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Rockhound State Park
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Rockhound State Park
Description - Rockhound State Park is located near Demming, NM at 4,500 feet in elevation. It is comprised of 1,100 acres.

Located on the rugged west slope of the Little Florida Mountains, Rockhound State Park is a favorite for "rock hounds" because of the abundant agates and quartz crystals found there. Visitors are allowed to take up to 15 pounds of rock from the park.

Hiking trails provide spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

Attractions - Scattered throughout the park are rock and mineral specimens of volcanic origin. These treasures range from varieties of silica minerals, quartz crystals, chalcedony, Agate, and common opal.

Visitors are allowed to take up to 15 pounds of rock for their personal collections.

Recreation - The hiking trails at the park provide visitors with climbs of varying degrees of difficulty and breathtaking views. Reaching the top, visitors survey the 7,000 foot peaks of the Florida Mountains. Turquoise is mined in the Burro Mountains to the northeast. A 1.2 mile loop trail provides access to the rock collecting areas.

Camping is allowed at the park.

Climate - Annual precipitation is 9.47 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 62 to highs around 90. Winter temps range from lows of 28 degrees to highs around 59.

Location - Rockhound State Park is located in the south western region of the state. It is south east of Demming, NM off of Highway 10.


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Contact Information:
Rockhound State Park, P.O. Box 1064 , Demming, NM, 88030, Phone: 505-546-6182

Additional Information:
New Mexico State Parks - The park system includes many lakes and reservoirs, trail systems connecting the parks with federal lands, botanical and geological interpretive sites, botanical gardens, and even a zoo.

Links:
New Mexico State Parks - Park Map
New Mexico State Parks - Official State Parks Web Site
New Mexico State Parks - Official Agency Website

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