Cabresto Lake Campground

Surrounded by high peaks, this small campground of 9 sites at 9500 feet overlooks the 15-acre Cabresto Lake from a level ridge at the head of a 4 mile trail to Heart Lake. One of the few places in NM for catching brook trout.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:
  • Winter weather may impede access to this campground.
  • The restoom is closed for the winter season.
  • There is no trash collection at this site. Pack in and out all trash.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Open Season: Generally May - November (weather dependent; call ahead)
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cabresto Lake is approximately 7 miles northeast of the town of Questa, NM.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For more information contact:  Questa Ranger District, P.O. Box 110, 184 SR 38, Questa, NM  87556.  (575) 586-0520.

General Information


5 miles northeast of Questa on Forest Road 134 then 2 miles north on Forest Service Road 134A.  The last 2 miles on Forest Road 134A are on a primitive road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Open May through September. 9 campsites at elevation 9,500.

No. of Sites 9 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing


An excellent fishing lake for several species of trout. Access from Forest road 134, nine miles from Questa. Turn left or North on Forest road 134A. High clearance vehicles recommended. Camping permitted at the lake. Lake is fifteen acres in size.Cabresto Lake                Photo of Cabresto Lake

Day Hiking

Hiking Trails - Trailheads for Latir Peak Wilderness 
Trail #82 Lake Fork Trail.

GeoPDF Map of Latir Peak Wilderness Trails: Bull Creek Trail #82 and Lake Fork Trail #85



Open from May through September.


Picnic tables:
Tent camping: 9 Campsites for tent or truck campers.
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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9,500 feet