Pancho Villa State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Mexico

Pancho Villa State Park

is located on the New Mexico/Mexico border. This park is located where Pancho Villa's division of Mexican soldiers attacked United States troops stationed at Columbus, New Mexico, on March 9, 1916. While at this state park, you can visit the museum to learn more about the events that ended in a full-fledged scrimmage with Villa’s troops being captured. The U.S. Customs House used at the time of the raid serves as the park’s headquarters building. Spend some time outside here watching for the many species of birds drawn to this park in the Chihuahua Desert because of the use of irrigation in the area. This park is located about 232 miles from Albuquerque, 32 miles from Deming and 65 miles from Playas Hachita, New Mexico.

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Weather
Spring 46–80 F
Summer 56–96 F
Fall 54–84 F
Winter 32–61 F
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Nearby Cities
Deming, NM
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Pancho Villa State Park

You can spend as long as possible exploring the museum and birdwatching at this state park by bringing your RV. If you do not have one, then rent an RV via RVshare, which offers a full selection of RV rentals.

Pancho Villa State Park Campground

This open desert campground that's located near the park’s xeriscape garden features a playground that children will love. Rates start at $8 per night.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Museum, playground, dump station

Rockhound State Park

Located on the slopes of the Little Florida Mountains, Rockhound State Park has 29 campsites. Rates start at about $10 at this campground that offers primitive and full-hookup sites, and you are encouraged to take up to 15 pounds of rocks home with you.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Free rocks, swimming beach, biking and hiking trails

LoW-HI RV Resort

Nestled between the Floridian Mountains and Cooke Mountain, this ranch campground is a favorite of many campers who like to go rock hunting. Rates start at about $15 per night at this campground with a labyrinth, xeriscape gardens and a dog run.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Restaurant, nature trail, two dog runs, laundry room, rec hall, dump station, fire pit

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What to Do at
Pancho Villa State Park

Inside Pancho Villa State Park

Most people come to Pancho Villa State Park to learn more about the military conflict between Mexico and the United States that took place here by visiting the museum. You may also enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery with the Little Florida Mountains in the background. Spend time strolling through the xeriscape garden. Children enjoy playing on the playground.

Outside Pancho Villa State Park

This area is extremely remote, but you will still find many fantastic things to do. Like the historical Butterfield Trail and the former site of Fort Cummings, many nearby places are favorites with ATV riders. You can also find great places nearby to shop and dine.

Restaurants

Borderland Café

Stop at this neighborhood café for chicken baskets, gyros, tacos, burgers and other favorites.

Type: Diner

Location: 315 Highway 9 W., Columbus, NM 88029

Irma’s

Expect to be greeted warmly by the owner as soon as you enter this restaurant. You can enjoy her enchiladas, vegetable tacos, or chicken soup, depending on the weather.

Type: Diner

Location: 204 Lima St., Columbus, NM 88029

Elisa’s House of Pies and Restaurant

This restaurant makes over 186 different pies, so come in to see what kinds they are serving on any given day. Enjoy the daily specials, like barbecue ribs or hamburger steaks.

Type: Diner

Location: 208½ S. Silver Ave., Deming, NM 88030

Forghedaboudit Southwest Italian Cuisine

This small restaurant has won the International Pizza Expo twice and the International Wing Festival, so you will not want to miss the opportunity to eat their pizza and wings.

Type: Italian

Location: 115 N. Silver Ave., Deming, NM 88030

Marie’s Italian Grill

This dining establishment is located in a bank building that was built in the 1800s, and Marie is a second-generation restaurant owner. She traces her family’s roots back to Palermo, Sicily.

Type: Italian

Location: 110 S. Silver Ave., Deming, NM 88030

Shopping

Trina’s Rock Shop

Find rock slabs, new and used lapidary equipment, lapidary supplies, handmade jewelry and gifts made from local rocks at this shop.

Location: 1812 Columbus Rd., Deming, NM 88030

Black Hat Trading

Get rocks, jewelry and beads at this store that also teaches silversmithing and beading classes. You can also get your favorite necklaces, earrings and rings repaired.

Location: 2785 Silver City Highway NW, Deming, NM 88030

Stitch Concepts LLC

The hole in your RV’s upholstery is not a problem for this shop to repair since it has fixed upholstery issues for other customers since 1996.

Location: 304 E. Hemlock St., Deming, NM 88030

Rio Mimbres Pro Shop

Find the latest golf gear at this pro shop, where Pro James Williams will be glad to help you make good selections and give you a few pointers to improve your game.

Location: 2500 E. Pine St., Deming, NM 88030

San Jose Grocery Store

Stock up on all the food supplies that you forgot to pack at this grocery store.

Location: 401 E. Jesus Carreon Ave., Columbus, NM 88029

Sightseeing

Rockhound State Park

You can collect up to 15 pounds of rocks to take home at this 1,100-acre state park.

Location: 9880 Stirrup Road SE, Deming, NM 88030

Deming Luna Mimbres Museum

See exhibits in the Old National Guard Armory building and two other buildings at this site. The exhibits highlight the everyday lives of people who call the Mimbres Valley home.

Location: 301 S. Silver Ave., Deming, NM 88030

City of Rocks State Park

Head to this scenic park to see the fantastic volcanic rock formations, and you can also ride your mountain bike on over five miles of paths.

Location: 327 Highway 61, Faywood, NM 88034

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

You can partake in photography, go hiking, ride horses or mountain bikes, camp and view wildlife at this site with several different types of habitats, including an extinct volcano, a ponderosa forest and a narrow canyonland.

Location: 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005

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How to Get to
Pancho Villa State Park

This park is easily accessible from Interstate 10. Get off at the Deming, New Mexico, exit and head south on New Mexico 11 South. In Columbus, New Mexico, turn right on New Mexico 9 West. Continue for about a mile, and the park will be on your left.

Entering Pancho Villa State Park

The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for day use.

Per person : $5

Walk or bike into the park : $0

Pancho Villa State Park is a fantastic place to visit if you love history. You will like this isolated location at the edge of a small community. If you have visited here, then share your experiences on your social media feed. Be sure to tag RVshare.com because we love hearing about people’s adventures at state and national parks. If you're not on social media or just prefer email, you may also send your stories and photos to [email protected]