Las Cruces, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Aguirre Spring Campground is right in our backyard and offers a sweeping view of the eastern side of the Organ Mountains towards the Tularosa Basin and White Sands National Monument. It’s a perfect site to hone your camping, hiking and equestrian skills in one of BLM’s most popular developed campgrounds in southern New Mexico.
Here’s what you need to know to make your future camping and recreational plans. The access road to the campground is 14 miles east of the I-25/U.S. 70 interchange in Las Cruces, or 1.1 miles east of San Augustine Pass. Daily summer hours are from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The entry gate is closed after 7:30 p.m. to ensure the campground occupants can enjoy a restful camping experience.
With a choice of 57 camping and picnicking sites, two group sites, a horse corral and two recreational trailheads, the campground provides visitors with several options to enjoy the immediate area or venture out to other parts of the BLM Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument for up to 14 days.
The campground access road can accommodate most RV/campers, except for any units longer than 23 feet. Visitors can bring their own firewood for campfires in designated areas, as well as charcoal or gas grills for cooking. However, the cutting and gathering of wood or vegetation for campfires is strictly prohibited.
While dogs are allowed in the campground, visitors are required to have them on a leash at all times and to clean up after them.
Fees for Aguirre Spring Campground are collected at the self-pay station at the entrance, including day-use fees of $5 per vehicle per day, and overnight camping fees of $7 per vehicle/RV/camper per night. However with an annual pass, the day-use fee is free, while the overnight camping fee is reduced to $3.50 per night. The collected fees go to maintain the campground amenities, and BLM advises visitors to bring correct change or a check to cover the fees.
Whether it’s your first or tenth time at Aguirre Spring Campground, BLM thinks you’ll agree that it’s perfect for a summer outing with family and friends. For more information or to purchase an annual pass, visit the BLM Las Cruces District Office at 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005 or call the office at 575-525-4300.