Less than two hours from the city of Albuquerque, Rio de las Vacas Campground offers a cool oasis from the New Mexico heat. Visitors delight in the hiking and fishing opportunities available in the shade of the pine covered Jemez Mountains.
Local streams and the San Gregorio reservoir provide fishing opportunities for anglers, and hikers will delight in the many hiking opportunities in the nearby San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
The Rio de las Vacas Campground includes paved RV pads, fire rings, picnic tables, and vault toilets.
The campground is located amid stunning ponderosa pines in close proximity to the Rio de las Vacas.
The San Pedro Parks Wilderness, just north of the Rio de las Vacas Campground, offers easy and scenic day hikes. The minimal grade increases of the trails into the San Pedro Parks make this wilderness an ideal backpacking destination for beginners and experienced backpackers alike. Three main trailheads, the San Gregorio, Palomas and Los Pinos, are within driving distance of the campground.
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Small primitive campground! Beautiful scenery. Adorable little creek right there. Vault bathrooms were clean, but we were there early in the season. Big trees all around. Still some snow on the ground.
Camped here twice so far. Great location for popups, tents, and some spots for larger travel trailers, but not many. It fills up fast and the place can be noisy with ATVs racing through the site. Developed sites, and a creek runs along one side of the camp. Toilets are onsite and I think the fee was $10 / day. Take bug spray, lyme carrying ticks do live here.