Mora Campground
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2021

Small State Park Campground with few amminities

Mora Campground is in the newly established Pecos Canyon State Park. The area was formerly managed by New Mexico Department of Wildlife. The campground itself is notability lacking in amenities, and is basically several parking spaces along the beautiful Mora River, which flows into the Pecos River very near the campground. There are pit toilets and trash receptacles, but nothing beyond that, even lacking picnic tables. There is no drinking water, nor dump station. In fact there is no fresh water nor dump anywhere nearby. The ranger gave us erroneous information that there was fresh water at Jack’s Creek NFS campground about five miles further up the canyon. As of this review, there is no fresh water there. There is no cell service at the campground. All of the sites are supposed to be reservation only. However, there is no camp host and we had some people come in next to us that did not have reservations and did not follow the rules, including paying for the site. When we were camping, there had been bear activity in the area and there was a trap set to capture the bear. The positive is that you are parked right next to the river with its rapidly flowing water. Overall, it was a pleasant camping experience but probably not more than a couple of nights as there are not a lot of activities at the campground, although there is hiking nearby. According to the ranger, there are plans to improve the campground, including paving the sites and adding amenities such as a dump station.

Month of VisitAugust