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Places to Camp near Cimarron, NM

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Cimarron, NM is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Cimarron. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Cimarron and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Cimarron, NM (111)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Lake 13-Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge


    Lake 13-Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge

    17 Reviews
    40 Photos
    103 Saves
    Cimarron, New Mexico

    Wildlife watchers and seasonal recreationists are invited to use the primitive camping area (located adjacent to Lake 13) year-round for up to 5 days. The camping area continues to be available during the annual fishing season from March 1 to October 31. Vault toilets can be found at the entrance road to the lake. Be sure to come fully prepared as no facilities are provided. Parking or staging unattended vehicles is prohibited.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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  2. Camper-submitted photo from Tolby Campground — Cimarron Canyon State Park
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Angel Fire RV Resort


    Angel Fire RV Resort

    14 Reviews
    42 Photos
    110 Saves
    Angel Fire, New Mexico

    Angel Fire RV Resort is a luxurious, amenity-filled destination. There are 102 total RV campsites at Angel Fire, 93 of which are pull-thru, and the remaining 9 are pull-in. There is 75-feet of paved and level parking at each site.

    The resort has a wealth of amenities, including electricity and sewer hookups at every site, a general store, wi-fi, cable TV, a clubhouse, a small fitness center, a dog park, swing sets, firepits, horseshoe pits, a putting green, and more.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $60 - $96 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Nest Lake State Park Campground


    Eagle Nest Lake State Park Campground

    13 Reviews
    60 Photos
    121 Saves
    Eagle Nest, New Mexico

    This alpine lake park is located on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway and is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the high mountains of the Moreno Valley, including views of Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico.

    At 8,200 feet in elevation, Eagle Nest Lake State Park offers a cool retreat from the summer heat for fishermen, boaters, campers, hikers, and wildlife enthusiasts. An abundance of animals makes Eagle Nest Lake an ideal location for wildlife viewing. Known for fishing and it’s a serene setting, we welcome you to visit this glacial valley park.

    Want to visit?:

    This park offers developed campsites with fire grills, picnic tables, and a shade structure for your comfort. The park is known for its opportunities in birding, hiking, biking, paddlin,g and fishing. Campsites are by reservation only, but we do offer first come-first serve sites in the off-season. Please be aware of winter closures. Check Parks Alerts for more information

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    • Reservable
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  5. Camper-submitted photo from Cimarron Campground


    Cimarron Campground

    10 Reviews
    46 Photos
    140 Saves
    Red River, New Mexico


    Cimarron Campground is located in the scenic Valle Vidal within Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico, at an elevation of 9,300 feet. The sites are tucked among spruce, aspen and fir trees, and the camp offers an open range feel. Visitors have opportunities to enjoy a variety of recreational activities in a picturesque setting. Viewing wildlife and simply relaxing in the mountain air are popular activities.


    Anglers can fish for Rio Grande cutthroat trout in Comanche Creek and the Rio Pueblo. Nearby Shuree Ponds offers excellent fishing. The smaller pond is a fishing hole for kids 12 and under. The main pond is stocked with rainbow trout and is also popular for float tubing. The area around the campground is open to horseback riding, and there are few maintained trails. Elk and deer hunting is excellent.


    The campground contains 36 overnight campsites, which includes eleven horse sites and one double site. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. Horse corrals and water troughs are available in the campground. A host is on-site.

    Natural Features

    Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres within the Carson National Forest. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico. Big game animals roam the Carson, including mule deer, elk, antelope, black bear, mountain lion and bighorn sheep. Many species of smaller animals and songbirds can also been found in the forest. Cimarron Campground is located within the beautiful Valle Vidal, a Spanish term meaning "Valley of Life," of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Shuree Ponds, Comanche Creek and the Rio Pueblo are all near the campground, offering excellent fishing.


    For facility specific information, please call (928) 537-8888.

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    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $22 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Taos Valley RV Park & Campground
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    Enchanted Circle Campground E<< - #1 Campground in NM

    7 Reviews
    29 Photos
    71 Saves
    Angel Fire, New Mexico



    Nestled in the Carson National Forest@ 9000ft in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in the southern region of the Colorado Rockies lies Enchanted Circle Campgrounds. E<< is a quiet, exclusive, totally unique, primitive campground that generally has open camping sites during the camping season of May 1st until October 31st.

    E<< was Voted #1 Campground in NM for 2020, 2021, and 2022." Number #4 in the Country by Forbes!

    There are 7 Private campsites.

    Site#1: This is the smallest campsite, but it overlooks the valley and lakes and is most often the favorite. It is not large enough for any camper beside teardrops, popups, and anything smaller than 16 ft. It is best served as a tent site.

