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Established Camping

Lower Fir Group Campground

About

USDA Forest Service

Lincoln National Forest

Overview

Lower Fir Group Area is a high-energy and highly popular group campground in the Sacramento Mountain area. The site is set away from public roads, so that outside noise is non-existent, leaving only the sweet sounds of rustling aspen leaves. The campground sits within the Lincoln National Forest, which spans 1.1 million acres of undisturbed landscape. Spend your days exploring the mountain trails, or head west for a day trip to White Sands National Monument, the world's largest dune field of pure, white gypsum sand. Bring your camera and binoculars for the chance to observe wild elk, deer, birds, and even an occasional black bear.

Recreation

An open meadow, ideal for activities like volleyball or horseshoes, is adjacent to the campground. The Rim Trail is a short hike or drive away, offering epic views, rocky inclines, and switchbacks for adventurous mountain bikers, hikers, and horse-back riders. A few miles south, the same trail opens up to motorcyclists as well.

Facilities

An open meadow, ideal for activities like volleyball or horseshoes, is adjacent to the campground. The Rim Trail is a short hike or drive away, offering epic views, rocky inclines, and switchbacks for adventurous mountain bikers, hikers, and horse-back riders. A few miles south, the same trail opens up to motorcyclists as well.

Natural Features

Lower Fir Group sits at a high elevation of 9,000 ft., providing visitors with dramatic views of the Tularosa Basin and lush mountain meadows surrounded by pine, fir, aspen and oak trees.

Nearby Attractions

The campground is a mile from the village of Cloudcroft, a quaint mountain town with New Mexico's only standing railroad trestle. Trails for ATVs are near the area, too.

Fee Info

Group Standard Area Non-Electric:<br><br>1 to 30 people $100/night<br><br>31 to 70 people $125night<br>

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Location

Lower Fir Group Campground is located in New Mexico

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Alamogordo take US 82 east, go 17 miles, just past Cloudcroft. Turn left (northwest) onto NM 244. Go approximately 1 mile. Turn right onto Forest Road 422. Go approximately 1/4 mile. Campground is on the left.

Address

PO BOX 836
Cloudcroft, NM 88317

Coordinates

32.9669444 N
105.7188889 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

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Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2020

Reservation / Group only

Easy access from freeway. Trash dumpster provided, no recycling. 

ADA parking. 

Quiet spot despite being close to road. Can hear occasional car or siren from nearby Cloudcroft. Further in is the Upper Fir Campground, same entrance. 

Peaceful and beautiful place. 

Other useful information: Rates: 1-30 people$100/night 31+$125/night Max Length 35 ft Water available, otherwise dry camping Picnic tables Sites are paved Elevation 9000ft https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232918

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Alex K.
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2018

Great large group area just outside of the beautiful cloudcroft

The lower fir group camground is a great escape to the mountain camping. Next to a not so busy 2 lane road. You can go higher into the woods to get away from the road if no one is out there. The proximity to the road is the only reason I marked it a 4. It's a beautiful area you can be with a large group of friends without being bothered by anyone. This site is usually vacant, at least on the two times I've been up there. Beautiful weather in mid spring to late summer outside of the local monsoon season. If going during monsoon season be prepared to get wet and muddy as the rain usually picks up around noon and ends in the late evening. They did have a restroom towards the entrance of the site. Site is very close to Cloudcroft if you need anything on short notice. They did have some fire rings as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Lower Fir Group Campground?

Camping at Lower Fir Group Campground can cost between $100.00 and $125.00 depending on the site.

What is the max vehicle length at Lower Fir Group Campground?

Lower Fir Group Campground allows vehicles up to 35 feet.

Are fires allowed at Lower Fir Group Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Lower Fir Group Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Is there cell phone reception at Lower Fir Group Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.

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