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Laid back life, close to town

Campsites are small yet private due to the wonderful shrubbery and small trees. There is a great trail that winds through the back of the property. The bathrooms could use an upgrade, but after all, it is a campground. Pool in the summer and fire pits in the winter. I love this campground!

Great location and beautiful pine forest

Just 15 mins from downtown Sant Fe this beautiful campsite is an easy and great escape and alternative.

For the size of the campground the sites are pretty cramped which is unfortunate but nothing too serious.

Basic campsite with picnic tables, tent mats and pit toilets.

Wife's favorite

Camped out in the open. Bright full moon. Beautiful trail along creek. Awesome stone shelters

Quiet, beautiful, and had it all to myself for a day.

Quiet mountain lake with ponderosa pines surrounding it. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Great spot in the Santa Fe National Forest

We camped here on a Monday night in late September and had no trouble finding an open site without a reservation. The spots were a little close together, but thick foliage in between provided some nice shade and privacy. There was also a nice stone wall at our site to help with erosion control. Good fire pit too. 

Toilets were clean and stocked. 

The Black Canyon Loop trail at the north end of the campground is a great jaunt up to a view of the Santa Fe watershed and the Pecos Wilderness. It's 1.3 miles long and does a lollipop loop allowing for different views on the way up and back - would highly recommend.

State park

Nice state park. We dry camped with water site

Secluded but not at the same time

This campground was great! It was 10 bucks a night per vehicle, but the trails, bathrooms and campsites themselves were very well maintained. The campsites are spaced out enough with forest that other campers shouldn't bother you, unless of course they're being loud and obnoxious. It feels more Backcountry than it really is. Highly recommend if you're not looking to go to far from the city.

Great Camping!

The 8 camp sites have a good distance between them so it was fairly private when we camped over Labor Day Weekend 2019. There was quite a bit of traffic on the nearby road but it was a holiday weekend so this was completely understandable. There were a lot of 4 wheelers and rangers so during the day there was quite a bit of noise. The nights were very quiet and peaceful with the nearby creek. I’d like to camp here again on a regular weekend without the increased traffic. Overall, a great site to camp!

Roadside Northern New Mexico

I liked the small roadside campground in the Carson National Forest. It’s located near some of the smaller ski slopes about 30 miles south of Taos NM on Highway 518 near Rock Wall New Mexico. The National Forest Service campground has 10 sites along a nice mountain stream. The campground is just off the highway with some privacy between the campsites. They have picnic tables and fire rings and clean Pit toilets. This site did not have a host and works from a self service. The hiking and fishing are the highlights here along with the scenery. I also appreciated this was mostly empty in the peak summer season. This is a nice option if you want to avoid the crowds a do some trout fishing in a relatively quite location. The only downside is the noise from the highway.

Beautiful Setting

Great place in a beautiful wooded hillside southwest of Santa Fe about 15 mins or so. They have a pool, a small dog park and a great little hiking trail with good views of the surrounding mountains. Nice facilities, a small store and a laundry mat make it a great place to explore Santa Fe and the surrounding area.

KOA better than most

This was a quick overnight to dump and refill. We arrived just as the office was closing. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. This has all the normal stuff you would expect from a KOA plus some services we didn't use like cable TV. It is located in the foothills so it is not out in the hot windy flatlands or the cool woods. It is close to but not in or near SantaFe.

Great Northern New Mexico Camp

We stayed at this site on the way back to Texas from our Colorado trip this summer. This is a great National Forest Campground south of Taos in the Carson Forest. The campground is just off the highway and situated in a beautiful mountain pine forest and next to a great trout stream. You have great shade during the hotter summer months. It’s far enough away from the highway that you don’t hear the traffic. It has a huge meadow and group camp site which look fantastic. The individual sites have some privacy between the sites and come equipped with fire pits and picnic tables. We made a reservation but the camp had a number of open sites in the peak summer season. The highlight here is the proximity of great hiking to nearby lakes and fishing in the trout stream. They had great facilities including clean pit toilets and some historic log cabins. They have a camp host and the sites accommodate tents and smaller vans and campers. I would give this another visit on our next trip to NM.

Close to town but felt like way out in the woods.

As nice a campground as you could want and only be 15 minutes from center of town.  The walk to tent camp sites are great, and a short walk.  It was just myself when I stayed, looking for a place to sleep and break up drive from Phoenix to Denver.  I would go back with family, but most weekends seem booked, so reserve when you can!

