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Datil Well Campground is really nice. We stayed there May 14 to 17, 2008. There were more empty sites than filled ones. Very dry conditions at the time, even
with some light rain while we were there. We did see a few birds, not a great many. Not one flower. Nor green grass. Too early for them and dry. We saw and ID
these birds:
Western Blue Bird, Juniper Titmouse, Red-Shafted Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Audubon's Warbler, Bushtit, Broadtail Hummingbird, Chirping Sparrow, Western Scrub Jay
and Mouring Dove (all at Datil Well Campground). We stopped at the VLA on our way home today and spotted Cassin's Kingbirds and Barn Swallows. Plus some
others we could not get a good look at each place. We would go again and plan to do so sometime. They had free firewood but it was too dry to allow burning,
no fires allowed. I am not sure what the Hummingbirds were eating, except from our feeder, not from flowers.

The campground had very clean valt toilets, many water outlets around. Very clean Campground all around. No hook-ups, no showers, but did have a dump station.

It was very cool while we were there. Datil the town sites at 7500 feet elevation. Campground is just a little higher.

A sign in the campground warned about bears, did not see any, nor were there bear proof trash cans. And a sign on the trail warned about rattlesnakes
and mountain lions which had been in the area, also no sign of either. We carried a noise making boat type air horn just in case. Just watched for
snakes and other critters.

Sites might be small for some really large RVs.Camping
Datil Well Rec' Area

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">DesertHawk- Las Cruces, NM USA
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