New Mexico

Learn about camping and boondocking in New Mexico

Rules for Using Rest Areas in New Mexico

This is the law that establishes the maximum time limit of 24 hours for staying in a rest area in New Mexico.

New Mexico Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of New Mexico that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking...

A Guide to Boondocking in New Mexico

Boondocking in New Mexico! Boondocking in New Mexico is popular due to the abundance of federal recreation lands with six different national forest and a national grassland. There is also plenty of BLM land to go around, including a couple of national wildlife refuges that offer camping. Many of the indian casinos will allow multiple-night parking. New Mexico Boondocking Map This New Mexico Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] ... Read more

New Mexico Rest Area Map

Presented below is a New Mexico Rest Area Map created from data published by the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Click on a map marker to see more details...

New Mexico Rest Area Rules

Is overnight parking permitted at New Mexico rest areas? Are you allowed to sleep in your vehicle at a New Mexico rest area? How many hours can you stay at a New Mexico rest area? Is camping allowed at New Mexico rest areas?

Camping on New Mexico State Trust Lands

The New Mexico State Land Office does not permit "recreational camping" on its trust lands. But, it does support camping for hunting purposes, in limited areas.