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Guadalupe Mountains National Park Opens Campground Reservations Online

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Tent campsite at the Dog Canyon Campground

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News Release Date: September 9, 2021

Contact: Elizabeth Jackson, (915) 828-3251 ext. 2300

Salt Flat, Texas –  As of September 30, 2021, visitors will be able to book reservations for the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds and recreational vehicle (RV) sitesonline at Recreation.Gov. Previously, campers could book an open campsite day-of and inperson on a first come first served basis at the self-registration station in the park or at the Pine Springs Visitor Center. Now, all advanced and day-of reservations will be made through Recreation.Gov.       

Overnight reservations for tent camping and RV stays can now be made up to six monthsin advance. All reservations and payment for camping and RV sites will be made through Recreation.Gov.The park strongly recommends that you reserve your tent camping and RVsites before entering the park as cell phone service is limited at the visitor centerand in the campground areas. There will no longer be self-registering, pre-payment systems, also known as “iron rangers,” for campsite registration.    

Open campsites in the park can be extremely difficult to find during busy seasons on holiday weekends and in the fall and spring.Visitors may also want to explore camping opportunities outside the park, which include private campgrounds in the nearby communities of White’s City and Carlsbad, New Mexico. The Bureau of Land Management and National Forest Service also offer camping opportunities close by. Come prepared with a plan and a backup plan for your visit to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Learn more about camping at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, or for general park information, park operations, and recreational opportunities visit the park website

A tent stands in a pad below a large desert mountian.

Pine Springs Campground

Located near the Pine Springs Visitor Center, Pine Springs Campground is a simple, desert camping area situated at the base of the mountain.

Picnic tables, RV sites, and horse corrals are located below a high desert mountain cliff.

Dog Canyon Campground

The Dog Canyon Campground is in a secluded, forested canyon on the north side of the park.

Last updated: January 13, 2022

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Salt Flat , TX 79847



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