Cimarron Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

In the heart of the Valle Vidal elk and bear country, this 36 site campground, 12 with corrals for horses,  is popular with hunters, anglers and wildlife-watchers.

At a Glance

Reservations: Can reserve through
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $18/Night for single unit, $32.00/double, and $5.00 extra vehicle fee.
Open Season: Open May 25
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: 30 miles southwest of Costilla via NM 196 and FRs 1950 & 1910.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: For more information contact:  Questa Ranger District, P.O. Box 110, 184 SR 38, Questa, NM  87556.  (575) 586-0520.

General Information


From Costilla on State Highway 522, travel east on State Highway 196 past Amalia to the intersection of Forest Service Road 1950. Travel on 1950 (a gravel road) east to the Unit boundary. Follow Forest Service Road 1950 to the junction with Forest Service Road 1900. Turn right, you will cross Costilla Creek. Continue on Forest Service Road 1950, 10 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1910. Climb 1 mile up the hill to Cimmarron Campground. 

General Notes:


36 campsites for tents and trailers 
Tables, fireplace, toilets.
Drinking water not available
Some sites with horse facilities.


Fishing at Comanche Creek and Shuree Ponds
Wildlife viewing

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9,300 feet