Desert Haven RV Park

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.

      Rates for large, full hook-up RV site:
      $15.00 per night, with WiFi & electric included
      $70 per week, WiFi included, electric not included
75 per month, WiFi included, electric not included

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.

To reserve a camp site, leave a message at 575-894-1694 or
email Eliana Aubin.

Desert Haven Animal Refuge is located in south-central New Mexico, near Truth or Consequences, between
Albuquerque to the north and Las Cruces to the south. From I-25, take exit 75, then take a sharp right onto HWY
187. Desert Haven is located 2 miles south of the exit, at mile marker 34.

All profits go towards the operating expenses of Desert Haven property.

The Work Camper Program

Our work campers are RVers who commit to spend several months or more at Desert Haven Animal Refuge, sharing
in the daily care of our animal residents and helping maintain and upgrade the facility. Work campers also work with
the volunteer crew at Paws & Claws Thrift Shop, the major source of funding for Desert Haven. 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:

Jim Seery
- Carl & Linda Scmidt
- Jo & Fred Wishnie
- Lucille & Larry Tillotson
- Camille & Ed Pronovost
- Liane & Doug Clark
- Virginia Nylen

Please consider us in your extended stay plans. You will be glad you did!
Interested in participating in this program?
Download our work camper application
or send an e-mail to Eliana Aubin for more information.

Work Campers, long-term and seasonal volunteers are a vital part of the on-going success of Desert Haven Animal
Refuge. We need the help and support of each and every animal loving individual who wants to work together with us
to make a difference in the life of domestic animals in need.

Together, we have the unique opportunity to witness, first hand, the changes that we make in the lives of the
animals that we rescue and that we save from neglect, abuse, and often from a lonely and miserable death.
Together, we are an integral part of a network of caring and kindness whose value extends far beyond the simple
care of the animals at Desert Haven Animal Refuge.

Join us in this labor of love in progress

Eliana Aubin
Sierra County Humane Society &
Desert Haven Animal Refuge
Animal Loving RVers Welcome at
Williamsburg, New Mexico
Desert Haven RV Park
Map directions
John and Kathryn's site
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
Jerry Eliana landscaping
Jerry Erin sweeping trail
Eliana, Carl, John