Pinon Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Pinon Campground Site

This is a nice, quiet and clean campground nestled among piñon and juniper trees.

The camp sites are nestled among mature piñon and juniper trees. It is tranquil and undiscovered with a few sites having a view of Quemado Lake. The campground is comprised of a family camping loop and a group camping loop.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Campground is open and potable water is available.    
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees There is a $10.00 fee for the tent site in this campground. This area is also used as a group campsite for which a reservation is required. Please contact Quemado R.D. for more info.  Interagency Senior and Access Passes are honored for the tent site area only for 50% discount.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 15 day stay limit for this campground. Fires permitted only in fire rings provided.  All pets must be on leash, except within an enclosed area.
Closest Towns: Quemado, NM
Water: Drinking water in Campground
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Operated By: Hosted
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone: (575) 773-4678

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
Quemado is 21 miles from the campground. The nearby Snuffy's Steakhouse and Cowboy Saloon, full of local color and character, makes a good place for a "cooks night off." There are also limited groceries available at Snuffys along with information about local events and activities.



Just west of Quemado, NM, take NM 32 south 14.2 miles to Quemado Lake/NM 103 sign. At sign turn left onto NM 103 and go 4 miles to where Forest Road 13 (gravel) begins. Continue straight on FR 13 for 1.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. Maps are currently being developed for the campsite.

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Campground Camping

There are 22 developed tent sites each with picnic tables and fire rings/bbq grills.  The tent sites are available on a first come, first served basis.  The sites have level gravel pads.

Fire Information22
No. of Sites22
No. of Accessible sites2
Status: Open

RV Camping

RV hookups are available. Some sites are large enough for self contained RVs up to 30 feet.  RV dump station is available at the entrance to the campground (May 1 to September 30). Dump fee is $5.00.

Status: Open

Group Camping

There are two group camping sites available.  Group sites require reservation.  Please call 505-773-4678 for info.


Status: Open
Reservation required?: Y


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Camping trailer Some larger sites available
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Accessible 2 sites
Picnic tables Each site
Fee charged for some activities $10 per day, $5 RV dump fee
Tent camping 22 sites
Drinking water Yes