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Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

El Paso, Texas


6900 Hueco Tanks Rd # 1
El Paso, Texas 79938
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 20
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 31.92708
Longitude: -106.04293

Elevation: 4532' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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26 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This park is definitely not an over-nighter; plan to spend a few days. Must arrive by 5:00 to register and there is a short required conservation film. Watching it, you get a sense not only of the history here, and why the area is considered "sacred ground," but also of the many people who are devoted to caring for it properly. The Interpretive Center also has a few other exhibits worth a look. Most sites are long enough for bigger rigs, and park roads are easy to navigate. Walking the campground, I noticed that several sites slope downward toward the front, so you may need leveling boards. The site we were in was very level, and I noticed a few others that were both level and long enough for a 40' Class A, notably sites 1, 3, 5, and 16. There are probably a few more. All sites are back-in. Only one shower in the bath house but it's spotless. Could use a table or shelf for the shower gear. Park staff were efficient and very friendly; as other reviewers have noted, they are strict about number of visitors per day and where those visitors may go. We stayed three days and had to register each day to let staff know where we were planning to hike. The absolute highlight of our stay was the guided tour of the rock art. Our guide was a volunteer and a Texas Master Naturalist. He was incredibly patient and explained not only Rock Art features but also spoke about plants and animals in the area. He really brought the history to life. If you tour, I think you'd be lucky to have him as your guide. Some tour areas require you to climb up/down rocks, so you need to be somewhat agile. Sleeping was delightful. We were across from the bath house but there were no bright lights. It was quiet and peaceful. In early October, it's cool overnight. We slept with the windows open, and needed a little heat in the morning to break the chill. The beauty of the area is awesome but it's definitely worth delving into the history, too. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15 - mature trees
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

As other reviewers have noted, bring everything you need for your stay. Not only are there no stores or services nearby, the place is so pretty you won't want to waste your time there by running around shopping. El Paso is 15 miles west. Guadalupe National Park is 90 miles east. Take the guided Rock Art tour!!

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We only hiked one day in the park. Most of the area is restricted and requires a guide. This is a favorite location for rock climbers. But we enjoyed the location so much we extended our stay to just rest in comfort and conduct work in our trailer. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This site is known for its pictographs, which require protection.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful CG between El Paso and Guadalupe Mtn NP. About 10 miles off the main road. You need to arrive 1 hour before closing and watch a 10 minute video on the importance of conservation. Hard to argue with that. Small CG with ~20 sites. We stayed in space 17. Spotty cell service. Nice wall of rock boulders on one side of CG. Saw a lot of interesting birds. Water and electric at site, but no Dump station around. Only there for one night, so didn't get a chance to hike the trails. Will definitely come back. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was $16 per night plus $14 per day entrance fee...so netted $30 per night. The park is pretty wonderful. Yes, you must watch a video before entry, but it helps to put it into perspective what the land is all about. We took a guided tour that was only about 1.5 miles round trip. However, we climbed rocks (up to 400 ft in elevation according to the ranger that checked us in) to get to the cave to see some fabulous pictographs. My understanding of 'climbing rocks' was perhaps switch-backing up the mountain.....it wasn't. We actually climbed up rocks that put us in some physically demanding positions. A suggestion might be to outline the need for pretty good physical abilities to make this climb for those who are not familiar with rock climbing. The tour guides were very informative and helpful. There are also self guided tours that have chains/poles to help guide you up/down the mountain, but you kind of miss out on the history of the park without the guides. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you can, take the time to enjoy the history and peace and quiet of the park.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Park is unique as it is limited to how many people may enter each day. You also have mandatory movie to see about the park. To get to the campground you must get out and open a gate. Sits were extremely nice, elec and water at each site. Great views. Park is out a bit from El Paso but you could drive in if needed. Park has many restricted trails that can only be visited with a docent or ranger. Several trails are open to the public. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 279
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 65

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

This is a well maintained State Park and Historic Site, with helpful and friendly staff at check in. Interior roads are paved and big rig access is good. We had a very spacious, paved and level back in site, lots of privacy between the sites, space for our towed, and a lovely covered picnic table. The mountain views all around our motorhome were truly spectacular, and it was very quiet and peaceful day and night. All the bathrooms were very clean. The park has tight security and is very highly regulated. Gates are locked at 6pm and you have to be back in your site by 6pm, well worth it to protect this wonderful and unique Park. Pet friendly with restrictions, they are allowed in the campground but not on trails. Wifi was poor and AT&T marginal. We would stay here again, but it's too far from the main highways to be an overnighter, but perfect for a few days or more. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

It's about 15 miles to food stores and restaurants, so bring all your groceries with you. We took the self guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the rocks and pictographs.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Awesome park! Sites are great, some more open than others. Ours, #17, was tucked back in some trees with a shaded picnic table. Other sites more out in the open had covered picnic tables. Bathrooms very clean, dump station easily accessible. Rock art is some of the best! Guided tours very informative. There is limited admittance to the park due to its sensitive historical significance. Reservations needed for guided tours. Call way in advance. They are popular. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Guided rock art tour, self guided rock art tour, biking, bouldering. Reservations a must!

