Valley of Fires Recreation Area

BLM

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U.S. 380
Carrizozo, NM 88301
575-648-2241
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GPS: 33.684, -105.9216

Last Price Paid: $12
Number of Sites: 19
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 5246 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

13 people have reviewed this location.

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

Reviewed Apr 30, 2018

Overall Rating

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

Overall Rating

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
18 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 1

BMyers would stay here again

“The Puppy Had a Blast”

Reviewed Apr 22, 2018

Overall Rating

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
2017 RAM 1500
5 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

Overall Rating

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

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
112 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

Overall Rating

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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Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2

traveling_flipflops would stay here again

“Interesting lava fields, nice site”

Reviewed Mar 19, 2017

Overall Rating

Spent one night here in site number 2, I believe, which is located near the entrance. Liked how each site was appointed with a covered picnic table that overlooked the lava fields. We spent some time here enjoying the sunsets and our dinner. So lovely! One thing to note - on our site, the instructions for how to connect your hose to... more

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4 reviews
Days stayed: 1

Chas would stay here again

“nice tent sites”

Reviewed Dec 28, 2016

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At the south end of the park road are several nicely spaced out private tent sites. They are far enough away from the RV sites to minimize the typical RV generator noises, and the diesel noise/fumes as an RV spends a couple hours driving around checking out all options after 11 pm. (No, not many RVers do this, but every RV campground... more

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Rich
Tucson, AZ
24 Coachmen Santara Class C 238RB
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 9

Rich would stay here again

“A real gem!”

Reviewed May 16, 2016

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I've been here before, and I can only echo the remark of a previous reviewer: "This is BLM?" It's a small-ish area, with campsites running along a ridge overlooking the lava flow which gives the area its name. The sites are mostly level, with asphalt parking pads, a sheltered picnic table, fire rings, barbecue grills, and individual... more

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Bill & Jeri RV Tr...
Palm Coast, FL
2013 Ford F150 Platinum 4x4, 3.5 Ecoboost, Max tow package; 2016 Keystone Bullet 269RLS travel trailer
37 reviews
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 19

Bill & Jeri RV Travels would stay here again

“Loved this place!”

Reviewed Apr 14, 2016

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We loved this place, although the days we were there it was very windy. Campsite #19 was on the other side of the hill and required dry camping, which was fine with us. It was a large, asphalt campsite overlooking the lava flow and had its own very nice covered picnic table and garbage can. Really nice, friendly, helpful folks runn... more

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Bob Martel

27 Airstream Eddie Bauer
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch
64 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 10

Bob Martel would stay here again

“Camp in a lava field!”

Reviewed Apr 05, 2016

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We went here to join the New Mexico unit of the Airstream Club (WBCCI) for their annual "Glow in the Dark" rally where they visit the site of the first test of the atomic bomb in 1945 (the Trinity Site) which the US Army opens up two times per year. Otherwise we would never have found this delightful off-the-beaten-path campground. ... 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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