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Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
No Drinking Water
About Water Canyon Campground
This campground is located at an elevation of 6,800 feet in the Magdalena Mountains.
Access
Drive In, Walk In
Operator
National Forest
Features
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Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Water Canyon Campground is located in New Mexico
Latitude
34.025 N
Longitude
-107.132 W
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3 Reviews of Water Canyon Campground
Pleasant place, strange people

Have to agree with an earlier review of this site--the place is great, everything you'd want in a campground, but we encountered some strange visitors as well. We almost didn't stay because of the seemingly sketchy activity going on here, but it ended up being alright, and the campground itself is great. Nice area, picnic tables, firepits, vault toilets, trash and best of all, free.

We were climbing in the Socorro area for a few days and this site is about 20 minutes further down the road from the climbing area and about 30-35 minutes from Socorro. We stayed our first night here, and the next couple nights we just camped out at the climbing area, which proved much more pleasant (and equally free).

Rustic silence

Bathrooms but no showers. No water. Great campground. Beautiful view of rock faces across the canyon

First to Review
Great sites... sketchy visitors

This campground was great! Trails nearby, picnic tables, fire pits, and pit toilets…. Nice trees, good shade! We enjoyed smores that night! Lots of flies though…

However… while we stayed here there was a lot of strange traffic. We are guessing drug deals? All night long cars would come and go, meet up but never actually stay. They also were not cars that looked like lost outdoorsmen.

We used this as a site when rock climbing in Soccorro as it was right down the road!