Guadalupe Mountains National Park


3.33 out of 5
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Coral Reefs • Fossils/Dinosaurs • Mountains •
Contact: National Park Service (
Posted by: Jeff Barber on November 19, 2005
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    Camping • Hiking • Horseback Riding • Wilderness Area • Wildlife Viewing •

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    Reviews of Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    Reviewed by KatNipp on December 29, 2014

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    Stayed 1 night at Pine Canyon in a pop-up camper. The park itself is nice, but the RV section is horrible. It is literally a paved parking lot with striped parking spaces and no amenities. It was fine for a night passing through - a chance to see the park and close enough to Carlsbad. There was only 1 other person in the RV section, and they were sleeping in the bed of their truck.

    Even in July it was cool enough to sleep comfortably due to the elevation and breeze. We ended up parking our pop-up sideways in the space so we had a decent view out the windows and somewhat of a nature view. We opened up all the windows to screens and slept great.

    The staff were friendly and helpful.
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    Reviewed by Treeman on July 10, 2011

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    Great Park and staff for tent camping. If you are RVing you will be disappointed. The RV section is just a parking lot for dry camping.

    The Pine Spring campground is $8 and is first come first served. Drinking water at the restroom, no showers, but they have a dish washing sink outside. The Dog Canyon campground will always accomodate any campers willing to make the (long) drive. The backpacking trails are well maintained but include a lot of elevation gain to reach the camp sites. All sites are windy so bring a good tent with ample abiity to stake it down.
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    Reviewed by Jeff Barber on March 11, 2006

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    Primative backcountry sites but very level and secluded. The hike up to Pine Top and other backcountry sites is strenuous, about 2,500 feet of climbing but well worth it. Windy at times, be sure to pick a less exposed campground when wind is in the forecast (avoid Guadalupe Peak CG during these times). Great scenery, a real gem!
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