Quaking Aspen Campground

Area Status: Closed

Quaking Aspen campground offers a respite from the heat in a setting of aspen and mature ponderosa pine trees. Approximately 6 miles south of Fort Wingate, this is the most recently renovated campground on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District. The area has a rich history of railroad logging and the original town of McGaffey was built in the vicinity of McGaffey Lake a few miles down the road. Pay attention to road conditions and your vehicle's abilities before driving off of the main road.

At a Glance

Reservations: None
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: Self service fee station on site. Day Use - $5/vehicle for the small family group site (maximum 7 vehicles); Overnight camping - $5/vehicle
Open Season: May 15 - October 15
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit for this campground; Trailers limited to less than 22 feet in length.
Closest Towns: Fort Wingate, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: Federal Recreational Lands Passes are accepted: 1/2 off usage fees with the Access and Senior Passes; Annual Pass not valid; Military Pass accepted.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Taylor Ranger District:  (505) 287-8833

General Information


Take Fort Wingate Exit 33 from I-40 and drive south through Fort Wingate, continuing 6 miles further on SR 400 to the campground entrance on the west side of the road.



General Notes:

Grills available

# of Sites: 20

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping



Camping trailer: Less than 22 feet in length
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Toilets: 2 Accessible vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities: Day Use/Overnight
Accessible: Vault toilets

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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7,600 feet