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Established Camping

Slide Group Area Campground

About

USDA Forest Service

Lincoln National Forest

Overview

Just two miles from the village of Cloudcroft is this idyllic campground accommodating groups up to 90 visitors. Take advantage of the views of the Tularosa Basin or bask in the sun on the wildflower-dusted mountain meadow. A network of trails surround the campground, where you can look for deer, elk, and many types of birds. The region is part of the 1.1 million acres of Lincoln National Forest, where the original Smokey Bear was rescued as a cub from a forest fire. There's no shortage of beauty in the area, with expansive blue skies, clear nights for stargazing, and hikes to several peaks and overlooks. Attractions in the vicinity include White Sands National Monument, the Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, and the Sunspot Museum - home to the national solar observatory.

Recreation

Slide Group Area backs into the Rim Trail, offering epic views, rocky hills, and switchbacks. Head north on the trail for mountain biking, hiking, and horse-back riding. Head south for the part of the trail that allows motorcycles. An open meadow, perfect for sports like volleyball, corn hole, or football, is connected to the campsite.

Facilities

Slide Group Area backs into the Rim Trail, offering epic views, rocky hills, and switchbacks. Head north on the trail for mountain biking, hiking, and horse-back riding. Head south for the part of the trail that allows motorcycles. An open meadow, perfect for sports like volleyball, corn hole, or football, is connected to the campsite.

Natural Features

The campground is located on the rim of the Sacramento Mountains with a view of the Tularosa Basin. Mixed evergreen and aspens surround the 9,000 ft. elevation site.

Nearby Attractions

Drive along the Sunspot Scenic Byway to catch phenomenal views of the Tularosa Basin, White Sands National Monument, and colorful desert sunsets. Cloudcroft, a quaint mountain village nearby, is also worth a visit.

Fee Info

Group Standard Non-Electric:<br><br>1 to 40 people $100.00/night<br><br>41 to 90 people $125/night<br>

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Location

Slide Group Area Campground is located in New Mexico

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Directions

Located in southeast New Mexico, Slide Group Area is approximately 20 miles east of Alamogordo. From Alamogordo, take Highway 82 east 16 miles. Just before Cloudcroft, turn right (south) on Highway 130, go approximatley 2 miles. Turn right (west) on NM 6563, the Sunspot Highway Go approximately 1/4 miles. Slide Group Area is on the right.

Address

PO BOX 836
Cloudcroft, NM 88317

Coordinates

32.7897222 N
105.8202778 W

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Molly G.
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2016

Loved this

We had planned on staying in white sands- but there were severe storms. We found this site and we fell in love with it. Secluded, good fire pit, very dog friendly and a night sky to swoon over.

  • Review photo of Slide Group Area Campground by Molly G., September 8, 2016
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Jill R.
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

Great for groups!

this place is my go to place when ever you want to go camping with a group of individuals, I always attempt to reserve this gorgeous spot for any of our events whether is a work or family get together, or even a bachelors party! its so beautiful and fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Slide Group Area Campground?

Camping at Slide Group Area Campground can cost between $100.00 and $125.00 depending on the site.

What is the max vehicle length at Slide Group Area Campground?

Slide Group Area Campground allows vehicles up to 35 feet.

Are fires allowed at Slide Group Area Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Slide Group Area Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Is there cell phone reception at Slide Group Area Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is available.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Slide Group Area Campground?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Slide Group Area Campground. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Slide Group Area Campground, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Slide Group Area Campground?

There are 1 campsites at Slide Group Area Campground and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts