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Best Dispersed Sites Near Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX (8)

    Camper-submitted photo from Chosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chosa Campground

    1.

    Chosa Campground

    50 Reviews
    103 Photos
    357 Saves
    Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

    Chosa Campground consists of a 3.5-acre, pipe-rail fenced pad that offers a trash container and a safe parking space for your Recreational Vehicle plus a protected area to set tents, whatever your camping style. Chosa campground provides visitors a fee free location strategically located between two national parks with Carlsbad Caverns a short 11-mile drive north and Guadalupe Mountains National Park 27 miles south on highway 62.

    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Mile 10 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Mile 10 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Mile 10 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Mile 10 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Mile 10 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Mile 10 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Carlsbad BLM Land Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Carlsbad BLM Land Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Carlsbad BLM Land Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Carlsbad BLM Land Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Carlsbad BLM Land Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Carlsbad BLM Land Dispersed

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    Carlsbad BLM Land Dispersed

    18 Reviews
    45 Photos
    153 Saves
    Whites City, New Mexico

    Welcome to Carlsbad BLM Land Dispersed, a no-frills camping area in the heart of New Mexico's rugged desert landscape. This spot is perfect for those who love the raw beauty of nature and don't mind roughing it a bit. It's just a stone's throw from Carlsbad Caverns, making it an ideal base camp for exploring the famous caves.

    This area is all about simplicity. There are no amenities here—no water, no toilets, no electric hookups. So, come prepared with everything you need. Fires are allowed, but you'll need to bring your own firewood since there's nothing to scavenge. Pets are welcome, and you can enjoy a cold one by the campfire since alcohol is allowed.

    The terrain can be a bit challenging. Some parts of the road are rough, and a high-clearance vehicle or 4WD is recommended if you want to venture beyond the first few spots. The views, though, are worth it. The higher you go, the more stunning the vistas. Reviewers have mentioned waking up to gorgeous sunrises and the occasional curious cow wandering by.

    Despite the lack of amenities, visitors rave about the peace and solitude. It's a quiet spot with almost no one around, perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle. Just be ready for some wind—20 mph gusts aren't uncommon, which can make tent camping a bit of an adventure.

    In summary, Carlsbad BLM Land Dispersed offers a raw, unfiltered camping experience with breathtaking desert views and easy access to one of New Mexico's most famous attractions. Just make sure you're ready to be self-sufficient and enjoy the simplicity of nature.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Canyon Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Canyon Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Canyon Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Canyon Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Canyon Dispersed
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    Camper-submitted photo from Carlsbad Caverns Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Carlsbad Caverns Dispersed
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    Camper-submitted photo from Whites City Road Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Whites City Road Dispersed Camp

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    Whites City Road Dispersed Camp

    1 Review
    2 Photos
    3 Saves
    Whites City, New Mexico

    Dispersed camp sites are located along most secondary roads and may not be marked. Popular locations can be recognized by the telltale flat disturbed area that has been used as a camp site before. Not all flat spots are sites. If possible, please use existing sites to avoid creating new disturbances. To further protect your public lands, campers must not dispose of any refuse, hazardous materials, sewage, or in any manner pollute the surrounding area.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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      Wilderness Ridge Wilderness Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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      Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

      A Wilderness Use Permit is required for all use of these campsites. An interesting hike along the Permian Reef Trail meanders up 2,000 feet to Wilderness Ridge where the sudden transition from rock to trees is refreshing. Once on top, the trail is level through forested and open areas and takes you to the edge of the escarpment where the view is outstanding. Wilderness Ridge Campground is in the trees, and worth the extra distance to save the resource from unnecessary damage.

      • Tents

      $6 - $48 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Avalon Lake Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Avalon Lake Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Avalon Lake Dispersed

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