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Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Unit

7 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

7 Reviews of Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Unit

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Lia M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2022

Friendly Walkup tent camping

I got a day use pass online and showed up about 4pm hoping for a walk up tent spot. They were super friendly and got me a great spot for the evening.

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Chelsea P.
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2020

Nice place but small spots

Stayed here one night the park is very nice. Has lots of hiking trails and scenery. The rv parking is small only has 5 sites and no amenities. Be cautious if you have a big rig the spots are not very long and are pull in pull out. We stayed in spot 5 with our 36" and it worked for the one night but…

Jacob  W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2020

Chihuahan desert mountains and trails

My son and I camped in the Tom Mays Unit of the Franklin Mountains State Park over Labor Day weekend 2013. We hiked up to Aztec Cave and then scrambled above it for a beautiful view of west El Paso and beyond. Lots of other trails. There were plenty of sites and I wondered why there weren’t more…

Location

Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Unit is located in Texas

Directions

The park is located on the northern edge of El Paso, in far West Texas. There are four main access points to this park: Tom Mays Unit: On the west side and from Interstate 10, take the Canutillo/Trans Mountain Road exit and turn toward the mountains; enter the park 3.5 miles from the interstate. McKelligon Canyon: On the east side and from Highway 54, exit on Fred Wilson Road and turn west toward the mountains. Smugglers Pass (Ron Coleman Trail): Near the summit of the Trans Mountain Road (Loop 375), which has a parking lot with a trailhead. The fourth main access point is on the Northeast section of the park, at the end of Jon Cunningham Boulevard.

Address

1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd
El Paso, TX 79930

Coordinates

31.915217145452278 N
106.5153958785725 W

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