Trip planner: Everything you need to know before RVing or camping in Socorro, NM

Check out the RVing opportunities in Socorro, New Mexico

Socorro has much to offer RV campers. Snowbirds often come here to enjoy the balmy climate, and the warm hospitality of the people...not to mention all the fun things to see and do.

Socorro New Mexico
Socorro invites RVers to enjoy themselves. — Photo courtesy Luke Jones/Flickr Creative Commons

Socorro is an appealing New Mexico community located in the Rio Grande Valley.  There is a multitude of things to do in this popular RV destination, so start here and plan yourself a trip to remember.

Population: 8,911

Climate: This community has four distinct seasons, but mild temperatures through all of them. Spring through fall would be the ideal time to go camping there.

Tourist information for Socorro, NM

Top attractions in Socorro, NM

Magdalena Trail Drivers Cowboy Action Shooting

If you’re going to vacation in cowboy country, you may as well learn to shoot. Magdalena Trail Drivers Cowboy Action Shooting hosts action-shooting events twice a month year-round, along with a three-day Cowboy Shootout Event each September.

Read more about this Socorro activity in the full article.

Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge

This is the perfect place to go birdwatching, cycling or hiking. Visit in winter to see a huge migration of sandhill cranes, bald eagles and snow geese.

Box Canyon Recreation Area

Camping, hiking, rock climbing - you can do it all at this outdoor playground.

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

This site is home to artifacts and heritage exhibits from the days of the Spanish settlers. 

Fishing in Socorro

There are a number of key fishing spots in Socorro. Be sure to get your licence, and head out to catch sunfish, large mouth bass, trout, carp and others.

Top events and festivals in Socorro, NM

Festival of the Cranes

Held on the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, this educational birdwatching event includes art vendors, an expo and knowledgeable speakers.

Annual Blues, Brews, & BBQ’s

Held every year on St. Patrick's Day weekend, this event brings great food and live entertainment.


In October, come to celebrate the community of Socorro in style, and enjoy a variety of activities.

Sanidumps in Socorro, NM

Santa Fe Diner & Truck Stop

Casey's Socorro RV Park/KMC RV Repairs

Campgrounds and RV resorts in Socorro, NM

Casey's Socorro RV Park

Escondida Lake Park

Tom's RV Park

Luis B. Diaz RV Park

RV-Friendly Businesses Near Socorro