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6 Best Ruidoso RV Parks and Campgrounds for Your New Mexico Camping Trip

High in the Rocky Mountains in New Mexico is the village of Ruidoso. RV parks in Ruidoso are open all year, so you won’t have any trouble finding a place to stay during your adventures. You can hit the slopes, catch a horse race, or ride some of the best mountain biking trails. Ruidoso offers almost everything, and you’ll have no problem filling your schedule with exciting activities for everyone in your crew.

You’ll want to spend several days relaxing and exploring this area. We’ve found six of the best Ruidoso RV parks that you should check out for your next adventure!

Couple walking down street together in Ruidoso
Head to Ruidoso, New Mexico for some amazing camping fun!

Visit Ruidoso, New Mexico, in the Sierra Blanca Mountains

Ruidoso is a mountain resort town in the southeastern region of New Mexico. The epic ski resort and world-renowned quarter horse race attract visitors from all over the world. A small stream that winds through the city is where the town receives its name Rio Ruidoso, which is Spanish for “Noisy River.”

The cold winters and warm summers make this area an adventure seeker’s paradise. Warm summer temperatures are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. However, the cooler winter months and higher elevations can provide the perfect snow for skiing and snowboarding. This year-round adventure paradise offers something for everyone and has visitors coming back year after year.

Pro Tip: While in New Mexico, check out the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. It’s one of our top recommendations for Unique Events You Should Add to Your RV Travel Calendar.

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The 6 Best Ruidoso RV Parks and Campgrounds for Your New Mexico Camping Trip

With so much to offer, you’ll want several days to take in Ruidoso and the surrounding area. Let’s look at where we think you should call home during your stay!

Riverside RV Park

About: Riverside RV Park is a quaint Ruidoso RV Park open year-round. However, it’s only open to guests 21 years and older from May 1 through October 31. For the rest of the year, families can enjoy this beautiful campground with exceptional staff and views.

Grab your fishing license and gear because the park sits right on the Rio Ruidoso. While one side borders the river, the other side backs up a mountain. The park has a 3-night minimum for weekend stays and a 2-night minimum for weekday stays. 

Amenities: The park offers various sites, some of which back up to the Rio Ruidoso River. You’ll enjoy full hookups, including WiFi, water, sewer, and electricity. You can stay connected to almost everything! The park has a mix of 30 and 50 amp sites. There are no pull-through or tent sites, though.

You can enjoy a meal and meet your fellow campers at the patio and grilling area or take care of the laundry at the on-site coin-operated laundry room.

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Midtown Mountain Campground and RV Park

About: Midtown Mountain Campground and RV Park is a short walk along the river to the heart of Ruidoso’s shopping district. The park has everything you need for a short or long-term stay. Sites are more extensive than what you might find at other campgrounds, so don’t worry about having space to maneuver your big rig into one of their sites.

Management does a fantastic job of keeping this place clean as a whistle and running like a top. Sites go fast, especially on the weekends and holidays. If you can snag a spot at any campground in the area, Midtown Mountain Campground and RV Park is one of the best!

Amenities: The park offers full hook-up sites, lightning-fast internet, and over 100 pine trees on its two acres. Management lives on-site and does a fantastic job of keeping up with guests’ needs.

Go for a walk on their hiking trails and let your four-legged friends run at Mojo’s Little Dog Park. You can sweat in the fitness center or relax in the dry sauna. The park also offers a pavilion with kitchen amenities to help you prepare delicious meals during your stay.

Video of Midtown Mountain Campground & RV Park, NM from Milagros B.

Rainbow Lake Cabin and RV

About: Rainbow Lake Cabin and RV offers 27 cabin rentals and 49 RV sites. It’s a short walk to Ruidoso’s historic downtown district and several fantastic restaurants. This is also the closest RV park to the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino. However, you won’t be taking a gamble when you book a site here. It has plenty of mature trees for shade and a beautiful pond.

Amenities: Rainbow Lake Cabin and RV has two showers for RV guests. There’s a gift shop with standard RV gear on-site if you run low on supplies. There is also a laundry facility. The park is pet-friendly, but all pets must be on a leash.

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RV Resort of Ruidoso

About: RV Resort of Ruidoso is owned by a local who fell in love with the area and chose to stay. The park sits at the southern point of Ruidoso and is only a few minutes from the historic downtown area and Ruidoso Downs.

