State: New Mexico
Address 1: P.O. Box 1064
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 29
Full Hook: Yes
The rugged slopes of the Florida and Little Florida Mountains are the setting for Rockhound State Park. Hiking trails offer access to scenic views of colorful wildflower displays while clear night skies are ablaze with planets and constellations.
Established in 1966, Rockhound State Park consists of the main park and the Spring Canyon Recreation Area. The main park includes a 30-site campground, hiking trails and a visitor center on the west slopes of the Little Florida Mountains. The Spring Canyon Recreation Area is a day-use area located across the valley in the foothills of the Florida Mountains and includes picnic sites and hiking trails.
The parks Thunderegg Trail (1.1 miles) and the Jasper Trail (.5 miles) provide access to spectacular wildflower displays in spring, mild autumn weather, and scenic views year-round. Scattered along the trails and throughout the park are assorted volcanic rocks and silica minerals including quartz, chalcedony, agate, and common opal.
To get to Rockhound State Park from Deming, take N.M. 11 south for five miles, and then go east on N.M. 141 for about nine miles.