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Navajo Dam , NEW MEXICO

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Most Recent Navajo Dam Camping Reviews
Dispersed camping only

There is no campground here but dispersed camping is allowed in some areas.

Our favorite camping spot near home.

Nice sites, all with tables and firepits. Mostly level. 24 total, some pull-thrus

Very quiet!

Nice quiet FREE place to stay the night even though there were quite a few campers. Camping is in the parking lot area and basically any pull off you can find a space. If you’re in a tent just hike off anywhere and pitch it for the night. There are no trail markers so just be aware while exploring the very cool formations. Off hwy 371, at the T in the road turn left (Google maps said to turn right just FYI) continue down to parking lot or along the road.

There are pit toilets, no water or garbage. I was able to get AT&T and Verizon cell reception.

Ranger Review: Banner and Oak Hat at Bisti Badlands

This campground is more like a parking lot with extended canyons for camping. You can set up shop right on the outskirts of the parking lot on the flat ground or in the nearby canyons or turnoffs on the road to get the the parking lot. 

There is a pit toilet located there that is really well taken care of. There is also a picnic shelter for those super hot days when you are in need of shade. 

You can also backpack across the wilderness area as well. You will need to check the weather and supply extra water since there is not much shade and no water sources. 

For Hiking: We used Gaia GPS to pinpoint our coordinates to the "cool" spots and ended up getting detoured due to really cool formations all over the place. We were like moths to flames. It is such a cool spot and LOTS to see!

Gear review: Banner and Oak Freedom to Explore hat

Occasionally as a Ranger we get the opportunity to test out some gear from time to time. I got this hat for my partner and he wanted to test it out for a while before we reviewed it so we thought this was the perfect opportunity. You can find the hat here: https://bannerandoak.com/collections/hats/products/horizon-olive

This hat is extremely fashionable and comfortable. The color is a perfect Olive with black writing that says "Freedom To Explore". There is a mesh lining on the inner front of the hat that helps with sweat and heat. It also keeps you from getting a line across your forehead when removing the hat. He wore it all day and didn't take it off once for it being too loose or too tight. Even after a week fo wearing it everyday it didn't get that gross sweat smell that normal hats get. 

The back of the hat has a buckle closure instead of snaps so it lays nice on the back of your head and doesn't dig in.

Great spot!!!

Great site! It's about 12 miles down usfs22. Takes about 35-40 minutes to get back there. Road is very well maintained. Follow signs for parking once to get to end of road. There is a bathroom and multiple sites right on the river! Heard some coyotes in the distance! And hunters will frequent there!

Absolutely beautiful. Perfect rural spot near the Piedra river.

This site is amazing. It’s free of charge if you can get there. The road leading to the campsite is dirt on the side of a cliff. No rail guards, so you have to be brave to make it up there. The drive is worth it once you get to the river-side sites this campground has to offer. There are tagged cattle that roam through the grounds. No potable water, though there is a vault toilet. It seemed like the fly fishers caught a lot of fish! Strict throw back policy though. I spent 5 days here and didn’t want to leave. Great little place to get away from civilization.