Dipping Vat Campground

Area Status: Open
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Dipping Vat Campground Lake View

This is a fantastic place to get away from it all!

Dipping Vat is located adjacent to the west side of Snow Lake. Snow Lake is approximately 52 miles southeast of Reserve, New Mexico. The campground offers a variety of activities to the visitor, including fishing, overnight camping, and hiking. Dipping Vat has a potable water system including a well with a pump. Snow Lake is stocked with trout three times a year, early spring, early summer, and late fall.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Dipping Vat Campground is open.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees There is a $5.00 per day per site per vehicle for this campground.
Open Season: July
Restrictions: There is a 15 day stay limit.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited.
Hunting is prohibited in the campground.
Closest Towns: Reserve, NM
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Reserve Ranger District
Phone: (575)533-6231

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
Reserve is the closest town with amenities. There are several gas station, convenience stores. The town offers motel and restaurant opportunities as well.

Temperatures can drop suddenly. Plan accordingly.

Please keep animals on a leash.


The campground is located 52 miles SE of Reserve via FR141, SR28 and CA021.

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Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

There are no hookups and this campground cannot accomodate RVs over 19 feet in length.

Status: Open
Open Season: April-November

Campground Camping

There are 40 developed sites, each with picnic tables and fire rings.  The campsites are mainly flat.

Fire Information40
No. of Sites40
No. of Accessible sites0
Status: Open
Open Season: April-November


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Camping trailer No hook-ups. Over 19 feet not recommened.
Toilets Vault toilet (6) - No Showers
Picnic tables Each site
Fee charged for some activities $5 per night, per vehicle
Tent camping 40 mainly flat sites
Drinking water Available seasonally at 4 stations
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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