Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Oak Grove Campground

The campground has 30 campsites with vault toilets, a parking area, fireplaces, tables, and trash cans. Oak forest surroundings are close to mountain vistas of Sierra Blanca.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Oak Grove Campground is located in New Mexico
Latitude
33.3961 N
Longitude
-105.7471 W
Get Directions
Directions
Follow NM 48 north out of Ruidoso for 4 miles, turn west (left) on NM 532 for 5 miles.
3 Reviews of Oak Grove Campground
Cheap & close to town

We (family of 6) spent 4 nights here.

It's not too far from town and cheap ($6 a night per vehicle) It's was always windy, it broke our tent one night, the host seemed to ride by every 20 to 30 mins which made us a little uneasy and like we couldn't relax, the sites are REALLY weird and almost all of them you can't drive up to, you definitely can't have a camper here, there is no water, the vault toilets are pretty smelly and the fire pits are all very full.

The only thing we really enjoyed about our stay was seeing the wild horses 1-2x per day, we even woke to see them in our site one morning!

Tenting it in the high desert

What a pleasant surprise we had last weekend when we discovered this wide open campground operated by the National Forest Service. Located right off the 79 in Warner Springs, there are several wineries along the way if you're into doing some wine tasting before settling into camp life.

There are no reservations at this location, it's $15/night and the camp host is not seen very often. Most sites have decent space between them, some are more private than others. We chose site 49 which had a bunch of creepy trees that created nice shade. After checking out the whole place, I would say site 57 is pretty ideal in size, privacy and has a great view of the mountain ridge.

There are plenty of basic bathrooms and vault toilets, but no showers. There are spigots to wash your hands and rinse dishes. There are also dumpsters so trash is not a huge issue. Biggest issue for me was the bugs…lots and lots of flies even with citronella candles pumping and a fire.

Would definitely camp here again, met some awesome folks and had a really memorable experience….we may have actually had a little too much fun.

First to Review
Back to the basics

I stayed two nights at this camp ground with my 4 year old son. We enjoyed our time and the site is near enough town that you can leave to enjoy a meal and then return. Pros - beautiful area, basic no flush toilets available, and easily accessible from paved road. Cons - no trails are accessible directly from the site, there is not water, and host does not sell firewood (I have been to others that do and this is very convenient). Just be sure you bring water and firewood and you will be good!