Rockhound State Park, Deming, Texas
Opinion: Highly Recommended. The park is well maintained.
Amenities: Popular among hikers with breathtaking views, and rockhounds for its unique rocks and minerals, such as, quartz, agate, common opal, jasper, thunder-eggs, and geodes)
Visitors are welcome to take rocks from the park and to explore on/off trails throughout the park.
Dates of Stay: March 15-21, 2017
Overview of Sites: This is a small campground based on the number of sites but is large in area: 5 non-electric camping sites, 23 electric/water sites, 4 day use sites – all sites range in length but the park can accommodate most RVs, drive through and back-in sites, gravel pads, and interior roads are hard packed gravel. There is also a multiple hook-up site for groups traveling together. Every night we were there, people were boondocking in the parking lot (they called it the OK Corral) across from the office because all the sites were full.
Laundry: No laundry on site.
Restrooms: Clean and well stocked restrooms.
Rate: We paid $15/daily for water/electric plus $6 reservation fee. Two week maximum stay.
Our Site/Phone/TV: Site 21 – Verizon and AT&T worked for phone, no wifi at site, OTA television (a few channels)
Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: Rockhound State Park is located on the western slope of the Little Florida Mountains. It is on the outskirts of Deming, New Mexico and each site has a fairly large desert space between sites with desert vegetation.
Lighting/Noise: No obtrusive lighting or noise at night.
Favorite Camper Site: None
RV Reservations: Reservations are made by calling 575-546-6182
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