Top Tent Camping near Carlsbad, NM

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Best Tent Sites Near Carlsbad, NM (7)

    Camper-submitted photo from Rattlesnake Canyon - Backcountry Camping — Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rattlesnake Canyon - Backcountry Camping — Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rattlesnake Canyon - Backcountry Camping — Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rattlesnake Canyon - Backcountry Camping — Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rattlesnake Canyon - Backcountry Camping — Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rattlesnake Canyon - Backcountry Camping — Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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    Rattlesnake Canyon - Backcountry Camping — Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    5 Reviews
    26 Photos
    89 Saves
    Whites City, New Mexico

    High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus and desert wildlife - treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves - formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park offers no overnight lodging or campgrounds. Primitive camping is allowed in the backcountry only and requires a free permit which is issued at the park's visitor center when you arrive (not reservable in advance). Overnight RV parking is not permitted in the park. Seven miles (11 km) from the visitor center you will find a campground (RV/tent/cabin) and amenities in White's City.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Tejas Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tejas Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tejas Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tejas Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tejas Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tejas Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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    Tejas Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    6 Reviews
    57 Photos
    2 Saves
    Salt Flat, Texas

    A backcountry use permit is required for all use of these campsites. The extra distance to the Tejas Wilderness Campground is worth the time for those who wish to stay in a more densely forested surrounding. The tall trees provide deep shade in the morning and late afternoon and protection from high winds aloft. Centrally located, the Tejas campground is 5.5 miles from Pine Springs trailhead or 6.2 miles from Dog Canyon.ADA Access: The Tejas Campground is a primitive camping area accessible only by foot trail.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Mescalero Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mescalero Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mescalero Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mescalero Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mescalero Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mescalero Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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    Mescalero Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    5 Reviews
    8 Photos
    Salt Flat, Texas

    The extra distance to the Tejas Wilderness Campground is worth the time for those who wish to stay in a more densely forested surrounding. The tall trees provide deep shade in the morning and late afternoon and protection from high winds aloft. Centrally located, the Tejas campground is 5.5 miles from Pine Springs trailhead or 6.2 miles from Dog Canyon.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Mckittrick Ridge Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mckittrick Ridge Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mckittrick Ridge Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mckittrick Ridge Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mckittrick Ridge Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mckittrick Ridge Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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    Mckittrick Ridge Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    3 Reviews
    8 Photos
    7 Saves
    Salt Flat, Texas

    The extra distance to the Tejas Wilderness Campground is worth the time for those who wish to stay in a more densely forested surrounding. The tall trees provide deep shade in the morning and late afternoon and protection from high winds aloft. Centrally located, the Tejas campground is 5.5 miles from Pine Springs trailhead or 6.2 miles from Dog Canyon.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Bush Mountain Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bush Mountain Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bush Mountain Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bush Mountain Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bush Mountain Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bush Mountain Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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    Bush Mountain Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    1 Review
    16 Photos
    7 Saves
    Salt Flat, Texas

    The extra distance to the Tejas Wilderness Campground is worth the time for those who wish to stay in a more densely forested surrounding. The tall trees provide deep shade in the morning and late afternoon and protection from high winds aloft. Centrally located, the Tejas campground is 5.5 miles from Pine Springs trailhead or 6.2 miles from Dog Canyon.

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      Wilderness Ridge Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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      Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

      A Wilderness Use Permit is required for all use of these campsites. An interesting hike along the Permian Reef Trail meanders up 2,000 feet to Wilderness Ridge where the sudden transition from rock to trees is refreshing. Once on top, the trail is level through forested and open areas and takes you to the edge of the escarpment where the view is outstanding. Wilderness Ridge Campground is in the trees, and worth the extra distance to save the resource from unnecessary damage.

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      $6 - $48 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Shumard Canyon Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Shumard Canyon Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Shumard Canyon Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Shumard Canyon Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Shumard Canyon Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Shumard Canyon Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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      Shumard Canyon Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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      8 Photos
      1 Save
      Salt Flat, Texas

      A backcountry use permit is required for all use of these campsites. The extra distance to the Tejas Wilderness Campground is worth the time for those who wish to stay in a more densely forested surrounding. The tall trees provide deep shade in the morning and late afternoon and protection from high winds aloft. Centrally located, the Tejas campground is 5.5 miles from Pine Springs trailhead or 6.2 miles from Dog Canyon.ADA Access: The Tejas Campground is a primitive camping area accessible only by foot trail.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the most popular tent campsite near Carlsbad, NM?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular tent campground near Carlsbad, NM is Rattlesnake Canyon - Backcountry Camping — Carlsbad Caverns National Park with a 4.6-star rating from 5 reviews.

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