Location: 40 miles northeast of El Paso, Texas
Type: State Park Campground
Access: Highway 180 to Hueco Tanks Road
Coordinates: 31.926453, -106.042437
Elevation: 4,500 – 4,800 Feet
Road Conditions: Pavement
Phone Coverage: Verizon: 2-4 (data mostly unusable); Park does have WiFi, but only at ranger station and bathroom and it is very slow.
Fee: $12 – $16/night
Amenities: Picnic tables with shelters, trash receptacles, restrooms with shower
Hueco Tanks State Park is located approximately 40 miles northeast of El Paso, Texas near the New Mexico border. Hueco Tanks is popular with climbers. Peak season is during winter and around holiday weekends. The park includes a small campground with sites that have water only or water and electric. Campground hosts are stationed onsite.
A bathhouse is located near the campground and does include a shower. Expect to wait during busy times. Trash cans are provided at the campsites, and each site has a picnic table and pavilion shelter. Sites are spacious for an established campground.
Visitors are required to watch an orientation video in order to camp, hike, or climb at Hueco Tanks. Guided tours are available, while portions of the park are also open for self-guided hikes.
Reservations are accepted and may be necessary during peak season. Campers must arrive at least one hour before the park closes to register and attend the orientation.
We last visited Hueco Tanks State Park in March 2018.
Take Highway 180 east from El Paso. Turn left (north) on Hueco Tanks Road/2775.