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Beauty of rocks

This was a great place to spend a couple of peaceful hours. The geology puts on a show at multiple... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Captain_Hangry
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lots of great rocks & minerals for all the rockhounds!

Was there years ago and was fascinated by all the rocks to find. Amazing! Jasper, thunder eggs... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
typesk8r50
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Clearwater, Florida
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A park full of beautiful and rare rocks and an ideal spot for the rock collector.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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9880 Stirrup Rd SE, Deming, NM 88030
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to spend a couple of peaceful hours. The geology puts on a show at multiple scales - don’t forget to look up and out! Park facilities are well kept. Visitor center had some nice displays, example rocks, and great volunteers.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Was there years ago and was fascinated by all the rocks to find. Amazing! Jasper, thunder eggs, quartz, & geodes.

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

I had a great time with the family. My son loves Geodes and rock hunting so we made this part of our RV vacation. It was awesome, we got the perfect RV spot right on the side of the mountain and the whole place was...More

1  Thank willys283
Reviewed April 20, 2018

This state park is one of only a few nationwide that will allow you to take rocks that you find home with you. They have many trails leading you to where you can find interesting rocks.

Thank Jay H
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a great state park. The campground is super nice with huge, level campsites. The bathhouse is new and kept very clean. Hiking trails are nice. The stargazing is spectacular when the nighttime sky is clear.

2  Thank GoingFarFarAway
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a great hike. You pay $5 for a day pass unless you have the state park pass. You can park at the visitor center and do the loop that will take you around the base of mountain and come out by campground. I...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Loved the campground and the nearby trails. Super Quiet, good space between sites. Campground hosts extremely friendly and helpful. If you like birding this is great area to see many types. They even had astronomy night one evening while we there. Will return.

2  Thank Gina A
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Great hiking and lots of rocks to collect. If you love to find rocks you could spend all day here. We also saw a hummingbird, quails, a roadrunner deer and other birds quite close to us. And this was during winter, so a good place...More

2  Thank jbk2003
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Hunting rocks here is harder than it looks. I climbed the mountain to about 2/3 the way up. Found some rock samples

1  Thank Douglas R
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Short trails with lots of visible rocks. We were there after a storm and were told to keep an eye out for Jasper on one of the trails. Being the heat of the day we only did our hunting from the vehicle. Informative displays in...More

1  Thank Teresa R
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