Ruidoso camping guide

Camp out in the beautiful Sacramento Mountains and sleep under the stars in pine scented air. Choose from rustic forest service sites, remote wilderness camping or full service RV resorts with tent sites. Enjoy all the amenities Ruidoso has to offer plus biking and hiking trails, lakes, and much more.


Valley of Fires Recreation Area

From a distance, Valley of Fires appears as barren rock but when you walk through the nature trail there are many varieties of flowers, cactus, trees and bushes typical of the Chihuahuan desert. Animals include bats, roadrunners, quail, cottontails, mule deer, barberry sheep, and lizards.

Tips for Camping with Kids

Ask anyone about their most vivid childhood memories and if they went camping with their families, it's those memories that often rise to the surface. Do you like the idea of camping but find it too daunting after putting in long work days, school activities, and all of the necessities of life?

Useful Planning Information for Camping in Ruidoso

  • Call ahead to reserve your RV or camp site. Space is limited and campgrounds can fill quickly.

  • Campfires and grills may be prohibited during very dry weather. See our municipal site for the most recent fire restrictions.

  • No time to plan a camping trip? Ruidoso has a range of accommodations to suit all budgets.