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Contreras, New Mexico

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13 Reviews of 5 Contreras, New Mexico Campgrounds

Gavin J.
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Relaxing weekend getaway

Came recommended by a friend. Beautiful secluded spot in the Manzanos. Nice kid-friendly trails adjacent to the campground. We had a nice shady site, some others seemed more exposed.

Month of VisitSeptember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2021

Nice location

This is not the state park campground. This is the NFS campground in beautiful setting. No reservation required. Right next to trailheads. Great Mountain biking on forest roads that link canyons. Toilets but no water so come prepared.

Natalie F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2021

Great Place to Hide Away in the trees

Great place near ruins and plenty of trails to walk dogs. Most of the sites are very private. Quiet. Clean. The Park Ranger and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Our first site didn’t work for us so they moved us (of course they had availability) we will definitely come again.

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CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2021

Really pretty

Have you ever looked at your woman, man or non-binary lover and thought “wow, absolutely amazing”. Well that is San Lorenzo. If your in the area definitely stop in and enjoy this place.

Eric P.
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2021

Great place in the woods

Great camp with most hook ups. They don't have sewer but they do have a dump station. Mostly back in spaces so pay attention what side your door is on and opens to. Very nice place. Good water pressure. Great TV reception from Alb, NM TV stations. Lot of radio stations too.

Alice C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2021

Cozy campground

I decided to stay here last minute and arrived after dark on Jan. 21st. It was easy to find- look for the drive just to the side of the canal (I turned left onto the dirt road after coming off I-25). There are 2 dirt roads - take the upper one to the right, and within a few hundred feet there is a…

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Sue H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2021


Nice spot in the cottonwoods room for about 10 with good space in between. Concrete tables with fire pits although there's restrictions right now. It is right off the road and a little steep to get into.

Dennis P.
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2021

Hoodoos and beasties

Rather hard to find the road onto the correct road to get to the right road! Once headed to the west look for the sign taking you to the right into a dry wash. Follow the arroyo past a giant "bread loaf" that is a geological unconformity. Drive into an abrupt canyon with straight walls and side…

Theresa R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2020

Best free campsite I have ever been to!

We just arrived at this free campground. Concrete picnic tables and fire rings provided. We are surrounded by what looks to me like oak trees, but I have yet to confirm that. It reminds me of my home state of Minnesota!

We are near the Rio Grande Bosque, and are looking forward to our ventures…

Jeff K.
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2020

Rough Tent Camping...Great Rock Climbing

Drove down the night before in order to go climbing the next day.  Found a decent spot in a dry wash to put up the tent for the night.  It worked and allowed quick access to the crag in the morning.  Does start to get busy with climbers fairly early (8am or so).  Would be perfect for somebody with…

Month of VisitDecember
Nathan M.
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2020

Pretty cool area

Cool place. The spots with fire pits have been blocked off by private property signs. Camping definitely at your own risk, perfect for just a day trip.

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2019

Climbing area where you can camp if you are chill

10-15 down 60 west of Socorro you'll find "the box" climbing area. This is on BLM land, and there is no trash pick-up or other managed facilities here, so camping is at your own discretion and you MUST leave the area as you found it (or better). There is a vault toilet at the main parking lot as…

  • Spook Canyon, just around the corner from the main Box area
  • The rock can be chossy here, have fun ;)
Month of VisitMarch
Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2018

Great place to stay for the night near Bosque del Apache

Finding this little park on the banks of the Rio Grande just outside of town in the dark would have been unlikely without the very specific directions given to us at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center. “From the blinking light go east for 0.7 miles and turn left on the dirt…

  • Just the very basics, nothing fancy.  Clean and quiet.
  • Beautiful sunrise coming through the oaks.
  • Lots of open space at the campground.
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