We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rockhound State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 9880 Stirrup Rd, SE, NM 88030
Phone Number:
+1 575-546-6182
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A park full of beautiful and rare rocks and an ideal spot for the rock...

A park full of beautiful and rare rocks and an ideal spot for the rock collector.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 72 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
  • 1
  • 0
Spotless clean and quiet

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hartselle, Al

Similar Things to Do in New Mexico

Add Photo Write a Review

72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 72: English reviews
Hartselle, Al
Level Contributor
67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 electric at the rv sites and plenty of room for parking and a long fifth... More 

Thank HDSlowride
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 we went on to pancho villa state park and it was the nicest facilities I've... More 

Thank Kristi L
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restrooms are the cleanest I have ever seen at a campground and maybe anywhere!!! They were awesome!! Also loved the night sky as it was clear as can be and the stars shown like never before!! Hiking was limited but the surrounding hills were very beautiful!!

1 Thank rex m
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

When we arrived we encountered cones at a pay station where you had to pay to enter before you even got to the visitor station a few yards beyond. We paid the fee and drove to the visitor center which was closed. We waited the hour for it to open again but in the meantime went to the parking area... More 

Thank John F
Longmont, Colorado
Level Contributor
108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This campground is exceptionally clean and very nicely situated. The campsites are large and spacious with plenty of privacy/ Each site has it's own trash can, as well as the usual services (water, electricity, etc.) At $14 per day, it's a great deal. The campground is near a geological formation which has a variety of jaspers, opals, and other stones,... More 

1 Thank Loup407
El Paso, Texas
Level Contributor
120 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Interesting park where you are allowed to collect rocks. It is also a good place for birding and view cacti.

Thank sabimax
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beautiful place in the middle of nowhere in Deming, NM. This place is like a dream within a dream. The landscapes and mountains are breathtaking. Everything located here photographs beautifully. It's a great place to draw inspiration from. We did not camp out here but we definitely loved stopping by here while we were road tripping.

1 Thank Angelle225
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The two of us spent a night here in our truck camper. The campsites are nicely laid out with water and electricity at each site and a campground dump station. The restrooms are clean and well cared for. We hiked on a short trail (.7 mi) on the hillside above the campground. The views of the surrounding desert are spectacular.... More 

Thank Susan H
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I camped at a primitive site two years ago and had a blast, I am finally heading back with the family in the morning. I can't wait. Last time I found many different colors of jasper, orange, pink, brown. Also so smokey blue agate, and the highlight was the blue, purple, and white opals I found. We are heading back... More 

1 Thank Lando G
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Middle of nowhere, but we got the last spot on a random weeknight! Clean, beautiful setting. Great star gazing. Super clean restrooms & showers. We are not rock hounds but if you are, this is a must stop. They actually encourage you to take rocks, the opposite of most parks. Wish we could have stayed a second night, as the... More 

2 Thank sallyfouhse

Been to Rockhound State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rockhound State Park and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
3 months ago
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Rockhound State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?