NOTICE: A new water system is being constructed at VOF, therefore beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, overnight camping will not be available until construction is completed sometime in December 2016. The area will be open for Day Use only during this time. Water will not be available. Vault toilets are available. We will update the website when camping and water are again available. Please contact the Valley of Fires Recreation Area visitor center at (575) 648-2241 for more information. For additional camping areas, please click here.
The BLM has approved a plan to protect two rare species of wildlife in southeastern New Mexico and enhance their habitat on public lands. The BLM will adopt major elements of a conservation strategy for the lesser prairie-chicken and sand dune lizard and add measures to increase habitat protection for them.