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Kinney Wells, New Mexico

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34 Reviews of 7 Kinney Wells, New Mexico Campgrounds

Jacob S.
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2021

Nice & Scenic

Campsites are well-developed and maintained. The facilities were clean and stocked with tp. Was only half-full on weekend. Many beautiful trails and forest roads nearby.

Month of VisitJuly
Reviewed May. 10, 2021

Great place but two BIG caveats

We just spent two nights here(in early May, 2021) and there are many great things, but we also had two big problems.

Problem one (probably only an issue in 2021). The sites, and in fact most the campground, have been re-blacktopped. It LOOKS great. So shiny and new. But the stuff is still…

  • Amazing lava formation
  • Amazing lava formation
  • View from our picnic table overlooking the area of lava field open for hiking
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Month of VisitJune
Jamie P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2021

Very nice campground

Nice clean restrooms full amenities electric, water, tank dump, this area has a lot of history. The lava tubes, the town of Carrizozo White Oak and Capitan. These are all towns that Billy the kid frequented back in the day also the ghost town of White oak was the largest gold mining town in New…

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Month of VisitOctober
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2021

Really pretty

Have you ever looked at your woman, man or non-binary lover and thought “wow, absolutely amazing”. Well that is San Lorenzo. If your in the area definitely stop in and enjoy this place.

marycatmathis  ..The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2021

great quiet spot

I went here beginning of March 2020 and it was gorgeous. no one else there, super quiet, amazing sunsets, and great rock climbing. Also, the stars are impeccable. Hopefully you have a hearty vehicle because the roads are tough up to it.

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Alice C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2021

Cozy campground

I decided to stay here last minute and arrived after dark on Jan. 21st. It was easy to find- look for the drive just to the side of the canal (I turned left onto the dirt road after coming off I-25). There are 2 dirt roads - take the upper one to the right, and within a few hundred feet there is a…

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Sue H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2021


Nice spot in the cottonwoods room for about 10 with good space in between. Concrete tables with fire pits although there's restrictions right now. It is right off the road and a little steep to get into.

Dennis P.
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2021

Hoodoos and beasties

Rather hard to find the road onto the correct road to get to the right road! Once headed to the west look for the sign taking you to the right into a dry wash. Follow the arroyo past a giant "bread loaf" that is a geological unconformity. Drive into an abrupt canyon with straight walls and side…

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2020


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…

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Theresa R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2020

Best free campsite I have ever been to!

We just arrived at this free campground. Concrete picnic tables and fire rings provided. We are surrounded by what looks to me like oak trees, but I have yet to confirm that. It reminds me of my home state of Minnesota!

We are near the Rio Grande Bosque, and are looking forward to our ventures…

Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2020

Free for 2 More Years!

We loved this place. Attempted at first to camp at The Box down the road but it was really crowded so we came here and what a great choice! 

This is a FREE campground but plans are in the works to started charging in 2 years at $10/night. There are gravel tent and parking pads, picnic tables,…

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Month of VisitDecember
Jeff K.
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2020

Rough Tent Camping...Great Rock Climbing

Drove down the night before in order to go climbing the next day.  Found a decent spot in a dry wash to put up the tent for the night.  It worked and allowed quick access to the crag in the morning.  Does start to get busy with climbers fairly early (8am or so).  Would be perfect for somebody with…

Month of VisitDecember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2020


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…

Bradley H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2020

Very nice BLM campground !!

We love BLM campgrounds and this one is no exception!

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