Best RV Parks near Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Best RV Sites Near Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX (18)

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    Whites City RV Park

    20 Reviews
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    60 Saves
    Whites City, New Mexico

    Welcome to Whites City RV Park, your gateway to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Nestled near Whites City, New Mexico, this campground is a prime spot for those looking to explore the stunning underground world of the caverns.

    Whites City RV Park offers full hookups, making it a convenient stop for RV travelers. The campground is open year-round, so you can plan your visit anytime. One of the standout features here is the proximity to Carlsbad Caverns—just a short drive up the hill, making it incredibly easy to get an early start on your cave adventures.

    Amenities include clean bathrooms and showers with plenty of hot water, though some visitors have noted that the facilities could use a bit of TLC. There are also laundry rooms available, which is a lifesaver if you've been on the road for a while. The campground allows pets, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those who enjoy a bit of socializing, there's a market on-site where you can pick up some essentials, though the selection is somewhat limited. If you're planning to cook, you'll find picnic tables and fire pits available, perfect for a BBQ under the stars.

    While the campground itself is pretty basic—think gravel lots and minimal shade—the location can't be beaten. It's the closest pay campground to Carlsbad Caverns, making it an ideal base for your spelunking adventures. Plus, the free Wi-Fi is a nice touch for staying connected.

    In summary, Whites City RV Park is all about location, location, location. It's a no-frills spot that offers the essentials and a fantastic jumping-off point for exploring one of New Mexico's most famous natural wonders.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $20 - $45 / night

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    Buds Place RV Park

    3 Reviews
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    11 Saves
    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    With the Best RV park amenities in the area, Bud’s Place RV Park offers green lawns, large pull-through RV spaces, city water/sewer/power hookups, a stocked fishing pond, children’s playscape, 24-hr laundry, bathroom, and shower facilities, and cabins for those without their own motor home. Conveniently located across the street from the renowned Carlsbad Softball Complex, hosting some of the largest softball tournaments every year in the U.S., Bud's place location serves as a strong attraction for families traveling through the area, softball tournament participants, and longer-term visitors who appreciate the park’s central Carlsbad location and lifestyle amenities.

    Bud's Place offers 98 total RV spots, with 30/50 amp, direct city water, and sewer hook-ups, and 28 cabins (2 -ADA compliant cabins) year-round on our spacious park that's pet friendly, with a dog run, fishing pond, and spots with grass and trees in most spaces. It is perfect for families looking for a clean and economical RV site, sports tourney stays, and adventurers looking to explore.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 - $45 / night

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    Horseshoe Creek RV Park

    2 Reviews
    1 Photo
    10 Saves
    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    Carlsbad's Horseshoe Creek RV Park!

    • 214 pull-through and 51 back in 50-amp RV Spaces with city water and sewer
    • 19 Crew Housing Sites offering 200-amp electrical, city water and sewer.
    • Water and Ice Machine!
    • High Speed Internet available through PVT!
    • Onsite Laundry!
    • Basketball court!
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $40 / night

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    Carlsbad RV Park & Campground

    34 Reviews
    59 Photos
    97 Saves
    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    Carlsbad RV Park & Campground is a solid spot for anyone looking to explore the natural wonders of southeastern New Mexico. Nestled near Carlsbad, this campground is a prime basecamp for visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Even Roswell is less than a 90-minute drive away if you're up for a little alien adventure.

    The campground itself is pretty expansive, with nearly 290 sites, most of which come equipped with water, electricity, and sewer hookups. The sites are mostly level gravel, making setup a breeze. While the front sites are a bit noisier due to road traffic, they are also larger and more appealing.

    One of the standout features here is the well-maintained facilities. The bathrooms and showers are new and kept in great condition, and the laundry room is spacious and functional. There's even an indoor heated pool, though some visitors have noted it can be a bit sketchy at times. For those traveling with pets, there are multiple dog areas scattered throughout the campground.

    The staff here are friendly and dedicated, ensuring the grounds are clean and welcoming. The campground also offers amenities like a market, picnic tables, and a sanitary dump station. Plus, it's big rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger RV.

    In terms of nearby activities, you're spoiled for choice. Carlsbad Caverns is just a short drive away, offering some of the most stunning underground landscapes you'll ever see. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is also within reach, perfect for hiking and soaking in the rugged beauty of the area. And if you need to stock up on supplies, Walmart is less than 10 minutes away.

