Edge of the Plateau Outside of Alamogordo

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Discover a compact primitive flat spot nestled along a discreet stretch of forest road within Lincoln National Forest, just a short drive from Alamogordo, New Mexico. Positioned at a high elevation along a ridge, this campsite rests on a high-desert plateau featuring low vegetation, exposing it to the elements. Despite its exposure, the site compensates with good cell service and sweeping views, making it an ideal location for connectivity and scenic beauty.

Enjoy a fantastic view of the sky, enhancing satellite connectivity possibilities, with ample space available for one or two vehicles. Observe remnants of an old stone fire ring, adding a touch of rustic charm to the surroundings. The gated forest road, a short and lightly trafficked spur, ensures optimal safety and privacy. Access is granted by a public metal gate, creating an additional layer of security.

For optimal accessibility, consider utilizing stock four-wheel-drive vehicles. This recommended campsite, due to its close proximity to Alamogordo, offers a convenient outdoor retreat just a short distance from town. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Lincoln National Forest at this highly recommended spot for a memorable camping experience.

Always tread lightly, leave no trace, respect the wishes of landowners, and leave campsites cleaner than you found them. Be the very best steward of our public spaces that you can possibly be so that they remain public.

Status – OPEN

We’ve been here in-person, but it might have been a while. To our knowledge, this spot is currently open and accessible, but that can easily change, so always have a back-up plan!

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