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Rockhound State Park

9880 Stirrup Rd, SE, NM 88030
+1 575-546-6182
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Great Scenery, Easy Hike

Spent a morning at this park hiking and looking for rocks. The trails are well maintained, not too... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Varina K
Take a hike and pick up a rock!

While the wife and I were wandering around in New Mexico, we ended up here instead of the City of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
bcreff
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Northridge, CA
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A park full of beautiful and rare rocks and an ideal spot for the rock collector.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock hound” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
9880 Stirrup Rd, SE, NM 88030
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+1 575-546-6182

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a morning at this park hiking and looking for rocks. The trails are well maintained, not too long, and offer plenty of opportunity to wander off-trail. The scenery was gorgeous: lots of cactus and blue skies! As per the rocks,it seems the trails have...More

Thank Varina K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While the wife and I were wandering around in New Mexico, we ended up here instead of the City of Rocks, We entered the park and went to the visitor center. We got directions on where to take a hike and were told we could...More

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I have mixed feelings about visiting again. It was a beautiful dessert site for RV parking, right next to beautiful mountains that overlooked the city. All the sites are very far apart from one another. You can have fires outside. It was REALLY very beautiful...More

Thank WorthRemembering
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We spent two mornings at the park hiking and looking for cool rocks and geodes with success! Get an early start and wear sunglasses - it can get windy in the afternoon. We're an outdoor loving family and our 8 and 10 year olds both...More

Thank hkkc
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We love NM state parks with their low prices and free showers and water. This park is no exception! Despite the fact that it's been full most of our stay, it's also been very quiet and relaxing. The hiking trails are fun with plenty of...More

Thank Debbie O
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to explore, get the kids interested in rock collecting it is hard to find a nice rare gem but try looking, four jasper, and agate and a few others more adventurous you are the more your reward

Thank mountains74
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Campsites are first come, first served, so if you don't have a reservation, check with the camp host before you pay at the self serve entrance station. They don't have sewer hookups at the campsites but do have a dump station. They have water and...More

Thank HDSlowride
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Wish we could have stayed longer. Did not find any prize thunder eggs but a lot of nice jasper and some banded stones. Short drive from Deming and City of Rocks state park. Camp sites were full, we did not book this in advance, but...More

Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The restrooms are the cleanest I have ever seen at a campground and maybe anywhere!!! They were awesome!! Also loved the night sky as it was clear as can be and the stars shown like never before!! Hiking was limited but the surrounding hills were...More

1  Thank rex m
Reviewed 21 February 2017

When we arrived we encountered cones at a pay station where you had to pay to enter before you even got to the visitor station a few yards beyond. We paid the fee and drove to the visitor center which was closed. We waited the...More

Thank John F
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garciasolis
Do the showers have hot water?
12 December 2016|
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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
Not steaming hot, but definitely comfortable.
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hittsqwad
Prices per night and can I take mygtrailer
27 December 2015|
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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
We've seen plenty of trailers, so if it's no longer than a camper (and those get huge), you should be fine.
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hittsqwad
How much each night I,
27 December 2015|
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Response from 18wheeltraveler |
$14 for electric/water sites, $10 primitive. dump station is on site
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