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Rockhound State Park

9880 Stirrup Rd, SE, NM 88030
+1 575-546-6182
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A week of complete relaxation

The campground at Rock Hound State Park is one of the quietest I have ever experiences. I have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Mexico
Nice campground!

We stayed here while waiting for a part at the local Ford dealership. We got the last available... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Longmont, Colorado
via mobile
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A park full of beautiful and rare rocks and an ideal spot for the rock collector.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock hound” (8 reviews)
“spring canyon” (4 reviews)
“dump station” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
9880 Stirrup Rd, SE, NM 88030
+1 575-546-6182

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
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

Thank Varina K
Reviewed 25 May 2017

While the wife and I were wandering around in New Mexico, we ended up here instead of the City of Rocks, We entered the park and went to the visitor center. We got directions on where to take a hike and were told we could...More

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I have mixed feelings about visiting again. It was a beautiful dessert site for RV parking, right next to beautiful mountains that overlooked the city. All the sites are very far apart from one another. You can have fires outside. It was REALLY very beautiful...More

Thank WorthRemembering
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We spent two mornings at the park hiking and looking for cool rocks and geodes with success! Get an early start and wear sunglasses - it can get windy in the afternoon. We're an outdoor loving family and our 8 and 10 year olds both...More

Thank hkkc
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We love NM state parks with their low prices and free showers and water. This park is no exception! Despite the fact that it's been full most of our stay, it's also been very quiet and relaxing. The hiking trails are fun with plenty of...More

Thank Debbie O
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to explore, get the kids interested in rock collecting it is hard to find a nice rare gem but try looking, four jasper, and agate and a few others more adventurous you are the more your reward

Thank mountains74
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Campsites are first come, first served, so if you don't have a reservation, check with the camp host before you pay at the self serve entrance station. They don't have sewer hookups at the campsites but do have a dump station. They have water and...More

Thank HDSlowride
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Wish we could have stayed longer. Did not find any prize thunder eggs but a lot of nice jasper and some banded stones. Short drive from Deming and City of Rocks state park. Camp sites were full, we did not book this in advance, but...More

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12 December 2016|
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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
Not steaming hot, but definitely comfortable.
27 December 2015|
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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
We've seen plenty of trailers, so if it's no longer than a camper (and those get huge), you should be fine.
27 December 2015|
Response from 18wheeltraveler |
$14 for electric/water sites, $10 primitive. dump station is on site