Valley of Fires BLM Campground Rates a Thumb's Up - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-18-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
Adrian W's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft Side Dinette
Posts: 1,185
Thumbs down

Valley of Fires Campground is GREAT! AAA CampBook is not up todate on it. All looks pretty new, great sites. Most with water & electric, very new bathhouse with showers (clean and lots of hot water), dump site, nice hiking trail into the Lava Flow. We didn't need the electric nor the water with the showers. $12 without electric, $18 with electric and some non improved for $7. With the Senior Pass we got it for $6. It was pretty cool due to T-storms in the area and it cooled off nicely to sleep. We stopped close to the Hwy and there was some traiffic noise but not bad, did not bother sleep. On leaving, we found the campground goes well away from the Hwy. and some are down off the ridge line and closer to the lava. There were some trees near if not by the lower camp sites, none along the ridge line. But farther from the showers/flush toilets. The shower was great before bed time and again in the morning. They also have a vistor center/gift shop, but it had not opened by the time we were leaving. With A/C any time would be ok, but Fall and Spring would be best. Winter would be a good time as well, maybe see some snow on the lava and plants. We plan to go back when it is cooler. An A+ for Valley of Fires Campground. We stayed over night there July 16, 2008 with the day time heat cooling down from rain showers in the area at the time. It was starting to heat up by the time we left around 9 am. It was a nice walk on the nature trail in the cool of the morning.

This BLM Recreation Site is located Four miles west of the Town of Carrizozo on US 380 in South Central New Mexico.

Valley of Fires recreation area is located immediately adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow. Approximately 5,000 years ago, Little Black Peak erupted and flowed 44 miles into the Tularosa Basin, filling the basin with molten rock. The resulting lava flow is four to six miles wide, 160 feet thick and covers 125 square miles. The lava flow is considered to be one of the youngest lava flows in the continental United States.


Photos Sunset and Sunrise
Attached Thumbnails
24c6.jpg   b627.jpg  

DesertHawk- Las Cruces, NM USA
2015 Lance 1985 ~ Casita de Campo ~23' 4"
~Previously ~ 2005 16' Scamp
2009 White Ford F-150 Reg. Cab Longbed ARE Topper
Adrian W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
Trailer: 2003 Casita Spirit Deluxe 17 ft
Posts: 61
Great report. Valley of Fires is on our short list of places we want to check out. That and the other flow over by Grants - both look like lots of fun.

Thanks for the info!

Kyle is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cabinet Thumb Latch needed x 2 Kurt in BC Classified Archives 5 02-22-2009 10:45 PM
Thumb Screws for Refriderator Panel Joe Loiacono Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 6 06-27-2007 08:40 AM
Trailering Rules of Thumb Steve L. General Chat 62 02-15-2007 01:38 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.