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Established Camping

Las Petacas Campground

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National Forest

Carson National Forest

Set in a beautiful canyon quite close to Taos, there is good access to Rio Fernando de Taos for fishing.

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Location

Las Petacas Campground is located in New Mexico

Detail location of campground

Directions

4 miles southeast of Taos via US 64

Coordinates

36.382 N
105.5214 W

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  • Drive-In
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
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For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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3 Reviews

Molly S.The Dyrt ADMIN User
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2024

Basic Campground Near Taos

Campground is super close to Taos. About 9 primitive campsites next to the road and creek. If you want to be near town and don't mind the road noise, then this is an easy camping spot to check out.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Las Petacas Campground by Molly S., June 6, 2024
  • Review photo of Las Petacas Campground by Molly S., June 6, 2024
  • Review photo of Las Petacas Campground by Molly S., June 6, 2024
Steve & Ashley  G.
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2019

Hippy Bus Campground

Las Petacas is just east of Taos on Highway 64. The campground is located just a few feet from the highway along a small creek. The campground has about 15 sites located along the creek with some privacy between sites. You should be able to find a site here even during summer peak season. This site is in the Carson National Forest and does have a camp host. The highlight during our visit was a crazy two story hippy bus. I have never seen anything quite like this bus during our two years on the road. Anyway the toilets are clean and sites are maintained. This is a good option if your looking to get close to Taos or doing some hiking in the Carson Forest. The two campers here were local long term visitors. This is a good option if you are traveling through and need a easy to access site.

  • Review photo of Las Petacas Campground by Steve & Ashley  G., August 17, 2019
  • Review photo of Las Petacas Campground by Steve & Ashley  G., August 17, 2019
  • Review photo of Las Petacas Campground by Steve & Ashley  G., August 17, 2019
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Deacon J.
Reviewed May. 22, 2018

Paradise near Taos

We had interned to stay at la Sombra yet it was still closed. What a fortunate closure! This site was fantastic and we stayed in site 9 right on the river. The system for paying for a site can be a bit confusing as you may reserve online and pay at site. We were double booked and again what a fortunate issue. We shared the spot with a wonderful couple from Europe and enjoyed a most delightful time. The trails are all easily accessible and Taos is minutes away. Northern New Mexico was truly enchanting and a must see!

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Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Las Petacas Campground by Deacon J., May 22, 2018
  • Review photo of Las Petacas Campground by Deacon J., May 22, 2018
  • Review photo of Las Petacas Campground by Deacon J., May 22, 2018
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