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Camping Grounds Rio Rancho NM

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Albuquerque North Koa
(505) 867-5227
555 Southill Rd
Bernalillo, NM
 
Campo Alegre
(505) 345-4078
2908 Indian Farm Ln Nw
Albuquerque, NM
 
Turquoise Trail Campgrounds
(505) 281-2005
22 Calvary Rd
Cedar Crest, NM
 
Kiva Rv Park
(505) 461-1561
1416 E Tucumcari Blvd
Tucumcari, NM
 
Black Canyon Campground
(505) 982-8674
Hyde Park Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
American Rv Park
(505) 831-3545
13500 Coronado Fwy Sw
Albuquerque, NM
 
Palisades Rv Park
(505) 831-5000
9201 Central Ave Nw
Albuquerque, NM
 
American Rv Park
(505) 831-3545
13500 Coronado Fwy Sw
Albuquerque, NM
 
Gibbs Enterprises
(505) 546-9214
105 E Willow St
Deming, NM
 
Queens & Rv Park
(505) 981-2439
3670 Queens Hwy
Carlsbad, 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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