Lake Holloman

Holloman Air Force Base

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U.S. 70
Holloman Air Force Base, NM 88330
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GPS: 32.8078, -106.1224

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 4025 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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17 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
Verizon Voice Only
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
AT&T Voice Only
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Sprint 4G/LTE
4bars
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TigerNomad
Sun Valley, ID
Provan Astro Tiger XL
95 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

TigerNomad would stay here again

“The Frill is Being So Close to White Sands”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2017

Overall Rating

Sure, this spot lacks frills. There are no amenities, you won't get a lot of privacy, and the "pond" does have a slight odor. But! It's minutes from White Sands, my neighbors were quiet, the road noise is minimal, and the sunset over the water is quite pretty. The Military Police swung through to give a wave but didn't stop to s... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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NomadicNeighbors

32 Fleetwood Tioga
64 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“Utilitarian Camping with Plenty to Offer, But No Excitement!”

Reviewed Feb 13, 2017

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So much like everyone else has said, this is a legit free camping spot on a "lake" (really a sewage pond) that is very close to White Sands National Monument. There are a lot of places to camp and get spread out, and the MP's didn't ever bother us, just gave a wave and smile as we passed them leaving as we drove in. The internet is f... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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glasgows_onthego

28 Ford Four Winds Five Thousand
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
87 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 0

glasgows_onthego would stay here again

“5 minutes from White Sands NP”

Reviewed Jan 19, 2017

Overall Rating

This area couldn't be much closer to White Sands NM. From our camping spot to the entrance of the park was a 5 minute drive. This area was nice, it is right on Lake Holloman which isn't the cleanest lake. No swimming or drinking it, but you can go on it in unmotorized water craft. This area can get kind of busy at times and a little no... more

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WeGotSchooled

35 Converted School Bus
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: n/a

WeGotSchooled would stay here again

“Conventient, quiet, and free”

Reviewed Jan 14, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed here one night after leaving the nearby Oliver Lee State Park Campground. It was just what we were hoping for in that it didn't cost a thing and was just minutes down highway 70 from White Sands National Monument, enabling us to get to the monument right as the gates opened for some prime early-morning photography opportuniti... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon Voice Only

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

donutj would stay here again

“Primitive (and free) campground with an awesome sunset view ”

Reviewed Oct 24, 2016

Overall Rating

Campground is super close to White Sands NM. We used it as an overnight base during a two-day visit to White Sands instead of driving back to town. Camped by ourselves near a large "parking area" by the lake instead of at the designated campground further down the dirt road. Peace and quiet.

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4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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RVplus2
Portland, OR
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8

RVplus2 would stay here again

“Great basecamp for visiting White Sands National Monument”

Reviewed Apr 14, 2016

Overall Rating

This place shows on maps as Holloman Lake and seems to be managed more by the nearby military base than by BLM personnel. We had a great boondocking experience at this location. We had two days of very high winds during our stay, typical I guess of spring in New Mexico. Other boondockers popped in for a night or two at a time but nob... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Meet a new MP each night”

Reviewed Mar 11, 2015

Overall Rating

Just south of Holloman Air Force Base (between the base and White Sands Ntnl Monument), are a few small lagoons which the AFB allow the public to come and bird-watch and/or camp. It is not necessarily the most scenic area, mostly sand and some small shrubs, but the birds like it enough. It has a little stink to it, similar to Mono Lake... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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Our friend Tim told us about Lake Holloman and even though he warned us there would be a nightly visit from military po...

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Holloman AFB and Lakes | Van-Tramp.com

Just south of Holloman Air Force Base (between the base and White Sands Ntnl Monument), are a few small lagoons which the AFB allow the public to come and bird-watch and/or camp. This is where I hap...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
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