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Best Tent Sites Near Lincoln National Forest, NM (15)

    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Primitive Sites — White Sands National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Primitive Sites — White Sands National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Primitive Sites — White Sands National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Primitive Sites — White Sands National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Primitive Sites — White Sands National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Primitive Sites — White Sands National Park

    1.

    Backcountry Primitive Sites — White Sands National Park

    23 Reviews
    123 Photos
    256 Saves
    Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico

    Due to rehabilitation of camping sites, backcountry camping is closed.

    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Market
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Karr Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Karr Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Karr Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Karr Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Karr Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Karr Canyon Campground

    2.

    Lower Karr Canyon Campground

    5 Reviews
    10 Photos
    50 Saves
    Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico

    Lower Karr Canyon Campground has undeveloped campsites scattered above and below the Karr Canyon Picnic Area. Forest Road 63 is gravel and can be rough. Fire rings are available. Tent camping is allowed here and there are a number of lovely spots for you to choose from, all of which are accessible by walking in to the site from the parking area.

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    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from James Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from James Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from James Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from James Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from James Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from James Canyon Campground

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    James Canyon Campground

    5 Reviews
    43 Photos
    32 Saves
    Mayhill, New Mexico

    James Canyon Campground offer 5 sites along US82 just west of Mayhill, NM. The lower elevation of 6,800' means this small site is usable longer than most Sacramento Mountain area campgrounds when the snows begin. Picnic tables, grills, and one group ramada among scattered pine trees. 16' RV limit. James Canyon Campground - General Area

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Lincoln National Forest Slide Group Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lincoln National Forest Slide Group Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alamo Peak Rd
    Camper-submitted photo from Alamo Peak Rd
    Camper-submitted photo from Alamo Peak Rd
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    Camper-submitted photo from Dry Canyon Near Hang Glider Launch
    Camper-submitted photo from Dry Canyon Near Hang Glider Launch
    Camper-submitted photo from Dry Canyon Near Hang Glider Launch
    Camper-submitted photo from Dry Canyon Near Hang Glider Launch
    Camper-submitted photo from Dry Canyon Near Hang Glider Launch
    Camper-submitted photo from Dry Canyon Near Hang Glider Launch
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Campground

    7.

    Skyline Campground

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    96 Saves
    Ruidoso, New Mexico

    The Skyline Campground is located just south of the famous Monjeau Lookout tower along Forest Road 117 at a little over 9,000' elevation. Access to it is via a well kept but steep gravel road but with inclement weather, this road can become rough and difficult to use. There are 17 sites here for tents only. Breathtaking mountain views abound and access to the White Mountain Wilderness can be found at the site via the Crest (T25) Trailhead. No trash service at this site. Please pack out what you pack in.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Monjeau Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Monjeau Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Monjeau Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Monjeau Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Monjeau Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Monjeau Campground

    8.

    Monjeau Campground

    4 Reviews
    8 Photos
    67 Saves
    Ruidoso, New Mexico

    Monjeau Lookout is a famous landmark on the Smokey Bear Ranger District built originally in 1936 and then reconstructed in 1940 as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps project. This site is a wonderful and adventurous place to visit. Roads leading up to the site are dirt and can be steep in places. Visit during the summer months as the road leading to it closes during the winter with the advent of snow. Monjeau Lookout is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Click Here for a recent article from the "Lookout Network" detailing the entire history of this place.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Stanton Cave Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Stanton Cave Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Stanton Cave Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Stanton Cave Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Stanton Cave Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Stanton Cave Campground

    9.

    Fort Stanton Cave Campground

    7 Reviews
    18 Photos
    72 Saves
    Capitan, New Mexico

    Several shelters, tables and fire rings are located here as well as a vault toilet. All sites are dry and on a first come/first served basis. The access road off of US 380 is graveled. There are no fees for camping in this area.

    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area

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    Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area

    3 Reviews
    18 Photos
    67 Saves
    Nogal, New Mexico

    The Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area is located at the end of Forest Road 107 in Bonito Canyon. It is a popular dispersed camping site with access to the adjacent White Mountain Wilderness Area and its trails.

    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular tent campground near Lincoln National Forest is Backcountry Primitive Sites — White Sands National Park with a 4.7-star rating from 23 reviews.

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