New Mexico State Parks Fees & Permits

Entrance Fees

Day-use (per vehicle)




No Charge




Overnight Camping (per vehicle, per night)

Primitive site


Primitive campsites offer no special facilities except a cleared area for camping. Sites may include trash cans, chemical toilets or parking. Developed sites offer additional facilities such as electric and sewage hookups.

Developed site


Developed site with electric hookup


Developed site with sewage hookup


Developed site with electric and sewage hookups


Electric hookup with annual camping permit


Sewage hookup with annual camping permit


Electric and sewage hookup with annual
camping permit


Water hookup (where available)

No charge


Day-Use Annual Permit (valid 12 months from day of purchase)

All parks (resident and nonresident)


Annual day-use permits may be purchased at any state park or at the the division's Santa Fe Office.

Resident 100% disabled veteran

No charge

Permit transferable to family vehicles    

Camping Annual Permit (valid 12 months from month of purchase)

New Mexico resident


Annual camping permits may be purchased at any state park or at the division's Santa Fe office.

Senior New Mexico resident age 62 and over


Disabled New Mexico resident


Out-of-state resident





Special Day-Use Parks

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

Annual permits are valid at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park.

Per motor vehicle


Bicycle or walk-in

No charge




Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Parks



Permits are not valid at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.

Children ages 7-12


Children ages 6 and under

No charge

Adult group rates (20 or more) per person


Youth school groups per person


American Zoological Association members adults


American Zoological Association members children



State Operated Services

Pumpout at Ute and Conchas (minimum)



Dry dock (per month)



Group Shelter

Under 750 sq. feet



Over 750 sq. feet



Rally (as designated)

Groups - less than 30



Groups - 30 or more



Meeting Rooms

Conference room 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Conference room after 5 p.m.



Entire Entrance Building

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



After 5 p.m.



Hyde Park Lodge

8 a.m. - 10 p.m.



Damage and cleaning deposit
(Refunded upon inspection)



Administrative Fee

Failure to obtain permit


Fee is charged in addition to posted fees when a visitor fails to obtain a permit.


Can I pay an annual state park site fee online?  If so, how?  I live in Texas and am considering an annual permit for developed camp sites in the state parks in New Mexico because I travel to New Mexico frequently to fish.   Teh state park I am particularly interested in for my 8-day stay Monday- Sunday, June 16-June 22, is Clayton Lake State Park.  Thank you. 

Hi Earl,

Thank you for reaching out to us! For more information on obtaining an annual permit for New Mexico State Parks, please visit:

Annual Day-Use Permits may be purchased at any NM State Park office toll free
at 1-888-667-2757 or online while making your camping reservations here:

You can also contact the folks at Clayton Lake State Park by calling 575-374-8808 or emailing the manager at [email protected]

We hope this information is helpful, and that you will continue using our website and app to find parks to explore!


American Park Network