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Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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El Morro National Monument is a fascinating site where visitors can explore the tracks of those who made history in the American southwest. The park makes a great short stop while traveling through, but the small campground nearby offers a chance to spend more time exploring the monument and generally enjoying the high desert location.

El Morro Campground consists of nine bare-bones sites spread out on a small loop a short drive from the monument headquarters and visitor center. There is a small campfire area and the most basic of amenities. Fresh water is available except in winter. Best of all, this campground is currently free, as is the monument itself. The campground would make a good base camp for exploring the nearby El Malpais National Monument, a much larger park with lava tubes and other geological wonders.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Price per night (basic site)

0.00 $ (0.00 €)

Pros

Free. Nice tent sites.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

National Park Service

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Vault toilet
Potable water
Picnic tables
Historically significant
Native artifacts

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

9

Maximum trailer length

27.00 ft (8.23 m)

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

5

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Mount Taylor + Zuni Mountains Area, New Mexico
El Malpais National Monument

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