Aeroplane Mesa Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Aeroplane Mesa Campsite

Aeroplane Mesa campground is a great location for hikers and horseback riders to access the Wilderness.

The area is relatively open and 'park-like' with grass interspersed with trees.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Road is in rough condition after a wet winter but passable with 2 wheel drive vehicles. Travel with caution, especially if pulling trailers. Low water crossing is still running water, be sure to cross on rock to avoid getting stuck.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Permit Info: Hunting licenses are required for hunting
Open Season: All year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 15 day stay limit.

OHVs and ATVs prohibited in the campground
Closest Towns: Reserve, NM
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Reserve Ranger District
Phone: (575) 533-6231

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
A pay phone is located at the turnoff to the Negrito Firebase, approximately 15 miles from the campground. Reserve, the closest town offers all common ammenities.

Safety Note:
The temperature can change drastically and quickly.  Please be properly equipped.


Left hand turn off CA021 by Snow Lake on 142A. Travel East 4 miles to the Campground.

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Group Camping

There are 2 group camping sites available on a first come, first served basis.

Status: Open
Open Season: May-November

RV Camping

Campground Camping

There are six primitive campsites available.

The ground in the campground is mainly flat. The area can get very muddy after rain.

Reservation InfoNone. Sites are available on a first-come first-serve basis
Fire Information4 grills are available
No. of Sites6 sites are available
Fees: No fee charged


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Camping trailer Self-contained only with no hook-ups
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Tent camping 6 Sites
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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