    Overall, Carlsbad RV Park & Campground is a convenient and comfortable spot to set up camp while you explore the natural and quirky attractions of the region.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camp Washington Ranch

    3 Reviews
    5 Photos
    16 Saves
    Whites City, New Mexico

    Accommodations for overnight guests or monthly rentals. Washington Ranch offers lodging in three motel rooms, two single-room cabins, a spacious bunk house, dorms capable of sleeping 20 people each, three 30-Amp RV sites.

    RV: 30 AMP electric, water, and sewer dump, shower facilities are available, pets are permitted on a leash

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Group

    $50 - $150 / night

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    Sunset Reef Campground

    35 Reviews
    59 Photos
    229 Saves
    Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

    Sunset Reef Campground is a reclaimed well pad with 11 developed campsites; five RV spaces and six tent sites. Each site has a shaded picnic table, fire pit and grill for your camping convenience with a vault toilet on site. Visitors can dry camp at this campground for a maximum of five nights for free. If on the hunt for a great place to camp while exploring the two national parks in the area, this is the place to stay! Carlsbad Caverns is a 25-minute drive (14 miles) to the north and Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a 35-minute drive (30 miles) to the southwest. __

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    • Group
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin
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    Brantley Lake State Park Campground

    31 Reviews
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    150 Saves
    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    Located twelve miles North of Carlsbad, NM, the park offers boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking trails, exceptional bird watching, developed and primitive campsites and restrooms with showers. Whether you’re picnicking for the day, or camping in your RV for a week, you’ll be sure to find adventure at Brantley Lake State Park!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $8 - $18 / night

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        Coyote Flats RV Park

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        Carlsbad, New Mexico
        • Pets
        • Electric Hookups
        • Reservable
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        • Picnic Table
        • WiFi

        $40 / night

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        Pine Springs Campground — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

        44 Reviews
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        167 Saves
        Salt Flat, Texas

        Overview

        The Pine Springs RV campground is not a traditional campground. Be aware, this is a paved parking lot. The area shares a popular and busy trailhead accessing four major trails. The area is frequently congested with day use hikers searching for available parking and with foot traffic from overflow parking areas. Before booking a reservation: It is your responsibility to review all (Site Details, Allowable Equipment, Allowable Vehicle/Driveway and Need to Know) for the individual campsite. Failing to do so may result in being prohibited from occupying the site upon your arrival. Refunds are not provided by the park. Pine Springs Campground is located near the Pine Springs Visitor Center, just off U.S. 62/180 and at an elevation of 5,730 feet.____ The location offers great hiker access to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park trail system.____ The campground is situated at the opening to the Pine Springs Canyon with spectacular views of the world___s best example of a fossil reef and of the vast Permian Basin to the east.____ The campground is open year-round and is busiest, March-May and September-November. High winds with over 50 mph gusts are common, especially during winter and spring.__

        Recreation

        The Pine Springs Trailhead includes access to many different types of hikes. Hikes to Guadalupe Peak or the Bowl are strenuous, 8-9 miles, and have 2500-3000 feet of elevation gain. Another strenuous hike is the Devil___s Hall Trail (4.2 miles round-trip, 500 feet elevation gain, __ of the trail in a rocky, uneven wash which includes route-finding and boldering skills). For a more moderate hike consider the the Frijole/Foothills Trail. The El Capitan Trail offers excellent open views of the surrounding desert and close approaches to the cliff face of El Capitan. Because of its distance, lack of shade, some primitive route travel, and numerous elevation changes, this trail is best saved for cooler times of year and for people with experience in route-finding.__ The ruins of a Butterfield stage station, called the Pinery are next to the highway, and a short, paved nature trail connects the visitor center and the historic site.__ The Frijole Ranch & History Museum is 1.5 miles away. The grounds are always open, but the museum is staffed intermittently. Seven miles to the east on Hwy 62/180 is McKittrick Canyon. This area offers three trails, the McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail (0.9 miles loop), McKittrick Canyon Trail (4.8 miles round-trip to Pratt Cabin or 6.8 miles round-trip to the Grotto) and the Permian Reef Trail (8.4 miles round-trip, for serious geology buffs).