Whether you’re looking for a short or long-term visit, this RV park in Ruidoso is a great place to call home. It is a seasonal park that operates from May through mid-October. Ensure you plan well in advance if you’re hoping to snag a spot on a weekend or holiday!

Amenities: One of the best campgrounds, this park offers crystal clear cable. Sites are full hook-ups, and high-speed internet is available throughout the park.

Sites are terraced into the hillside and provide excellent views of the surrounding area and offer plenty of space for big rigs. Your furry friends will enjoy their time at the puppy park too.

Rainbow Lake Cabin and RV Resort Ruidoso New Mexico

Seeping Springs Trout Lake and RV Park

About: If you’re looking for a well-shaded park with ample fruit, poplar, and cottonwood trees, Seeping Springs Trout Lake and RV Park is for you! You may even get lucky and have a campsite that backs up to their duck pond.

The park offers sections for guests 55+ that are more spacious and provide more privacy. The campground is a mixture of daily, weekly, and monthly rentals but has a wonderful community of campers.

Amenities: This RV park has a 0.5-acre lake stocked with rainbow trout. The campground provides everything you need to catch dinner for the night. This is the perfect spot for young children to snag their first catch. If you visit from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can take one of their pedal boats out for a spin around the pond.

You’ll find 50 spaces with full hookups with access to TV and WiFi. They have 15 pull-through sites and 17 back-in sites that border the duck pond. Whether you’re looking for a place with privacy or more space, you can stay comfortably here!

Twin Spruce RV Park & Campground

About: Twins Spruce RV Park & Campground is a massive Ruidoso RV park with more than 100 campsites. You’ll find various sites, including plenty of pull-thru spaces. The trees provide generous privacy. The park is easy to access right off I-70, and the staff goes above and beyond to ensure you have a comfortable stay no matter how long you’re visiting.

Amenities: Twin Spruce RV Park & Campground offers full laundry facilities, clean restrooms with showers, and a swimming pool open from June until August. There’s a pet path and playing area for your pets to run off some energy. They even have propane available to keep you warm during the winter months.

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Things to Do Around Ruidoso During Your Stay

Ruidoso and the surrounding area are full of exciting things to do. It’s an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with no shortage of hiking, fishing, and skiing opportunities. Guests test their luck at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino, which is a 45,000-square-foot casino with table games and slot machines.

If you’re looking for a bit more adventure, Ski Apache has plenty to offer no matter the season. The resort has some of the best runs for snowboarding and skiing in the wintertime. However, the mountain offers biking and hiking adventures for all ages during the summer months.

Snowy mountain in Ruidoso
For ski lovers, Ruidoso, New Mexico, is the perfect spot to spend the colder months.

If you’re more into the arts, Ruidoso has options for entertainment as well. The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts offers entertaining musical and dramatic performances.

If you want to glimpse what life was like for settlers venturing west, The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon and Western Show is a must. You’ll find photo opportunities, pony rides, cattle roping, and even gold panning. You might strike it rich with gold! 

Make the Most out of Your Ruidoso RV Park Stay

If you’re looking for an exciting place to visit and make some memories, Ruidoso is a great option. Whether you’re looking to relax or work up a sweat, you’ll have no trouble filling your schedule. You may even need to come back next year to experience all that Ruidoso offers. It’s a premier New Mexico destination we think is worth visiting.

Are you adding Ruidoso to your travel itinerary? Let us know in the comments!

Lake in Ruidoso
Whether you like hiking, fishing, skiing or more, Ruidoso has something for everyone.

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Sunday 13th of August 2023

We go for at least two weeks a year to cool off for July or August heat in Oklahoma. Stayed at 3 of your choices. Beautiful town, wildlife is abundant and lots to do. Even if you don’t RV, lots of cabins to choose from.

Steve H

Friday 26th of May 2023

I-70 doesn't even go through NM, much less Ruidoso. I-70 goes through Colorado, US 70 goes through Ruidoso.


Thursday 26th of May 2022

Ruidoso battled a HUGE forest fire March/April 2022 of which parts of the town was affected. Please research this before you add Ruidoso to your itinerary. I understand the clean up stage continues.