Valley of Fires Recreation Area

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

9 people have reviewed this location.

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
96 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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3bars
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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

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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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3bars
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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
27 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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4bars
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Bob Martel

27 Airstream Eddie Bauer
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch
60 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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Chris&David
Sandy, OR
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
93 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 9

Chris&David would stay here again

“Can't think of anything we'd change!”

Reviewed Mar 02, 2016

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We've had such great luck with New Mexico campgrounds that I feel a little bit like a broken record. We pulled in at noon on this beautiful March 2, 2016 day and half the sites were available. There are great views to be had from each site. Impeccably clean bathroom and huge too. I read reviews from a year earlier complaining abo... more

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
267 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 13

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“While I did see a valley, it wasn't on fire...”

Reviewed Oct 25, 2015

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Great cell reception though. Too short of a stay to give the park it's due justice. Snuck right in with no reservations in late October. The town was interesting. Feel free to explore for yourself but Allsups is the only place with beer. Some craft brews. Oh and we pulled in at sunset and dang, good job God and/or science. Nice l... more

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2bars
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3bars
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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
254 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 9

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Five Stars if You Don't Use the Showers”

Reviewed Apr 05, 2015

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Wow - this is BLM?! We didn't know what to expect when we pulled into Valley of Fires Recreation Area. We chose a partial hookup spot because it had a view of the ancient lava fields. The campground is well kept, except for the showers. Push button, no temperature control, moldy shower curtains and cobwebs in the shower stall. ... more

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5bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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Valley of Fires

After Taos, we headed to Valley of Fires Recreation Area in Carrizozo. Here we were greeted by stunning views, a walk through black lava fields, and lots of wind. This place is definitely worth a st...

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Carrizozo, New Mexico – Out and About | Those Young Guys

Welcome to “Billy The Kid” country! Carrizozo Locals call this town Zozo which seems appropriate. Zozo is a cute little town with a historic district on 12th street with cute little o...

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Valley of Fires Recreation Area – Carrizozo, New Mexico | Those Young Guys

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Valley of Fires Recreation Area – Aluminarium

I didn’t know much about Valley of Fires Recreation Area when I put it on our itinerary. I knew it was BLM and according to the Verizon map it would get great cell service....

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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