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Places to Camp near Playas, NM

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Playas, NM is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your New Mexico camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Playas, NM (42)

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    Smugglers' Roost

    9 Reviews
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    Animas, New Mexico

    Bring your RV& join us at Smugglers' Roost! A pioneering community which serves as a hub for exploration, creativity, trade, and most of all… the passionate celebration of life!

    We offer 18' x 100' Full Hook-up RV Sites with 50-amp electric, water, sewer& free high-speed WiFi. Pull-throughs are available& there's plenty of room to spread out!

    Smugglers' Roost is located in Animas, NM, situated at the site of the infamous Clanton Gang’s hideout along Smuggler’s Trail. The community is positioned along the original Butterfield Overland Stagecoach Winter Route; a short two hour drive from Las Cruces, New Mexico or just 2.5-hours from either El Paso, Texas or Tucson, Arizona.

    We are located in the Middle of Everywhere, surrounded by wealth of wide-ranging activities and natural amenities which include extraordinary, yet uncrowded state and national recreation areas, caves, mines, ghost towns, museums, historic locations, native sites, observatories, local wineries and micro-breweries.

    BIRD WITH US! We offer an onsite birding station& three additional affiliated local birding sites, including one at the mouth of the famed Cave Creek Canyon only a short drive away.

    EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE! Our dead-dark night skies are nothing short of awe-inspiring, so come explore the universe with our onsite astronomer!

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    • Reservable
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    $27 - $30 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Lordsburg KOA

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    Lordsburg KOA

    12 Reviews
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    12 Saves
    Animas, New Mexico
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Rusty's RV Ranch

    6 Reviews
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    28 Saves
    Rodeo, New Mexico

    Located 6 miles North of Rodeo, NM, on historic Route 80, Rusty’s RV Ranch is nestled between the Peloncillo and Chiricahua Mountain Ranges with 360* views. Whether you only stop in for a few nights or want to put out the wheel chocks and stay awhile, we’ve got you covered. Our 200′ long pull-thru sites with full hook-ups can accommodate even the largest of BIG RIGS. Our on-site guest amenities are available 24 hours a day.

    At an elevation of 4124 feet, our Summer weather is milder than most desert destinations. We rarely break 100 degrees and at least 10 degrees cooler than Tucson, AZ. Enjoy year-round activities like hiking, biking, birding, geocaching, hunting, and miles off-road trails for your ATV or Jeep.

    We have a large dog park, complete with comfortable seating in the shade, and we offer over 2 miles of walking trails in the park. You can even use one of our courtesy bicycles to navigate our paths.

    After your day of fun and adventure, take a dip in our heated swim spa or enjoy a relaxing evening watching the stars.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $29 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Bonita Canyon Campground — Chiricahua National Monument

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    Bonita Canyon Campground — Chiricahua National Monument

    20 Reviews
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    157 Saves
    Portal, Arizona

    Overview

    Bonita Canyon Campground is located in Chiricahua National Monument, also known as the "Wonderland of Rocks". Visitors love Chiricahua for its stunning rock columns (hoodoos), hiking trails, and bird watching opportunities.__ NOTE: Vehicles and RV's longer than 24 feet are NOT permitted on the scenic drive beyond the campground. Trailers are not permitted on the Scenic Drive. See campground regulations and map.__ __

    Recreation

    Chiricahua National Monument offers 17 miles (27 km) of day-use hiking trails. Birders frequent this site for the diversity of species that reside in or migrate through the area. Enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and mountain ranges which make for stunning photography opportunities at Massai Point, the end of the 8-mile (13 km), paved scenic drive. No backcountry camping is permitted in the park. The Coronado National Forest surrounds Chiricahua and may offer dispersed or other camping opportunities as well as reservations for developed campgrounds.

    Facilities

    IMPORTANT: Total maximum length for Vehicle + trailer or RV is 29 ft (9 m) and only a few sites will accomodate RVs. Please confirm that the length of campsite is long enough for both your trailer and vehicle before booking. Most sites are narrow and will not accommodate side by side parking. Some sites are difficult to back into due to sharp angles.__Crossing the two creek bed dips can be difficult for longer vehicles. See campground map.__ Utility (electricity, water, sewer) hookups are not available. There are no dump stations (the closest is in Willcox, AZ). An individual campsite will accommodate a maximum of 8 people, 2 vehicles, and 2 tents. All vehicles must be parked within the campsite driveway. Parking is not available or permitted on shoulders of campground road and overnight parking at other parking areas within the Monument is not permitted.____ Site #8 is reserved for accessible needs only and has an electric utility box for connection of medical equipment only.__ The restroom has flush toilets and cold water sinks but no showers. Potable drinking water faucets are provided. The park prohibits filling RV or trailer water tanks.__ All sites have a picnic table, raised grill, food storage box, and tent pad. Please bring your own firewood or charcoal. Use of raised portable fire pans is permitted. Hanging of hammocks or any items from trees or other vegetation is not permitted. Quiet hours are from 8:00 p.m to 8:00 a.m. with no generator use or other loud noises allowed during this time.__ There isn't any camping for people with horses or horse trailers within the park. Please check opportunities for Horse Riding & Camping within the Coronado National Forest.__

    Natural Features

    Set in a pine and oak forest, Bonita Canyon Campground provides an atmosphere of relaxation. Most campsites are well shaded and have views of Bonita Creek which is dry most of the year,__

    Nearby Attractions

    The park visitor center is open daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (except Thanksgiving Day and December 25). Inside you will find interactive exhibits about the cultural and natural history of the park, plus a Western National Parks Association store.__ Visitors may explore Faraway Ranch , originally the Erickson family pioneer homestead, converted into a 20th century guest ranch by the family daughters and currently an historic site. For more information visit the Chiricahua National Monument website. ____ Nearby Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Coronado National Memorial, the Coronado National Forest, Portal/Cave Creek, Tombstone, Bisbee, and Willcox are additional places visitors to Chiricahua may also enjoy exploring.

