Parks Ranch Campground | Established Campground

United States

Details

Verified:
4 months ago
Altitude:
1062.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
vanblara

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

FREE. 2 sites with firepits and no other amenities. This site also has a couple of cave systems that can be explored with caution. Contact Bureau of Land Management beforehand. Rigs less than 25 feet should fit without any difficulty.

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Nice flat BLM land with plenty of space for tent camping, and rock rings around. BLM ranger came and posted a map of the parks ranch cave system. We spent a couple hours down in the caves and had a great time! Be prepared with at least 3 independent light sources, and tell someone when you'll be back! Not a lot of cave formations per say, but certainly an authentic caving experience for beginners!

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Love this cave system! Road leading in is extremely bumpy but our 20ft camper did great on it going slow. There are campsites off the trail if all of the ones by the caves are full. Flat and level.

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We love this place! Not for the spot itself which is nothing special but for the caves. We even came back with some friends to show them the massive cave network. Our kids loved exploring them with us. When you pass the fenced door and start going down, the upper cave entrance on the left provides for the best exploring. Bring your lamps, watertight shoes if you have them and go exploring. Apparently, you can download the map on the BLM website and the tunnels from this particular cave entrance take you to another exit 4 miles further. We didn’t go that far.

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Stayed here with our teardrop on our visit to Carlsbad Caverns. Mostly a tent site. Signs posted saying trailers not recommended. A couple of sites along the way are adequate for smaller trailers or several vehicle groups. We had adequate AT&T and T-Mobile service the entire time. We were able to explore the caving system adjacent to the camp sites and they were definitely a delight and worth the time. Great sunrise and sunset views of the Guadalupe Mountains.

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Nice but neighbors with external generator was loud

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We loved this spot. Our promaster got there fine. Good Verizon service. Windy at night and we took at 45 minute hike into the caves in the morning. The two spots were taken when we got there late at night but plenty of places to park.

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Quiet and basic spot. A little further off the highway than other spots in area. It was really dry when we were there and we had no issues with a 2WD van.

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Easy spot to get to off the highway. Guadalupe camp grounds were full so we wound up here. Quiet with full Verizon signal. Not super pretty but great night sky and if you continue past the main campground (which is only like 2 actual sites) there are other sites along that road if you keep going.

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A nice quiet location between Carlsbad caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks. It stormed pretty bad so going in was pretty muddy and slick. We managed fair in our Subaru but be careful in a low clearance vehicle. Minimal shade but pretty private. There was only one other vehicle camping with us.

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Wonderful BLM spot with a few designated campsites. Please don’t create a new campsite by driving over delicate desert land. Two spots have fire pits— plenty of room to spread out and share with others. We drove our Promaster down with no problem. You get a beautiful view of the mountains. The bonus is the cave system right below that is MASSIVE. Bring a headlamp and helmet if you want to explore. The cave entrance on the left when you drive up has a 6 foot entrance that is easy to go through.

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Very quiet spot, there are 5 or 6 sites with a barbecue ring.
The road is like new, they just re-scraps it.
We have a F250 with a Lance sit on top, no issues to go there.

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The road is a bit rutted in places but there are work arounds. We passed in a 2WD Ram Promaster. There are a couple of neat caves and two fire rings. Great data service too!

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Seriously consider 4wd and high clearance to get here. We did it with 2wd Transit but wife was to nervous if it rained (10%) that we couldn’t get out. There are some deep ruts in the road... Had to leave to keep wife happy....

Would have been a great place to explore. Only need to call BLM if exploring the caves...no need to call to camp there.

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Nice secluded spot, 2 spots, one of which is quite large and can fit large groups of up to 10 tents, 2 caves nearby that are open to exploring. We were just able to fit our 27ft TT into the first spot. Spot #2 was more spacious but occupied when we arrived. No amenities but FREE

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great free spot, very quiet at night.
hard to find (we pulled in after dark) - turn right just after mile marker 10 and before a brown historic marker sign.
we did not contact blm beforehand and didn't have an issue. if we had planned better, we would have done so.

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Great place very quiet for free

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In the middle of the desert. Really quiet, caverns just beside the camping spot. Pit fire, make sure to bring woods. Free with the BLM card.

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2 sites with firepits and no other amenities. This site also has a couple of cave systems that can be explored with caution. Contact Bureau of Land Management beforehand. Rigs less than 25 feet should fit without any difficulty.

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