        Facilities

        The Pine Springs Trailhead includes access to many different types of hikes. Hikes to Guadalupe Peak or the Bowl are strenuous, 8-9 miles, and have 2500-3000 feet of elevation gain. Another strenuous hike is the Devil___s Hall Trail (4.2 miles round-trip, 500 feet elevation gain, __ of the trail in a rocky, uneven wash which includes route-finding and boldering skills). For a more moderate hike consider the the Frijole/Foothills Trail. The El Capitan Trail offers excellent open views of the surrounding desert and close approaches to the cliff face of El Capitan. Because of its distance, lack of shade, some primitive route travel, and numerous elevation changes, this trail is best saved for cooler times of year and for people with experience in route-finding.__ The ruins of a Butterfield stage station, called the Pinery are next to the highway, and a short, paved nature trail connects the visitor center and the historic site.__ The Frijole Ranch & History Museum is 1.5 miles away. The grounds are always open, but the museum is staffed intermittently. Seven miles to the east on Hwy 62/180 is McKittrick Canyon. This area offers three trails, the McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail (0.9 miles loop), McKittrick Canyon Trail (4.8 miles round-trip to Pratt Cabin or 6.8 miles round-trip to the Grotto) and the Permian Reef Trail (8.4 miles round-trip, for serious geology buffs).

        Natural Features

        The Pine Springs Campground is in an area with small, scattered trees, shrubs, and grasses. Trees include gray oaks and alligator junipers, which cast partial shade at some sites. Texas madrones, bigtooth maples, chinquapin oaks, and ponderosa pines become more common along the canyon floor. Higher elevations include Douglas fir and hop-hornbeam. Shrubs include whitethorn acacia, Mexican orange, Apache plume, sumacs, and algerita. Desert-adapted plants also occur in this area, and include prickly pear cactus, New Mexico agave, sotols, and soaptree yuccas. Hunter Peak and cross-sectional views of the Capitan reef are visible from the campground. Roadside pullouts (one mile and four miles away) provide excellent views of El Capitan. Hiking into Pine Springs canyon or along the foothills reveals Guadalupe Peak. The Guadalupe Peak trail ascends to the highest point in Texas and offers excellent views of the surrounding desert. Birds commonly seen and/or heard around the campground can include Canyon towhees, turkey vultures, white-winged doves, common ravens, chipping sparrows, Say___s phoebes, common poorwills, and phainopeplas depending on the season. Night sky visibility is excellent and nearly pristine directly overhead, to the south, and the southwest. Nearby high ridges and peaks are situated to the west and north.

        Nearby Attractions

        Carlsbad Caverns National Park: In addition to a variety of cave tours, the national park also offers hiking trails and a scenic drive. Rattlesnake Springs and Slaughter Canyon, part of Carlsbad Caverns are nearer attractions for day use activities. Birding is excellent at Rattlesnake Springs. Lincoln National Forest: The Guadalupe District of the Lincoln National Forest is located just over the state line, north of the national park. Road access is through New Mexico, north of White___s City, via Dark Canyon Road to NM SR 137 through Queen (also the way to the national park___s Dog Canyon). The forest provides for various camping, hiking, caving, hunting, and picnicking opportunities. Sitting Bull Falls is a nice waterfall and picnic area in the Lincoln National Forest. Five Point Vista is a glorious ridge road ride of the area, closer to Dog Canyon. Fort Davis National Historic Site and State Park: Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail. This is located about 2.5 hours south of the park. A state park is located nearby with camping and a scenic drive. Also located in Fort Davis is McDonald Observatory with several programs available. White Sands National Park: Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Park preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here. Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site: Hueco Tanks State Park is located on the east side of El Paso, about an hour and a half from the Guadalupes. At Hueco Tanks, you can hike, rock climb, bird watch, study nature and history, picnic and stargaze. Visitors can take guided and self-guided tours to view rock imagery.

        Charges & Cancellations

        Individual Site: A $10.00 service fee will apply if you modify your reservation or change your stay dates. Cancelling your reservation prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time two nights before your stay will incur a $10.00 cancellation fee. Camping reservations cancelled the day before and day of arrival incur a $10 cancellation fee and forfeit the first night's use fee. If you need to cancel or modify your reservation, you must do so through Recreation.gov. Group Site: Customers who cancel a group overnight reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee & forfeit the first night's use fee.

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        • Standard (Tent/RV)

        $60 / night

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