RV Camping in New Mexico – Exploring In and Around Silver City, NM

Not long ago I was asked if there was anything special about living in New Mexico. My answer: "Yes!" There are so many things that make this state unique and beautiful. One of the most important aspects of life here is its people. They're friendly, welcoming, and always willing to help out a stranger or friend.

It's exactly these qualities that have been so well adopted by the new owners at Manzano's RV Park in Silver City, NM. And it's these qualities, as well as everything else below (which is not even scratching the surface of the diamonds that are Manzano's and Silver City in general!), which is what makes this RV Park such a strong recommendation for anyone looking for an RV Campground in southern New Mexico.

It's easy to get caught up in all the beauty around you in New Mexico... make sure you don't forget to stop and take time to appreciate it. And if you need a place to stay while you take it all in, Manzano's RV Park is as good as it gets.

With so many spectacular options to choose from when visiting the Land of Enchantment, it's hard to know where to begin. But since we're talking about Silver City in southern New Mexico, let's talk about this town some of your options in this part of the state.

Silver City is located in the foothills of the Pinos Altos Mountains, and it is just east of the Continental Divide. The area has a high rating from Norman Ford, who gave Silver City a high rating due to climate, elevation, terrain and lack of urban stress. Silver city lies at center of an outdoor recreation paradise and is a gateway to Gila National Forest.

Silver City is a wonderful place for outdoor enthusiasts. The region has beautiful views of the mountains, clear air, low humidity, and four gentle seasons. In the winter, there's an average temperature of 54 degrees with plenty of days in the 80s to participate in outdoor activities. Most of the summer is in the 70s and pleasant with temperatures that provide perfect conditions for day and evening activities. The rain/snow precipitation is over 14 inches per year on average, with sun shining more than 300 days per year and at least 174 growing days per year.

Silver City is a Historic Western Town with charm and character. It was built during the silver boom of the 1870s. The town was thriving and quickly became the capital for Grant County. It also got to be known for its Wild West history with lawless cowboys, gold and silver bandits, and outlaws. It is also where Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch hung out from time to time.

With the end of the silver boom, Silver City's population continued to grow as people stayed in the town.

Today the town of Silver City, New Mexico is a bustling little western town with many different things to offer its citizens and visitors. There are tree-lined streets with homes from the past, a bustling downtown center, and it also has mining, ranching, tourism, and Western New Mexico University.

The town has been listed in two books that rank the best small towns in America, making it an ideal place to visit for those looking to escape big city life without giving up all of their amenities. Silver City has plenty of options from museums, galleries, and shops for visitors who want more than just the typical tourist attractions on their vacation. It's also located near national forests and historic sites like Ghost Ranch - home to many famous artists over the years including Georgia O'Keefe! If you're ready for some adventure or relaxation right now, be sure not miss out on this scenic western town.

The Downtown Silver City is an example of a quintessential small town. This area offers a lively and vibrant atmosphere that is perfect for those looking for a hometown feel. The tallest building in Downtown Silver City stands at three floors and on nice days every shop has their door propped open to let in the breeze. It's easy to spend the day wandering from shop to shop, discovering this small town and its culture.

Downtown Silver City is a great place to hang out with friends or work on your laptop. There are coffee shops everywhere, and you can find the type of atmosphere that helps you get your day going just the way you want it. If you like to stay there for a little while, there are some great places to stay with really good coffee. Check out The Tranquil Buzz Javalina or the Jumping Cactus.

The Big Ditch Park is a beautiful park that features a lovely way to enjoy nature in the middle of downtown. The park's entrance next to Adobe Springs Cafe, across from 7th Street, is decorated with lights that make visitors feel welcome. There are also public parking and restrooms available.

The Silver City Museum is a Victorian mansion that was built in 1881. It's the former home of H.B Ailman and now houses permanent exhibits, rotating exhibits, an archive of early photographs, as well as ancient Mimbres and Casas Grandes Indian pottery and artifacts.

The Big Ditch Park

Ailman did quite well in one of the silver mines in the 1870s and then used his new found wealth to build his mansion downtown. The house switched owners many times over the years, but eventually ended up in disrepair and was eventually restored by the city in 1967. When it became a museum, people were able to explore how the town began through over 40,000 historical photographs and objects.

The museum also has rooms from the house to explore including various bedrooms with furnishings dating back to 1880s. If you're looking for something different or have kids who are interested in history exploring this type of setting might be a great idea!

Silver City, NM - All This and More Within (and Not From From), Manzano's RV Park

We haven't even begun to touch on the many wondering things to do within a short drive of Silver City, NM. For example, for national parks you could check out the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, or state parks such as City of Rocks State Park with plenty of hiking trails, knowing you're returning to a friendly, comfortable RV Park at the end of the day.

Manzano's RV Park is an ideal spot to stop with your RV and explore all of this area has to offer! Manzano's RV park features acres of gorgeous scenery with various sized lots you can choose from as well as full hookups ranging from 30 amp to 50 amp depending on what kind of recreational vehicle you have. If you're looking for something different during your next vacation or business trip be sure not miss stopping by this scenic and hospitable location!

Manzano's is Among the Top Rated RV Parks I've Encountered

When it comes to RV camping in New Mexico, Manzano's in among my favorite RV Parks I've had the pleasure of staying in - in New Mexico or really anywhere of the many USA RV Park / campgrounds I've stayed at over the years. I was lucky enough to find it after a trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (which was super cool, but another story for another time).

Manzano's is a very friendly park and one of the most peaceful campgrounds I've camped in. They offer 25 large RV sites, including 14 pull through sites, all of which have picnic tables. It's a convenient location that puts you away from the highway, but not far from town. Traveling with my fur-buddy, they don't (yet) have a designated dog park, but they're extremely pet friendly and there are plenty of dog walking areas, so it's not really an issue. It's a quality park and I appreciated the modern laundry facilities on site. I took advantage of the free Wi-Fi which was available throughout the park. I'm glad they have it - sometimes it's just nice to log on and check your email to keep up with the world!

If you're coming from out of town and looking for RV parks to stay in - I think Manzano's is an awesome RV park that offers great bang for the buck, and I recommend it. There are plenty of things to do in the area for those who are RV camping, from trout fishing to local shops - and Manzano's is a good base camp that puts you close to lots of things to do, yet still out away from it all for an unforgettable vacation. It's a convenient location with easy access near several major highways if you need to get off the beaten path for a nice day trip or weekend getaway. It's almost all paved roads leading to the park, with only the last mile or so on a well maintained dirt road with plenty of space.

If you're looking for somewhere quiet by night, but entertaining during the day (which may not always be possible in some very remote locations) with plenty to do within an hour drive through gorgeous New Mexico landscape, Manzanos in Silver City fits the bill perfectly!

Amenities & Services: There is an RV dump station and laundry facility available on site. It's on privately owned land and they have a very nice setup for guests to gather together for community events near the office.

RV Camping vs RV Resort

Someone asked me if there was an indoor swimming pool, or an outdoor heated pool or hot tub in this RV park, or a fitness room or sand volleyball court... no, there are not. To be honest, I'm not sure what New Mexico RV parks offer all those amenities, as it doesn't quite fit in with my view of RV camping (RV resort, perhaps?) But to each his/her own, right?

Some Other Options if Manzano's is Full

Some other options that you might look at for an RV park offering different options (not sure if pools and hot tubs are included or not, the Good Sam Club may give those details), are the following:

  • High Desert RV Park
  • Enchanted Trails RV Park
  • Silver City RV Park
  • Boot Hill RV Resort
  • Red Barn RV Park
  • Bonito Hollow RV Park
  • Angel Fire RV Resort