Break for Spring!

Spring is in the air and it’s time to get outside!

If you, your family and friends are the adventurous types there is plenty of great camping along the Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway. Once the weather starts warming up and the fish start biting in our lakes and river, RV and tent camping spaces book up fast.

Percha Dan State Park entrance

Our state park campgrounds are the most popular camping destinations, offering both developed RV sites and tent camping. You can book space at any of these state parks online.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park

The granddaddy of New Mexico State Parks, Elephant Butte Lake is the largest body of water in New Mexico. If you like camping, fishing, boating, or just being outdoors, there is plenty of water and plenty of beach room. Elephant Butte Lake can accommodate watercraft of many styles and sizes: kayaks, jet skis, pontoons, sailboats, ski boats, cruisers, and houseboats.

Caballo Lake State Park

The Caballo Mountains serve as a majestic backdrop for the lake and park. Guests can enjoy a full array of water recreation, winter/spring waterfowl watching, and cactus gardens in bloom.

Percha Dam State Park

This quiet park along the Rio Grande is shaded by tall cottonwoods and provides excellent fishing, relaxing camping, and outstanding bird watching.

Caballo Lake State Park

There are also a multitude of private RV parks located along the Byway for visitors to enjoy. For more info, visit the RV Parks page on the Sierra County Tourism website.

If you want an experience that gets you out into less commonly tread ground, there are campgrounds in the Gila National Forest’s Black Range District. The Kingston Campground offers 2 tent camping sites with vault toilets and fire rings, and is right off of Hwy 152 near Kingston.

blue heron in Sierra County New Mexico
photo: New Mexico State Parks
kayaking at Elephant Butte Lake
photo: New Mexico State Parks

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