Rockhound State Park

Rockhound State Park

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Rockhound State Park

New Mexico

(575) 546-6182

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Overview

Located on the rugged west slope of the Little Florida Mountains, Rockhound State Park is a favorite for "rockhounds" because of the abundant agates and quartz crystals found there. Scattered throughout the park are rock and mineral specimens of volcanic origin. These treasures range from varieties of jasper, silica minerals, quartz crystals, chalcedony, agate, and common opal. Visitors are allowed to take up to 15 pounds of the rock for their personal collections. Sunsets at the park can be spellbinding, especially from the higher elevation sites. Take a walk through the juniper and mesquite on your way to the botanical garden. There, you can view numerous species of cacti and other desert plants.

Map of Rockhound (NM)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.185130, -107.614045

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Activities

  • Camping

    Rockhound State Park includes a 30-site campground, including both primitive and developed sites with hookups.

  • Hiking

    The hiking trails provide visitors with climbs of varying degrees of difficulty and breathtaking views. A 1.2-mile loop trail provides access to rock collecting areas. Reaching the top, visitors survey the 7,000-foot peaks of the Florida Mountains.

  • Picnicking

    Accessible tables and grills are provided within the park. The Spring Canyon Recreation Area is a day-use area located across the valley in the foothills of the Florida Mountains and includes picnic sites and hiking trails.

  • RVing

    Electrical, sewage, and water hookups are located at the developed sites.

Directions

Driving

To get to Rockhound State Park from Deming, take N.M. 11 south for five miles, and then go east on N.M. 141 for about nine miles.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(575) 546-6182

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