Elephant Rock Campground


Area Status: Closed

Elephant Rock Campground sign

Roadside campground has excellent fishing access to well-stocked Red River, nearby Eagle Rock Lake and hiking into surrounding high country, but can be very crowded during summer weekends. As an alternative, try BLM's Wild Rivers Recreation Area north of Questa.

Campground sign for Carson National Forest Elephant Rock along side road Campsite with large accessible table and fire ring on elevated level gravel pad near road Campsite built up with rock wall so it is level, picnic table and metal fire ring in trees Campsite of picnic table and fire ring in the rocks and evergreen trees with hillside close by Campsite 17 from a distance showing gravel parking place, trail to picnic area in the trees

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is expected to close Thursday, May 19, 2022, due to extreme fire danger.
Reservations: Recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees:
  • Campsite (includes parking for one vehicle) $22/night
  • Campsite for Senior or Access pass holders $11/night
  • Extra vehicle $11/night
  • Day use parking $11/day
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Red River
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Questa Ranger District, P.O. Box 110, 184 SR 38, Questa, NM  87556.  (575) 586-0520.

General Information

Directions:

3 miles west of Red River via NM 38


General Notes:
  • Groceries, gasoline, laundry, showers and cafe within 3 miles
  • Fishing access for Red River
  • Columbine hiking trailhead within 4 miles
  • Trailer waste disposal within 1 mile  

Activities

Campground Camping

Opens May through September. 22 campsites at elevation 8,500.

No. of Sites 22 single site(s)

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Picnicking

Amenities

Camping trailer: 16' max
Picnic tables:
Tent camping: 12 campsites for tents or trailers.
Toilets: Vault
Drinking water: Yes

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.7084

  Longitude : 
-105.4493

  Elevation : 
8,500 feet