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Review Count: 144
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Highly regulated, small state park with ancient pictographs that need strict protection. Reservations are a must for the campground and for the tours. Nevertheless, all of the rules are worth the trouble so you can take the tours and see the pictographs. Campground sites are all back-in. Our site was paved, narrow and fairly short. However, it had 50 amp power and although it did not have sewer, the dump station was nearby. The place is unique and worth seeing. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring everything you need. There is no camp store, food service, etc. nearby. Gates are locked at 6 PM.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Went here to camp among it unique rock formations and history. I was not dissapointed. Campsites are at the base of a rock monolith maybe 700' high. Level blacktop with elec and water. Dump site available. Tightest security I have experienced. This is due to vandalism to the ancient native rock art and 19th century cowboy inscriptions. This is a sacred site to several native tribes and is needed for preservation. There are self guided and ranger guided walks. Only 70 visitors allowed a day. Lots of rock climbers. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Road and campsite are gated at sunset

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Sites were nice, level, with concrete, electric and water. Very clean restrooms with hot showers. Our site was in trees. Sites were along some of the granite boulders. Very scenic and peaceful. Gates close at 6 PM, but no need to go anywhere, as area is so pretty. Other reviews mentioned climbing, walking, biking area. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Guided tours, but need to sign up in advance, so we did not go. Introductory video and volunteer were very helpful. Good stop between El Paso and Guadalupe Mountains NP. Good road.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Loved this park, only stayed one night but wished we could have stayed longer. Hope to return some day. Park orientation film & dissertation mandatory before exploring, can see why its necessary due to previous vandalism to sacred Indian property & delicate environment. Enjoyed climbing the rocks & searching for pictographs & tanks. Beautiful setting at campsites. Park gates close at 6PM & campers cannot get in or out till morning, presumably for security reasons due to close proximity to Mexican border. Felt safe here. Great place to visit, even for a day trip. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Rock climbing, hiking, biking.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Gorgeous setting. World class bouldering. Heated restrooms with hot showers. Elec and water at sites.

Very tight regulation because it is sacred Native American land. We are lucky to be allowed on site at all after the desecration that has occurred in past.

The Texas authorities now in charge are extremely clear about the tight regulation, and you can't possibly get a reservation or get into the park without being made aware of the requirements.

Gate locks at 6 each night, and you cannot come and go after that. We will be back (-: We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 53

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We were in 50A site #15. Best site for shade in camping loop. Highly recommend. The rocks, climbing and hiking are outstanding. They have very specific rules for park use. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 79

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

$16 per night was for a level asphalt 50-amp electric and water site. We did have the TX Parks Pass we purchased for $70 (it allows access to all 90 TX state parks) last year-otherwise it's $16 per night plus a $7 per person daily entry fee. They allow a maximum of three nights' stay but they will extend it for up to another three nights on your last morning, space permitting. Sites are generous with a covered picnic table and surrounded by heavy desert vegetation. No wood or charcoal fires are allowed but propane grills are OK. Many types of birds were flitting about. All sites had a 360° view of the surrounding desert and mountains. All the facilities were in great condition. The main attraction is Hueco Tanks which are mountains that are great for free climbing-if you're into that. There are walking trails that are accessed along the perimeter of the campground and permits must be obtained for either walking or climbing. Some areas of the park can only be accessed with a guide. The park is gated and no one is allowed in or out after 6 p.m. (except for emergencies). A 15-minute orientation video must be viewed before being allowed to set up on a site. This campground is located about 12 miles east of the outskirts of El Paso where every amenity is available. The park does have public Wi-Fi access but it was slow at times. AT&T service was two bars of 3G but receiving calls was spotty. Verizon coverage was three bars of 4G LTE. We received all the major networks and several other OTA TV stations. There were also many radio stations. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

A beautiful state park and campground. Clean bathroom and showers. You have to call a special number to get a reservation. We camped at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.

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