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Santa Barbara Campground

3 Reviews

About This Campground

Santa Barbara Campground is situated nicely on the edge of the Pecos Wilderness area and next to Rio Santa Barbara, a beautiful and healthy trout stream.


This is a great drop off point for hikers and horseback riders seeking close access to the Pecos Wilderness and Jicarita…


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 65 ft.


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite


3 Reviews of Santa Barbara Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Robin T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2020

Great location but small noisy campground

This campground has a PERFECT location, right on the border of the Pecos wilderness with fabulous hiking.  There is also fantastic fishing there, which many guests took advantage of all weekend.  However, this campground only has 15 single sites, but most were occupied by double the amount…

  • views on the trail
  • fantastic hiking trails
  • butterflies butterflies everywhere!
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2019

Great family spot

Such a nice well maintained campground. Stayed here in a single tent site which was large enough for 6 adults and three kids to hang out comfortably. Went exploring in the river next to the campground and then took a short hike up the river to some amazing river canyon views. Recommend reserving…

  • Beautiful hike up the river
Reviewed May. 22, 2019

Quiet Weekday Getaway

Quiet weekdays. Busy weekends. Vault toilets pretty decent. Site quality varies but most look pretty level. Most have some shade. Sites are gravel and well spaced. Santa Barbara river runs right by and can really flow fast in the spring (watch your kids!). Water at spigots spaced throughout…

  • View of the Pecos
  • Spring flowers


Santa Barbara Campground is located in New Mexico


From the junction with State Road 75, follow SR 73 1.4 miles to the Santa Barbara Road. Turn left onto the Santa Barbara Road. Then travel 6.2 miles to the campground. Santa Barbara Road becomes Forest System Road 116 when the pavement ends.


36.08910022 N
105.61010028 W

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