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Camping near Cuba, New Mexico

Camping near Cuba, New Mexico, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. Nestled in the heart of the Jemez Mountains, this area is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With a variety of campgrounds to choose from, each offering its own set of amenities and scenic views, there's something for everyone. Whether you're an avid hiker, a fishing enthusiast, or just looking to relax by a campfire, you'll find plenty to love about camping near Cuba.

From established campgrounds with all the amenities to more rustic, dispersed camping options, the area around Cuba has it all. Popular spots like Jemez Falls Campground, Vista Linda Campground, and Fenton Lake State Park offer a range of experiences for campers of all types. Read on to discover what makes camping near Cuba so special, what you can do while you're there, and tips from fellow campers to make your trip even better.

What to do

Camping near Cuba provides a plethora of activities to keep you entertained. From hiking and fishing to simply enjoying the serene natural surroundings, there's no shortage of things to do.

Hiking is a popular activity, with many trails offering stunning views and varying levels of difficulty. For example, Jemez Falls Campground is known for its beautiful waterfalls and numerous hiking trails. Mark B. mentions, "There are waterfalls along the Jemez river which runs through the campground and many trails to hike."

Fishing enthusiasts will find Fenton Lake State Park to be a prime spot. Mike A. shares, "The landscape was beautiful, with beaver dams and songbirds giving us amazing views. No service so make sure to plan in advance!"

For those looking to relax, the hot springs near Vista Linda Campground are a must-visit. Shari G. notes, "With 3 hot springs resorts in town, your soaking desires can be serviced locally or within a short drive."

What campers like

Campers love the natural beauty and tranquility of the campgrounds near Cuba. The scenic views, friendly camp hosts, and the variety of activities available make it a favorite destination for many.

Emily K. had a great experience at Jemez Falls Campground, saying, "I loved this place and definitely want to go back." The campground's serene environment and helpful staff make it a top choice for many.

At Vista Linda Campground, Shari G. highlights the clean facilities and stunning scenery: "The toilets are clean vault style and are regularly serviced by the nearby park service crews. As the name implies, the scenery is stunning."

Campers also appreciate the peacefulness of the dispersed camping options. Stacey M. found a perfect spot at Dispersed on 4, stating, "Found the perfect spot to soak in the sunrise and amazing views. Easy to get to in my Subaru."

What you should know

Before heading out to camp near Cuba, there are a few things you should be aware of to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.

Cell service can be spotty or non-existent in some areas. Jonathan K. mentions, "No phone signal for my Mint mobile" at Jemez Falls Campground. It's a good idea to plan ahead and let someone know your itinerary.

Some campgrounds, like Fenton Lake State Park, can get crowded during peak seasons. Aaron advises, "Camp towards the back and enjoy the hike along the creek to the lake."

Be prepared for varying weather conditions. Frank and Olga C. had a challenging experience at Fenton Lake State Park during winter: "Well, made it through the ice roads just to get stuck in the snow 20 feet from our spot. The ranger and people were very helpful getting unstuck."

Tips for camping with families

Camping with family can be a rewarding experience, especially in the beautiful surroundings near Cuba. Here are some tips to make your family camping trip enjoyable.

Choose a campground with amenities that cater to families. Fenton Lake State Park offers a playground, which was a hit for Katriza L.'s family: "The site easily accommodated our 32ft RV and the campsite could host 3+ tents. It’s close to the playground which was finally open!"

Look for campgrounds with easy access to activities that kids will enjoy. Zachary H. found Vista Linda Campground to be perfect for evening walks: "Walking along the Jemez River was a great evening activity."

Safety is key, especially in dispersed camping areas. Justin C. advises, "We are car camping/tent, RV's couldn't make it is the spot we have at least. I would rate it better but we have been at so many other campsites in AZ and CO that are definitely better."

Tips from RVers

RVers will find several campgrounds near Cuba that cater to their needs, but there are a few things to keep in mind to make your stay more comfortable.

Check the accessibility of the campground before you go. Shari G. found Vista Linda Campground to be a great spot for RVs: "There’s lots of great sun for solar power in the valley but none of the sites have electricity. It’s still one of the best campsites for $10 a night."

Be prepared for limited amenities. Reuben at Fenton Lake State Park notes, "30 amp service only. Decent water pressure. No dump station on site (another drawback). No cell service of any kind."

Consider the season and weather conditions. Frank and Olga C. had a winter adventure at Fenton Lake State Park: "Be prepared for self-recovery.. take water for winter months."

Camping near Cuba, New Mexico, offers a diverse range of experiences for all types of campers. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly campground, a peaceful spot for dispersed camping, or an RV-friendly site, you'll find it here. With stunning natural beauty, plenty of activities, and helpful tips from fellow campers, your camping trip near Cuba is sure to be memorable.

