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Camping Grounds Las Cruces NM

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Dalmonts Rv Trailer Corral
(505) 523-2992
2224 S Valley Dr
Las Cruces, NM
 
Siesta Rv Park
(505) 523-6816
1551 Avenida De Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM
 
Pecos River Rv Park & Store
(575) 887-9835
320 E Greene St
Carlsbad, NM
 
Continental Divide Rv Park
(505) 388-3005
4774 N Highway 15
Pinos Altos, NM
 
Grants West Campground
(505) 876-2662
1554 State Highway 122
Prewitt, NM
 
Best View Rv Park
(505) 526-6555
814 Weinrich Rd
Las Cruces, NM
 
Downs Rv Park
(505) 325-7094
5701 Highway 64
Farmington, NM
 
Ponil Campground
(505) 376-2700
31130 Us Highway 64
Cimarron, NM
 
American Rv Park
(505) 831-3545
13500 Coronado Fwy Sw
Albuquerque, NM
 
Rancheros De Santa Fe Camping
(505) 466-3482
736 Old Las Vegas Hwy
Santa Fe, NM
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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