Great free place to stay for the night!
This was our first boon docking night ever, and it was great. The large site has four trashcans, far enough from the road so there isn't any noise or many lights, and is super quiet. You can see SO many stars in the clear sky, and the mountains are beautiful.
Really easy to find and is pretty close to Carlsbad Caverns. We needed a place to set up tent for the night. It was very spacious and private. Very primitive campground, no bathroom, no cover or anything, so plan ahead!!
Chosa Campground is essentially a giant gravel parking lot. Pretty much a last ditch effort, free campsite near the caverns. Great for overlanders and the RV crowd as it’s nice and flat. There are no bathrooms, no electrical hook-ups, and no shade. Plan accordingly.
A nice spot just off the highway, flat and easily accessible. IT’S FREE, and is exactly what you’d want from a quick rest on your way to the Carlsbad Caverns or elsewhere. There are a few fire pits and nice trails. We were fortunate enough to witness a thunderstorm at night. Just park and pitch your tent.
Quick overnight spot in large open area. Easy to find, even at night. Super close to the cavern.
This was our first boondocking experience and we loved it! This is absolutely an entry level boondocking spot, but that was perfect for us. There is a gravel parking lot that is pretty level and trash cans. There are no facilities other than that though. The big draw of this place is being right outside of Carlsbad Caverns NP. We also lucked out and were camping there when another couple we knew were(totally by chance!) and we met an additional couple while there. While we were here we also visited Guadalupe National Park. I highly recommend this spot! Make sure you come stocked up with supplies though because it is a bit of a drive to get to town!