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LOWER FIR GROUP AREA, NM

Lower Fir Group Area is a high-energy and highly popular group campground in the Sacramento Mountain area. The site is set away from public roads, so that outside noise is non-existent, leaving only the sweet sounds of rustling aspen leaves. The campground sits within the Lincoln...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Call (575) 682-7570 or (575) 443-4067 prior to arrival to get the lock combination.
  • There is no public phone.
  • There is no water at this site; water may be obtained at Deerhead Campground until Labor Day.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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LOWF GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC 70 35 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Lower Fir Group Area is a high-energy and highly popular group campground in the Sacramento Mountain area. The site is set away from public roads, so that outside noise is non-existent, leaving only the sweet sounds of rustling aspen leaves.

The campground sits within the Lincoln National Forest, which spans 1.1 million acres of undisturbed landscape. Spend your days exploring the mountain trails, or head west for a day trip to White Sands National Monument, the world's largest dune field of pure, white gypsum sand. Bring your camera and binoculars for the chance to observe wild elk, deer, birds, and even an occasional black bear.

Natural Features:

Lower Fir Group sits at a high elevation of 9,000 ft., providing visitors with dramatic views of the Tularosa Basin and lush mountain meadows surrounded by pine, fir, aspen and oak trees.

Recreation:

An open meadow, ideal for activities like volleyball or horseshoes, is adjacent to the campground. The Rim Trail is a short hike or drive away, offering epic views, rocky inclines, and switchbacks for adventurous mountain bikers, hikers, and horse-back riders. A few miles south, the same trail opens up to motorcyclists as well.

Facilities:

This is one of the only group sites with water access. Lower Fir comfortably fits groups as large as 70, and it's connected to Upper Fir Group, and even larger facility accommodating up to 120 visitors.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is a mile from the village of Cloudcroft, a quaint mountain town with New Mexico's only standing railroad trestle. Trails for ATVs are near the area, too.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 20 2014 - Wed Sep 16 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 09 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Thu Oct 01 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Grills
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water (Seasonal)
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Group Standard Area Non-Electric:
1 to 30 people $95/night
31 to 70 people $120/night

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 09 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Oct 01 2015
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.96694, -105.71889
32°58'1"N, 105°43'8"W

From Alamogordo take US 82 east, go 17 miles, just past Cloudcroft. Turn left (northwest) onto NM 244. Go approximately 1 mile. Turn right onto Forest Road 422. Go approximately 1/4 mile. Campground is on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LOWER FIR GROUP AREA
PO BOX 836
CLOUDCROFT  NM  88317

Phone Number:

Information:  (575)682-7570