We had such high hopes for Rock Hound State Park near Deming, NM. They encourage visitors to collect rocks, and many jasper and geodes can be found in and near the park. Unfortunately, the park visitors’ center was closed Saturday afternoon when we arrived, as were all the nearby stores (that we heard often dispense rock hunting advice). So we had no real idea what we were doing.
We walked for a little while, crushed some rocks with a hammer, and left disappointed in our geode quest.
However, the views were very pretty (though the bugs were pretty annoying).