San Antonio Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

 Located adjacent to the San Antonio River, the campground is situated in the Ponderosa Pine forest. Campground elevation is 7,600 feet above sea level. Come prepared for warm days and cooler nights. The campground was completely rebuilt and reopened in August, 2010. A paved walking trail along the river provides stream access for fishing.

Uses: overnight camping, hiking and fishing.

Facilities: Extremely popular camping area with 21 single sites and a group site with nine walk-in camp sites and a pavillion which accomodates up to 100 people. The campground has six camp sites with electric and water hook-ups for trailers and RV's up to 35 feet. Drinking water available. Vault toilets; no dump station available.

Special Instructions: This campground is designated as a reduced impact and recycle campground. Users are encouraged to recycle (recycle bins on site) and pack out trash. Cutting live vegetation is prohibited. Charcoal only in pedestal cooking grills.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check out time is 2:00 PM,  check in time is 3:00 PM. 14 day stay maximum.
Reservations: From early May through early September all campsites are reserved through www.recreation.gov or by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777. Prior to May 10 and after September 10 the campground becomes a first-come first-serve without reservations.
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees $10/vehicle/night for single unit; $15 per night for hook-up sites. Only two (2) vehicles are permitted at a camp site.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed at all times while in campground area.
Closest Towns: La Cueva with country store and lodging is two miles from campground. Jemez Springs offers food, lodging and other services. 
Water: Potable water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
Passes: America the Beautiful/Golden Age Passes
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Very popular campground. Early arrival is suggested. No day use activities, such as picnics, are allowed. Although the campground has an on-site drinking water supply, a five (5) gallon per trailer or RR restriction may be in effect. Please bring potable water with you if available. 

General Information

Directions:

From the Jemez Ranger Station go 7.5 miles to the junction of State Road 126 at La Cueva. Turn left at the stop sign and follow State Road 126 approximately two miles to campground turnoff.


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