Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Pine Springs Campground

Pine Springs (Elevation 5,822') is Located just off Highway 62/180 near the Headquarters Visitor Center. The campground is a simple desert camping area providing access for those wishing to explore the Guadalupe Mountains. Ammenities include; water, accessible restrooms , a service sink, and a pay telephone.

Tent campers have a choice of 20 sites. Numbers are limited to 6 people or 2 tents per site. RV campers have 19 sites to choose from. RV sites are defined by painted lines and numbers on the pavement. There are no hook-ups and there is no dump station. RV campsite #21 is wheelchair accessible.


Skunks and other small mammals roam the campground at night. These animals are attracted to food odors. Prevent encounters by keeping campsites free of food scraps. Dispose of scraps and other garbage in trash receptacles. Store food, including pet food, in vehicles, not in tents. Do not use the faucets in the campground for dish washing or bathing. Wash dishes in the utility sink behind the restrooms. Discharge of dishwater or gray water onto the ground is not permitted. Use the utility sinks for their disposal. The closest free RV dump station is off Canyon Street in Carlsbad, NM. RV water tanks can be filled from an outside water faucet near the registration board.


Pets on leashed are permitted in the campground, but are not allowed on most park trails because they disturb park wildlife and other visitors. Leashed pets may be exercised on the trail between the campground and Headquarters Visitor Center and the Pinery Trail at the Visitor Center. Please clean up after your pet. Park wildlife may carry plague or rabies. Do not allow your pet near animals or their dens or burrows. Pets may not be left unattended. The nearest kennel service is at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.


Wood and charcoal fires are strictly prohibited due to generally dry weather conditions and intermittent high winds. Containerized fuel camp stoves are permitted.


Directions from Whites City, NM: Travel south along Highway 62/180