Rockhound State Park
|The state parks in New Mexico are some of the nicest state campgrounds I have seen in any state. The one here at Rockhound State Park is no exception. Ranging from sites without utilities to RV sites, this campground also has a playground for kids and a short, but interesting trail. This campground at the base of the Florida Mountains is also unique in that unlike all of the other parks in the country, you are encouraged to take up to 15 pounds of rocks home with you.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|RHSP||Campground||Rockhound State Park and trailhead for Thunder Egg trail|
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Wildernesses of New Mexico||US Forest Service||1981||1:1000000||N||No online copies.||Base map with national forests, wilderness areas and highways.|
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Getting to the campground:
To get to the park, head south from Deming on NM 11 about five miles. Turn east on State Road 141 (Rockhond Rd) for about nine miles.
About the campground:
The campsites have shades (essential in the summer).
Plants we saw around the campground:
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