Best Glamping Sites Near Cuba, NM (6)

    Camper-submitted photo from Rio Puerco Campground
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    1.

    Rio Puerco Campground

    6 Reviews
    6 Photos
    102 Saves
    Gallina, New Mexico
    • Pets
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake

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    Riana - Abiquiu Lake

    18 Reviews
    91 Photos
    176 Saves
    Cañones, New Mexico

    Overview

    Riana Campground is located on a 150 ft. bluff overlooking the scenic Abiquiu Lake in northern New Mexico, just one hour northwest of charming Santa Fe. The lake sits at an elevation of 6,400 feet on the Rio Chama, a tributary of the legendary Rio Grande.

    Recreation

    Abiquiu Lake offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The fishing here is some of the finest in northern New Mexico. Visitors enjoy boating, water skiing, and hiking. Lake shore access for boat launching is 1 mile from the campground.

    Facilities

    Abiquiu Lake offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The fishing here is some of the finest in northern New Mexico. Visitors enjoy boating, water skiing, and hiking. Lake shore access for boat launching is 1 mile from the campground.

    Natural Features

    Fragrant Pinion pine, juniper, and sage cover the campsite, providing a distinct smell of northern New Mexico, but offering limited shade. Colorful rock formations surround the park. Visitors are awarded a panoramic view of the narrow mesa, Cerro Pedernal, locally known as "Pedernal." Famous American painter, Georgia O'Keefe, had her ashes scattered over its top.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (505) 685-4561.

    Nearby Attractions

    Northern New Mexico is full of beauty and history. The educational and historical Ghost Ranch is about 10 minutes from the park. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, San Pedro Wilderness, Cumbres Toltec Railroad, Chaco Canyon, and Bandelier National Monument are all nearby. The ski-town of Taos is just over an hour away, and colorful Santa Fe is an hour southeast, both with restaurants, shops, and museums.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Paliza Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paliza Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paliza Campground
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    Paliza Campground

    3 Reviews
    9 Photos
    104 Saves
    Jemez Springs, New Mexico

    Overview

    Paliza Campground sits beneath sandstone cliffs on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. The area is replete with culture, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. Ample recreation opportunities exist at or near the campground, which makes it a wonderful outdoor destination.

    Recreation

    Hiking, wildlife viewing and scenic drives are some of the popular activities enjoyed near the campground. Striking views of an ancient volcanic crater amid the rolling hills, can be seen from the Cerro Pelado Scenic Overlook, about 11 miles from the campground. Off-road vehicle trails and numerous hiking and mountain biking trails surround the campground.

    Facilities

    Hiking, wildlife viewing and scenic drives are some of the popular activities enjoyed near the campground. Striking views of an ancient volcanic crater amid the rolling hills, can be seen from the Cerro Pelado Scenic Overlook, about 11 miles from the campground. Off-road vehicle trails and numerous hiking and mountain biking trails surround the campground.

    Natural Features

    The newly refurbished campground sits in a forested area at the top of a hill with views of the Jemez Valley below. It was originally the site of a 1930s Civilian Convservation Corps base camp. Remnants of that camp, including log lean-to's and adirondack shelters with rock fireplaces, can be found within the campground. A small stream runs alongside the campground and sandstone cliffs on the nearby mesas provide excellent photographic and sightseeing opportunities. A small tract of private land is located north of the campground and common courtesy is appreciated.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is located five miles northeast of the town of Ponderosa, New Mexico, an area known for its vineyards and winery with a tasting room. The Jemez Pueblo and the Walatowa Visitor Center, both of which provide rewarding cultural experiences, are just 11 miles from the campground in the town of Jemez. The quaint community offers shopping and dining opportunities, as well as a variety of recreational opportunities.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $34 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ghost Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Ghost Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Ghost Ranch
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    Camper-submitted photo from Ghost Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Ghost Ranch

    4.

    Ghost Ranch

    6 Reviews
    29 Photos
    85 Saves
    Cañones, New Mexico
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      Star Dance

      1 Review
      12 Saves
      Youngsville, New Mexico
      • Reservable
      • Tents
      • Yurts
      • Glamping
      • Showers
      Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Group Campground — Bandelier National Monument
      Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Group Campground — Bandelier National Monument
      Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Group Campground — Bandelier National Monument
      Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Group Campground — Bandelier National Monument
      Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Group Campground — Bandelier National Monument
      Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Group Campground — Bandelier National Monument

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      Ponderosa Group Campground — Bandelier National Monument