Quiet at 8000’

Tent camped at this location in the middle of September (a week before closing). Very beautiful place to watch the leaves change, trailheads close by and picnic tables at each site. The site didn’t have an actual tent pad but we easily found a spot to pitch a tent. Will definitely be back!

Cool Tipi Glamping

Great location down a maintained dirt road. About 25 minutes from Santa Fe and practically in the National Forest. Property owner was extremely nice and showed us the ins and outs of the tipi and horse trailer which has been flipped into a bathroom and shower. Enjoyed ourselves enough to pay for an extra night.

A quick escape

Close enough to the city to run back and get supplies or something you forgot, but in the mountains to give you some nature. Campsites are fairly close together and can be pretty busy. No water, plenty of shade. Campsites are nice though. Facilities could be better maintained.

Great family spot

Such a nice well maintained campground. Stayed here in a single tent site which was large enough for 6 adults and three kids to hang out comfortably. Went exploring in the river next to the campground and then took a short hike up the river to some amazing river canyon views. Recommend reserving a site during their busy season as the campground filled up quickly.

Clean and safe but basic

Basic sites at expensive prices. It was clean and safe. There was a dog run. They had bushes which were overdue trimming between sites. We couldn’t open our awning due to the low limbs. Our site was FULL of ant mounds of three varieties.

We loved our stay here

This was our first outing in a truck and camper shell. Even though it was the weekend (a couple days after) of the Fourth of July we got a good spot and there was actually empty spaces next to us. I think all the sites have their own picnic tables and many of them have shelters over the tables. This came in handy since it rained while we were there. There is a large field that gets mowed and great for kids to play. There’s also a small playground. The stream was nice and my boyfriend caught a couple of fish. There’s also a small trail that goes up the mountain and around the campground. It was a fairly easy trail for us 20-something’s and we did it in about an hour or shorter. We really liked their main bathroom! It had heaters that kept it warm and they were really clean. Next time we will try out their showers. We really enjoyed that it offered almost everything we needed and at a great price compared to KOA camps!

Santa Fe

My favorite KOA, this one is nestled in the ever greens close to the Pecos National Forest. The office is reminiscent of an Adobe home and the hosts are super nice and welcoming. The spaces are ample and the facilities clean.

Small forest service campground near hiking trails.

Water provided by pump spigot - no hook ups.

Primitive campground with amazing view

No water available. Can get quite windy.

First to Review
Basic campground 14 miles from town. It is a etty area with decent fishing.

There is no drinking water available.

Very nice park

Level gravel full hookup service. Rally room very large and outdoor space nice. WiFi not so great and ATT service poor. No cable tv service. Rest rooms very clean.

Roadside hillside wide open camp ground.

Quiet at night, not much privacy and road noise.

Bundle up

Nice camping. No water but pit toilets were clean. Hosts were nice. Seemed private even when full.

Holy Ghost

We spent the day here hiking and picnicking. There is a fee for day use ($8) same price each night for camping. Vaulted toilets and bear proof trash cans. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. There is a group site that needs to be reserved. We plan on coming back to camp.

Nice, clean campground

Nice, shaded spots with fire pits and picnic tables. Clean vault toilets but no water, be sure to take your own. Plenty of nearby hiking and fishing. Gets busy on the weekends so get there early to get a spot. Saw a deer walk right by our campground during the evening hours. We will definitely be going back. So many stars at night!

Great location! Large sites. Very clean.

This is the park in Santa Fe for big rigs. Friendly and family owned. They create a sense of community for travelers with local performers and dance lessons. Beautiful patio outside of the community building.  

This park has sculptures and antique ranch equipment throughout. There’s also a trail around the whole park for waking. Beautiful views from the north and west side of the park. 

Restrooms and showers are extremely clean. I wish we could assign 4.5 stars. We would have given this park 5 stars if there were more trees/shade. That’s par for the course however in the high desert.

Gorgeous stop off of I-40

Me and my family were looking simply for a night to rest after a long drive. About 25 minutes off of 1-40, we drove through the quaint, pretty town to get to our campsite which is all easy to find and access. We were stunned in the morning by the scenic overlook we camped on and the air smelled and felt great. There is a pleasant hike that leads to a sort of fortification that was historically garrisoned by some Texan insurgents at some point during the Mexican American war. Check it out!