The campground offers a respite from the heat in a setting of aspen and mature ponderosa pine trees, approximately 6 miles south of Fort Wingate. This is the most recently renovated campground on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District. This area has a rich history of railroad logging, and the original town of McGaffey was built in the vicinity of McGaffey Lake a few miles down the road. Remember to pay attention to road conditions and your vehicle's abilities before driving off of the main road.
At a Glance
Campground opens 9 May. Will close mid-September.
Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
$5/site for overnight camping; $5/site for day use (picnic/parking)
There is a 14 day stay limit for this campground; Trailers limited to less than 22 feet in length.
Fort Wingate, NM
Vault Toilet (2)
Federal Recreational Lands Passes are accepted: 1/2 off usage fees with the Access and Senior Passes; Annual Pass not valid; Military Pass accepted.
Mt. Taylor Ranger District: (505) 287-8833
Take Fort Wingate Exit 33 from I-40 and drive south through Fort Wingate, continuing 6 miles further on SR 400 to the campground entrance on the west side of the road.