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Ancho , NEW MEXICO

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Beautiful, can be windy

It’s absolutely stunning to camp at the peak of a mountain. You have 360 views of the region, but beware, the wind can get quite torrential and there is not a ton of shade but there is some!

Small free camping site

Not a lot to say a small parking lot at the end of the road. Two trails lead from the lot there are a few good tent sites right by the lot. The lot is mostly flat and has a three night limit.

Small, tidy, clean park

Campground is ok.  Not a lot going on, no pool, exercise room or anything like that.  There is a decent laundry facility.  Roads and sites are gravel.  Hook ups are good, water is extremely hard.  Some sites are very close together.  A lot of mule deer and elk roaming around. AT&T was good with 3 bars of 4g.  Verizon was spotty with 1 bar of 4g.  Paid &600.0o/month plus electric.  Electric is charged at amount used plus a $25 "meter fee". Wasn't very happy about that.  Would only return if I had no choice.

Blessing

Due to New Mexico Governor’s decision to close state owned campgrounds, we scrambled to find a place to stay prior to visiting White Sands…thank you BLM!!

This area provided a peacefully quiet landscape with expansive views of the lava valley and a memorable sunset. The area was well maintained and offered a 1-mile informational loop hike through the lava field. First Come, First Serve with pay at entrance envelopes.

Flush toilets and showers were unfortunately locked due to the state’s covid ordinance and there was no management on site, but there were multiple potable water pumps and pit toilets available.

Terrific waypoint between Carlsbad Cavern and White Sands.

Peaceful and serene

We stayed 2 nights here in October and really enjoyed our stay. The owners are super friendly and helped us into our spot. The campground is surrounded by fields with a creek bed on the back side and horses on another. It was very quiet and dark enough at night to see the stars light up the sky. Wish we could've stayed longer. Highly recommended.

Beautiful!

This campground has a very nice host that keeps the campground sparkling! There are sites with electric and water. And very nice primitive sites also. Great views of Valley from all sites. Showers were clean and free! Very clean dump station. Close proximity to many other areas of interest that made for great day trips. Lovely section for tent campers just past the RV camping. Quite a few big rigs.

Breathtaking View

Honestly this site is now one of my favorites. Lots of camping spots and great hiking trails to go on! Gets a little windy since you’re at the top, but totally worth it!

Very nice BLM campground !!

We love BLM campgrounds and this one is no exception!

Extremely clean.

Site hosts/stewards were replaced by BLM on Oct 23, 2020.

At least until Oct 23, 2020, when new hosts/stewards assigned: EXCELLENT!

Opened for overnight camping on Oct 1, 2020, having been open only for day use (8am-5pm) previously, due to CoViD-19.   Hosts/stewards kept Site, including flush toilet restrooms, extremely clean;  these hosts were replaced by BLM Oct 23.

There are only 2 RV sites (pull-through).  They have electric (30&50) plus water;  no sewer.

There are 4 tent boxes.

There are 8 (?) shelters, 1 of which is ACCESS designated.

There is 1 group site, for which reservation must be made with the Las Cruces BLM Office (see website for phone).

All other camping is on a first come, first served basis.

This is a Federal fee area.

Dogs are only allowed in the campground area, and must be on a 6-foot or shorter leash if outside the vehicle.

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