Lake Holloman

BLM

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U.S. 70 Holloman Air Force Base, NM 88330 575-525-4300 Official Website

GPS: 32.8078, -106.1224

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 4025 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: N/A

NomadicMoments.com would stay here again

“Beautiful but Windy”

Reviewed May 20, 2019

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We stayed here back in April. The site is easy to access and a great spot to make as a home base for exploring White Sands National Monument or just enjoying the serenity of this lake and bird haven. The only downside to staying here for us was the minor road noise and the extreme winds and subsequent dust.

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3bars
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ColChez
Box Elder, SD 38' NeXus Bentley 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
1 review
“Concurrent Jurisdiction”

Reviewed May 10, 2019

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I have not camped here, but I have some information that may be of use to Campendium readers. While Campendium shows the Lake Holloman Recreation Area as BLM land (in part because the area is indicated so on BLM maps), you’ll see a sign at the entrance gate off of US-70 saying, “No off road use of any vehicle by order of the installat... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: $1
Days stayed: 2
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MStoddard1 would stay here again

“Wonderful Access to White Sands”

Reviewed May 10, 2019

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I would say the reviewer below me said it quite perfectly. The gate was tight, but completely manageable. There are some large dips in the road in a few areas, just be mindful. They are easy to avoid as long as you are paying attention. Plenty of room to turn around. In the second week of May, I didn't smell anything unless stan... more

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2bars
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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

allen4196 would stay here again

“Great spot to for access to White Sands National Monument”

Reviewed Apr 22, 2019

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I enjoy photographing beautiful areas, and it's always great not to have to drive a long distance before dawn to get to your objective. At only 3.6 miles from the dunes Visitor Center to the entrance to the camping area, this is perfect for exploring the Monument. And now for the smell report: if you've read several reviews about t... more

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4bars
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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Jsavage would stay here again

“Free..but a little stinky ”

Reviewed Apr 19, 2019

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You cannot beat this location for price (free) and proximity to White Sands National Monument! This location is on Holloman Airforce Base, they allow public access which is awesome! We loved the daily airshow, the military does flyovers all day long...if you have noise sensitive kids or dogs or any type of wartime PTSD this is somethin... more

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3bars
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3 reviews
Days stayed: 1

Heather would stay here again

“Easy location”

Reviewed Apr 03, 2019

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We pulled in here late at night using Google directions (both not recommended by other reviewers) and didn’t have any issues! The site is slightly further down the road than google tells you but the camping sign and turn off were visible from where it brought us. Also the cattle gate wasn’t an issue for our 26’ Jayco Feather trailer ... more

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Days stayed: 4

tifftennis would stay here again

“Best sunsets”

Reviewed Mar 30, 2019

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We loved this place! Its quiet and clean. I've seen other reviews that say the lake smells, but as of March 2018 it didn't smell to us! The sunsets are incredible. Very close to White Sands. We plan to come back. Only complaint is the famous cattle guard :( Definitely do not arrive after dark (this pretty much goes without saying a... more

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3bars
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9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
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Lance would stay here again

“Amazing ”

Reviewed Mar 24, 2019

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One of the best well maintained BLM land. The entry is a bit tricky but it’s easy after you get the hang of it.
This place is regularly patrolled by multiple law enforcement agencies and it was a blast talking to them and feeling safe.
Jets fly over frequently and that was the best part of this site.

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Vantastic
Oro Valley, AZ 32' Forest River Sunseeker 3010DS (2012)
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Vantastic would stay here again

“Great Boondocking in Class C”

Reviewed Feb 25, 2019

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This was a great place to stop off for a night of boondocking. The road in and out is a little rough but we even saw a diesel pusher in there, so I’d say it’s big-rig safe. There’s several spots right on the edge of the lake and the area was relatively clean. For those of you with base access, Holloman AFB is very close, but be warne... more

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Roadrunner
OR 28' Komfort Trailer F-350
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: n/a

Roadrunner would stay here again

“Very Nice Free Camp Sites”

Reviewed Dec 19, 2018

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We stayed here for about 5 days while we waited for our mail to catch up with us. Camp spots were clean and seemed to all have fire rings, though we didn't have a fire there seemed to be no restrictions against it. Sites are right on the little lake. Other campers (current and past) all seemed to leave no trash so the area was spotless... more

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