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Very small campground but sites are not right on top of each other. Being that you are at 9500 ft voice's do carry so that is one drawback. I will continue to come here as it is so very pretty!!
The RV park could actually use some more up keep. Seems pretty ran down. Spaces are really close to each other.
However, the bathrooms/showers (Qty 3) were always very clean. The camp host/owner and employees were very friendly and accommodating.
Completely natural. You and the outdoors. No electricity, water connections, sewer connections, wifi, cellular, etc.
It is a popular area so it's a first come, first served. Some areas are established camping spots, able to accommodate numerous campers. Others are just getting off the road and enjoying nature.
We took this road to get to a hike and saw several people camping off the road or a ways up a hill where rhey had walked in. We saw limited places so be ready for first come first serve. The road is dirt and does have rocks and erosion so proceed with caution. We took our subaru and did just fine. Slow and steady. We can't wait to come back and find a place to pitch our tent!
If you are looking for camping from albuquerque on a Friday after work, this is a great option. The ranger on site was very nice and the sites are well kept. You are close to neighbors and the road driving through the campsite so if you are looking for privacy, try disperse camping further up the mountian off forest road 102. Bathrooms are located throughout the campground and parking is avaliable at each site, we fit 2 cars at our site
Camping in Santa Fe National Forest is great if you know what you're in for. There aren't a ton of amenities depending on where you camp and it's in high elevations so during winter months it can get FREEZING. We went in November and it got down to negative temperatures. Thankfully my wife's sleeping bag was rated for -20 but I was not that fortunate. So for sure if you're going in the winter then be prepared!
Other than this the views up in the mountains were amazing and each site has a picnic table, fire pit, and a location for a tent.
Definitely would recommend checking out!
I've stayed here twice now since being in New Mexico. This site is right on the water, overlooks the canyon, and is close to a hike to the right side of the canyon through a dried up riverbed. I *love* staying here. It's so peaceful, quiet, enough trees to keep you shaded from the harsh sun here. The road is runner friendly, so you can go on a jog if you like. Its definitely a campsite for people looking to strictly hang out.
views and sunsets are EPIC. Stay here instead of the packed Rio Chama campground if you're a casual camper who doesn't need amenities. And pick up your toilet paper so this place stays nice!
My friends and I were climbing at the Cattle Wall all day, and decided we wanted to disperse camp. While we pulled up to Jemez camping nearby, the park rangers told us it was closed because of Covid, but we could go down the road to this unmarked, unnamed, dispersed camp site.
when we did we drove to the left, followed the path until we saw an opened gate, and turned up to a site on the right. It was well-used and had a fire pit, but you're not allowed to have fires right now.
We wandered down to a cliff, and the most BEAUTIFUL view awaited us. If it was known, it would be a better view than the jemez falls and people would FLOCK to it. Instead, it was our campsite, free, and people-less. This is just a new mexico thing, I guess. finding best kept secrets everywhere.
PS: weather was perfect, no sounds from anywhere in the campsite, completely amazing! Definitely go here.