Coal Mine Campground & Picnic Area

Area Status: Closed
Entrance to Coalmine Campground

The campground is located in a setting of pinon, juniper, gambel oak, and mature ponderosa pine trees, approximately 10 miles northeast of Grants.  A loop road winds through the area providing access to the campsites and the 0.25 mile nature trail.  A historic bridge built by the Job Corps in 1967-1968 provides entrance to the trail.  The 11,301 feet peak of Mount Taylor, the highest point in northwest New Mexico, can be seen if you drive past the campground on State Highway 547 (FR239).  Remember to pay attention to road conditions and your vehicle's abilities before driving off of the main road.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to extreme fire danger
Operational Hours: Campground is CLOSED due to extreme fire danger. 
Reservations: Reservations are available through the Reserve America Web Site at or call 877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees: $5.00/site for overnight camping; $5.00/vehicle for day use (picnic/parking).
Open Season: May 15 - October 15 (2021 only)
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit for this campground; Trailers limited to less than 22 feet in length.
Closest Towns: Grants, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets (2)
Passes: Federal Recreational Lands Passes are accepted: America the Beautiful Senior Pass accepted here for 50% discount on camping; Annual Pass not valid; Military Pass accepted.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Taylor Ranger District: (505) 287-8833

General Information


Drive north from the Forest Service office approximately 10 miles on Lobo Canyon Road (State Highway 547).  The campground entrance is on the right.

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Sites: 15

0.25 mile nature trail

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

General Info:

General Notes



Camping trailer: Limited to less than 22 feet
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Toilets: Vault (2); Accessible
Fee charged for some activities: Day Use; Overnight Camping
Accessible: Toilets

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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7,400 feet