Head of the Ditch Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Head of the Ditch Campground

This campground offers an easily accessible rustic streamside camping experience amongst tall pines

Head of the Ditch Campground is located in a scenic valley approximately 1.5 miles west of historic Luna, New Mexico on US Highway 180. The campground is marked with a blue campground sign, not with a Forest Service campground sign. Water from the San Francisco River which runs through the campground is used for irrigation in Luna Valley. The campground is located at the head of the irrigation ditch which gives Head of the Ditch Campground its name. The campground has a large open area and shady campsites with pine, oak, cottonwood, and willow trees.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground will be open through the winter.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 15 day stay limit.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited in the campground.
Closest Towns: Luna, NM
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone: (575) 547-2611 (Luna Office) or (575) 773-4678 (Quemado RD Office)

General Information

General Notes:

General Notes
Head of the Ditch Campground fills up fast during the Luna Pioneer Days and Rodeo weekend (usually the third weekend of July).

This is a pack in/pack out area.

Closest Stores:
There is a small store and restaurant in Luna. The restaurant is closed from November to spring. Alpine, AZ (west of the campground on US 180) also offers many amenities of a small town.


From Luna, NM go west on US 180 approximately 1.5 miles. The campgound is marked with a blue campground sign and is on the left side of the road. Maps are currently being developed for the campsite.

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RV Camping

There are 3 developed sites suitable for self contained RV camping.  No hookups or dumping station.

Status: Open

Campground Camping

There are many user defined campsites with user built rock fire pits.

Fire Information5
No. of Sites12
No. of Accessible sites0
Status: Open


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Camping trailer 3 Sites - No Hookups
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Picnic tables 5
Tent camping 12 Sites
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