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Hackberry Lake Dune Area

Thursday, July 11, 2019

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Hackberry Lake Dune Area, New Mexico

Last Known StatusOpen

This area has about 100 acres of rose colored sand dunes with scattered sparse vegetation. A day use parking area and separate campground is available which features 10 sites, each with a picnic table, shade gazebo and garbage can.

There is no fee charged for camping or riding but a New Mexico OHV Sticker is required for each vehicle. There is no water or other services so bring your own supplies.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNM OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Motocross Helmet RequiredYesrequired for persons under 18 by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Rule Enforcement
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaOff-Road Dunes
LandBLM

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCarlsbad, NM
AddressShugart Road, Carlsbad, NM 88210
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Dune MapGo To Dune Map
From: Carlsbad, NM
1) Take US-180 east about 15 miles
2) Turn left (north) on SR-360, continue 5.7 miles
3) Turn right (east) on CR-222, continue about 5 miles
4) Staging area is on the right (east).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Carlsbad Field Office
620 E. Greene Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-5972
blm_nm_comments@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoNew Mexico Game And Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(888) 248-6866
(505) 476-8000
ispa@state.nm.us
www.wildlife.state.nm.us

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TERRAIN

Approx Size100 acres
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3400 to 3520 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis dune area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe dune area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis dune area has almost all sandy areas.Allpaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
MudThe dune area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe dune area has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis dune area has no rocks.None
TreesThe dune area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis dune area has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe dune area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis dune area has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis dune area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe dune area has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis BLM land has no roads.None
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis dune area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis dune area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis dune area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis dune area has little expert terrain.Little

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KEY SERVICES

Gasoline GasolineCarlsbad, NM
Diesel DieselCarlsbad, NM
Potable Water WaterCarlsbad, NM
RV Hookups RV HookupCarlsbad, NM
RV Dump Station RV DisposalCarlsbad, NM
Primitive Camping CampgroundCarlsbad, NM
Convenience Store Conv StoreCarlsbad, NM
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