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Location

Paliza Family Campground is located in New Mexico

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Directions

From the Jemez Ranger Station go south 13 miles to the junction of State Road 290. Turn left and follow State Road 290 approximately 7 miles. State Road 290 will then turn into Forest Road 10 which is a graveled single lane road. Continue on Forest Road 10 for an additional 2.25 miles to campground turnoff. Do not confuse with Paliza Family Campground which is also on Forest Road 10 at the junction of Forest Road 10 and 266.

Coordinates

35.7044469 N
106.62708728 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Fair
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites

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2 Reviews

Reuben
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2020

Outstanding little campground with great sites

Although there are no hook-ups and currently, you can't reserve spots in advance, this campsite is absolutely worth the effort to secure a space. It is relatively small but it is VERY peaceful. About an hour from Albuquerque, but it feels worlds away. While some of the sites are a bit close together, most are quite large. We stayed at one of the"medium" sized spaces and there was room for our rig(30 ft) our tow vehicle and 2 large tents(our adult kids), plus a great fire pit, grill and sturdy picnic table. Our space(#16) backed up against the forest, so we had huge amounts of room and privacy. Cell coverage is VERY spotty. While you can make phone calls almost anytime, expect a garbled experience. As far as data...it popped in occasionally, based on the sudden arrival of hours worth of emails, but do NOT expect to stay here and enjoy those advantages of "modern life." You will be largely disconnected. Forget about surfing the web. The lots are relatively level. Some back up against a very nice stream(these are grabbed up first, of course). There are toilet facilities(vault toilets) throughout the grounds and the camp hosts do a remarkable job of keeping them clean and the odors at a minimum. 3 of the sites have wooden shelters, built in the 1930's. These feature chimneys! You're also quite close to the start of Paliza trail, which is a roughly 4 mile roundtrip, and ends at "Goblin Village", a rather amazing collection of hoodoos. This ought to be a more major site, in my opinion, but when we hiked there on a Saturday noon-time, we had the entire amazing place to ourselves. That was a great experience. The little village of Ponderosa is just a couple of miles away, and it contains Ponderosa Winery, a small winery with a modest tasting room, but you can buy a bottle and sit out on their grounds and enjoy the views. We had a GREAT 3 nights here, and look forward to coming again. Certainly recommend this spot!

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Matt M.
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2020

Easy access and amazing views

Camping in Santa Fe National Forest is great if you know what you're in for. There aren't a ton of amenities depending on where you camp and it's in high elevations so during winter months it can get FREEZING. We went in November and it got down to negative temperatures. Thankfully my wife's sleeping bag was rated for -20 but I was not that fortunate. So for sure if you're going in the winter then be prepared! 

Other than this the views up in the mountains were amazing and each site has a picnic table, fire pit, and a location for a tent. 

Definitely would recommend checking out!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed at Paliza Family Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Paliza Family Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Paliza Family Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Paliza Family Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Paliza Family Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is available.