Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Sam Tobias Group CG - pavilion

The Group Campground has capacity for up to 100 people for camping or picnicking. All units are wheelchair accessible and have pavilions, picnic tables, campfire pits, grills, water, vault toilets. 3 sites for 60/80/100 people in meadow setting provide popular group activity destination and trails/forest roads for hiking access into adjoining forest Large group facilities only. The campground has been recently renamed after firefighter Sam Tobias who lost his life in the summer of 2000.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed until spring 2017.  Reservations needed or 877-444-6777 
Operational Hours: Around the clock 
Reservations: or 877-444-6777 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $60 per night for 1-60 people. $80 per night for 61-80 people. $100 per night for 81-100 people. 
Open Season: May 15, 2015 - September 15, 2015
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days - RV's limited to 40' 
Closest Towns: Ruidoso, NM 
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Immediately adjacent to the north of the Smokey Bear Ranger Station is Cedar Creek Rd (Forest road 88). Turn left on this road, follow Forest Road 88 for less than 1 mile and you will see the signs and gates for the campgrounds on your right. This campground is the 2nd set of facilities you will see on your right.

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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Parking Pavilion included
Tent camping
Drinking water