Aguirre Spring Recreation Area and Campground
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.
The Aguirre Spring Recreation Area and Campground is located on the east side of Organ Mountains, east of Las Cruces in Dona Ana County. Take U.S. 70 for 14 miles east of the I-25/U.S. 70 interchange in Las Cruces, then turn south on the Aguirre Spring Road (1.1 miles after San Augustine Pass) for six miles. At mile 4 the road becomes a one-way loop and climbs steeply.
Day use is $5 per vehicle and $15 per bus.Camping fees are $7 per campsite.Group sites are $50. Group site reservations are required.
Aguirre Spring Campground includes 55 individual campsites that are at a first come, first served basis. There are two group sites that can be reserved for $50 each. Please call for reservations. The campground includes pit toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, as well as the Baylor Canyon and Pine Tree Trailheads. Water is only available at the entrance to the campground by the Camp Host Site area.