Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Fawn Lakes Campground

Fawn Lakes Campground is located in Carson National Forest, one of a few campgrounds located along the scenic canyons of Red River. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring nearby hiking trails.


Located between Questa and Red River, many activities such as hiking and fishing are available to visitors either at the campground or a short drive away. There is fishing access for Red River and to the nearby small lakes. Columbine Trailhead is within 4 miles and starts at Columbine Campground.


The campground contains 18 family overnight sites, of which three are tent-only sites. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Natural Features

The Red River runs adjacent to the campground. Two small fishing lakes are within a short walk from the campground. The surrounding mountains comprise a beautiful forest of ponderosa pine that blankets the campground and offers partial shade.

Nearby Attractions

The City of Red River is about 3 miles away, with groceries, gas, showers, laundry facilities and a café. An RV dump station is within 1 mile of the campground.

ADA Access: N

USDA Forest Service
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Fawn Lakes Campground is located in New Mexico
36.7233 N
-105.4483 W
Get Directions
From Red River, drive approximately 3 miles west on NM-38.
3 Reviews of Fawn Lakes Campground
Nice Campground

Reservations are a must on summer weekends with some one night only walk-ups available. Large but sparse tree cover and fairly close sites limit privacy. Campground is on the banks of the Red River which was running high from extraordinary snow melt and had taken out a dam between the lakes. These circumstances limited fly fishing success but we still saw people bringing in a catch from time to time. The camp is close enough for day trips to Red River, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Taos, and the Enchanted Circle. The Scenic Canyons contract camp hosts from neighboring campgrounds went the extra mile to cover this campground when its host fell ill and did a marvelous job maintaining the grounds and vault toilets and keeping fire wood available. Campground accommodates anything from tents to large RVs in most sites with a truck or tent area only as well. does need to refine its on-line info about extra vehicles. There is an extra vehicle charge of $5.00 per day even if the site info says 2 vehicles are allowed. Overall, it’s a very nice place to camp.

Great campground with amazing water and mountain views!!

This is a great spacious campground in the Carson National forest near the Questa ranger station. It is one of the bigger sites with quite a few amenities and many options for sites. There are two small lakes and the river running through the campground that make for good fishing. Plus there are a few hiking trails connected to this park which is super convient!

They have vault style restrooms and a few wash stations with potable water. This camp is located between Questa and Red River where you can find groceries or resturants. A great place to camp with a lot to offer and amazing views!!!

First to Review
Just Used During Day But Looks Like Awesome Place to Camp

We hung out in the adjacent day use area and trails around the creek and the lake during the day. This area is gorgeous and worth spending time in. The campground wasn't open for the season yet but we walked around it. There are sites right on the river and multiple sizes to accommodate rigs and tents alike. There were vault toilets. There are hiking trails connected to the campground.

The area is beautiful, if we are in the area during season we would definitely stay here for a few days and just enjoy it