      1 Review
      12 Photos
      71 Saves
      Los Alamos, New Mexico

      Overview

      Ponderosa Group Campground is located 6 miles (9.7 km) from the park's main entrance and is an ideal place to stay for large groups visiting Bandelier National Monument. The campground is adjacent to Ponderosa Trailhead providing access to more than 70 miles (113 km) of hiking trails and is just a short drive from the Visitor Center, the Frijoles Canyon Shuttle System (mid-May to mid-October), and the town of Los Alamos, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Manhattan Project National Historic Site, and the Santa Fe National Forest.__ Ponderosa Group Campground is open year-round (water is only available from mid-May to mid-October). Same-day reservations are not permitted.____ Frijoles Canyon and the park Visitor Center are accessible only by shuttle bus from mid-May to mid-October. The shuttle bus system stops at the Bandelier Visitor Center, Juniper Campground, and the White Rock Visitor Center in the town of White Rock. Outside of the designated shuttle bus period, visitors may access all park areas by private vehicle.__ Public events are prohibited at Ponderosa Campground. Private events that adhere to campsite capacity limits, may be permitted after obtaining a special use permit. Visit the park's Permits & Reservations web page or call (505) 672-3861 ext. 1102.

      Recreation

      Accessible from Ponderosa Group Campground, the Ponderosa Trail descends into the park through ponderosa pine forest and connects to many other trails including the Middle Frijoles Trails which leads 8 miles (13 km) through Frijoles Canyon to the Visitor Center and Main Loop Trail.____ The Visitor Center houses museum exhibits, park film, information and ranger programs, Western National Parks Association sales outlet, and more.__ Entrance to Frijoles Canyon and the Visitor Center is by shuttle bus only from mid-May to mid-October. These areas are accesibile by private vehicle outside the shuttle bus period.Although rock climbing is prohibited within Bandelier National Monument, many popular climbs are within a short drive up Route 4 into the Jemez Mountains.

      Facilities

      Accessible from Ponderosa Group Campground, the Ponderosa Trail descends into the park through ponderosa pine forest and connects to many other trails including the Middle Frijoles Trails which leads 8 miles (13 km) through Frijoles Canyon to the Visitor Center and Main Loop Trail.____ The Visitor Center houses museum exhibits, park film, information and ranger programs, Western National Parks Association sales outlet, and more.__ Entrance to Frijoles Canyon and the Visitor Center is by shuttle bus only from mid-May to mid-October. These areas are accesibile by private vehicle outside the shuttle bus period.Although rock climbing is prohibited within Bandelier National Monument, many popular climbs are within a short drive up Route 4 into the Jemez Mountains.

      Natural Features

      Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres (13,355 ha) of rugged, beautiful canyon and mesa country which features evidence of human presence going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.____ Bandelier National Monument sits at the southern end of the Pajarito (Spanish for "little bird") Plateau. The plateau was formed by two eruptions 1.6 and 1.4 million years ago. Home to the Bandelier Wilderness, Bandelier ranges from 5340 feet (1628 m) at the Rio Grande River to the south and 10,199 feet (3109 m) at the summit of Cerro Grande to the north, almost a mile (1.6 km) of elevation change in just under 12 miles (19 km). This elevation gradient creates a unique diversity of habitats specific to Northern New Mexico. The diversity of habitats and quick access to water supported a relatively large population of Ancestral Pueblo people. Currently, Pi__on-Juniper woodlands dominate in the southern parts of the park transitioning through ponderosa pine savannahs and forests, finally reaching mixed conifer forests at the highest elevation. Scattered throughout the park are desert grasslands, montane meadows, and riparian areas in the canyon bottoms. Over 70 miles (113 km) of trails at Bandelier climb in and out of deep canyons and cross large flat mesas, showcasing the entire spectrum of volcanic geology and ecosystems found within the park.The park is home to over 55 species of mammals including mule deer, Abert's squirrels, mountain lions, black bears, and 16 species of bats. Reptiles and amphibians of all shapes and sizes can be seen. Birds such as Steller's jays, canyon towhees and mountain chickadees stay year-round, whereas turkey vultures, western tanagers, and black-headed grosbeaks are summer residents.

      Nearby Attractions

      The town of Los Alamos has shopping, museums, amenities, a movie theater, ice rink, ski hill, and is home to the Los Alamos unit of Manhattan Project National Historic Site.____ Nearby Department of Energy and US Forest Service lands provide trails which accommodate pets. Valles Caldera National Preserve is 16 miles (26 km) west of Bandelier.__ Jemez Historic Site is 37 miles (60 km) west. Pecos National Historical Park is 70 miles (113 km) southeast.__ Santa Fe, 40 miles (64 km) south of the park, is home to the New Mexico state capitol, museums, historic districts, art galleries, food, accomodations, and more.__

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group

      $50 / night


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