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Cosmic Campground

7 Reviews

About This Campground

Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary (CCIDSS) is the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary located on National Forest System lands and also in North America. It is also one of only 10 certified IDA Sanctuaries in the world. International Dark Sky Sanctuaries are lands…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 30 ft.


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite


7 Reviews of Cosmic Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2021


The nighttime show is spectacular!! I loved the planetarium as a kid-it was amazing. This left me speechless. There are only about 5 spots in the campground but there are 10 or more on the road leading to the campground.

Finn L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2020

Would go again if I could.

Amazing spot, we were working our way out of the state through Gila and stopped here for a night. We took a small dirt road off the main gravel entrance and found a superb spot at the end. Drive was tight so a small vehicle is recommended, 2wd was fine. Stars were as stated, luminous.

Matt N.
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2020

I can see stars

The stars were amazing at this campsite. Not much coverage. You must use red light at night.


Cosmic Campground is located in New Mexico


The campground is located 8 miles north of Alma, NM off US Highway 180. There is a brown Forest Service sign opposite the entrance; about half way between milepost 37 & 38 and marked by the “Friends of the Cosmic Campground” signs. Turn, cross the cattle guard, and drive about 1.3 miles.  Cosmic CG Locator Map


33.47911047 N
108.92255918 W

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