Aeroplane Mesa Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Aeroplane Mesa Campsite

Great area for hunters and back country riders to access the Wilderness.

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 turn off of to the Negrito Firebase, approximately 15 miles from the Campground. Reserve, the closest town offer 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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Campground Camping

There are six primitive campsites available.

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

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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

RV Camping

Group Camping

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

Status: Open
Open Season: May-November


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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