Pancho Villa State Park

Pancho Villa State Park


Location:In the village of Columbus, 35 miles south of Deming via NM 11.
Facilities:62 developed campsites (all with electric hookups), restrooms (é), showers, picnic sites (é), group shelter, playground, trails, desert botanical gardens, historic buildings, visitor center, interpretive exhibits.
Activities:Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Park commemorates the 1916 raid of the small New Mexico border town and military camp at Columbus by guerrillas of the Mexican Revolution under General Francisco "Pancho" Villa. The park is located on the grounds of the former Camp Furlong, and it was from here that General John "Black Jack" Pershing launched his punitive expedition into Mexico in retaliation against Villa. The park's historical exhibits depicting the raid and the US Army's subsequent punitive expedition are now housed in the park's $1.8 million, 7,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. Several other buildings at the park date from the time of Villa's raid and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address:PO Box 450
Columbus, NM 88029

Phone:505-531-2711
Web: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/PanchoVilla.htm
Size: 60 acres land. Elevation: 4,000 feet.

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