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New Mexico
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New Mexico
Southwest Region
Rockhound State Park
Rockhound State Park Botanical Graden Rock Hound State Park © regina taylor
Botanical Garden at Visitor Center entering Rock Hound State Park.
Rockhound State Park © John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Looking south toward Florida Peak from Rockhound State Park, near Deming, NM. You can see the Needles Eye Arch just below the clouds on the left horizon. I uploaded the full resolution image in case you want to zoom in on the Original size.
Rockhound State Park © Debra Clarke
Rockhound State Park © John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Yes, there is such a place -- about 15 miles SE of Deming, NM. I was there yesterday. Am at Chiricahua National Monument today. Home tomorrow
ROCKHOUND STATE PARK
ROCKHOUND STATE PARK
9880 Stirrup Road Southeast
Deming, New Mexico   88030
(lat:32.186 lon:-107.6122)

Phone: 575-546-6182
Reservations: 877-664-7787
Email:
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. Hiking trails provide spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseHiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
 Bike Trailsyes
CampingPrimitiveyes
WinterActivitiesyes


Location
Rockhound State Park is located near Deming

Trails
The hiking trails at the park provide visitors with climbs of varying degrees of difficulty and breathtaking views. Reaching the top, visitors survey the 7,000 foot peaks of the Florida Mountains. Turquoise is mined in the Burro Mountains to the northeast.
Birding
Resident or wintering species include Gambel's quail, Huttons vireo, western scrub jay, Bewick's wren, western bluebird, ruby-crowned kinglet, Townsends solitaire, phainopepla, greentailed towhee, black-chinned sparrow, and lesser goldfinch. Summer breeding birds include lesser nighthawk and common poor-will.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 15 Wonderful Memories by Wanda_G
My husband and I spent part of our 25th anniversary trip and his birthday in Rockhound State Park many years ago. It was our first but not our last stay in one of the most beautiful and well maintained parks out of the 37states we visited.. I have many wonderful memories of camping there and witnessing the Duck Races in Deming. Thank you for the hospitality and memories.
September 3 Not open to out of state residents.
Drove 126 miles to see one way, and not open to out of state residents.
November 28 Favorite park. by patricia alexander
Very nice and quiet park. People very nice. Camp hosts were excellent. Willdefinately be going back.
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Directions
To get to Rockhound State Park from Deming, take NM 11 south five miles, and then head east on NM 141 for about nine miles.

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New Mexico State Parks

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