Koff Veterans Park (Lordsburg, NM) Campsite Review

Free primitive camping at Koff Veterans Park in Lordsburg, New Mexico

Koff Veterans Park (Lordsburg, NM) Campsite Review
Camping at Koff Veterans Park in Lordsburg, New Mexico

Location: Lordsburg, New Mexico
Type: City Park
Access: Main Street/494
Coordinates:32.3315, -108.7212
Elevation: 4,300 Feet
Road Conditions: Gravel
Phone Coverage: Verizon: 3-4
Fee: Free
Amenities: Picnic tables with shelters, trash receptacles

Note: The last two times I have visited this site (since the pandemic) there were signs indicating that camping was not allowed. It was not clear whether this prohibition is temporary or permanent.


Koff Veterans Park is a city park in Lordsburg, New Mexico. The park has several rows of campsites, and each site has a picnic table and shelter. There are also several dumpsters at the park for trash. Water spigots are installed at each site as well, but were not operational at the time we visited.

This appears to have been a nice city park at one time. Sadly, economic hardship is evident throughout Lordsburg, and the city park is no exception. It appears that this park receives little maintenance currently. Despite the limited maintenance and some road noise (it is quieter further back in the park), this is a good spot to spend a night or two.

The driveways and parking areas are gravel, but some spots do become quite soft and muddy when it rains. It may be worth walking before driving if the ground is wet.


Take Interstate 10 to Lordsburg, New Mexico. Head south from I-10 on 494/Main Street. Turn right into Veterans Park. The park is on the south edge of the city.