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Rockhound State Park
Rockhound State Park Botanical Graden Rock Hound State Park © regina taylor
Botanical Garden at Visitor Center entering Rock Hound State Park.
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P.O. Box 1064
Deming, New Mexico   88030

Phone: 575-546-6182
Reservations: 877-664-7787
Located on the rugged west slope of the Little Florida Mountains, Rockhound State Park is a favorite for "rockhounds" because of the abundant agates and quartz crystals found there. Hiking trails provide spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
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The hiking trails at the park provide visitors with climbs of varying degrees of difficulty and breathtaking views. Reaching the top, visitors survey the 7,000 foot peaks of the Florida Mountains. Turquoise is mined in the Burro Mountains to the northeast.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 22 Learned so much! by Rita Spiegel
My son and I stayed overnight at Rockhound on the way from Texas to Tucson. The park host, Marilyn, gave us lots of information and advice about the specimens we could look for in the park. Marian, in the Visitors Center answered all our questions. She even suggested a reasonably-priced rock shop to polish up our finds. Rockhound is a unique stop with a great staff and the nicest bathrooms we have seen in a campground!
April 7 have yet to visit here by Sam G.
Hello! In the near future I hope to be traveling through the southwest. On my way to northern Az. May visit the Elephant butte area and hope to visit the Deming area. In the 1980s traveled through and visited a rock shop. Purchased some beautiful green serpentine there which was later lost in a yard sale catastrophe. Hope to spend time collecting here.
October 25 an exciting adventure by dianne dolittle
years ago passing through we stopped and hiked up the big hill and found some geos....i thought that the thundereggs were beautiful and i have a few left in my collection of rocks


To get to Rockhound State Park from Deming, take NM 11 south five miles, and then head east on NM 141 for about nine miles.

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