Aguirre Spring Recreation Area and Campground

Near Las Cruces, New Mexico

Aguirre Spring Recreation Area and Campground does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The high wall, needle-like spires of the Organ Mountains curve dramatically around a semicircle of Chihuahuan Desert habitat at the Aguirre Spring Campground. The campground, nestled at the base of spectacular cliffs, overlooks the Tularosa Basin and White Sands National Park. Alligator juniper, gray oak, mountain mahogany and sotol are a few of the abundant plant species here. Seasonal springs and streams occur in the canyon bottoms, with a few perennial springs that support riparian habitats.

Entrance Gate Hours (change with Daylight Savings Time)
Winter Hours (Nov - March): 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (March - Nov): 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The campground has a total of 55 sites that are available at a first come, first served basis, and two group sites that can be reserved by calling 575-525-4300.
Water is only available at the entrance of the recreation site by the Camp Host Site. RVs can camp in the campground but should be aware that the road up to the campground becomes narrow and winding. Due to safety precautions for vehicles, the recommended max length for RVs is 23 feet.
All sites have a shade shelter, picnic table, grill and tent pad.