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Jacks Creek Horse Camp

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About

National Forest

The Jacks Creek Trailhead is located 21 miles on NM 63. Uses : Trailhead parking and access for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding. Facilities : Vault toilets, trash bins, drinking water. Special Instructions : Users are encouraged to recycle and pack out trash. Please visit the Leave No Trace website for more information about frontcounty and backcountry outdoor ethics at www.lnt.org.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Equestrian

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  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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M
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Jack’s Creek

Lovely small camping area about 15 mi north of Pecos, NM on NM 63. 2 loops. Good sites for car/tent camping. Well maintained with clean vault toilets. Fire rings and picnic tables. Rained every afternoon (real boomers!) while we were there, but no problem for us. Will definitely visit again!

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2020

Gorgeous but busy campground

We arrived early on a Tuesday and snagged a tree heavy site on the upper loop. The sites on the outside of the loops are decently wooded, smaller and not well suited to RVs. The sites on the inside of the loops have longer, RV sized pull in and little trees. Vault toilets are well maintained by the very active camp host, Mark. There is potable water from a well two miles down the mountain and trash, but packing out much that can’t be burned is encouraged. Pick up firewood in Pecos, there is enough dead & down tinder at the site. Dogs allowed on leash at all times, quite time begins at 10pm. The closer we got to the weekend, the more crowded and noisy the site became. One night, multiple campers arrived after dark and noisily set up camp. I’m sure the state parks being closed forced more people into the National Forest, but it’s a great site. There are several trailhead and just down the hill is easy access to creeks and fishing. We had great weather, upper 70’s during the day, dipping to low 50’s overnight. Each site has large fire rings with cooking grates and at least one picnic table, some with two. Sites are close together so try to grab one at the end of the loop for a little privacy.

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2016

Jack's Creek: excellent mountain visit

Spent a few night exploring the Pecos Wilderness via Jack's Creek. Great overnight spot to use as a "home base" with lots of trail access. Multiple units of corrals and plenty of parking and turnaround space for large trailers. Would be a nice area for group trail exploration. Nice bathrooms there at the camp, and a beautiful view of the mountains. We explored Cave Creek Trail in one direction as well as rode up to Round Mountain in the other direction. Round Mountain offers superb views and a nice trail through the aspens. Highly recommend and will be back!

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Jacks Creek Horse Camp is located in New Mexico

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Coordinates

35.8349679 N
105.65561175 W

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