Open: Open all year Number of Sites: 52 Number of Sites with Electric: 10
City of Rocks State Park lies in the Mimbres Valley of the Chihuahuan desert. The park and surrounding grassland support yucca, agave, cacti and ocotillo, while growing among the rocks are Emory and gray oak. Mule deer, roadrunners, javelinas, cactus wrens, western diamondback rattlesnakes, ground squirrels, coyotes and jackrabbits all make their home here.
Rock formations like those at the City of Rocks State Park exist in only six other places in the world. Imaginative visitors may see the rock formations as a small city with houses, chimneys, courtyards and streets. Visitors can choose from 62 campsites scattered among the rocks, from which they can hike, bird watch, picnic, bike, take in the interpretive exhibits at the visitor center, explore the park’s botanical garden or star gaze.
To get to City of Rocks State Park from Deming, take US 180 northwest 24 miles; then go northeast on NM 61 for 4 miles to the park entrance road.
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Simply the best place to camp
This is the best campground of any kind that I have ever stayed at. The sites among the rocks are stunning. The entire park is clean and extremely well maintained. See review above for more details on this great park.
The City of Rocks State Park campground is spread throughout the tuff monoliths that give the state park its name. Campsites are hidden around and among the rocks. You could have someone in the campsite next to you and never see them. All of the campsites have a picnic table and grill and a level place to park or pitch a tent. There are a limited number of sites with electric hookups, but they are grouped together in an area near the visitor's center and a little away from the rocks. Water is available at a few different locations, as ...