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Rockhound State Park, Deming

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Rockhound State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Deming. It is named for the abundance of minerals in the area, and visitors can search for quartz crystals, geodes, jasper, perlite, and many other minerals. When the park opened in 1966, it was the first park in the United States to allow collection of rocks and minerals for personal use.
The park consists of two units. The main park is located in the Little Florida Mountains and includes camping areas. The Spring Canyon Recreation Area is located to the southwest in the northern Florida Mountains and is open only for day use.
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  • Stayed 2 nights, but heavy winds kept us from having a fire or camp cooking outside. We improvised by eating in town since we had a small teardrop with outdoor kitchen. Camped on site 12 which we... 
    Stayed 2 nights, but heavy winds kept us from having a fire or camp cooking outside. We improvised by eating in town since we had a small teardrop with outdoor kitchen. Camped on site 12 which we...  more »
  • This place was amazing!! The visitor’s center was interesting and the staff helpful. The hike was not too strenuous and had amazing views. The best part was being able to collect rocks along the way. 
    This place was amazing!! The visitor’s center was interesting and the staff helpful. The hike was not too strenuous and had amazing views. The best part was being able to collect rocks along the way.  more »
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  • It was the best 3 nights at a state park I’ve ever had. The site was large. The camp host were awesome. The bath house was the cleanest I’ve ever seen at a state park. My one and only complaint is that they keep the bath house cold so when you get out of the shower you freeze. The hiking trails were well marked . One of the great things about this park is that you are allowed to take a small amount of rocks out. Needless to say we will be back again
  • Definitely one of my favorite places in Southern New Mexico. The hikes are awesome, if a bit steep. The park grounds are clean, and there's hardly anyone ever there. The canyon is surprisingly full of life and is just beautiful to hike.

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