Santa Barbara


29 campsites at popular drop-off/pick-up point for Pecos Wilderness hikers and riders seeking closest access to Truchas Peaks.


  • Adjacent to Rio Santa Barbara 
  • Fishing
  • Trailhead into the Pecos Wilderness
  • Group camping sites

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $16/Night for single unit, $30.00 Double, $5.00 Extra vehicle fee, and $3.00/vehicle at trailhead.
Open Season: May 21st.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: 12 miles southeast of Penasco along Forest Road 116, off of State Highway 73.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3), UNKNOWN Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: For more information contact:  Camino Real Ranger District.

General Information

Directions: 12 miles southeast of Rodarte via FR 116

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Opens May through September. 21 campsites at elevation 8,900.Santa Barbara Campground

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites21 double site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Camping trailer Trailer mobility - under 32'
Picnic tables
Tent camping 22 family units.
Drinking water
Areas & Activities


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8,900 feet