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Pancho Villa State Park – historical state park

Located near the US border with Mexico, this historical park features an exhibit hall and structures that capture the rich history of the Pancho Villa Raid and Camp Furlong. The exhibit hall also showcases the Punitive Expedition, which was led by John “Black Jack” Pershing in 1916-1917. This military expedition to chase down Pancho Villa threatened to bring the United States and Mexico into direct conflict with one another during the height of the Mexican Revolution in Mexico itself.

The park also offers educational tours and artifacts that are on display from this historical event

Want to visit?

This historical park offers a large campground with RV utility hookups and primitive tent camping. Opportunities for birding, hiking, biking, and exploring the border community. We do offer seven sites for first come, first serve at the South Loop of the park. Regular day use hours apply: 6AM – 9PM.

Travel tips:

  • Day-Use Pass for this park can be purchased here
  • Make sure not to miss our Camp Furlong in March
  • Nearby BLM land offers additional hiking, biking, and OHV opportunities
  • Historic Puerto Palomas de Villa, Mexico is just 2.5 miles south of the park
  • Local restaurants, shops, and plaza are just a short drive
  • Park Elevation 4,073 ft


  • Historic Sites
  • Visitor Center
    • Exhibits
    • Museum
  • Camping
    • Tent Sites
    • RV Sites
  • Special Events
    • Camp Furlong Day (March)
    • Pancho’s Car Show (October)
    • Holiday Lights of Columbus (December)
  • Educational Programs
  • Picnicking
  • Trails:
    • Hiking
    • Interpretive Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing:


  • Campground Facilities:
    •  Developed Campsites: (Reservation Only)
      • 53 Electric Campsites (30 amp)
      • 8 Electric Campsites (50 amp)
      • 5 Non-Electric Campsites
      • Water in Campground
    • RV Dump Station
    • First Come, First Serve (South Loop)
      • 1 Primitive Sites
      • 6 Electrical Sites
    • Primitive Camping
      • “Boondocking” Available
  • Restrooms:
    • Comfort Stations
    • Showers
    • Flush Toilets
  • Cactus Garden
  • Gift Shop by Friends Group
  • Group Facilities:
    • 2 Group Picnic Shelters

    Park Hours

    Open 24/7

    Oct 15th – May 15th
    Open 7 days a week
    9AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM
    Closed for lunch from 12PM-1PM
    May 16th – October 14th
    Open Wed – Sun
    9AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM
    Closed for lunch from 12PM-1PM
    Closed Mon – Tue

    North Campground Loop
    Open Year Round
    South Campground Loop
    Open October 15th – May 15th
    Closed May 16th – October 14th


    400 West Highway 9
    Columbus, NM 88029


    Jonathin Horsley