Hopewell Lake Campground


Area Status: Closed

View of Hopewell Lake through the trees with rolling hills in the background.

Hopewell Lake Campground sits next to its scenic namesake lake between Tres Piedras and Tierra Amarilla in northern New Mexico. Visitors enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing and canoeing.

Natural Features: Hopewell Lake is a small, man-made lake, set high in the Carson National Forest at an elevation of 9,500 feet. A forest of conifer and aspen trees covers the area and offers partial shade in the campground.

Recreation: The 14-acre lake is perfect for canoeing and is regularly stocked with rainbow and brook trout. Several trails begin in the campground and are popular with horseback riders and hikers.

Facilities: The campground contains a group day-use shelter and overnight campsite, as well as several family overnight sites.  Horse corrals and water troughs are on-site.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; 

Scenic view of tree lined lake with mountains in the background behind a meadow hillside Campsite with picnic table and fire ring in front of trees Campsite with picnic table at end of two track road with trees on left and meadow on right Campsite with picnic table at end of tree lined two track road Photo of Hopewell Lake

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campers should bring their own water as it is currently not available.
Reservations: Reservations can be made at Recreation.gov. A reservation fee will be added to the price.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees:
  • Campsite (includes parking for one vehicle) $24/night
  • Campsite for Senior or Access pass holders $12/night
  • Extra vehicle $12/night
  • Group shelter day use (1 to 100 people) $100/day
  • Group shelter overnight (1 to 100 people) $125/night
  • Day use parking $8/day
  • Day use season pass $60
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Off-road vehicles are allowed in the area, but must be trailered in and out of the campground
Closest Towns: Tres Piedras, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (6)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: For more information contact:  Tres Piedras Ranger District.

General Information

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.70444, -106.23556
36°42'16"N, 106°14'8"W

From Taos, New Mexico, take U.S. 64 about 40 miles west. The campground is on the south side of the road.


Accessibility:

Accessible vault toilet


Parking:

A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles


General Notes:

There is no cell service


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Hopewell Lake Campground sits next to its scenic namesake lake between Tres Piedras and Tierra Amarilla in northern New Mexico. Visitors enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing and canoeing.

No. of Sites 32 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

Group Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Photo of Hopewell Lake   Photo of Hopewell Lake

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Picnicking

Amenities

Camping trailer: Under 30'
Picnic tables: Group Picnic
Tent camping: 32 Campsites
Parking:
Toilets: Vault
Drinking water: No

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.70444

  Longitude : 
-106.23556

  Elevation : 
9,800'