Pines Campground

Area Status: Open

Pines Group Campground lies just NE of Cloudcroft and has 24 sites. Out of these 24 sites, 21 are single units, 2 are double units and 1 is a triple unit site.  Douglas and white fir forest offers escape from desert heat to tent campers and large groups, good access to trails for hiking. Available at the site are tables, fire rings, parking spurs, gray water sumps, toilets, central garbage depository are all available here. Tents are allowed and RV's are limited to a maximum length of 35 feet.

There are connections to local area trails at the site, one of which takes you to the very popular Osha Trail (T10) named for the Osha plant found along its paths.  Here there are stunning views of the Mexican Canyon Trestle and Tularosa Basin below.

(Sacramento District Camping Brochure)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: First come, first serve. No reservations. Cost: $28-$50. 40' RV limit. 
Operational Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week 
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $28 single, $35 double, $42 triple, $50 quad ($10 per additional vehicle)
Showers (available at Silver CG): $5.50 per person per use
RV Dump Station (available at Silver CG): $5.50 per use
Water: $0.25 per gallon after 1st free 5 gallons
Trash: $2.50 per bag per day
Firewood (if available): $8 per bag/bundle
Open Season: May 12 - Sept 5
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No RV's > 35', 24 sites 
Closest Towns: Cloudcroft 
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Passes: Discounts for National Parks Lifetime Senior and Access passes honored.
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions: Travel east on US82 from Cloudcroft, turn left onto NM244. Less than 1 mile later on your left you will find the entrance to Pines Campground (across the street from the Fir Campgrounds).

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 21 single site(s), 2 double site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 24 of 24



Camping trailer: 35' RV limit
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Fee charged for some activities: nightly fee
Accessible: Yes, 24 units
Drinking water: Yes

Recreation Areas

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