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Smugglers' Roost

9 Reviews


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!


  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 Amp Hookups
  • 50 Amp Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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9 Reviews

Chandra D.
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2023

Nice community

The community here is cute and diverse. Very small farming town with few stores and a restaurant. Other campers are nice and welcoming. Beautiful clear night sky due to being away from the city.

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Smugglers' Roost by Chandra D., April 28, 2023
Kevin K.
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2023

Fairly new campground being developed

Stayed for two nights to explore the campground before deciding to lease (99 year) a site. The campground has both short term and long term sites available. Only two of three phases are in operation and there wasn't anyone in the second phase sites. They have a lot of plans to grown the park and it will be interesting to see the end results.

Month of VisitMay
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2022

New campground with issues.

Amenities at this campground were not up to speed when we visited.  The laundry facility was not hooked up properly.  The one shower room did not have a lock or curtain on the door!   It is located in a farming area in a very small town.  

This place has possibilities....

There is a cute restaurant in walking distance and a public school is next to the campground.

Month of VisitJanuary


Smugglers' Roost is located in New Mexico

Detail location of campground


For safety reasons, please plan to arrive prior to sunset as we are a dark-sky site which is difficult to navigate after nightfall. Upon arrival, please park in front of our Tin-Roofed Amenity Building and call or text 575.386.5886 to have our onsite manager meet you to guide you to your site. Thank you!


31.952588098915143 N
108.8077592172408 W

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