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A park full of beautiful and rare rocks and an ideal spot for the rock collector.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock hound” (8 reviews)
“spring canyon” (5 reviews)
“dump station” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
9880 Stirrup Rd, SE, NM 88030
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+1 575-546-6182
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This state park is one of only a few nationwide that will allow you to take rocks that you find home with you. They have many trails leading you to where you can find interesting rocks.

Thank Jay H
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great state park. The campground is super nice with huge, level campsites. The bathhouse is new and kept very clean. Hiking trails are nice. The stargazing is spectacular when the nighttime sky is clear.

2  Thank GoingFarFarAway
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great hike. You pay $5 for a day pass unless you have the state park pass. You can park at the visitor center and do the loop that will take you around the base of mountain and come out by campground. I...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Loved the campground and the nearby trails. Super Quiet, good space between sites. Campground hosts extremely friendly and helpful. If you like birding this is great area to see many types. They even had astronomy night one evening while we there. Will return.

2  Thank Gina A
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Great hiking and lots of rocks to collect. If you love to find rocks you could spend all day here. We also saw a hummingbird, quails, a roadrunner deer and other birds quite close to us. And this was during winter, so a good place...More

2  Thank jbk2003
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Hunting rocks here is harder than it looks. I climbed the mountain to about 2/3 the way up. Found some rock samples

1  Thank Douglas R
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Short trails with lots of visible rocks. We were there after a storm and were told to keep an eye out for Jasper on one of the trails. Being the heat of the day we only did our hunting from the vehicle. Informative displays in...More

1  Thank Teresa R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The campground at Rock Hound State Park is one of the quietest I have ever experiences. I have been there numerous occasions from 2012-2017 and it has always been quiet. Numerous electric/water sites are available and many through the reservation system. There are some unimproved...More

Thank MeMovieGal
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed here while waiting for a part at the local Ford dealership. We got the last available campsite, which was huge, clean and flat. The hiking nearby is wonderful, and the campground very well maintained. Water and electricity is available and the bathrooms are...More

Thank Loup407
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Spent a morning at this park hiking and looking for rocks. The trails are well maintained, not too long, and offer plenty of opportunity to wander off-trail. The scenery was gorgeous: lots of cactus and blue skies! As per the rocks,it seems the trails have...More

1  Thank Varina K
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