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5 Campgrounds in New Mexico You Need to Explore This Winter

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September 7, 2023

New Mexico’s enchanting landscape offers vast, breathtaking deserts, colorful cliffs, stunning rock formations, towering mountains, and mysterious caves. With 25 wilderness areas, 5 national forests, and 35 state parks, New Mexico is the ideal state to plan an epic adventure.

Here are 5 New Mexico campgrounds you can call home while you’re exploring this magical state this winter.

Stone Mountain Lodging & RV Resort: Nogal, NM

Nestled in the heart of “Billy the Kid” country, Stone Mountain is located in the mountains just north of Ruidoso.

Campers planning to visit Historic Lincoln, Alto, Capitan, or Historic Fort Stanton will find a home here at Stone Mountain at a great value.

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This campground features 13 spacious RV sites as well as wooded tent camping. Campers can enjoy free Wifi, clean restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and nearby hiking, fishing, and hunting.

Learn more about Stone Mountain Lodging & RV Resort or book now on Camp Native.

Lazy Dayz RV Park: Ruidoso Downs, NM

Lazy Dayz is a small, friendly family-owned and operated RV Park located in the beautiful mountains of Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Campers can enjoy nearby skiing and snowboarding, testing their luck at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, hiking, fishing, backpacking, and exploring local museums.

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This pet-friendly campground offers more than 100 full hookup sites and a convenience store.

Learn more about Lazy Dayz RV Park or book now on Camp Native.

The Camp @ Cloudcroft: Mayhill, NM

Located on the eastern side of the Sacramento Mountains and surrounded by thousands of acres of the Lincoln National Forest, The Camp @ Cloudcroft is the ideal campground if you’re looking for breathtaking views.

The Lincoln National Forest boasts charming villages and picturesque roads as well as hiking, riding, and walking trails. Campers can discover the small valleys, majestic mountains, flowing streams, and an abundance of wildlife around the campground.


This beautiful campground features 34 full hookup RV sites, 25 pull through sites, tent camping, and cabin rentals. Visitors can enjoy clean restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, free Wifi, free cable TV, and an open air music pavilion at the park.

Learn more about The Camp @ Cloudcroft or book now on Camp Native.

Ponil Campground & RV Park: Cimarron, NM

Ponil Campground is located in northern New Mexico at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Campers who enjoy a country feel will love the large trees, creek, and wildlife found at Ponil.

Visitors can plan ahead for exciting day trips to beautiful Taos, Angel Fire, Red River, and Eagles nest for sightseeing and outdoor recreation. Near the campground you will find art galleries, grocery store, and a number of restaurants offering delicious food.


Ponil Campground features full hookup RV sites, partial hookup sites, and tent camping. Restrooms, showers, free Wifi, and laundry facilities are available at the park.

Learn more about Ponil Campground & RV Park or book now on Camp Native.

Turner Inn & RV Park: Mountainair, NM

Turner Inn is centrally located in New Mexico and just one hour south of Albuquerque.

Nearby, campers will find the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument which is home to three of the biggest (and best) ancient ruins as well as HawkWatch International.


Turner Inn offers full hookup RV sites, motel rooms, cabins, and tent camping. Showers, restrooms, free Wifi, and laundry facilities are available at the campground.

Learn more about Turner Inn & RV Park or book now on Camp Native.

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