    Site#2: is located in the middle of the ranch. It is one of the larger of the spots and perfect for campers and trailers. It overlooks the valley and has 2 fire pits and hammocks. A great site for more than one trailer or RV. It is also easily accessible.

    Site#3: It is the most remote. It sits on top of a pretty large cliff system that the Ute Indians actually lived in and has some of the best views. It is on top of a cliff though and is not the best fit for groups with small children. TRAILERS CANNOT GET TO SITE 3, due to tight turns.

    Spot 4. This spot is great for larger groups. It is the furthest spot from the gate. It is nestled in the middle of a valley full of Aspens. There are Hammocks, giant fire pits, pergolas, Log Benches, and plenty of space to explore.

    Spot 5. It is the flattest spot on the entire ranch, and the easiest to access. This spot is our stargazer site, it has the biggest views and is the most open site@ECC. There are trees, but it is mainly the sky. This site was built and intended for Large RVs and Motor Homes larger than 34 ft. But, If it is available, feel free to book it whether or not you are in a tent or RV.

    Spot 6 was also built for Larger Rvs Or larger Groups with multiple tents. It is also very accessible to Motorhomes and large units. It is a mix of all of the environments we have here, with Big skies, Big trees, big views, and great privacy.

    Spot 7 is Identical to spot 6. Big RVs, Big Skies, Big Views. Easy accessibility.

    Spot 8 is only accessible to tents. It is the newest and most remote site. Surrounded by forest it is tucked away and feels the wildest.

    At ECC, you are surrounded by trees and wildlife no matter what spot you choose. Each spot usually has a campfire grill, cast iron skillet, dutch oven, coffee pot, grilling utensils, shovel, hatchet, trash can, hammocks, and other small necessities. With Covid 19, we have removed all of the cooking utensils, cast iron, and coffee pots. You will need to bring these items with you. We have also added handwashing stations and Antibacterial hand soap at each site. We are also Sanitizing the entire campsite after each checkout to ensure all of our guest Safety to the best of our abilities. Numerous trails wander their way through the pine forest, with many more hiking opportunities within a short drive. The Ranch has both long and short nature hikes that allow for views of local flora, fauna, and wheeler peak. We have too many to count, primitive and natural mountain bike trails, and many more to discover or trail blaze. We also offer Coleman 49CC mini bikes for rent by the day to explore all over the ranch. They are great fun.

    ECC has 7 natural ground(underground) fed springs that run year-round. 3 spring-fed ponds, 2 of which are stocked with rainbow trout as well as native brown trout, and crawfish. The natives are very picky eaters and require more patience than I usually have. Many of our campers seem to have what it takes as they are caught often, but the rainbows bite on a few different things, you just have to find the right one, and then it's game on. We stock the ponds at the beginning of the season each year. You can keep what you catch, up to 2 per person per day. But, you are also more than welcome to catch and release as often as you like. We have just about every terrain here as well, from prairie and marshland to cliffs and mountainous forests. We have a little over 900 feet of elevation change on the ranch. We have numerous species of wildlife that call the ranch home. We have elk, mule deer, turkeys, bobcats, prairie dogs, beavers, bears, and the occasional mountain lion. We also have our horses, goats, pigs, and chickens free-roaming within the fenced ranch. It is really important to leave all objects you find on the land where you found them(bones, things at the sweat lodge, etc) because this is sacred land and we all need to respect that.

    Our Ranch can accommodate individuals, families, and both large and small groups. We also love to support Veterans, LEO, and Emergency Services. We will cover one night, for up to 4 campers, for any of those professionals.

    The biggest draw to ECC besides ECC itself is its proximity to Angel Fire and the Ski and Mountain Bike Resort. Located just 5 miles from Town. There is plenty of exploring to do both on the ranch and in town. We are also located within 15 minutes of 3 State Parks. Come check it out! It might just be your favorite secret spot.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    $75 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Coyote Creek State Park Campground


    Coyote Creek State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    24 Photos
    64 Saves
    Ocate, New Mexico
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    • Electric Hookups
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $35 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Cimarron Inn and RV Park


    Cimarron Inn and RV Park

    2 Reviews
    7 Photos
    4 Saves
    Cimarron, New Mexico

    We have sites that are open from April to October (closed November to March) for RVs and tent campers. We are limited to the length of RV’s and we do not have any pull through sites, they are all back ins. All sites have full hook-ups including both 30 and 50 amp service, sewer and water and free wifi. Hot showers and bathrooms are available in our Bath House. Several picnic tables and BBQs are located throughout the park for your use.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    $25 - $50 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Campground — Cimarron Canyon State Park

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