New Mexico is one of those places that’s a camper’s dream—and not just because of the weather. Taos and the surrounding areas make up a cultural center complete with art galleries, culinary wonders, festivals, ski resorts, and spas. No matter the time of year you decide to visit, you’ll find something for everyone.

Go Camping in One of New Mexico’s Beautiful State Parks

Next time you’re looking for a beautiful spot to set up your campground, consider going to one of New Mexico’s many state parks. Camping fees start at $8 and go up to $18 if you’d like full hookups for your RV. It’s hard to beat that price! And choosing a state park for your camping trip is a wonderful way to see more of the Land of Enchantment.

Think you’re going to be a frequent guest? You might want to consider buying New Mexico’s annual state park pass, which nets you a $10 discount on all campsites. If you’re planning on making several trips, the pass could quickly pay for itself!

Want to Stay Closer to Taos? Choose an RV Park or Campground!

Taos has plenty of RV parks and campgrounds to choose from—finding the right one is only a matter of searching near the locations you most want to explore and seeing which ones have all the hookups, amenities, and space you need to set up camp comfortably. Bringing your kids along? Your pets? The right campground and RV park is out there for you.

Did You Know?

It’s great to learn about the places you visit, so here are some fun facts about New Mexico:

  • New Mexico is the fifth-largest state in the U.S.
  • New Mexico is home to:
    • 15 national parks and monuments
    • 34 state parks
    • 26 wilderness areas
  • New Mexico has 8 popular ski resorts.
  • Wheeler Peak, which is near Taos, is the state’s highest peak at 13,161 feet.
  • Elephant Butte Lake State Park is home to the state’s largest lake.
  • The Rio Grande is the fourth-longest river in the country and spans New Mexico from north to south.

Notable Attractions and Places to Visit

New Mexico has something for everyone, whether you like taking in national monuments, exploring state parks, hanging out in hot springs, or relaxing in spas and resorts. Keep reading for some of the most popular attractions for camping in New Mexico.

National Monuments

  • Aztec Ruins
  • Bandelier
  • Capulin Volcano
  • El Malpais
  • El Morro
  • Fort Union
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings
  • Petroglyph
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions

Spas and Resorts

  • El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa
  • The Spa at Hotel Santa Fe
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
  • La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa

Natural Hot Springs

  • Battleship Rock and McCauley Hot Springs
  • Black Rock Hot Springs
  • Bubbles Hot Springs
  • House Log Canyon Hot Springs
  • Lightfeather Hot Springs
  • Manby Hot Springs
  • Montezuma Hot Springs
  • San Francisco Hot Springs
  • Turkey Creek Hot Springs

National Forest Campgrounds

  • Carson National Forest
  • Cibola National Forest
  • Gila National Forest
  • Lincoln National Forest
  • Santa Fe National Forest

We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to this great state!