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#1 DesertHawk

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:44 PM

Someone asked for recommendations, figured I post them here as well:

 

NM State Park are normally very nice & most will have free showers for a very modest price ($10 overnight, $4 for electric & no entrance fees on top of the camping fee, like in TX). Park Finder Map: http://www.emnrd.sta.../FindaPark.html

 

Brantley Lake SP near Carlsbad & Oliver Lee SP near Alamogordo

http://www.casitaclu...ert-campn-trip/

 

http://www.rv.net/fo...id/28048814.cfm

 

 Cochiti COE Campground near Santa Fe 

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http://www.casitaclu...on-rail-runner/

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http://www.rv.net/fo...id/27744042.cfm

 

Northern NM Sites & Sights (just in case):

http://www.rv.net/fo...68.cfm#28069968

 

http://www.rv.net/fo...62.cfm#28063162

 

San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns & to Tucson

http://www.rv.net/fo...94.cfm#28066794

 

Southern New Mexico ---------- and Ditto
 
Maybe to cold to use (not open in winter)
 
 
 New Mexico:  Taos  ::::::::  NM ByWays
 
Off I-25 between Santa Fe & Las Vegas, Villanueva State Park. It is off the 25 a bit. Somewhat off the beaten path. However, one can use NM 3 to cut down to the I-40 from Villanueva. We did that one visit.
 
 A really neat place is the Valley of Fires BLM Campground (near Carrizozo) is a first rate campground with electric & water hookups, good dump station and a fine shower house. Not Alpine area. Pics & description can be found:
 
More to the West, the Silver City & Gila Nat'l Forest Area can be neat places to see & explore.  The Gila Area (Pronounced Hee-La & means 'Spider') Plus a Scattering of Other NM Sites & Sights.
 
You'd have to figure if having a NM State Park Pass would be cost effective (number of times you would use it, etc. $220 for out of state pass. Covers the $10 a night fee only):  Fees NM State Parks
 
Brantley Lake, Oliver Lee, City of Rocks, Leasburg Dam & Elephant Butte State Parks are all nice, we have stayed at them. 
 
Note: City of Rocks, not many electric, but non-electric are nicer sites, closer to the rock, some among them.
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Valley of Fires BLM Campground near Carrizozo is an excellent campground, neat area. 

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Edited by DesertHawk, 16 December 2014 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:25 AM

Excellent run down. Many thanks.
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