Adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow is the Valley of Fires recreation Area. Travelers love this park because from a distance, the hardened lava flows appear barren, but a hike around the formation will reveal a variety of flowers, cacti, bushes and trees common in the Chihuahuan desert. The area is also known to be buzzing with wildlife. Look forward to barberry sheep, bats, mule deer, road runner, great horned owls and a plethora of other bird species uncommon in other parts of the state. Enjoy the fully accessibly Malpais Nature Trail, horseback riding and picnicking.
Amenities at this park include: 30/50 amp hookups, water, showers, toilets, a pet area, tent camping and big rig pull thrus. Be sure to take your time as your explore this amazing natural terrain and view its wildlife. It's one of Carrizozo's most treasure campgrounds and for good reason!