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    • Group
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    Sunny Flat Campground

    6 Reviews
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    80 Saves
    Portal, Arizona

    Campsites are clustered around a grassy meadow in this relatively open streamside camp. All sites are shaded, some more than others, and all are reasonably close to Cave Creek. Birdwatching is good right in camp (as it is in all Cave Creek camps) with elegant trogons and many other interesting species sighted regularly among the sycamores and oaks that border the creek. The open character of the area makes for exciting views of Cave Creek Canyon’s famous rock formations which tower over the area. Other recreation attractions in Cave Creek Canyon, such as birding areas along South Fork and a number of hiking trails, are just a short drive from this campground, which is along the Cave Creek Canyon/Portal to Paradise Loop scenic drive. Some attractions you may want to take advantage of while you’re camped at Sunny Flat are the scenic Vista Point Trail located a short distance downstream of the campground, and the Cave Creek Visitor Information Center a little farther downstream. The Center, is open year-round, offers interpretive information, books and pamphlets on the natural and cultural history of the area, and a few examples of local wildlife species. Note: Black bears in area.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Sunsets at The Fiddlers Roost

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    Animas, New Mexico

    Please call the number listed here or you can reach Beth at (575) 313 0765. We have more numbers on our website if you can't reach us on those. Keep trying to reach out to us via call/text/email/this site or our own website to accommodate you as we all are busy. Please don't stay on the property without reaching out to us first as we have many kinds of travelers coming through and can not guarantee the safety of or security of your spot staying with us.

    Thank you for understanding!

    -The Fiddlers Roost

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    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Trash

    $35 - $50 / night

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    Chiricahua Mountains

    9 Reviews
    28 Photos
    80 Saves
    Portal, Arizona

    Part of the Douglas Ranger District.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Glamping @ Solar City

    4 Reviews
    41 Photos
    Deming, New Mexico

    Solar City Glamping offers complimentary breakfast including local fruits such as Strawberries, Oranges Apples or similar, Starbucks Premium Roasted Coffee, Organic Granola Bars complete with bottled water delivered in hand woven baskets daily. We’re a 100% Solar Powered resort style site featuring high fashion comforters and throws in each deluxe suit. Being 100% Eco-Friendly the property is equipped Flushable, Biodegradable Lavatories and Shower wipes, Gorgeous Memory Foam Queen bed, Yoga station, Rocking Chairs with stunning Chandeliers inside your personal luxury Bell Suit.Your Stargaze, Sunbath & Yoga in the one of a kind New. Mexico Florida Mountains Awaits you!

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    • Reservable
    • Cabins
    • Tent Cabin
    • Glamping

    $130 - $215 / night

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    Granite Gap Adventure Park

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    Animas, New Mexico

    Granite Gap Adventure Park is private property located in the Southwest coner of New Mexico. The park is made of beautiful dessert landscape and offers beautiful scenic views overlooking the valley below. Currently the property offers off-the-grid camping only and there is no water source or electricity. The property does not currently have designated camp spots and guest are welcome to camp where they like as long as they stay within the property boundaries. You pick your camp spot. The property boundaries are not currently physically marked and there will be markers installed in the coming year to identify the corners of the property. The gate at the entry to the property is locked and will need to be unlocked to allow for entry which will be coordinated through a local manager.

    Granite Gap lies west of Lordsburg on NM 80, 17 miles north of Rodeo. (Take the Road Forks exit off I-10 and drive south 11 miles.) Located in a transitional area between the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts, Granite Peak and other limestone ridges and rock formations rise to 6,500 feet above the Gila River basin range, providing habitat for bighorn sheep, javelina, mule deer, cougar and coyote. In season, blooming ocotillo, cactus, agave, yucca and wildflowers brighten the coarsely textured landscape. Lizards, rattlesnakes, and the rare Gila monster crawl around the crevices. Gambel's quail, golden eagle, roadrunner, hummingbird, and northern mockingbird further enhance this desert drama playing against the backdrop of the Peloncillo Mountains. To the south, Cochise's profile, chiseled along the range top, watches over the ghosts of the Chiricahua Apaches. This location is great for Dark Sky viewing and the valley is already a hot stop for astronomers and many telescopes dot the land Rodeo valley landscape.

    The area is the natural habitat for wildlife that could be dangerous such as Rattlesnakes, scorpions, Mountain Lions, coyotes and many other animals and insects native to the deserts of the Southwest and is raw terrain with loose rocks and difficult hiking conditions and is intended for experience hikers and climbers only. The location has no cell phone service and there is no way to call for emergency medical service. All visitors should proceed at their own risk. Granite Gap Adventure Part (GGAP) shall not be held liable for any injuries sustained on the property.

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    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $20 - $50 / night


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