Did you know that that 70 percent of New Mexicans live within 40 miles of a State Park? New Mexico has 35 diverse State Parks (28 of which have camping facilities) to explore, including cool lakes, mountain forests, canyons, desert beauty and fascinating historical sites - even dinosaur tracks! New Mexico State Parks offer family-friendly settings, endless recreational opportunities and hundreds of special events and educational programs each year. In 2008 the parks attracted 4.1 million visitors. New Mexico is full of hidden gems and great camping, see some New Mexico Camping ideas here.