Hopewell Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. 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: Due to recent snows the Tres Piedras RD is implementing a seasonal closure of the Hopewell Campground and day use facilities
Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov.  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance for the standard sites or 12 months in advance for the group sites.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $16/Night for single unit. $5 per vehicle. $40 Annual Pass
For Group Area, fees $41.00 plus $1.00 per person after 50 people.  See Recreation.gov for details.
Open Season: May 18
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: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (6)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: For more information contact:  Tres Piedras Ranger District.

General Information


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.


Accessible vault toilet


A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles

General Notes:

There is no cell service

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 32 single site(s)
Reservation Info Can reserve through ReserveAmerica.com
No. of Accessible sites None

Group Camping


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Tent camping 32 Campsites.
Camping trailer
Areas & Activities


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  Elevation : 
9,800 feet