Beginning Thursday, September 30, 2021, all campsites in the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon Campgrounds will be reservable through recreation.gov
Guadalupe Mountains has three developed campgrounds open year round which are open to tent or vehicle camping (RVs, etc.) one of which can only be used by groups with horses.
The Pine Springs Campground is located just off U.S. Highway 62/180 near the Pine Springs Visitor Center, and is a simple, desert camping area situated in Pine Springs Canyon near the base of Guadalupe Peak. Campground conveniences include: potable water (for water bottles and hydration packs only), accessible flush-toilet restrooms, utility sink, and pay telephones. There are no showers available in the campground. Tent campers have a choice of 20 leveled, gravel walk-in sites. Small junipers and oaks partially shade most of the sites and each site has a picnic table. Occupancy of individual campsites is limited to 6 people and 2 tents per site. The RV camping area is a paved parking lot with 13 sites to choose from. RVs and trailers 55 feet in length or longer are prohibited. RV sites are defined by painted lines and numbers on the pavement. There are no hook-ups and there is no dump station. No hose connection for fresh water tanks. RV campsite #21 is wheelchair accessible.
The Dog Canyon Campground is in a secluded, forested canyon on the north side of the park. Due to a slightly higher elevation and protected location beneath steep cliff walls, it remains cooler than Pine Springs campground in the summer and sheltered from strong gusty winds in winter and spring. The campground has 9 tent sites and 4 RV sites (maximum length 23 feet, no hookups, no dump station). Restrooms have sinks and flush toilets, but no showers.
The Frijole Horse Corral Campground is located near the beginning of the Frijole Ranch Road, one mile north of Pine Springs. Just a short distance from the highway, this facility offers corrals, tent pads, pit toilet, and trailer parking for up to two groups of horse users.