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Valley of Fires Recreation Area

Carrizozo, NM
+1 575-648-2241
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Interesting place to visit

There is a paved walkway that winds through the lava field. It was quite interesting but go early... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shelly R
via mobile
Unique and beautiful

We planned on camping here as it was in between our planned visits to White Sands National Monument... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donna S
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“lava flow” (39 reviews)
“nature trail” (10 reviews)
“black lava” (7 reviews)
Carrizozo, NM
+1 575-648-2241
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is a paved walkway that winds through the lava field. It was quite interesting but go early morning if summertime - we were there around noon and it was very hot - at least there was a breeze so that helped. There are interpretive...More

Thank Shelly R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We planned on camping here as it was in between our planned visits to White Sands National Monument and the Very Large Array, and the campground also has showers which is unusual for BLM land. We pulled in late afternoon, secured and paid for a...More

1  Thank Donna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Valley of Fire is a most facinating attraction. A lava field that stretches 2 miles wide and as far as the eye can see. Great place for a picnic or a week in the campground situated high above the valley floor. Very nice clean facilities...More

Thank ravensnest89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

“WOW—it looks like the volcano exploded yesterday!” The lava flow stopped thousands of years ago, but it really appeared much more recent. There are a multitude of picnics areas, a small information center, and walking trails. Just how thick is the lava? Up to 165...More

Thank MarJan6861
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through here you are in a different world. I took several pictures but none could show what it is like walking the trail. The lava field is nothing like I have ever experienced. The shear size and vastness alone is something you have to...More

2  Thank BobRetired2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful Bureau of Land Management campground in the lava flow of the Valley of Fire. All sites have picnic shelters, many have water and electric with concrete pads. Nice paved interpretive trail through the la a fields. Restrooms with hot showers. Cool,...More

1  Thank feltsoul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge, quiet space full of volcanic rocks. If you enjoy massive open spaces with mountains at the horizon on both sides, you'll love this place where the wind courses like rapids.

Thank Traveler-In-Progress
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Traveling from the east from Roswell to Alamogordo, we decided to go a little out of the way in order to see Valley of Fires. I was a beautiful and interesting place, however I didn't think it was worth it. If you are passing through,...More

Thank PicklesandLasagna
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Very easy walk through the lava flow. Very nice place to have a picnic. If you have the time then go here. Saw several lizards.

Thank Kristine N
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The main interesting thing to see here is the very large old lava flows that are nicely seen from a walkway that goes through a good part of it.

Thank Bern666
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Kevin F
I read in a review written 3 months ago that the water is turned off for 3 months. We are interested in coming there today with our trailer and would like to know, is the water turned on now?
30 April 2017|
Response from Kate G | Reviewed this property |
I was there 2 weeks ago and the water was on. They probably turn it off in winter to keep it from freezing.
Melvin B
Can you make reservations for a R.V. campsite?
11 March 2017|
Response from mosaiclover | Reviewed this property |
No. First come first served.