RV Parks & Campgrounds

Datil Well Campround Campground Public Lands

4.7 Stars 4.7 -  11 Reviews  ¢
(575) 835-0412
Datil, New Mexico


All year

Total: 22

Water, Tents, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Campfire


August 26, 2022 - reviewed by Myrl Fisk Gary Upham
5.0 Stars   $$
What a Great Campground
All improvements are complete. 3 sites have power at the same daily rate as the no power sites. All new vault toilets, most sites have a shade structure with new tables. Several sites at the back of the campground have circular concrete rings for telescopes for viewing the night sky. Nice crushed gravel on the roads and pullouts. A new group site has been built just east and adjoining the campground, the group site has spaces for 6+ rigs. It has 2 large shade covers with tables and firepits under the shade. The 3 miles of trails are well maintained, but the map has little to do with the actual trails. We came for 1 night and spent 2 it was so nice. Verizon barely worked, the visitor's center does have slow internet.

April 22, 2022 - reviewed by Skip Watson
4.0 Stars   $$$$$
Ok. Not Real Impressed
Well kept up and clean. Camp host was awesome. Pit toilets smelled like Dentyne chewing gum. I don't know what disinfectant they use, but I want some! Water and electricity were out of commission and apparently will be for a while. Something about the cistern needing to be replaced (for water). 3 pull through sites; all had electric boxes, but were not turned on. None of the other sites had boxes. A couple of water spigots spread around, but, as I said, no water. Not really much to do there, hence 4 stars. There is a trail that we hiked, but not well marked, and the town is close for a burger or if you need some basic groceries or wifi. No cell service in town or the CG. Interesting history about the cattle drives thru the area, but I wouldn't make a special trip just for that. Takes about 15 minutes to read up on that. Good for a night ... maybe 2. $5, $2.50 with national parks senior pass.

March 11, 2021 - reviewed by Bill
5.0 Stars   
What a wonderful place to come to at he end of a long days drive. Beautiful, quiet and not crowded.

October 25, 2020 - reviewed by Jay n Jen
4.0 Stars   
Enjoyed It
This is the third or fourth time we have stayed here, from a tent all the way to our current 30 ft. TT, and once again we have really enjoyed our stay. Even though there have been some budget cuts, they have done some up grades to the sites and vault toilets. Our favorite NM BLM campground so far. Did go to Pie Town 23 miles down the road for pie.

March 10, 2020 - reviewed by EjP
4.0 Stars   $$$$$
Have to agree with the other comments. Looks like they are starting to upgrade a few sites with electrical hook-ups. 7000’ altitude! Frosty nights!

June 17, 2019 - reviewed by Erin
5.0 Stars   $$$$$
Best BLM campground ever!
Great campground. 22 sites, half are pull-through, most are pretty level and graveled. The CG has been recently graded; backed my rig in and it was already level. The bathrooms are put toilets but are very clean and, as of now, do not smell! Water spigots and bear-resistant trash cans are placed around the campground. The dirt road into the campground is well-maintained and no problem to drive. The sites are varied in size; most should accommodate a 5th wheel or class A. The entire place is super clean. There are also a couple of short (up to 3 miles) hiking trails that start between sites 6 and 8. I usually boondock but for $5 this place can't be beat.

February 17, 2019 - reviewed by Michele
5.0 Stars   
We stayed here in mid-February and were the only ones here. Really nice scenic campground and perfect for boondockers. The facilities were winterized but there were vault toilets. Route 60 has stunning scenery but vast and uninhabited. Be sure to fuel up beforehand!

August 26, 2018 - reviewed by Bryan
5.0 Stars   $$$$$
Great For Boondocking
Nice campground for smaller rigs, water but no electric, nice bathrooms and group area, camp hosts Carlos and Theresa are amazing! All sites have picnic table and fire ring, some tables are covered. We boondocked here for a week, would love to stay longer but 7 days is max. Just FYI, no dump stations within 50 miles, but there is the Eagle Guest Ranch in Datil which has a store, restaurant, gas, motel and RV park.

April 8, 2018 - reviewed by RVellela RVellela
5.0 Stars   $$$$$
Gem Of A Campground
Boondocked four nights here in a 32' TT. No hookups. Very clean vault toilets. Some pull-thrus and back ins. Off the highway down a dirt road, but very navigitable. The hosts, Carlos & Theresa, were extremely hospitable. Not only are they on site to help you, but they check on the whole campground a few times during the day. Extremely Quiet here... and billions of stars! Will stay here again if in the area.

April 2, 2018 - reviewed by Matt
5.0 Stars   $$$$$
Great BLM Campground. Clean, quiet, lots of trees and only 5$. Perfect.

October 6, 2017 - reviewed by Russell P
5.0 Stars   $$$$$
Nice Campground!
Stopped here traveling from Winslow to Cloudcroft in early October. Beautiful weather, very clean, with water and internet at the small shed at the entrance. We were greated by Teresa, and Carlos the camp hosts. They were very friendly, and accommodating! We have a 30 foot class A towing a small vehicle, no issues navigating the site road. Several pull through sites, little tough to level but made it ok. Great BLM site!

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