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SLIDE GROUP AREA, NM

Just two miles from the village of Cloudcroft is this idyllic campground accommodating groups up to 90 visitors. Take advantage of the views of the Tularosa Basin or bask in the sun on the wildflower-dusted mountain meadow. A network of trails surround the campground, where you can...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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SLID GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 90 35
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Just two miles from the village of Cloudcroft is this idyllic campground accommodating groups up to 90 visitors. Take advantage of the views of the Tularosa Basin or bask in the sun on the wildflower-dusted mountain meadow. A network of trails surround the campground, where you can look for deer, elk, and many types of birds. The region is part of the 1.1 million acres of Lincoln National Forest, where the original Smokey Bear was rescued as a cub from a forest fire.

There's no shortage of beauty in the area, with expansive blue skies, clear nights for stargazing, and hikes to several peaks and overlooks. Attractions in the vicinity include White Sands National Monument, the Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, and the Sunspot Museum - home to the national solar observatory.

Natural Features:

The campground is located on the rim of the Sacramento Mountains with a view of the Tularosa Basin. Mixed evergreen and aspens surround the 9,000 ft. elevation site.

Recreation:

Slide Group Area backs into the Rim Trail, offering epic views, rocky hills, and switchbacks. Head north on the trail for mountain biking, hiking, and horse-back riding. Head south for the part of the trail that allows motorcycles. An open meadow, perfect for sports like volleyball, corn hole, or football, is connected to the campsite.

Facilities:

The picturesque overlook and convenient road access are unique, convenient features of this group site. Parking can accommodate approximately 12 trailers or 50 automobiles.

Nearby Attractions:

Drive along the Sunspot Scenic Byway to catch phenomenal views of the Tularosa Basin, White Sands National Monument, and colorful desert sunsets. Cloudcroft, a quaint mountain village nearby, is also worth a visit.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 26 2014 - Tue Sep 22 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 16 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Thu Oct 01 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Grills
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
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 Non-Electric:
1 to 40 people $95/night
41 to 90 people $120/night

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 16 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Oct 01 2015
GROUP STANDARD 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):
32.78972, -105.82028
32°47'23"N, 105°49'13"W

Located in southeast New Mexico, Slide Group Area is approximately 20 miles east of Alamogordo. From Alamogordo, take Highway 82 east 16 miles. Just before Cloudcroft, turn right (south) on Highway 130, go approximatley 2 miles. Turn right (west) on NM 6563, the Sunspot Highway Go approximately 1/4 miles. Slide Group Area is on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SLIDE GROUP AREA
PO BOX 836
CLOUDCROFT  NM  88317

Phone Number:

Information:  (575)682-7570