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Places to Camp near White Sands, NM

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The Dyrt is here to help plan your best camping near White Sands. White Sands is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. Find the best campgrounds near White Sands, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near White Sands, NM (60)

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  2. Camper-submitted photo from Las Cruces KOA


    Las Cruces KOA

    39 Reviews
    93 Photos
    85 Saves
    Mesilla, New Mexico

    This KOA is conveniently located one mile from I-10, overlooking the amazing views of Las Cruces, Mesilla Valley, and nearby mountains. Many upgrades have taken place over the last year, including Wi-fi with which you can stream and zoom, paved streets and a new playground. Choose from breathtaking view sites, big-rig friendly pull-thru sites, KOA Patio Sites with fire pits, Tent Sites or one-room Camping Cabins with refrigerator/freezer and fire pits. An RV wash area (Care Camps donation encouraged), 24-hr laundry and heated pool (seasonal) will complete your visit. Many come for one night and end up staying longer. Visit La Mesilla, known for its rich history and great cuisine. Shop for local specialties, chilies, and pecans at the popular farmers' market in downtown Las Cruces. Other area attractions include White Sands National Park & Missile Museum, Spaceport America Visitors Center, and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Pool: Mid May – Sept 31st. Max pull thru 85 ft.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Baylor Canyon Rd Spur, BLM, Free
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Hacienda RV Resort


    Hacienda RV Resort

    16 Reviews
    36 Photos
    29 Saves
    Mesilla, New Mexico

    We’ll Give You Something To Talk About!

    Welcome to the beautiful Hacienda RV Resort, New Mexico’s finest RV Park! Our resort provides the perfect setting for rest and relaxation with stellar accommodations and breathtaking views. New Mexico’s historic cultural activities combined with our resort’s high-speed WiFi makes Hacienda RV Resort a perfect destination for tech-savvy tourists and work-away-from-home explorers!

    Hacienda RV Resort offers a warm and welcoming retreat for adventurous adults, families and pets! Immediately located off the I-10, exit 140, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We’re only minutes from downtown. Less than 1.5 miles away is the heart of Old Mesilla, where the Gadsden Purchase was signed, making New Mexico a part of the United States in 1854. Just 45 minutes from the RV resort is the bustling City of El Paso, Texas.

    Paved roads lead into our spacious pull-thru or back-in sites, many boasting breathtaking views. Watch the sun rise over the Organ Mountains, relax on our large outdoor patio with a wood burning fireplace, or enjoy our comfortable southwestern community room with an indoor fireplace. Our gift shop is stocked with locally sourced products that make excellent gifts for those back home!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $36 - $64 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Oliver Lee Memorial State Park — Oliver Lee State Park


    Oliver Lee Memorial State Park — Oliver Lee State Park

    54 Reviews
    158 Photos
    292 Saves
    Sunspot, New Mexico

    Set against the dramatic Sacramento Mountains, this park features a historic ranch house, quiet camping in the Chihuahuan Desert, and pools of water under the cottonwood trees of Dog Canyon. Springs flow year-round and ferns cling to the sides of mossy rocks. The water in Dog Canyon has attracted people to the area for millennia.

    The park’s namesake, Oliver Milton Lee (1865-1941) was a colorful figure in New Mexico history. In 1893 he settled at the mouth of Dog Canyon and built an extensive house at his ranch headquarters. At its peak, his holdings reached about one million acres. Oliver Lee explored ways of bringing water to the dry Tularosa Basin and was instrumental in establishing the town of Alamogordo. Lee is also credited for using his influence to attract the railroad to the area.

    Oliver Lee’s home at Dog Canyon Ranch has been completely rebuilt from ruins. It is authentically furnished providing visitors with a glimpse of Lee’s life at the ranch. The house is closed for renovations. Please monitor the park events page to find out when tours resume.

    Want to Visit?

    The campground, just southwest of the mouth of Dog Canyon, is dry and rocky with desert grasses, mesquite, ocotillo, creosote, yucca, and various species of cacti. The sites vary widely in elevation offering privacy and incredible views across the Tularosa Basin.

    Travel Tips:

    Peak season for the park is October through April Park Elevation 4,400 ft We are the closest campground to White Sands National Park (30 min. / 27 miles) The park makes an excellent base for day trips Ruidoso 1.25 hours / 66 miles Three Rivers Petroglyph Site 56 min. / 50 miles Cloudcroft 44 min. / 35 miles There are attractions in Alamogordo less than 30 minutes away Alameda Park Zoo New Mexico Museum of Space History Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine McGinn’s Pistachio Land The nearby Lincoln National Forest offers miles of trails ranging from very easy to very challenging

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $14 / night

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  9. Camper-submitted photo from Franklin Mountains State Park Campground


    Franklin Mountains State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    40 Photos
    66 Saves
    Canutillo, Texas

    Primitive campsites, walk in and drive in. No water No electricity

    there is a gate and it does get locked so reservations are strongly advised

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Sierra Vista - Back Side Dispersed

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