Pines Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is 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 40'.

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: This campground is open but is operating at limited capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore may fill up quickly.
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 1-family unit:  $22 per night 2-family units:  $28 per night 3-family units:  $35 per night 4-family unit:  $42 per night Extra Vehicle:  $9 per vehicle per night Showers (available at Silver CG):  $5 per person per use RV Dump Station (available at Silver CG):  $5 per use Water:  $0.25 per gallon after 1st free 5 gallons Trash:  $2.50 per bag per day Firewood (if available): $6 per bag/bundle
Open Season: May 17 - September 3
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No RV's > 40', 24 sites 
Closest Towns: Cloudcroft 
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Open and close dates are subject to change due to local weather conditions. 

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).

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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Fee charged for some activities nightly fee
Tent camping Yes
Accessible Yes, 24 units
Camping trailer 40' RV limit
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Trail Matrix - D1 Image

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Trail Matrix - D2 Image

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