RV Campground & Workamping Program

Animal Loving RVers are welcome!

RV Campground

  • Fantastic view of the Caballo Mountains and the Rio Grande corridor. 
  • Full hook-ups with well water
  • 30 amp and 50 amp service
  • WiFi available at office and some sites
  • Shaded picnic area
  • Most sites are pull-through
  • Well behaved pets are welcome


Rates for large, full hook-up RV site:

  • $25.00 per night, with WiFi & electric included
  • $100.00 per week, WiFi included, electric not included
  • $230.00 per month, WiFi included, electric not included

To reserve a camp site use contact form below or, call 575.740.0643 or dhanimalrescue@gmail.com

Come and spend a night, a week, a month or stay long-term at our small but comfortable Desert Haven Adult RV Campground adjacent to the no-kill Animal Refuge. Income generated from RV site rentals is earmarked to cover the operating expenses of Desert Haven Animal Refuge.


The RV campground is located between two large lakes only minutes away – Elephant Butte Lake to the North, and Caballo Lake to the South. The entire area is known not only for its Old West hospitality, its hot mineral springs and surrounding ghost towns, but it is also a paradise for hikers, rock-hounds and bird watchers.

Workamping Program

Our work campers are RVers who commit to spend several months or more at Desert Haven Animal Rescue, sharing in the daily care of our animal residents and helping maintain and upgrade the facility. Their time (an average of 20 hours/week per single or 30 hours/week per couple), talents and new ideas are exchanged for a spacious RV site and utility allowance.

 At Desert Haven, service oriented work camping singles and couples are welcome year-round to help care for the domestic animals who live here until adoption or to the end of their natural life. While there is always a need for routine maintenance at the no-kill facility, large building projects are usually left for the Fall, Winter and Spring, when the crew is the largest. Winter visitors in the surrounding communities team up with the volunteers and work camping crew every Tuesday at the Refuge, to help with projects as well as with the animals.

The area, overlooking the nearby Rio Grande corridor with the Caballo Mountains in the background, is beautiful year-round.

 The park is small, well tended and peaceful and the people are wonderful. Read about the experiences of some of our former work campers.

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