Pancho Villa State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $5.00
Description
Pancho Villa State Park sits on the United States-Mexico border in Columbus, New Mexico. A recreational center and campground of historical significance, the land itself is home to the site where the 1916 Pancho Villa Raid occurred, and Camp Furlong once resided. The area is also home to a large campground which offers modern and primitive campsites available for rent by reservation and for a corresponding fee. 


The land meanders over varied terrain which rises to 4,073 feet in elevation at its highest point, ensuring a good workout for hiking aficionados to enjoy. Dogs may join their families on the premises, but as is the case with most state parks, they must remain on a lead at all times. 


Pancho Villa State Park is a private facility, and entrance to the grounds is fee-based. Though there is likely a daily permit available for families wishing to visit for a few hours before traveling on to their next destination, it is unknown what the cost would be. A New Mexico State Parks Pass, which permits entrance to any New Mexico State Park for the day, is available for a cost of $40, while a daily pass can be purchased for just $5. Be aware there are additional fees for camping. 

Among the attractions at Pancho Villa State Park are a large campground, a playground, a cactus garden, and a museum commemorating the battle fought on the premises in 1916. The area is also home to a stunning display of wildflower growth, in season. Bathrooms which feature showers with hot water are available for public use. Owners may obtain drinking water here to help keep Fido's thirst at bay. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the property; many of which have barbecues where families can cook up a feast to enjoy. Bird watching is also a popular activity at this beloved state park. Though there are many hiking trails where Fido may join his family for some activity, there is currently not a designated dog play zone at Pancho Villa State Park. 

All canine visitors to Pancho Villa State Park should be current on vaccinations. In accordance with New Mexico state law, a city dog license is also mandatory. If you're looking to spend an afternoon learning more about American history in a tranquil desert setting, consider a trip to Pancho Villa State Park today! 

Address
400 West Highway 9
Columbus, NM 88029
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Special Hours
The park office is closed between the hours of 12 PM and 1 PM daily.
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Address
400 West Highway 9
Columbus, NM 88029
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Special Hours
The park office is closed between the hours of 12 PM and 1 PM daily.