Valley of Fires Recreation Area

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U.S. 380 Carrizozo, NM 88301 575-648-2241 Official Website

GPS: 33.684, -105.9216

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 19
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 5246 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

18 people have reviewed this location.

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Travels with Homer
New Braunfels, TX 30' Airstream Classic Dodge 2500 Ram
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 7

Travels with Homer would stay here again

“Bugs were bad”

Reviewed Dec 28, 2018

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This is a BLM campground on the edge of a lava flow; very scenic! The bugs were so bad that we could not spend a lot of time outside despite camping on the edge of the ridge with a constant breeze. Water and electric hook ups. All sites were very unlevel. Site #7 was a pull through site with a covered picnic table on the canyon edge. W... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 23

Tom would stay here again

“Nice Campground, Terrible Security”

Reviewed Oct 14, 2018

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This is a beautiful campground, well maintained with phenomenal trails and views. Security is the pitts. Van was vandalized while we were hiking. Staff was not concerned and didn't show any interest in helping us to mitigate our damages. Receptionist stated the campground hosts were off site and that calling a park ranger would be ... more

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John T
21' Coachmen Viking 21RD
94 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 19 and 2

John T would stay here again

“Would be 5 stars, but for the flies and mosquitos”

Reviewed Sep 23, 2018

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This was a beautifully-kept campground, in a peaceful location, with awesome views of the lava field and the Tularosa Valley. There are three parts to the campground. You come first to the water and electric sites, then the no-hookups sites, and then down the hill to the tent sites. I arrived on Labor Day afternoon, and was surprised t... more

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 15

Doyal1 would stay here again

“Great!”

Reviewed Sep 19, 2018

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We stopped here on our way home to Texas. It was supposed to rain and flash flood watches were issued in Ruidoso so I didn’t want to stay where 1) we would have a hard time getting in and out due to rain/mud/floods and 2) I didn’t want to deal with mud inside the coach. Found a place in Ruidoso with asphalt but they wanted $70! This ... more

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Nightly rate: $4
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 22
“Wierd lights in middle of night”

Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

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This is a lovely park and the tent sites are excellent though a bit buggy with recent rains. At 2:30 am I awoke to light flashes similar to lightning flashes. The sky was clear and full of stars. I took my dog for a walk who was a bit anxious and panting. We could see in the distance a large searchlight from the ground pointing to the... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 14
“Windy”

Reviewed Apr 30, 2018

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Nice park that you usually fills up before sunset. Windy, windy, windy tho. We never got to explore the lava beds because of the wind. It was bad. First day was fine and we held off that afternoon to go exploring and that was a mistake. The wind pickup and never quit. We were camped about as high up on the ridge as you could... more

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Mr J`
KS 28' Forrest River FR3
1 review
Days stayed: 2

Mr J` would stay here again

“This area was very interesting.”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2018

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Enjoyed walking through the lava flows and photographing the many different areas. The sunset was awesome. I have attached an image of the sunset.

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BMyers
34' Airstream Excella
19 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 1

BMyers would stay here again

“The Puppy Had a Blast”

Reviewed Apr 22, 2018

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This was our second time staying at Valley of Fires. The campsites are up on a small mesa, so the views are spectacular in every direction. The campground was clean a quiet. There are several pit toilets and one central shower area with three showers and three plumbed toilets. This trip we stayed in primitive camping, but the site ... more

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TheWanderWells
Carmel, IN 33' Coachmen Freedom Express 287BHDS Ram 1500
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 8

TheWanderWells would stay here again

“Unique landscape with amazing views all around”

Reviewed Apr 02, 2018

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We really enjoyed staying at Valley of Fires Recreation Area. This is a BLM property with electric and water hookups, as well as a dump station. There are covered picnic tables, trash cans, and grills at each site. A bath house with showers was on property and was always kept clean. We were excited to even see a visitor’s center wi... more

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KenneysSeeAmerica
WA 30' Airstream Classic Chevrolet Silverado 2500
130 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 11

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Beautiful BLM with lots to explore”

Reviewed Oct 04, 2017

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Why 4 stars and not 5. We really wanted to give this BLM 5 stars but there were two real issues. 1. You should not drink the water. There are signs all over. It’s gotten so bad that the town that supplies water for the park is trucking in water for the residents. Unless you have an RO system to take out sulfates, probably should br... more

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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: vault
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available

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