Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Rio De Las Vacas Campground

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.

Natural Features

The campground is located amid stunning ponderosa pines in close proximity to the Rio de las Vacas.

Nearby Attractions

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.

ADA Access: N

National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Showers
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 20 ft.
Rio De Las Vacas Campground is located in New Mexico
35.9967 N
-106.8075 W
Get Directions
From Cuba, New Mexico, travel 11 miles east of Cuba on New Mexico State Highway 126. The campground is located approximately 11 miles from Cuba where lodging, restaurants, and gas stations are available. The campground is approximately a one and a half hour drive from Albuquerque.
4 Reviews of Rio De Las Vacas Campground
Really nice area!

Beautiful area with nice hikes and drives around it :)

Great site

Clear Creek was full so we camped her for the night and had a great place to park the pop up and our friends were out behind us in their tent. Very beautiful area!

My favorite campground so far!

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.

First to Review
Nice campground, somewhat noisy

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.

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