Best Tent Camping: New Mexico Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2014-09-30
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
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Best Tent Camping: New Mexico is a must-read for campers and adventurers desiring an excursion into the Southwest. New Mexico offers a charm and beauty that is rare. From open Southwestern landscapes with blue mountains visible on the distant horizon to the meadows and streams and pines of Sugarite Canyon State Park in northern New Mexico, and on to White Sands, it is a truly an enchanting journey. This state is full of history, offering ruins and forts from the Spanish-American War, Native American pueblos, archaeology, and cliff dwellings.

Camping in New Mexico offers extensive options. Best Tent Camping: New Mexico is an indispensable guide, and the best campgrounds in and around these remarkable areas are described in great detail.

In Best Tent Camping: New Mexico, local author Monte Parr details the locations where travelers can best experience New Mexico’s incredible beauty. Amenities, price, elevation, restrictions, directions, and GPS coordinates are listed for each campground, and all locations are rated for beauty, privacy, cleanliness, and quiet.

Author Biography

Monte Parr has been an avid outdoorsman since childhood. He has camped all of his life and spent hundreds of nights under the stars. Parr loves nature and feels the most comfortable in the wilderness. He has a passion for the wild lands and will never run out of places in New Mexico to visit. Parr loves hiking and photography, and enjoys writing articles. He is an avid reader, with keen interests in the history of the Old West and Native American History. Since moving to New Mexico in 1988, Monte logged over 800 nights under the stars.

Table of Contents

Northern New Mexico Campgrounds
1. Canjilon Lakes Campgrounds
2. Chaco Canyon Campground
3. Hopewell Lake Campground
4. Columbine Campground
5. Elephant Rock Campground
6. Fawn Lakes Campground
7. Junebug Campground
8. Coyote Creek State Park Campground
9. Morphy Lake State Park Campground
10. Sugarite State Park Campgrounds
11. Valle Vidal Campgrounds
12. Río Grande del Norte National Monument Campgrounds
13. San Antonio Campground
14. Redondo Campground
15. Jemez Falls Campground
16. Bandelier National Monument
17. Fenton Lake State Park Campground
18. Clear Creek Campground
19. Rio de Las Vacas Campground
20. Black Canyon Campground
21. Field Tract Campground
22. Iron Gate Campground
23. Jacks Creek Campground
24. Villanueva State Park
25. Cochiti Lake Campgrounds

Southeastern New Mexico Campgrounds
26. Manzano Mountains State Park
27. Red Canyon Campground
28. Fourth of July Campground
29. Tajique Campground
30. Caballo Lake State Park
31. Percha Dam State Park
32. Aguirre Springs Campground
33. Valley of Fires Recreational Area
34. Oak Grove Campground
35. Silver Lake Campground
36. Pines Campground
37 Deerhead Campground
38. Sleepy Grass Campground
39. Sumner Lake State Park

Southwestern New Mexico Campgrounds
40. El Morro National Monument
41. Joe Skeen BLM National Conservation Area
42. Pancho Villa State Park
43. Water Canyon
44. Datil Well
45. Quemado Pinon Campground
46. Quemado Juniper Campground
47. Quemado El Caso Throwdown
48. Dipping Vat Campground at Snow Lake
49. City Of Rocks State Park
50. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

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